It is generally not a very good idea to speak ill of the dead or criticize icons. However, when the annoying facts of reality overshadow perception of reputation, it would hypocritical not to.
President Teddy Roosevelt once said, "Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does NOT mean to stand by the president or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country." I have used that quote in the past to support criticism of the current Oval Office squatter. However, this time it applies equally to a revered, fatherly icon of American media. Walter Cronkite, former CBS anchor, "the most trusted man in America," is out of the closet as a one worlder, gobalist shill.
In a recent BBC interview, "Uncle Walter" said, "American people are going to have to realize that perhaps they are going to have to yield some sovereignty to an international body to enforce world law." I don't THINK so Wally. I would counter his arrogant pronouncement by suggesting the American people are going to have to realize, and remember, that the Constitution and Bill of Rights are the foundation upon which America's tenuous greatness rests. To yield anything, to appease, to synthesize is to permit a cancer to grow. Walter's comments were not a spontaneous slip of the tongue, but rather a common theme developed and perpetuated. His BBC statements mirrored his remarks to the World Federalist Association in October of 1999, when he said, "Americans will have to yield up some of our sovereignty. That would be a bitter pill." He then went on to underscore the heresy by saying, "Time will not wait. Democracy, civilization itself, is at stake. Within the next few years we must change the basic structure of our global community from the present anarchic system of war to a new system governed by a democratic U.N. federation."
Apparently the once-revered Cronkite has replaced the wisdom of the founding fathers with the sophistry of Cecil Rhodes.
I have often said, "It's not WHO is right or wrong, but WHAT is right or wrong" that is important. "Who" (Walter Cronkite) is a nice, comfortable, "wise" old man we have been conditioned to accept as "the most trusted man in America." The corollary to the perceived good man saying bad things is the vilified man saying correct things. J. Edgar Hoover observed, "We cannot defeat Communism with Socialism, nor with secularism, nor with pacifism, nor with appeasement or accommodation. ... a 'soft' attitude toward Communism can destroy us."
There are two significant quotes, allegedly taken from Bilderberg meetings, which I have referenced in the past. The chilling Kissinger quote I have posted to my web page I have heard on tape. The David Rockefeller comments from the June 1991 Bilderberg meeting in Baden Baden, Germany, I have only third hand. People can and will challenge the accuracy of the quote, but the substance of it seems more than probable. Allegedly speaking at a meeting at which then-Gov. Bill Clinton and Vice President Dan Quayle were in attendance, Rockefeller is reported to have said, "We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years." He went on to explain: "It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries."
Recently I was listening to a colleague on the radio, Jim Eason, refuting the moronic nay-saying of an avowed "liberal" regarding the recent revelations about the routinely maligned Sen. Joe McCarthy. Jim crystallized the uncommon sense of the reality that good people can and will do or say bad things, and 'bad' people can and will reveal truth. Sure Tailgunner Joe and J. Edgar were mean-spirited, manipulative bastards. However, those personality flaws do not negate the truths they presented. Jim's words reminded me of something I had written here in 1998 about the Democratic Socialist caucus:
"... 58 Democrats in Congress are members of a policy group that is working with, and being promoted by the Democratic Socialists of America, the domestic branch of the Socialist International Party." If you check out their web page you will learn "DSA is working with the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a network of more than 50 progressive members of the U.S. House of Representatives."
Folks are too quick to judge the message by the messenger. Walter Cronkite = Good ... Joe McCarthy and J.Edgar Hoover = Bad. As for those 58 members of Congress who would appear to be violating their oaths of office and seem to some to be co-conspirators with the Socialist International Party ... hey, we elected them.
President Clinton has been lauding the European Union's flavor of "federalism." However, there are already a couple of examples that should give pause to that fictional "reasonable person."
Marine Corps commandant general Charles Krulak recently concluded a speech
with a quote from the Book of Proverbs, "The integrity of the upright shall
guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them."