Crossing the i’s and dotting the t’s…
We will attempt to make sense of the “policies” of the Harper Regime and it’s quest for the financial domination of Canadians, aka: debt slavery. This may be somewhat difficult in some ways, but in reality, may be easier than we thought. Let’s see how these are interconnected by examining the aspirations and goals of the regime, their less than transparent clues, some historical considerations, some factual realities and some lesser known truths that seem to lead to the most likely scenarios. We are not asking you to blindly believe and accept anything you read, so throughout this article, and below, we will add resources by way of bold text and links for you to independently and collaboratively investigate and research. As always we encourage active participation.
“To accept anything on trust, to preclude critical application and development, is a grievous sin; and in order to apply and develop, “simple interpretation” is obviously not enough.” ~ Vladimir Lenin
It is imperative, at this critical juncture in our history, to begin a constructive dialog and address this war mongering regime. We cannot afford the financial burdens nor the blood of our sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, cousins, friends and neighbours.
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.” ~Thomas Jefferson
Neos and Austerity
Canada, Kissinger, Nixon, Gold and Silver
“The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.” ~ Henry Kissinger – December 1973
- Editors note: Part of the Mission of the Mises Institute of Canada will be to explore and expose the roots of our very own central bank, the Bank of Canada. The Canadian experience must be re-examined through the lens of the Austrian School. A Short History of the Bank of Canada
- The gold standard is a monetary system in which the value of the currency unit (the Canadian dollar, for example) is defined in relation to the value of gold. The monetary authority in the country (which was the Department of Finance in Canada until 1935 when the central bank, the Bank of Canada, was established) then commits itself to buying and selling gold at this fixed price. The amount of gold purchased then determines the monetary reserves and hence the money supply of the economy. When other nations are also on the same system, their currencies are fixed in terms of one another’s so that gold flows, along with capital flows, may then occur internationally to balance accounts between these nations.The Canadian dollar became the official currency of the united province of Canada on 1 January 1858 and was defined as 15/73 of the British gold sovereign. This established the par rate of exchange between the British pound and the dollar at $4.867. In 1910 the Canadian dollar was officially defined in terms of fine gold instead of the gold sovereign so that it became the exact gold equivalent of the US dollar. When World War I commenced, Canada, like the United Kingdom, went off the gold standard and remained so until 1 July 1926, when it went back on again. Then, in January 1929, Canada ceased redeeming Dominion notes in gold, and thus effectively ended its adherence to the gold standard. Since that time its has either let the Canadian dollar float or pegged it to the US dollar, as in 1962-70. Gold Standard
- The history of Canada’s money provides a unique perspective from which to view the growth and development of the Canadian economy and Canada as a nation. Building on an earlier edition, this expanded History of the Canadian Dollar, traces the evolution of Canadian money from its pre-colonial origins to the present day. Highlighted on this journey are the currency chaos of the early French and British colonial period, the sweeping changes ushered in by Confederation in 1867, as well as the effects of two world wars and the Great Depression.
The book chronicles the ups and downs of the Canadian dollar through almost 150 years and describes our dollar’s relationship with its U.S. counterpart. It also examines the forces that led to the adoption of the dollar as our currency during the nineteenth century, instead of the pound, as well as the factors that led Canada to move from the gold standard in the 1920s, to the Bretton Woods system of fixed exchange rates in the 1940s and, ultimately, to a flexible exchange rate regime in 1970.Finally, on the seventieth anniversary of the establishment of the Bank of Canada in 1935, at the height of the Great Depression, this book examines the formation of Canada’s central bank and its ensuing quest for a monetary order that best promotes the economic and financial welfare of Canada. While its tactics have changed over the years, the Bank’s enduring goal has been the preservation of confidence in the value of money through achieving and maintaining price stability. A History of the Canadian Dollar [pdf]
- With a price hovering around $1,600 an ounce and the prospect of “additional monetary accommodation” hinted to in the latest meetingof the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee, gold is once again becoming a hot topic of discussion.
George Soros made news recently when a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that he had liquidated his position with major financial firms and had loaded up on gold; approximately 884,000 shares worth. Jim Cramer, the CNBC personality in constant search of growing business trends, recommends putting at least 20% of one’s assets in gold. Following the Republican National Convention, the party platform now proposes the establishment of a commission to study “the feasibility of a metallic basis for U.S. currency.” Paul Krugman’s Mis-Characterization of the Gold Standard
- In Alexander Haig’s presence, Kissinger referred pointedly to military men as ‘dumb, stupid animals to be used’ as pawns for foreign policy. Published in “The Final Days” the classic, behind-the-scenes account of Richard Nixon’s dramatic last months as president by Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward.
- Special Report: Definitive proof of a historical mystery is often elusive, even with archival documents and memoirs. Skeptics can always say some witness or some evidence isn’t perfect. But the case that Richard Nixon sabotaged the Vietnam peace talks in 1968 to win that pivotal election is clear, writes Robert Parry. Admissions on Nixon’s ‘Treason’
- In July 1944, delegates from 44 nations met at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire – the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference – and agreed to “peg” their currencies to the US dollar, the only currency strong enough to meet the rising demands for international currency transactions. Lets fast forward a few decades… The Vietnam War was going to cost the US $500 billion. The stark reality was the US simply could not print enough money to cover its war costs, it’s gold reserve had only $30 billion, most of its reserve was already backing existing US dollars, and the government refused to raise taxes. The dollar lost 95% of its value from 1913 (inception of the Federal Reserve) to 2010. Nixon cut the Bretton Woods tie to gold in 1971 and did the oil for US dollars deal with Saudi Arabia in 1973. Nixon, the Gold Standard & Oil
- Back then, no one was calling for a market-priced fiat currency. Instead, the debate revolved around whether the dollar should be backed by gold alone, or by a mix of gold and silver, since the U.S. had the latter in abundance. Feelings were intense on both sides, as witnessed by 1896 Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan’s famous speech decrying what he saw as Republican attempts to “crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.” Today, the debate is equally heated. In 1896, bankers were seen as widely favoring retaining the gold standard. Adding silver — as Bryan and the “free silver” Democrats called for — was seen as an inflationary move, which would punish lenders (the banks) and help borrowers (particularly farmers). Bryan’s “cross of gold” speech made reference to the plight of the indebted farmer. Gold-standard debate back, 40 years after Nixon Commentary: But this time, the role of the banker has changed
- In a fiat money system, money is not backed by a physical commodity (i.e.: gold). Instead, the only thing that gives the money value is its relative scarcity and the faith placed in it by the people that use it. In a fiat monetary system, there is no restrain on the amount of money that can be created. This allows unlimited credit creation. Initially, a rapid growth in the availability of credit is often mistaken for economic growth, as spending and business profits grow and frequently there is a rapid growth in equity prices. In the long run, however, the economy tends to suffer much more by the following contraction than it gained from the expansion in credit. Fiat Money History in the US
“Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value – zero” ~ Voltaire 1729
As we are aware the EU and it’s Euro is in a fiscal pickle and if you listen to the talking heads, you will be told it is due to the failed socialist welfare state and their redistribution of wealth. On this side of the pond, the Harper Regime and Bush Regime are committed to austerity measures, not raising the taxes of the elite, in much the same way as the IMF and Central Banks are demanding. They are committed to the trickle down theory as envisioned by Ronald Regan. In other words, flood up economics, aka: neoliberal economics.
…many EU countries had budgets that were nearly balanced before the global financial crisis broke out. This data does not support the argument that these Euro zone countries were living beyond their means due to unsustainable welfare spending. source “The Euro Crisis: How it all started and where it might lead” February 09, 2012 – Carleton University
Keep in mind the it is Mark Carneys job to ensure our dollar is competitive and protects Canadians!
The fact of the matter is this, the neoliberal economic policies that the Harper Regime and the Bank of Canada, under Mark Carney, are failing due to an over valued, (estimated to be 20%) petro dollar and an ever expanding sovereign debt crisis. In just five years under the Harper Regime, Canada’s $13 billion budgetary surplus turned into a a $56 billion deficit. The following snippets should ring some alarm bells considering Mark Carney is supposed to protect the value of our dollar, which is pegged to the US dollar, so that we may EXPORT our goods and services.
The Bank of Canada Act states: “WHEREAS it is desirable to establish a central bank in Canada to regulate credit and currency in the best interests of the economic life of the nation, to control and protect the external value of the national monetary unit and to mitigate by its influence fluctuations in the general level of production, trade, prices and employment, so far as may be possible within the scope of monetary action, and generally to promote the economic and financial welfare of Canada. source: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/B-2/FullText.html
- Canada’s reliance on oil is “unambiguously good” for the country as a whole – not just the West – Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney said Thursday in a speech that called for more pipelines and dismissed fears about so-called “Dutch disease.”Rather than blame high-priced oil and other commodity exports for the decline in manufacturing, Central Canada should get in more on the bounty by building pipelines and refineries to where the markets are in Ontario and Quebec.”Higher commodity prices are unambiguously good for Canada,” he told a conference of business leaders and international policy-makers in Calgary. “The strength of Canada’s resource sector is a reflection of success, not a harbinger of failure.”
The central bank governor has spoken out before against critics of Canada’s dependence on natural resources, particularly as rising demand from emerging markets in Asia have caused prices to rise, and the Canadian dollar to climb to and past parity with the U.S. The flip-side has been that manufacturers have found it difficult to cope in foreign markets, a phenomenon dubbed as Dutch disease.
Carney also dismissed calls for him to intervene in the currency market to devalue the Canadian dollar, which now trades above parity with the U.S. source: http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/09/07/annotations-on-mark-carneys-speech-about-dutch-disease/
- Some properties in Canada are “probably overvalued,” according to Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney. The country’s chief central banker made the statement in an interview with CTV’s Question Period, which was broadcast on Sunday, adding his voice to worries that a housing bubble could be forming in the country. “There are risks out there. We’re watching it closely,” he said, quoted by the Reuters news agency. Carney added that the central bank is working with financial institutions and the federal government to keep the situation under control. Ottawa has already ramped up mortgage regulations. On Jan. 17, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said the federal government is ready to step in and intervene in the housing market if necessary. source: http://ca.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idCATRE80I24K20120122
- Mark Carney told the Canadian Auto Workers union Wednesday that exporters face more challenges than just the rising value of the Canadian dollar.Carney became the first governor of the Bank of Canada to address the annual convention of the Canadian Auto Workers union in Toronto on Wednesday.The CAW has criticized the central bank’s monetary policy for the soaring value of the dollar.
In his comments, Carney acknowledged Canada’s poor performance on exports such as automobiles in recent years. Canada ranks second-worst in the G20 over the last decade, with only nine per cent of exports going to fast-growing emerging markets such as China and India.
“Some blame this on the persistent strength of the Canadian dollar,” Carney said. “While there is some truth to that, it is not the most important reason.” source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2012/08/22/caw-mark-carney-union-convention.html
- According to the Bank of Canada’s projections, resource prices are high and they will stay high. China and Asia are the future. Therefore, Canadian business should get out their dead money and start doing something.This is a new role for the bank, a role consistent with trends elsewhere that are turning central banks into central planners — a theme struck by the University of Chicago’s John Cochrane recently in a Wall Street Journal commentary. The Bank of Canada hasn’t gone as far as others, but under Mr. Carney Canada’s central bank has assumed an even greater role in the economy, a political role that is way beyond anything contemplated by legislation. source: Terence Corcoran: First, define ‘dead money’
Now let’s take a peek at Credit Default Swaps, one of the primary factors of the global economic collapse, aka: Central Banks and global investors waging war against the people.”
What we are asking you to do is actually dot the i’s and cross the t’s and discuss these issue with your family, friends, allies and adversaries alike since “We the People” are all and always have been, in all reality, on the same side. We will attempt to ignore disinformation and misinformation and instead, stick to the facts so that we may illustrate the illusions of our complex realities.
“Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge.” ~ Wikimedia Foundation
Oddly enough, the PTB, powers that be, gamed the system via the educational system over the past several generations, by rewriting history, suppressing knowledge and technology to benefit the global financial elite by way of the central banks. In the past, their “plans” were hatched behind closed doors, written in manifestos and doctrines and grossly unknown to the unwitting public at large. They could then utilize the controlled media to “spin” the facts to suit their own needs at the expense of their populations. These plans were not necessarily transparent but were indeed hidden in plain sight for all to see. for these plans to be understood required some critical thinking skills that were systematically eliminated from the “public” educational systems of like-minded developed nations.
“It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.” ~ Sun Tzu – The Art of War circa 6th century BC
Since these plans of global financial control are based upon assumptions of ignorance they met challenges and have not worked out in our modern information age. The next logical battlefront was interwebz via state sponsored social media disinformation and misinformation campaigns. The world wide web has allowed for the exchange of data and information at an unprecedented scale and has and have become our primary source of receiving information.
“All Wars are Follies, very expensive, and very mischievous ones. When will Mankind be convinced of this, and agree to settle their Differences by Arbitration? Were they to do it, even by the Cast of a Dye, it would be better than by Fighting and destroying each other.” ~ Benjamin Franklin in a letter to Mary Hewson, Jan. 27. 1783
First, let’s attempt to straighten out some of the historical inaccuracies, myths and propaganda that are being published via state controlled media outlets, globally. This makes finding the truth rather difficult but we must realize the origins of our problems began before the unanticipated information revolution. Then we must realize that 2011 was the year that the “establishment” lost control of the flow of information.
“The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.” ~ Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web
Before we can move forward with this, we need to go in reverse, by moving forward in much the same way as we need to do when stuck in the mud or snow, sort of. So for some context we need to pull forward to the era after the Bankers War of 1812 against the people of North America and the Civil War, before the end of the century and between WW1 and WW2. To understand some history of the central banking in the US review the History of Central Banking published by the US Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
In order to gain some historical perspective, let’s begin with a little known book, The Coming Battle written in 1899 along with the introduction below…
In this volume the author endeavors to give an accurate history of the present National Bank System of currency, including an account of the first United States Bank,- both of which were borrowed from Great Britain by those statesmen who, like the father of Sir Robert Peel, believed that a national debt was the source of prosperity.
It is believed that the facts adduced in the following pages will be productive of some good, in pointing out the immense evils lurking in that system of banking, a system which has produced panics at will, and which is the active abettor of the stock gamblers, railroad wreckers, and those industrial tyrants of modern times, the enormously overcapitalized and oppressive trusts.
It is sought to point out the great dangers of delegating purely government powers to these greedy monopolists, by which they are enabled to organize a money trust, far more tyrannical than all the other combinations now in existence; and by which they absolutely defy the authority that endowed them with corporate life.
The issue between these banks and the people will be joined in the near future, and the greatest struggle the world ever witnessed will take place between the usurping banks on the one hand and the people on the other.
In the nature of things, unjustly acquired power of man over man generally rises to such heights of arrogance, as to eventually create a public opinion that will grind tyranny of every form to atoms, hence, The Coming Battle that will surely take place in the near future and the victory that will be won by justice will be the noblest events in American history.
This book contains several in-depth chapters that shed light on some important historical facts that were completely and suspiciously ignored and/or overlooked by the public educational systems of the US, UK, Canada and the Commonwealth Nations in the century that followed.
I. Origin of the Money Power in America
II. Origin of the Present National Ranking System
III. National Banks and Silver
IV. Conspiracy of New York and London Bankers and Bondholders to Remonetize Silver
V. Efforts to Remonetize Silver and Preserve the Greenback
VI. The National Banks Wage War Upon the Credit of the United States
VII. National Banks Secure a Continuation of Their Existence
VIII. The National Banking Money Power Secures Complete Control of the Treasury
IX. Money Power of England and United States Combine to Annihilate Silver
X. National Banking Money Power Brings on the Panic of 1893
XI. Special Session of Congress Repeals the Sherman Law
XII. Senate Votes for Repeal
XIII. Efforts of Administration to force Carlisle Bill through Congress
XIV. National Banks and the Administration Combine to Issue Bonds in Time of Peace
XV. Campaigns of 1896
That allows us to forward to the events and subsequent implementations of private central banks in the US and Canada circa 1913. There are many details and documents expanding the concept and reasoning for why privately owned central banks are necessary. This is not the proper format to discuss them all but they can be effectively summed up within the terms “Neo” this or that. The straw that binds, Neo-Liberal Economics, Neo-Nazism, Neo-Fascism and Neo-Conservative Politics can be summed up basically as financial tyranny by way of debt-slavery.
“When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
After World War 1, United States Marine Corps Major General and two time Medal of Honor recipient Smedley D. Butler, embarked upon a nationwide tour in the early 1930s giving his famous speech, “War is a Racket” that was so well received that he eventually published a longer version in book form by the same name in 1935. The work was divided into five chapters:
- War is a racket
- Who makes the profits?
- Who pays the bills?
- How to smash this racket!
- To hell with war!
“War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small ‘inside’ group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.” ~
So who is Major General Smedley Butler, USMC? He joined the Marine Corps when the Spanish American War broke out, earned the Brevette Medal during the Boxer Rebellion in China, saw action in Central America, and in France during World War I was promoted to Major General. Smedley Butler served his country for 34 years, yet he spoke against American armed intervention into the affairs of sovereign nations. Here is a link to an audio documentary, produced by Andy Lanset for HearingVoices.com, combined with the transcripts of a speech delivered in 1933… Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.
The War of 1812 and the role of Central Banks
We need to begin here since the Harper Regime is attempting to not only rewrite history but are utilizing the same strategy of the “War Hawks” of the time in much the same way as the Bush Regime has and continues to do in the US. War is a highly profitable business endeavour, especially for investors and central banking cartels. Wars always increase national debt which threatens sovereignty, peace and stability for the people but always seems to allow security and prosperity for the global financial elite.
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a money aristocracy that has set the government at defiance. This issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of the moneyed corporations which already dare to challenge our Government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country” ~ Thomas Jefferson, 1791
Typically and historically wars, either aggressive or defensive, are financed by way of taxation and conscription. In a debt based system, the financing comes via borrowing from a central bank and by recruiting patriotic volunteers. This “new” system allows rogue governments to fund military endeavours without the knowledge of the public. The rogue and corrupt political establishment can simply drape themselves in a flag, create fear among the general populous of an invisible enemy via state controlled propaganda and simply forward the costs on to future generations, with interest. This assures the national debt expands exponentially, which obviously favours the central banks and it’s investors.
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
Many of Americas Founding Fathers such as as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson have argued and fought against the central banking polices used throughout Europe. A note issued by a central bank, such as the Federal Reserve Note, is bank currency. These notes are given to the government in exchange for an interest-bearing government bond. The primary means to pay for the interest on these bonds is to borrow more bank notes, thus beginning a vicious cycle that ultimately ends with the complete destruction of the currency and bankruptcy of the nation. History is replete with such occurrences. Read more: America’s Forgotten War Against the Central Banks
“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” ~ George Orwell
The War of 1812 is a relatively unknown war on both sides of our shared border for many reasons and has been purposely ignored throughout the public education system, not only in Canada but in Britain as well. Why? Well the simple answer is that it was a war based upon fraud, lies and deception. A more complicated answer is that the War of 1812 is the first war to be effectively “sold” to the public, thanks to the War Hawks, a historical group of politicians consisting of rather young and inexperienced Democratic-Republicans that were primarily from southern and western states of the newly formed republic. Examples of such politicians can be seen within both, the Harper Regime as well as the Bush Regime, better known as the Koch Brothers funded Tea Party movement. The elements that want no taxation while expanding the Police State at home as well as preemptive military interventions abroad. The lessons learned from the cause and effect of War of 1812 are invaluable, indeed.
“If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.” ~ John F. Kennedy – Inaugural Address 1961
The naming, concept and creation of the War Hawks is disputed depending upon which side of the coin you choose to look since the term has been claimed by opposing sides, one side which seeks to create war, a highly profitable privatized central bank with a weak national economy, aka: debt based, and those that oppose creating war, the central banking system and a strong national economy, aka: commodity based. One thing that is indisputable is that the launch of the War of 1812 was only achieved by a highly orchestrated divide and conquer strategy that was well funded by a segment of the financial elite of the times that had the most to gain, primarily consisting of bankers affiliated with the Bank of England.
Who were the War Hawks? A new Congress convened in 1811. Like the previous Congress, the 1811 version was dominated by a Democratic-Republican majority. Yet a new faction within the party appeared, a powerful bloc of younger congressmen who quickly became known as the War Hawks. As their name suggests, the War Hawks focused primarily on one thing: war. The War Hawks, mostly from the South and the Western Frontier, were so young that the other congressmen often called them the “boys”. Yet the “boys” dominated Congress: the eloquent leader of the War Hawks was Kentucky’s Henry Clay, a legendary orator who, at only thirty-three, was elected Speaker of the House by a War Hawk dominated Congress. The War of 1812 (1809-1815) The “War Hawks”
“One can say without exaggeration that inflation is an indispensable means of militarism,” Ludwig von Mises wrote. “Without it, the repercussions of war on welfare become obvious much more quickly and penetratingly; war weariness would set in much earlier.”
This explains why American politicians have always resorted to the legalized counterfeiting of central banking to finance wars, the most expensive of all government programs. If citizens had a clearer picture of the true costs, they would be more inclined to oppose non-defensive intervention and to force all wars to hastier conclusions. Read more: Inflating War: Central banking and militarism are intimately linked
Who were opposed to the Central banking system? Napoleon Bonaparte – Emperor of – Had a free hand in Europe as long as he borrowed from the Bank of Rothschilds and some scholars have held that he was a victim of arsenic poisoning, Andrew Jackson – 7th President of the United States – Killed the Bank, Abraham Lincoln – 16th President of the United States – Assassinated in office, James A. Garfield – 20th President of the United States – Assassinated in office, Louis T. McFadden,- Chairman of the House Banking Committee 1928-1935 – died “mysteriously” in 1935 after two failed attempts on his life in 1933-1934, John F. Kennedy – 35th President of the United States – Assassinated in office
This historical difference of agendas and opinions surrounding the War of 1812 is responsible for the cloud of confusion, aka: smoke and mirrors, surrounding this unnecessary war. It is a classic example of an effective propaganda campaign that could serve the purposes of those responsible while diverting attention elsewhere. This is rather evident today and allows us to lift the veil of secrecy behind the “celebrations” surrounding the victory of the war. Depending on which side of the fence, border, you may inhabit, one can claim victory. For the Harper Regime it is simply their rewriting of history that exposed their agenda. For the regimens of the Bush Regime it is slightly more convoluted and diluted.
“We will not forgive corruption, we will not forget injustice, we will not tolerate the denial of our freedoms, and we will not be silent.” ~ anonymous
Let’s expand upon this, and you need to keep an open mind and remember their are two sides to every story ans the truth lies somewhere in-between. In this case their are at least five sides to the story, those that supported the Monarchy and the central Bank of England and those that opposed the Monarchy and the central Bank of England on two sides of the border. These factions comprised four sides of this story and the fifth side, aka: wild cards, collectively comprise the collaborative native people of the First Nations stuck in the middle. This allows for their to be two winners without a loser, until you realize one winner emerged, the central bank, leaving the people of the First Nations and the rest of the populous the real losers.
“The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. ~ John F Kennedy – Address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association on 27 April 1961
We need to examine the situation and the state of affairs leading up to the War of 1812 yet this may not be easy considering the lack of clarity and the virtual nonexistence of accurate information. At this point you may need to brush up on the available propaganda as well as the little known and purposely ignored, causes and effects.
Since this war was, in all reality, an economic war that eventually was fought out militarily. This war was, not only a continuation of the battle for independence from England for the newly founded nation, but an extension of the ongoing war between Britain and France. It was a war instigated by the financial elite due to the restriction of trade and commerce between America and Europe. This explains why the Harper Regime, in particular, needs to rewrite history to suit the purposes of protecting the global elite and the concept of private central banks. Keep in mind, as long as “We the People” argue and debate about who won and who lost, we cannot understand that the central bankers and global elite won while the population, residents and inhabitants of North America lost.
Harper Regime War Hawks
We will only touch upon a few topics at this time so please refer to the following page(s) for more info or simply search the archives: https://dumpharper.wordpress.com/f35/
Chris Alexander is confused
Participating in a panel on Power & Politics yesterday, Chris Alexander offered the following version of recent history on the F-35.
“There was a misunderstanding, to some extent, in the Canadian public opinion, to some extent perpetrated by the opposition who claimed that a decision had been made, contracts had been signed, obligations had been undertaken and that is not the case.”
This is a rather remarkable assertion.
Mr. Alexander is relatively new here—he was just elected last May—so perhaps he was unaware of what the Prime Minister and the Defence Minister were saying about the F-35 procurement through 2010 and early 2011. And perhaps he was so distracted with the adjustment to public office that he missed what Julian Fantino was saying last November. But here are a bunch of quotes to compare and contrast with Mr. Alexander’s understanding of the “misunderstanding” that concerned the F-35. source: http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/08/22/chris-alexander-is-confused/
Pro-war Conservatives Stephen Harper and Stockwell Day 2003 Iraq
March 17, 2003 – Stephen Harper, then leader of the Conservative Opposition, attacks Jean Chretien’s Liberal government for listening to the majority of Canadians and not overtly supporting or sending combat troops into Bush’s war in Iraq. The United Nations did not support the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations, called the war illegal in 2004.
Massive demonstrations in Quebec and Canada against the impending war in Iraq forced the Liberals to make this public statement against the war in 2003. Chretien’s government did send military and command support into the Gulf, and made a deal with the Bush Administration to send a large contingent of combat troops into Afghanistan instead of Iraq (2,500 Canadian troops are currently serving in Kandahar until 2011; as of mid-June 2008, 85 soldiers had been killed).
Harper and his Conservative party (now the minority Government of Canada) strongly advocate for war in the Middle East, have successfully pushed through increases in military spending in Canada as requested by the Bush Administration, and promote a repressive security state that targets Arabs, Muslims and ethnic minorities who do not support their aggressive neo-conservative agenda.
Conservatives Stephen Harper and Stockwell Day are closely tied to the Republican Bush Administration in the United States. Harper and Day’s election and political campaigns are heavily funded by oil, gas, defence and conservative lobby groups, both in Canada and the United States.
Canadian Prime Minister and Australian Prime Minister, Same Speech on Iraq
Canada’s Foreign Minister Meets With Libyan “Rebels”
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird met this week with the leadership of Libya’s National Transitional Council, the rebel organization based in Benghazi that is claiming to be the “sole representative of all Libya.”
TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=2323
Talk to Al Jazeera : John Baird
Published on Mar 31, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish
Canada’s foreign minister talks to Al Jazeera’s Sami Zeidan about his country’s foreign policy, and touches on issues involving Syria, Iran and Palestine-Israel.
Canadian Government Supporting Terrorist Groups in Syria 04/25/2012
“We’ve been working with the Friends of the Syrian People to urge for Assad to go”.
Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird, appears on the Qatari state media and affirms Canada’s partisan support for the Syria rebels. Baird asserts that Canada’s Middle East policy is motivated by Human Rights concerns yet he appears scared to criticize the human rights abuses of Israel in the occupied Palestinian territories. He remains noticeably silent on the lack of democracy in Saudi Arabia and Qatar which perhaps stems from the fact that his own conservative party are currently under fire with accusations that they rigged the 2011 Canadian elections in which they attained a majority in the Canadian parliament.
Many Canadian-Syrians are ill at ease with their government’s financial and political support for groups that they are allegedly committing acts of terrorism in Syria at the behest of the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
This testimony brings into question the claim by the Canadian government that it is engaged in a so-called war on terror. If the Canadian government is indeed aiding and abetting terror groups, as alleged by these Syrian patriots, then it would vindicate the claim by many that terrorism is but a tool of Western governments that are in fact engaged in a war of terror against the inhabitants of the Middle East.
While it is clear that the Zionist regime has a vested interest in destabilizing Syria it is unclear how sending Canadian tax dollars to help sectarian groups in the Middle East serves Canadian national interests, especially at a time when the Canadian government is imposing harsh austerity measures on the people of Canada.
Canada suspends diplomatic ties with Iran and closes its embassy.
Canada shut its embassy in Tehran on Friday, severed diplomatic relations and ordered Iranian diplomats to leave, accusing the Islamic Republic of being the most significant threat to world peace.
The surprise action reinforces the Conservative government’s close ties with Tehran’s arch foe Israel but also removes some of Washington’s eyes and ears inside the Iranian capital.
It comes as Iran’s talks with world powers over its nuclear program have stalled and Israel is weighing the option of a military strike to prevent it from developing atomic weapons. Iran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful objectives only.
The move also underscores the widening gaps between Western countries’ attempts to isolate and punish Iran and Tehran’s efforts to forge closer ties with energy-hungry Asian trading partners such as India and Pakistan to counter Western sanctions. Iran’s recent push to bolster and redefine its links with Asia makes the break with Canada a less serious blow to Tehran than it would have been years ago.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said that the Canadian embassy in Tehran will close immediately and Iranian diplomats in Canada have been given five days to leave.
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Harper Regime and War
The Harper government is devoting millions of dollars to commemorating the War of 1812, but a survey conducted for Ottawa shows Canadians know relatively little about the conflict. The research also found that eagerness to learn more about the 200-year-old war declines outside Ontario, where a significant number of the battles took place. Harper’s 1812 overture: Study shows Canadians unfamiliar with war’s details
Stephen Harper is working to recast the Canadian identity, undoing 40 years of a Liberal narrative and instead creating a new patriotism viewed through a conservative lens. Restoring the “royal” prefix to the navy and air force this week is just part of the Prime Minister’s attempt at “creating a new frame” for Canada and Canadians. Harper spins a new brand of patriotism
Well the Olympic Games are finally over, and I must say I enjoyed the show, from the stunning beginning to the wild and wonderful end. I thought the Brits did an amazing job, I was proud of all our athletes, whether they won a medal or not. And the only thing that almost ruined the games for me was having to watch so many Con TV ads. The ones praising their porky Economic Action Plan. For they will not stop trying to buy votes with OUR money. And the one about the War of 1812, that practically mugged the Olympic spirit, with its ghastly, grating, violent jingoism… http://montrealsimon.blogspot.ca/2012/08/stephen-harper-and-war-olympics.html
Some stories happened just too long ago for ordinary bloggers to explain. That’s when we turn to the expert knowledge of the historical record offered by academics like Perfesser Dave, the Canadian History Guy. Perfesser Dave knows practically everything there is to know about our country’s history. And when he doesn’t know something, he knows which cabinet minister to call for the answer! So if you have history questions, don’t just ask some blogger! Ask Perfesser Dave! Yes Minister MacKay! Perfesser Dave explains the French role in the War of 1812
Defence Minister Peter MacKay has been getting attention for what some are calling his novel reworking of the War of 1812 — one where the French were apparently fighting side-by-side with the British in battling the American invaders. There is only one problem with that, say those who attended MacKay’s speech at the French embassy in Ottawa last week. The French supported the Americans in the War of 1812. Peter MacKay takes liberties with history in Bastille Day speech
Late last year, as the federal government launched plans to celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, Heritage Minister James Moore was heard to lament the fact that Canada’s high schools are doing a very poor job of teaching students about history… James Moore should give Peter MacKay history lessons
The Harper government, currently pulling out all the stops to commemorate the War of 1812, is shifting emphasis within the federal Heritage Department to focus more on Canadian history… History goes to head of the Heritage class
Stephen Harper obviously likes wars. His type, the kind who are never actually around for the killing and the dying, often do. Perhaps because he so royally screwed up his own war, the one he made his own, Canada’s war in Afghanistan, Steve is so desperate for some, any measure of triumphalism that he’s become a latter-day booster of the War of 1812… 200 Year Old Triumphalism a Bit Stale
In this Canada Day Special, Co-hosts Obert and Anita dramatize a recent secret conversation between Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and US President Barack Obama. Harper and his Conservative majority government are militarizing Canadian society. They’re re-writing the country’s history to fit their fledgling right-wing worldview. Canada‘s Independence Day is around the corner and Harper has placed the War of 1812 at the centre of all official celebrations. In that war, British loyalist forces and their First Nations allies repulsed numerous American attempts to invade and annex Canada. Harper’s ingenious plan is to trick Obama into publicly confirming America’s first real bitter defeat on Sun News Network, Canada’s Fox News Network. The Obert Report: Harper and Obama Argue About The War of 1812 (VIDEO)
That Mr. Harper and his colleagues are all gung-ho about the War of 1812, and spending millions on commemorating it, is hardly surprising. Reactionaries seem to have a thing about war. Perhaps it appeals to their need for simplicity, for seeing issues in black and white, us and them, and war is the ultimate us and them. And of course the War of 1812 was a British war, and Mr. Harper et al. have a thing about our British heritage as well… The War of 1812—a non-Canadian event
In a story in today’s Toronto Star and CBC from Canadian Press, the federal government has hired a consultant to inject a War of 1812 theme into the noonday and evening Canada Day shows on Parliament Hill. The article implies that this might represent a major shift in crafting politicized Canada Day celebrations, and that this is part of a larger heritage direction on the part of the federal government. The author is right about the latter, but I’d contest his implied interpretation that this is something dramatically new… Canada Day and the War of 1812
The Harper Government’s sudden glorification of the War of 1812 is propagandist bunk, though for the most part harmless, I suppose. The problem with turning 1812 into an integral part of the Canadian brand is that, by all measures, it was a boring war. There were no Ninjas, and most of the soldiers who died, died of dysentery. It is hard to elevate a conflict which has as its iconic image John Constable’s “Three Infantrymen Fighting For Spot On Latrine”. It just is. How the Canadian Identity Was REALLY Forged: The Pig War Of San Juan Island
Since 1958, the Canadian government has used the celebration of 1 July to promote particular models of national identity and to foster national unity. Commemorating the anniversary of Confederation, these Dominion Day and Canada Day (as renamed in 1982) observances changed over the decades to reflect changing government public policy objectives and new conceptions of the nation. From a celebration rooted in military pageantry stressing Canada’s British heritage, these events were modified to promote a vision of a multicultural, bilingual country with a strong Aboriginal component. Moreover, Canada Day messages increasingly stressed the themes of individual achievement and respect for diversity. Although politicians played roles in determining the form and content of these events, and public response influenced which components were maintained, bureaucrats working in the Secretary of State department exercised a particularly strong influence on these celebrations, providing institutional continuity and expertise to planning efforts. These celebrations provide a key window into understanding the Canadian government’s evolving cultural and national identity policies in the post–Second World War era. Fireworks, Folk-dancing, and Fostering a National Identity
Great column from Jeffrey Simpson this morning on the propagandistic opportunism of the Harper Regime: Let’s Not Exalt the Folly of 1812. PBS is also broadcasting a documentary on October 10 on the so-called war. Nationalist propaganda generated through symbols is of course a classic strategy that assumes a gullible and – shall we say – less than well-educated electorate: the U.S., Russia, Nazi Germany in the 30s and 40’s of course, and many aggressively militarized countries come immediately to mind. Who can ever forget the Triumph of the Will with Hitler symbolically descending from the clouds, the heavens, onto the earth, blessing us with his presence in doing so, just like another saviour with whom we are familiar in our culture? Propagandistic Opportunism: The War of 1812
Some wars are horrible but necessary, such as the Second World War. Others are horrible but stupid, such as the War of 1812. In the annals of war, the 1812-1814 conflict was among the dumbest ever fought. It featured largely bad military leadership, vague objectives, scattered and messy battles and, critically, sizable elements on both sides of the Canadian-U.S. border that wanted the other side to win. Let’s not exalt the folly of 1812
For two and a half years, Americans fought Against the British, Canadian colonists, and native nations. In the years to come, the War of 1812 would be celebrated in some places and essentially forgotten in others. But it is a war worth remembering—a struggle that threatened the existence of Canada, then divided the United States so deeply that the nation almost broke apart. Some of its battles and heroes became legendary, yet its blunders and cowards were just as prominent. The film shows how the glories of war became enshrined in history – how failures are quickly forgotten – how inconvenient truths are ignored forever. The War of 1812
Stephen Harper is stepping up his efforts to renew Canadians’ sense of history by creating an $11.5-million fund to recognize the War of 1812 as essential to forming the Canadian identity. In addition, a Conservative private member’s bill, unveiled Wednesday, would fine or even jail Canadians who prevent others from flying the Maple Leaf.
War of 1812 fund adds to Harper’s patriotic initiatives
John Carmichael, the Conservative MP who wants to jail Canadians who prohibit a fellow citizen from flying the flag, doesn’t fly the Maple Leaf at his own Toronto home. Tory MP wraps himself in the flag – but forgets to fly one at home
The Conservative government wants to make it illegal for anyone to stop Canadians from flying their county’s flag – unless those Canadians happen to be members of Parliament. Heritage Minister James Moore told reporters on Wednesday that he and his fellow parliamentarians would still have to abide by the rules of the House of Commons that say no flags may be flown in the windows of Parliament Hill offices.Conservative flag-protection bill won’t apply to MPs
Historical and Military Industrial Complex Observations
This paper studies the course of events that led to
the first war fought by our nation. It covers the
maritime, economic and political issues that most
historians consider to be the primary causes of the war.
Briefly described are the many complex relationships
between the continents, nations, regions, economies and
political parties of the time. The Causes of the War of 1812
The War of 1812 Website. This “1812 experience” is comprised of numerous articles, quality book reviews and offers, extensive links, and the largest collection of War of 1812 images on the internet. Event listings, news and unit websites dealing with the exciting reenactment hobby can also be found here. Make your computer come alive with the sounds of the past by visiting our sound clip gallery. If you are up to the challenge, test your knowledge of the War of 1812 by taking one of our quizzes. Finally for the armchair general we provide unique animated battle maps that give you a quick understanding of a particular clash of arms during the war. http://www.warof1812.ca/
The war of 1812 was a military conflict between the United States and Great Britain. As a colony of Great Britain, Canada was swept up in the War of 1812 and was invaded a number of times by the Americans. The process of naming the War of 1812 for its year of commencement, even though it lasted into 1814, developed slowly through the 19th century. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/war-of-1812
This article is about the Anglo-American War of 1812 to 1815. The War of 1812 was a military conflict fought between the forces of the United States and those of the British Empire. The United States declared war in 1812 for several reasons, including trade restrictions brought about by Britain’s ongoing war with France, the impressment of American merchant sailors into the Royal Navy, British support of American Indian tribes against American expansion, outrage over insults to national honour after humiliations on the high seas, and possible American desire to annex Canadahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
The War of 1812 is sometimes called the “Second War of Independence” or the “forgotten war.” The war took placed from June 18, 1812 – Feb. 18, 1815 in Eastern and Central North America, Atlantic and Pacific. This conflict was caused mainly by the US resentment of British naval harassment. They seized American ships and took seamen from them, some who were US citizens. The British also attempted to keep US ships from reaching French ports. The war of 1812 was faught between the United States and Great Britian and resulted in the Treaty of Ghent. http://www.thefreeresource.com/war-of-1812-causes-timeline-summary-and-resources-about-the-battles
The War of 1812, a war between the United States and the British Empire (particularly Great Britain and British North America), and Britain’s Indian allies, lasted from 1812 to 1815. It was fought chiefly on the Atlantic Ocean and on the land, coasts and waterways of North America. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origins_of_the_War_of_1812
While it is certain specific events that caused the War of 1812, it is also a fact that a tension existed between the United States and Britain with its colonies that originated from the American Revolution but did not stop with its conclusion. http://library.thinkquest.org/22916/excauses.html
Causes of the war of 1812 – In the years following the American Revolutionary War, there were many disputes and aggravations between Great Britain and the United States. When revolutionary France declared war upon Great Britain in 1793, the United States sought to remain neutral while pursuing overseas commerce with both empires, which created much tension. Additionally, Great Britain had not abandoned fortifications in the Great Lakes region as called for in the 1783 Treaty of Paris, and was continuing to supply Native Americans in the Northwest Territory who were at war with the United States. In 1795, the United States secured the Jay Treaty with Great Britain and the Treaty of Greenville with the Native Americans, and thus ended these conflicts for the time being. http://www.warof1812-history.com/Causes-of-the-War-of-1812.aspx
Having won its independence in 1783, the United States soon found itself a minor power without the protection of the British flag. With the security of the Royal Navy removed, American shipping soon began falling prey to privateers from Revolutionary France and the Barbary pirates. These threats were met during the undeclared Quasi-War with France (1798-1800) and First Barbary War (1801-1805). Despite success in these minor conflicts, American merchant ships continued to be harassed by both the British and the French. Engaged in a life-or-death struggle in Europe the two nations actively sought to prevent the Americans from trading with their enemy. In addition, as it depended upon the Royal Navy for military success, the British followed a policy of impressment to meet its growing manpower needs. This saw British warships remove American sailors from their ships for service in the fleet. Though angered by the actions of Britain and France, the United States lacked the military power to halt these transgressions. http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/warof1812/a/war-of-1812-causes.htm
In the War of 1812, the United States took on the greatest naval power in the world, Great Britain, in a conflict that would have an immense impact on the young country’s future. Causes of the war included British attempts to restrict U.S. trade, the Royal Navy’s impressment of American seamen and America’s desire to expand its territory. The United States suffered many costly defeats at the hands of British, Canadian and Native American troops over the course of the War of 1812, including the capture and burning of the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., in August 1814. Nonetheless, American troops were able to repulse British invasions in New York, Baltimore and New Orleans, boosting national confidence and fostering a new spirit of patriotism. The ratification of the Treaty of Ghent on February 17, 1815, ended the war but left many of the most contentious questions unresolved. Nonetheless, many in the United States celebrated the War of 1812 as a “second war of independence,” beginning an era of partisan agreement and national pride. http://www.history.com/topics/war-of-1812
Throughout the 19th century, America transformed from a small, developing country into a world power. Acquisitions due to events such as The Louisiana Purchase, the Mexican Cession and the addition of Alaska, Florida, Oregon, and Texas tripled the size of the United States from 890,000 sq. miles to 2.73 million sq. miles in less than 100 years. One of the events that catalyzed this expansion was the War of 1812. The war is sometimes called “America’s second war for independence” because Great Britain was still interfering with American affairs. One definite cause of the war cannot be pinpointed because there were many factors that compounded upon one another. They can be whittled down to four main concerns which are maritime and trade issues, the Embargo Act, territorial expansion, and War Hawks. http://essay001.blogspot.com/2007/11/war-of-1812-mainly-causes-and-effects.html
Probably no other war the United States has ever fought is less remembered or more unusual than the War of 1812. There are a number of possibilities for this. It may be due to the fact that some people simply lumped the conflict together with the American Revolution; a rather unimportant aftershock. It may be because nothing of great significance was achieved because of the war. However, it is more likely that this lapse of memory is due to the fact that the United States, so proud of her illustrious military record, failed to achieve any of her objectives in the war and indeed was fortunate to have escaped with her territory intact. In spite of this, some have claimed the War of 1812 to be an American victory, while the majority of others view it as a stalemate. The British and Canadian perspective, needless to say, is quite different and in this case considerably more accurate. http://madmonarchist.blogspot.com/2012/03/war-of-1812-wednesday-part-i-causes-and.html
The war of 1812 was fought over the re-establishment of the “U.S.” Bank. The Bank was first established in 1791 and its charter was to last for 20 years. It expired in 1811 and the Bank of “England” declared war on the United States. http://www.reformation.org/usbank.html
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