- Unbeknownst to the American people who are besieged with
a fear and trembling over the falling stock market, the sub-prime credit
crisis, the flooding in the Midwest, and the all-time oil, gas and food
prices, a much greater, more enduring and lasting evil is taking over the
country through new regulations proposed by the U.S. Treasury Department.
To give you a better understanding of the BIG picture, we will address
it in three segments: (1) "America Seized with Fear and Trembling--Again"
(2) "The Final Globalization of the U.S. Banking System by the Federal
Reserve," and (3) "How to Survive in a World Without Safety Nets."
- While covering global meetings I have observed over and
over again that most of the "problems," which arise, are often
part of the agenda of whatever global meeting is being held at the time.
During the past twelve months, beginning specifically the end of July,
2007, I started to understand that the sub-prime crisis had another side
to it-the globalization our entire financial structure. To understand what
is at stake, we'll review first the changes to our Republic.
- The first major change came in 1913 with the establishment
of a new central bank; a private corporation we call the Federal Reserve,
setup to control the financial, economic and monetary system of the United
States, and run by a group of powerful financial opportunists. (It was
Andrew Jackson who shutdown the second of the two original central banks,
approved with limited charters by our Founding Fathers.) This is why we,
the American people, cannot forgive ourselves the interest on our current
the debt. We do not owe it to ourselves, but rather to our privately-owned
Federal Reserve Corporation. Since its inception, the Federal Reserve charter
has been amended more than 195 times, which included the passage of HR12,
"The Banking Modernization Act."
- According to the March 31, 2008 "Treasury Blueprint
for a Modernized Financial Regulatory Structure," the Fed is about
to seize its final empowerment over the rest of the American banking and
financial system. While the Blueprint states it will take years for all
of this legislation to be put in place, Paulson gave a speech on June 19
to Women in Housing and Finance in which he stated, "[W]e must dramatically
expand our attention to the fundamental needs of our system, and move much
more quickly to update [the outdated nature of our financial regulatory]
system." Once this is finalized, the Congress of the United States
of America become useless because their main purpose since 1913 has been
to surrender to the Federal Reserve more and more powers over our economic
and financial structure. In other words, what we are witnessing a complete
take over of our economy by a private corporation!
- The second series of major changes is called "globalization".
This is the tearing down of barriers between the nation-states. When Presidents
Clinton and G.W. Bush along with England's Prime Ministers Tony Blair and
the current Prime Minister Gordon Brown, refer to "interdependence"
they are speaking of the fact that there are no more economic, political,
legal, trade, military, or intelligence barriers separating the nation-states.
In 1944, a post-World War II economic conference was held in New Hampshire.
"Bretton Woods", dubbed after the conference hotel, birthed the
first two international pieces, which now comprise an international/ global
world- government structure: the International Monetary Fund and the World
Bank. Today on a regular basis, all the treasury secretaries of the world
meet to resolve how to change their nation's financial and economic laws
to meld into an ever evolving international financial and economic world.
- In 1945, the United Nations was founded in San Francisco.
Today, all the foreign ministers of the UN meet to "keep the peace."
That is so laughable considering the fact that the UN is ready to sign
off on its biggest peacekeeping budget, $7.3B, in their history. There
are more wars now globally than at any other time in the history of the
UN. They have failed miserably at keeping the peace.
- Primarily because there are those who only want the WHOLE
PIECE and not PEACE as we think of it. The U.S. should not only withdraw
from the United Nations but all of the related UN organizations. It should
also be remembered that the Commonwealth of Nations, a special league of
nations which pledge allegiance to the Queen of England operate within
the UN and have the potential of 54 votes to our ONE vote.
- As the trade barriers fell in 1994 it changed the entire
structure of the world. No longer could the average American compete with
his neighboring farmer, manufacturer, architect, or technician, but now
would compete with ALL counterparts worldwide. The globalized workplace
has affected many American industry workers. We cannot, with our higher
standard of living, compete with the Chinese slave laborers. Buying cheaper
cannot be better when it destroys the very backbone of the American dream.
- In 1998, the foreign ministers of the world approved
an International Criminal Court. For the first time since the Roman Empire,
a global body now has the right to transcend national sovereignty in order
to search, seize, arrest and deport an alleged international criminal.
What else can I say? We are all terrorists until proven innocent.
- In 2001, the final barriers between the nation-states
came down when alleged terrorists attacked the World Trade Towers in New
York City. My extensive research revealed very simply that if all the other
barriers between states had already fallen, then the two most sensitive
barriers still remaining had to be erased: the military and intelligence
barriers. Currently we have two global militaries: the U.S. "Coalition
of the Willing" and 90,000 United Nations peacekeepers. In regard
to the UN, when they need more supplies, i.e., food, uniforms, guns, ammunition,
tents, planes, boats, etc., they basically call on the countries of the
world to ante up. Britain might supply uniforms while the U.S. provides
military transport planes. In regard to the intelligence barriers, beginning
as early at 1996, the G8 countries were working to establish a global intelligence
gathering room where the CIA, Britain's MI6, Russia's KGB and other G8
intelligence agencies would work together to help maintain world peace
and to track international terrorism. Today it is fully functional.
- The various barriers, which once protected the citizens
of each respective country, vanished as the IMF/World Bank, United Nations,
World Trade Organization, International Criminal Court, etc. were set in
place above the nation-state. Today and with the handover of the remaining
parts of our financial structure by Congress, there are no safety nets
to protect us. In other words, the big powerful money lords who rule the
world-people like George Soros, the Rockefellers, European royal families,
and the most powerful banking familieswill be able to operate without
impunity while the average American will be rendered helpless. Our Constitution
will become nothing more than a piece of worthless paper because the power
of Congress will be eliminated with the final sell-out of our economic
system. Without national barriers to protect us, America is now part of
a "level landscape." As a result, when the powerful sell their
investment positions, they can take their gains all at once, globally,
instead of country by country.
- Lastly, the fear and trembling is used as a tool to force
people into change. The fear is created through a constant stream of negativity
and used as a process. First the situation is created (Sept. 11) and then
solved so that people think they are safe (Anti-terrorist Bill) when in
fact, the wool has just been pulled over their eyes. Fear and trembling
can also be associated with "creative destruction." Our once
great country, way of life, livelihood and future is being destroyed before
our very eyes. We have a choice: to operate in fear or turn to faith. Next
article: July 8.
- © 2008 Joan Veon - All Rights Reserved
- Joan Veon is a businesswoman and international reporter,
having covered 75 Global meetings around the world in the last ten years.
- What's wrong w/this picture: Gore-Lieberman 2000? / Lieberman
supports McCain 2008?
- WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Democrat
turned Independent, will endorse Republican Sen. John McCain for president,
officials close to both Lieberman and McCain familiar with the plan tell
- Lieberman is planning to announce his support for McCain
at an early Monday morning event in New Hampshire, but the campaign is
keeping a close eye on a winter storm that could force it to be rescheduled.
The McCain campaign declined to comment on the source's account,
and would not confirm it.
- An aide to Lieberman tells CNN he decided to endorse
McCain because he considers him "the most capable to be commander
in chief on day one of his administration, and the most capable of uniting
the country so that we can prevail against Islamic extremism." The
Lieberman aide insists the senator does not see this as a "commentary
on or an endorsement of the Republican party, only the person."
- Lieberman had not planned to endorse anyone until after
the primary season, but McCain asked Lieberman for his endorsement a few
days after the two men returned from a Thanksgiving trip to Iraq together,
and Lieberman decided to do it, according to the same Lieberman aide. Lieberman
will continue to caucus with the Democrats.
- Like McCain, Lieberman has been a vocal supporter of
the Iraq war. For Lieberman, it is an issue that caused him to split with
his own political party after losing the Democratic Senate primary in 2006.
Lieberman refused to back down, and won reelection as an Independent. Lieberman
was the Democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000.
- Lieberman's Democratic colleagues welcomed him back to
the Senate, and he is the 51st vote that gives Democrats a razor thin majority
in the 100 member chamber. Lieberman chairs the Homeland Security &
Governmental Affairs Committee, and he still attends weekly Democratic
- "I have the greatest respect for Joe, but I simply
have to disagree with his decision to endorse Senator McCain," Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a statement to CNN.
- Lieberman's office called Reid's office Sunday to inform
the Democratic leader of his decision to endorse a Republican.
- A longtime Lieberman adviser described it as a "hangover"
from the 2006 campaign when Democrats, including Connecticut Sen. Chris
Dodd, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, and other longtime friends declared
they could and would not support his reelection bid after he lost the primary.
Instead, they backed the Democratic nominee Ned Lamont.
- This endorsement could help emphasize McCain's national
security standing, show he is able to work across party lines, and perhaps
help persuade independent voters in New Hampshire to support his presidential
- CNN's John King and Dana Bash