The “North American Consciousness” and “European Identity”

Efforts underway in America to create social atmosphere favorable to North American Integration mirror early EU plans

Old-thinker news | Dec. 22, 2007

By Daniel Taylor

If we listen to the mainstream media – apart from Lou Dobbs -, plans for a North American Union don’t exist. They are a figment of your imagination.

However, scholars and globalist think tanks have been fine tuning strategies to alter the way Americans view their national identities to conform to a “North American consciousness” among the people of Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

The “Toward a North American Community?” conference in 2002, held by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars stated,

“Further economic, political, and social integration will depend on how citizens of the three countries define their national identities and the degree to which they are willing to cede some of their countries’ sovereignty to a larger entity.” [emphasis added]

“Foreign policy… provides three things for a nation’s citizens: sovereignty, security, and identity. Sovereignty dictates that the state’s citizens and government (“we”) decide policy, identity defines “who we are” as a nation, and security protects a nation’s sovereignty and identity. Governments must convince citizens that the regional project is consistent with these three values by expanding the definition of the “we.”’ [emphasis added]

The website for the Jean Monnet Center of NYU carries a paper titled “Citizenship of the Union: Towards post-national membership?”. This paper, as did the Toward a North American Community? conference, examines the sociological and political atmosphere in relation to integration and surrender of sovereignty. The only difference is that this paper focuses on the European Union. The paper cites John McCormick in his 1996 book “The European Union: Politics and Policies”. McCormick states,

Will our society be molded into accepting the "North American consciousness"?

“…certain prerequisites are needed before [European] integration can proceed, including changes in mass attitudes that pull people away from nationalism and toward co-operation, a desire by elites to promote integration for pragmatic rather than altruistic reasons, and the delegation of real power to a new supranational authority.” [emphasis added]

The Citizenship of the Union paper goes on to describe various methods of creating a “European identity”, which are designed to place focus on collective ideas, centered in the word “European”.

“These include the European passport and driving licence, the European anthem, the European flag and `consciousness-raising initiatives’ such as `European years’. 1997 is European Year against Racism. The interest lies not so much in a sober consideration of the empirical effect of such measures on citizens’ consciousnesses but on the contradiction, highlighted by Shore and Black between official and semi-official rhetoric which lauds the remarkable strides towards the creation of `European identity’…”

The striking similarity between the Toward a North American Community? conference and early European Union planning strategies should be a blaring warning siren to all Americans. The current planning among intellectual elites in America represents a very real intent by globalists to move ahead with North American integration. Resistance among patriotic Americans is acknowledged by globalist elites as being a major obstacle to the formation of a North American community.

This resistance may partially explain why any mention of a North American Union is quickly denounced as conspiracy theory by American politicians and leaders who fear that any official confirmation of such plans would lead to mass revolt. The European Union seems to be ignoring any dissent as it moves forward with full force with the signing of the EU treaty in Britain.

Will our society be molded into accepting the “North American consciousness”? The “evolution by stealth” approach seems to be favored at the moment while North American integration – whether through superhighways, economic or political integration – remains highly unpopular.

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