On the far side of the border, in Central America, where the bulk of the children are coming from, we have another story—and a far-reaching plan for the future.
Let’s start with a recent statement uttered by Obama’s court jester, Joe Biden.
CBS/DC August 7, 2014: “Border Patrol Agent: Federal Government Releasing Murderers Into US”:
“Biden said the key to stemming the surge is to address the root causes in violence-plagued Central American nations that are prompting parents to hand their children over to ‘unscrupulous’ individuals to smuggle them over the border. Yet he lamented that [Central America’s] domestic political concerns were preventing the leaders of those nations…from taking the types of steps that Colombia has taken to curb narcotics and corruption under a U.S. assistance program known as Plan Colombia.
“’Central American governments aren’t even close to being prepared to make some of the decisions the Colombians made, because they’re hard,’ Biden said. ‘But the president and I are prepared.’”
Plan Colombia. A 20-year multi-billion-dollar aid program from the US to the government of Colombia.
Aside from the aerial spraying of Monsanto’s Roundup-Ultra on vast acreage, destroying human health, decimating the land, and displacing large numbers of peasants, the Plan is all about strengthening the Colombian government and military.
The result? The troops have won major victories over the FARC rebels, taken back territory—and shifted more of the narcotics business into government hands.
In Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, drugs, crime, competing gangs, and corrupt politicians are causing many people, already mired in poverty, to flee the scene and emigrate. Their numbers are escalating, because the White House has flashed a green light and put out a welcome mat.
If a Plan Colombia were expanded in those nations—which is what the White House wants—the drug trade would smooth out.
Fewer rivalries, fewer shootouts and slaughters. Get narcotics where it belongs: in corrupt but better-run government offices.
Everyone involved in Central America, Mexico, and the US would take his cut. Drug routes would become more clearly defined.
US banks that launder the money would be happier.
Erase a number of the troublesome Central American gangs through attacks by well-supplied military personnel, armed to the teeth via US Plan Colombia-type aid.
Relative peace reigns.
(No one cares how many Americans use the drugs, fall ill, and die. They’re collateral damage.)
But more importantly, bringing calm to the streets of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, and shoving peasant farmers off their lands, hunting them down and killing them, or assigning them to well-guarded enclaves, paves the way for step 2.
To get an inkling of what that will be, here is a quote from Nick Alexandrov’s May 27 Counterpunch article, “Plan Colombia’s Genocidal Legacy”:
“The [Colombian] government, for its part, considers mining ‘one of five “engines” of the Colombian economy,’ the U.S. Office on Colombia notes, adding that, in ‘the last twelve years, over 1.5 million hectares of Colombian land have been sold off to large-scale mining corporations for exploration and exploitation of Colombia’s extensive mineral deposits.’”
Ah yes. The mega-corporate incursion. These companies want to operate in a setting where the government/military keeps order. No crazy gunplay on the streets, no infantry battles in the fields.
“The U.S. Office on Colombia observes that ‘the [Colombian] government attacks indigenous lands under the guise of persecuting insurgent groups,’ and that ‘statistics reveal a concerted effort to depopulate areas of mineral wealth’—particularly indigenous areas. ‘Half of the land of each of 27 indigenous reservations has been titled for mining while 14 reservations have been completely granted [designated] for mineral exploration.’”
But that’s not all. The latest and greatest innovation, now being promoted by various corporate/banking raiders? Charter cities in Central America.
This is the future.
These are cities built from nothing. They set their own laws, their own tax rules, they employ their own police, their own judges. They decide whether to allow unions. They establish wages. They pay no attention to the central government of the nation in which they reside.
Islands inside countries. Independent entities, if by independent you mean highly organized mega-corporate fascism, as opposed to the old traditional mafia-type politician-and-gangster corruption.
Think Singapore and Hong Kong on the rocks with a twist. Or the comfortable US Green Zone in Iraq, where all the American officials and reporters stayed, during and after Gulf War 2.
In Central America, this would become, eventually, a group of principalities sitting in the middle of depopulated darkness—except for mining operations and GMO corporate farms.
The drug business would go on, of course. But it would be highly organized, monolithic, run by local military.
Jonathan Watts writes in The Guardian (see: “Honduras to build new city with its own laws and tax system to attract investors”):
“The Honduran president, Porfirio Lobo – a landowner from the rightwing National party – has given his full backing to the [charter city] plan, which was inspired by US economic advisers.
“‘This would violate the rights of every citizen because it means the cession of part of our territory to a city that would have its own police, its own juridical power, and its own tax system,’ said Sandra Marybel Sanchez, who joined a group of protesters who tried to lodge an appeal…”
Charter cities harken back to the old days, when company towns operated by the United Fruit Corporation kept to themselves, ran their own businesses, and repelled competitors with military force supplied from America.
But these 21st-century charter cities will look like the modern area of downtown San Diego. They’ll be clean. High-tech surveillance companies and armed troops will maintain order. Corporate entities will conduct business.
Citizens of Central American countries will have limited choices. Apply to live and work in a charter city, labor in a mine, work on a Monsanto farm, or roam the countryside and hope to escape the attention of soldiers.
The multinational players who are planning charter cities and assembling the funding are operating on another level. They’re already living in the future. They look at the present flood of immigrants into the US as a minor blip on the radar.
These major players don’t think in terms of separate nations. They’re carving up the world according to their own dictates. Borders? Meaningless.
They’re putting together rich islands in a sea of desolation.
Here’s a clue: “The nation state as a fundamental unit of man’s organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force: International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation-state.” —Zbigniew Brzezinski, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era(.pdf here).
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails atwww.nomorefakenews.com