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“Why I Want a Microchip Implant”

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Interesting article by Michael Snyder:

Would you like to have an RFID microchip implanted under your skin? If you are anything like me, you would never allow such a thing to be done. But many others, especially among the younger generations, see things very differently. RFID microchip implants and other forms of “wearable technology” are increasingly being viewed as “cool”, “trendy” and “cutting edge” by young people that wish to “enhance” themselves. And of course the mainstream media is all in favor of these “technological advancements”. For example, the BBC just published a piece entitled “Why I Want A Microchip Implant“. We are told that such implants could solve a whole host of societal problems. Identity theft and credit card fraud would be nearly eliminated, many other forms of crime would be significantly reduced, children would never go missing and we wouldn’t have to remember a vast array of passwords and PIN numbers like we do now. We are told that if we just adopted such technology that our lives would be so much better. But is that really the case?

As our society becomes “digitally integrated”, technologists tell us that it is “inevitable” that wearable technology will become as common as smart phones are today. And the BBC article that I just mentioned is very eager for that day to arrive…

Ultimately, implanted microchips offer a way to make your physical body machine-readable. Currently, there is no single standard of communicating with the machines that underpin society – from building access panels to ATMs – but an endless diversity of identification systems: magnetic strips, passwords, PIN numbers, security questions, and dongles. All of these are attempts to bridge the divide between your digital and physical identity, and if you forget or lose them, you are suddenly cut off from your bank account, your gym, your ride home, your proof of ID, and more. An implanted chip, by contrast, could act as our universal identity token for navigating the machine-regulated world.

And for some people, that day is already here. In fact, at some technology conferences people actually line up to get chipped…

This month at the Transhuman Visions conference in San Francisco, Graafstra set up an “implantation station” offering attendees the chance to be chipped at $50 a time. Using a large needle designed for microchipping pets, Graafstra injected a glass-coated RFID tag the size of a rice grain into each volunteer. By the end of the day Graafstra had created 15 new cyborgs.

How creepy is that?

In addition, scientists have now developed batteries that are powered by the human body that could be used to provide a permanent power source for implantable technology. The following is a brief excerpt from a recent article by Kristan Harris entitled “Scientists Develop Human-Powered Battery For RFID Implantable Chips“…

A group of United States and Chinese researchers have collaborated to created a tiny implantable batteries that feed off of human energy. These thin, flexible mechanical energy harvesters have had been successfully tested on cows. The process uses what is known as conformal piezoelectric energy harvesting and storage from motions of the heart, lung, and diaphragm.

It the future, they say, it could be used to power a range of gadgets. Will it be long until you will charge your I-phone by plugging into your own body?

Of course RFID microchips don’t actually have to be implanted to be useful. In fact, they are already being used to track schoolchildren all over the United States…

Upon arriving in the morning, according to the Associated Press, each student at the CCC-George Miller preschool will don a jersey with a stitched in RFID chip. As the kids go about the business of learning, sensors in the school will record their movements, collecting attendance for both classes and meals. Officials from the school have claimed they’re only recording information they’re required to provide while receiving federal funds for their Headstart program.

And over in the UK, RFID microchips are being used to track children wherever they go all day long…

For those who think the NSA the worst invader of privacy, I invite you to share an afternoon with Aiden and Foster, two 11-year-old boys, as they wrap up a Friday at school. Aiden invites his friend home to hang out and they text their parents, who agree to the plan.

As they ride on the bus Foster’s phone and a sensor on a wristband alert the school and his parents of a deviation from his normal route. The school has been notified that he is heading to Aiden’s house so the police are not called.

As they enter the house, the integrated home network recognizes Aiden and pings an advisory to his parents, both out at work, who receive the messages on phones and tablets.

We are rapidly entering a dystopian future in which it will be “normal” for technology to monitor our movements 24 hours a day. Most people will probably welcome this change, but it also opens up the door for an oppressive government to someday greatly abuse this technology.

Another type of “wearable technology” that is rapidly gaining acceptance is “smart tattoos”.

Normally, we are accustomed to thinking of tattoos as body art. But that is about to change. Just check out this excerpt from a recent Gizmodo article…

Everyone from neurologists to biohackers is reinventing the very idea of the tattoo. With the right technology, tattoos can do a lot more than just look beautiful or badass. They can become digital devices as useful and complex as the smartphone that bounces around in your pocket. It sounds wildly futuristic, but the technology already exists.

In fact, a company called MC10 is working on a wide range of “smart tattoos” that will be able to do some pretty wild things…

Materials scientist John Rogers is doing some pretty incredible work with flexible electronics that stick to your skin like a temporary tattoo. These so-called “epidural electronics” can do anything from monitoring your body’s vital signs to alerting you when you’re starting to get a sunburn. Rogers and his company MC10 are currently trying to figure out ways to get the electronics to communicate with other devices like smartphones so that they can start building apps.

And Motorola actually has a patent for a tattoo that will take commands from unvocalized words in your throat…

The tattoo they have in mind is actually one that will be emblazoned over your vocal cords to intercept subtle voice commands — perhaps even subvocal commands, or even the fully internal whisperings that fail to pluck the vocal cords when not given full cerebral approval. One might even conclude that they are not just patenting device communications from a patch of smartskin, but communications from your soul.

They are calling it “wearable computing”, and what we are witnessing now is just the tip of the iceberg.

What we will see in the future is probably far beyond anything that any of us could imagine right now. The following is from a recent Computer World article…

But imagine a future where anything you might want to know simply appears to you without any action or effort on your part. You could be eating in a restaurant, and Google Glass could, for example, tell you that it’s the spot where your father proposed to your mother. Or that your friend will be late because of traffic, the salmon got bad reviews online, your parking meter will expire in 20 minutes, or the bathroom is through the bar and up the stairs to the right. Imagine that such knowledge could simply appear into your field of vision at the exact moment when you want to know it.

That’s where wearable computing is going.

All of this may sound very “cool” to a lot of people.

But what happens if we are all required to have “electronic identity tattoos” someday?

What happens if an oppressive government uses this technology to watch, track, monitor and control all of us 24 hours a day with this technology?

What happens if you are not able to get a job, have a bank account or buy anything without “proper identification”?

I think that you can see where I am going with this.

Technology is truly a double-edged sword. It can do great good, but it can also be used for great evil.

So what do you think about all of this? Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below…

About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth. His new thriller entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

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Constitutional Convention Call Redux – Part 4

“Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction.” Thomas Jefferson

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Rexford G. Tugwell
Rexford G. Tugwell’s, “The Emerging Constitution,” was also published in 1974 by “The Fund for the Republic, Inc.,” which still is in existence today. Their staff includes none other than Harvard Professor, and Con-Con proponent, Lawrence Lessig, who we discussed in Part 2 of this article.
Rexford Tugwell stated in his book that the nation has a constitutional crisis. He says, “The obsolescence of the federal government established by the Constitution, and unchanged since 1787–the twenty-six amendments (the twenty-seventh in 1992) adopted during that time made no important changes in structure–obviously called for reform, but none affecting the legislative branch could be made because that branch controlled the amending process.
He goes on to say, “Because many of the Constitution’s clauses were ambiguous and decisions had to be made about their meaning, the Supreme Court began to define their implications, and has continued this practice. This was manifestly undemocratic, but it was the only way of adapting an obsolete basic law to changing circumstances.
There is absolutely nothing obsolete or ambiguous about our Constitution or the rights granted by God, those rights that precede the very document that recorded them for every American citizen. The New World Order elites have been selling this same propaganda for decades.
Tugwell claimed the problems with our Constitution seemed so intractable and so urgently in need of solution that the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions began, and carried out for more than a decade, repeated explorations of their consequences, together with possible “solutions.” The result of these discussions was embodied in repeated drafts of model constitutions. The latest of those models appears in Tugwell’s book, including chapters explaining and supporting its provisions.
It was the Ford Foundation, in 1964, who funded and orchestrated the drafting of a new constitution for America. As mentioned, this was done via the tax-exempt Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, an offshoot of “The Fund for the Republic, Inc., which had been established with a $15 million grant from the Ford Foundation.
This model constitution, drawing upon the efforts of more than 100 people, took ten years to write. The 40th draft was the one published in Rexford G. Tugwell’s book, “The Emerging Constitution.” The project cost $2.5 million per year, or a total of $25 million, and produced the

Proposed Constitution for the Newstates of America.

Tugwell was for Regional Governance. This is Communism in all its vicious and rotten glory.
After the completion of the proposed Newstates Constitution (1974), Nelson Rockefeller, then president of the U.S. Senate, engineered the introduction of HCR 28 calling for an unlimited Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) in 1976. Public opposition defeated this effort so the convention backers then went to the states promoting a “limited convention” for the ostensible purpose of adding a balanced budget amendment. As I mentioned in Part 1 of this article, we defeated this effort as well.
After the bombing of Hiroshima, University of Chicago Chancellor,

Robert Maynard Hutchins decided to sponsor and lead a distinguished group of academics, most of which were University of Chicago academics, to craft an outline of a government for the world. Among these elite were Beardsley Ruml, a former dean at Chicago, and by 1945, the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank in New York; Mortimer Adler, who had advocated world government in his book, How to Think about War and Peace; and economist Rexford Guy Tugwell, who wished to eliminate our 1787 Constitution. Link  Tugwell would replace it with

Regional Governance, or to make it more clear, Communitarianism.
In January, 1934, the Phillip County News, Malta, Montana, printed the article, “Tugwell Predicts New Regulations for Land With Federal Control.” If you believe the United Nations Agenda 21′s Smart Growth and Sustainability is something relatively new, you are mistaken. It is as old as satan himself.
As Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, Tugwell stated, “Use of all land, public and private will be controlled by the federal government in the future.” “Land which cannot be operated effectively under private ownership will be held by the government as public forests, parks, game preserves, grazing ranges, recreation centers and the like,” He also advocated controlling the total volume of farm products by limiting the area available for production, the government acquiring and devoting to other uses all land in excess of that needed for production. “Private control has failed to use wisely its control of the land.” he concluded. “We are preparing a land program not merely for the benefit of those who held title to it, but for the greater welfare of all the citizens of the country.” THIS IS COMMUNISM FOLKS…there are no individual rights granted in these statements. Communitarianism is the ‘balancing’ or subsuming of individual rights below the needs of the ‘community.’
“Through appropriate land use planning, it is his (the physical planner’s) job to help this transfer of land to occur in an orderly fashion by reconciling the rights of the individual with the interests of the community.” From Planning Metropolitan Areas and New Towns, United Nations – New York, 1967, U.N. Publications Sales No. 67.IV.5 This is Regional Governance and what Tugwell promoted.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt with his advisors: Cary Grayson, Norman
Davies, Raymond Moley, Rexford Tugwell and William Woodin in 1932.

From the Journal of State Government, Oct-Dec., 1991, “State governments have an important role to play, not only in understanding where they fit in, but also in erecting what President George Bush has called the New World Order. This order – if implemented properly – will emphasize collective security, (world Army under NATO-UN) international cooperation, and a dependence on international law (no more Constitution for the United States of America) to resolve conflicts, promote economic and social development and create a respect for human rights… We must prudently, yet forcefully seize the opportunity and be constructive players.” This was Tugwell’s desire when he was Assistant Secretary of Agriculture under FDR.
This proposed “Newstates Constitution,” or one very like it, is waiting in the wings to be unfurled for the American citizens once they’ve fallen prey to a Constitutional Convention.
The Newstates Constitution
The New States Constitution illustrates with chilling clarity the final objective of regional governance conspirators. The goal is a corporate state concentrating economic, political and social powers in the hands of a ruling elite, and the right is holding the door open for the left to accomplish this goal!
The people who took it upon themselves to write this new constitution on our behalf were, of course, not elected representatives, or in any other way our representatives. As a tax-exempt foundation, they were able to do political work on what amounts to a subsidy taken from our taxes, but we were never asked if we wanted a new constitution written. Indeed, only a very tiny fraction of the people in the United States even know that a newly written constitution exists. It has been made known to practically no one, except a select category of influential people whose views and interests generally coincide with those of the people who wrote it. The American people as a whole are still in the dark about it, and this situation is deliberate. It is therefore truly a “secret” constitution.
The Newstates of America Constitution has a Preamble like our 1787 Constitution. Instead of “justice and domestic tranquility”, the new constitution seeks only “good order” without defining what that means. The very first words are “So that we may join in common endeavors,” and the body of the new constitution makes it clear that this means an end to individual endeavors.
Their new constitution expressly states it is good only for a prescribed period of 25 years. No reference is made in the Preamble to our defense or general welfare. Worst of all, the matter of liberty, which is so central to our present Constitution, is totally ignored in the Preamble of the new one, which seeks only, “an adequate and self-repairing government.”
The emphasis throughout the new constitution is on the government – not on the people. “Adequate” really means, “too powerful to be challenged.” “Self-repairing” means that the laws and governmental structures can be continually changed and shifted to permit anything our rulers wish to do.
As an example, Article I is divided into two parts defining “Rights” and “Responsibilities.” It turns out that some of our present rights totally disappear, and practically all of the rest become conditional and fragile, able to be terminated on the whim of the government. The responsibilities, however, which are obligations of the citizen to the government, are absolute and unconditional.
Article II defines what are called the “Newstates.” The 50 states we have now become 10 in number. That initial step was completed by Nixon’s executive order. States would be eliminated as will elected representation by and for the people, replaced by over-seers in the 10 regions with appointed (unelected, i.e. Soviet) bureaucrats to keep their subjects in line. It is no accident that our federal government for the past several years has managed its outlying activities through ten federal regions. Obama actually has appointed 10 governors over the 10 regions. These 10 new states will be completely subservient to the federal government and creatures of it. This is the plan of the International elite, and would enable full control of all Americans under their intended World Government, the head of which would be the United Nations.
One needs to understand, the “Newstates” constitution is written in an “obverse” style which means “forming a counterpart.” As an example, Article I, Section 11 states, “Education shall be provided at public expense for those who meet appropriate test of eligibility.” The “obverse” of this statement is just as important as the statement itself and means, “All education shall be at public expense.” In other words, all education will be government controlled and funded by taxpayer dollars, there will be no private schools that are not controlled by the federal government. We also must ask the question, what is the “appropriate test of eligibility?”
The 1787 Bill of Rights would be replaced by “privileges” given to us by the world government and taken away at its whim. For example…
Article 1-A Sec.1 – “Freedom of expression shall not be abridged except in declared emergency.” This is not defined…leaving it to the whim of those in power.
Article 1A Sec.8 – “The practice of religion shall be privileged.” What does that mean? We can only practice our faith if we are granted permission?
Article 1B Sec. 8 – “Bearing of arms shall be confined to the police, members of the armed forces, and those licensed under law.” Ahhh, the teeth of the 1787 Constitution is finally eliminated!
Article VIII states that the judge decides if there is to be a jury. This is communism. There would be little chance of those who disagree with the direction of the government ever receiving a fair trial.
SECTION 10. Those who cannot contribute to productivity shall be entitled to a share of the national product; but distribution shall be fair and the total may not exceed the amount for this purpose held in the National Sharing Fund. The National Sharing Fund, I wonder how much those who work will have to “donate” to this fund.
SECTION 12. No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. No property shall be taken without compensation. What kind of compensation? The word “just” compensation is missing in this document.
It goes on and on. Print out a copy for yourselves and read it. See what the elitists have in store for us should we open a new Constitutional Convention.

Conclusion
The same old tactics are used to convince new uneducated generations that we need a Constitutional Convention. The first step is to convince Americans into believing that their Constitution is obsolete and outdated, and no longer works for the huge society and problems we have today. The proponents tell us, “The 1787 Constitution is dangerously inefficient even in time of peace and fatally inadequate for total war.”
One of many ways to condition Americans into believing that their Constitution should be thrown out and a new Constitution promoted, is to hold “town meetings” across the country. The proponents indulge the public into examining the “inefficiencies” of our Constitution and analyzing new proposed changes, (BBA), which will strengthen and/or repair the Constitution we have now.
The Con-Con proponents tell the electorate the fault lies with the inefficient 1787 Constitution for today’s huge society. The reality is, the incompetence and inefficiency resides with those who are supposed to “serve” in government. They refuse to obey the oath they took to the Constitution when they were sworn into office. The longer they remain in those offices, the farther they stray from the tenets of our Constitution.
The remedy is to enforce the Constitution, not change it. The states and the people must forcefully reject the Article V Convention, and the Balanced Budget Amendment, called for by the Compact for America Initiative, ALEC, and all the other special interest groups, political action committees, corporations, and politicians. A new convention would be beyond the control of the people, and would result in potentially fatal and irreversible alterations to our Constitution.
Our founders were honorable men. They were men who understood liberty and freedom. They understood our God-given unalienable rights, and wrote them down in our 1787 Constitution to be the law of the land. Should we lose this Constitution, then all the other battles we are waging against tyranny are lost.
Find out now if your state has a new call for a Constitutional Convention in the legislature. If it does, then you must rally the people to stop the call and apply pressure to the legislators. If two-thirds of the states, that’s 34 states, put in for a call, then the Convention will convene. The decision belongs to us. Pray and act!

KJLN

Another “note” on Conspiracies

“Why do the nations…”

      –from Handel’s Messiah

Psalm 2 (NIV)
Why do the nations conspire 
  and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth rise up
  and the rulers band together
  against the Lord and against 
  his anointed, saying,
 “Let us break their chains
    and throw off their shackles.”

The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
  the Lord scoffs at them.
  He rebukes them in his anger
    and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
“I have installed my king
  on Zion, my holy mountain.”

I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:
  He said to me, “You are my son;
    today I have become your father.
  Ask me,
    and I will make the nations your inheritance,
    the ends of the earth your possession.
  You will break them with a rod of iron;
    you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

  Therefore, you kings, be wise;
    be warned, you rulers of the earth.
    Serve the Lord with fear
      and celebrate his rule with trembling.
  Kiss his son, or he will be angry
    and your way will lead to your destruction,
  for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
    Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Still enjoying the theme? Here’s more from Handel’s Messiah.

“The Trumpet Shall Sound…”

1 Corinthians 15:52-53
For the trumpet will sound, 
  the dead will be raised imperishable, 
  and we will be changed. 
For the perishable must clothe itself 
  with the imperishable, 
    and the mortal with immortality.

Take heart dear readers,
the Lord Almighty is on His throne.
Pleasant dreams tonight. ~ TD

Regarding Conspiracy Theories

FEMA Camps, Freemasons, Illuminati, Bohemian Grove, False Flag, and all their vile cousins are terms that haunt us (me). They sometimes make sleep hard to find. Some people whistle thru the graveyard; I prefer to renew my courage with God’s word and His fellowship.

Conspiracy is nothing new.

Serpent

Serpent

Ever since the expulsion from the Garden, humans have exhibited a tendency toward conspiracy. In fact, Eve’s and Adam’s original sin was a conspiracy with the serpent, intended to challenge their Creator.

In the book of Proverbs, after the prologue and call to honor the advice of parents, the first “nuts and bolts” piece of advice is to avoid entering into conspiracy!

Proverbs 1 verses 10-19
My son, if sinful men entice you,
    do not give in to them.
  If they say, “Come along with us;
    let’s lie in wait for innocent blood,
      let’s ambush some harmless soul;
  let’s swallow them alive, like the grave,
    and whole, like those who go down to the pit;
  we will get all sorts of valuable things
    and fill our houses with plunder;
   cast lots with us;
    we will all share the loot”—
my son, do not go along with them,
    do not set foot on their paths;
  for their feet rush into evil,
    they are swift to shed blood.
How useless to spread a net
    where every bird can see it!
  These men lie in wait for their own blood;
    they ambush only themselves!
  Such are the paths of all who go 
    after ill-gotten gain;
      it takes away the life 
        of those who get it.

For me, this sheds an encouraging light on those who choose to resist conspiracies.
~TD

Is Agenda 21 the New World Order End Game?

The United Nations convenes the Agenda 21 twentieth year celebration on June 20th, seven days from today.  It is called Rio+20. 

This video shows the world leaders have been working towards this “New World Order” for a very, very long time.    The 1919 book by Samuel Batten Zane , “New World Order” is in the public domain, has been digitized by Google, and can be downloaded as a pdf file.

Why are Obama and Sharpton So Skinny? Rev. Manning Has a Theory

~LTG

Exposing the Enemy – Hottest Video on the Tea Party Circuit

Great new video featuring an Idaho Legislator outlining the history of Agenda 21 and the NWO

It’s important to note that Ron Paul’s PLAN TO RESTORE AMERICA  abolishes the Cabinet level Federal Departments tasked by Bill Clinton’s Executive Order 12858 to harmonize U.S. policy with the U.N. Agenda 21. ~LTG

Gorby Loves OWS

Mikhail Gorbachev, February 2011

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last head of state of the former Soviet Union before it dissolved in 1991 — who has never renounced communism — just loves the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The Associated Press reports that on October 19, 2011, the 80-year-old Gorbachev told 3,600 people at Lafayette College​ in eastern Pennsylvania that he believes protests occurring now in many places signal the emergence of a “new world order” movement, and that global governments need to work toward a “more humane and more just” world.

The (Easton) Express-Times reports that Gorbachev said opportunities that existed at the end of the Cold War were “not used properly.” He said with the breakup of the Soviet Union, some U.S. leaders and scholars became “arrogant” and advocated for a new American empire, and that contributed to continued poverty, environmental and development problems around the world.

Gorbachev then hailed the OWS “protests that we are now witnessing everywhere actually are a sign that, in a very difficult situation under different circumstances, the new world order movement is emerging.”

To which an Express-Times reader had this very apt reaction in his letter to the editor:

Let me get this straight. Mikhail Gorbachev, a communist leader who presided over a failed economic system, comes to Lafayette College to lecture us on our need to support a new world order.

Beam me up, Scottie. There is no intelligent life here.

MIKE REINERS
Bethlehem Township, Pa.

~Eowyn

Getting Us Used to Human Microchipping

Please take 15 minutes to watch this important video confirming the reality of the human microchip agenda.

Propaganda has been used for decades to condition us to the idea of being chipped. This process is called predictive programming and its purpose is to program our minds to accept without question whatever is required by the programmer – in this case, the idea of being microchipped at some point in the future. The victim is generally unaware of being programmed, believing that it’s all just harmless entertainment. For this reason it can be a powerful and effective weapon against us.

Note the eye in place of the letter O in the word “positive”

Here’s what Wikipedia says about Verichip:

VeriChip is the only FDA-approved human-implantable radio-frequency identification (RFID) microchip. It is marketed by PositiveID, a subsidiary of Applied Digital Solutions. About twice the length of a dime, the device is typically implanted between the shoulder and elbow area of an individual’s right arm. Once scanned at the proper frequency, the VeriChip responds with a unique 16 digit number which could be then linked with information about the user held on a database for identity verification, medical records access and other uses. The insertion procedure is performed under local anesthetic in a physician’s office.

Here’s Wikipedia, on the company with the sinister name of Alien Technology:

Alien Technology is a manufacturer of RFID technology. The company is headquartered in Morgan Hill, California…. As of August 2010, Alien employs approximately 235 people. Alien produces (EPC) Class 1 and Class 1 Gen 2 RFID inlays, tags and readers designed for use in manufacturing lines, warehouses, distribution centers, and retail stores…. There are three key facility locations for Alien Technology — Morgan Hill, California, Fargo, North Dakota, and Dayton, Ohio..

We the People will not be chipped! Join the resistance movement at wethepeoplewillnotbechipped.com.

Update (Jan. 3, 2013):

The founder of WeThePeopleWillNotBeChipped has closed down his website because “I basically fear for my safety after being under intense pressure from the adversary. I have come to realise this is not my war, it is Gods. I was merely a messenger and the season to end the movement has come.”

~Eowyn

EB-5 and the Prostitution of America

For 20+ years, I had taught a course on Economic Development to undergrads and graduate students — why Third World countries are poor and how they can develop their economies and so catapult themselves to join the developed First World.

But developing an economy requires capital or money, and Third World countries, by definition, are underdeveloped and capital-poor. If a country’s people had the surplus capital to invest in factories and businesses, it wouldn’t be a Third World country to begin with.

So the standard economic development strategy is to devise ways to attract cash from countries that are developed — and rich — by offering them sweet deals so they will invest in the poor country. That capital is called Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

Poor countries typically employ tax incentives (low or no taxes), low wages, and lax or no labor laws to attract FDI. The smarter Third World governments jealously guard their national sovereignty and autonomy to avoid being exploited by foreign capitalists and becoming dependent on FDI, to the detriment of their own national wellbeing. The smart ones insist that the foreign investors train domestic workers into skilled labor, anticipating that day in the future when the poor country becomes developed and no longer must bow to wealthy foreigners.

In all my years of studying, teaching, and writing on economic development, I have never come across a developed First World country so desperate for FDI as to prostitute itself.

But that is what the federal and state governments of the United States of America are doing.

Let me ask you:

  1. Is America a poor country and thus lacking in affluent citizens with money to invest in starting up businesses in America?
  2. Does our country have a dearth of entrepreneurs, investors, businessmen and women?
  3. As if we don’t already have an illegal immigrant problem, is the United States so sparsely populated that we must offer incentives for people around the world to immigrate here?

The answer to all three questions is clearly “No.”

Then why is it that, instead of persuading American businesses to stop “outsourcing” exporting jobs overseas, our government is prostituting America to attract foreigners to invest?

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has a program called EB-5 which, in the name of “helping create jobs,” grants foreigners permanent U.S. residency in exchange for bringing in Foreign Direct Investment.

EB-5, the immigrant investor visa program, was created by the Immigration Act of 1990 in the Bush Sr. administration. Yes, the same George Herbert Walker “we need a New World Order” Bush:

EB-5 offers a green card for foreign nationals who invest at least $500,000, creating at least 10 jobs. The minimum amount of FDI for urban areas is higher — at least $1 million — whereas investment in rural or targeted employment areas is $500,000. The investment must also remain “at-risk” without repayment for a period of two full years.

EB-5 investment can only be received by an economic unit defined as a Regional Center — “an economic unit, public or private, engaged in the promotion of economic growth, improved regional productivity, job creation and increased domestic capital investment.”

Translated, this means that to be a “Regional Center” requires the designation and approval of government, specifically the USCIS. This, in turn, means yet more government bureaucracy, more “public” employees, and their attendant unions!

There are USCIS-approved EB-5 Regional Center projects in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas/Oklahoma, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin.

Tomorrow we will take a look at Idaho’s EB-5 projects, specifically what its state government has done to lure in Chinese FDI.

Ponder this: America, a rich First World country, is so desperate that we have offered China — a developing and, as China’s leaders insist to this day, still poor country — to bring in FDI in exchange for permanent residency and U.S. citizenship.

Stay tuned!

H/t beloved fellow Tina.

~Eowyn