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The Day The Earth Stood Still: From Science Fiction To Reality

June 30, 2008

By Steven Montgomery
June 30, 2008

One of my best memories as a young boy, about six or seven, was the day my parents packed all six of us kids in the car to go see the movie, “The Day The Earth Stood Still.” Aliens, Robots, Ray Guns, Flying Saucers. I was awestruck.

Great film for a young kid. It was only much later in life, that I realized that the movie was a good example of “world government” indoctrination and propaganda posing as science fiction. For example, look at what Klaatu (the human “alien” who landed in a flying saucer near Washington D.C., along with his robot protector Gort) said as a warning to the inhabitants of Earth:

I would like to explain something of my mission here. . . We know from scientific observation that your planet has discovered a rudimentary kind of atomic energy. We also know that you’re experimenting with rockets … But soon one of your nations will apply atomic energy to spaceships. That will create a threat to the peace and security of other planets. That, of course, we cannot tolerate. I came here to warn you that by threatening danger, your planet faces danger, very grave danger … Your choice is simple, join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. . . I am leaving soon. And you will forgive me if I speak bluntly. The universe grows smaller every day and the threat of aggression by any group, anywhere, can no longer be tolerated. There must be security for all, or no one is secure. Now this does not mean giving up any freedom. Except the freedom to act irresponsibly. Your ancestors knew this when they made laws to govern themselves and hired policemen to enforce them. We, of the other planets, have long accepted this principle. We have an organization for the mutual protection of all planets and for the complete elimination of aggression. The test of any such higher authority is of course, the police force that supports it. For our policemen we created a race of robots. Their function is to patrol the planets in spaceships like this one and preserve the peace. In matters of aggression we have given them absolute power over us. This power cannot be revoked. At the first sign of violence they act automatically against the aggressor. The penalty for provoking their action is too terrible to risk. The result is, we live in peace. Without arms or armies. Secure in the knowledge that we are free from aggression and war. Free to pursue more profitable enterprises.

Sounds great doesn’t it? Perpetual Peace and Prosperity? The Problem is that the Earth is not the Garden of Eden, in an idyllic paradisaical state. Death and corruption exist in the world as a direct result of Adam’s fall. It was this corruption, according to Aristotle, for the reason that even the best of governments degenerate over time. A Monarchy will degenerate into a dictatorship. Aristocracies into Oligarchies. Republics eventually into mob rule or anarchy. The process, over time, is inevitable.

To grant an international body the police and military power it needs to keep the “peace”, such as the one Klaatu suggests in the movie, however benevolent it claims to be, will only lead over time to a grander, more wide open, tyranny than the world has ever before seen.

Jefferson presciently saw the danger. In a letter to a friend he asks the rhetorical question

What has destroyed liberty and the rights of man in every government which has ever existed under the sun?

And then answers that it was

with the generalizing and concentrating all cares and powers into one body (1)

The U.S. Constitution was deliberately designed to avoid this concentration of power. In fact, it was avoidance of concentrated power as a primary reason why an elaborate system of checks and balances was built-in to the Constitution as well as a vertical (Federal, State and local) and horizontal (Legislative, Executive and Judicial) separation of powers. A unique combination, so remarkable that the great Constitutionalist, J. Reuben Clark was able to declare, that it was a product of both “genius” and “divine inspiration.” (2)

Yet, concentrated power in the hands of a few, is exactly what is being proposed by the one world order globalist, Robert A. Pastor. Writing in Foreign Affairs, the flagship magazine for proponents of American style concentrated power, Pastor, in an article entitled, “The Future of North America: Replacing a Bad Neighbor Policy,”

It’s time to integrate further with Canada and Mexico, not separate from them

Or what about this proposal for Transatlantic integration, the Transatlantic Policy Network. But economic, social, and cultural integration leads ultimately to political integration. And If adopted, such proposals will sound the death knell to freedom, United States sovereignty and the Constitution.

As the late Kent Snyder, of the Liberty Committee once said about one world globalists, even if their intentions are “good, World peace, happiness for all,” the problem is that

centralized power is the enemy of liberty, and history is replete with examples: Germany, Soviet Russia, the hierarchy of royal families, Cleopatra, the war lords of Japan

And the list could go on.

Will we remember why the founding fathers rejected concentrated power? Will we reject this current grab for power? “The decision,” said Klaatu, “rests with you.”


1. Jefferson said, the powers concerning “war, peace, negotiation and distributing to every one exactly the functions he is competent to. Let the national government be entrusted with the defense of the nation, and its foreign and federal relations; the State governments with the civil rights, law, police, and administration of what concerns the State generally, the counties with the local concerns of the counties, and each ward direct the interests within itself. It is by dividing and subdividing these republics from the great national one down through all its subordinations . . . that all will be done for the best. What has destroyed liberty and the rights of man in every government which has ever existed under the sun? The generalizing and concentrating all cares and powers into one body.” (Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to Joseph C. Cabell in 1816, as quoted by Ezra Taft Benson in “The Constitution: A Heavenly Banner“, September 1987)

2. President J. Reuben Clark noted: “It is the union of independence and dependence of these branches–legislative, executive, and judicial–and of the governmental functions possessed by each of them, that constitutes the marvelous genius of this unrivaled document . . . It was here that the divine inspiration came. It was truly a miracle.” (Church News, November 29, 1952, p. 12.)