Globalism, Think Tanks, and “The New World Order”

By Brandon Turbeville|Activist Post

If there is anyone out there who still reads Newsweek you might be particularly interested in picking up a copy of the October 4, 2010 edition.  While the cover story focuses on Sarah Palin and Republican women, one of the more interesting features stories is written by Joel Kotkin entitled, “The New World Order.” In this article, Kotkin argues that “Tribal Ties – Race, Ethnicity, and Religion – Are Becoming More Important Than Borders.”  The first page of the article, contains a color-coded map denoting new regions of the world not defined by contemporary governmental borders but those designated by region, race, and culture.

The rest of the article is devoted to a breakdown of the reasoning behind the new borders of which there are 19 new regional governments, 4 city states (London, Paris, Singapore, and Tel Aviv) and 6 Stand-Alone countries (Brazil, France, Greater India, Japan, South Korea, and Switzerland.)

Although attacked as a conspiracy theory for years in the mainstream media, Newsweek’s article places the United States in league with Canada as part of the “North American Alliance,” suggesting that “The U.S. and Canada are joined at the hip in terms of their economies, demographics, and culture.”

Mexico, however, is not included in this new version of the North American Union as it is lumped in to the “Liberalistas” region alongside Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Peru. Laughably, the author claims that these states are “standard-bearers of democracy and capitalism in Latin America” and that their economies are “trying to join the ranks of the fast-growing economies.”  Of course, anyone with any sense of what goes on beyond their own borders (however temporary they may be) knows that Mexico is not a standard-bearer of anything beyond absolute chaos and poverty.

Not surprisingly, Joel Kotkin, the writer of “The New World Order,” is an adjunct fellow at the Legatum Institute, an international think-tank that “researches and advocates for an expansive understanding of global prosperity.”(Legatum) It’s website states:

The Legatum Institute is unique in its philosophical commitment to human dignity, liberty, and prosperity, its market principles and business approach to addressing global challenges, its integrated understanding of development, governance, and national security, and its willingness to test and implement its findings through ‘real world’ programs. It forms an intellectual hub for the Legatum group of companies, learning from them and nurturing and protecting the core purposes of the organisation. It is a ‘think tank with teeth’ that contends for good ideas that deliver great consequences.

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