Thursday, March 17, 2011

"Pentagon Preparing for Martial Law!"

Jones took time of out of his busy schedule - shrieking at John Boehner's answering machine and whatnot - to be interviewed by Pravda TV Russia Today. None of what he says about the economy points toward martial law (or "marshall law", for that matter), but that doesn't mean it isn't happening.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

NAU Deja Vu

Jones hasn't talked at length about the North American Union for quite some time, but today he resurrected the NAU and linked it to the Mexican drug war. Apparently, They are using Mexico's drug violence as an excuse to allow Mexican military troops into the U.S. and Canada, and vice versa.
(He's also back to attacking Machete, holding it responsible for recent beheadings in Mexico. Please disregard the fact that such violence has been rampant in Mexico for years.)

While there is definitely a bipartisan push for military and corporate cooperation among the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, the theory that They want to form an actual amalgamated superstate (Amerida? Mexica?) is bunk. Even the infamous paper "Building a North American Community", put out by the Council on Foreign Relations in 2005, completely eschewed the notion of a North American superstate administered by a single goverment.
The U.S. and Canada simply would not benefit from a merger with Mexico. Corporate North America is already benefitting hugely from the deregulation and "free" trade brought about by NAFTA; why would union with strife-ridden, impoverished Mexico be desirable? The shadowy deeds of Security, Prosperity, Partnership may invoke a few chills, but that organization clearly had no intent to create a NAU.

No credible evidence of the NAU has been presented by Jerome Corsi, Lou Dobbs, Alex Jones, Glenn Beck, or any of the other talking heads who promote the theory.

No matter what Lindsay Williams says, there is no "Amero" currency.

The militaries of Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. remain distinct and are not permitted to operate outside their own countries without explicit invitation.

There are no "open borders". Though I am an American-Canadian dual citizen, I need a passport to enter the U.S.

There are ambitious plans to construct a system of Mexico-to-Canada corridors collectively known as the NAFTA Superhighway, but construction proceeds so slowly it will not be completed in your grandchildren's lifetimes.

The truth is that NAFTA and related free trade deals have harmed the U.S., Canada, and Mexico in countless ways. That's worth discussing. The fictional NAU is not.

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