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The Nation’s Deathbed, 2008
Some points from this excellent documentary:
Made by: Steven Davies, Jakub Krotochwil, Dan Dicks
Interviewees: Dan Dicks, Wendy Forrest, Linda McQuaig, Dian Nicholson, Vijay Sarma
Scenes are included from the Stop the SPP Rally, February 16, 2008.
The film is about Canadians protesting against the “SPP” (Security and Prosperity Partnership), or North American Union, the secretive integration of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico which is still continuing in 2011.
How they started renaming the SPP in 2008 to the North American Leaders Summit is explained (around 1:41:00).
An example is given of what NAFTA and the SPP are about, how standards are brought into line with the U.S., for example lowering Canadian standards on pesticides.
Differences between nations are called ‘trade barriers’ by the corporate elites.
Another example is how they want to ship water out of Canada.
The 2004 “Taskforce on the Future of North America” is mentioned, which preceded the SPP. No item, including water, would be off the table.
According to NAFTA, proportional sharing takes effect as soon as we start trading water, even if we have a shortage.
It’s all about getting resources and labor at the cheapest price.
U.S. anti-globalist leaders are featured such as Jerome Corsi and a representative of the John Birch Society. There is a mixture of people featured from both the “left” and “right” who believe in national sovereignty rather than the New World Order.
The issue of possibly losing our currency to a proposed common currency such as the “Amero” means the complete loss of sovereignty.
‘Free Trade’ actually means managed trade. NAFTA is a huge document with lots of regulations.
Integration of North America means a step towards world government, towards a new world order.
“Sovereignty” means a nation has the right to make its own laws and decisions.
These treaties are more and more binding. Once a government has signed it, they don’t want to let you go. They try to retaliate against a nation that goes rogue. National governments are then crippled and hamstrung. We are bound tighter and tighter the more agreements our “leaders” sign.
Robert Pastor‘s statements are referred to.
Henry Kissinger is quoted (0:18:30) from 1993 as saying NAFTA was “the most creative step toward the new world order” and a “step toward a free-trade zone for the entire Western hemisphere”.
David Rockefeller is also quoted (0:18:47) urging NAFTA in order “to build a true new world in the western hemisphere”.
The terms are Orwellian: “free trade”, “security”, “prosperity”, “partnership” of unelected bodies.
The goal is three major trading blocs under a world government.
The Canadian Action Party leader at the time, Connie Fogal, is featured: We don’t want integration. We want our independence.
The first protest featured against the 2007 Montebello SPP meeting (leaders of Canada, U.S. and Mexico) is held in Ottawa. You can see the streets of Ottawa lined with police watching the protesters and videotaping the protesters in order to intimidate them, with some police on the roofs also. This was getting people used to police state measures. Police were brought in from all over Ontario, including Toronto.
Wendy Forrest from the Canadian Action Party explains how she was visited at her house by the government because of the planned protests.
“When the police show up at your door because you’re talking about something, then you know you’re on your way to a police state” (0:35:00 )
The Canadian Security intelligence Service (CSIS) website lists groups, including anti-globalists, who they consider to be possible sources of domestic terrorism:
“While CSIS dedicates most of its counter-terrorism resources to religious extremism, which the Government of Canada considers to be the most serious threat to the safety of Canadians, the Service also continues to monitor individuals and organizations that might be involved in other forms of terrorism, such as:
- state-sponsored terrorism;
- domestic terrorism (which includes the threat or the use of violence by groups advocating for issues such as the environment, anti-abortion, animal rights, anti-globalization, and white supremacy, and the dissemination of militia messages by groups in the United States); and
- secessionist violence.
Internationalists like Kissinger see anti-globalists or nationalists as terrorists. See also this article. Meanwhile governments claim to be representing “Canada” or “USA”, and fly the flag of whatever nation they’re busy dissolving in order to squeeze as much out of the people they’re fooling before the conquest is complete.
A large part of the film features the protest in Montebello, Quebec.
The riot police represent the militarization of the police forces. They have shields in some cases, helmets, and face masks. They march like a military, look like a military, and they are armed with truncheons and some with chemical weapons. (0:44:00)
The film points out the gradual escalation. The first group of riot police have white patches on their shoulders (0:46:00), they seem to be more mature and peaceful, with no gas masks.
After two hours, a new shift is brought in of riot cops with red patches. They appear younger and more aggressive. (0:47:00)
After another two hours, they bring in a third shift. It looks like they have green patches and gas masks. The whole thing appears to be planned out in terms of making violence more likely.
The pepper spray starts (0:53:00) along with tear gas. A few protesters start throwing things. A girl gets hit by a gas canister.
Everybody is boxed in by the riot police. (0:59:00)
(0:59:00) The incident with the union leader is featured who identifies the cops in disguise. (YouTube title: “stop spp protest – union leader stops provocateurs”. Here is another version.) “Put the rock down!!” He identifies the men as cops. They have their faces covered. And the one with the big rock and the others with him are cornered, and don’t know how to react, so they pretend to be arrested by the riot police as a way to escape.
News reports confirm that the Quebec police admitted that they had undercover cops at Montebello.
Then there’s a photograph showing how the provocateurs had the exact same boots as the riot police, with the same yellow patch. (1:03:00)
It’s explained how this is an old police tactic and its purpose is to discredit the message of the protesters to make them look violent. It makes the use of tear gas and pepper spray seem justified. It amounts to subverting legitimate peaceful protest. They have to make it look like all the protesters are bad for dissenting, that their concerns aren’t valid.
Afterwards, it’s no big deal to the federal government that the police were caught trying to frame protesters!
One of the riot cops can be heard telling the filmmakers: “There’s people that are extremists that will throw a rock…” So it looks like he may have known about the provocateurs (1:10:00).
The whole point is that people are too intimidated to protest after this event. Who wants to be pepper sprayed and tear gassed and discredited by provocateurs? So most people don’t come back. And people who see it, maybe they will never consider protesting anything in their lives. That’s the new system and it has become worse since then.
Description of the effect of tear gas: You can’t see, you can’t breathe (1m 20).
Harper and Bush give their smart-ass answers to the journalist asking about North American Union “theories” about “erosion of national identity”, etc. (1:28:00)
Harper talks about “interplanetary” highways and jelly bean standardization to mock people who have a problem with what they’re doing – behind closed doors in secret without any legitimate democratic representation or input.
Bush is “amused” by the “speculation” about the undemocratic illegitimate secret talks in which corporations tell him and Harper what to do (not the people).
A protester comes back the next day with a tiny crowd this time and explains to the so-called “journalists” who interrogate him (instead of Bush and Harper about what they’re up to) that people don’t like to be tear-gassed (around 1:33:00) and basically they had been stripped of their rights to peacefully protest. The big protest the previous day had involved 1500 protesters vs. 3000 police, he says. And the police had been imported again from everywhere (as if that’s legitimate to take police away from the cities that pay them).
He asks why they can’t voice their dissent directly to the leaders? (01:38:00) It’s the end of free speech if you’re going to be tear gassed in the face for your opinion. I think he makes an excellent point. Many of us “get the message”.
The “journalists” look confused though, probably outraged too, like they can’t understand why everyone doesn’t follow orders and worship power like they do.
The film (around 01:40:00) also mentions the agreement they didn’t publicize that was signed between the militaries of Canada and the U.S., on February 14, 2008. The Canadian government tried to keep it quiet. There were news reports like this one at the time from Canwest:
Canada, U.S. agree to use each other’s troops in civil emergencies
Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other’s borders during an emergency, but some are questioning why the Harper government has kept silent on the deal.
U.S. Northern Command, Canada Command establish new bilateral Civil Assistance Plan
February 14, 2008
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, and Canadian Air Force Lt.-Gen. Marc Dumais, commander of Canada Command, have signed a Civil Assistance Plan that allows the military from one nation to support the armed forces of the other nation during a civil emergency.
The film also shows Dan Dicks confronting Jean Chretien (01:42:00).
–Alan Mercer, updated: December 4, 2011