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What a One-World Government Looks Like

By Ben Shapiro · Oct. 26, 2011

“Imagine there’s no countries,” John Lennon warbled in his inane song “Imagine.” “It isn’t hard to do / Nothing to kill or die for … Imagine all the people / Living life in peace / You may say that I’m a dreamer / But I’m not the only one / I hope someday you’ll join us / And the world will be as one.”

They believed in those pathetic dreams in Europe. In the aftermath of World War II, facing the prospect of Soviet domination and wanting to keep the defeated Germans from completing a World War trilogy, the European community, aided by the United States, created the European Coal and Steel Community. A federal Europe was the goal; the original plans included a European Defense Community and a European Political Community, both of which fell through. Eventually, this grew into the European Economic Community.

The European Union was the successor to the EEC, formed in 1993. The current EU members include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, German, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

There was only one problem with this notion: These states had little in common. They did not share a common language; they didn’t share common customs (other than, perhaps, a deep-rooted history of anti-Semitism); they didn’t even share basic economic principles. This created potential for tremendous conflict within the Union.

The most obvious success for the EU, however, was the Euro – the official currency for Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. It is the second largest reserve currency on the planet, after the dollar.

With the integrated economic community, however, came a serious problem: If any of the member states spent beyond their capacities, the others would have to pick up the slack. And that’s precisely what happened. Greece is bankrupt. So is Spain. So is Ireland. The bleed-over is corrupting the economies of the other Euro members.

This week, the Euro members got together to attempt to solve the crisis. Many of the members are no longer interested in bailing out Greece – they are sick of the redistributive socialism of the eurozone. They don’t want to have to create slush funds for the different countries to raid based on how much they feel like spending. The grand Lennon-esque experiment is failing. As the Financial Times reported, “officials described mounting concerns that the summit will fall well short of market expectations.”

The Dutch government will fall unless the crisis is solved. So will the Italian government. So will the entire EU, according to Alan Greenspan. “At the outset of the creation of the euro in 1999,” Greenspan said, “it was expected that the southern eurozone economies would behave like those in the north; the Italians would behave like Germans. They didn’t. Instead, northern Europe fell into subsidizing southern Europe’s excess consumption, that is, its current account deficits.” In short, said Greenspan, the countries comprising the EU are incompatible. “The effect of the divergent cultures in the eurozone has been grossly underestimated.”

Lennon’s one-world concept was a communist one. “Imagine no possessions / I wonder if you can / No need for greed or hunger / A brotherhood of man / Imagine all the people / Sharing all the world.” Lennon got his wish in soft form in the creation of the European Union. The result: class warfare in the extreme – a racial powder keg ready to blow – and full-scale bankruptcy. Now the EU will revert to what it has always been: a loose agglomeration of nations, often in conflict with one another. That’s the way the world works. That’s the way the world will always work. And that is not a bad thing. Better that some nations stand for individualism, freedom and entrepreneurialism than that we all stand for redistributionism and the spineless multiculturalism that results in destruction of standards.

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7 Comments

Tex Horn said:

"Lennon's one-world concept was a communist one." And so is the one world concept our leaders are pursuing.We in the U.S. are steadfastly focused on the ever-increasing minutiae of an upcoming election, never bothering to look at the big picture. What is the big picture? The upcoming One World Order.I know what the response of some will be. To quote Ronald Reagan, "There you go again." But, go ahead, America, turn a blind eye. That's what most are doing anyway, in terms of what's happening in our country. Most of the people running for president, most of the people who have been president, are pushing us headlong toward a One World Order. That's a world in which there is no Constitution, no individual freedom. Don't believe me? Here's what some of our leaders have said:"All nations must come together to build a stronger global regime." -- Barack Hussein Obama"Conflicts across the globe and an international respect for Barack Obama have created the perfect setting for establishment of "a New World Order." -- Henry Kissinger"We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations a new world order…. When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this new world order. An order in which a credible United Nations can use its peace keeping role to fulfill the promise and vision of the UN’s founders." -- George H.W. Bush."We must move as quickly as possible to a one-world government, one-world religion, under a one-world leader. " -- Robert Mueller, FBI DirectorDon't believe me, Google it for yourself. See what the precepts for law is in this New World Order. If this is the kind of world you wish, America, you'll deserve the lack of freedom and the pittance you'll end up with. It can be stopped only if we all - all- stand up and fight it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming said:

Take a look at the candidates for President. Only one is against the New World Order, Ron Paul. The Republican Establishment is doing everything it can to stop Paul. The New world Order types owe their allegiance to a foreign entity that wants to overthrow the U.S. Say isn't that the definition of treason? How come Kissinger, Bush the Elder, George Schultz, Perry, etc. have not been tried?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 2:07 PM

karl anglin said:

A column par excellence, Mr. S!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Howard Reed said:

Hooray Mr. Shapiro,Let's face cold hard facts. This a world inhabited and led by fallen human beings. That means it is a fallen world since the expulsion from the garden of perfection. It will remain fallen due to man's inadequacies for what is right until our Savior returns for the second time as a lion instead of a servant to destroy that which has corrupted this world. Bailing nations out of the free spending redistributive hole they dug for themselves is similar to throwing money into a bottomless pit. Greed is one of cardinal sins, and we all have the capacity for it, some more than others. Socialists believe their government owe them a living, and the chickens are now coming home to roost. Good.The Turban Torpedo

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 4:23 PM

americanthink said:

"Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom".You will not find this spirit in communist countries and increasingly it is being snuffed out in America. The result? Bigger government, less freedom in every aspect of our lives, a failing economy, increasing crime, lowered standard of living....on and on. America USED TO BE the leader of the free world and this is our destiny...it is our duty and obligation to protect freedom. As we are being led into a global government we will lose our sovereignty and will no longer be the leader of the free world...and who else will? What a shame.

Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 12:05 AM

Holmes Simons said:

John Lennon is the precursor for the future of the Eurozone, killed by five slugs in the back. God rest his soul. Should've worn kevlar instead of T-shirts. The 535+ slugs in Queerville will not prevail against the power of patriotism!

Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 4:52 PM

Peter said:

No VA Medical for combat disabilities My VA medical is cut until I stop writing opinion letters of government wrongs. I add ten to one hundred names a day on my list of people that read letters or at least receive them. One or two each letter responds to tell me that I need counseling or medical help. Send a copy to the VA and the newspapers because they receive a letter each day from me and I get no response. I can and do go to the emergency room by ambulance in emergencies at great expense to the taxpayer but a 100% disabled US Marine with combat related disabilities can never have his medical care stopped as a weapon to control free speech. The public believes that I am a danger as that is the manipulated truth published by the news media to harm my character. I still to this day volunteer every day to help other US Citizens. I set my pain and discomfort aside to help others for I came back alive as far better than I gave their lives for the USA. I owe them the respect to see that what they Our US Military give their lives for is not in VAIN. The VA does give me token visits to fluff my medical file incase of questions. I volunteer to help others so what danger is the news media and our government scaring the public with. Through putting me in jail, stopping my medical care and the police harassing my family and friends I still stand that it is any citizen’s right to question the NH Supreme Court justices when they criminally use the law for their own special protection. The NH SC refused to hear a case presented to them of a brother Judge/Attorney that made rulings to enable the Madbury NH selectmen to take from local residents for the selectmen’s own personal benefit and profit. I tell you the public that it is wrong for the newspapers to take the government side and censor my letters for any reason. I am a nut for believing that we (meaning the US Military) fight and die on foreign soil to protect and defend our Constitution. You do not have to like what I am saying but God be with you if you don’t hear and correct the wrongs that are happening. When the government can use any citizen’s medical care to control free speech the USA has bigger problems than just I. Peter Macdonald Sgt USMC Semper Fi

Friday, December 2, 2011 at 8:44 AM