The Organization of Power
Nearly every business you walk into, you can find on the wall someplace, the plaque proudly proclaiming to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce. What that plaque tells you is that they are providing material support to the terrorist network that is transforming our country into a fascist, "homeland". They are right in your neighborhood. Their children play with your children - and they are destroying our country.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (COC) was chartered in 1912. In the History Timeline on the COC website, they attribute the idea to President William Howard Taft. Taft is alleged to have said,
"We want your assistance in carrying on the government in reference to those matters that affect the business and the business welfare of the country, we do not wish to limit your discretion in that matter".So maybe fascism was invented here? In 1922, the Chamber hired Cass Gilbert, the same architect who designed the Supreme Court building, to design and build the Chamber of Commerce office building. It makes me wonder if the Department of Commerce is a government agency or if it is actually an imposter creation of the Chamber of Commerce.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington DC
International Chamber of Commerce
ICC was founded, headquartered in Paris, led by Etienne Clémentel, a former French Minister of Commerce The ICC International Court of Arbitration was founded in 1923
Three ICC members served on the Dawes Commission that drew up the international treaty on war reparations (which were so draconian that the deprivation caused World War II)
ICC issued the first version of its Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits, still used by banks all over the world to finance trade, in 1933.
ICC was awarded the highest consultative status with the United Nations in 1946 (UN is replacement for the League of Nations that was chartered in the Versailles Treaty ending World War I in 1919.
"ICC Commercial Crime Services, based on London, was founded in the 1980's to address all aspects of commercial crime".
The World Chambers Federation provides a hub for chambers of commerce throughout the world
13 ICC commissions were established with "experts" on the subjects of banking, taxation, competition law, intellectual property, telecommunications and information technology, transport, the environment, energy and international investment and trade policy
"Merchants of Peace"
"All...activities fulfill the pledge in ICC's Constitution 'to further the development of an open world economy with the firm conviction that international commercial exchanges are conducive to both greater global prosperity and peace among nations".World Chambers Federation
"WCF is the backbone of the chamber community, uniting the global network of 12,000 chambers and their business communities."
The World Chambers Federation is a unique and truly global forum that not only helps individual chambers to become more productive, but also strengthens links among them. From managing the ATA Carnet system, which allows for the duty-free and tax-free temporary import of goods
WCF activities and projects involve local, regional, national, bilateral, transnational, as well as public-law and private-law chambers.
As local business support agencies, chambers of commerce connect ICC to small- and medium-sized companies and promote the important role they play in the global economy. WCF recognizes the valuable contribution of SMEs and helps them to face the challenges and opportunities of globalization.
To enhance chamber capacity to foster private sector development, WCF has developed strong ties with a range of multilateral organizations, including the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme and regional development banks...Initially called the International Information Bureau of Chambers of Commerce, WCF was renamed International Bureau of Chambers of Commerce in 1966, before adopting its present name in 2001.
World Chambers Network
"The official global portal of Chambers of Commerce"
Notice - at the bottom: Partners with GIIC - Global Information Infrastructure Commission
Commissioners of GIIC as you look at this website, keep in mind that you are paying for Global Health with your tax dollars.
This should say... "smart systems to enslave stupid people who don't understand technocratic tyranny."
Foreign Trade Zones
One of the pieces of information on the International Chamber of Commerce website that was not mentioned above, was the following:
"In the 1920s, ICC focused on reparations and war debts. Then the disastrous Smoot-Hawley tariff in the United States set the scene for the economic nationalism of the 1930s. ICC struggled through those years of depression to hold back the tide of protectionism as another world war loomed."The Smoot-Hawley legislation which was probably one of the best pieces of legislation passed in the history of this country because the increased tariffs inhibited the flow of cheap imports which allowed us room to build our own economy and to raise the standard of living for the American people. It becomes important in the story I'm telling because Smoot-Hawley is given as the reason for the passage of the Foreign Trade Zone Act of 1934.
From a Brief History of the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Program
The U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones program was created by the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of 1934. The Foreign-Trade Zones Act was one of two key pieces of legislation passed in 1934 in an attempt to mitigate some of the destructive effects of the Smoot-Hawley Tariffs, which had been imposed in 1930. The Foreign-Trade Zones Act was created to "expedite and encourage foreign commerce" in the United States. This is accomplished through the designation of geographical areas, in or adjacent to Customs Ports of Entry, where commercial merchandise receives the same Customs treatment it would if it were outside the commerce of the United States. Merchandise of every description may be held in the Zone without being subject to Customs duties and other ad valorem taxes . This tariff and tax relief is designed to lower the costs of U.S.-based operations engaged in international trade and thereby create and retain the employment and capital investment opportunities that result from those operations.The Foreign Trade Zones Act was like a land mine planted in 1934. It was lying in wait. In 1934, it was useful only at the margins - the borders because the United States did not have a transnational transportation system - the railroads notwithstanding.
The first legislation for roads was passed in 1916 but it wasn't until the Federal Aid to Highway Act of 1956 authorized the building of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways that the effort to build a transnational transportation system became a serious national effort.
The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1962 included a mandate for urban areas with a population of 50,000 or more to establish a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for transportation projects as a condition of receiving federal financial assistance.
The Highway Safety Act of 1966 included a requirement to provide for emergency medical services and transportation of the injured. A history of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration was found on a website called www.ems.gov History. Apparently, our EMS system including 911 grew out of this legislation and no doubt, there were strings for regional planning as a condition of receiving federal funding - probably under the MPO umbrella since they were responsible for planning highway on/off traffic patterns.
In 1991, the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act was passed. It declared the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways complete. The legislation created a new, National Highway System that included major arterials and feeder routes to transportation and intermodal facilities:
The purpose of the National Highway System is to provide an interconnected system of principal arterial routes which will serve major population centers, international border crossings, ports, airports, public transportation facilities, and other intermodal transportation facilities and other major travel destinations; meet national defense requirements; and serve interstate and interregional travel(16).
In essence what this legislation was doing was providing the transportation hubs and support systems for the Foreign Trade Zones defined in 1934 creating a transportation system of continuous flow for international commerce effectively turning our highway system into international shipping lanes under the laws of international commerce.
In 1997, an article written by John J. Da Ponte, Jr. Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board titled, 'The Foreign-Trade Zones Act Keeping Up With The Changing Times' says as much. Excerpts:
There was another article in 1997 published by The Journal of Commerce, Global Trade, titled 'Manufacturers flock to foreign trade subzones' that provides an expanded view of the foreign trade zones and the exodus of U.S. business from "taxable territory" of the United States - and they were encouraged to do so.
Tax credits and benefits derived from operating in a "free port" and/or operating offshore, cost the American taxpayers as they are expected to make up the difference in tax revenue losses gifted to corporations at the same time that our economy has been devastated by the export of manufacturing processes (export of jobs), and the importation of foreign "service workers" and the open borders for mass migration of people from Mexico and people coming through Mexico causing increasing poverty and declining standards of living in the United States.
As you should know by now because of the leaked information on the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Investment (TTIP), plus our experience with NAFTA and the World Trade agenda that were negotiated as trade agreements when they really had little to do with trade as we understand it, that there is a different purpose for these agreements. QED. Examination of the "free ports" - zones that I call Trojan Triangles, reveal both the strategy and purpose of the "free traitors" - with "free traitors" being defined as corporations through the concentrated power of the Chamber of Commerce.
December 10, 2013
Organization of Power - Part 1
The Nature of Organization Is Fascist - Power Is the Organization of Money - Three Entities: Academia; Industry; Government - New Economy Is Corporatism - Corporatism Is the Old Fascism
History - Chamber of Commerce agenda from 2006 (when I thought the agenda was just money)