The Ghost of Morganthau Haunts Our House

6. Political Decentralization.

The military administration in Germany in the initial period should be carried out with a view toward the eventual partitioning of Germany into three states. To facilitate partitioning and to assure its permanence the military authorities should be guided by the following principles:

(a) Dismiss all policy-making officials of the Reich government and deal primarily with local governments.

(b) Encourage the reestablishment of state governments in each of the states (Lander) corresponding to 18 states into which Germany is presently divided and in addition make the Prussian provinces separate states.

(c) Upon the partition of Germany, the various state governments should be encouraged to organize a federal government for each of the newly partitioned areas. Such new governments should be in the form of a confederation of states, with emphasis on states' rights and a large degree of local autonomy.


 Political Decentralization

In 1999, Vice President Al Gore gave a speech at the 'International Reinventing Government Conference'.  The following are excerpts from that speech, not necessarily in the same order as he spoke the words and with emphasis added:

Let me talk just briefly about America's own experience, and the factors that drove President Clinton and I to undertake REGO [Reinventing Government] six years ago. As I mentioned, when we campaigned in 1992, we saw a growing pressure for reform at the grassroots -- frustration with high taxes, and a feeling by many that they were not getting their money's worth. Crime and welfare were rising, the deficit was exploding, and we had fallen into a deep recession. There was a crisis of faith -- not just in government, but in our ability to solve our common problems.

Third, building people's faith in government. It wasn't only budget deficits that were trapping our governments in the past. Many of us faced performance deficits as well -- a legitimate feeling that government wasn't doing what it said it was going to do. With so little faith in self-government at home, it is harder to build the faith of the world community that vibrant free markets and the free flow of capital and ideas will be sustained.

That's why, in the United States, we started treating our citizens as "customers" -- the way the best private businesses treat their customers. Great Britain pioneered this notion of service to the citizen in the late 1980's.

Building faith also demands that we bring government closer to the people. Some countries refer to the principle of "subsidiarity;" other countries speak of decentralization or devolution. But the concept is the same: empower governments not in some distant national capital, but in the places where people live and work, so it can be more responsive to their needs. Countries as diverse as India, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, and Thailand now talk about decentralization and the need to build local government as more power moves toward the people.

The new model of "governance"  is privatization of government complete with the redefinition of Americans as "customers" as opposed to citizens.  Government as we knew it was dissolved and in it's place, a "New Federalism" - government by private networks funded by both the government and the wealthy Foundations and corporations. 

Of course, the trick and it most certainly is a trick is that the "governance networks" are not really grassroots at all.  They just present themselves as grassroots.  The "SmartGrowth" network was organized by the EPA (which is directed by the State Department) to implement UN Agenda 21.

The name of UN Agenda 21 in the United States is 'Sustainable Development' which is the environmental control program that at it's core implements the Morganthau Plan of deindustrialization and conversion to the "pastoral state".  Sustainable Development is the pretty packaging for what will become a program of depopulation by necessity because this model of an economy can no more support the U.S. population now than it could support the German population in 1946 when the Morganthau Plan was being considered there.

The Marshall Plan at 60: The General’s Successful War On Poverty

"By late 1946, however, economic hardship and unemployment in Germany were worrying the United States, and former President Herbert Hoover was sent there on a fact-finding mission. Hoover’s third report of 18 March 1947 noted: “There is the illusion that the New Germany left after the annexations can be reduced to a ‘pastoral state’. It cannot be done unless we exterminate or move 25,000,000 people out of it.” Hoover well understood that an agricultural economy would be able to sustain a much smaller population than an industrialized nation."


Confederations for the 'newly partitioned areas'

The Pacific Northwest Economic Region was the first 'newly partitioned areas' to establish their "governance" organization by law. 


xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx Alaska, Idaho,  Montana,  Oregon, Washington, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon

Idaho Statutes authorizing participation



Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER)


From the PNWER website History Page:

The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region was established in 1991 by statute in the organization´s original seven legislative jurisdictions – Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska in the United States, and British Columbia and Alberta in Canada. Canada´s Yukon Territory joined PNWER in 1994.

The proposal establishing PNWER passed with 701 out of 703 sitting legislators voting in its favor following a three-year process initiated by the Pacific NorthWest Legislative Leadership Forum (PNLLF) in 1988. Six working groups were established, including environmental technology, tourism, recycling, value-added timber, workforce training, and telecommunications; some of these merged into or were replaced in later years by new areas of concentration.

The next region to formalize their organization will probably be the Great Lakes Charter which was also formed for environmental purposes - management of the water resources. 



Great Lakes Charter of 1985


Other partitions have been established and more are forming.