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By Jim Thompson
HCP columnist

Brussels, Belgium is the capital of the European Union. Asunción, Paraguay is the capital of (you guessed it) Paraguay. There is important news from both this week, one a note of caution; the other a sigh of relief.  

All of this in the context of the political world, of course.

Christine Anderson, a member of the EU Parliament, was recently interviewed by Jan Jekielek of The Epoch Times.  

Anderson believes the lockdowns, QR codes and other procedures implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic were a precursor to a coming totalitarian state. She calls this coming new protocol “15-minute cities.”

“A 15-minute city” is a neighborhood where a resident can reach everything they need, like a grocery store, doctor and so forth within a 15-minute walk. According to Anderson, such cities are the beginning of tighter government control of people. The administration can exert control by deciding: “You are no longer allowed to leave your 15-minute immediate area."
They don’t have to fence it in or anything. It will be done via digital ID. This is not freedom; it is confinement.

Anderson further states, “In Great Britain [Ed. note: which is not in the EU], some counties have already passed legislation. They will be able to impose a climate lockdown. That’s the next step. That’s what we are talking about. In order to do that, they will have to have these 15-minute cities.”

If you visit big cities here, as in even Duluth, Ga. where I live, you will notice a change in the last 10 years in how city planning is executed. Here, they are modifying or constructing downtown areas, even in small cities, as very compact areas with limited parking. Around this, they are building high-rise, typically five -story, apartment complexes, universally designed to take up a city block, with the edge of the building on the sidewalk and a parking garage filling the center of the block. There is no room for grass.  

There are literally hundreds of these that have been built throughout greater Atlanta in the last five to 10 years. Travel the country and you will see this design everywhere. Its concept is facilitated through building codes and tax incentives (and disincentives).

This, of course, is an idea that can be tracked back to the World Economic Forum.

In good news, our CIA and the World Economic Forum, working in tandem, failed to install their candidate as president of Paraguay this past Sunday. The CIA had even brought their anointed candidate to a base in Florida this past winter as they groomed him for the top spot.  

However, the citizens of Paraguay said no, electing Santiago Pena, not the puppet, to the office of president and carrying both federal houses of the legislature in a similar manner.

One of Paraguay’s “sins” on the global stage has been previously recognizing Taiwanese sovereignty, a condition that will continue based on the results of the election. The World Economic Forum has seen Paraguay as a key entity in launching the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” and “Great Reset” agendas in Latin America.

I was in Paraguay in 1989. It is a landlocked country, along with its neighbor, Bolivia. Paraguay shares with Brazil the ownership of the Itaipu hydroelectric project (which I also visited), now the third-largest hydroelectric dam in the world (it was number one when built, but China has built larger since then).  

Since Paraguay does not need all the power produced here, much of their half, along with most of the power produced on the Brazilian side, goes to Rio de Janeiro, 500 miles away.

The WEF candidate is installed in Brazil, and they thought they could knock off Paraguay next. Thank goodness they failed.

Yes, Paraguay is important, and so are its election results.

Jim Thompson, formerly of Marshall, is a graduate of Hillsboro High School and the University of Cincinnati. He resides in Duluth, Ga. and is a columnist for The Highland County Press. He may be reached at

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