Nationalists cannot rely on Council of Canadians to save Canada from SPP North American Union agenda
by Connie Fogal [Excerpted]
The leadership of the Council of Canadians (COC) and some other NGO's, though not registered political parties, see NGO's as a form of representation of the people, despite the fact that they are unelected by, unaccountable to, and unrepresentative of all Canadians, just as are the members of the corporate Competitiveness Council.
The value of the COC and, for example, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, lies in their excellent research and public information dissemination on national issues, and, for the COC, their capacity to muster numerous citizens in meaningful education exercise and advocacy, and for labour, in their capacity to mobilize the public to powerful dissent when the leadership has the will. Contrary to their assertions, the COC leadership does exercise political partisan practice, including efforts to control and manage public dissent.
The COC calls for discussion and debate on the SPP, and, by its influence on the opposition parties, the COC defines and limits their strategy and action to a demand for "transparency" in the SPP process. Ms. Barlow is more honest and open than the opposition parties about her support for an integrated North America driven by civil society. Listen carefully to her words. She calls for a "different model" of a North American entity than is presented in the SPP. She does not call for an outright immediate end to integration, or a resumption of an independent, sovereign, democratic, free nation.
She wants an integration model that is so-called "sustainable" and "just". Barlow defines three prongs of power in the world-corporations (who have all the power), governments, (who no longer have any power), and civil society who are now the representatives of the people exercising the real power for the people.
She is wrong. "Civil society " or "NGO's" have an important role to play in a democracy- lobbying, researching, disseminating information. But they cannot perform a democratic form of rule over the people, by the people, of the people, for the people. They must not permit themselves to be exploited by the Globalists.
More importantly, citizens must not allow NGOs to usurp the role of democratic government.
Each of us must decide what kind of a social order we want for ourselves, our children, and our community. Do we want to be "masters of our own ship" , "captains of our own soul", or are we willing to settle for band-aids and crumbs.
The Canadian Action Party (CAP) says globalization and integration of North America are not inevitable. Nations and sovereignty matter. They are the only way to ensure all people are valued. All we need is a mass of socially conscious citizens marching together asserting our right to be in control via our accountable representatives chosen from amongst ourselves preserving nationhood and sovereignty. With that in mind, I raise the following points for your consideration.
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