Our Government is Outsourcing Democracy

September 4, 2010

Harperhorns.jpg"This stuff's getting scary... on the news last night, they were saying that "international banking rules kick in in December"... the result of the G20.  Harper, at the closing press conference, said, " I know some people don't like it, and it is a loss of sovereignty, but it's a fact of life."  We are tied 8 ways from Sunday and all they have to do is jerk the ropes... and the sheeple still think this place is a democracy..."


by Dee Nicholson

(for henrymakow.com)

Do Canadians know the dark underbelly of what a trade agreement is? 

Have they been given their right of informed consent to agreements which alter the fabric of their nation, not to mention their democratic rights? 

Successive Canadian governments have gutted our democracy and turned Canadians into the pawns of international agreements that affect their livelihoods, their quality of life, their health freedom, their Charter rights, and their right to democratic representation. 

According to Stephen Harper, the new "facts of life" mean that Canadians must go along to get along.

That is what he said after the G20 meeting, outside of which, on the streets of Toronto, hundreds of innocent bystanders were corralled in a pouring rainstorm by a black  phalanx of Darth Vader-like officers, later to be herded into what came to be known as Torontonamo:  cold, steel-link cages with open-door porta-potties and one bench housed up to 35 people each, some of them with serious medical issues, including broken bones, no lawyers, no phone calls, no food, no water, no toilet paper.

As our Prime Minister and the pampered pols from elsewhere burped their gourmet food, the legitimate voices of Canadians were being brutally silenced outside.

These "facts of life" have a mind-numbing effect.  And what galls me, what truly gets my goat, is the extreme arrogance with which Harper shrugs his shoulders and grins, with that rat-toothed grin of his, and calls the rape of everything Canadian, including her treasured democracy, a "fact of life"!

Considering the fact that right now the Liberals are neck and neck with the Conservatives, we could be rid of Harper in a matter of months. That'd work, if it weren't for the fact that the most likely candidate for the PMO would then be Michael Ignatieff, who, like Paul Martin before him, would advance the cause of globalism, as did Brian Mulroney.  The only change we really ever see is the décor at 24 Sussex Drive.

Ignatieff, or any other successor to the Canadian throne, would continue with CETA, the "Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement" with the European Union, that targets literally every aspect of Canada's economy, and goes so far as to demand that privatization of municipal water utilities be open to foreign bidding. 

The slimy fingers of CETA force municipalities to purchase certain goods and services from multinationals, instead of supporting the local economy.  It looks to transfer up to $200 billion in commerce into foreign/international pockets. 

Now we come to Bill C-36, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, which will be hitting the Order Paper for 2nd Reading in a few short weeks.  This bill authorizes  Health Canada to follow the dictates of "unnamed foreign authorities."

The European Union already enforces the use of natural health products in "guidelines" which are strictly enforced, and which preclude therapeutic dosages and potencies unless prescribed, all at a very high price.  Do you think for a hot second Canada will escape unscathed here?

Connect the dots.  Democracy is being hijacked.  We've been had.  And worse, we've been the ones who let it happen.

We have failed to understand how grave our situation really is, and speak out, and act to stop this slide into tyranny. 

As Hitler's propaganda chief, Josef Goebbels said, "How fortunate for the governors that the governed do not think."
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Dee Nicholson is Co-Executive Director of the National Health Federation (Canada) and is a regular contributor to Agora Magazine, www.agoranews.org."



Comments for "Our Government is Outsourcing Democracy "

Fred said (September 6, 2010):

We are the boss and the boss carries the final responsibility. It is the boss' duty do know what's going on. Yes, I know, it's not easy to keep the 'representative' in line. It takes courage, it takes knowledge, it takes dedication. It's easier to watch the hockey game and do the pleasant things in life than to fulfill ones responsibilities. Where there is no courage there is no freedom. Freedom and responsibility go hand in hand. If we loose our freedom it is our own doing. Folks, if you want to live in a free society you will have to fulfill your responsibilities. If you refuse to live up to your responsibilities I suggest you carry your chains with a smile.


Larry said (September 5, 2010):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFc2QiufjTw is a must view video. In my opinion if it played on main stream TV (anywhere in the world for that matter) it would have the power to make people really understand so much. It is a video masterpiece that is a recent work by the people that made the Money Masters 13 years ago (or so), which I only saw it a couple of years ago. It is very worthwhile viewing even now.


Larry said (September 5, 2010):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFc2QiufjTw is a must view video. In my opinion if it played on main stream TV (anywhere in the world for that matter) it would have the power to make people really understand so much. It is a video masterpiece that is a recent work by the people that made the Money Masters 13 years ago (or so), which I only saw it a couple of years ago. It is very worthwhile viewing even now.


Tony B said (September 5, 2010):

One thing that constantly amazes me coming from people who apparently sincerely want to make government "right" is their crowing for "democracy."

A democratic voting system is one thing, democracy quite another.

Democracies are exactly the opposite of what these people actually would want to establish. I'm willing to bet that each of them is in favor of government and society properly ordered under just laws. But democracy is a form of government sans laws. It is merely the will of the people at the moment. In other words, democracy means rule by those who are able to regularly manipulate the emotions of enough of the people to guarantee THEIR desired agendas are successfully backed and implemented. Think media, academia, churchianity, already entrenched government itself and, most importantly, the financiers of all these entities.

Most of the people who complain in the U.S. that the government is ignoring the constitution, the basic law, also scream for "democracy." Such contradictory, self-defeating ignorance in today's people is a giant feather in the cap of governmentally controlled "education," known by some of us as planned ignorance. Actually, planned ignorance induced as a necessary part of the masonic agenda for implementing their freedom from God style humanism. Those who are worried about "big brother mind control" need to look way back into the past, before most of them ever attended kindergarten or were even born. That includes myself and I'm an old man.


Fred said (September 5, 2010):

It always amazes me how little people understand, or want to understand, what the causes of our present conditions are, not just in Canada, but in every so-called democratic country in the world. We all know that our 'representatives' have an obligation and responsibility to the people who voted them into their present government positions. We also know that when the supervisor goofs off the job is not getting done. Who is the supervisor? It is the voter who voted the 'representative' into office. The voter has been goofing off for a very long time. And what does he do instead of doing his job - he blames everybody else when things go wrong as they do now.

He blames the Illuminati, he blames corruption, he blames the Bilderbergers, he blames the police, he blames the justice system, he blames everybody except himself. Yet he is the cause, the only cause, of the situation we are in at the present moment. Why? Because he let his 'representative' do whatever he wants to do because he (the voter) is too lazy to research the subjects that are pivotal in our society like the money system, water fluoridation, ill effects of vaccinations, etc. These studies take time. We are quick in defending ourselves with the excuse that it is the 'representative's' job to do all this research. True, but how can we keep tab on the 'representative' when we have no idea what he should be doing? After all we are the boss and the boss carries the final responsibility. It is the boss' duty do know what's going on. Yes, I know, it's not easy to keep the 'representative' in line. It takes courage, it takes knowledge, it takes dedication. It's easier to watch the hockey game and do the pleasant things in life than to fulfill ones responsibilities. Where there is no courage there is no freedom. Freedom and responsibility go hand in hand. If we loose our freedom it is our own doing. Folks, if you want to live in a free society you will have to fulfill your responsibilities. If you refuse to live up to your responsibilities I suggest you carry your chains with a smile


Dave said (September 5, 2010):

On treaties, the government has no right to alter Canadian common citizen rights to the extent treaties dictate without ratification. There has been no ratification and representative democracy does not facilitate individual citizen based consensus, in addition, being a colony, treaties must be given royal ascent by "head inbred" in the UK. Then we have that other problem of greed in parliament, it's too easy to buy an MP or 200 of the wanks, it's like Roll Back days at Wally World or Red Flag Deals. I suggest from now on, that Canada be renamed; "The UK's Fascist Colony of Kanadakastan, a subsidiary of the failed UK Corporation." If our political tools are going to behave, and make un-ratified decisions, like third world despots, then we should call it like it is and be the "pine cone republic" we actually are.


Dan said (September 5, 2010):

Politicians need to be held accountable to their constituents and law enforcement needs to be reconnected on a personal level to the people of the community in which they serve. Prices of basic staples and fuel need to be stabilized and predictable to a consumer on a budget. The concept of hope via wealth building needs to be reintroduced to the working person. The guarantee of retirement income also needs to be re-introduced and not in the form of complicated financial products that ebb and flow with nonsensical market conditions. Work hard and prosper should be a reality for every human being not just a fairy tale for school children.

One thing that I have always admired about the Canadian system was that when things went wrong the government of Canada was swift to admit wrong doing and swifter to correct it. This has not happened regarding the actions of the G-20. Brutality and unfairness toward the people is the path that started the United States on its decline and if it continues so will it be Canada’s undoing. It is interesting that the state feels so much confidence and assurance when it feels that it has developed methods that insolate it from the common man, be they swifter horses or stronger swords or better CCTV cameras and TASERS and meaner methodology. But one thing remains a constant, if things get to the point where the people have nothing to loose because they have nothing left to loose, then those who have it all have much to fear and nothing to gain because in the final analysis it’s the penny slot player who pays for his buffet that keeps the casino in business, not the handful of high rollers at the craps table.


Stephen said (September 5, 2010):

Henry we don't need to get rid of Harper. We need to shut down all government and start over from scratch.

What we have today for law and government can not be reformed only abolished. We need to start again from scratch and get back to basics if there is to be any hope of making things right.
That means severing the links between Canada and the rest of the world and shutting out and throwing out all that whiffs of the Illuminati or political correctness at the very least.


Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at