Meet Maurice Strong:
Globalist, Oiligarch, ‘Environmentalist’
Disgraced kleptocrat Maurice Strong died late last year at
the age of 86. He was shunned from polite society and forced into a life of
exile in Beijing after his decades of business intrigues, crimes against
humanity, and environmental destruction unraveled. His savagery culminated with
an attempt to profit off of the death of starving Iraqi children. His funeral
was a quiet affair, attended only by those few family members who could not
find it in their heart to shun him completely. Former friends and business
associates like Paul Martin, James Wolfensohn, Kofi Annan, Conrad Black, and Al
Gore all avoided calls for comments on their disgraced friend’s passing.
…is how Maurice Strong’s legacy would have been remembered
in any reasonable world. Instead we get this:
On Wednesday, hundreds will gather across from Parliament
Hill for an extraordinary commemoration. The Governor General, the Prime
Minister, the Minister of the Environment, the former president of the World
Bank – among other dignitaries, in and out of office – will pay homage to one
of the great Canadians of his generation. They will celebrate the life of
Maurice Frederick Strong, who died on November 27. His passing brought the
obligatory obituaries and personal tributes. But in a country that often hides
its light under a barn, Maurice Strong – and the feverish, consequential life
he led at home and abroad – should not go uncelebrated.
And the accolades just keep pouring in.
From Canadian PM Justin Trudeau: “Maurice Strong was a
pioneer of sustainable development who left our country and our world a better
From the co-founder of the World Economic Forum at Davos:
“He was a great visionary, always ahead of our times in his thinking.”
From author and philosopher John Ralston Saul: “He changed
In fact, a whole gaggle of globalists showed up to pay
tribute to the memory of Strong earlier this week in Ottawa, from former World
Bank president James Wolfensohn to under-secretary general of the UN Achim
Steiner to Martin Lees, the former secretary-general of the Club of Rome.
Written condolences poured in from other prominent globalists including Mikhail
Gorbachev, Gro Harlem Bruntland and Kofi Annan.
So why exactly was Maurice Strong so beloved by the
globalist jet set?
Oh, that’s right:
INTERVIEWER: “Maurice Strong doesn’t have any ambition for
the United Nations to become the world’s government?”
STRONG: “No, and it’s not necessary, it’s not feasible, and
certainly we are a long way from any such thing. But we do need–if we are going
to have a more peaceful world, a more secure world–we need a more effective
system of cooperation, which is what I call ‘system of governance.’ And the
United Nations, with all its difficulties, is the best game in town.” (Interview)
President of Power Corp. President of the Canadian
International Development Agency. Chair of Petro Canada. Chair of Ontario
Hydro. Head of the United Nations Environmental Program. Founding member of the
World Economic Forum at Davos. Father of the IPCC. Committed globalist.
No, it is not difficult to see why globalists love
arch-globalist Maurice Strong. But how did this man, a dirt poor high school
dropout from Oak Lake, Manitoba, rise to become an international wheeler-dealer
who is responsible for shaping our modern day globalist institutions? The story
is as unlikely as it is instructive, and it leads us from the heart of the oil
patch to the formation of the IPCC.
Given Strong’s remarkable ascent through the ranks of
political power to become a globalist kingpin, it won’t be surprising to hear
that he had political connections in his family. But it may be surprising to
hear where those connections were placed. His aunt, Anna Louise Strong, was a
committed communist who befriended Lenin and Trotsky (who asked her to teach
him English) before she ultimately settled in China, where she was on familiar
terms with Mao Zedong. She became close with Zhou Enlai, who wept openly when
she was buried with full honors in Beijing’s Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery.
Unfortunately for humanity, the apple didn’t fall far from
the tree with young Maurice. Born in rural Manitoba in 1929 and suffering
through the worst of the Great Depression, Maurice Strong drops out of school
at age 14 to look for work. He works his way around as a deck hand on ships and
then, at age 16, as a fur buyer for the Hudson’s Bay Company in Canada’s North.
There he meets “Wild” Bill Richardson, whose wife, Mary McColl, hails from the
family behind McColl-Frontenac, one of Canada’s largest petroleum companies.
Through Richardson, Strong makes contacts that propel him
into his unlikely career. As Wikipedia cryptically explains:
“Strong first met with a leading UN official in 1947 who arranged for him to have a temporary low-level appointment, to serve as a junior security officer at the UN headquarters in Lake Success, New York. He soon returned to Canada, and with the support of Lester B. Pearson, directed the founding of the Canadian International Development Agency in 1968”.
As far as massive narrative gaps and cryptic cover-ups of
detail go, that paragraph is a masterpiece. The truth is even weirder. That “UN
official” referred to by Wiki? That was none other than the Treasurer of the UN
himself, Noah Monod. In fact, Monod doesn’t just get him a job, he gives him a
place to live; the two room together during Strong’s time in the Big Apple. But
most importantly, Monod gives him an introduction to the man who more than any
other will be behind his meteoric rise to international superstardom: David
Maurice Strong liked to relate the story that he had been
confrontational with Rockefeller at the start. According to Strong, some of his
first words to David were “I’m deeply prejudiced against you and all your
family stands for.” Oddly, David doesn’t remember the meeting that way, saying
instead that the two had “a strong working relationship.”
Either way, from that moment on Strong was a made man. And
from that moment on, wherever Strong went Rockefeller and his associates were
there somewhere in the background.
Alberta-OilIt was a Standard Oil veteran, Jack Gallagher,
who gave Strong his big break in the Alberta oil patch when he quit his UN
security job to return to Canada. Gallagher had been hired to create a new oil
and gas exploration company by Henrie Brunie, a close friend of Rockefeller
associate John J. McCloy. Strong signed on as Gallagher’s assistant.
When Maurice Strong suddenly decided to quit his job, sell
his house, and travel to Africa, he found a job with Rockefeller’s CalTex in
When he quit that job in 1954 and started his own company
back in Canada, he hired Brunie to manage it and appointed two Standard Oil of
New Jersey reps to its board. By this point he was in his late 20s and already
After considerable networking with Canada’s political elite,
Strong was appointed head of Power Corporation, the baby of the powerful
“Canadian Rockefellers,” the Desmarais family. Power Corp is a political
kingmaker in Canadian politics and under Strong’s stewardship it continued to
function in that role. One of his appointees: a fresh-faced Harvard MBA named
James Wolfensohn, future president of the World Bank. Another hand pick: Paul
Martin, future CEO of Canada Steamship Lines and Prime Minister of Canada.
Strong left Power Corp to head up Canada’s External Aid
program. He oversaw the creation of the Canadian International Development
Agency (CIDA) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). As
journalist Elaine Dewar, who interviewed Strong for her ground breaking book Cloak of Green, explains:
“IDRC had a clause in its enabling legislation allowing it to give money directly to individuals as well as to governments and private organizations. It was set up as a corporation, reporting to Parliament through the minister of external affairs. Its board of governors was designed to include private and even foreign persons.[…]Since IDRC was not created as an agent of the Crown (as CIDA is) , it was able to receive charitable donations from corporations and individuals as well as government funds”.
Those “corporations and individuals” generously “donating”
their money to IDRC naturally included Rockefeller’s Chase Manhattan Bank and
the Rockefeller Foundation itself. Strong admitted to Dewar that the IDRC was
able to peddle political influence in the third world under its
career reached a new level in 1969, however. That’s when the Swedish ambassador
to the UN called Strong up to see if he wanted to head the forthcoming United
Nations Conference on the Human Environment, due to take place in 1972. He got
the call not out of any supposed love for the environment, but because even by
that time Strong was renowned as a human Rolodex of political, business and
financial connections across the developed and developing world.
Naturally, he was duly appointed a Trustee of the
Rockefeller Foundation, which then funded his office for the Stockholm summit
and supplied Carnegie Fellow Barbara Ward and Rockefeller ecologist Rene Dubos
for his team. Strong commissioned them to write Only One Earth, a foundational
text in the sustainable development arena that is heavily touted by globalists
as a key for promoting the global management of resources.
The 1972 Stockholm summit is still hailed as a landmark
moment in the history of the modern environmental movement, leading not only to
the first governmentally-administered environmental action plans in Europe but
the creation of an entirely new UN bureaucracy: the United Nations Environment
Program. UNEP’s founding director: Maurice Strong. As Dewar explains:
“Like so many of the organizations Strong has made, this one too had multiple uses. In 1974, UNEP rose out of the undeveloped soil of Nairobi, Kenya, Strong’s old stomping ground. Placing UNEP in Africa was explained as a sop to the developing countries, who had been suspicious of Western intentions. But it was also useful for the big powers to have another international organization in Nairobi. After the Yom Kippur War in 1973, Nairobi became the key spy capital of Africa”.
The Yom Kippur War and resulting OPEC oil embargo (magically
foretold by the Bilderberg Conference in Sweden earlier that year and arranged
by David Rockefeller’s agent, Henry Kissinger) had another spin-off effect that
ended up benefiting Strong. The embargo hit eastern Canada hard, prompting
Prime Minister Trudeau to create a publicly-run national oil company. The
result: Petro-Canada was born in 1975 and Trudeau naturally appointed Strong,
by now the single most powerful member of the global(ist) environmental movement,
as its first president.
David Rockefeller was there with Strong in Colorado in 1987
for the ‘Fourth World Wilderness Congress,’ a meeting of world-historical
importance that almost no one had even heard of. Attended by the likes of
Rockefeller, Strong, James Baker and Edmund de Rothschild himself, the
conference ultimately revolved around the question of financing for the
burgeoning environmental movement that Strong had shaped from the ground up
through his work at the United Nations Environment Program.
It was at that conference (recordings of which are available
online thanks to whistleblower George Hunt) that Rothschild called for a World
Conservation Bank, which he envisioned as the funding mechanism for a ‘second
Marshall Plan’ that would be used for third world ‘debt relief’ and that favourite
globalist dog whistle ‘sustainable development.’
Rothschild’s dream came true when Strong presided over
another high-level UN environment summit: the 1992 Rio “Earth Summit.” Although
perhaps best known as the conference that birthed Agenda 21, much less well
known is that it was the Earth Summit that allowed the World Conservation Bank
to become a reality.
Started on the eve of the Rio Earth Summit as a $1 billion
World Bank pilot program, the bank, now known as the “Global Environment
Facility” (GEF) is the largest public funder of global environmental projects,
having made over $14.5 billion in grants and cofinanced a further $75.4
billion. The bank is the financial mechanism for the United Nations Framework
Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the organizing convention directing the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
With Agenda 21 under his belt, Rothschild’s GEF dream bank
in the can and the IPCC already twinkling in his eye, Strong’s remarkable
career showed no signs of stopping. After wrapping up the Rio Summit he took on
a series of appointments so bewildering it almost defies credulity. From his
official website comes the following list:
“After the Earth Summit, Strong continued to take a leading role in implementing the results of Rio through establishment of the Earth Council, the Earth Charter movement, his Chairmanship of the World Resources Institute, Membership on the Board of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the Stockholm Environment Institute, the African-American Institute, the Institute of Ecology in Indonesia, the Beijer Institute of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and others. Strong was a long-time Foundation Director of the World Economic Forum, a Senior Advisor to the President of the World Bank, a Member of the International Advisory of Toyota Motor Corporation, the Advisory Council for the Center for International Development of Harvard University, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the World Conservation Union (IUCN), the World Wildlife Fund, Resources for the Future, and the Eisenhower Fellowships”.
There is no doubt that Strong led a charmed life. And given
the persistent presence of Rockefeller interests in that life from his earliest
years, there is no doubt why doors seemed to open for him wherever in the world
But still, one has to ask how and why a high school dropout
who made it big in the oil patch thanks to his big oil connections would go on
to become the single most important figure in the international environmental
movement. Was he genuinely interested in protecting the environment?
Consider Strong’s acquisition of the Arizona Colorado Land
& Cattle Company from Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi in 1978. As part of
that acquisition, Strong gained control over a ranch in the San Luis Valley in
Colorado called the Baca Grande. As Henry Lamb explains in a 1997 article:
“The ranch, called Baca Grande, sat on the continent’s largest fresh water aquifer. Strong intended to pipe the water to the desert Southwest, but environmental organizations protested and the plan was abandoned. Strong ended up with a $1.2 million settlement from the water company, an annual grant of $100,000 from Laurance Rockefeller, and still retained the rights to the water”.
No, Strong’s interest in the site had nothing to do with
preserving the pristine environment of the San Luis Valley. His interest was
altogether stranger. As Quadrant Online notes:
“Maurice Strong had been told by a mystic that:
The Baca would become the centre for a new planetary order
which would evolve from the economic collapse and environmental catastrophes
that would sweep the globe in the years to come.
As a result of these revelations Strong created the Manitou Foundation, a New Age institution located at the Baca ranch — above the sacred waters that Strong had been denied permission to pump out. This hocus-pocus continued with the foundation of The Conservation Fund (with financial help of Laurance Rockefeller) to study the mystical properties of the Manitou Mountain. At the Baca ranch there is a circular temple devoted to the world’s mystical and religious movements”.
Indeed, Strong’s missionary zeal for spreading his
environmental message of doom and destruction for so many decades can be more
easily explained as a quasi-religious zeal for preparing the way for the “New
World Order” that this environmental doom supposedly foretells.
Further insight into Strong’s own mystic, New Age beliefs
are found in what he considered to be his most important achievement: the
creation of the Earth Charter. The Earth Charter was an outgrowth of Strong’s
Earth Council Institute which he founded in 1992 with the help of Mikhail
Gorbachev, David Rockefeller (of course), Al Gore, Shimon Peres, and a bevvy of
Strong’s globalist friends.
Strong’s own website has described the Earth Charter as “a
widely recognized, global consensus statement on ethics and values for a
sustainable future,” but Strong himself has framed the document in religious
terms, saying he hopes it will be treated like a new Ten Commandments.
So what does the Earth Charter say? Other than the
predictable mealy-mouthed platitudes one would expect about “social and
economic justice” and other political buzzwords, the document ends up as a love
letter to world government:
“In order to build a sustainable global community, the nations of the world must renew their commitment to the United Nations, fulfil their obligations under existing international agreements, and support the implementation of Earth Charter principles with an international legally binding instrument on environment and development”.
The Earth Charter itself rests in the “Ark of Hope,” a
literal ark that was constructed specifically to house the original document in
an obvious reference to the ark of the covenant. The ark was unveiled on
September 9, 2001, and then carried 350 miles to the United Nations in the wake
of 9/11. The Earth Charter Commission member who presided over the unveiling
just happened to be none other than Steven C. Rockefeller.
While this quasi-religious quest for global government is
always wrapped in feel-good language about strengthening communities and
preserving the planet, the underlying reality is about a much more
Machiavellian agenda. As Dewar notes of the Rio Summit in “Cloak of Green”:
“Advertised as the World’s Greatest Summit, Rio was publicly described as a global negotiation to reconcile the need for environmental protection with the need for economic growth. The cognoscenti understood that there were other, deeper goals. These involved the shift of national regulatory powers to vast regional authorities; the opening of all remaining closed national economies to multinational interests; the strengthening of decision-making structures far above and far below the grasp of newly minted national democracies; and, above all, the integration of the Soviet and Chinese empires into the global market system. There was no name for this very grand agenda that I had heard anyone use, so later I named it myself–the Global Governance Agenda”.
Strong himself gave some insight into what this agenda
actually entailed for the average man or woman in a 1972 BBC interview prior to
the start of the Stockholm summit. Discussing the “overpopulation problem” then
en vogue as the environmental cause du jour, Strong admitted to his
musings on the potential for reproductive licenses:
“Licenses to have babies incidentally is something that I got in trouble for some years ago for suggesting even in Canada that this might be necessary at some point, at least some restriction on the right to have a child. I’m not proposing this, I was simply predicting this as one of the possible courses that society would have to seriously consider should we get ourselves into this kind of situation”.
That Strong was so successful in promoting his ‘global
governance’ agenda for so many decades is a testament not to his own visionary
leadership, as so many globalists profess, but to the incredible resources of
the Rockefellers and Rothschilds and others who are funding this agenda into
existence and pushing it along at every step.
It is some measure of good fortune, then, that Strong’s
decades of deceit finally came to an end (more or less) in 2005, when, as
Quadrant Online notes, he was finally caught ‘with his hand in the till’:
“Investigations into the UN’s Oil-for-Food-Program found that Strong had endorsed a cheque for $988,885 made out to M. Strong — issued by a Jordanian bank. The man who gave the cheque, South Korean business man Tongsun Park was convicted in 2006 in a US Federal court of conspiring to bribe UN officials. Strong resigned and fled to Canada and thence to China where he has been living ever since”.
Although still making appearances at various events around
the world, Strong led a much more low key existence for the past decade, likely
slowed by the ravages of advancing age. But now that he has finally passed
away, we are left to be subjected to yet more nauseatingly lavish praise for
this man and the many globalist institutions that comprise his legacy.
No, it is not difficult to understand why Maurice Strong was
so beloved of the globalist jet set. Just don’t expect any of the members of
that jet set to tell you this story in any detail.
Illustrations of the
- Photo of Maurice Strong over a background of a
parched landscape and a seal of the UN.
- Photo of Anna Louise Strong, aunt of Maurice Strong, next to Mao Zedong and other
Chinese dignitaries. Anna Strong was a committed communist who befriended Lenin
- Picture of the Alberta oil patch, where Maurice
Strong worked after he heft his job with the United Nations.
- Photo of young Maurice Stong in front of the
Chairman desk in a UN conference.
- Photo of George Bush, the President of the
United States, addressing the UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.
- Picture of the outdoor plaque of the Baca Grande
ranch in the San Luis Valley in Colorado, that Maurice Strong acquired, which
became the site of the Manitou Foundation, a New Age institution. He also
created The Conservation Fund, with financial help from the philantropist Laurance
Rockefeller, to study the mystical properties of the Manitou Mountain.
- Photo of Maurice Strong speaking during a
conference where he announced the creation of the Earth Charter.
- Photo of a cheque for $988,885 made out to M.
Strong, issued by a Jordanian bank, endorsed with Maurice Srong’s signature.
Published originally in TheInternationalForecaster.com,
on 31 January 2016
 New Age is defined by the Cambridge Dictionary online as “a way of life and thinking that developed in the late 1980s, based on ideas that existed before modern scientific and economic theories.” This definition puts the movement within the postmodernist doctrine.