Sunday, August 4, 2013

Are “Trade Deals” a Camouflage for Treason?

Treason: “A betrayal of trust or confidence.” [1]

Can the people of any country have any ‘trust” or “confidence” in a government that is involved in “hidden” [2] and “secretive” [3] trade deals? Why all the secrecy? Yet, this is happening here in Canada and in other countries as well. Canada is in the process of signing a free trade deal with the E.U.  The Montreal Gazette of April 28, 2012, had the headline, “Tories pitch EU free-trade deal online…text of pact remains hidden from public” The article went on to state: “The deal is not just about free trade, which eliminates tariffs at the border, but greater economic integration with the EU.” [2] (emphasis added)

Canada is also a member of the “secretive” Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) still in the negotiation stage, which has been described as a “Stealth Corporate Coup d’Etat[4]
All these “free trade” deals are always heralded by nice sounding press releases telling the masses they will “create jobs” and “billions if not trillions in economic activity.” Meanwhile the “deals” are all being done in “secret” and the people are expected to believe what they are told by their political masters. But hey, we know we can trust politicians and their big multi-national corporate friends; don’t we? I mean, they would not sign national sovereignty away, would they? An article in the Toronto Star of August 1, 2013, by Thomas Walkom, had this headline: “Surprise. Stephen Harper’s U.S. border deal does imperil Canadian sovereignty: Walkom” [5] And the Huffington Post of August 2, 2013 had this headline: “U.S. 'Homeland' Includes Canada And Mexico On NSA Map (PHOTO)”  

One of the most influential business writers, Peter F. Drucker had this to say on the economic integration of Canada, Mexico and the United States Of America: "The economic integration of the three countries into one region is proceeding so fast that it will make little difference whether the marriage is sanctified legally or not."[8]
Note: The “three countries” were Canada, Mexico and the United States of America.
So there you have it “integration” is happening and the masses are not being consulted, are they? This is the same kind of “integration” that happened with the European Union (EU) and the people were not consulted. But hey, who needs a parliamentary system of “democracy” these days?  Or who needs national sovereignty? In fact our great “free trade” leader is on record as saying about national sovereignty.

“I know some people don’t like it, it’s a loss of national sovereignty” Stephen Harper [9]

Is there any Canadian prepared to give up the national sovereignty of our great country? I don’t believe there is. Yet, Stephen Harper says “some people don’t like it.” I would say all of the people do not want to lose our country’s sovereignty, and Stephen Harper has no mandate to sign away our sovereignty. Yet, it appears to be happening in broad daylight, as witness the evidence in this article. The words below should make us wonder what is happening to our country.

“A few years ago, Stephen Harper told us that by the time he was done in office, we wouldn't recognize Canada. How true, and troubling, those words have become.” [7]
Sean Casey, Liberal MP for Charlottetown, P.E.I. in Huffington Post, August 2, 2013.

One must also ask do thinking people really believe the nice sounding words in the press release listed below?

“Beyond the Border: a shared vision for perimeter security and economic competitiveness”

“A declaration by the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of the United States of America”

4 February 2011
Washington, D.C.
“We intend to work together to promote the principles of human rights, privacy, and civil liberties as essential to the rule of law and effective management of our perimeter.”…

The above words by the politicians sound good but are they truthful? Where are the “human rights” when American drones kill innocent children? [10] Where are the “privacy” rights when the American, NSA is spying on everybody world wide. [11] Where is the “rule of law” when the American government has an “assassination program?” [12] Where are the “civil liberties” when the American government uses torture and passes legislation like the NDAA. [13] Are Canadians okay with this kind of stuff? Does “Beyond the Border trade and security” deal pass the smell test for them? Does any of these “trade deals” pass the smell test?  Are these “trade” deals going to be imposed upon us, and are these deals a camouflage for loss of sovereignty and political treason?

Stephen J. Gray
August 8, 2013.


Articles of interest links below:
Trans-Pacific Partnership: 11 Things Harper Doesn't Want To Reveal About Uber-Secretive Trade Pact