The UN supported project to register every person on earth is well underway. And in the very near future citizens of the Americas, aka the Western Hemisphere, will have their name, address, a unique number and other info stored on databases which will be accessed by a number of users, public and private. Without that official identity, you would not exist.
“Once you’re registered you have a legal entity. Without that, you can’t enforce any rights whether they are social or economic or indeed human rights. So the potential benefits for individuals are enormous. Unless you’re registered, you really are invisible as a person to the authorities in the eyes of the law and indeed to the government.” Carla Abouzahr, Health Metrics Network.
Civil registration is, and has been, a part of the local, state and national government’s job. But something new is about to happen; instant access to a civil registry database for a nation or a region. Every citizen will have his name, date of birth and other data (marriage, divorce, education, job skills, criminal record) necessary for governing an area as large as the Western Hemisphere.
President Obama and Secretary Clinton are implementing policies and programs designed for the integration of North America, followed by the integration of the Western Hemisphere. Clinton’s policy maker, Anne-Marie Slaughter, is in charge of working toward regional and global governance. As the author of the scholarly work, “A New World Order,” published in 2004, she is highly qualified for that job.
The Obama administration has agreed to continue the 2008 George Bush plan for hemispheric integration, the Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas initiative, with a more socialist agenda.
Hillary Clinton, El Salvador, May 31, 2009:
“This meeting builds on the work of the previous U.S. administration, but the President and I are also committed to re-launching the Pathways to Prosperity, and expanding its work to spread the benefits of economic recovery, growth, and open markets to the most vulnerable and marginalized citizens of our region.”
Her closing statement:
“But let us also embark together down a new path defined by shared responsibilities, shared opportunities, and a commitment [to] improve the life of every citizen in the Americas. We are part of the same family, this continent is our common home, and we will inherit a common future. Let us do all we can to harness the untapped human potential that covers this vast hemisphere.” (America’s middle class need not apply.)
As a member of the Organization of American States (OAS), the United States is participating in the process of civil registry for the 34 nations of the Western Hemisphere, from Barbados to Chile. The National Office of Civil Registration for the U.S., according to the OAS SEDI Executive Office, Civil Registry Program, is the Social Security Administration.
Greatly helping an eventual integration of the Western Hemisphere is a “Memorandum of Understanding among the United Nation’s Children’s Fund and the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Development Bank for Cooperation in the area of Citizen Registration, signed on August 8, 2006, which notes, inter alia, that the General Secretariat is committed to ‘strengthening governance through the modernization of the state and to the recognition and strengthening of the right to identify through programs and projects to increase access to citizen registration and to build capacity of institutions responsible for registration in Latin America and the Caribbean as the cornerstone of its development activities.'”
The joint project is called the “Inter-American Program For Universal Civil Registry And The Right To Identity.” This is a consolidated effort…to promote and achieve…the purposes, objectives and specific measures set forth below.” See here, pages 5-11.
Ensure that by 2015 birth registration, which is used to ensure the right to identity, with emphasis on persons in poverty and at risk, is universal, accessable, and, if possible, cost-free.
- 1. a. The member states will strengthen and/or, where applicable, develop national institutions responsible for conducting universal civil registration.
- 2. f. The states will ensure that people may consult the information about themselves that the states possess. The state will promote to that end, in an expeditious and simple manner, the use of information and telecommunication technologies.
- 5. b. The states will, to the extent possible, consider factors aimed at harmonizing laws in force in the various member states in the area of the identity of persons.
- 5. c. The states will foster uniformity in registry systems, so as to obtain instruments that will enable their use in the various member states.
(The 34 nations of the Western Hemisphere, including the United States, will harmonize their systems so that any nation, or organization, public or private, can ask for data and receive it over a network. This interconnectedness, based on commerce and trade agreements, could extend to the rest of the world. Remember, the registry has your address, wherever you are.)
Specific Measures (Excerpts):
- 2. k. The states will register all girls and boys immediately after birth and will promote late registration of adults in accordance with their domestic legislation and any obligations they have incurred by virtue of pertinent international instruments. To that end, with the support of the General Secrtariat and specialized agencies of the inter-American system when such support is requested, the states will strive to acquire the required technological equipment and software.
- 2. l. The states, with the support of the General Secretariat when such support is requested, will promote the design and execution of massive civil registry campaigns that include all relevant measures to guarantee access to registration and the actual registration of boys and girls, adolescents, and adults.
- 2. m. Likewise, the states will promote late registration of thoses adults who have not been registured, thereby attempting to ensure that registration of the parents helps to ensure effective registration of their children.
- 3. h. The states will take advantage of services and programs provided by the state to verify that all children accessing them have their civil registry IDs. If they do not, parents, and guardians should be helped with the process of applying for and obtaining them.
Follow-up on implementation of the Program (Exerpts):
- 6.b Hold a meeting in the CAJP framework in 2010 to assess progress with implementation of the program, based on the information provided by the states and a progress report by the General Secretariat, with a view to making any changes to the Program that are appropriate in order to reach the goal of achieving universal civil registry by 2015.
- 3. The states will further promote the establishment of effective international and intergovernmental cooperation mechanisms, in order to improve their laws and policies, including-to the extent possible-their harmonization, and to share information regarding the Program’s objectives. (An integrated system, treating the Americas as if it were a single entity.)
The European Union is much further along toward utilizing an integrated network that can access massive data from a region, then send it to customers. An example is RISER, Registry Information Service on European Residents.
“RISER is a Trans-European egovernment service which was set up to offer official civil registry information to companies and administrations from across Europe in an easy to access manner. The service is supplied by national or local authorities with data from the respective registries. It provides uniform and multilingual access to its customers via a secure internet infrastucture based on open standards. Riser offers a Single-Point- of Access and enables its customers to submit inquiries without knowing in advance of the diversified requirements to access the desired data in various Member States.”
“Verification of address information by accessing civil registries is one of the most frequently used services offered by public administrations in the EU Member States.”
“The main target groups of the RISER Service are companies and public administrations. Both groups have a demand for official address information from population registries to verify client or citizens data. The precise target groups are:
Mail Order Companies-To verify customers in the pre-sales and post-sales phase to avoid undeliverable mailing or non-paid invoices.
Banks/Insurance Companies-Require registry information to update their customer databases. Recent legal changes on a European level have obligated banks to validate their customer information continuously. (Efforts are being made to automatically update a citizens status, such as death, marriage, arrest, new address, etc. soon after the fact.)
Public Administrations-For public services the verification of citizen address information is important in multiple cases, e.g. police, social security or management of penalties.
National Service Providers-National or regional registry information services maintain online portals, which enable end-user customers to request verified address information.”
RISER (2009) is connected to the civil registration authorities of seven European Member States including Germany, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Sweden and Estonia and covers a population of more than 122 million citizens. In 2007, RISER also established a pilot service in Poland. In addition to this, RISER is about to extend the service to further European countries which include Finland, Lithuania, Slovenia, United Kingdom and Norway.”
If the member states of the Organization of American States complete a viable civil registration system by 2015, along with a European Union type of internet infrastructure for instant access to enhanced citizen data, then governance and keeping track of a billion citizens will be made much easier.
American internet companies do censor speech on the internet in China and in the United States. Americans have also had their emails monitored as the same companies have cooperated with our government. In China, Yahoo gave the Chinese government the name of a dissident who published on the internet. The dissident, Wang Xiaoning, was arrested and sentenced to 10 years in prison. We can expect this repression to increase as citizens are stripped of their rights in this new world, where the independent thinker must become one of the sheep if he wants to survive.
Under a corporate trading state of the Americas, big brother will rule. Individual freedoms will disppear. Freedom of speech will have exceptions, as is the rule in the European Union and the new standard for the world. And no right to bear arms in this manufactured dystopian society, where citizens without guns make it easy for the rulers to suppress the people.
In this trading region, companies in the United States could access temporary cheap, qualified workers, including professionals, from a population nearing one billion over the next three decades. Americans, of course, would also have to deal with temporary job offers paying less money and little or no benefits. And the job may not be in the United States.
No more middle class. No more roots. Since American corporations are trying to eliminate company sponsored insurance plans, the government would be the only option left. And with 100 million more people in the U.S. by 2039, mostly uneducated and with no desire to become a citizen of the U.S., there will be no one to pick up the tab.
As I have written before, this hemisphere, in preparation for integration, already has an integrated response force for the Americas; one for North America and one for South America and the Caribbean.
The U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) was the force that assisted Haiti in the recent earthquake. They will respond to other disasters and civil unrest with an integrated civilian/military force from the United States, the Caribbean and South America. These forces train together with ground and naval exercises in support of the Americas.
General Bantz J. Craddock, on Feb. 2, 2006, gave the keynote address at a SOUTHCOM Conference, ‘The Americas in the 21st Century: The Challenge of Governance and Security.”
“The focus of the conference…could not be more timely-and will certainly contribute to the dialogue among U.S. and regional government officials-media and military leaders about future directions for the region and-more importantly-how we apply national and international resources-both individually as nations and regionally as part of a multinational community-to best provide for our citizens.” (The end of the sovereign nation state)
The U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) is the response force for North America and the Gulf of Mexico. This integrated response force from the United States, Canada and Mexico will react to natural disasters and civil unrest. George Bush, for the first time in our history, assigned an American army unit (up to 20,000 soldiers) for permanent duty on American soil as well as other parts of North America if needed. And they will be needed.
Biometric ID cards with a special number for each person is the ID of choice by those who decide such things. President Calderon has stated that each citizen of Mexico will have a national biometric ID in 2 years. With the United States, it started with REAL ID, then the enhanced driver’s license or ID. The enhanced ID has been delayed although U.S. states along our border with Canada are already using the enhanced version with the approval of the Department of Homeland Security.
Now Senators Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham are putting together another amnesty bill with a biometric ID Social Security card that some say will be a national ID card. There will be a national card of some kind that will be used with the civil registry of the Americas, the most likely name for the Western Hemisphere’s version of the European Union.
Note that the Americas, with the Organization of American States (OAS), already has a hemispheric parliament, with a member from the United States, as well as other governing institutions. The favorite location for the Secretariat, or capital, is Miami.