The French President would like America's President to stop promoting
the War on Terrorism. At the G-8 conference, President
Chirac has invited 12 underdeveloped nations to shift the emphasis off
Terrorism. But isn't Economic Terrorism just the fertilizer for
Physical and Political Terrorism? Isn't the War on Terrorism
truly a War on Poverty, on Ignorance, on Complacency? Find
out in this fascinating article.
Sunday--June 1, 2003—Ground Zero Plus 627
France Urges U.S. To Back Off
Terrorism Agenda: Ploy or Plan?
Editor, New York City Combat Correspondent News
GROUND ZER0, New York, New York--June 1,
2003-- The Beast of Terror takes on many forms. One of the most
historic is to switch agendas, to try and erase the presence of
Terrorism and gild it with other labels.
French President Jacques Chirac is
jockeying international leaders in Evian, France, at the Group of 8,
to refocus their agendas from Terrorism to helping less developed
countries such as Africa get back on their economic feet.
The eight nations attending the conference
include the U.S., Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy, France, Japan and
Chirac has invited 12 developing nations to
the meeting to add additional pressure to switch the agenda from
Terrorism to economic reconstruction. The dozen nations
attending include ones from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and
At issue is the world economy.
The most powerful economic nations in the
world, excluding China, are banding together to address global economic
issues. Currently, there is a fear the world economy is
heading for a depression. A major concern is Africa whose
share of global trade dropped from 3.3 percent in 1980 to 1.6 percent
of Vigilance (Bush) meets with the President of Complacency
The agenda for the Group of 8 includes
terrorism, arms proliferation and regional troubles, which include the
threats of nuclear development by North Korea and Iran, as well as the
ongoing tension between Israel and Palestine.
The goal of the G-8, is to stabilize the
world economy. Critics of the G-8 fear that globalization
of the world economy invites power to oppress, creating a "rich" and
"poor" world society. Protestors are gathered around the
G-8 to demonstrate against the potential "marginalization" of smaller
nations by more powerful, corporate driven ones.
Perhaps nothing feeds Terrorism more than
Poverty creates pain and suffering for
citizens. It fertilizes leaders who use Terrorism's great
leverage--Fear, Intimidation and Complacency--to rise to power on the
basis they have solutions to the "oppression of poverty," and then
pocket the nation's riches in Swiss bank accounts.
One only has to recall the billions of dollars found by U.S. troops
stuffed in metal boxes by Saddam Hussein's regime to recall the flow
of funds from nations ruled by despots.
In North Korea, Kim Jong Il is noted for
living a lavish playboy life as his people boil grass for food.
Nations that have acquired economic might
have done so not by the use of oppression and tyranny, but by
providing their people constitutions of individual rights to achieve.
Such nations have employed the Principles of Vigilance rather than
G-8 has fueled
the might for the Children's Children's Children
Instead of promoting Fear, Intimidation and
Complacency, the great economic nations of the world have fueled the
might of Courage, Conviction and Right Actions for the Children's
seeks to raise the standard of living for all
Globalization of the world economy, as
proposed by the G-8, is ultimately a mission to globalize Vigilance.
World economic security promotes investing in the future generations.
It foresees that Terrorism breeds in the pools of poverty, just as
mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. It seeks to raise the
standard of living for all, by injecting the freedom to create new
markets that will buy and use goods and services.
of the world economy is a mission to globalize Vigilance
The only way any nation can buy and use
goods and services is if that nation has the economic power to be a
Anti-globalists would have the world think
of major corporations and rich nations as the Beast of Terror, seeking
to exploit the poor, the underdeveloped nations.
That is an economic impossibility.
Capitalism, to survive, must constantly
create new markets for its goods and services. If the
world doesn't expand in its capacity to enjoy and appreciate what the
corporations create, then it dries up like an old leaf, crunched and
cracked into a thousand pieces.
China, the oldest of all economies, and
often mysteriously hidden from world opinion because of its stand-off
policies, has recently invested in its people's economic future.
After investing billions, China is starting to fill the reservoir for
the Three Gorges Dam. When completed in 2009, the reservoir will
be about the size of Lake Superior, and provide China with incredible
power to run its engines of commerce for the future.
Gorges Damn project on the Yangtze River in China is an example of
Critics of the project claim it will
destroy a great part of China's history, by flooding ancient ruins,
but the state is looking to the future. Its people
face the Terror of hunger and economic depravity if it does not
advance on a competitive footing with the rest of world.
The Yangtze River may change from its shistorical appearance, but China
will move one step closer toward Vigilance. Its dam will help
drown some of the heads of the Beast of Terror that seek to hold back
Vigilance is about fighting
Terrorism on all fronts.
France's President is trying to
erase from the world the word "Terrorism" so he can promote his own
agenda and attempt to take world leadership from the hands of America
and President Bush.
By trying to shift the
emphasis from Terrorism to the ills of Africa and other underdeveloped
nations, he believes he is countering the idea of globalization by
turning the world into an "aid factory."
On the other hand,
President Bush is looking at Terrorism as one might the facets of a
diamond. There are many faces, each taking on a different
countenance depending on how the light strikes.
Terrorism is about Fear
There is no euphemism for
Terrorism. Terrorism is about Fear, economic, social, moral,
physical, religious and political. It is about
Intimidation of these same categories, and, when one beats his or her
head against the wall fruitlessly, Intimidation turns into Complacency.
Vigilance is about
Courage. It is about the Courage to change economies from
within, not feed them from without. It is about the willingness
of a society to change its social order, to allow the poor to become
rich and to lift restraints that deny the most impoverished of
citizens the right to become the next magnets of industry.
It is about
Conviction to stand up for what is right in the face of severe
critics, especially those who seek to make what is right for the
future generations wrong in the present.
Terrorism, fighting social Terrorism, fighting political Terrorism,
fighting religious Terrorism, fighting moral Terrorism is the right
thing to do.
The tools are
Vigilance, but Vigilance does not stand alone. It comes
out of the threat of Terrorism. It is the yin of the yang of
Chirac to try and divert the compass point away from Terrorism is
another French political ploy. It is another vain attempt to
make America appear to be self-serving in its goals, and to elevate
France to some point of luster after its image has been tarnished by
Bush should not veer from his agenda of fighting Terrorism, for if he
does succumb to the pressures of international politics, America's
Sword of Vigilance will be dulled. The world will suffer.
But this is not
is the answer to making the world richer for all the Children's
America was built
on the principles of Vigilance. We have always seen the
world as a market, and the richest market is one filled with rich traders.
The more we help other nations get rich from within, the richer we
is the answer to making the world richer for all the Children's
Children's Children, and the tool that will leverage those riches will
be the battle of Vigilance over Terrorism of all shapes and sizes.
President Bush never forgets the word Terrorism, that flipped over on its
opposite side, really spells V-I-G-I-L-A-N-C-E!
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