Soon after the aftermath of and in the chaos that followed the 911 disater in New York that rocked the free world, followers and devotees of the United Nations ceremoniously made their way through the debris scattered streets of New York, with very little fanfare, carrying the 200 pound heavily decorated Ark of Hope into its resting place as the symbol of the next chapter in our nation. A New World Order is well under way. The pieces are coming together, the jigsaw puzzle is methodically being fit together.
The Ark of Hope inside the United Nations, it’s resting place with the Earth Charter tucked snugly inside!
The real goal of the Earth Charter is that it will
in fact become like the Ten Commandments.”
– Maurice Strong
The Earth Charter – Humanity’s Covenant with the Earth
The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a product of a decade-long, worldwide, cross cultural dialogue on common goals and shared values.
The Ark of Hope, a 49″(124.5cm) x 32″ (81.3cm) x 32″ (81.3cm) wooden chest was created as a place of refuge for the Earth Charter document, an international peoples treaty for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. Visit – http://www.earthcharter.org – for complete information on the Earth Charter. The Ark of Hope also provides refuge for the Temenos Books, Images and Words for Global Healing, Peace, and Gratitude. Over 1,000 handcrafted 8″ x 8″ x 2″ books have been made by artists, schoolchildren, and citizens around the world, expressing their individual and collaborative prayers and affirmations for Earth. The Earth Charter’s 16 principles are the guiding vision behind the creation of these books.
The Ark was designed and painted by Vermont, USA artist Sally Linder, built by cabitnetmaker Kevin Jenness and lined by fabric artist Beth Haggart. It was crafted from a single plank of sycamore maple from a sustainable forest in Germany. The five painted panels that form the sides and top of the Ark each represent the flora and fauna of the world as seen through the images of the world’s traditional artists. Each panel visualizes a season, a direction, an element, and a universal symbol. Symbols of faith from traditional religions and indigenous societies surround the top panel of “Spirit” that honors the children and young animals of the world. The 96″ carrying poles are unicorn horns which render evil ineffective. Inside the Ark’s lid is the Earth Charter handwritten on papyrus paper. The University of Cairo supplied Sally with instructions for making paper with papyrus – a plant known to have the ability to purify water of pollutants. The papyrus was harvested from the Living Systems, Inc. waste treatment plant in South Burlington, VT, soaked for two weeks in Sally’s bathtub, then pressed using 90,000 pounds of pressure at Langdell Papers, a Vermont papermaker in East Topsham.
The Ark of Hope was created for a celebration of the Earth Charter held at Shelburne Farms, Vermont on September 9, 2001. The event, for love of Earth, featured keynote speaker Jane Goodall, global peace walker Satish Kumar, musician Paul Winter, and Dr. Steven C. Rockefeller, a member of the Earth Charter Commission. On September 11, 2001 volunteers were cleaning up from the September 9th event when news of the New York and Washington, DC terrorist attacks and tragedies was heard. Sally Linder’s immediate, spontaneous response to the horror was to begin walking the Ark of Hope to New York and the United Nations. Joined by Andrea Morgante and Janet Fredericks, they carried the 200-pound chest across the meadows of the farm to Rt. 7 where they were joined by Susan Diehl Dufort.
Hundreds of walkers joined the pilgrimage to New York City, bringing with them hope and the vision of the Earth Charter to communities along the way. For two months the Ark of Hope was walked over 350 miles through four states. The last leg of the journey down the Hudson River was aboard Pete Seeger’s legendary sloop The Clearwater. Due to heightened security at the United Nations the Ark of Hope rested at New York’s Interfaith Center upon arrival.
Recognizing that the United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems which challenge humanity, the Ark of Hope carrying the Earth Charter and the Temenos Books was exhibited at the United Nations during the World Summit PrepComII in January-February 2002.
At the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Ark of Hope was ceremoniously offered to the world by the children of Diepsloot, an informal settlement in Johannesburg.
To the people of Bradley County, the region, state and Nation! If we think for a moment that the United Nations existence in every county in the US is benign and just by accident, think again! Let me suggest you re-read this article because you obviously didn’t see the seriousness of this Ark of Hope!
The Ark of the Covenant is a highly revered place in the Christian religion, housing perhaps the Ten Commandments and other literature! Now the United Nations is almost mockingly mimicking and giving the same reverence to the “Earth Charter!”
This mockery is eery to me on so many levels! Attempting to make a religion or establish a sacredness to the sustainability, agenda 21, green movement in a step to establish a “One World Government”, a “New World Order” is really beyond what many of us can or care to comprehend.
These events of moving the Ark of Hope to the United Nations building in New York concerns me and should you too! There is being established a religious type hierarchy that one one day may replace religion as we know it. When writing this story, many thoughts raced through my head. Do they have a specific timeline to fulfill their destiny? Will we be able to resist the push to that New World Order? Will I be free and still have the ability to chain thoughts together in a free society? When the UN takes over are we then subject to international powers only, while superseding not only states rights but will the UN be able to trump the federal government? What will day to day activity be like, one currency, one religion, one church?
Some may think this is a bunch of junk! This man has lost his mind! I have heard this many times and the biggest critics of my rants are the elected leaders and “higher upper socialites” that are making the path for the UN easier to waltz right in to Bradley County!
You can say whatever you want! I am ok with that. It’s the American way! Freedom of speech and I’m totally open to it, because more often than not it establishes dialogue and that is a good thing. Call me odd, but it invigorates me instead of discouraging me. So with that said, disagree with me, fine! But ask yourself this. If this is not a big master plan and their is not a huge push for sustainability and a New World Order, then what is it? Why is there a city planner in every county accepting cash grants for ICLEI to come in to every county in the US and transform all of our communities into little Socialist Green Utopias?
I have to say and I am convinced it is sinister! The Ark of Hope being moved into the UN to house the Earth Charter, the document that got it all started, kinda proved to me this is something more than just a “green sustainable movement” it’s instead a transformation of America into a Socialist community complete with it’s Ark of Hope and it’s Earth Charter to lead the way!