Economic Assault on
NORTH AMERICAN UNION AND GLOBAL INTEGRATION
Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
At an April 12, 1883 talk at the Twilight Club in New York City, former NEW YORK TIMES editorial page editor John Swinton revealed: "We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumpingjacks; they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities, and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."
Almost 40 years later, New York City Mayor John Hylan delivered a speech in Chicago on March 26, 1922. He was quoted by THE NEW YORK TIMES (March 27) as revealing: "The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, State and nation. . . . At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses. . . . One of my first acts as mayor was to pitch out, bag and baggage, from the educational system of our city the Rockefeller agents and the Gary plan of education to fit the children for the mill and factory."
More recently, Douglas Valentine, author of THE PHOENIX PROGRAM (CIA torture and assassination program in Vietnam), explained on Radio Liberty on October 18, 2006: "Democracy has been hijacked from us. It's been hijacked by these very powerful industrialists for whom the CIA really works. They don't work for you. They don't work for me. They don't work for the middle class. They don't work for the lower class. They work for a very elite group of Americans who control the wealth in this country. And their job is, through whatever means possible... to preserve the privileges of this ruling one or two or three percent of the industrialists in this country. And, frankly, they do a very, very, very good job of it."
One of the members of the power elite who controls the world today is David Rockefeller, and at the September 14, 1994 Annual U.N. Ambassador's Dinner sponsored by the Business Council for the U.N., host Rudolph Giuliani introduced Rockefeller as a "citizen of the world" and "one of the formidable figures of the 20th century." Rockefeller then stated: "This present window of opportunity, during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built will not be open too long. Already there are powerful forces at work that threaten to destroy all our hopes and methods to erect an enduring structure of global cooperation."
To what "structure" Rockefeller was referring was made clearer in his MEMOIRS (2002), where he admitted being part of a "secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States . . . conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure -- one world, if you will." Specifically regarding the Americas, Rockefeller was a founding member of the Council of the Americas in 1965. And at a May 6, 1996 meeting of that organization, Thomas McLarty (counselor to President Clinton) referred to Rockefeller as his "valued mentor." This was after Rockefeller referred to McLarty as "a reliable collaborator in the effort to advance the process of hemispheric economic integration."
According to the North American Forum on Integration (NAFINA), on November 17, 1979 when Ronald Reagan officially declared his presidential candidacy, he proposed a "North American Agreement" in which "the goods and people of the three countries will cross boundaries more freely." Then as his presidency began in January 1981, he proposed a North American common market. By the last year of his presidency, Reagan was clearly "thinking globally" as on January 11, 1988, at the City Club of Cleveland, he remarked: "Even more than in the past, this new world economy is a one-world economy. . . . In this new world economy, national boundaries are increasingly becoming obsolete. . . . These new economic realities dictate a world economy."
Reagan was succeeded as president by George H.W. Bush, who on April 30, 1992 issued Executive Order 12803 privatizing America's infrastructure, which would allow foreign companies to lease American toll roads, bridges, etc. However, Bush would have had difficulty getting enough Democrats to vote for NAFTA (and GATT). Therefore, the power elite chose Democrat Bill Clinton as the next president in order to push through those trade agreements, and there are now NAFTA tribunals which can actually overturn U.S. laws.
Flowing from NAFTA has been the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) emphasizing the "economic integration" of the three North American nations. And promoting this integration has been NAFINA, including Robert Pastor as one of its directors. Pastor has been the chief architect of the North American Union movement, and NAFINA's objectives include "raising awareness among future North American leaders regarding regional integration issues" and "developing their sense of a North American identity."
At NAFINA's May 20-25, 2007 Triumvirate ("the only North American model parliament") meeting, among the themes debated was the creation of a Customs Union for the 3 nations. And if you go to a NAFINA website, you can see the planned North American trade corridors (Pacific, central western, central eastern and Atlantic).
September 19-21, 2007 in Denver, there was a Great Plains International Conference on international trade corridors, at which Mexican mayor Evaristo Lenin Perez advocated moving quickly toward a European-style merger of the U.S., Canada and Mexico. If you look at the SPP website, in the background you will see a map of North America, and the state in which I reside (North Carolina) now has embedded a hologram of this same map on its drivers' licenses. The hologram was developed by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, whose spokesman, Jason King, told NewsWithViews.com columnist Jim Kouri that its "goal is to create a continental security device" that can be used by motor vehicle agencies throughout North America. Not long ago, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget also required American businesses to update their "North American Industry Classification Code" to replace the Standard Industry Classification code. This new industry-coding requirement was developed jointly by the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Jobs flow back and forth among the countries, as companies such as Maytag, Nokia, and Black & Decker set up factories in small towns such as Reynosa just across the Mexican border. For example, 675 Black & Decker jobs in Fayetteville, N.C., south of where I live, just went to Reynosa. In the opposite direction, Mexican laborers are flooding the U.S. By 2015, one in five people born in Mexico will be living in the U.S. as Mexican citizens. Many of these are illegal aliens, and the pressure to crack down on U.S. employers hiring them will probably result in a national I.D. issued to all foreign workers. Some organization then probably will bring a lawsuit about such inequality because an I.D. isn't required of other workers. That, in turn, will result in pressure for a national I.D. for everyone. This is how the power elite manipulates events in order to accomplish its objectives (e.g., everyone gets an I.D. number that can be tracked).
Once the U.S., Canada and Mexico have been "economically integrated," this will form the basis for a North American Union (with its own currency, the Amero). This "region" will be linked with other regions (e.g., the European Union and its Euro) around the world to form the power elite's World Socialist Government. Relevant to this process, in July 2007 the African Union summit in Accra proposed a process for federating all African nations. And currently, negotiations are underway for Economic Partnership Agreements between Eastern and Southern African nations and the European Union.
This process has euphemistically come to be known as "globalization," and is designed to undermine the middle class with the objective of creating a modern feudal society (see "Our Feudal Future"). Janet Yellen (president of San Francisco's Federal Reserve Bank) in a November 6, 2006 speech titled "Economic Inequality in the United States" even acknowledged that "globalization and skill-based technological change may have been working in combination to particularly depress the wage gains of those in the middle of the U.S. wage distribution."
Relevant to this, over 3 million Americans have lost manufacturing jobs since George W. Bush became President. In addition, corporations are using H1B visas to train foreigners here, then send them home to train others so more American jobs can be outsourced. According to Phyllis Schlafly's "New Awakening About Free Trade" report (April 18, 2007): "CISCO Systems, the leading maker of communications equipment, will have 20% of its talent in India within 5 years, and global consulting giant Accenture will have more employees in India than in the U.S. by the end of this year. IBM reduced its American workforce by 31,000 while increasing its Indian staff by 52,000. CitiGroup, which already has 22,000 employees in India, plans to eliminate 26,000 jobs in the U.S. and increase its Asian workforce by another 10,000 where the pay is lower." In a WALL STREET JOURNAL article, "Job Prospects: Pain from Free Trade Spurs Second Thoughts" (March 28, 2007) by David Wessel and Bob Davis, even free trade proponent Professor Alan Blinder now acknowledges that 30-40 million American jobs could be at risk from free trade, mostly from outsourcing.
A lot of lower-skilled American jobs have already gone to Communist China, which has used its great increase in wealth to expand tremendously its military capabilities to use eventually as a blackmail weapon against the U.S. Even before this threat occurs, though, China is currently positioned to blackmail economically the U.S. It has $1.33 trillion of foreign reserves, and if it decided to liquidate those and switch to the Euro as its reserve currency, the dollar could crash, sending the U.S. into economic recession. Perhaps this possibility is why, according to a September 17, 2007 Associated Press article "Greenspan: Euro Gains As Reserve Choice," former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan said that "It is possible that the Euro could replace the dollar as the reserve currency of choice. . . . The European Central Bank has become a serious factor in the global economy."
This is all part of the power elite's plan for a feudal World Socialist Government in which we become their serfs. However, as a December 31, 1999, WALL STREET JOURNAL editorial stated: "The God who looked out upon the earth and pronounced it good designed us to glorify Him as free men and not as serfs."
Update: Most people remember the sign over President Bush saying "Mission Accomplished" at the beginning of the Iraq war, and they think it just applied to a military operation. However, there was more going on than most realize. In November 2000, Saddam Hussein proposed the euro as a medium of exchange for his crude oil trade, and he received UN approval for it. Thus, the U.S. had to pay in euros for the 2.5 billion barrels of oil it ordered. As Chuck Coppes (www.chuckcoppes.com) has said, "You don't think that went unnoticed at the Treasury Department?" In Ron Suskind's THE PRICE OF LOYALTY (2004), former Treausry Secretary Paul O'Neill is quoted as saying that at the first Bush cabinet meeting in January 2001, Vice-President Cheney and the neo-cons took over the conversation and discussed how they could "take out" Saddam. This was 8 months BEFORE 9/11, which was then used to attack Iraq in March 2003. Shortly thereafter, according to THE SCOTSMAN (April 19, 2003), while Iraq's National Museum was being looted on April 10, a half mile away U.S. forces had set up a protective cordon around Iraq's Ministry of Oil. The U.S. then switched Iraq's crude oil trade back to the U.S. dollar from the euro. On May 2, President Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, which displayed a large banner saying "Mission Accomplished." While the military operation in Iraq is still NOT accomplished, the power elite's economic mission was "accomplished." But on September 20, 2007, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard writing in the LONDON TELEGRAPH reported that "Saudi Arabia has refused to cut interest rates in lockstep with the U.S. Federal Reserve for the first time, signalling that the oil-rich Gulf kingdom is prepared to break the dollar currency peg in a move that risks setting off a stampede out of the dollar across the Middle East." Even if such a "stampede" does not occur now, this action by the Saudis is a warning that it could occur in the future, and all Americans would suffer severe economic hardships as a result.
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Dennis Laurence Cuddy, historian and political analyst, received a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (major in American History, minor in political science). Dr. Cuddy has taught at the university level, has been a political and economic risk analyst for an international consulting firm, and has been a Senior Associate with the U.S. Department of Education.
Cuddy has also testified before members of Congress on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice. Dr. Cuddy has authored or edited twenty books and booklets, and has written hundreds of articles appearing in newspapers around the nation, including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows in various parts of the country, such as ABC Radio in New York City, and he has also been a guest on the national television programs USA Today and CBS's Nightwatch.
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According to the North American Forum on Integration (NAFINA), on November 17, 1979 when Ronald Reagan officially declared his presidential candidacy, he proposed a "North American Agreement" in which "the goods and people of the three countries will cross boundaries more freely."