2007: A Global Forecast
©2007 Debra Rae
With our tummies full of holiday goodies, we’ve dusted off last January’s resolutions for yet another whirl as we ponder what’s in store throughout 2007 for our families; community, state, nation; and world. Whether prospects for the future bode well, or not, Father Time marches on.
While the War on Christmas is behind us for another year, Americans continue to face the War on Terror and what has popularly become known as today’s Culture War. Fewer grapple with what Phyllis Schlafly dubs “the Quiet War against American Independence.” We can be assured, however, that this World War of sorts, being fought in the name of “harmonization,” is not going away anytime soon.
“Harmonization” is today’s trendy term for eliminating boundaries of nation-states (i.e., sovereignty) in exchange for democratic trans-nationalism. Toward this end, America’s Constitutional Republic is being coaxed to morph into a regionally-defined social democracy headed by “civil society” (i.e., non-elected non-governmental organizations).
These NGOs effectively transcend political barriers at all levels, from local to international. They work to supplant rightful private ownership with public ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange. This is called “socialism,” far from what the original Superman defended as “the American way.”
Certainly, no one has the “inside scoop,” but ongoing trends shed light on reasonable expectations for 2007—whether in reference to marriage/alternative families; “free speech”/pornography; life/abortion, euthanasia; private property/urban clusters; sovereignty/globalism—all of which factor into the global forecast.
Debra Rae is an author and educator who has traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad. Having authored two books—the ABCs of Globalism and ABCs of Cultural-Isms (the latter highlighted at the 55th Annual CBA International Convention, 2004)—Debra contributing columnist for News With Views. Debra has been a speaker on numerous radio shows aired across the nation, the Western Hemisphere, Russia, and the Middle East. This past year, she co-launched and now co-hosts WOMANTalk, a special edition of Changing Worldviews TALK Radio, for which she writes weekly commentaries. www.debraraebooks.com, www.womantalk.us, www.newswithviews.com/Rae/Debra.htm