I used to talk about internal Third World and the American Internal Empire. In this very moment I am now recategorizing the PNACian geopolitical expeditionary forces as a multinational global non-profit venture with GWBush heading the American prime contractor. But the point of this essay is to push forward an argumental point in favor of abrogating American Indian treaties and sponsoring similar infrastructural 'shovel-ready' projects on Indian reservations to a new 'Second World' standard.
Yesterday I had a peak at the Gates Letter. With the presumption that Bill Gates is at least as good in philanthropy as he was in software development, we can be fairly confident that he is sufficiently good enough to raise a standard from zilch to reasonably competent. There being nothing much more to say about Microsoft products on the whole than 'reasonably competent', Gates is likely to be quite productive over a set of zilch level standards, which is what we mean by 'Third World'.
In my universe, government functions at the national level, by which I would say legal jurisdictions of 20 million or more. The United States, with 300 millions has three tiers, not counting counties or Chicago. Nevertheless, as I mentioned in The Last ID, there ought to be an open standard of global citizenship and a number of trans-national entities that should offer services in exchange for a reasonable tax.
But if the standard of living within Indian reservations stands below a universal standard of poverty, then perhaps there is the case to be made that the sovereigns of these internal nations should be entered into Least Favored Nation status. I don't think any are that bad, but I do think a case can be made that if there were a fast-track to American citizenship, many of them would take it.
Now forgive my ignorance if that fast-track already exists, but if there is anything whatsoever to the case for foreign aid and philanthropy at the Gates level, then I find it difficult to believe that Indian reservations are impervious to improvement of citizen movement.