(Alex Newman | The New American)
The global government-promoting Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) published a new report this month demanding further integration of North America, calling for deeper “cooperation” on everything from energy, law enforcement, and healthcare to labor regulations, trade, and education. With the globalist architects well aware of how unpopular their sought-after “North American Union” scheme remains among the public, the CFR appears to have toned down some of its extreme anti-sovereignty rhetoric. Instead, the new report emphasizes what the outfit called a “new focus” on North America dealing primarily with energy, “community,” and “security.” The scheme, however, remains just as radical.
“In sum, we recommend a new partnership for North America, a new model for the world of integration and cooperation among sovereign states,” the report claims, paying phony lip service to national sovereignty even while openly advocating its surreptitious surrender to unaccountable transnational institutions. “The foundation for U.S. foreign policy in years to come should be ‘Made in North America.’” It adds: “Now is the moment for the United States to break free from old foreign policy biases to recognize that a stronger, more dynamic, resilient continental base will increase U.S. power globally.”
The controversial 137-page CFR report, dubbed North America: Time for a New Focus, was produced by a self-styled “Independent Task Force” chaired by retired U.S. Gen. David Petraeus and former World Bank boss Robert Zoellick, now a bigwig at Goldman Sachs. The two globalists are longtime veterans of the CFR and the even more shadowy Bilderberg summits, which every year bring together some of the leading extremists from around the world in the push for what they call “global governance.”
The late Professor Robert Pastor, a CFR operative often described as the “Father of the North American Union,” also served as a member of the task force promoting a continental regime to usurp the sovereignty of Americans, Canadians, and Mexicans. Before he died, Pastor credited The John Birch Society, an affiliate of this magazine, for having killed his radical dream of a European Union-style Leviathan to rule over North America. However, as evidenced by the latest CFR demands on “integration,” the plot to impose a regional super-state on the North American continent is far from dead.
The dubious CFR task force, which appears to have been tasked with formulating politically palatable schemes to assault national sovereignty on the continent, placed special emphasis on energy. Claiming that “North America” could eventually prove to be self-sufficient when it comes to production, the report argued that “continental energy and environmental policies are not keeping up.” Of course, the overwhelming majority of Americans have no idea that there are even “continental energy and environmental policies” — much less whom or what formulates them. But those schemes are expanding nevertheless, though apparently not quickly enough for CFR globalists.
“The North American countries need a regional energy strategy,” the report continues without explicitly acknowledging that “regional” policies require “regional” governance beyond the accountability of domestic voters or constitutions. “The Task Force recommends specific steps to strengthen the continental energy infrastructure (including approval of the Keystone XL pipeline), expand energy exports, support Mexico’s historic reforms, secure safety and encourage harmonized policies to promote energy conservation and lessen carbon costs.”
So-called “harmonized” policies means that government regulations and laws should be the same in each country. Across the European Union, for instance, the overwhelming majority of laws and regulations now originate in Brussels, where voters have virtually no say and out-of-control bureaucrats dictate policy to formerly independent governments. And of course, no globalist report would be complete without demonizing CO2 — exhaled by humans, required for plants, and referred to by scientists as “the gas of life.” So-called “carbon costs” are a manufactured cost, underpinned by discredited theories on “global warming,” aimed at regulating and taxing virtually every human activity while centralizing coercive power at the international level.
Beyond energy, the CFR report shows clearly that the globalists have big plans for their sought-after North American regime. Under the guise of “fostering” what the task force calls a “North American community,” the CFR demanded “comprehensive immigration reform, workforce development, and the creation of a mobility accord to facilitate the movement of workers.” The report also demands that the U.S. Congress pass “comprehensive immigration reforms” — also known as amnesty for illegal immigrants; or as the task force put it, “a pathway to legalization for undocumented immigrants now in the United States.”
“To better aid the movement of North American workers, the three countries should also create a North American Mobility Accord, expand visas for skilled workers, streamline recognition of professional credentials, and develop a regional educational innovation strategy,” the report demands, sounding like what one analyst described to The New American as a “regional Dream Act.” The report seeks to expand on the deeply controversial scheme known as “Beyond the Border,” too — essentially creating what globalists refer to as a “security perimeter” around “North America” while diminishing and eventually abolishing borders for practical purposes within the new “North American” bloc.
The CFR task force also touts “notable opportunities” to “integrate further” in everything from transportation and healthcare — continental ObamaCare, perhaps — to money transfers and border management. Indeed, as was made clear by totalitarians of the last century, healthcare is an especially important component of controlling populations. “The Task Force recognizes the strong cooperation among the three North American countries in preparing the continent for pandemics and health emergencies,” the report says. “It believes the three countries can build on these foundations to integrate and streamline procedures and to ensure the continued health of North Americans.”
The task force also called for a designated U.S. cabinet official to serve as “North American champion,” in addition to new offices at the State Department and the National Security Council to deal exclusively with “North America.” But the process of continental integration — or the surrendering of independence — is already well underway, whether or not Obama has designated his Treasury or State Department bosses as official “champions” of the plot.
“We have shared values,” Petraeus claimed at a New York event unveiling the report, referring to Mexicans, Canadians, and Americans. “I was at a conference in London about two or three months ago, and the question that was posed to me was, after America, what?… I said, after America, North America.” Most Americans would probably not be pleased to know that globalists are quietly plotting their future “after America,” but that is indeed what is happening.
At the same CFR event in New York, neocon Zoellick said “the policy challenge is, how do you get deeper integration, where you have three countries that are very sensitive to their sovereignty? That’s different than the European model.” In other words, the “policy challenge” is how to subvert sovereignty against the wishes of the people without arousing too much opposition. With almost 500 million “North Americans,” Zoellick also touted the potential of “a common workforce and human capital” — supposedly something to think about in reference to the globalist-engineered rise of the Communist Chinese dictatorship.
As The New American and other sources have documented extensively, the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, has served as the foundation for continental integration. The same process occurred in Europe with its “European Free Trade Agreement” that eventually became a full-fledged super-state — with globalists deliberately lying to the public every step of the way. Already, North American “tribunals” are purporting to overrule U.S. and state laws and courts as North American bureaucracies increasingly seek to expand their own power and resources. But the CFR wants to go much, much further.
There is one big obstacle to the grandiose plot, however: The people whom the three governments purport to represent. Of course, the authors of the CFR report acknowledge that, for “reasons of history and political culture,” the people of the United States, Canada, and Mexico are all “highly protective of national sovereignty and independence.” So, in light of that fact, the report outlines a wide array of schemes to subvert that national sovereignty and independence without arousing too much alarm or opposition — something globalist schemers have been working on for decades, as revealed in official documents released by WikiLeaks.
As this magazine and the globalists themselves have pointed out, the North American integration plot is merely one component of a much broader strategy in the imposition of what globalists refer to as their “New World Order.” In late August, for example, establishment front-man Henry Kissinger had an excerpt from his book World Order published in the Wall Street Journal. In it, he noted: “The contemporary quest for world order will require a coherent strategy to establish a concept of order within the various regions and to relate these regional orders to one another.”
That is exactly what is happening around the world as the European Union, the African Union, the Union of South American States, the Eurasian Union, and other regimes continue to usurp the sovereignty, wealth, and liberty of humanity. The globalists have made clear that they intend to eventually try to foist a “North American” parliament, currency, and much more on the people of the continent. If the American people hope to remain free and independent, crushing the radical concept of a “North American” regime must be high on the priority list.