The ad turned my stomach with its attempt to instill fear of a ethnic group of people that represented a competing portion of the world economy. The fact that the actress was American-Asian brought this home, and set the fear in the laps of our public with regard to Asians, at least psychologically.
But let's back off of the tightly focused 2012 political campaign and look towards the bigger world picture. Governments plan over decades and centuries, not days and hours... unless the leadership is always evolving, like ours. The Art of War talks about planning for generations. We might want to back up and see the world agenda in context of this.
In the mid-80s, the USSR was in one piece, Germany still had its wall, China did not allow outsiders in, there was no NAFTA or Euro dollar. Additionally, the Detroit car manufacturers and ancillary OEM companies were hanging on. Jobs were not outsourced to other 3rd world or low economy countries. The US had the worlds #3 GNP and CALIFORNIA, a state, was #5. Some countries in Africa did not yet have numbers at nearing 80% dying from HIV, a virus which hit the world from an unknown source. The World Trade Towers stood tall.
At that point, a plan to move to a global world economy was unfolded before the financiers and economists headquartered in New York City. A plan to open the larger companies to larger market access...world access. The use of the information age and technology that blurred the lines of distance and difference between markets. And at that time, speakers were saying that to do so, the economy of all the countries would have to be neutralized...a melting pot of equality. When asked, they said it was highly unlikely that the great world powers could stay intact: the US, China, and the USSR. What they were saying seemed impossible at the time. Nice theory. Not useful. Yes, let's feed the poor in the third world countries. Yes it would be nice if our companies could garner larger sales. NO, it wasn't OK to make our children live on less than we were, and our grandchildren less than that.
Detroit has been a small regional picture of the steps taken in outsourcing and global competition following the layout of this plan. Detroit and its residents, were crippled and brought to their knees. The Automotive industry is a representative sample of American business. But instead of bailing from the city, Detroit's financiers gathered and pulled the resources together to put out Clint Eastwood's ad on "pulling up the bootstraps and rebuilding America". I applauded it. It is part of taking their rebuild Detroit plan to the eyes of the world and rebuilding the self-esteem of the residents.
As recently as a few years ago, I sat in yet another "sales presentation" to countywide financiers and economists at a Cal State University seminar promoting a single world economy. California has been slipping and sliding like Detroit. The keynote speaker was the retired head of California's Federal Reserve... a unit of the National Federal Reserve. When asked how he justified diluting the income of our engineers to meet the 92 cent per hour Chinese engineer income, he changed the subject and stopped taking questions from the source.
Also said, during the 80s, was the bare truth that the US could not be defeated from outside of our borders...rather we needed to fall from within. Through racial prejudice, lack of faith in our elected officials and government and so on. I found it interesting to see that Hoestra's lobby group appears to have promoted some of the underpinnings.
But then, I believe that our top two parties present us with the chosen sweethearts of the groups forwarding the single world economy agenda. No conspiracy. It's been laid out before us. The question is, do we like the goal?
And I am one of the ones that have been taken out of the work force by whatever virus is causing Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia...also rearing its head in the late 80s and by some studies, debilitating as much as 27% of the population.
Debbie Spenditnow has simply been borrowing money to rebuild this economy and let it restand, proudly, on its own. I am not sure we have done the triage to stop the bleeding. That might be a good plan before allowing more of the "loan interest" to go to funding the players benefiting from a global world economy.
That's my take. But I was in New York in the audience when the plan was being unfolded through rank and file. And I was disabled by the time it hit the colleges and community leaders in California. It's been an interesting time to watch.
I am not saying I know what it means. I am just sharing what I have seen.