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Written by Alex Newman
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
It is time for the United States of America to ditch the whole “states” thing, and for the federal government to re-organize the nation politically into massive regions with powerful regional governments fully subservient to national and even international authorities. The goal of the dystopian “economic master plan” is for America to become more like Communist China on the road toward a North American Union.
That might sound ridiculous — perhaps like the ravings of a mad man — to the average American. After all, the United States is, by its nature, a union of 50 states that have delegated a few limited and defined powers to their agent, the federal government, in pursuit of, among other objectives, securing “the Blessings of Liberty.” If globalists get their way, though, that “antiquated” notion would be tossed on to the ash heap of history.
Writing in the New York Times last month, a mid-level globalist operative with the war-mongering, global government-promoting Council on Foreign Relations argued that there needs to be a “new map for America.” “Advanced economies in Western Europe and Asia are reorienting themselves around robust urban clusters of advanced industry,” wrote Parag Khanna, a CFR globalist and self-styled “leading global strategist,” whatever that means. “Unfortunately, American policy making remains wedded to an antiquated political structure of 50 distinct states.”
Instead of the 50 states, Khanna argues that America's new map should be based on regions, each with its own regional government. “We don’t have to create these regions; they already exist, on two levels,” the CFR operative explained. “First, there are now seven distinct super-regions, defined by common economics and demographics, like the Pacific Coast and the Great Lakes. Within these, in addition to America’s main metro hubs, we find new urban archipelagos.” Federal policy should be used to bring it all about, he said.
Of course, Khanna, who was born in India but lived in Arabia and Europe, is hardly the first to push such a radical reorganization of America. In 1975, The Daily World, a Communist Party propaganda organ, published a piece by Morris Zeitlin headlined “Planning is Socialism’s Trademark.” “In socialist countries, metropolitan regions enjoy metropolitan regional government and comprehensive planning,” the communist operative argued. “The economic and functional efficiencies and the social benefits that comprehensive national, regional and city planning make possible in socialist society explain the Soviet Union’s enormous and rapid economic social progress.” The Soviet Union ostensibly imploded less than two decades after that drivel was published, but only after murdering tens or even hundreds of millions of people in Russia and around the world.
But Khanna does not point to the USSR to illustrate the glories of regional super-government planning. Instead, he points to Communist China, ruled by a barbaric regime that has murdered more people than any other in history and was brought to power thanks in large part to the efforts of CFR globalists. “Despite millenniums of cultivated cultural and linguistic provinces, China is transcending its traditional internal boundaries to become an empire of 26 megacity clusters with populations of up to 100 million each,” Khanna said, as if Communist China's brutal totalitarian rulers and their tyrannical ways were something to be emulated. “Over time these clusters, whose borders fluctuate based on population and economic growth, will be the cores around which the central government allocates subsidies, designs supply chains and builds connections to the rest of the world.” As The New Americanreported in 2013, the regime in Beijing is plotting to herd hundreds of millions of subjects from the countryside into the mega-cities touted by Khanna, at gunpoint if necessary.
Western countries, Khanna claims, “are following suit.” He points to Italy and Britain, populations now subjected against their will to being ruled by the unaccountable regional regime in Brussels, as examples. Indeed, sounding enamored with central planning, the CFR globalist boasts that U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is “driving investment toward a new corridor stretching from Leeds to Liverpool known as the 'Northern Powerhouse'.” Why politicians should be “driving investment” in the first place was not explained.
The same model of planned economic development based on regions should be pursued in America, Khanna argues. “What would this approach look like in America? It would start by focusing not on state lines but on existing lines of infrastructure, supply chains and telecommunications,” he said, adding that the routes stay remarkably similar to the borders of his “emergent super-regions.” For good measure, he goes on to take a swipe at local government, too, saying that “too often, decisions about infrastructure investment are made at the state (or even county) level.” In other words, if only Washington, D.C., was allowed to make all decisions about everything, America would be a better place, the wisdom of America's Founders not withstanding.
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