February 16, 2011

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While our eyes were on Egypt, another big event took place on February 4th.

It looks like America and Canada have merged. In a Lisbon Treaty-esque move, both countries have interfered with their constitutions but little of this historic signing made it to the MSM. On its face, it looks like a simple trade agreement, but we have heard that story before, haven't we children? 

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The United States announcement of this  “merger” between these two North  American Nations was made February 4th by a posting on the WhiteHouse.Gov  website of President Obama and  which, in part, says

“Today, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper   have directed the creation of a United States-Canada Regulatory   Cooperation Council (RCC), composed of senior regulatory, trade, and   foreign affairs officials from both governments. In recognition of our  $1  trillion annual trade and investment relationship, the RCC has a  two-year  mandate to work together to promote economic growth, job  creation, and  benefits to our consumers and businesses through  increased regulatory  transparency and coordination. They have  directed that the first meeting of the RCC be convened  within 90 days  by the relevant agencies in the United States and  Canada.” 

Concealed in the “diplo-speak” wording of this historic agreement, however, is the complete overturning of the sovereignty of both the American and Canadian peoples laws and regulations they have lived  under  for centuries, but which will now be “melded” together with no votes allowed by either of them ever again. The shock and uproar in  Canada over their Prime Minister, Steven  Harper, signing away their sovereignty to the United States is   unprecedented, but the same cannot be said of the American people who, according to Canada’s National Post, have not been allowed to know  about  it, and as we can read from their article titled “The security  perimeter imaginarium of Dr. Harper (link herewhich, in part, says: “The New York Times didn’t mention the  Harper-Obama agreement  (though it did quote some remarks the Prime  Minister made about Egypt).  There was a story inside the Wall Street  Journal, but if any other U.S.  media reported on the meeting and press  conference, I can’t find it. There  is no hint that the US Congress is  interested either.”

Equally as shocking were the Canadian  government’s deliberate actions to keep this merger secret from their  own citizens, and as we can read as  reported by the Toronto Star News Service in their article titled “Canada kept U.S. border talks under wraps" (link here) and which, in part, says: “The federal government deliberately  kept negotiations on a border  deal with Washington secret while it  planned ways to massage public  opinion in favour of the pact,  according to a confidential communications  strategy. The  14-page public relations document recommended that talks keep a “low  public profile” in the months leading up to the announcement by Prime   Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama. At the same  time,  the government would secretly engage “stakeholders” — interested  parties  such as big business groups and others — in a way that  respected “the  confidentiality of the announcement.” In  advance, the government departments involved — including  industry,  foreign affairs, international trade and citizenship and  immigration —  were to “align supportive stakeholders to speak positively  about the announcement,” according to the strategy prepared by Public  Safety  Minister Vic Toews’ officials.”

One of the “supportive stakeholders” in  the merger of Canada with the  US is called the Canadian Council of Chief Executives ( link ) who in their  statement supporting it said, This is the kind of  government action  that we in the business community have been seeking  for years. Canada’s Pacific Free Press, however, has slammed this  merger for what  it really is, a capitalist corporate takeover of both  the United States  and Canada, and as we can read as reported in their  article titled “New Harper/Obama Border Deal about Corporate Power – Not   Security and Trade" ( link

“The Corporations behind this deal own the politicians who signed   it, and the media that are telling us ‘how good it is’. The  CCCE is the secretive umbrella group that represents Corporate  Canada.  The CCCE is the banks, big oil, the drug companies and  manufacturers  and retailers and all the rest; the people and corporations  who own  our country. Many believe they ARE the government of Canada. They  are  the ones behind this deal. Also in the Border Deal: A new ‘Council’  will ‘harmonize’  regulations between Canada and the United States  (google: Regulatory  Cooperation Council): The Corporations want  ONE SET of business-friendly rules for Canada  and the United States,  they want control of the rules and regulations that  govern us, and  that is what this deal is largely about. Where is the Corporate  Media? Where is the CBC? All silent – under  Corporate orders.  Where are the Unions? The Environmental Groups? The Council of   Canadians? The Social Groups. The other Political Parties? We are  allowed  to hear nothing from them either. This powerful new  agreement will further undermine our democracy,  it is all about  Corporate Power and Wealth. Here in Victoria BC, our main Corporate  radio station, CFAX, tells  us the new border deal will be good for  security and trade and nothing to  worry about. That is just Corporate  Propaganda, but only that one message  is put out. The border  deal will ‘protect us’ from terror. That’s how it’s  being ‘sold’, but  in fact we are getting in bed with the number one  terrorist nation in  the world today, the United States of America; a  nation that is also  bankrupt and may be nearing social upheaval. Even  worse, this deal  gives more power to Corporations which have neither heart  nor soul and  who will happily see us ruined if it means increased Profit  for them;  we know this because it is what they do everywhere in the world.  Why  is Stephen Harper signing us into secret deals with these lunatics? The new agreement will make it easier to cross the border.  This is  the other selling point for the deal, but of course the  ‘tightening’ of  the Canada/US border was done to give us ‘a problem’  that they are now  going to solve with a new border around us – which  was the Corporate Plan  all along. These are the kinds of games  these lunatics play.”

The great British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) once  said:

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them  pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.”, and which, sadly, appears to be the case with this historic merger between  the  US and Canada as those who know and care won’t be heard, but those who do will reign in tyranny over those who live their lives in  ignorance. And yes it is true, and worth repeating, These are the kinds  of  games these lunatics play”.  

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If you take a closer look at their currencies, you may find it odd (or coincidental) that parity between the US$ and the Canadian $ was achieved around this time.

Heads up, American and Canada: You've Been Lisboned!

CR. 

PS-Tip of the beret to Bob L who sent me the story.







9 comments:

westcoast2 said...

the complete overturning of the sovereignty of both the American and Canadian peoples laws and regulations they have lived under for centuries

Didn't NAFTA already change the regulations when it started in 1994?

Will a similar deal be struck with Mexico, followed by a consolidation similar to the NAFTA negotiations?

What does this new agreement have that NAFTA doesn't or couldn't have been extended to provide?

Still the EU was once just about trade, wasn't it?

Captain Ranty said...

Westy,

This new deal leaves the Mexicans out of the agreement. I haven't found any reaction from them so far.

The two agreements probably contradict each other. I haven't looked, but I will.

Yes, that was my main thrust: a simple "trade" deal that gets out of control.

Nothing in the glorious MSM though. Wonder why?

CR.

Immigration Lotto said...

A Grand Vision. Canada and the U.S. joined together would, by many measures of wealth, dynamism, and culture, be the greatest nation in the history of the world.
A combined U.S. and Canada would eclipse Russia as the largest country on Earth geographically. The expanded U.S. would not change in rank as to population, remaining the world's third most populous nation.But the entire feel of the future would change, not just for us on this continent but for humanity all around the Earth.

Never before have the peoples of two such enormous countries put their trust in each other and merged. Their voluntary joining would make a huge impact upon the world's sense of the possible, and open people's minds to ideas and opportunities of many kinds.

Captain Ranty said...

IL,

I agree. It sounds lovely.

Just like the Common Market sounded lovely to us back in 1972.

Look at us now. We import legislation, by the ton, it seems, in return for £50 million per day.

The biggest loss is not the money, it's our right to self-determine.

Will the Americans and Canadians agree that "open minds and opportunities" are worth more than their sovereignty?

I seriously doubt it.

CR.

Francis Urquhart said...

Seems to me that the Americans were doing quite a good job of nuking themselves without any help from the Russians.

will said...

coercive power just gets bigger and bigger, more remote, less accountable and more arbitrary.
this is full on corporatism (the true meaning of fascism) but all the sheep will mistake it for capitalism/free markets. thus socialists will gain fuel for their big state dreams.
ive raised this question before in debates on the eu - why is the nation state such a good thing? the majority of people can understand that supra states are a bad thing - the eu for example, but why do these same people ignore that the uk is itself a supra state. even beyond our union nations there are cornish and yorkshire separatists. there is even more cognitive dissonance when it comes to the usa. they think the eu is bad and would be aghast at this am-can bollocks if they were awake to it but the majority dont see that the usa is an older version of the eu. a supra state. their state sovereignty was abrogated by the constitution - their lisbon. this am-can would be the equivalent of the eu joining russia.
but my question is if everyone can recognise that greater collective coercive power is bad and localism/devolution/secession is good then why not follow it to its logical conclusion - individualism? why rewind eu power back down to uk level? why not england, why not counties, why not towns? why have any government at all?

William said...

"Just like the Common Market sounded lovely to us back in 1972."

I was 11 for most of 1972 and even at that tender age had no love for closer ties of any sort with Europe. Mind back then I was being taught by real teachers not the modern day drones who spout socialism.

Nightwatchstate said...

I for one am glad we live in interesting times. It looks like we're moving closer and closer to the brick of international socialist diktat and it's inevitable collaspe.

Captain Ranty said...

NWS,

Agreed.

I just want to hurry it along a bit....

CR.