Wednesday, January 30, 2008
We Need a One Government Here in Detroit By Akindele Akinyemi
I have to discuss this topic on One World Governments. I spoke on the issue of the New World Order while I was a high school student at Detroit Mumford High School back in 1992. People them thought I was crazy for even bringing it up to begin with because it was not heard of too much in our community.
Fast forward to 2008 and people are calling me, inviting me, sending me e-mails on what is called the North American Union.
The first thing I tell people is to remain calm before you die for no reason. In fact, I stopped talking about this because a close friend of mine committed suicide after learning about this one world government.
The North American Union is a theoretical continental union of Canada, Mexico and the United States similar in structure to the European Union, including a common currency sometimes called the amero. Of course Black and White people have jumped on this flipping their Bibles straight to Revelation 13:18 in terms of the Mark of the Beast, scaring the living hell out of everyone.
There are no governmental proposals to create such a union although the idea has been discussed and proposed in academic and scholarly circles, either as a Union or as a North American Community.
I am NOT denying that this world is moving towards ONE but how many Europeans are actually and physically killing themselves because they belong to the European Union? The European Union (EU) is a political and economic community of twenty seven member states with supranational and intergovernmental features, located primarily in Europe. The EU creates a single market by a system of laws which apply in all member states, guaranteeing the freedom of movement of people, goods, services and capita. With almost 500 million citizens, the EU generates an estimated 31% share of the world's nominal GDP (US $16.6 trillion) in 2007.
Presently, the Euro is worth more than the U.S. Dollar. The Euro is the single currency for more than 320 million Europeans. Including areas using currencies tied to the euro, the euro directly affects close to 500 million people worldwide. With more than 610 billion in circulation as of December 2006 (equivalent to US $802 billion at the exchange rates at the time), the euro is the currency with the highest combined value of cash in circulation in the world.
I do not hear ANY conspiracy theories about the euro or the EU other than people losing their sovereignty.
Then we have the African Union or AU. This is a supernational union consisting of fifty-three African states. Established in 2001, the AU was formed as a successor to the amalgamated African Economic Community (AEC) and the Organization of African Unity (OAU). If anything we should support this UNION because this keeps those who STILL want to colonize African countries economically away.
The AU aims to have a single currency (the Afro) and a single integrated defense force, as well as other institutions of state, including a cabinet for the AU Head of State. The purpose of the union is to help secure Africa's democracy, human rights, and a sustainable economy, especially by bringing an end to intra-African conflict and creating an effective common market.
The financial markets of the African Union are the African Central Bank, African Investment Bank, and the African Monetary Fund. The African Central Bank, when fully implemented in 2028, will be the sole issuer of the African Single Currency, will become the banker of the African Government, will be the banker to Africa's private and public banking institutions, will regulate and supervise the African banking industry, and will set the official interest and exchange rates; in conjunction with the African Government's administration.
The combined states of the African Union (AU) constitute the world's 17th largest economy with a nominal GDP of US$500 billion, ranking after the Netherlands. By measuring GDP by PPP, the African Union's economy totals US$1.515 billion, ranking it 11th after Russia. At the same time, they have a combined total debt of US$200 billion.
The AU has only 2% of the world's international trade. Because over 90% of international trade consists of currency futures Africa's 2%, however, actually makes up the bulk of real commodity traded worldwide, including about 70% of the world's strategic minerals, including gold and aluminum. Africa is also a large market for American and European industry.
As I had said many times economics, not politics, is the key to ending poverty through education.
Then you have the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) (some of you call it the Asian Union). This is a body created in 2002 to promote Asian cooperation at a continental level, helping to integrate the previously separate regional organizations of political or economical cooperation.
The objectives includes to promote interdependence among Asian countries in all areas of cooperation by identifying Asia's common strengths and opportunities which will help reduce poverty and improve the quality of life for Asian people whilst developing a knowledge-based society within Asia and enhancing community and people empowerment. Also, to expand the trade and financial market within Asia and increase the bargaining power of Asian countries in lieu of competition and, in turn, enhance Asia's economic competitiveness in the global market.
Lastly, you have The Union of South American Nations. This is a fledgling supranational and intergovernmental union that will unite two existing free-trade organizations – Mercosur and the Andean Community – as part of a continuing process of South American integration. It is modelled on the European Union. One of the initiatives of this union is the creation of a single market, beginning with the elimination of tariffs for non-sensitive products by 2014 and sensitive products by 2019.
People have heard me discuss the formation of an "urban regional networks" in the past. This is based of the model of the four larger models that I have discussed. For example, in Berrien County, Michigan you have Benton Harbor and Benton Heights. These communities should consolidate for economical purposes as well as creating a new engine for financial growth. Because Benton Harbor sits on Lake Michigan the city can become a place for commerce and growth internationally and pump in billions of dollars into a city that has been dead for decades.
We have to begin to think globally if we are able to compete in a world market. We should be in the business of merging communities here for economical purposes. I am not against merging school districts or allowing an intermediate school district running a local school board. Anything to build a stronger foundation while our communities are going through a recession.
As far as the rest of the world merging as one I am not going to lose any sleep over it. It is bound to happen. My question is where will we stand economically in the years to come? Detroit must become the new financial market in the United States that will help us connect with the global market in terms of trading goods with those in the African and European Union. It makes no sense to promote Detroit as a travel spot if there is nothing to see or do here. The time for bragging about how this city is the auto capital of the world has passed. It's time we view things economically by pushing for true educational reform here in this city.
Maybe we can create the Detroit Union here in the next 10 years if we are serious about reforming our level of government. We do not need a City Council. We sure as hell do not need a Mayor. And we should take a look at how we view the Wayne County Commission and even the County Executive seat here in Wayne County.