Date Added: 2007-06-07
Date Modified: 2008-06-23
070605: NAMU: Killer Wail on a Highway to Hell
Edward Pickersgill, Passing Times
document 6 of 8
the journey is always
more interesting to me
than the arrival
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
5 June 2007
NAMU: Killer Wail on a Highway to Hell
I was a relatively late arrival in this stream of bits and bytes occasionally still referred to as a super highway. The internet, whether or not it was invented by Al Gore out of some Pentagon inspired post-modern version of the wind whisperers, often seems like a madhouse, horizontal version of the tower of babble. But here we are and we have to make the best of it before Google (a modern Gorgon) turns us all to mindless, ossified mulch unable to formulate thoughts without search engines to substantiate us and validate our "truth".
Across the Atlantic from where I reside the European Union is consolidating itself steadily and generally speaking seems no longer intimidating nor awed by the regime centred politically in Washington, D.C. - and the young Euro Dollar is already a force to be noted.
Across the Pacific the Ancient Middle Earth, the Kingdom formerly known as the People's Republic of China, is fast learning all there is to know about the ugly underbelly of capitalism and with its centralized militarism. When they learn how to exploit world markets without poisoning customers and their pets the main set pieces of an Orwellian nightmare will be in place. How long can it be before the Sino Dollar is created?
And what of us here in North America? Perhaps in the great scheme of things it doesn't really matter. Perhaps North America is destined to become the next great lament of some Lou Dobbsian talking head on whatever will be left of things like CNN and Fox (21st Century News with a 1939 monotone). Perhaps North America will wind down as an equivalent in world politics and culture to the disappearing middle class in the resentful and fundamentally powerless whinings of Mr. Dobbs.
As American military might atrophies at a stunning rate we can see some desperate signs that the bunkered down "experts" and "intelligentsia" of the world's current superpower are attempting to create a new North American Monetary Union (NAMU) to counteract the Euro and the Sino. Concurrent with that initiative there are plans to create a new set of super highways to link the North American Union.
In the past 200 years America and Canada developed strictly on an east-west axis, from sea to shining sea and back. Today, faced with serious economic competition from the Euro and the pending Sino dollars, there is a nascent but desperate attempt to create a north-south network as effective and powerful as the established east-west system.
It is very likely too late already but the attempt is underway. Whether the American dollar and seat of American governance can in fact be thin spread to include Canada, Mexico and northern portions of South America remains (of course) to be seen. The play (perhaps what's known in American football as the hail mary pass) is underway. Whether it succeeds or fails we will be affected in perhaps unimaginable ways (outside the box of virtual reality and internet chatter).
One cannot spend more than a few minutes online without running into a cross breed of mass organizing and mass hysteria on a range of topics from "bird flu pandemics" to "9/11 truth" to "Halliburtonian Bilgerbergers" to "Christian Zionist Muslim" conflicts and dead or dying people everywhere. The babble is seemingly endless and the killers go on killing while most of us go on babbling.
So for my own sake I want to gather and look at some actual information on NAMU and on north-south transportation systems. Perhaps some of you will be interested in this and willing to lend a hand or a lead.
If you're a regular here at mytown.ca you'll already know we're more about reading than flash cards but we do tend to develop pretty solid resource sites such as DuNews or Electoral News and opinionated sites such as Elections 101 and Outsiders and even a weekly compilation called We! Magazine.
So perhaps amid the madness and the babble and the cointelpro we'll put together a range of material and opinion on what for now I'm calling: NAMU the Killer Wail on the Highways to Hell in a Hand Basket.
Off the top I'll indicate I am and have been opposed to FTA, NAFTA and FTAA. I'm equally against NAMU and firmly believe there are more than enough highways already. That said I'm interested in these things that are developing steadily beneath the radar and, I believe, consciously camouflaged by wars and threats of wars. I'd like to spend a bit of my time and resources consolidating available information and airing opinions on NAMU and the new highways. I'll take all the help I can get from any of you.
Perhaps we'll meet again at /namu and perhaps we'll find some clarity. Perhaps we'll even harness some Gorgonian power and turn some stone cold killers into dusty memories.