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The North American Union, a disturbing and funny Conspiracy Theory of the 21st century

Posted by Enkill_Eridos on November 14, 2009

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The North American Union conspiracy theory has been around for quite sometime. It was something started in 2003. There was a supposed NAFTA corridor that was basically a interstate going from Central America to the Yukon. Several members of congress have said that this report is not based in fact. I need to note that this was in a news report dated 2003. Now this had to be based on something, it was based on a man who stated that America needed to cooperate more with the governments of North America.

Humanevents.com reported this in 2006

President Bush is pursuing a globalist agenda to create a North American Union, effectively erasing our borders with both Mexico and Canada. This was the hidden agenda behind the Bush administration’s true open borders policy.

Secretly, the Bush administration is pursuing a policy to expand NAFTA politically, setting the stage for a North American Union designed to encompass the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. What the Bush administration truly wants is the free, unimpeded movement of people across open borders with Mexico and Canada.

President Bush intends to abrogate U.S. sovereignty to the North American Union, a new economic and political entity which the President is quietly forming, much as the European Union has formed.

The blueprint President Bush is following was laid out in a 2005 report entitled “Building a North American Community” published by the left-of-center Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). The CFR report connects the dots between the Bush administration’s actual policy on illegal immigration and the drive to create the North American Union:

At their meeting in Waco, Texas, at the end of March 2005, U.S. President George W. Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox, and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin committed their governments to a path of cooperation and joint action. We welcome this important development and offer this report to add urgency and specific recommendations to strengthen their efforts.

Now if you goto humanevents.com be prepared to run a virus scan after you leave. From this site I got two false positives (they are the false positives I keep on my computer to make sure the program is working properly) and 15 trojans, tracking cookies, and malicious software. Any site that does that to your computer is not news worthy. This is just a disclaimer be prepared to do a virus scan. Of course these viruses may have come from the five or so conspircy theory websites that I visted after googling the subject. The funny thing is I cannot find any actual fact that support these claims.
Now I need to comment that humanevents.com is filled with “facts” that have been proved false by factcheck.org

Now Ron Paul made claims that Bush was trying to create a North American Union. This was debunked by factcheck.org here is what they had to say:

According to Paul, a secret organization run by unaccountable government figures is in league with foreign corporations who are all bent on usurping American sovereignty. That’s not from the script for a new X-Files movie. (Or not that we know of.) It’s the gist of Paul’s description of a supposed “NAFTA Superhighway.” Paul describes it on his Web site as “a ten-lane colossus the width of several football fields, with freight and rail lines, fiber-optic cable lines, and oil and natural gas pipelines running alongside.” And that’s not all. According to Paul, the ultimate plan is to form a North American Union with a single currency and unlimited travel within its borders, all headed up by “an unholy alliance of foreign consortiums and officials from several governments” that together form the shadowy “quasi-government organization called the ‘Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America,’ or SPP.”

The problem with Paul’s claim is that there are no plans to build a NAFTA Superhighway. Or a North American Union, for that matter. And while the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America does exist, it’s just a boring bureaucracy.

Like many conspiracy theories, this one is a mixture of fact and fiction. improvements to existing roads, but is not lobbying for, or planning to build, any new thoroughfares. From the NASCO That scary-looking map, with lines that rumor suggested were drawn to scale, is the product of an actual group called North America’s SuperCorridor Organization (NASCO), which is a consortium of public and private entities. But contrary to conspiracy theorists, the map does not show a new highway. Those bright blue lines show only I-35 and I-29 – interstates that already exist. On its Web site, NASCO says it and some of the local governments along I-35 have been referring to that route as the “NAFTA Superhighway” for years. NASCO advocates Web site:

NASCO: “NAFTA Superhighway” – As of late, there has been much media attention given to the “new, proposed NAFTA Superhighway”. NASCO and the cities, counties, states and provinces along our existing Interstate Highways 35/29/94 (the NASCO Corridor) have been referring to I-35 as the ‘NAFTA Superhighway’ for many years, as I-35 already carries a substantial amount of international trade with Mexico, the United States and Canada. There are no plans to build a new NAFTA Superhighway – it exists today as I-35.

In terms of new roads, there are, in fact, plans for a Trans-Texas Corridor, a road that would be (in spots) several football fields wide. And the road would be financed by a private company (which is partially Spanish-owned) that would then charge tolls to recoup its investment. But the TTC was approved by the Texas Legislature and the governor of Texas. It is a state initiative, but it is not part of a NAFTA Superhighway, nor is it the product of a shadowy federal conspiracy.

Indeed, Ian Grossman, a spokesman with the Federal Highway Administration told the Los Angeles Times, “There is no such superhighway like the one [Paul is] talking about. It doesn’t exist, in plans or anywhere else.”

The other parts of the conspiracy are much the same. The SPP – that “quasi-government organization” – is really an actual government organization, organized through the White House. According to David Bohigian, an assistant secretary of commerce, the SPP is a bureaucratic dialog staffed by mid-level officials from the U.S., Canada and Mexico who work to synchronize customs, security and regulations. “Simple stuff,” Bohigian told The Nation last August, “like, for instance, in the U.S. we sell baby food in several different sizes; in Canada, it’s just two different sizes.” Not exactly cloak-and-dagger stuff.

The SPP has a factsheet on its Web site that attempts to put to rest all the tall tales surrounding it. And if that isn’t enough, the Washington Post’s Fact Checker, Newsweek and the urban legend site Snopes.com all have previously debunked this particular bit of conspiracy-theorizing.

snopes.com wrote this about the same subject:
In March 2005, the leaders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico (President George W. Bush, Prime Minister Paul Martin, and President Vicente Fox, respectively) met in Texas to

discuss plans for increased cooperation between their three countries in areas of common interest, such as border security, protection against terrorist threats, improved trade relations, competitiveness in the global marketplace, the combating of infectious diseases, and disaster response.

Contrary to the rumor expressed in the example quoted above, the three men did not sign any treaty or agreement to subsume the sovereignty of their countries to a greater entity called the North American Union (NAU), eliminate their common borders, or create a common currency (akin to the Euro) to replace their nations’ currencies. What the leaders agreed to was the creation of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), a “dialogue to increase security and enhance prosperity among the three countries.” The SPP is not itself an agreement or a treaty, it is not a movement to merge the United States, Mexico, and Canada into a North American Union or to establish a common currency, nor does it seek to alter or subsume the sovereignty of those three countries.

The notion that the establishment of a North American Union (along with the dissolving of national borders and the creation of a common currency) is set to take place in 2010 stems from proposals such as Building a North American Community (a publication of the Council on Foreign Relations in association with the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales) which advocate more aggressive plans for North American cooperation, such as the “establishment by 2010 of a North American economic and security community, the boundaries of which would be defined by a common external tariff and an outer security perimeter.” However, such proposals are merely analyses and recommendations developed by independent “think tanks”; they are not treaties, legislation, or official blueprints for future governmental actions.

None of this is to say that the three North American countries might not someday decide to form closer ties along the lines of the European Union, perhaps with a common currency and more fluid borders. But there is currently no official governmental plan underway to make all that happen by 2010.

Now in 2009, the same claims are being made by Obama. And the same evidence that “supported” that the last President was the anti-christ, that the last president supported a North American Union, that the last president was a puppet of the fictional “New World Order”. Just like the books the same Conspiracy Theorists wrote about Y2K, they now are writing that the “New World Order” will be established in 2012 and Obama will be behind it. These books are not cheap they can be bought anywhere from $45-100.

I think I should write a book that is filled with unconfirmed facts and sell it for $45, there are enough people who are afraid and want their fears to be confirmed it seems. Today’s new get rich quick scheme seems to be writing a bunch of things gotten from documents that just do not exist. Hell, I think I can write a book on how McCain was not elected, not because Obama got the majority vote, but because freemasonry did not want him to. And just fill this book with the tons of freemasonry conspiracy theories, present them as fact, Or pass myself off as a conservative and write a book saying that Bill Keller is the embodiment of the second coming of Christ. I could make millions off all the gullible and downright stupid people of the world.

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4 Responses to “The North American Union, a disturbing and funny Conspiracy Theory of the 21st century”

  1. Enkill_Eridos said

    Here is a good book on the subject of 21st Century Conspiracy Theories.

    http://books.google.com/books?id=rEJp00sYu7AC&dq=Conspiracy+theories+of+the+21st+century&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=eG50iRXUCm&sig=vAOjEZe-35q6CPlSl2chY_VAG18&hl=en&ei=z8D-SsD7FomWtgfGpNCCAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CBAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=&f=false

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  2. dorian said

    nice post, e_e!
    conspiracy theories are fun to read. the north american union theory is one that won’t die. so now obama is taking that one over from bush, eh? of course. add that to all the other things he has on his plate. this president’s got to be the busiest president we’ve ever had. the conspiracy theory guru is alex jones . this man is on hyperdrive. if you like sci-fi, his theories are a good read!
    i’ll check out that link!

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  3. Enkill_Eridos said

    Actually I saw the new updated version from your Betrayal post. After the clip you can watch something else I clicked on the David Letterman thing and there was an embeded link that said Obama is the Antichrist. I clicked on it and suddenly there was this page that claimed this person did research for a christian organization and after 3000 documents she found that Obama knew about a shadow government pushing the North American Union. And I just laughed, then I searched North American Union and found a bunch of Conspiracy Pages, that took incidents that happened in the Bush administration and said Obama had a hand in them. I just laughed harder so I figured I would look at the two websites that is academically accepted as a source. Then I posted what was found.

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