|Ted: I don't know of any actual confirmation of the quoted anecdote but it is consistent with the character of this turkey. It originates with a journalist, Daniel Wood, who spent a week with Strong on his ranch. Maurice Strong is perhaps the most dangerous man on the planet.|
Wikipedia, Maurice Strong
Maurice Strong: The New Guy in Your Future
Maurice Strong has demonstrated an uncanny ability to manipulate people, institutions, governments, and events to achieve the outcome he desires. Through his published writings and public presentations he has declared his desire to empower the U.N. as the global authority to manage a new era of global governance. He has positioned his NGO triumvirite, the IUCN, WWF, and the WRI, to varnish U.N. activity with the perception of "civil society" respectability. And now he has been appointed Senior Advisor to the U.N. Secretary General and assigned the responsibility of reforming the United Nations bureaucracy. The fox has been given the assignment, and all the tools necessary, to repair the henhouse to his liking.
Myth Makers, Strong Dreams and the Foundations They Rest upon.
And he showed that at that Rio Air Summit and at the World Bank Meeting as well, where he’s on about the rights of all the animals and insects and trees and the weeds etc. And when someone asked him, he noticed in this Rio Charter basically, there’s nothing to say about the rights of humans, just trees. And Strong replied, in a very angry manner: “When we’re finished you’ll wish you had the rights of a tree.” These are the characters, who are unelected by anybody on the planet. These are the real movers and shakers, behind the politicians or above them, who run the NGOs of the planet (all the greenies whatever else they are). (Emphasis mine)
Our Man in North Korea
Daniel Wood wrote about Strong in an article entitled The Wizard of the Baca Grande (West Magazine, Alberta, Canada, May 1990): "From an interview with Council of the World Economic Forum co-chairman Maurice Strong, in which he outlines the plot of a novel, `he would love to compose if only he could write.’
The Wizard of Baca Grande
Page 14 describes Daniel Wood's experience in Strong's private ranch in Colorado.