STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
Promotion of US-Mexico Union Continues in the Mainstream
By Staff News & Analysis - May 02, 2013

Which Mexico for Obama? … When President Barack Obama meets this week with President Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico, he will be visiting a country that was much maligned throughout his first term …Today, it is talked about as a promising economic partner. The partnership will be far stronger if — as now appears likely — Congress passes sensible and humane immigration reforms. The Mexican government seems most encouraged by the prospect of U.S. legislation that would include an expanded temporary worker program and would provide immediate legal status and a path to citizenship for most currently undocumented immigrants about half of whom are Mexican nationals. These changes could substantially eliminate a persistent tension in U.S.-Mexican relations. – Reuters

Dominant Social Theme: Mexico and the US – perfect together.

Free-Market Analysis: Tracking elite memes is an art form not an econometric analysis.

We do the best we can, and we're fairly convinced that Mexico and the US are on the menu as part of a larger (with Canada) North American Union.

We've been writing about this regularly in the past few weeks.

We've noticed a huge pipeline is about to be built from Canada through the US and on toward Mexico. And suddenly the "broken" US immigration system is due for a congressional facelift.

And now Obama is meeting with Mexico's new president. If you didn't know he came from Mexico's old and corrupt ruling party, you'd think he was a real "reformer" – certainly that is how he's being portrayed.

The idea is that great changes are coming in Mexico and the old problems between the two countries are being ironed out. This is a kind of directed history, so far as we're concerned.

Find a justification for the inevitability of your program. Mexico's new leader is the justification. The inevitability: The NAU.

In fact, nothing has really changed except the globalist preoccupation with merging Mexico, the US and Canada into one "country" to complement the European Union. Here's more:

Peña Nieto's reform initiatives are just getting started. The legislature has already given its initial approval for changes in education, labor laws, telecommunication policy and some other sectors. But in many cases, original proposals have been watered down, additional legislation will also be required in almost every area and effective implementation is still to come.

Success will depend heavily on Peña Nieto's political skills — as well as the technical mastery of his advisers and managers. It will also hinge on whether the fragile inter-party consensus backing the Pacto por Mexico can be sustained and popular support mobilized for change. Crime and violence are likely to remain unrelenting challenges for Peña Nieto. They could even take central stage again. In fact, public security may not improve anytime soon — despite the new government's multiple initiatives. Peña Nieto's predecessor, Felipe Calderón, learned how arduous a task it is to reform Mexico's police and its justice system, and restore public confidence in them.

… The two nations cannot look at each other only as sources of opportunity and gain; cooperation is needed to address risks and problems. Neither country has much of an option, however, because their economies and populations are so deeply integrated. There is no turning the clock back. Mexico and the United State have to solve their problems together and find ways to generate and exploit new opportunities jointly. If they can do it, the payoff will be enormous.

The payoff will be enormous, eh? For whom? Those who want the merger to happen, presumably. And, of course, as we want to emphasize the utility of our dominant social themes, we would be amiss not to point out that opportunities for investors may well emerge from the putative union.

As usual, the US's multinationals will profit handsomely, as they already have from NAFTA and CAFTA. And doubtless there will be entrepreneurial opportunities as well as opportunities on the other side of the border. The US mainstream media may well discover the Mexican stock market – which could suddenly begin to fly.

And then, sooner or later, someone will suggest that a full-scale merger of the two countries might be worthwhile exploring. Probably this will be a RINO Republican.

Of course, George Bush already did his best to set the stage, and that gambit didn't work out so well. These sorts of manipulations are far more difficult in the 21st century than the 20th.

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