I said way back in the early 70's when groups such as the Tri-lateral Commission, Bilderbergers, Council on Foreign Relations, (primarily one in the same, but who's counting) began talking of a "New World Order" that in order for this to be accomplished the standard of living in the United States would have to be lowered in order for the masses to remotely accept it.
How could these power freaks expect people to lower their ambitions and the goals for their children when they were living in relative comfort? They had to be lowered to levels of the third world nations whose main ambition was that of survival, not advancement.
We have seen the formation of Phase One of the global plan with the European Union which has reduced countries into nothing more than "states" and it is time for Phase Two - the North American Union, but how can it be "sold" with the living standards of the United States and Canada being that much above that of the other countries? Of course you can't raise the standards for those other countries and expect them to fall in line, so lower those standards of life to be in accord of the third world. It is easier to control those who are struggling for survival than it is for those who are striving for improvement.
We are now at the doorstep of that Phase Two becoming a reality. It will follow the footprint laid out by the European Union and a new, single, monetary system will be presented. After all, why else would the attack of the Fed be allowed after all these years? The goal is to get the people aware, then cry out to do something. That something will be more of the same only with a different name and including more countries. The"owners" will be the same as present and the disguise that has been in effect since 1913 will continue. The "Fed" as we now know it is on its way out and the people will rejoice, not realizing nothing but the name will change except more countries will now be on the tab to these freaks and it will be easier for them to keep track and control.
All of this has taken place while the corporate media propagandists have involved with the intellectual masturbation of abortion, gay marriage, gun control, illegal immigration, and such topics which, while they make interesting debate, amount to nothing more than hot air being expended. The result being the citizens have actually f*ck*d themselves.