“Border talks called `disturbing’: Blue-ribbon panel looks at North American integration: Canadian vice-chair insists group has no hidden agenda,” by Sean Gordon, The Star, http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1108336208455&call_pageid=970599119419, 14 February 2005 (from DU).
Please, please, please
An influential tri-national panel has considered a raft of bold proposals for an integrated North America, including a continental customs union, single passport and contiguous security perimeter.
This is great. There is no reason why our sister colonies in Canada and our sister republic Mexico should be shut out of North American prosperity.
Our continent, our land, is beautiful. We are not defined by race, like Europe, or by tragedy, like Africa, or by history like Asia. We are built by immigrants from many times and places.
According to a confidential internal summary from the first of three meetings of the Task Force on the Future of North America, discussions also broached the possibility of lifting trade exemptions on cultural goods and Canadian water exports.
Those last two suggestions were dismissed in subsequent deliberations, say members of the task force, an advisory group of academics, trade experts, former politicians and diplomats from Canada, the United States and Mexico sponsored by the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations.
Members said the task force’s final report this spring will focus on “achievable” rather than simply academic questions like that of a single North American currency.
Good. Let’s get this going. One continent. Half a billion people. Can you dig it?
More beautiful news… with some hysteria attached
“What they envisage is a new North American reality with one passport, one immigration and refugee policy, one security regime, one foreign policy, one common set of environmental, health and safety standards … a brand name that will be sold to school kids, all based on the interests and the needs of the U.S.,” she said.
Of course. Because having a huge, rich, and peaceful southern neighbor has done Canada so much harm.
Hopefully the “one immigration policy” would envision a removal on internal immigration borders between the North American states.
The article concludes with clear implications for the Global War on Terror, agriwelfare, and securiwelfare.
“Trilateralizing customs and immigration at airports, ports and land borders.”
“Applying the principle of inspection, one test, one certification throughout North America” for agriculture.
“Treating all North American citizens as domestic investors in each country.”
One North America: here we come!