Stick 'Em Up, America!

Every time life hits a bump in the road, a progressive falls out of the nearest banana tree and spouts:  "New World Order"

07:03 PM EST

LONDON (Reuters) - The international financial crisis has given world leaders a unique opportunity to create a truly global society, Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown will say in a keynote foreign policy speech on Monday.

In his annual speech at the Lord Mayor's Banquet, Brown -- who has spearheaded calls for the reform of international financial institutions -- will say Britain, the United States and Europe are key to forging a new world order.

The last New World Order was announced by the last President Bush on March 6, 1991 at the ending of the Persian Gulf Conflict.  We all know how well that went.  But the dreamy-eyed and disconnected progressive just can't wake up! 

Prime Minister Gordon Brown spouted the typical progressive and eternal laundry list of woes and socialist solutions:  

According to a summary of the speech released by his office, Brown will set out five great challenges the world faces.

These are: terrorism and extremism and the need to reassert faith in democracy; the global economy; climate change; conflict and mechanisms for rebuilding states after conflict; and meeting goals on tackling poverty and disease.

Terrorism and extremism?  Faith In democracy?  Where has PM Brown been for the last eight years?  As the other ‘challenges', isn't that what the progressives say the UN is for?

PM Brown wants to tackle the economy on a world wide scale by

 . . . starting with recapitalizing banks so they can resume lending to families and businesses, and better international co-ordination of fiscal and monetary policy.

He also wants immediate action to stop the spread of the financial crisis to middle-income countries, with a new facility for the International Monetary Fund, and agreement on a global trade deal, as well as reform of the global financial system.

"My message is that we must be: internationalist not protectionist; interventionist not neutral; progressive not reactive; and forward looking not frozen by events. We can seize the moment and in doing so build a truly global society."

All of this New World Order talked didn't pan out too well the last time, and what Brown is saying sounds more like, "Stick ‘Em Up, America!  And empty your pockets."