Dept of Education Partner & CEO Of “Games For Change” Retweets Ad For UN World “Goals” Comic Book
In 2011 President Obama called for “an investment in technology that will help create…educational software as compelling as the best video game.“
Based upon that directive the Department of Education teamed up with a nonprofit organization called Games for Change to host The Games for Learning Summit on April 21st of this year. This first of its kind summit was meant to bring together commercial game developers, publishers, expert educators, students, government officials, and other stakeholders in order to identify strategies on how video games can be used as a learning tool in the classroom. The event even attracted a representative from the White House in the form of the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Director at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Kumar Garg.
Games for Change is based out of New York and was founded in 2004 with the goal of leveraging entertainment and engagement for the “social good”.
The CEO of Games for Change is Asi Burak. Aside from being a CEO, Asi Burak’s impressive resume lists things such as being a Board Member of the Producers Guild for America, a Faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York, a former independent Executive Producer for companies like Newsweek and USAID, and even a former Captain in the Israeli Defense Force (just to name a few). He has even been invited to speak at TED talks, Harvard Kennedy School, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the U.S. Army War College.
As grand as Mr. Burak’s career is, and considering his company’s partnership with the Department of Education, what he did on June 4th could be considered rather disturbing. Especially if you’re concerned about UN Agenda 21.
Agenda 21 is the United Nation’s effort to force the rather Marxist practice of Sustainable Development upon every country of the world. But in order to do so, it would require cooperation on a global scale where nations willingly adopt, or accept, international regulations; basically creating a world governing body. For this effort to be successful, Agenda 21 requires a large public relations campaign; especially materials aimed at influencing children and the “uneducated”.
Enter Mr. Burak.
On June 4th Mr. Burak retweeted a link advertising and praising a video called Comics Uniting Nations. Retweet below:
Comics Uniting Nations is an initiative started by several nonprofit organizations and their partners, working closely with the United Nations, in an effort to create an international comic book pushing the UN’s Global Sustainable Development Goals. The terminology used in the ad of the almost three minute long video screams “One World Government” all the way through:
“Poverty, disease, ignorance…Humanity has been struggling with such challenges since the dawn of time.
But now we come at last to the turn of the tide. In September the leaders of the world will convene at the United Nations to ratify the Sustainable Development Goals.
These Global Goals will serve as the ultimate “to-do-list” for the planet. A shared problem-solving framework for the entire human race.
Only this vote at the UN is just the beginning. It’s up to all of us, the citizen’s of the world, to actually see it through.
But how do we get the word out? How do we get past the language barriers, cultural differences, and limited literacy?
The answer lies in the universal visual language of comics. Through a union of words and pictures, we can get he whole world on the same page.
Then we’ll be ready to meet any challenge. Because alone, we can only do so much. But together, there is nothing we cannot accomplish!”
Considering Common Core already pushes Agenda 21 on children in its curriculum, it shouldn’t be too surprising when the CEO of a company who partners with the Department of Education to create games in an effort to “educate” children retweets a video pushing the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Unfortunately it’s just another example of a disturbing trend where collectivist thinking is permeating the world’s elitists, leaders, and Progressives.