Two weeks ago, Glenn Beck introduced his audience to Joel Rogers, a top organizer and coordinator for the Progressive movement in America. As part of Glenn’s “Crime Inc.” series on Fox News, Beck connects the dots between political, union and academic leaders. Much of this is centered around the CCX, Chicago Climate Exchange, the market which would deal in the ‘Cap & Trade’ carbon credits. Seen as a scam, with a potential of $10 Trillion dollars to plunder, a new bill was introduced today in the U.S. Senate called the American Power Act. While touching on this briefly, Glenn Beck spent much of today’s program introducing the audience to Mr. Maurice Strong. Strong has long been a major political player in the United Nations on environmental issues, including the Kyoto Treaty.

A Canadian by birth, Maurice Strong has worked his way up the food chain from humble beginnings to a leader in Canada’s oil industry. In 1975, PM Pierre Trudeau appointed Strong to head Petro-Canada, created in response to the Oil Embargo in 1973. Even before that, Strong began orbiting the United Nations. He even worked a short time there as a security officer in 1947. In 1971, Strong prepared for the first major international conference on environmental issues, held in Stockholm the following year. He co-authored a report, “Only One Earth: The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet”. The conference was a success for Strong, as he was appointed head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

This served as a spring board for much mayhem to come! UNEP helped set up the World Commission on Environment and Development in 1983, which begat the Earth Summit, first held in 1992. But UNEP also works hand in hand with the World Bank through it’s action-subsidiary, the Global Environment Facility (GEF). As the first chairman of the Earth Summit, Maurice Strong had a new charter designed to lead the world to happier times called the Earth Charter. Drafted in 1987 but not completed until June 29, 2000, the Earth Charter provides a framework for a one-world government. They cover all the bases, including, in Part III, Principle 10 A) “Promote the equitable distribution of wealth within nations and among nations.” Mikhail Gorbachev, who helped write some of the later portions of the Earth Charter, called it, “a kind of Ten Commandments”. In 2002, the charter was even placed inside the “Ark of Hope” at the World Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa!

Things started to go south for Maurice after that. In 2005, Strong became implicated in the UN’s ‘Oil for Food’ scandal when he apparently endorsed a check for $988,885 from a Jordanian bank. The check allegedly was given to him by businessman, Tongsun Park, who was convicted in 2006 for his role in the scandal. While no charges were made against Strong, he did resign under the cloud and moved to China. Maurice is still loosely part of the UN as he serves as President of the University of Peace, the only UN school that can issue master and doctorate degrees.

UPeace, as it is known, is located in Costa Rica and promotes a very Progressive agenda. One of it’s most popular programs is called, “Teaching for Social Justice”. Student from around the world are hand picked to attend and carry back to their homelands a curriculum based on the works of Hegel, John Dewey, Progressive historian Charles Beard, and Paulo Freire, author of that 1968 classic, “Pedagogy of the Oppressed”.

Glenn Beck points to Maurice Strong current position as a board member of the Chicago Climate Exchange, as well as his associations with the likes of Al Gore on climate issues and business opportunities. Together, Gore and Strong are major players in both the education/promotion of climate concerns and both have profited in various ‘green’ enterprises. Maurice Strong is just the sort of guy to have around if one wanted to take ‘Crime Inc.’ global.