September 23, 2009

Gordon Brown

September 23, 2009 Isn’t it interesting that the New York Times would publish an op-ed piece from Gordon Brown, prime minister of England, in which Brown talks openly about “the creation of the first truly global society?” You seldom hear American leaders talking this way. Perhaps the powers that be hope they can introduce the “one world” idea from outside the U.S. and avoid the kind of confrontation they have set up around this issue? Not that I’m looking for a confrontation. I’m just looking at the way things have been done and shaking my head as if to say, “You would think the leaders would know better, wouldn’t you?” After all, what happens to all the national pride, national sovereignty, national identity, national government, national currency, national arrogance, national power, national sense of “we are the greatest…and that is how it’s supposed to be” that has been shoved down our throats for the last 200 years and especially the last 50 years? Brown is now suggesting that it is time for a little international cooperation around climate change, renewing economic prosperity, fighting terrorism, ending nuclear proliferation, and overcoming poverty.  These are worthy challenges, of course. But there is one fly in the soup that may have to be dealt with and that is the truth around September 11, 2001. In a recent book, The Ground Truth, by John Farmer, Dean of Rutger University’s School of Law and former Attorney General of New Jersey, Farmer was a member of the 9/11 Commission and drafted their original report. In this new book, however, he and the other members of the Commission  are now saying they were lied to by the FBI, CIA, the White House, and NORAD – and they have full proof of this. It is pretty clear that there was considerable cooperation with the “terrorists” at the highest levels of our government. This being the case, how can we move ahead with any kind of plan for the future until the truth is known? The law of Spirit is, “If you build something on a rotten (deceptive) foundation, the new structure will not last.” In Gordon Brown’s essay, All Together Now, he calls for us to develop a strategy of Afghanization and says we should build up the Afghan army, police, and civic institutions, then hand Afghanistan back to the Afghan people. What he really calls for is to build up an Afghan Army that will fight for Western causes when we tell them to, police their people according to our ideas of democracy, and redo their institutions in the image of America so that we can have a major presence smack in the middle of the Eurasian continent that is handy and close to both Russia and China. He suggests that we stop charging the world’s poorest people in undeveloped countries for medical treatment they cannot afford, but does not mention those in the developed world who also cannot afford medical treatment. He then goes on to suggest sending $1 billion in cold hard cash to developing nations to revolutionize their health care systems. What about OUR failing, useless health care system? And who, I ask, has a billion dollars to send anywhere?