17 Jun 2007 11:47 GMT
Across the world the human rights movement is being used by transnational corporations to be the front line they can hide behind. Open borders and unrestricted movement of illegal aliens is the wet dream of capitalism. Corporations would like to pay us as little as possible, so we can all work like slaves. This is first and foremost about making the richest even richer! We need to stopped being dupes and get educated on the forces behind this movement!!!
The human rights movement has been duped by transnational corporations to be the front line they can hide behind. Open borders and unrestricted movement of illegal aliens is the wet dream of capitalism. See below for numerous references by the work of the economic elite. Do we see their faces on the front lines? NO! Because corporate organizations like the Ford Foundation, AT&T, IBM and Microsoft have poured millions into special issue groups to do it for them. These companies would like to pay us as little as possible, so we can all work like slaves. Making everyone's job available to the competition of billions of people is what open borders are all about. Whether you believe in the humanitarian aspects of open borders or not, this is first and foremost about making the richest even richer! We need to stopped being dupes and get educated on the forces behind this movement!!!
This is about the deconstruction of national sovereignties across the globe and using rights groups to do it while these groups think they are only promoting their own cause. In fact, this is a highly strategized concept to move the world under a new rule of law that was not established through the democratic involvement of the people, but by lawyers specializing in international law establishing bodies the the World Trade Organization.
Borders, Trade and Welfare by two economists, one from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
In the era of globalization, are borders just arbitrary lines on the map?(page 2)...Differences in languages, cultures, customs, and regulations all impose barriers to trade that are specific to borders...Some barriers may only be removed after extreme measures such as complete political integration.(page 5)...Small countries have much more to gain from integration than large countries, but even huge countries such as the US will earn substantial benefit from deep integration.(pp 30 & 31)
The use of different moneys across borders can form a barrier as there are costs in exchanging currencies in spot and forward markets and traders face uncertainty about currency movements that cannot always be hedged. A common currency also leads to greater transparency of price differentials.(page 7)
It is therefore clear that the policies, institutions and regulations that separate nations create very large barriers to trade across borders.(page 18)
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may be wiser than his counterparts to not specifically talk about removing "border barriers", but you can kind of read between the lines as he talks about trade in general and his attitude that Americans may not like change to their country, but oh well. These are a few randomly organized excerpts from a speech he gave on global economic integration at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (where the planned North American Superhighway will pass by).
"The critical role of government policy in supporting, or at least permitting, global economic integration...however, social and political opposition to rapid economic integration has also emerged....social dislocation, and consequently often social resistance, may result when economies become more open...increased economic interdependence may also engender opposition by stimulating social or cultural change, or by being perceived as benefiting some groups much more than others."
The Border Papers - The Prospects for Deeper North American Economic Integration: A U.S. Perspective
"In the United States, however, the issues of deeper economic integration have been subordinated, at least temporarily, to the immediate demands of national security [due to 911]. This new reality poses additional challenges and opportunities for North American economic integration...But melding the political, security and economic objectives of the three countries is now more complex...The NAFTA partners must work more closely together now, so that — in case there are additional terrorist attacks down the road — they will be less disposed to respond with knee-jerk actions that disrupt goods and people moving across borders and spawn enduring political acrimony...To date, however, the Bush administration has given scant attention to proposals to deepen economic integration in North America — with the notable exception of border-security pacts.
The most difficult problem between Mexico and the United States, but one with the highest political and economic payoff if satisfactorily resolved, is the issue of unauthorized Mexican workers...Individual eligibility for the residence permit would require evidence that the person resided in the United States prior to the announcement of the program. Applicants for a residence permit who could provide satisfactory evidence of residence in the United Statesprior to the announcement of the program would not be subject to deportation..." (These last couple sentences sound like the latest amnesty proposal, but this paper was published in Jan. 2004.)
This Harvard economist tries to convince his students of the merits of illegal immigration by 1) not calling it "illegal" and 2) pointing them to a letter signed by 500 economists reminding President Bush and Congress among other things, how great it is that they send "billions of dollars of their own money back to their home countries" which is, of course, one aspect of economic integration.
Not necessarily proposed by only economists, but worth citing.
Creating a North American Community
Chairmen’s Statement: Independent Task Force on the Future of North America
"The boundaries of the [North American] community would be defined by a common external tariff and an outer security perimeter.Within this area, the movement of people and products would be legal, orderly, and safe." (page 6) "develop a secure NorthAmericanBorderPasswith biometric identifiers. This document would allow its bearers expedited passage through customs, immigration, and airport security throughout the region." (page 12) "...development of a network of Centers for North American Studies in all three countries, and cross-border training programs for elementary- and secondary-school teachers." (page 13)
“assist elementary and secondary schools in teaching about North America.” (page 29) “Develop teacher exchange and training programs for elementary and secondary school teachers. This would assist in removing language barriers and give some students a greater sense of a North American identity. Greater efforts should also be made to recruit Mexican language teachers to teach Spanish in the United Statesand Canada.” (page 30)
From a United Nation's organization called Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) which is basically charged with helping to develop a Middle Eastern Union.
Annual Review of Developments in Globalization and Regional Integration in the Countries of the ESCWA Region
"Globalization is a widely-used term that can be defined in a number of different ways. When used in an economic context, it refers to the reduction and removal of barriers between national borders in order to facilitate the flow of goods, capital, services and labour. Globalization is not a new phenomenon. It began in the late nineteenth century, but its spread slowed during the period from the start of the First World War until the third quarter of the twentieth century. This slowdown can be attributed to the inwardlooking policies pursued by a number of countries in order to protect their respective industries...The pace of globalization picked up rapidly during the fourth quarter of the twentieth century...although considerable barriers remain to the flow of labour..."(page 4)
The Rebordering of North America: Integration and Exclusion in a New Security Context
North American Economic and Financial Integration, Volume 10 (Research in Global Strategic Management)
Economic Integration in Europe and North America, No 5
The Future of North American Integration: Beyond Nafta
Regional Economic Integration, Volume 12
Regional Integration and Economic Development
The Economics of European Integration
Assessing Regional Integration in Africa: ECA Policy Research Report
Trade Policy and Economic Integration in the Middle East and North Africa: Economic Boundaries in Flux (The Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa, 1)
Transforming East Asia: The Evolution of Regional Economic Integration
Economic Integration of the Korean Peninsula (Special Reports (Institute for International Economics (U.S.)), No. 10.)