Using Poverty to Build the Global 3-Legged Stool
Global Poverty Act of 2007 S
"To require the President to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United States foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day."
Ponder the implications of this bill.
How will the timeless crisis of poverty and disease be used to restructure the world?
Berit Kjos has just posted President-Elect Barack Obama's Global Poverty Act of 2007 in its current form on her website. This bill is a study in how the 3-legged stool is the structure upon which global governance will be built. This emerging government is being erected upon the backs of those who are poor, particularly in Africa. Using the AIDS and malaria crises and the worldwide economic downturn as levers, this paradigm shift piece of legislation will ensure that entire nations" conduct themselves responsibly in the international system" -- however that comes to be defined.
In fact, definitions are key to understanding the impact of this legislation. It calls for the following "strategy":
(a) Strategy- The President, acting through the Secretary of State, and in consultation with the heads of other appropriate departments and agencies of the United States Government, international organizations, international financial institutions, the governments of developing and developed countries, United States and international nongovernmental organizations, civil society organizations, and other appropriate entities, shall develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to further the United States foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people [Struck out->] worldwide [<-Struck out] , between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day.
Not surprisingly, all 3 legs of the stool are being mobilized, including especially section 6 which more precisely includes the businesses (corporations). This means the pharmaceutical and computer industries, big oil, agribusiness, and other multinational corporations. This isn't about local control; don't be fooled by the nod to "sustainable development":
6) Mobilizing and leveraging the participation of businesses, United States and international nongovernmental organizations, civil society, and public-private partnerships.
The 3-legged stool is results-driven (purpose-driven, outcome-based). This means that the bill requires:
(b) Content- The strategy required by subsection (a) shall include specific and measurable goals, efforts to be undertaken, benchmarks, and timetables to achieve the objectives described in subsection (a).
Results-driven means that the bill calls for "measurable goals," "benchmarks" and "timetables to achieve the objectives." Stop right here and ask the obvious questions:
- How will progress towards these goals be measured and assessed?
- What happens if a nation doesn't perform up to par?
- What happens if a business or civic organization (church?) doesn't work to meet these Millennium Development Goals?
- What penalties will be prescribed?
- What enforcement measures will be instituted?
Berit Kjos asks the ominous question: "Would it involve digital tracking of all human resources?" The answer is obvious. Such a monstrous system would require a comprehensive feedback mechanism to ensure global compliance.
We ask another ominous question: What role will the rapidly emerging global "P.E.A.C.E." church play in all of this? It is certainly not that of being a watchman on the wall, nor is it proclaiming the Gospel of Salvation, nor is it engaging in true charity. Rather, this global church is becoming "partners," co-mingling with all 3 legs of the stool, something which ancient Israel once did.
"...for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses. What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts." Isaiah 3:14b-15)
"He shall feed His flock like a shepherd; He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young." (Isaiah 40:11)