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The theme for today is Back to Colonial Economics.
For thinking people, this means that American Economic Enterprise is no longer either American or Enterprise.
|“The effort is in its infancy, however the Bush Administration has been operating in secret for at least two years to establish what can only be described as a North American Union with Mexico and Canada, along the same lines as the European Union. If that happens, it can only mean an eventual end to the U.S. Constitution as our ruling document, replaced instead with a new North American Government. That is what is happening in Europe today.“Plans are well underway to establish a NAFTA Super Highway, to be the width of eight football fields. It will run from Mexico to Canada, running through the middle of the United States. No tariffs or direct inspections will be enforced as trucks from Mexico and Canada drive through this nation. Only electronic scanning will be used on the trucks.”
– The American Policy Center, 2007
There is more. Much more! The purpose of this illustration is not to discuss this “Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP)” leading to the creation of the “North American Union (NAU).”
The purpose is to expose you, the listener and reader, to your ignorance.
You simply did not know about SPP and NAU! The Multi-National Corporations and Mexico’s Asian trading partner did not plan for you to know. Your congress persons do not know. There is no congressional oversight!
In current trade negotiations:
- Secrecy dominates over Transparency in operations.
- Executive defeats Legislative power in policy-making.
- Multi-National interests overpower Entrepreneurial initiative in the marketplace
Like so many of our American ideas, liberal economics were born elsewhere and transported tumultuously to our shores. Following the World Wars of the 20th century, the United States emerged as the dominant world economic power.
By the beginning of the 21st century, American business had asserted itself as the world’s “Generative Innovator.” Driven by its Research and Development or “R&D”, American capitalism became the most creative and productive, entrepreneurial-led, capitalistic economy in the history of civilization. All other nations “ran in her draft.”
Then instead of “capitalizing” upon her pre-potent Human and Information Capital assets, American business “capitulated” to Multi-Nationals who compete in the marketplace on the terms of their “M & Ms—Monopolies and Manipulations.”
Internally, American businesses dropped the “R” in the R&D because it was expensive rather than profitable. They dedicated investments only to development that translated directly into short-term profitability for stock-holders.
Gone is the potency of Bell Labs and the Watson and Xerox centers as sources of generativity for innovative “positioning” in the marketplace.
Simultaneously, American businesses adopted Information Technologies, or “IT” as their driving industry. The resultant intellectual retreat to the “Go – No Go” reasoning of the “binary function” has had the disastrous economic consequences of numbing once-generative American brains while simultaneously stimulating Third World brains to participate in designing binary branching systems. America was no longer the generative leader! The world was, indeed, “flat!”
Perhaps most precipitous, America adopted Multi-National Corporations as her market leaders. They were indeed the children of her Free Enterprise System. But they undermined her destiny with “Command-and-Control” market strategies. To be sure, they turned the binary branching systems upside-down as they recreated Free Enterprise in a “Chain-of-Command” society.
Today, America is a “Colonial Economy” once again. As “parasitic host” to Multi-National Corporations, our home-grown Free Enterprise System is being taxed heavily, our entrepreneurs are being emasculated, and our citizens are having their jobs hijacked—along with our technologies.
Once again, the presidential candidates who would save us are from a different age—The Industrial Age:
- Republicans from “The Old Capitalist School of Finance” who endorse the Multi-National’s way of doing business (think “The Last Dinner of the Dinosaurs”).
- Democrats from “The Labor School of Jobs and Dues” who oppose Free Trade, period! (think “Jobs for Nephews”).
Again, we approached the peak of the mountain to get a “peek” at continuously-changing, entrepreneurially-driven, free enterprise economics. And we retreated to the security of Colonial Control Economics.
Signing off for Freedomblog, this is Bob Carkhuff.
Remember, We the People, that we are host to many parasites that no longer serve our Freedom Functions. Think about it!
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“May the road rise to meet you,
And the wind be at your back.”