Readership must be way down if Bud Kennedy has to spend his column debunking what he calls “rumors” on the “internets”. Either that or we hit a nerve. Why else would he use the term “conspiracy theorist” to try and marginalize this debate?
There are many, many people Texas – rural Texas in particular where this corridor will go – who were not aware of NASCO until Mr. Corsi started writing articles about it. I felt the information was news and informative. There is no disputing that the TTC is part of a larger plan to create a new system of highways throughout the US, Mexico and Canada. Let me make this perfectly clear, I’m not a fan of Mr. Corsi in the least. He’s the swift-boat guy, and the only reason he cares about this debate is because of his pandering to the “right-wing” on immigration and the book that Mr. Kennedy points out. He has no problem, what-so-ever, with selling off our infrastructure to corporations, foreign or domestic, or this corridor in general, inside the US. His main opposition is to the open borders this will bring. He wants globalization, but doesn’t want the globe to come with it.
My stance in all of this is not a conspiracy, I just wish all the information would have been laid out to the people in a timely manner so that they could look at and comment on this as the plans were being made and not after the fact. The secrecy and lack of public input until now is what has gotten so many people upset about all of this. And the lack of information or involvement beforehand is what led to this being “sprung” on the rural folks and therefore opening the door for all kinds of speculation. It’s not bloggers or the people of Texas’ fault that learning about this from email groups and our own independent digging makes us distrust our government on this issue. And when it’s been out there for so long and the MSM doesn’t even write about it that just adds fuel to the fire. Believe me Mr. Kennedy there are many Texans out there wondering where the media has been on this story. The corruption in and around Austin alone on tolls roads in staggering, I can’t imagine what it will be like if these other projects move forward.
Other problems with NASCO are that it’s a blow to the longshoremen. It is another blow to working class people. It is a land-grab of Louisiana purchase-sized proportions. It will rip this country in two… not east and west, but rich versus poor. And the poor, with no jobs paying higher than Wal-Mart wages, will sink further into despair.Here is the post of mine that Mr. Kennedy refers to in his column, Right-Wing Magazine Shows The TTC As Part Of A Larger Plan. It’s also cool for Mr. Kennedy to try and paint me as a conspiracy theorist, I’ve been called a lot worse. I never said that this was born in the Tarrant County Commissioners Court, or any other country’s for that matter. It is apparent that most if not all of the folks on the NASCO board are members of the same political party and support these plans – NASCO and the TTC. That makes sense after all, why would they put a dissenting voice on this board? If that’s being a conspiracy theorist, then that’s me. And if Mr. Kennedy needs proof of Republicans selling off things for “fun and profit” he can just look at the post below.