JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: A MORE EFFICIENT BORDER MEANS A MORE EFFICIENT ECONOMY: PROPAGANDA FOR HARPER’S SELL-OUT DEAL WITH AMERICA   Leave a comment

 

 

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY MATT BLUNT AND MARK NANTAIS IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

Notice the careful use of the word “efficient” here applied to a border.

It is plainly dishonest.

Borders are, by definition, barriers.

They may be well run or poorly run, but they cannot be efficient.

An efficient barrier?

The ugly truth is that Harper’s efforts are about getting rid of the border, and if that means nothing to you in terms of future consequences, you are hopeless.

Harper is in almost all things an American wannabe, the most servile to American interests of any prime minister surely.

All done while making big phony noises about arctic sovereignty and new trade routes.

Implementing such a scheme is the ultimate expression of that fact.

Imagine, armed American law enforcement agents being able to enter at will?

I think , not without exaggeration, it will mark the beginning of the end of our National Dream.

http://chuckmanwords.wordpress.com/2009/06/01/nightmare-vision-of-north-america/
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And readers should ask themselves: would Americans ever even think of permitting such a relationship, one in which they would make the same concessions as Canada is being asked to make here?

The answer is obvious.

A last thought: this nasty project comes at a time in which the United States has become a quasi-police state.

Its TSA agents now run up and down American highways with the authority to stop and scrutinize anyone.

Its President claims the Constitutional right to murder Americans abroad who may be regarded as threats, without any legal process.

Its drones murder innocent people in half a dozen countries regularly.

Unarmed drones now fly the border.

Soon, unarmed drones will fly over the United States.

Police Departments are in line to buy the technology for their own purposes.

The United States’ local police and prison guards have a world reputation for brutality: they have been cited by Amnesty International a number of times.

The United States imprisons more of its own people than any other Western country.

Its Super-max prisons have been cited as barbaric throwbacks to medieval dungeons.

Guantanamo and the other far-flung parts of the CIA’s torture gulag still flourish under Obama.

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