what is needed is acts of civil organization, that people say the problem is that we're on our blogs and comments. in england in a face book group a few thousand people decided to drink on the subway in london, and apparently a mini bar a boom box and food was smuggled in ? my point is people wanted to drink so they drank, we need to work out how to propel ourselves into organized discord again hah.
It is already being built it Texas. Why should they be able to take land through eminent domain from American citizens and turn it over to foreign interests for starters? Is this why they are allowing Mexican truckers in? Ask the Teamsters Union. This is not out in the open because it is so blatantly against the working class of America. We better get this stopped and get some new legislators in before it's too late. See who is running against the incumbent and support them if you can. We need people that will restore America and look out for us. We need rid of the status quo.
Let's hope by some quirk of fate we don't get Clinton Act Two. I think it will finish us off completely. She will get a paver and do the damned road herself. They came into office with nothing and are now multimillionaires. Not so Jimmy Carter. Speaks volumes to me.
Consider that Reagan and Clinton opened the flood gates to corporate controlled media, because that's who would insure that they would continue in power...there is the root of the problem, the corporate media has too much say in the politics of society...the majority of people who are affected by policy, have very little say...and easily grow weary fighting it...
No rest for the weary...it's time for change...the pendulum must swing the other way...
Yes, they do. E-mail the link to your friends. Invite your current connections. Spread the word. People have no idea, and it's not even a blip on the radar screen of the corporate media. Why should they say anything? Thanks Reagan and Clinton it was thoughtful of you to allow the media to consolidate and ruin our chance of real news.
One of the first things we have to do is get public financing of our elections. We need a political public television station that we can use to introduce our national, state and local candidates to rein in costs. We could show government working the rest of the time and keep an eye on what is happening. If we don't do this we will continue to get rich morons for legislators. That is one of our biggest problems. They have never worked a day in their lives why do they represent us? If we don't hurry and take it back we lose it forever.
I also agree with jubal. The N.A.U. is on its way. The timeline is pretty hard to get a handle on, but the original Free Trade agreement put in place the building blocks of what is to be:
a common currency (Canadian and US $ virtually on par now)
a common constitution (based on commerce)
It will be hard to actually make changes to borders, and let's be real, the countries will not change. The United States will keep her constitution, as will Canada and its Bill or Rights and freedoms. However those things will take a back seat to the new economic order.
Selling when you give foreign ownership to large percentages of your country, you eventually lose control of your country.
The World Bank and IMF know that better than anyone, it's going to be interesting to see what happens when the roles are reversed for North America.
Thank you Kdrew for putting these things into perspective.
You are probably right on that the reality will be more that the Constitution will take a back seat to the economic new world order.
In a famous science fiction book that I read called Stranger in a Strange Land, the author predicted a new World Federation of States and also an Eastern Muslim Based Federation of States being the two remaining superpowers in the world arriving sometime, according to the author, by the year 2050. The world will be divided once again into two great empires. This is after World War 3 and World War 4 have come and gone and people are in permanent settlements on the Moon.
It was an interesting read, but even though it was fiction, there was a lot of truthful speculation inserted in those pages by a man who served in the highest levels of military service and intelligence community. Surely he had a lot of insight into the future based on his experience and he infused those ideas into his novels.
Looks like it's now or never...we need to get a handle on this and stop being ruled by those who, instead of caring about the people of this nation, only care about the money it will bring them... selling our country to the highest bidder, instead of figuring out the problems this nation has and attempting to resolve them.
We need more communication with the individuals who were elected to represent us, those who linger in the shadows and the safety of their capitol hill bubbles, not listening to the low class noise that's shattering our fragile infrastructure...
I haven't thought it through yet, but I believe you are probably right Jubal. There is so much going on everywhere it's hard to know exactly what is happening and why. I know there is a reason for the private military and the prison camps. It has to do with this and a complete takeover I'm afraid.
I find that I have to constantly keep an open mind and my reality has to be subject to revision when new information comes to light. I try not to get hung up on currents in new information without really checking them out first and testing out the truth.
Although in Philosophy classes in college we had intense discussions about what is truth and whether truth is absolute or not; I always have clung to relativism. For me this means that some truths are absolute; like laws of physics, of nature, and other truths are relative, meaning the truth changes depending on who is in charge.
In my mind I always try to evaluate things based on this criteria; are we dealing with Natural law or man made laws. This simple categorization has saved me hours of worry and humiliation and needless fear.
You reap what you sow... America is about to sell itself to China and India... Might I suggest the book "The World is Flat” by Thomas L. Friedman.
The USA, (and her allies) the World Bank, and IMF have had this kind of world economy lined up for years. Someone commented that truckers have known about this for years, but no one would listen. That's because they (truckers) couldn't afford to really speak in a way that will be heard...by civil disobedience. You can’t afford to protest, when stopping your action means you lose your home, and your baby will not get milk next week.
The United States and Canada are on the edge of a very dangerous precipice, that there will be no coming back from once we make the step.
Here’s a take from North of your border.
In Ontario, North American auto manufacturers are cutting shifts and preparing to close plants; that has the potential to shut down the Ontario economy, and with that goes a large chunk of the Canadian economy… but wait there’s more.
Canada is currently selling millions of barrels of oil to America… Alberta, one of the (I think THE) richest oil sites in the west will sell it’s oil to Mexico (you go where the $ is) watch what will happen to the US economy when the oil from Canada gets shipped a little more south to run the factories in Mexico, and the price of gas doubles again.
Then as, the price of oil and gas goes up and more businesses move to Mexico where the labor is cheaper, the companies that supply the (auto and other) parts all close because China … (and to a lesser extent India… India can potentially take over all IT in the next decade) China has managed to perfect all the techniques we’ve developed here and will do it at ½ to 1/3 the price.
Now, just to make it worse, imagine you are told, YOUR Company can’t use the highway because of the agreement made with a business that is 49% foreign owned, but totally foreign run. Then, and only then will it hit home, that we have lost control of the very land we call sovereign.
This all started (from my perspective) with Brian Mulroney and Ronald Reagan, it’s been coming for at least 25 years, and our relative prosperity in the midst of all of this allowed us to keep a blind eye, because “tear down that wall” “read my lips”; “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” “the evil doers” “Anna Nicole” “OJ Simpson” “ Nicole Simpson” “The Simple Life” “American Idol” “steroids in baseball” “gay marriage is destroying America” “God Damn America” and thousands of other sound bites and headlines have been used to distract the general population from what is really important… Our sovereignty is for sale. We are on the block, to the highest bidder.
This isn’t about race, religion, sexual orientation, or what flag you wear on your lapel. If you can’t pay to get into the meeting you are not important enough to take part in the discussion.
Civil disobedience will be the ONLY action left for us to take to make any difference… here’s the kicker… I don’t think we have to balls to step away from our laptops and blogs to actually make an impact. And by “we” I don’t mean the radicals, who are already doing it, I mean the we who will have to choose our children’s future over green fees this weekend, who will have to choose political stability over a new jet ski. I’m afraid those of us who have something to lose, will cling to it so it so tight it will be taken from us.
One more example of the egoist elitists, the dangerous demagogues manipulating their latest demographic... another money scheme to undermine the economic infrastructure of the 'good ole USofA...the rich keep getting richer and...well you know the story...
Meanwhile, the middle class falls by the wayside...
Apathy will only serve to seal the fate of those who are, otherwise, without hope...
This is real, this is happening. Welcome to the USA being a third world economy. We better step in and stop this and stop foreign interests from owning or leasing our infrastructure or we won't have a road to ride our donkeys on.
Shouldn't there be some kind of vote on this issue?
This seems like an awfully big plan to just go through without the people having a say in it.
She described this plan very clearly, it's just another way of creating cheaper labor, letting the people in Mexico do it for half the price of somebody in LA, or Oakland, because they don't have a choice.