Saturday, March 10, 2007

Debunking the Vast Nutter Right-Wing Conspiracy

Do you fear the Council of Foreign Relations as some secret government within a government cabal? Is the idea of building a NAFTA superhighway driving you off the cliff of reason and sanity? Do you worry about what the price of an amero will be? Do you lose sleep and sense of security at night, wondering what The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America has planned for your nation's future? Skull & Bones? Freemasonry?

This post is for Gayle, who has had concerns about the North American Union Conspiracy.

Human Events, as everyone should know, is very right-wing. If there was anything to the North American Union, you'd be sure to know about it from Human Events.

But read John Hawkins' There isn't going to be a North American Union and Killing the North American Union Conspiracy. You should be able to sleep peaceably at night, after that. If you are still worried, then I doubt anyone can help you, anymore than anyone can help 9/11 Truthers from believing that a vast government conspiracy was behind the bringing down of the Towers.

Conspiracy theories are not easily killed. Any logic used to counter the conspiracy...well, that's all just excused away as part of the conspiracy (hey! Maybe I'm part of the conspiracy! Muwahahahaha!!!). John Hawkins writes:
if the SPP and the Bush Administration are actually working on a North American Union, despite their denials, where’s the hard proof? Not, "Well, look at Bush's position on illegal immigration." Not, "This language on the SPP website sounds kind of similar to this language in the CFR report." Not, "There's a college professor who thinks this is a good idea." Where's the real proof that the Bush Administration is actually working on an Amero or merging the U.S. with Canada or Mexico? There is none and there won't ever be any offered.

That's why conspiracy theorists love to try to bog people down in minutiae. Sure, lots of people saw planes hit the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, but let's ignore that and talk about the temperature that steel melts at and the size of the hole in the building at the Pentagon. That’s how they trick people in missing the big picture. With the North American Union conspiracy theory, nobody ever talks about how this could practically be brought about when it would be almost universally opposed by the American people and would likely require a Constitutional Convention to pull off.
Hawkins' other piece concludes:
then believe your own knowledge of how the U.S. Government works. To merge the United States into a North American Union would obviously require a whole host of Constitutional Amendments. In fact, so many would be necessary that the only possible way to accomplish it would be through a Constitutional Convention, an event that hasn't occurred in over 200 years and that would require the support of 34 state legislatures to be possible. So, even if George Bush or any other U.S. President were so inclined to create a North American superstate, he would be powerless to do so unless he were able to rally 2/3 of America's state legislatures to his side.

Michael Medved has also talked about this on his radio program on a number of occasions; and wrote two blog posts:
Shame on Demagogues Exploiting "The North American Union"!
Flushing Out Fear-Mongers from Their Fever Swamps
An Open Letter to a Worried Patriot
Internet Hunting Shows the Awful Truth about North American Union

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Blogger BB-Idaho said...

Conspiracy, whatever....
informs that Mexican semitrucks & drivers will soon be cluttering the highways. And I thought dodging the US big rigs was problematic!!

Saturday, March 10, 2007 4:14:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I finally made it here, Wordsmith. Lordy, it sure did take me long enough! LOL!

Thanks friend. I really appreciate you taking the time and trouble to do this post. I do feel better. I read both articles at the link that you left, and no... I'm not paranoid enough to think you are part of the conspiracy! LOL!

You have written two posts today that have absolutely made my day. Thank you so much! Many blessings heaped upon your sweet head. :)

Sunday, March 11, 2007 8:42:00 PM  

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