Thursday, May 10, 2007
The EU and North American Union
Posted: May 10, 2007
1:00 a.m. Eastern
Did you notice the European Union celebrated its 50th anniversary this month?
I don't know about you, but I distinctly recall the launch of the EU in 1993 – 14 years ago. How is it that a 14-year-old government is celebrating its 50th anniversary?
It's an important story – especially for Americans who don't believe there is a real threat of or planning for a future North American Community confederating the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Today, the Europeans proud of their regional government achievement see the real birth of the EU dating back to the 1957 Treaty of Rome, involving only six countries for the purpose of pooling their steel and coal resources.
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The idea was to make it impossible for another internecine European war to take place because no one nation could dominate the industries of these strategic commodities. They also believed it would spur economic development.
It was, in modern parlance, a primitive free trade agreement – much less sweeping in scope than the North American Free Trade Agreement adopted by the U.S., Canada and Mexico just over a decade ago.
But the Euro-elite understand it was this baby step in the direction of integration that set the continent on the road to merger.
And that's why the 50th anniversary celebrations are taking place all year long in Europe.
Today, those with similar plans for North America talk about them in muted terms. They will tell you it's not really a European Union-style confederation they are seeking. It's a simpler, more palatable North American Community.
Keep in mind, before the European Union emerged, it was called the European Community. Before that, it was the European Economic Community.
These things are accomplished in stages.
It should now be obvious to any thinking, rational person who can add two plus two that the North American Free Trade Agreement – NAFTA – was the first stage in a long-range plan for a European Union-style confederation in North America between the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
And that is not the endgame.
The endgame is world government.
"President Bush signed an agreement creating a 'permanent body' that commits the U.S. to 'deeper transatlantic economic integration,' without ratification by the Senate as a treaty or passage by Congress as a law," reported WND.
"The 'Transatlantic Economic Integration' between the U.S. and the European Union was signed April 30 at the White House by Bush, German Chancellor Angela Merkel – the current president of the European Council – and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso.
"The document acknowledges 'the transatlantic economy remains at the forefront of globalization,' arguing that the U.S. and the European Union 'seek to strengthen transatlantic economic integration.'"
This was not buried news that took WND investigative efforts to uncover. This was not some secret memo WND unearthed. This was not some Internet rumor. This announcement by Bush was posted on the White House website.
Yet, not a single news agency other than WND seized on the significance of this unilateral move by the Bush administration.
It's called "not seeing the forest for the trees."
The forest is globalization.
What is globalization?
It's not just free trade. It's not just economic cooperation. It's not just a series of strategic agreements between nations. It's shorthand for moving toward one-world government.
No one would have believed 50 years ago Europe could actually be governed as one large confederation. Today it is a reality.
This was not the result of the people of Europe clamoring for a centralized bureaucracy in Belgium. It was the result of careful, quiet planning by the European elite. And, ultimately, it was achieved not through the will of the people, but in spite of it.