Susanne Posel, Contributor
The California Senate has passed a bill by a 21-16 vote that implements the financing for a high-speed rail line across the Central Valley. The new law will require selling $4.5 in bonds to build this railway. They will also receive $3.2 billion in federal government stimulus. The high-speed railway will link to transportation lines.
Senator Joe Simitian said on the Senate floor: “I think high-speed rail makes sense in California … but we’re not being asked to vote on a vision today, we’re being asked to vote on a particular plan. Regrettably, the only conclusion I can come to today is that this is the wrong plan in the wrong place in the wrong time.”
Supporters of the bill claim that it would create jobs and promote public transit to protect the environment.
While such a project might seem sensible on the surface, the high-speed railway is the brainchild of America 2050, a non-governmental organization that supports Agenda 21 policies in the United States.
America 2050 claims that the railway will provide more trains to the growing population in California between San Francisco Bay and the Los Angeles Basin. They propose this endeavor is necessary to “close the gap” between Northern and Southern California.
Mark Pisano, co-chairman of America 2050, maintains that: “These revisions makes sense. They provide improvements now for the highly congested northern and southern regions of California and then link them together in the future. Connecting the state’s big population centers will foster economic growth while alleviating road and airport congestion.”
Petra Todorovich, director of America 2050, said, “It is clear that the success of high-speed rail in the U.S. is dependent on delivering real benefits to users at every stage in the process of project development and construction. The revisions to the California high-speed rail business plan address the urgency of translating taxpayer investment into transportation improvements in our commuting lifetimes.”
America 2050, in line with Agenda 21, wants to see high-speed railways built along the east and west coasts of America. These railways will link the megaregions and subsequent megacities that will be constructed to house the citizens of America once the buffer zones and wildland areas and corridors are established.
The vision for Cascadia, which is the amalgamation of Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver, British Columbia with a high-speed rail will ensure the protection of designated habitats for animals. Cascadia will begin in Northern California and extend along the Pacific Ocean.
The creation of megacities, now dubbed Ecolopolis, will be the supercity known as Cascadia. In order to gain support for this scheme, they plan to “brand” Cascadia to ensure public allegiance for the development strategies.
Cascadia is expected to be the beta-testing ground for the global movement of Agenda 21. Federal, state, and the UN will converge to install “sustainable urban places” by destroying individual property rights, usurping rural areas from property owners, and financially bankrupting towns so that the populations will move into Ecolopolis.
The four strategies that ensure Cascadia will become our future are:
- In light of the similar strategies for metropolitan growth management employed in Cascadian metropolitan regions, create an internationally recognized effort to learn from this experience;
- Save agriculture, and the working landscape more generally, to maintain separation between metropolitan areas;
- Develop industry clusters across Cascadia, particularly in areas like green building and software that are already operating at a Cascadian scale; and
- Increase accessibility through the development of high-speed rail and other strategies linked to their strategic value at a Cascadian scale.
By perverting the Gallatin Plan begun by President Roosevelt in 1908, the globalists at America 2050 mitigate urbanization with the focal point on Agenda 21 sustainable development schemes to shift populations into dense megacities.
The US government is supporting these plans by offering financing to states that will build and implement infrastructure that ultimately creates the Ecolopolis megacity model all across the nation. Government agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Department of Transportation (DOT) are expected to assist in the “furthering goals for livability and smart growth”. America 2050 has studied “how the livability theme might be acted on here in Cascadia in anticipation of increased engagement from federal partners.”
Recently, the House of Representatives introduced S.1813 which would rewrite the nation’s transportation laws. This bill would cut funding to non-highway programs and force people to use public transit under the guise of reducing the impact of travel on the environment.
The House Committee on Ways and Means redirected funding from public transit by way of the transit trust fund. This means that Amtrak, who relies on government subsidies, will be on par with all other forms of transit. The $40 billion transfer from the US general fund could ultimately bankrupt the project.
America 2050 proposes raising gasoline taxes to make up the lost funding for their high-speed railways. They say that if these monies were blamed on monetary inflation, the general public would not direct their blame on NGOs working the US government agencies to force the American public to pay for Agenda 21 policies whether they know it or not.
They estimate this scheme would funnel $34.5 billion to fill in the gaps in funding and that Congress should recognize that “transportation investments are just as important as healthcare and national security priorities.”
Susanne Posel is the Chief Editor of Occupy Corporatism. Our alternative news site is dedicated to reporting the news as it actually happens; not as it is spun by the corporately funded mainstream media. You can find us on our Facebook page.
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