Politics


flumaskSo I’ve been off the blogging scene for a while.  Life, once in a while, gets so busy that I can’t blog as often as I’d like.  But I’m back for now.

Honestly, I forgot about this blog for a bit.  But I quickly remembered it this morning while watching the news.  The top news story for the last week has been the swine flu originating from Mexico.

When I first heard the news, I thought that this was the next public scare like the avian flu from a few years ago.  At that time, the avian flu came on slowly.  There were lots of stories in the news and getting the world prepped for this massive outbreak.  We were reminded of the 100 million killed by the flu in 1917-18.  But all that has since left the scene and is not on the news anymore.

Now comes the swine flu … practically unexpectedly.  Suddenly the avian flu is back on topic.  All the scare tactics are being pulled out now.  Just this very minute, there is news that Mexico will shut down from May 1 to May 5.  (Vice President) Biden, on NBC news this morning, said he wouldn’t travel on the subways and airplanes.  And then there is this article from the Telegraph which is entitled “Swine flu: ‘All humanity under threat'”.

Now put on your conspiracytheory glasses.  What will the world call for in order to prevent spreading of future viruses?  Focus on North America and look into the future.  Someone will ask the question, “how can we prevent another outbreak in Mexico or Canada which would impact the United States?”  The answer is to put stricter rules and governance in place that monitors and manages diseases and viruses that pop up in North America.  The same would happen in the other regions of the world.

This is just another step toward One World, although this little crisis is perhaps unexpected and the Obama administration will just take advantage of it.  What’s the saying? … never let a good crisis go to waste.

photo from The Telegraph via Cellar IOD

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Today while watching TV, I saw a most curious commercial. The commercial touted the great qualities of a new initiative. What caught my attention were the images showing people using a new type of card to travel back and forth between counties in the Western Hemisphere. At the end of the commercial, the title of the initiative was flashed on the screen with a website address. The name … the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.

Almost instantaneously, I thought of Zeitgeist the Movie and a “Damn Interesting” article entitled “The Revenge of the Fighting Quaker”

Then of course everyone has been watching the events unfold this week … the events on Wall Street. Some are calling it the 9/11 of Banking or the Financial Institution. What the U.S. government has done is shocking … at least to me. Now there is this proposal that will “fix” this crisis at the tune of $1 Trillion!! World markets reacted enthusiastically when they heard the U.S. government stepped in.

All of these thoughts are swirling in my head … the WHTI, this past week’s events and Zeitgeist and the DI article. It’s all very interesting to say the least.

If you’re curious, click on the links and do some investigation of your own. I smell a wizard in Oz.

Post Script

While I was re-reading this today, I just remembered that we can’t forget about NAFTA. The link is to the Wikipedia article. One of the references in the article is a transcript of an interview of Mexico’s president Vicente Fox with Larry King. Here is part of what they said in the interview:

KING: E-mail from Mrs. Gonzalez in Elizabeth, New Jersey. “Mr. Fox, I would like to know how you feel about the possibility of having a Latin America united with one currency?”

FOX: Long term, very long term. What we propose together, President Bush and myself, it’s ALCA, which is a trade union for all of the Americas. And everything was running fluently until Hugo Chavez came. He decided to isolate himself. He decided to combat the idea and destroy the idea…

KING: It’s going to be like the euro dollar, you mean?

FOX: Well, that would be long, long term. I think the processes to go, first step into is trading agreement. And then further on, a new vision, like we are trying to do with NAFTA.

One world.

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