...in a rush to get to bed last night at a decent hour; a key piece of the picture:
3. Two bits of pertinent input, juxtaposed. The first (as I recall): I was reading yesterday an article in a recent issue of The New American1 entitled 'Permanent Amnesty, Temporary Border'. It was quite a good summary of the whole 'comprehensive immigration reform' issue.2 But what caught my eye in particular was the depiction at the beginning of the article (and on the front cover of the issue itself), of a topographical map of North America with the drawn-in border line between Mexico and the U.S. being erased by a large pencil eraser. This - depiction, and article - had been preceded by a video that I had watched the night before (Saturday), of the Earth as seen from space; both from the Moon landings and from the Space Station.
It's a powerful meme; as some of those astronauts interviewed for the video attested to. Think of it: We have seen ourselves whole for the first time...
...One World, indeed...
It reminded me of my days in an NGO called Planetary Citizens, when I joined them, in their offices in New York City (direct from having spent half a dozen years living in my - a - spiritual community in the north of Scotland) to help with a project they were being the secretariat for called 'The Planetary Initiative (For The World We Choose)'. It was a project designed to help citizens around the world think of themselves as well planetary citizens - responsible for our common Commons - and to engage in activities at their local level reflecting this consciousness; building on the theme that had become a bit of a common currency at the time, of 'Thinking Globally - Acting Locally'. This was in 1981-83. We had modest success with it; culminating with a People's Congress held in Toronto, with the keynote speaker being Ram Dass. I had left the year before, to return to my 'home' base in Scotland. But the PC motto has stayed with me; and echoes in my consciousness to this day:
One Planet - One Humanity - One Destiny.
I am saying that there is a Right way and a Wrong way to go about 'The Project'.
May we choose the right path.
Much depends on our choice.
As you can imagine. I'm sure.
P.S. I left something hanging last night in my blog: my comment about the LGBT 'scene', and why I disapprove of it. A quick comment to the subject:
I disapprove of 'gay flaunting' (just as I do of gay bashing) for their being too enamored of, caught up in, the little picture of their lives, so that they fail to see the larger picture of which it is a part.
And I think I'll let the subject go at that.
I've said enough in this blog for decent digestion and assimilation already as it is.
1 The April 22nd issue. The two issues for April were lost in the mail, and I only received them a few days ago after reporting the fact; so I was doing a bit of reading catch-up.
It's not the first time that some copies of this magazine have gone walkabout in the mail on their way to me. If somebody in the U.S. Postal Service has decided to help themselves to some interesting reading material, that's one thing. But since the magazine is a rightwing magazine - the publication of the John Birch Society - and the postal service employees can rather fairly, I think, be considered not to be of that political persuasion - at least, by and large - I suspect that their loss is due more to simple incompetence. And perhaps, thereby, the reason that the USPS is so heavily in debt as to be almost insolvent as we speak, as I understand.
All rather fitting, in the context, as most readers of TNA would undoubtedly opt for the system to be privatized anyway.
Me? I'm of two minds about that sort of thing; of fire departments too, and so on and so forth. Yes, privatization could mean greater efficiency. But take our public water supplies. If TPTB were of a mind to slip fluoride into them every chance they could - and tranquilizers, say. Or anti-fertiliity agents; whatever strikes their PTB fancy - they could get away with the exercises more easily under privatization than they could under public administration of them, for the latter being subject to public accountability. Anytime you hear the expression 'commercial in-confidence' - look out. And read the fine print of any contracts made between former public utilities, say, and their new-look management, under private hands.
Trust. But verify.
2 Which needs to be looked at/considered in context: the context of the plans of the totalitarian, police-state New World Order crowd for humanity to be herded into one big corral, step by stealthy step; to be controlled (and culled at will) by a team of Elite and technocratic Ubermenschen. Yes, it's true, what the JBS and the Tea Partiers and such like say: They're out to git you.
Who's 'they'? I don't have the time or space to go into all that here; just to give a couple of quotes. This, from President Jimmy Carter's U.S. National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski (and who co-founded the Trilateral Commission with David Rockefeller; another one of 'them'):
"This regionalization [as, e.g., the subsequent Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), then to be morphed into the North American Union (NAU); under either a Republican or a Democrat president. The same crowd is at the top of the pyramid of power] is in keeping with the Trilateral Plan which calls for a gradual convergence of East and West, ultimately leading toward the goal of one world government. National sovereignty is no longer a viable concept."
And, because he is such a good source of quotable info on the subject, another from Zbig (from this same article; by Warren Mass):
"In his essay, 'The North American Union & the Larger Plan,' published on December 17, 2007, Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D. quoted Brzezinski: 'We cannot leap into world government through one quick step... The precondition for eventual and genuine globalization is progressive regionalization because by that we move toward larger, more stable, more cooperative units.' (Emphasis in original.)"
And you will note, won't you, that in his State of the Union address this past February, Resident Obama spoke of/promoted the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TAP)...
...which is all of a piece with how the EU began as the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSE), that then morphed into the European Economic Community (EEC), that then evolved into the current European Union (EU). Which is undergoing severe 'internal contradictions' as we speak...
So: What was originally sold to the public as an economic union then became a political union as well. Or rather to say, it was a political union all along; in the minds of the, er, 'agrarian reformers' behind it all...
You get the picture, I'm sure.