Seeing Texas’ post about Obama: Obama, President of a European Commission?
Reminded me of this post from my old TownHall blog in 2010, re-posted here:
In the Star Trek television and movie anthology, the universe is in perfect order. This universe is governed by a fictional interplanetary federal republic, taking the form of a post-capitalist liberal democracy (re: Greece). It has also been described as a utopian socialist society. The Federation is described as stressing, at least nominally, the values of universal liberty, equality, justice, peace, and cooperation. Of course, this is fiction but it doesn’t keep some from trying to create it.
Since inauguration day, I’ve been searching for what drives President Obama. I’ve asked myself various questions: why the never ending campaigning, why apologize for American leadership in the world?, why criticize our “outreach” to Muslims when we provided leadership in Bosnia and freed 25 million Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan? Why are we effectively nationalizing whole industries and trying to establish “global” governance for the financial industry? Why does he support policies that are in direct contradiction to the history and traditions of our country? Why does he ignore the will of the people to push programs that are clearly detrimental to the economic health of our country? I have a theory, newly formed, President Obama has greater aspirations than just the President of the United States, and he is gunning for the top slot – President of the United Federation of Planets.
Glenn Beck has been doing a series on the implementation of global governance and after watching his program (I have to TIVO and catch up on the weekends – no time during the week); I have come to realize that the actions of the Obama administration dovetail well in the grand scheme of global governance. Beck pointed out that “global governance” and “global government” is not the same thing. “Governance” does not require “government”. Beck quoted from a report from the UN of 1999: “Governance is not government. It is the framework of rules, institutions and practices that set limits on behavior of individuals, organizations, and companies.” We have had a global economy for the better part of 3 decades. Trade has steadily increased and capital has flowed across political boundaries according to the laws of the countries involved. Tariffs are imposed and rescinded, trade has prospered but until now, there have been few credible efforts to control the BEHAVIOR of people across those political boundaries.
What has to happen for “global” governance to occur”?
A weakened America. An America who is “just one of many”. An America who is reluctant to lead or seems indecisive about who her friends are. An apathetic population who are disinterested and disaffected. An America in hock to the world for its debt. An America that is morally weak and destroys its moral authority with self-loathing navel-gazing. An America divorced from the core principles of our founding – drifting, directionless and subject to sort of a political version of “Brownian Movement” – a directionless bumper care ride from crisis to crisis.
A compliant American body politic with a globalist, socialist or communist worldview. “Community Activists” who see illegal immigration as an opportunity to create another victim class that can dilute the power of traditional Americans and is ripe for “organizing”, per Andy Stern, former president of SEIU: “We created global trade. We created global finance. We created global companies but we forgot to create a global government or a global organization or global regulators.”
A national leadership who is willing to cede power to the UN, sign treaties that are completely against the interests of the country (i.e. Kyoto), willing to commit unilateral or disproportionate disarmament, willing to abandon our historical allies and those who need our protection. A leadership that actually proposed global governance through global financial rules and global taxes. A leadership willing to include foreign law in our Supreme Court decisions and turn over the adjudication of its citizen constituents to a world court. Elimination of our space program, effectively ceding that leadership to Russia and eliminating our direct access to the last “high ground” of the future. A leadership no longer willing to shoulder the responsibility of being president of the glee club and would prefer to be just one of the chorus.
A “global” crisis. Of their own volition, a majority of Americans would never submit their liberty to the control of another country or governing body, it would take an “event horizon” magnitude event to change that. Several have been tried over the years, the most recent being anthropogenic global warming. There has been an entire infrastructure built around this theory. Cap and trade, restrictive environmental policies, governmental creation of a “green industry” that is tightly controlled and federally funded, all were sitting in wait. This “crisis” was perfect – it was worldwide in scope, had universal appeal (who could be against saving Mother Gaia?), it had the backing of the scientific and academic communities and had attained religious status among the “believers” (primarily on the Left), so much so that “deniers” were equated with Holocaust deniers. There were calls for prosecution of people who dared to question the Gaia worship. Reasonable people were being won over or beaten into submission by the ubiquitous and relentless marketing campaigns – at least until the revelation of the emails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Angila, aka Climategate.
Match up the actions of candidate Obama, President Obama and his administration with the criteria listed above. The speeches in Germany, the globalist worldview, the curriculum vitae of his appointed Czars, our current domestic and foreign policies, his associations with ACORN and the SEIU, his lack of a traditional American childhood, his tutelage by Frank Marshall Davis, his flirtations with the New Party in Chicago, the influences of Bill Ayers, Carl Davidson and Saul Alinsky would seem to form a basis for his support of “global governance”.
Barack Obama – first black President of the United States, first President of the United Federation of Planets.