[G. Edward Griffin] Fearful Master A Second Look (BookZZ.org)
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of the Compton Union High School 
district, charged Ramsey with the unforgivable crime. In a letter to the editor of the Los Angeles 
Times, Causey exclaimed: "This lad is opposed to the United Nations and preaches anti-UNESCO 
propaganda." Ramsey was subsequently committed to a county institution as a "mental case" with no 
formal charges ever brought against him. He was finally released on probation after thirty-four days of 
confinement, but only on the condition that he stop writing letters to the papers.5 
The extent of radio and TV coverage favorable to the United Nations is a matter of daily record. From 
the very beginning, it has been an avalanche. For instance, on the occasion of the United Nations' 
tenth anniversary, in 1955, the Communist Daily Worker reported: 
Radio and TV coverage of the UN's tenth anniversary was the best in that world 
organization's history. The UN concert with Soviet pianist Emil Gilels, the New
York Philharmonic and the Schola Cantorum was televised by WOR and heard 
on radio stations WQXR and WNYC. One report said that a movie of the concert 
was being sent to Latin America and that a tape recording of same would be 
aired by Voice of America. In addition, station WINS in New York and 55 other 
U.S. stations carried Norman Corwin's play The Charter and the Saucer, a British 
Broadcasting drama on the UN with Sir Lawrence Olivier. A quarter-hour film 
titled Your Seat at the Table with Clifton Fadiman was heard on WABC and 
many other stations across the country. The Family Tree was broadcast by ABC. 
Throughout the weekend of the anniversary, NBC's Monitor featured spot salutes 
to the UN from delegates and celebrities. The popular children's TV show Let's 
Take a Trip visited UN headquarters last Sunday. Ding Dong School also had its 
enormous following watching a movie on the UN. The Carousel's weekend show 
was devoted to the UN. CBS's Morning Show did a series of live pick-ups from 
the UN, and Dave Garroway's NBC show featured UN posters.6 
As a result of this kind of pro-UN programming, it is no wonder that we have come to accept 
unchallenged the premise that the United Nations is the epitome of good. We have been brought to 
the point where the mere mention of the name strikes within us a conditioned response of devout 
As important as radio and TV are in reaching and molding public opinion, however, the United 
Nations and those who promote it do not stop there. The American Association for the United Nations 
(AAUN) spends millions of tax exempt dollars to distribute free literature, provide speakers and 
promote tours of United Nations headquarters. In 1962 a U.S. Air Force recruiting poster appeared 
which depicted a young man and woman in Air Force uniforms walking down a street in a foreign 
country. It was the usual appeal to youth's desire for travel and adventure. But there was something 
significantly different about this poster. Aside from the happy faces of the figures, the only other 
conspicuous item in the picture was a huge UN flag. U.S. recruiting posters used to display the 
American flag.7 
Speaking of the UN flag, this, too, has played a part in creating the desired attitude in the minds of 
Americans. Designing the flag was actually made the subject of a school project for children in 
California. As early as May 1944 the California State Department of Education issued a bulletin 
entitled A Study in World Friendship--Designing a Symbol for the United Nations. Needless to say, no 
one ever intended that these children would design the United Nations flag; the whole object, even 
then, was to begin to have all the kiddies thinking favorably toward the coming world government. 
What better way than to create the impression that they had a part in designing its flag? The UN flag 
was actually created in the presentation branch of the United States Office of Strategic Services in 
April of 1945. The man who headed this department at the time and who supervised the flag design 
was Carl Aldo Marzani. It was later revealed that Marzani was a member of the Communist party and 
operated under the party name of Tony Whales.8 Considering this, it is possible that the striking 
similarity between the symbols of the United Nations and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is 
more than a mere coincidence. 
Using children to promote UN projects has, by now, become standard operational procedure. It has 
the double advantage of appealing to the parental and protective instincts of adults while, at the same 
time, it has a profound influence on the attitudes of the children themselves who participate. For 
instance, in 1960 the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) distributed a promotional folder 
designed for children entitled How Children Help Children Through UNICEF. The back page, 
illustrated with crude drawings of a cow, a truck and a child, reads: 
Many children in Italy call a cow "UNICEF" because they never tasted milk 
before UNICEF came. Many children in Brazil think the American word for truck 
is "UNICEF." And in the hills near Galilee, one little boy said: "My father says in 
Heaven there is God; here there is UNICEF--Please help my people." 
This is the kind of calculated tug on the heart strings that loosens the purse strings. Tattered and 
starving children peer at us from billboards, baseball stars and movie celebrities urge us over radio 
and TV to give generously, and professional organizers appear in each community to excite an 
uncritical emotion of compassion. Community leaders are maneuvered into endorsing a project they 
do not understand and an organization whose budget they are never permitted to see. And then 
ordinary housewives, enthusiastic because they are sincere, march from home to home ringing 
doorbells. But if the person who is being solicited questions the noble cause in any way, those 
volunteers are apt to be miffed and feel insulted. After all, they know that their own motives are 
beyond reproach and, since they have already identified themselves emotionally with the cause, they 
cannot help but react with horror when they find someone so cruel and selfish as to ask questions 
when tiny children are starving. 
In 1962 UNICEF sent out another folder entitled How Halloween Fun Can Help Needy Children All 
Over the World Through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. The back page reads: 
What a UNICEF Halloween can mean. One cent--five glasses of milk. Five cents-
-vaccine to protect five children from TB. Ten cents--penicillin to cure two 
children of Yaws. Twenty-five cents--125 vitamin tablets. 
The amount of concern that UNICEF really has about the money it spends was best illustrated by 
Miss Florence Fowler Lyons who revealed that in one case when UNICEF received one dollar for two 
teacher's manuals advertised in one of its trick-or-treat promotional pamphlets, it sent not only the 
manuals, but a large box containing hundreds of expensively printed brochures glorifying the 
purposes and accomplishments of UNICEF. This unrequested and unwanted material was shipped 
first class airmail at a total postage cost of $10.40.9 According to UN statistics this could have 
purchased 5200 glasses of milk. That's an awful lot of milk! 
Each year, over two million dollars are raised for UNICEF by American children on Halloween night. 
But much of this money is consumed in administrative costs before it ever reaches the point where it 
is available for needy children. Even though two million dollars is a considerable amount, it is a drop 
in the bucket compared with UNICEF's total budget. As a matter of fact, less than two percent of 
UNICEF's total funds come from this trick-or-treat drive. The rest comes from tax money that has 
been given directly to UNICEF by the government. The real importance to UNICEF of this Halloween 
drive was inadvertently disclosed