- Last year was another instrumental year in the advance
of world government. While most commentators will concentrate on popularized
events, many will not discuss the latest steps taken to cement the final
touches to a world governmental structure that has been in the making for
the last 150 years or so. In order to understand the importance of 2005's
global achievements in the march towards global governance which is the
integration of the world's peoples, countries, and philosophies, we must
briefly visit the past.
- Let us re-count the 1913 birth of the U.S. tax code.
Over the past 92 years, the burden of taxation has been shifted from the
highest income tax to the middle class as income tax rates under Ronald
Reagan dropped from 60% to 35%. That same year, the Federal Reserve Act
was passed. What this meant is that a private corporation, the Federal
Reserve, now manages the monetary and financial system of the United States
of America. As such, they have greater power than our president and Congress
as they control the banking system and the country's business cycle.
- You will remember that the purpose of the Federal Reserve
was to eliminate the ups and downs of the business cycle. However, the
country has not experienced that as it appears that the Fed has embraced
Joseph Schumpeter's theory of creative destruction which is based on the
boom/bust business cycle (Joseph Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism, and
Democracy, 1942, p.83). Will the American people ever figure out that the
reason why we cannot forgive ourselves the interest on the national debt
is because we owe it to a private corporation and they want what the interest
which Congress originally agreed to when they passed the Federal Reserve
Act. If you want to know where they get their money to lend to our government-they
- Beginning in 1944, the walls between the nation-states
began to fall as a new international infrastructure was set in place above
the nation-states. One fine example of this was the United States signing
in 1947 the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs which became the World
Trade Organization in 1994. With the birth of the International Monetary
Fund/World Bank, the financial and economic barriers fell, with the birth
of the United Nations, the political barriers fell, with the birth of the
World Trade Organization, the trade barriers fell, with the birth of the
International Criminal Court, the legal barriers fell, and as a result
of 9/11, military and intelligence barriers fell between the nation-states.
Thus today, we are in a borderless world.
- In 1971, President Richard Nixon, issued Executive Order
No. 11647 which divided the United States into ten regions, each with its
own administrator who then reports directly to the president. Described
as "metro government" or "regional government", it
decreases the lines of power and authority which centralizes all the decision-making
in the White House. Today, Metro or Regional Government is alive and well
as it is being given greater position not only in all of the new rebuilding
of the new development plans being made public by Mississippi and New Orleans,
but with many states trying to pass laws to consolidate the local, county,
and village levels of government. Furthermore, our government has circumvented
the power of the states by now taking the funds the states send them and
re-distributing it to the metro or regional government instead! Many of
the infrastructure needs such as transportation, waste, water, etc. are
all on a "regional" basis.
- In 1990, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales put together
a new organization, the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders'
Forum, with the purpose of setting up public-private partnerships-PPP between
governments, business, and non-governmental organizations. Basically, public-private
partnerships provide a way for corporations to become "co-managers"
with government regarding the governance of the country. The Prince admitted
in a speech while he was in the United States that he met with U.N. Secretary-General
Kofi Annan to see if business and government could work together. What
came out of their discussions was the U.N. Global Compact.
- Today, thousands of public-private partnerships are operating
world-wide and are now commonplace. They include partnerships for schools,
sewer systems, transportation, water, utilities, etc. In fact the proposed
Trans Texas Corridor will be a PPP. At the 2002 World Summit for Sustainable
Development, over 250 PPP's were formed-that activity was unprecedented.
One is the Congo Basin Forest Partnership which involves 14 governments,
including the U.S. and 8 African countries, 8 environmental groups like
the World Wildlife Fund along with the American Forest and Paper Association
which represents 200 companies. This partnership includes 74 million acres
of land in Africa. Furthermore, there are dozens of these types of complex
partnerships that the U.S. has entered into that include countries around
- In 1992, the UN held the "Rio Earth Summit"
in which those attending, which numbered less than 30,000, agreed to Agenda
21 which is a complete reordering of the planet. It basically elevates
the earth above the value of man as man's value is dependent on if he or
she can produce. It basically says that the earth's resources need to be
counted, controlled, and monitored for "future generations."
Fifteen years later, every country in the world has changed how their government
operates as sustainable development is carried out worldwide. One of the
treaties encompassed in Agenda 21 is the UN Biological Diversity Treaty
which says man has to be sequestered into "growth areas" so that
the rest of the country can be put back for the purpose of re-wilding or
allowing animals to roam freely.
- In 2000, the United Nations was given an overhaul in
which more power was given to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly.
It was also given the ability to have its own rapid defense force. Furthermore,
it was given the ability to raise its own finances through various schemes
to be determined in the future. Lastly, the UN unveiled the Millennium
Development Goals to reduce poverty, hunger, and disease worldwide which
will demand new ways to find new sources of funds. With this background,
we can now understand the events of 2005.
- Since 9/11 which tore down the final barriers between
the nation-states which were the intelligence and military barriers, the
world has entered the "finishing stage." By this we are talking
about finding ways to integrate the people of the world so that they are
one and feel they have common concerns-or catastrophic occurrences which
blend the peoples together as one. The people now have to be brought together
as one people. The South Seas Tsunami did just that. The outpouring of
aid from around the world was unprecedented. Even Presidents Bush and Clinton
teamed up to raise monies. Schools, churches, the Boy Scouts, department
stores, football teams, singers, actors, and famous people from across
the U.S. raised monies.
- The U.S. gave $1B in gifts and donations alone. At the
2005 World Economic Forum, Sharon Stone put up $10,000 and challenged attendees
to give money for the tsunami. Within minutes, she raised $1M. Interestingly
enough, a number of the corporations of the Global Compact were there,
even before governments could get aid to the devastated area. This global
outpouring of compassion helped to solidify the people of the world. Then
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita continued the compassionate response that only
comes from the most sacred place a person has, the heart. Now it was time
for other countries to come to the aid of America.
- Since there are no longer any barriers between the nation-states,
that means the poor, starving, and diseased of the world are everyone's
responsibility, or so they would have us believe. The Fabian socialists
would call this a transfer of wealth. At the 2004 Group of Eight meeting
in Sea Island, Georgia and then at the 2005 World Economic Forum in January,
French President Jacques Chirac called for a global tax for the poor. In
Davos, he specified a tax on airline tickets. At the July, 2005 Group of
Eight meeting in Scotland, it was high on the agenda for the heads of state
with the French specifying the parameters. When I asked Chirac if there
would be other kinds of global taxes if this was successful, he told me
they had many other types planned. In fact, right before Christmas, the
French Government passed a levy tax on airline tickets to generate $236M
a year for health programs aimed at helping the world's poorest countries.
Of course this measure was applauded by the United Nations as a creative
way of raising money. Perhaps I should mention that this is the first time
since the Roman Empire in the time of the birth of Jesus, that a global
tax has been passed.
- With regard to regionalism, while the U.S. has been divided
up nationally, we are also part of a hemispheric free trade bloc known
as the Free Trade Areas of the Americas-FTAA. While the FTAA will involve
all 34 countries in this hemisphere, it is being implemented gradually.
The North American Free Trade Area-NAFTA was passed in 1994 and in 2005,
the Central American Free Trade Agreement-CAFTA was passed. Because of
the opposition to this bill, Bush made a special trip to Capital Hill where
he twisted arms by granting over 6,000 pork barrel promises which were
funded by the Transportation Bill pass before the summer recess.
- It should be noted that any type of regional government-either
within the U.S. or within the hemisphere is government by appointed officials
and not ELECTED officials. Just as the UN system is based on appointed
officials, so too is regional government which is the extension of the
UN form of government. In other words, the ability of the people to have
a say will not be through elected officials but by APPOINTED officials.
In Our Global Neighborhood, The Commission on Global Governance in 1995
wrote, "The UN must prepare for a time when regionalism becomes more
ascendant worldwide, and even help the process." This brings us to
the new actors that are now involved in governance.
- The globalists do not like to refer to the new structure
which is being birthed in the world as "world government." Instead,
they prefer to call it "global governance." This term refers
to all the new actors that are making their views known. In the past, at
the United Nations General Assembly, only member-states made speeches during
the General Assembly, but because of the rise of corporations through the
Prince of Wales Business Leaders Forum, the International Chamber of Commerce
and other international groups, business and non-governmental organizations
now give presentations. Also, both of these groups freely lobby at the
UN, at global conferences, and nationally.
- Foundations have long been an actor on the international
stage. Of the top 50 foundation in the United States in 2003, the Ford
Foundation ranks No.2 in size at $10.6B, behind the Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation at $26.8B. The total yearly giving of the top 50 foundations
is well over $133.6B. Foundations play a very major role today in making
and changing society and values. Rene Wormser wrote in 1958, "The
influence of the foundation complex in internationalism has reach far into
government, into the policymaking circles of Congress and into the State
Department. This has been effected through the pressure of public opinion,
mobilized by the instruments of the foundations" (Foundations-Their
Power and Influence). The question asked by the Reece Committee which delved
into the power of foundations was, "To what extent, if any, are the
funds of the large foundations aiding and abetting Marxist tendencies in
the United States and weakening the love which every American should have
for his way of life?"
- At the heart of Agenda 21 is sustainable development
which supports "highest and best use" of the world's resources
which includes you and me. As a result of Agenda 21's, Biological Diversity
Treaty, man needs to be sequestered into growth areas. In 1997, the state
of Maryland was the first to pass "Smart Growth" legislation
which designates areas of growth that a state will allow in order to support
those areas with infrastructure. Non-growth areas are those that will not
be supported by the State with tax dollars for infrastructure. Maryland's
Smart Growth legislation was in effect the passage of the UN Biological
- In 2005, personal property rights, the cornerstone of
American civilization, were dealt a severe blow with the Supreme Court
Kelo vs. New London ruling which says that the city had the right to use
eminent domain to force highest and best use of property that would create
jobs and increase tax revenue for the public good. Around the U.S., the
use of eminent domain is gaining popularity. Now everyone's home and property
is at risk.
- In September, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour brought
together a team of 110 urban planners in architecture, regional and community
planning, civil and transportation engineering, environmentalism, codes
and laws, retail, economics, public process and communication who came
together to envision and plan to rebuild 11 coastal cities and 120 miles
of coastal region. Headed up by the Congress for New Urbanism, they are
now in the process of obtaining community agreement for their plans. It
should be noted that the "new urbanism" which the Congress uses
is basically Smart Growth or the UN Biological Diversity Treaty. It encompasses
a return to the town planning principles in practice before the automobile,
recycling existing buildings and land where possible, promoting a sense
of community, revitalizing historic downtowns and residential neighborhood,
giving people the option of walking, bilking or taking public transportation,
high density building, and sustainable transportation which is mass transit.
- The New Urbanism encompasses the sustainable philosophy
of highest and best use. Therefore, if there are key neighborhoods that
can be rebuilt to attract businesses: hotels, office buildings, convention
centers to bring in more tax revenues, those neighborhoods will be subject
to eminent domain. The plans drawn up by the Congress for New Urbanism
also use regional or metro government as well as public-private partnerships.
- It should be noted that at every turn, working behind
the scenes is Prince Charles. Not only has he been responsible for the
implementation of sustainable development world wide, the establishment
of public-private partnerships, but also he has supported the rise of the
philosophies encompassed in the "New Urbanism." In this regard,
he sent two of his key planners to help rebuild the New South. [To understand
"Smart Growth" and Sustainable Development you must see the video
"Liberty or Sustainable Development:]
- In summary, 2005 moved us closer to world government.
There is a continuing revolution over rights, values, property, and form
of government. The barriers between the nation-states are gone and in its
place is regionalism, supported by public-private-partnership-both advocate
a structure change in government and hence, governance. There are new and
powerful players that have and are changing societies norms. Transfer of
wealth is now under the guise of disaster relief and airline taxes. In
addition, our government is working on an "open skies" agreements
with all the countries of the world.
- Currently they are negotiating with the EU. This means
that any airline that we sign the agreement with can fly into U.S. airports
and it means that the U.S. would open up the ability of foreigners to purchase
our airline companies. Furthermore, the rights of the individual are now
filtered through the lenses of sustainable development's "highest
and best use." Personal property rights are being diluted as a result
of highest and best use. The bottom line is that a permanent revolution
is taking place before our very eyes. Unless you connect the dots, you
will not see it or understand it.
- © 2006 Joan Veon - All Rights Reserved
- Joan Veon is a businesswoman and international reporter,
having covered 64 Global meetings around the world in the last ten years.
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