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To: The Government of Canada
The Abolition of NATO
Canada must as a "responsible conviction" take a proactive role in the abolition of NATO as its continued existence is an existential threat to world peace and security.
Why is this important?
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This petition is partnered with my earlier petition calling for a binding national referendum on the TPP http://you.leadnow.ca/p/natref-rjb2 as warfare in the 21st century is both economic and military. Where the global corporatocracy cannot take over a country through economic coersion, NATO steps in.
I undertake these petitions because I believe we are a world in crisis. The public have been betrayed by our political and economic elites, especially so as governments have allowed too much of their power to be usurped by the global corporatocracy and they been much too willing to facilitate endless warfare.
Governments have retreated from real governance. Real change will only happen if governments are spurred by activist and informed populations.
We must also bear in mind the old expression “the squeaky wheel gets the grease.” We are not getting our share of the “grease” as governments are endlessly courted by thousands of lobbyists.
This leaves the public interest on the margins. We must become our own lobbyists, in other words, social activists, making our own concerted efforts to influence governments we elect and remind them we are their primary constituents.
An important part of this petition is the "UPDATES" where I post related resource material.
JUST IN-FEATURED UPDATE:
Canada’s Global Affairs Minister Stephan Dion has recently announced the guiding principle of his ministry will be “responsible conviction.” This is a wonderfully ambiguous principle as it can be a mandate for real change or a deception to merely affirm the status quo. In a world that is consumed by endless warfare, a global economic crisis and the urgent need to address climate change dynamically, “responsible” can only be interpreted as addressing these critical global issues head-on with very determined “conviction.”
The need for change has been self-evident and well documented for too long. The need now is for governments to take the leadership and be genuine agents for change. Governments have become increasingly redundant and shirk their obligation to actually govern. They have allowed the global corporatocracy to usurp too much of our sovereignty which is consequently a colossal betrayal of the public interest. Instead of exercising power governments have become acolytes to the real power-the global corporatocracy.
“Responsible convictions” should be a manifesto for shaping our country’s future which means addressing critical issues that left unaddressed will shape a future not necessarily to our liking. We can be passive bystanders swept over in a turbulent world or proactive contributors. Being “proactive contributors” becomes a very worthy adjunct to “responsible conviction.”
If the minister is really sincere in his desire to exercise "responsible conviction" the abolition of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is a good starting point.
THE ORIGIN OF NATO
NATO was founded as defense alliance to protect western Europe in 1949. When the Cold War ended in 1989 with the collapse of the USSR, NATO should have been disbanded; instead it became an agent of US imperialism and facilitates America's ability to pursue endless warfare and global hegemony.
We are well into Cold War II and many geopolitical observers maintain we are actually fighting WWIII. It is a brutal irony that NATO, a one time defense alliance from Cold War I still exists, and is a menacing force in Cold War II.
It is a stunning indictment of failed Western leadership that NATO, a holdover from Cold War l still exists, and has mutated into an enemy undermining the populations it was originally meant to protect.
Europe is paying an unconscionable price fighting wars in support of American imperialism, absorbing the millions of refugees spawned by these wars and participating in economic sanctions against the likes of Russia that debilitate their own economies.
The existence of NATO in its present form not only undermines the peace and security of Europe it is a global cancer dedicated to berserk militarism and endless warfare. NATO and EU leaders can no longer afford to cower in the shadows of,and be lackeys to a failing empire-An empire that is ruthlessly self-serving at the expense of other countries.
NATO accounts for over 65% of global annual military expenditures. Trillions of dollars have been squandered fighting illegal wars and flooding the world with an endless supply of armaments. Dollars we should be spending elsewhere!
NATO and EU vassal states must indeed start showing some “responsible convictions.” To do otherwise they continue to be derelict in their duty and are complicit in endless warfare and the ongoing betrayal of their populations.
The continued existence of NATO is turning into global fascism. For too long it’s mutation has been ignored. Now it has become an existential issue for mankind.
The unipolar world has been an unmitigated disaster and now we must start on the long road back to building a vigorous multilateralism where there is respect for international law, respect for the sovereignty of nation states, and a willingness to end our addiction to endless warfare and militarism.
The abolition of NATO is an essential first step to world peace and security and must be vigorously pursued as a “responsible conviction.”
How it will be delivered
There is no fixed deadline on this petition. It will be presented to Parliament when there are sufficient signatures to have significant impact.