"Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure - one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it." – David Rockefeller
Two hundred thirty five years ago, another group sought to knit together one empire from disparate peoples with goals that did not include sending tribute to enrich her nobles. That was the British Empire, and the founding fathers opted out at the cost of much blood and treasure. For the next century or so, the fledgling U.S. successfully negotiated its way through various international intrigues in the pursuit of its own interests. At the end of the 19th century, though we were drawn back into the fold and with the establishment of the Federal Reserve in 1913 our government’s treasury took a back seat to banks having overseas ownership.
The upshot of that loss of sovereignty has been heavy involvement in two major world wars and a host of smaller conflicts, as well as the institution of a personal income tax. The foreign policy of the founding fathers, which declined military involvement outside our own borders except in cases of pressing need (such as the wholesale enslavement of our merchant sailors by the Barbary pirates of North Africa), has for a century been slapped with a derogatory label: isolationism. Instead, we endure interventionism and things like a disheartening black granite “V” in the ground in Washington in place of almost sixty thousand baby boomers who would now be nearing retirement.
In short, globalism is the latest in a series of efforts by elites to tighten their control on the ordinary people they view as subjects rather than as free individuals. Globalism wears many faces, including the environmental movement, multinational corporations, the United Nations, and elite groups like the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group. Important globalist initiatives include Agenda 21 and the International Monetary Fund’s lending facility. In countries having natural resources that globalists wish to exploit, leaders are faced with a stark choice: accept loans to finance “development” projects that will be built by the developed nations and paid for by exploitation of the resources in question, or face a campaign of destabilization that will allow for a change of regime to someone who will do business.
In terms of assets natural resources, agriculture, industrial productive capacity and know-how, the United States lacks for nothing. What the United States really does lack though is the ability to decouple its political process from 147 global megacorporations (primarily banks) identified in a University of Zurich study as controlling 40% of global commerce. Thomas Jefferson said, “banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.” With the global financial crisis morphing and spreading day by day, it’s getting easier to see that he was right.
Operating across borders, these banks and corporations are in a position to play with the destinies of nations, or if they so choose they can eventually replace nations with a global government, even as they absorb one another until there is only a single entity in control of both government and commerce. Readers lacking time to slog through such dystopian novels as 1984 and Brave New World for a glimpse of why that would be a bad idea can easily to do an internet search on Rudyard Kipling’s foray into science fiction, a short story called As Easy as ABC.
The founding fathers wanted the people to be in control of their own destinies rather than having longstanding institutions such as the British monarchy decide things for them. Somehow Americans have allowed themselves to lose the thread of individualism and instead are becoming steadily more dominated by increasingly shadowy authorities. Globalism is, however, the defining characteristic of those authorities.