What’s a supposed populist and grass rooter like Reform Party leader Preston Manning doing attending the secretive , New World Order quarterback club called the Bilderberg Conference. This annual high-powered, invitation-only meeting was held this year at the Turnberry Hotel in Ayrshire, Scotland, May 14-17. (Spotlight, June 1, 1998) Other Canadians attending this meeting were publishing magnate Conrad Black and Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Stephane Dion. Other participants included former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Henry R. Kravis, founding partner Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co., Evelyn de Rothschild, chairman N.M. Rothschild & Sons, and David Rockefeller, chairman of the Chase Manhattan Bank. In his autobiography, A Life in Progress [available from C-FAR Books for $12.00], Conrad Black confesses: “Not having very satisfactory recollections of school days, nor being a very enthusiastic or observant university alumnus, Bilderberg has been the closest I have known to that sort of camaraderie.” (p.279) He also explains how he first was recruited into Bilderberg. “In May, 1981, thanks to [former Liberal Finance Minister] Don Macdonald and Tony Griffin, I attended the first of many annual Bilderberg meetings. … Don was a member of the Sterling Committee and Tony on the advisory board of the Bilderberg meetings and they had the authority to invite Canadian attenders. This group was set up in the mid-fifties by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands and was designed to strengthen understanding between prominent people in the North Atlantic community. … About 120 or so people meet. … They normally include senior officials of the governments of all the countries represented, with a wide swath of enlightened business, academic, media and military leaders.
There was also always a group of international officials, led by the NATO secretary general and military commander.” (p.278-279) Black makes another intriguing comment about the role of the Bilderbergers in his life: “Providentially, the world became more accessible for me as Canada became less commodious. It was from Bilderberg that our company’s eventual vocation as an international newspaper organization arose.” (p.280) By 1987, Black had moved up in the Bilderberger hierarchy. “As Don Macdonald had retired from the Steering Committee of Bilderberg, it was principally my task to choose the Canadian attenders; one member of our group was Norman Webster, editor of the Globe and Mail.” (p.384)
Professor Calls Bronfman Tax Free Exodus “Grievous Tax Avoidance”
Ordinary Canadian salary serfs have federal and provincial taxes gouged directly out of their pay cheques. there’s no hiding from the rapacious taxman. However, if you’re the well connected Bronfman family, the booze dynasty established by old bootlegger Sam Bronf- man, another set of rules apparently apply. “Revenue Canada committed ‘grievous tax avoidance’ by allowing a wealthy Canadian family to move a $2.2-billion family trust out of the country tax-free, a tax expert testified [July 9 in Winnipeg]. Neil Brooks, a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, said the decision, which forfeited about $700-million in tax, sets a dangerous precedent. … The family involved has not been identified under confidentiality rules, but the Globe and Mail identified the trust as belonging to Montreal’s Bronfman family.” (Globe and Mail, July 10, 1998) Family member Edgar Bronfman heads the World Jewish Congress and is currently involved in a crusade to shake down the Swiss banks for moneys allegedly left in accounts by Jews before and during World War II and suddenly remembered now more than half a century later. If caring for his impoverished co-religionists was such a high priority, Bronfman might donate the windfall $700-million plus that should have gone to the Canadian government.
CIDA Sends $400,000 for Burkina Faso Election
The foreign aid crazies of the 1960s may have grown a little paunchy and grey in their CIDA jobs, but that doesn’t stop them from meddling and hurling money around. Keeping in mind that B.C.’s NDP government is refusing a referendum to its people over the latest land and money giveaway to the Nisga’a an keeping in mind, too, that our parliament regularly ignores the will of the Majority on such matters as immigration and capital punishment, it would seem that we ought to be implementing democracy here at home rather than showing the people of Burkina Faso how to do it. “Burkina Faso is a nation of 11 million people with a per-capita income of about $300 a year, so poor there are only a few hundred television sets in the whole country. Granted independence from France in 1960, it has served much of its time under military rule. The current president Blaise Campaore, came to power in 1987 in a bloody uprising….. Mr. Campaore has sought to give himself an aura of democratic legitimacy. He held a presidential election in 1991, but no one bothered to run against him and only one quarter of those eligible turned out to vote.” (Globe and Mail, July 8, 1998) He muzzles the media and crushes opposition demonstrations. “Enter Elections Canada and the Canadian International Development Agency. Canadian officials, known for their expertise and lack of political baggage, have helped run elections in more than 80 countries. And Canada, like other rich nations, now uses aid to promote ‘democratic development and good governance’ as well as for food and water pumps. (That doesn’t mean Canadian aid goes only to democracies. China is number one on our gift list.) … Of the $400.000 earmarked for Burkina Faso, half will be used to send Canadians there to help computerize voters’ lists. One quarter will pay for officials from the country’s election commission to come to Canada for training. The rest will be handed out by CIDA’s staff in Burkina Faso to civic groups that provide information about how to vote. Burkina Faso’s share of Ottawa’s aid budget is growing. It got $20.13-million in 1995-96, 8 per cent more than the previous year, and ranked 25 among Canadian aid recipients.”
Russia Sinking to African Levels of Corruption and Poverty
Gangster oligarchy and intractable corruption are giving free enterprise a bad name in Russia and mark the descent into wretched poverty and a plummeting health standards of this once great European power. “There is no reasonable measure by which Russia deserves another $20-billion handout. The only evidence which exists proving the western orientation of the Russian government is the political, military and business elites’ ability to ape the lavish lifestyles of the West’s most rich and famous. As has been widely noted everywhere but in Russia itself, the sole reason that this country has done far better with its begging bowl than South Korea or Indonesia is that it has lots of nukes. The sub-text is that while it may be bootless to give Russia another penny, there is a growing fear abroad that if Boris Yeltsin’s allegedly reformist regime is deposed it would be followed by an even more incompetent, undemocratic administration which might give the West greater trouble over Iraq, Iran and Kosovo and might be more overt about nuclear blackmail.
About the only thing that Western leaders, diplomats or bankers cannot conceive of is that the next Russian government might be more corrupt. … Drawing parallels between Russia and Africa may be mean, but it is not too farfetched. Weather aside, the Dark Country and the Dark Continent have a lot in common. Both Russians and Africans prefer to blame foreign devils for their troubles rather than accepting that it is largely domestic thievery that keeps them on their knees. No one takes responsibility for anything in either place. Nor is the public able or willing to hold their leaders accountable. As in Nigeria or what used to be called Zaire, Russians at the top of the feeding chain plunder state assets without compunction or hindrance. Like their African brothers, they launder their ill-gotten lucre in Switzerland, Cyprus, the Channel Islands and the Caymans. They also compete with each other for properties in choice districts of London, Paris and Geneva and for places for their sons and grandsons in British private schools where the idea is to turn little boys into proper English gentlemen. As in Africa, there is good, often excellent medical care available to the chosen few in Russia. Otherwise, public health standards here are becoming African-like. The number of new AIDS cases in Russia is ascending to Central African levels. The average lifespan of Russian males is descending to sub-Saharan numbers. That scourge of Africa, cholera, has been reported again in Moscow this summer and is a regular hazard across the Russian south. Tuberculosis and other diseases are on a rampage in both places. The water and electricity supply in many Russian cities is as dodgy today as it is in Kinshasa or Mogadishu.
Because bills aren’t paid, some places in the Far North and the Far East and much of the African interior don’t have any electricity at all. Amin, Bokassa and Mobutu have their twins in the despots who rule Kalmykia, Chechnya and Bashkortostan. Yet, another similarity is the penchant of politicians and bureaucrats in Moscow and almost every African capital to treat themselves to top-of-the-line Mercedes limousines and four wheel drive monsters with darkened windows as well as fabulous houses built with state funds or labour. The average wage in Russia is still higher than it is in Africa, but not by much. And as in Africa, many workers get paid late if they get paid at all. There is no proper measure of unemployment in either place. Street beggars are a routine part of quotidian life. So are queues outside American consulates of those seeking visas to the Promised Land. Russia and Africa share policemen on the take who have little interest in solving crimes. Senior army officers strut around in smart costumes loaded down with medals, but command armies not capable of much except the ham-fisted suppression of dissent at home. (Toronto Sun, July 27, 1998)
Federal Sneaks Plan More Gun Confiscations
A disarmed citizenry is absolutely vital for the masters of the New World Order. A population unable to defend itself is far easier to handle even when they finally realize they’ve been the victims of immigration invasions for cheap labour or that they’ve been hooked up to some form of global plantation. “The same day that Garry Breitkreuz (Reform — Yorkton-Melville) leaked a letter from the Canadian Police Association (CPA) condemning the Justice Department for massive violation of property rights, the Saskatchewan MP was informed his private member’s bill (C-304) to strengthen property rights in federal law was selected for debate in Parliament. ‘This letter from the police demonstrates why property rights need to be strengthened in federal law exactly as my bill proposes. The government obviously thinks that just because property rights were intentionally left out of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms they can run roughshod over this most fundamental of human rights,’ said Breitkreuz. The CPA letter confirmed that Justice Department officials informed the Minister’s own User Group on Firearms that, despite their protests, the government will proceed with plans to confiscate (without compensation) 20,000 to 30,000 legally-owned handguns banned and based primarily on the ‘opinion’ of the Minister of Justice under the authority granted by Bill C-68, the Firearms Act. The banned firearms are part of the lawfully acquired inventory of hundreds of registered firearms dealers in Canada. … Breitkreuz explained the government is: (1) Violating these citizens’ common law protection of property rights which have existed since the Magna Carta first codified this fundamental right; (2) Violating the property rights provisions of the Canadian Bill of Rights and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and (3) Proceeding contrary to a number of Supreme Court decisions and legal precedents regarding property rights. ‘Property rights are natural and fundamental and based on hundreds of years of common law. The only legal protection in federal law rests in the Canadian Bill of Rights,’ reported Breitkreuz, ‘and the government’s action prove that even this limited protection needs to be strengthened.” (News Release from Garry Breitkreuz, June 5, 1998)
14 Bed Field Hospital is Best Medical Facility in Haiti
Haiti has had its independence since 1805. Black power has ruled. Yet, ” they have every imaginable ailment, from oozing lesions to cancerous tumours. The only medical care they can count on comes from a handful of American soldiers still in Haiti nearly four years after the U.S. military intervention. Neither Haiti’s state hospital nor its elected government, restored to power by U.S. troops in 1994, can afford to treat them. Every Wednesday, residents of Pele — one of the worst slums in the Western Hemisphere — line up at the Missionary Brothers of Charity school to wait under the boiling sun to be treated by medics attached to the U.S. Support Group. Raymonde Pierre-Gustave’s pelvis was crushed when she got pinned between two trucks. The 34-year-old spent three days at the State University Hospital before she was kicked out — untreated. They said no doctor was available and that there was nothing the matter with me,’ Pierre-Gustave said, lying painfully on a bench in the courtyard while waiting to be seen by U.S. Army medics. …About 75 percent of Haiti’s 7.2 million people live in absolute poverty, and 40 percent have no access to modern medical care. The State University Hospital, which caters to the urban poor, has a 30 percent mortality rate. … The contrast between the impeccable, air-conditioned tent that is the field hospital and the grisly shantytowns the patients come from is striking. Wounds fester and gangrene sets in. Unset broken bones cripple the injured. Foetuses that die in the womb aren’t removed, and their mothers die. That is the rule, not the exception, Maj. James Swenson said. “The living standard here is unimaginable to people back home,” he said.” (The Associated Press , July 26, 1998) So, the U.S. Army helps. Where are all the rich Nigerian oil multimillionaires or the rich U.S. negro entertainers (Whoopi Goldberg, Bill Cosbie) or sports stars (Magic Johnson, etc.) to pass the hat or contribute to better the lot of their fellow blacks?