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Joan M. Veon
The Women’s International Media Group, Inc.

Most people don’t think of themselves as “living history,” but we all are. While there are those in the headlines who are “making history,” we are living history. It is our turn, our time. How will we impact society? How will we impact our families? How will we impact our neighbors, towns, and cities? The choices we make to be engaged or not to be engaged will determine our answer.

As a student of history, I have read about: Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the patriarchs of the Old Testament; King Nebuchadnezzar who expanded his empire by invading Judah and carrying the children of Israel to Babylon; the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Empires; King Richard the Lionhearted and the Crusaders; the stand of Martin Luther against certain practices of the Roman Catholic Church; the change in a country’s banking system from one controlled by government to one controlled by private corporations known as central banks; the history of America and the fight by colonists for freedom from the hold of the British king; the rise of a group of men who met in secret to create a movement to bring the world into world government; the exploits of Napoleon who wanted to be crowned emperor of Europe; the rise of communism and Fabian socialism in the 18th Century; the Opium War in China which was begun by the British so they could control world drug trafficking; the Boer War in South Africa fought against honest people by the British and Cecil John Rhodes to take their property which contained the richest diamond fields in the world; the fall of the Czar of Russia as his country became the first communist ruled government in the world; the rule of President Franklin Roosevelt who confiscated gold from the common man and who worked tirelessly to put in place the foundation for a world governmental system; and World War II.

As baby boomers, we are no longer able to read about history for it is now our turn, our time. While the above constitutes a “first time in history” list, there are as many astounding things that have happened in the last 65 years that are also for the “first time in history”.

In 1944, for the first time in modern history the finance ministers of the world met in New Hampshire to set in place a new international structure for how the monetary system of the world should be set up. At that meeting, the International Monetary Fund and World Bank were put in place. While the U.S. Senate refused to ratify a type of world trade association, tearing down the trade barriers between countries would have to wait until 1994 when the 27,000 page plus General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs was passed by a lame duck congress. A year later in 1945, a world governmental organization by the name of the United Nations was set up. Not since the Roman Empire during the time of Christ has the world seen a “global parliament.” That same year, another global organization was set in place, the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization-UNESCO, its goal is to change how people think.

In 1998, the International Criminal Court was birthed. For the first time since the Roman Empire, there is now an international court to try those who have committed a number of international crimes. This body has the power to transcend sovereign country borders in order to search, seize, and arrest the alleged criminal. In 1999, we were part of a global propaganda ploy called “Y2K.” While we were told computers would shut down, that is not what it was all about. The whole purpose was to connect the world electronically in time for the third millennium. As a result of the Attack on the World Trade Centers, the remaining and most sensitive barriers between the countries of the world fell: the military and intelligence barriers. The result is that today we live in an “interdependent and integrated” world. President John Kennedy in 1962 called for a “Declaration of Interdependence.” Every president since then has referred to some type of integrated world or new world order.

For the first time since Rome, the world is interconnected. There are no more barriers between the nation-states. As each international institution was set in place, the barriers between the nation-states vanished: economic, political, educational, trade, legal, communications, intelligence and military.

In our lifetime, we had the birth of television which at first was a blessing, but 55 years later has lulled to sleep a populace that once was vigilant. Furthermore, we have a citizenry who would rather depend on the nightly news for truth rather than searching it out.

While there have always been the international traders throughout history as civilizations evolved, today we have the powerful transnational corporation which owes allegiance to no country. These corporations have evolved in power and position since the 1950s and are powered by individual and institutional investors in the form of mutual funds, foundations, pension and profit-sharing plans, and 401K’s.

For the first time in history, we are seeing the rise of a global stock exchange with the merging of the New York Stock Exchange with the Euronext and the potential merger of the Nasdaq with the London Stock Exchange! Because there are no more barriers between the nation-states, not only do the corporations run wild, but it is now possible for those with large amounts of money to skim off the top of the world’s markets. Every time the market drops 100 or 500 points, it is quite possible that those who control the market, are making a gigantic killing worldwide.

For the first time in history, during the late 1990s key governments moved to put in place an international economic architecture to accommodate an economically integrated world. Part of this new infrastructure was to repeal key post-Depression laws to protect the average investor.

For the first time in history we are seeing the rise of a world governmental system through the United Nations. In the past 61 years, more international law has been set in place than in 1625 when international law first became a study. Every time the UN General Assembly passes a resolution, international law is made. The UN ambassadors then go back to their countries and pass national laws to conform to international law.

We have seen in our time, the demise of the role of the citizen as President Clinton put in place a structure to build on the foundation set up by President Ronald Reagan that would foster the role of business in the affairs of government with his “Re-inventing America”. Citizens are no longer citizens but CUSTOMERS! At every turn today, government assets are being sold off at every level: prisons to private corporations, toll roads to private corporations, various military functions go to the most interested bidder. Although we are told government is getting smaller, the contracted out services still paid for with tax-payer dollars are rising, thus making the overall government much bigger! With every public-private partnership set up, the structure and purpose of government is changing from the “traditional structure” that we grew up with. We are told the reason for it is the level of governmental debt. How could it be that the greatest country in the world is bankrupt and indebted to the Saudi Arabians, the Chinese and the Japanese? Something is very wrong with this picture.

For the first time in history, we are seeing capitalism take over the world. Geo-political expert Terry Hayfield tells me that the only way to true communism is through capitalism. This 21st Century capitalism is not only through public-private partnership and privatization—which was orchestrated by the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum, but as a result of the system itself.

Capitalism is an “ism” like socialism, fascism, and communism. As such, it needs a constant stream of new products, new customers, and new markets. In other words, capitalism is like yeast and it is exploding. While capitalism has a lot of positives, it also has a lot of negatives. People are expendable. You don’t meet quota, you are gone. It is ruthless for whichever company gets the contract is the company that stays ahead of the dragon that is chasing it. Government is now feeding the insatiable hunger of capitalism by selling off its prized possessions. While legislators are enthralled at the money they will get for the sale of the asset, once it is gone, it is gone! Government is for sale and the corporation is there to buy it up. Just ask the World Bank and IMF, just as the European Union—if any country wants in, they have to privatize and sell off government assets. I remember talking to a former Comecon official several years ago who did not understand why his country had to sell off their state assets! I wonder if he has figured out the massive thievery that is going on all in the name of joining the EU or in coming into compliance with strong-armed World Bank policies?

For the first time in our history and since the ancient traders determined what was an acceptable tangible medium to trade in such as gold, silver, jewels, animals and expensive clothing, the American monetary system was stripped of its gold backing. First in 1933 with President Roosevelt when he outlawed gold being owned by the general citizenry and then in 1973 when Nixon closed the “Gold Window” and refused to convert American gold-certificates held by foreign governments to gold. For the first time in history, all of the currencies of the countries of the world “float” against one another. This system allows the rich and powerful to bring countries which are not compliant into obedience. Never before in history was there a way to bring a country to its knees in a split-second that did not take an invasion of men and soldiers. Now any central bank or a group of central banks or powerful international bankers can teach a country a lesson by selling its currency. It is interesting to note that one of the reasons why Napoleon lost his foothold in Europe was that he was using gold while the Rothschild’s were using debt.

For the first time in history, foreign countries are selling American dollars. They do not want our currency! The Chinese have too much, the Japanese have too much, and so does everyone else. Under a policy devised by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, countries want to buy oil in currencies other than the dollar. The Euro, a five year old currency, has just overtaken the dollar in worldwide usage! The inflation that will ensue as the dollar becomes worthless is a real concern. In 1974 one dollar bought 3.65 Deutsche marks. Today it buys .70 euros, a loss of 2.95 or 80.8% of its former purchasing power. In 1974, one dollar purchased 3.55 Japanese yen. Today, we would be fortunate to get 1.20 yen, a drop of 2.35 yen or 66%.

For the first time in history, we have the various continents of the world being divided up into “free trade zones.” While we are all familiar with the European Union, America, Canada and Mexico are now part of the NAFTA portion of “The Americas.” We the people have been left out of the legislative process and as if under wraps from us, our government has passed five major transportation bills to tie these three countries together by a new 21st century transportation infrastructure comprised of smart roads, high speed rail networks, and new “trading” routes.

This first step of joining three countries will be augmented by the other 30 countries in this hemisphere through the Free Trade Areas of the Americas. This has been done without the knowledge or approval of the majority of Americans. For the first time in our history, Americans have lost their power of representation. Unfortunately, we are not fighting a foreign king but our own political system. For the first time in our history, it is not a matter of Republican or Democrat but nationalist versus globalist. In a world without any barriers between the nation-state, national sovereignty is a thing of the past.

For the first time in history, in 1992 the United Nations changed how the world was ordered. They went from a Biblical based concept of man having dominance over the environment to a pagan one in which the environment has dominance over man. Sustainable development is dictating how the world is to be ordered. Throughout most of the United States, zoning laws called “Smart Growth” have been passed. This legislation dictates that the state in the future will only provide infrastructure for specified growth areas and that it will not support non-growth areas. As a result of this overcrowding in specified growth areas, traffic congestion has been exacerbated and property values have jumped substantially. This is a blessing for those who own and a curse for those who do not.

For the first time in history, a powerful group of insiders have found a way to control or take control o f the assets of the world through sustainable development and its agenda. At every turn, the cost to “protect the environment” will levy many different types of increased costs for all Americans in order to put environmental rules and regulations in place. There is a move to convert most of the roads across America to toll roads where travelers can pay a toll for the usage of the road. Furthermore, with electrical de-regulation, “smart” meters are being installed in homes which will allow the homeowner to pay market prices for energy, be it electrical or gas. As well, smart water meters are also being installed so that we will pay market prices for water usage. In other words, the old idea of the electrical company buying electricity in bulk and passing on savings to the consumer is out the window in favor of each of us buying electricity as we use it at market rates.

As a result of the GATT/WTO, for the first time in history, our manufacturing base has been shipped to China to take advantage of slave labor. As a result, at every turn, America is being stripped of the ability to maintain its ability to provide for itself. According to Thom Hartmann of Air America Radio, currently foreign ownership for the following industries in America is more than 50%: sound recording industries; commodity contracts dealing and brokerage; motion picture and sound recording industries; metal ore mining; motion picture and video industries; wineries and distilleries; database, directory, and other publishers; book publishers; cement, concrete, lime, and gypsum products; engine, turbine and power transmission equipment; rubber products; non-metallic mineral product manufacturing; plastics and rubber products manufacturing; plastics product; other insurance related activities; and boiler, tank, and shipping container.

So how do we live since it is our turn, our time? We are not talking about living through the Communist revolution in Russia or in China, we are talking about how Americans live in a world governmental system that has already put on the backs of each of us legal, regulatory, and financial burdens. How do we live once we understand we ARE in world government and that our government is a proponent of this new world order? Where do we go since there are no new colonies to find on this planet?

Perhaps we need to remember that Jesus and the early church were birthed in the middle of world government. Jesus came to save us not only from our sin, but to provide for us a new way of living so that the cares of this world would not overcome us. I believe that the only way we can operate, given the reality of world government, is to stay close to God, invite Jesus to our life by asking forgiveness of our sins, and then asking Him to lead and guide us through the power of the Holy Spirit.

The God who cannot change (Malachi 3:16) and who does not lie (Titus 1:2), has cut Covenant with you and me. We should not be walking around in depression over the affairs of the world, when Luke 10:19 says, “Behold, I have given you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and all the works of the evil one and they shall not harm you.” I John 4:17 says, “For as He is, so are we in this world.” I think we are so busy looking at the worldly power and might of Satan’s minions on earth, that we have forgotten whose we are and the power of the God who created Heaven and Earth—He gave us POWER to tread on serpents and scorpions. We need to have a change of mind if we are going to be God-carriers in the earth.

Our words—they have life and they have meaning. Jesus Christ said in John 6:33: “The words that I speak, they are power and they are life.” Proverbs 18:21 says “Death and life are in the tongue.” Therefore, we need to speak words of LIFE that will provide us the strength to live and endure an oppressive world governmental system. When you put the power of Jesus in your mind and spirit, you will see demons of oppression fee as the power of darkness is pushed back. Instead of thinking that we need to survive in world government alone, let us bring the God who created heave and earth into our thinking and into our daily lives. The God who knows all, who sits on the edge of the earth watching man, knew that we were going to be born at this time in history. He knows it is our turn, our time to effect history and society for Him.