We have been discussing this and the issues relating to it -- SPP, NAFTA, etc., for quite some time now, and it never seems to go anywhere. What I have sensed from these discussions in the past is that we all are, to some degree, (cultural) xenophobics. I am in no way calling anyone here a xenophobic. I use the word in the sense that most people within ANY country seem to be instictively fearful and do not trust anything foreign to them. It's been happening since the beginning of time. When we discuss issues here at blondesense, we are able to put our differences aside and really focus on the issue at hand. That's why I have made my home here. We are all capable of thinking outside of the box.
Could it possibly be that the reason the discussion on this topic never really goes anywhere is because many of us are on the fence here? I, personally, have been straddling on this all along, looking for any insight that might help me take a position.
I feel the socialist inside of me coming out and starting to push me to one side now. In theory, this idea has appeal (if it could happen overnight). But in all practicality, well, that's where I straddle again.
What got me going on this topic is an article that our Peter of LoneTree just sent me this morning:
Debut of the 'amero'.
The People's Republic of China, long lauded by America's enemies as the world's next economic power, will be the country that will force the creation of the `North American Union' (NAU).
The article, of course, references WND Jerome Corsi, who is the "expert" on the subject. Here are his recent words:
North American Union leader
says merger just crisis away
Robert Pastor, a leading intellectual force in the move to create an EU-style North American Community, told WND he believes a new 9/11 crisis could be the catalyst to merge the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
I dug up a recent dialogue on the subject matter from thoughtmechanics that I feel provides great argument on both sides.
Dollar is Dead! Long live Amero!
Also, two pieces from the Fraser Institute,
here and here.
And here we go again!