AS IN THE PHILIPPINES, SO IN AMERICA: ASEAN AND ITS
COUNTER-PART, THE NORTH AMERICAN UNION
NEW YORK, August 5, 2007---I recently explained how names of
organizations reflect an underlying causal unity. As examples, I cited
the various public-private partnerships ending with the buzzword
"partnership" such as the various municipal public private partnerships.
to mind because of a column in the Philippine press last week. The
author, Natalia M.L.M Morales, is the vice president of the Philippine
Council for Foreign Relations. Reminds one of THE Council on Foreign
Relations on Park Avenue and 68th Street in Manhattan, New York City.
know, by the way, that the United States is peppered with chapters of
an organization called the Foreign Affairs Council? As a freelance
reporter many years ago, I covered an event at the Pittsburgh Foreign
Affairs Council, where William Bennett, Education Secretary under
President Ronald Reagan, was speaking. That's when I first came across
I had lunch
with some of the membership... a lot of tooty fruity hotshots. I did
get a free lunch out of it and did write an article.
Just as the
country is peppered with these organizations, at least in major cities,
organizations under titles of the form [NAME OF COUNTRY] Council on
Foreign Relations can be found all over the world. They have the same
feel, the same focus, as their parent in New York City.
Morales writes about the strengthening of ASEAN, the organization of
southeast Asian nations that is run on a consensus basis. There is a
hue and cry among pundits in the press to make some of the
organization's pronouncements mandatory for all the member nations--a
charter with "teeth," so to speak.
for example, complains that Filipinos don't really identify with their
region. They don't see themselves, in other words, as patriotic
southeast Asians. I think that is very wise of them.
that Ms. Morales, like many others who surfaced with similar
commentaries in the press during the recent ASEAN meeting in Manila,
would like to see a kind of charter or constitution that would envelop
all of ASEAN's members, but that would also abrogate the
decision-making process on the part of the average citizen that is the
heart of the democracies of the region, including the Philippines.
community," Morales writes, "demands a higher level and quality of
interaction that may not initially involve the common man."
continues: "ASEAN is definitely understood and appreciated by political
leaders and the economic elite who have the means to benefit from the
regional process. The "trickle down' effect to the community could come
if trickle-down doesn't come later, Ms. Morales? Do you think people
are just going to roll over and play dead? That's not what the lesson
of history teaches us. A lot of "elites" went to the guillotine during
the French Revolution. They did not do to well in the wake of the
Russian Revolution either. Would they have acted differently if they
had known that their actions would have resulted in their gruesome
Why is this
of interest to Americans? Because there seems to be some effort afoot
to similarly form a "North American Union" that is backed by THE
Council on Foreign Relations and that would similarly abrogate the
rights of the "common man."
already happened in Europe, where a new charter for the European Union
will be adopted, not by the "common man," but by the "elite," through
the national legislatures they control. This is basically a
national surrender to a multinational organization without a popular
vote. The same procedure is undoubtedly planned for the United States
via the North American Union, whose governing body would control
Mexico, and Canada as well as the United States. This is
unconstitutional and nothing short of treasonous. But it will happen if
people do nothing to stop it. Proponents of the North American Union
meet in Canada this month under, it is said, very high security.
There are a
lot of people who are infuriated about this. You can go to
http://www.stopthenorthamericanunion.com/ or Alex Jones's
www.infowars.com to find out more. Or, you could roll over and play
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