One World, One Opinion

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The Islamic world, Leftist media and the United Nations agree on virtually every international issue — on the villainy of Israel first and foremost, on support for the United Nations, on weakening American influence around the world, on opposition to the use of American force in Iraq and Afghanistan, on abolishing nuclear weapons, etc.

Another highly influential institution is the Roman Catholic Church.

But its differences from Leftist positions are only on personal moral matters such as same-sex marriage and abortion. It is not a strong voice against the Left, and like the Left, it is largely silent on moral problems within the Muslim world. When the current pope did make a statement critical of Islam, the world press — and therefore “world opinion” — were united in condemning him. The world media, in keeping with its Left-wing agenda, is incomparably more critical of the Catholic Church than of Islam.

To better understand how the Left, the United Nations and most international institutions determine “world opinion,” take the issue of manmade global warming. The United Nations declared global warming a closed issue, the world’s media uncritically echo the U.N. report, and that’s it.

According to a BBC World Service poll of 22,000 people in 21 countries (as reported by WorldPublicOpinion.org, in 2007), “Large majorities around the world believe that human activity causes global warming and that strong action must be taken, sooner rather than later, in developing as well as developed countries.” It is remarkable how similar “world opinion” on global warming sounds to the Left’s position on global warming. The Left believes it is the vital environmental issue of our time, the United Nations announces it is, the media around the world report it as such, and lo and behold, the “world” demands immediate and drastic action to combat something that may happen (if at all) sometime in the distant future.

The great exception to all this is the United States. A vigorous conservative part of the American population has contempt for “world opinion,” rightly regarding it as useless against real evil and as a mere reflection of Leftist views. Equally important, and almost unique to America, there is a vigorous conservative news and opinion media. Compared to the Leftist domination of virtually all mass news media — newspapers, magazines and television — the conservative media are almost tiny. But talk radio, the Internet, Ronald Reagan and his ideological heirs in the Republican Party, Fox News and the Wall Street Journal editorial page have made an impact that belies their numbers.

But they are only powerful in America. And even there, it is often difficult to overcome the United Nations, the Left, the universities, the media and “world opinion.”

And conservative influence in America and everywhere else is in direct proportion to the public coming to understand that “world opinion” is a creation of the Left, reported by the Left.

Dennis Prager hosts a nationally syndicated radio talk show and is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is the author of four books, most recently “Happiness Is a Serious Problem” (HarperCollins). His website is www.dennisprager.com.

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  • Mr. X

    If I dare reference the Hebrew bible, the situation is reminicent of the Tower of Babel. There was a one world community, one language with no competing nations and ideas. Thereafter, man kind was broken down into competing language, cultures and borders. Imagine no states' rights. The USA could have been one slave state. Imagine if Canada was not seperate, they could have been part of the slave state. Elements of my family survived because they were able to hop from one nation state to the next depending on the competing policies. As the world unifies, the escape route is narrowing. This new world order can sound nice on paper, but when the unified community gets it unifiably wrong, there will be a disaster.

    • The_Inquisitor

      That's a very cogent observation.

      In America we have the states and the federal government vying for jurisdiction. When people see a perceived injustice they reach for the most effective weapon to end it. That means the federal government.

      Today the federal government is basically omnipotent. Now the injustices are perpetrated by the federal government and there is no where to turn. Wouldn't it have been better to let the states work out their injustices over time? Wouldn't that have been a better long range solution to injustice?

  • Thunder

    TSA can't see "controversial opinions" (it means all opinions), but they can continue to watch PORNO?

  • Cuban Refugee

    The groundwork for a New World Order has been laid for many years by the usual suspects: the United Nations, Bilderberg-connected world government and finance leaders, the CFR, the Trilateral Commission and other organizations whose intent is to make us, those who remain after their malevolent population purge, slaves to their socialist Utopia. When Marshal McLuhan saw electronic interdependence among countries of the world as a global village, little did he foresee that Big Brother would be coming along for the ride with news that smells more like propaganda than information, and the ubiquitous Eye to watch, control and punish the dissenters.

  • grayesq

    I'm surprised the Cuban Refugee didn't have something to say about this! WHERE ARE YOU CF???? I'm amazed with how CF can wrap the English language around the issues obviously important to FrontPageMag and its readers.

  • USMCSniper

    Here is one that should scare you. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Judge Sonia Maria Sotomayor, and soon to be Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan all say that American courts should look more to foreign court rulings and international law in interpreting our Constitution. Ahhhh…. Hmmmm…. that means that they do not support the founding fathers original intent at all! But… when they put a leftist ideologue witch, a latino racist bitch, and a lesbian activist on the bench, what should you expect other than undermining the Constitution anyway they can for their leftis agendas,

    • Cuban Refugee

      The groundwork for a New World Order has been laid for many years by the usual suspects: the United Nations, Bilderberg-connected world government and finance leaders, the CFR, the Trilateral Commission and other organizations whose intent is to make us, those who remain after their population purge, slaves to their socialist Utopia. When Marshal McLuhan saw electronic interdependence among countries of the world as a global village, little did he foresee that Big Brother would be coming along for the ride with news that smells more like propaganda than information, and the ubiquitous Eye to watch, control and punish the dissenters.

  • Sonne

    the world is a big place, the U.S. is not the only country in the world and it has virtues and faults just like all the others. have you never disagreed or had an argument with your father, mother, brother, sister, friend or lover? Well, when you question and critizice your homeland you do it out of love and because you want it to be better and because you expect more from it, not out of hatred.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/andre_canuck andre_canuck

    This is why many of us here in Canada cannot wait for Sun TV, a conservative 24/7 news channel to be launched. The MSM is already having an absolute conniption over it even before the new channel has aired its first minute of programming. It has already been renamed Faux-News.

    • George

      The cult doesn't need another news channel. Aren't you easy enough to market to?

    • Joemont

      I'll make book that after a short period of time to get the word around they will dominate in the ratings just like Fox does here. People ultimately want the TRUTH!!!

  • vic

    The Bible says to be in the world but not of it, there are two gates, the narrow gate which leads to all Truth and the wide gate, the road to perdition. There is but a wee time left to choose..

  • George

    Sorry Prager, reality has a well-know liberal bias.

  • 9-11 Infidel

    The medium IS the message. Tell lies long enough and eventually people will believe it to be true. The left has the floor and is unwilling to cede it to competing ideas; especially ideas involving the Judeo-Christian ethos.

    Islam and the left are allied in their hatred of that ethos. Only the left seems oblivious to the idea that they are allied with a hungry snake waiting for the right opportunity to devour them.

    It is not a stretch IMO to believe that we are truely in the "Last Days."

  • Larry Linn

    Dennis Prager thinks that he is the Messiah, and the world should follow his dictates.

  • ReconRambo

    Dennis, this is a very good and thought provoking article. Who knew the many centuries ago in the days of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Joel, Zechariah, Jesus, Paul and John when they penned their prophecies of the future end times, that Satan would use a fifth element, the World Press, to convey his lies and half-truths to a gullible public. We are witnessing prophecy being fulfilled before our eyes. As Satan deceived Eve in the Garden with a lie of a half-truth and in turn convinced Adam to eat of the forbidden tree with her and set the downfall of the human race in motion; the same as Satan is using the world news media in twisting and contorting the truth into lies, to bends and conform mankind’s thinking to his desired opinion and control. Thank God, that he has left himself a few avenues for which the “Truth” is still made known unto the few that will listen. Thanks for being one of those and keep up the good work.

  • MBA NJ

    The old Agenda 21 is clearly in play here, so there should be no surprise about making everything the least common denominator. Until this election in the USA where a usurper was allowed to not present all his credentials for public scrutiny, most Americans would have never uttered the notion that "stupid people should not vote" for fear that we would violate the intent, as modified, of our Founding Fathers. What made America great is being taken away from us the same as any anarchists seek change with violence rather than cooperative working towards a goal. After the destruction, there will be no America anywhere–and the population of our planet will be reduced from that 6 billion to half a billion with no strong entity to stop such shenanigans.