GEO-POLITICS, ECONOMICS AND GLOBALIZATION
Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.
February 25, 2008
[Note: Whenever someone mentions a TransAmerica superhighway across the U.S. from Mexico to Canada, they are labeled conspiracy know-nothings by politicians and the media. Well, THE ECONOMIST is one of the most respected periodical published, and in the January 17, 2008 edition in the article "The Great Plains Drain" one reads the following about economic problems in Cheyenne county, Colorado and how to solve them: "A more ambitious proposal involves building a 'super-highway' between Mexico and Canada which would pass through eastern Colorado. Backers says it would almost double traffic through Cheyenne county, leading to an increase in jobs and perhaps even in people...."]
In a note at the beginning of my last column, I referred to a distinguished political economist in 1908 predicting the First World War followed by world peace. Geopolitics and economics are tools used by the power elite to achieve world government via globalization. In 1908, THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY devoted Volume 2, Number 4 "To the United Nations of the World" (UNW). It included the "First Draft of the Constitution of the United Nations of the World," written by William Osborne McDowell, who had assembled a group of political economists toward the effort.
McDowell had made his fortune in railroads and silver mining. He was a "free thinker" with the International Red Cross (refer to my previous article about the Red Cross and the Russian Communist Revolution of 1917). He also became president of the League of Peace, a term coined by Immanuel Kant in his 1795 essay "Project for a Perpetual Peace." On October 18, 1905 THE NEW YORK TIMES published "Mr. Carnegie appeals for a League of Peace," and President Theodore Roosevelt advocated the establishment of the League of Peace in a 1910 speech (see THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 6, 1910). On October 5, 1912 League of Peace president McDowell delivered a tribute to Alfred Lord Tennyson who dreamed of "the Parliament of man, the Federation of world." Internationally, McDowell led in organizing parliamentary governments in Russia, China, and Persia (Iran).
Following in the efforts of power elitists Cecil Rhodes and his friend Andrew Carnegie, as well as John D. Rockefeller, McDowell's Constitution of the United Nations of the World (CUNW) had a Cabinet that included the executive head of Rockefeller's General Education Board, or an International Educational Association as the Secretary of Education of the UNW. In the UNW, the Secretary of the Department of Original Research "shall be the executive head of an International Association dedicated to this work of the Carnegie Institute." Similarly, the Secretary of Endowments, Annuities and Pensions "shall be... devoted to this work of the Carnegie Foundation." And the Secretary of International Education "will for the present be the ranking trustee of the Cecil Rhodes Oxford Educational Endowment Fund." The CUNW also provides that all armies and navies of the world "shall be placed under the control of the United Nations of the World."
Rhodes, Carnegie, Rockefeller and other members of the power elite have been and are proponents of the control of mankind by an elite like that proposed by Plato in his REPUBLIC. The foremost intellectual advocate of this philosophy from the 1930s until his death in 1973 was Leo Strauss, who wrote to Karl Lowith on August 18, 1946, "I really believe... that the perfect political order, as Plato and Aristotle have sketched it, is the perfect political order" (Cecil Rhodes' mentor John Ruskin read Plato every day). Strauss also wrote in NATURAL RIGHT AND HISTORY (1953) that "the best regime is that in which the best men habitually rule for aristocracy."
In the last half of the 20th century, students of the Strauss philosophy, especially "neo-conservatives," have risen in political influence, coming to power at the beginning of the 21st century with their dominance in the presidency of George W. Bush. These individuals, like the Rhodes scholars who dominated the Clinton presidency, are proponents of "globalization."
On September 26, 2000 World Bank President James Wolfensohn addressed the bank's board of governors in Prague, Czech Republic. His speech was titled "Building an Equitable World" (distributed as Occasional Paper No. 2 by World Goodwill, founded by Luciferian occultist Alice Bailey), and he emphasized that "Globalization is about an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.... We cannot turn back globalization." He concluded his speech by speaking of the "opportunities and promise of a global economy," and the "obligation to the next generation to leave them... a world of equity..." (remember that "equity" does not mean equal opportunity, but rather equality of results, such as equality of income, which would mean redistribution of wealth away from Americans). Wolfensohn is a CFR and Bilderberg member who is on the board of Rockefeller's Population Council (which advocates population control), and who hosted Bill Clinton's 49th birthday party at his home.
Globalization also includes political consensus and health issues as on May 15, 2002 the Vatican's representative, Archbishop Javier Lozano Barragan, at the 55th Assembly of the World Health Organization spoke about globalization in terms of "the need for a more effective global governance that can guarantee the creation of political consensus" regarding health needs. Note the implication that there will be some type of world governing mechanism that will actually guarantee political consensus. The Archbishop also spoke of "the global plan of life and health that aims at bringing everything into an overall unity," calling it "the spirituality of health."
The power elite, of course, feel they have a right and obligation to rule the masses. As I have written before, David Rockefeller informed Congressman William Dannemeyer that few men are born to rule while most men are born to be ruled. The power elite and its puppets also feel they don't have to explain or justify their actions, and President George W. Bush is a perfect example of this. In a November 17, 2002 interview with Bob Woodward on CBS's "60 Minutes," Bush is quoted as saying "I'm the Commander-in-Chief, see.... I do not need to explain why I say things. That's the interesting thing about being the President.... I don't feel like I owe anybody an explanation."
The fact that a clear majority of the people of the world do not support globalization doesn't matter in the least to the power elite. On February 6, 2008, the BBC World Service released poll results showing that while 84% of Chinese respondents and 63% of Russian respondents see globalization as a positive local economic influence, in 21 of 34 countries surveyed, most respondents (74% in the U.S.) blamed globalization for worsening conditions.
Often the power elite funds certain foundations, think tanks, and scholars who support their worldview and who conduct studies designed to persuade the public to accept the global geopolitical and economic system planned by the power elite. In 2004, Anne-Marie Slaughter (Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University) authored A NEW WORLD ORDER, a shorter version of which was published as "The Real World Order" in the 75th anniversary issue of the CFR's FOREIGN AFFAIRS. In her book, she wrote about "a world order... (that) could create a genuine global rule of law." She also used terms such as "institutions of interdependence," and regarding "disaggregated sovereignty" she wrote that "the sovereignty of 'single states' (nations) must become a more flexible and practical attribute.... Over time, national government officials would come to recognize responsibilities not only to their national constituents, but broader global constituencies."
As I have written many times before, the power elite wants to unite regions of the world into a World Socialist Government. Relevant to this, one of their agents is Henry Kissinger, who in a SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE column September 10, 2006 opined: "We now know that we face the imperative of building a new world order or potential catastrophe. It cannot be done alone by either side of the Atlantic. Is that realization sufficient to regenerate a sense of common purpose?" In other words, because the world is facing catastrophe due to military conflicts, the U.S. and Europe should unite in purpose to build a new world order. Once united in purpose, the next step will be to unite federally as proposed by Congressman George H.W. Bush on December 2, 1969 in House Concurrent Resolution 460.
The power elite is able to accomplish its objectives by controlling people's choice of leaders. For example, in the U.S. in 2008 Henry Kissinger supports John McCain for president. Fellow power elite agent Zbigniew Brzezinski supports Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton is part of the Rhodes Scholar network via her husband. And Mike Huckabee's foreign policy advisor is CFR president and Rhodes Scholar Richard Haas.
One of the key forums for the power elite is the Bilderberg annual conference. In a recent Alex Jones video titled ENDGAME, a commentator outside a Bilderberg meeting says the elite are in there planning what's going to happen over the next year. The last Bilderberg meeting was May 31-June 3, 2007 in Istanbul. It was probably shortly thereafter that the various intelligence agencies of the U.S. began preparing the 2007 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) report released in November 2007, which surprised most people by finding that Iran was not the threat it was previously thought to be. This put the brakes on all the rhetoric by the Bush administration hinting there might be a pre-emptive strike on Iran.
What's probably happened is that the power elite at the Bilderberg meeting in Istanbul considered the fragility of U.S. and other economies and directed a pullback (at least temporarily) of an attack on Iran. Why? Before the Arab oil embargo of 1973-74, most nations had bilateral contracts with oil producing nations. To avoid specific countries embargoing of oil, the U.S. and others created a "pool" from which anyone could buy using the dollar as the medium of exchange. However, in the last decade or so, according to W. Joseph Stroupe (editor of GLOBAL EVENTS magazine), Russia, China, and India have returned to bilateral contracts which do not require the dollar as the medium of exchange. And U.S. Senator Richard Lugar has pointed out that 70 percent of oil reserves are possessed by regimes closer to Russia and China than to the U.S.
Thus, the U.S. today is in a vulnerable position of being subjected to a drastic dollar devaluation which would cause a recession if China (which is heavily dependent on Iranian oil) took economic reprisal actions if the U.S. attacked Iran. This scenario is one result of globalization because of the great trade imbalance between the U.S. and China, resulting in the latter's possession of almost 1 trillion dollars which it could "dump" on the market causing the dollar to plummet in value.
The U.S. has been deliberately placed in this position of vulnerability because we now import over 60% of our oil compared to only 36% at the time of the earlier Arab oil embargo. You don't think this situation was unforeseen, or happened by accident, do you?
So why have the American people allowed this to happen? It is because they have been dumbed down to the level of cognitively dissonant stupidity. If you think is an overstatement, let me give you an example of its validity. The public elects school boards, which across this nation (and with public approval) have banned public displays of affection at schools. Because of this, in November 2007 a female junior high school student in Alabama had to serve detention for hugging a male student whose parent just died. At the same time time across the nation, there are school-based clinics to which students can go to get contraceptives, sometimes without their parents' knowledge. Do you see how stupid this is? Girls can be disciplined with detention for hugging a male friend who lost his parent, but the schools can facilitate the same girls having sexual intercourse with the male friend by providing them with contraceptives!
Obviously, there is a massive mental health problem of cognitive dissonance here. But don't worry, there are mental health professionals such as psychiatrists to help. Right? Don't count on it. On February 15 on NBC's "Today Show" one of their guests was a prominent psychiatrist who discussed the Northern Illinois University shootings that just occurred. The psychiatrist said to focus on the victims rather than their assailant who was in death receiving the desired television fame that may have helped cause his attack. The "Today Show" focusing on the victims immediately showed bleeding and crying students. I couldn't believe they did this and thought to myself, "What if there's some student angry at others who have hurt him, and he'd like to see them bleed and cry?" This "focusing on the victims" and their pain at Northern Illinois University could prompt that person to become a copycat mass murderer!
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What they should do in such cases is briefly report the incident and then move on to other news, rather than have some reporter typically sticking a microphone in an obviously suffering victim's face and inanely asking, "How does it feel?" No wonder our nation and world are in trouble! Once again, God please help us!
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