The plan was unveiled on the Council of Canadians website, which hosts a copy of a controversial document, marked “confidential,” which reveals the inner workings of the “Task Force on the Future of North America,” a corporate working group aimed at beefing up the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The Task Force on the Future of North America was created partly through the efforts of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Activists hail the CFR as a corporate shadow cabinet, and undoubtedly its influence over government decisions is substantial.
In the Task Force’s document, the working group recognizes that “for certain security issues, significant differences will persist between Canadian-American and Mexican-American relations… The large flow of undocumented migrants and illegal drugs constitutes a serious obstacle to any ‘open border’ to the south.”
The significance of the Task Force’s concern cannot be understated. All free trade agreements negotiated with the US contain drug war provisions, and the free-trade promoting Organization of American States (our continent’s secretive uber-government) has a drug war office. The motivation for such intermeshing of free trade and drug war efforts is that the drug war is integral to economic colonization and domination.
The Task Force document didn’t mention Canada, but the omission points more to diplomacy than focus of concern. Indeed, the CIA and US politicians regularly point to Canada as a “drug producing country” for its export of fine cannabis products. During Canada’s previous round of decriminalization debates, US big wigs threatened Canada with trade sanctions. So, obviously, the drug war will continue to be an issue for open borders with Canada as well, especially if the US creates a continental police force.
The creation of such a force is implicit in the Task Force’s recommendation to:
“…create parallel bureaucratic structures in all three countries to facilitate security collaboration and crisis response, with changes being especially important in Mexico (which does not have an equivalent of the US Department of Homeland Security).”
Since 911, the US has begun using Homeland Security to increase border drug interdiction, since according to official US propaganda, even bucks for BC bud somehow end up in the hands of Islamic terrorists. The natural conclusion to this logic is that the extreme power granted to governments under anti-terrorist legislation should naturally be used to round up the friendly local pot dealer. In this light, the Task Force’s recommendation calls for the creation of a continent-wide anti-narcotics police force with powers similar to Hitler’s SS.
Another disturbing part of the plan calls for a continent-wide biometric ID that could easily become mandatory everywhere.
Ultimately, such oppressive measures are the only answer for US pot haters who eventually would be forced to remove their presence from borders with Canada and Mexico under the Task Force’s recommendations, which call for “trilateralizing customs and immigration at airports, ports, and land borders.”
Whether?our rulers could summon the courage to?devise a plan that would see increased freedom, more well- distributed prosperity, and true democracy in a unified North America has yet to be seen. Current plans on the table point to the importance for pot and freedom loving citizens everywhere to?peacefully oppose the unification of North America as effectively as possible, for with it we are guaranteed only increased drug war oppression and corporate enslavement.
– The following articles represent ten years of the author’s pioneering research into the relationship between trade and the drug war:
CC13 Multinationals corporations will kill for drugs
– Groundbreaking story connecting free trade to the war on drugs, including an exploration of how world- level trade organizations and governing bodies, including the United Nations, use the drug war as the muscle behind free trade.
CC19 Death to South Americans, Inc
– An exploration of how world trade organizations and international governing bodies in North, Central and South America, including the Organization of American States coordinate free trade and the war on drugs.
CC20 South American Holocaust
– An exploration of the devastation wrought by the drug war in specific South American countries, how the Nazi’s are involved and why the US goes after Colombia but not Mexico.
CC 23 Colombia’s corporate killers
– An investigation into the military industrial complex’s involvement with death squads and their effect on peaceful villagers that have been branded “narcoterrorists,” with a special focus on Coca Cola, Nestle and British Petroleum.
CC 26 Colombian death spray
– A catastrophic, groundbreaking examination of the effects of Monsanto’s anti- coca sprays that kill villagers and are especially harmful to children, and how they are used to target more than just illegal crops.
CC30 US Prison Empire. www.cannabisculture.com/articles/1887.html
– A look at how the drug war is used for urban cleansing, and how prisons have become drug war slave camps for pot people, including an interview with Catherine Austin Fitts, former high level bureaucrat with the White House Department of Urban Housing and Development.
US Drug war in Canada!
– An investigation into DEA pot investigations in Canada, and how the failure of a plan to join BC to the western US led to an increased war on BC bud, including an interview with former BC Premier Glen Clark.
War on terror = war on drugs
– An analysis of the connections between big oil and the drug war in the Middle East and an investigation of how the war on terror revitalized the war on drugs, including interviews with Crisis and Leviathan author Robert Higgs and US Federal Libertarian Party Press Secretary George Getz.
CC 36 Drug war rebellion
– A look at how South American leaders ganged up on the US in a call for “demand reduction,” and how the Mexican president demanded an end to the drug war.
CC 37 Bolivian peasants or narcoterrorists
– An investigation of how US drug war and oil corporation meddling has caused successive regime changes in Bolivia, including an interview with coca-farmer leader, Bolivian Congressman and supposed “terrorist” Evo Morales.
CC 43 Death spray legal defense
– An account of how Ecuadorian legal crop farmers were dosed with anti-drug sprays, possibly to clear them from oil rich lands, including an interview with Lawyer Terry Collingsworth, who defended the farmers and was branded a “terrorist” for his efforts. This story also investigates spray contractor Dyncorp’s employees’ appetite for illegal, under-age sex slaves.
Online ? FTAA demonstration gets violent
– An account of the Quebec anti-FTAA demonstration and how Marijuana Party Leader Boris St Maurice was shot while protesting free- trade’s connection to the drug war, including an investigation of the “Declaration of Quebec,” the agreement signed by political leaders throughout the continent that also contains drug war provisions.