Quote from : Wikipedia : Fifth Column
A fifth column is a group of people who clandestinely undermine a larger group, such as a nation, from within, to the aid of an external enemy.
The concept, as any concept dealing with enemies, is sometimes associated with the potential for, or paranoia of, "the enemy within," rather than its actuality.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Charter of the United Nations
The Charter of the United Nations is the foundational treaty of the international organization called the United Nations.
It was signed at the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center in San Francisco, United States, on June 26, 1945, by 50 of the 51 original member countries (Poland, the other original member, which was not represented at the conference, signed it later).
It entered into force on October 24, 1945, after being ratified by the five permanent members of the Security Council—the Republic of China (later replaced by the People's Republic of China), France, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (later replaced by the Russian Federation), the United Kingdom, and the United States—and a majority of the other signatories.
Today 192 countries are the members of the United Nations.
As a charter, it is a constituent treaty, and all members are bound by its articles. Furthermore, the Charter states that obligations to the United Nations prevail over all other treaty obligations.
Most countries in the world have now ratified the Charter. One notable exception is the Holy See, which has chosen to remain a permanent observer state and therefore is not a full signatory to the Charter.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Motives For Spying
There are many suggested motives for spying that an individual may have.
In general, espionage carries heavy penalties, with spies often being regarded as traitors, and so motivating factors must usually be quite large.
There have been various attempts to explain why people become spies.
One common theory is summed up by the acronym "MICE", which stands for "Money, Ideology, Compromise or Coercion (depending on source), and Ego".
Other explanations have stressed the role of disaffection and grudges, or of personal links.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Political Ideology
Many political parties base their political action and program on an ideology.
In social studies, a Political Ideology is a certain ethical set of ideals, principles, doctrines, myths or symbols of a social movement, institution, class, or large group that explains how society should work, and offers some political and cultural blueprint for a certain social order.
A political ideology largely concerns itself with how to allocate power and to what ends it should be used.
Some parties follow a certain ideology very closely, while others may take broad inspiration from a group of related ideologies without specifically embracing any one of them.
Political ideologies have two dimensions:
1.Goals: How society should work (or be arranged).
2.Methods: The most appropriate ways to achieve the ideal arrangement.
An ideology is a collection of ideas.
Typically, each ideology contains certain ideas on what it considers to be the best form of government
(e.g. democracy, theocracy, etc), and the best economic system (e.g. capitalism, socialism, etc).
Sometimes the same word is used to identify both an ideology and one of its main ideas.
For instance, "socialism" may refer to an economic system, or it may refer to an ideology which supports that economic system.
Ideologies also identify themselves by their position on the political spectrum (such as the left, the center or the right), though this is very often controversial.
Finally, ideologies can be distinguished from political strategies (e.g. populism) and from single issues that a party may be built around (e.g. opposition to European integration or the legalization of marijuana).
Philosopher Michael Oakeshott provides a good definition of ideology as "the formalized abridgment of the supposed sub-stratum of the rational truth contained in the tradition."
Studies of the concept of ideology itself (rather than specific ideologies) have been carried out under the name of systematic ideology.
Political ideologies are concerned with many different aspects of a society, some of which are: the economy, education, health care, labor law, criminal law, the justice system, the provision of social security and social welfare, trade, the environment, minors, immigration, race, use of the military, patriotism and established religion.
There are many proposed methods for the classification of political ideologies.
See the political spectrum article for a more in-depth discussion of these different methods (each of whom generates a specific political spectrum).
Quote from : Wikipedia : List of Conspiracy Theories
The list of conspiracy theories is a collection of the most popular theories related but not limited to clandestine government plans, elaborate murder plots, suppression of secret technology and knowledge, and other supposed schemes behind certain political, cultural, and historical events.
While a conspiracy is defined by law as an agreement between two or more people to commit a crime, fraud, or other wrongful act, a conspiracy theory attempts to attribute the ultimate cause of an event (usually major political, social, historical, or cultural events), chain of events, or the concealment of causes from public knowledge, to a secret and often deceptive plan by a group of people or organizations.
Such theories usually go against a general consensus or cannot be proven using the historical method.
Purposely excluded from this list are proven historical conspiracies, e.g. the conspiracy to assassinate U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and members of his cabinet in 1865.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Smedley Butler
Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940), nicknamed "The Fighting Quaker" and "Old Gimlet Eye", was a Major General in the U.S. Marine Corps, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history.
During his 34-year career as a Marine, he participated in military actions in the Philippines, China, in Central America during the Banana Wars, the Caribbean and during World War I, he served in France.
By the end of his career he had received 16 medals, five of which were for heroism.
He is one of 19 people to be twice awarded the Medal of Honor, one of three to be awarded both the Marine Corps Brevet Medal and the Medal of Honor, and the only person to be awarded the Brevet Medal and two Medals of Honor, all for separate actions.
In addition to his military achievements, he served as the Director of Public Safety in Philadelphia for two years and was an outspoken critic of U.S. military adventurism.
In his 1935 book War is a Racket, he described the workings of the military-industrial complex and, after retiring from service, became a popular speaker at meetings organized by veterans, pacifists and church groups in the 1930s.
In 1934 he was involved in a controversy known as the Business Plot when he told a congressional committee that a group of wealthy industrialists had approached him to lead a military coup to overthrow Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The individuals that were involved denied the existence of a plot, and the media ridiculed the allegations.
The final report of the committee claimed that there was evidence that such a plot existed, but no charges were ever filed.
The opinion of most historians is that a coup was not imminent, but that some wild schemes were discussed.
Butler continued his speaking engagements in an extended tour but in June 1940 checked himself into a naval hospital, dying a few weeks later from what was believed to be cancer.
He was buried at Oaklands Cemetery in West Chester, Pennsylvania; his home has been maintained as a memorial and contains memorabilia collected during his various careers.
Originally posted by nenothtu
I'm also a little short on time at the moment, but find the premise intriguing to say the least. I have to be out for a while, but when I come back in, I'll start going through the listed material and educate myself, so that I can participate in a fuller, more educated manner here.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking is the practice of people being tricked, lured, coerced or otherwise removed from their home or country, and then forced to work with no or low payment or on terms which are highly exploitative.
The practice is considered to be the trade or commerce of people, which has many features of slavery, and which is illegal in most countries.
The victims of human trafficking are used in a variety of situations, including prostitution, forced labor (including bonded labor or debt bondage) and other forms of involuntary servitude.
The sale of babies and children for adoption or other purposes is also considered to be trafficking in those children.
The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children (also referred to as the Palermo Protocol) is a protocol to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and defines human trafficking as the "recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation."
As of September 2008, the Protocol has been signed by 117 countries, and there are 124 parties.
Human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal industry in the world, with the total annual revenue for trafficking in persons estimated to be between USD$5 billion and $9 billion.
The Council of Europe states, "People trafficking has reached epidemic proportions over the past decade, with a global annual market of about $42.5 billion."
The United Nations estimates nearly 2.5 million people from 127 different countries are being trafficked around the world.
Trafficking victims typically are recruited using coercion, deception, fraud, the abuse of power, or outright abduction.
Human trafficking across international borders requires cooperation and collaboration between states if it is to be tackled effectively.
The OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe), an ad hoc intergovernmental organization under the United Nations Charter, is one of the leading agencies fighting the problem of human trafficking, with an area of operation that includes North America, Europe, Russia, and Central Asia.
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Quote from : Wikipedia : United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a United Nations agency that was established in 1997 as the Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention by combining the United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP) and the Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Division in the United Nations Office at Vienna.
It was renamed the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in 2002.
Originally posted by Phlynx
Thanks for the mention!
The fifth column is a very interesting conspiracy. I think this has been done to the tea party movement, trying to make them look bad. Sending Sarah Palin to be the "leader" has really changed them. (after rereading, I realized that was mentioned)
This is one reason I research so many ideologies, even if they are heard of as bad. Many ideas, such as Anarchism and Communism have gotten a bad reputation due to the countries like North Korea, China, USSR, and many other countries (which are mainly nationalist communists). People think of Anarchism due to the word anarchy.
It is great that you brought this up. S & F
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Quote from : Wikipedia : Agent Provocateur
Traditionally, an agent provocateur (plural: agents provocateurs, French for "inciting agent(s)") is a person employed by the police or other entity to act undercover to entice or provoke another person to commit an illegal act.
More generally, the term may refer to a person or group that seeks to discredit or harm another by provoking them to commit a wrong or rash action.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
The UN was founded by nations involved in WWII .. specifically, the US. It's headquartered in New York, New York. Italian nor Latin is an official language. Per GDP, wealth, population, military power etc.. the Vatican is among the lowest ranked. The Holy See also was not an original signer etc..
I don't know what it is with your hatred of Italians. Catholic Italians specifically.
Also that grid is Longitude and Latitude looking from the North Pole, hence the cross section.
[edit on 4/29/2010 by Rockpuck]
Of the 49 original U.S. Delegates to the United Nations Charter Conference in San Francisco 47 of them were CFR members, and on Rockefeller's payroll.
In addition the man who headed our delegation and chaired the Charter Meeting of the U.N., Alger Hiss also a CFR member was also convicted of being a Soviet Spy, and sentenced to 10 years in prison a few years later.
By the way, the grid over the Roman World surrounded by the Roman Laurel Wreath looks just like the one on my Barbeque Grill is that longitude and latitude too?
It's all in your face people, just like rockpuck
The United Nations is a plot to submerge the sovereignty of all nations and drive them to a One World Empire including our own!
Originally posted by SLAYER69
In a follow up after thinking through some of your data. Washington is like an infested head. Full of Millionaire Lice. I can't speak to the rest of the world. But I can say that those millionaires are looking out for their interests and investments probably in China and not here at home and absolutely not looking out for the middle class Joe Sixpack.
The Fifth column is all smoke and mirrors and a crutch in which Our Government on this side of pond uses like a sledge hammer wielding it against the masses in order to carry out their agenda. ----spit!
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Originally posted by Rockpuck
So.. I'm confused.. who's the Fifth Column? Conspiracy Theorist? That would make us bad people, the fifth column being the people siding with outsiders?
Originally posted by Rockpuck
Or the media?
Originally posted by Rockpuck
Originally posted by Rockpuck
Then, doesn't it depend on your own bias? I'm pretty right wing, and after checking some of the threads you list, I'd see people say, against illegal immigration as for America, those who "don't believe in borders" to be the traitors, or fifth column. But then I'm sure they probably think the same thing of me.
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Actually the United Nations and the League of Nations are two different entities, both of which were spearheaded by the USA. The US drafted the ideas of the League of Nations but isolationist in Congress blocked it's ratification .. thus Europe entered it without the US. Afterwards we saw WWII and isolationism dissolved, giving rise to the United Nations.