Global governance is the end game; a world based on international law, open borders, a global free market where corporations call the shots, privatizing public assets, and the sovereign nation state has ceased to exist. In America, deregulation is designed to free the financial community from government control, which will help “deconstruct” our sovereignty. And, as we have seen, unfettered capitalism, where satisfying greed is the only reason for existence, only leads to disaster. McCain is on board with both.
John McCain, a proud globalist and free trader, has been endorsed (09/04/08) for president by Stephan Richter, writer for the Globalist, a publication which states that it “covers the biggest story of our lifetime-globalization.”
According to Richter, “Despite his recently driven embrace of the Republican base, (Council on Foreign Relations member) John McCain’s political DNA, as evidenced by his legislative record over the past decade or two, is not that of a conservative-or maverick.
“No, it is that of a bridge builder-of somebody who understands that political parties are essentially marketing machines, but one is not necessarily better than the other.”
“He would focus on what he knows best…education reform, immigration reform (He supported all the amnesty bills ) and campaign finance reform.”
With an expected Democratic majority in Congress, “a President McCain may come to cast himself-as a prime minister, seeking to advance a slew of key reforms, from health care to immigration, by building majorities for each of these issues. (These immigration bills also contain legislation setting up the foundations for a North American Community, a corporate trading state and prelude to a Free Trade Area of the Americas. The FTAA project was started by George Bush senior, later picked up by George W. Bush and now John McCain has promised to pursue it if elected.)
Richter concludes, ‘The message to Obama? Your time will come, my friend-but not now.”
John McCain is the biggest cheerleader for unfettered capitalism and a world government, integrated and harmonized by trade agreements. Those planning and implementing the new global order realize that trade agreements between nations and regions is the best way to accomplish the goal of global governance.
Former UN Secretary Kofi Annan: “The United Nations once dealt only with governments. But now we know that peace and prosperity cannot be achieved without partnerships involving governments, international organizations, the business community and civil society.”
McCain, in a speech to the Florida Association of Broadcasters, gave his support for globalization and corporate control of the Western Hemisphere: archives,(12/22/07), “John McCain will Integrate the Western Hemisphere…”
McCain: “With globalization, our hemisphere has grown closer, more integrated, and more interdependent. Latin America today is increasingly vital to the fortunes of the United States. Americans north and south (South America, that is) share a common geography and a common destiny. I would like to share with you today my vision about where our hemisphere is headed and how, as President, I would lead our region.”
“We need to build on the passage of the Central America Free Trade Agreement by expanding U.S. trade with the region. Let’s start by ratifying the trade agreements with Panama, Peru, and Columbia that are already completed, and pushing forward the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)…My administration would reduce barriers to trade…”
“If elected I will work to create a new global league of Democracies that would give Brazil, Columbia, Chile, Peru and other great nations in the region a voice that they are denied in the United Nations Security Council.” (As members of an integrated Western Hemisphere represented by the United States)
“I believe the Americas can and must be the model for a new 21st century hemisphere, where trade is free across all borders, where security and opportunity are defended and advanced for all, where the rule of law and the magic of the market place allow all peoples, north and south, to reach their God-given potential (for cheap wages). That will be my vision as your President.” (as President of the U.S. or the Western Hemisphere?)
In 1992, Professor Philip Bom wrote:
“The European Community will be transformed into an all-European union. So, too, the Americas will be transformed into an integrated region of the new global order…
“What is new is the drive and determination to develop common markets for political economic integration. Correspondingly, there is the determination to institutionalize interdependence: a new global order through regional (FTAA), bilateral and multilateral regulations…and through joint parliamentary bodies.” (Philip Bom, The Coming Century of Commonism: the Beauty and the Beast of Global Governance.)
The Globalist article “Toward a Global Community?” (o3/13/04), states that a number of actors are”shaping the evolution of Globalization.”
“In addition to the organizations of the United Nations system, other global actors include parliamentarians and local authorities, multinational corporations (the most important group), trade unions, business groups (U.S. Chamber of Commerce) and cooperatives.”
Our congressmen have been meeting with European Union members of Parliament for 10 years and together they agreed to laws and regulations that are integrating the U.S. and EU in a number of areas. Bush signed an agreement with the EU on April 30, 2007 in Washington, setting up a framework for deeper integration with a target date of 2015. See ‘A single political Framework for U.S.-European Union by 2015?, 07/22/08, archives Also this blog, 07/26/08, ‘Bush: Integration with the European Union and a World based on International Law.’
“The potential for a more participatory and democratic SYSTEM OF WORLD GOVERNANCE lies today more in the future evolution of these expanding networks of people and institutions…”
“These networks complement-and extend beyond-the existing system of international organizations. They can be the seedbed of a future global community with shared interests and common goals.”
This process is called incrementalism, a method of harmonizing and integrating every aspect of two or more sovereign nation states over time and under the radar. That would include a common external tariff, a common outer security perimeter, commerce, manufacturing, open borders, temporary worker programs (visas) and initial governing institutions (like the CFR plan for a North American Community).
The European Union used this method to integrate Europe to the point where it is now trying to force a constitution on the member nations, thus forming a superstate with sovereignty over Europe and based on international law. The member nations’ constitutions must defer to the EU constitution, where freedom of speech is not free and will land you in prison if you violate the exceptions listed. See archives, “European Union: Free Speech can get you 3 years in Prison…” 08/07/08.
McCain, the deregulator, is also consistently pursuing steps that will keep big business from being held back by government regulations that control their bad behavior.
McCain voted for passage of the Senate version of the (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, S. 900) in 1999. The bill eliminated “current barriers erected by the 1933 Glass-Seagull Act and other laws that impede affiliations between banking, securities, insurance and other firms.” (He missed the final vote since he was out on the campaign trail in New Hampshire.) See this for more quotes on deregulation from John McCain.
As a result of this law, corporate types found themselves in a profit-driven frenzy, acting in a reckless and criminal manner. Millions of subprime loans were made to applicants unqualified for a loan of any kind. In many cases, information about the applicants was falsified. In this “interdependent world,” corporations around the world became involved. When the scheme came to its predictable fruition, those corporations who screamed for freedom from regulation were begging for the government (American taxpayers) to bail them out. Now there is talk that we may have to bail out foreign firms, too.
There were a number of reliable experts who spoke about the certainty of this disaster. But no one listened.
In a 2005 interview, author James Howard Kunstler talked about the signs of a long emergency for America:
“We’re already seeing them. The two clearest signs are serious geopolitical friction and the volatility in the oil markets. A third one, which hasn’t quite gotten traction, will be disruptions in the financial markets. But that could happen at any moment.”
And the real estate bubble? “Absolutely. The housing bubble is a perverse form of financial behavior. It’s a consequence of capital desperately seeking a way to increase in an industrial economy that has ceased to grow. America is no longer producing wealth in the conventional sense. And so the housing bubble is a way for residual capital to produce wealth. But like all bubbles, it’s a delusional thing that will probably end in tears.” See archives, 05/23/08, “America: When Oil becomes scarce, what then?”
McCain told The Wall Street Journal last March that “I’m always for less regulation, but I am aware of the view that there is need for government oversight in situations like the subprime lending crisis (aware of the view but doesn’t agree)…but I am fundamentally a deregulator.”
McCain is an open book. His efforts will clearly destroy our nation by carrying on the global mission that George Bush has left unfinished.
“Zealots of any religion are always pests that cause havoc with their inflexible fanaticism-but they don’t usually run the biggest economy in the world.” Nouriel Roubini, New York University
“This time they did and they ran it into the ground.” Tony Kinsella
modified 09/25/08, 1910