A film by Bryan Law and Dan Dicks United We Fall is a documentary about the North American Union that is being developed right now between Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
For years this topic has been debated in the news and in political circles as being a possible future for North America. In recent years, the mood has shifted and a rift is developing between those who want a Deeply Integrated North American Community, and those who wish to retain their national sovereignty. This film takes a look at both sides by interviewing both insiders and activists who have been at the heart of this heated debate. The film also looks to the broader agenda of building a world government and its implications.
Source: Kitchener Truth
I have mixed feelings about this film. While it presents both sides of the argument to some extent, it is clearly weighted towards to the thesis that incrementally deeper integration of the North American economy is merely the first step towards the establishment of a nefarious “New World Order” or domination of all countries under the rule of “one world government” of some kind which is essentially nothing but a front for oligarchic fascism. Once it veers into the territory of Alex Jones and his kooky, conspiracy-minded ilk in this way, the film loses much of its credibility – for me at least.
Perhaps I’m mistaken, but it seems that the fears engendered by those who dread an incipient “New World Order” are predicated on the assumption that its advocates are villainous “evildoers” (for lack of a better word) bent on nothing short of the enslavement of people throughout the world. And yes, this is a word dropped frequently during the film, along with literal expressions of the concept by way of the repeated depictions shown of slaves building the Egyptian pyramids (which we now know to be an inventive falsehood, it should be noted). Not only does this appear to be a ridiculous notion on its face, but also one that has no tenable foundation in economic reality (i.e., historically, slave economies are unsustainable and prone to catastrophic collapse).
Another contention that is fundamentally absurd is the idea voiced by a number of the activists in the film that a “one world government” would somehow beget “one religion”… It is simply inconceivable that such a development could ever take place. People may be willing to gradually surrender political or economic rights to supranational organizations for practical reasons of economic necessity, but it’s highly doubtful that the profoundly irrational tenets of their particular creed’s faith would be relinquished to a homogeneous secular authority without an epic fight to the death.
This, above all, perhaps reveals most clearly the fantastic, completely unrealistic nature of the fears expressed by those agitating against an imagined “New World Order” or some other lurking phantasm of global oppression.
Which isn’t to say, of course, that there doesn’t already exist a vast array of self-serving Corporatist forces busily seeking to consolidate their power and influence over governments around the world, to subvert so-called “democracies” in any way possible through various quasi-legal means of graft and corruption, or to intricately manipulate the exercise of legislation to their profitable advantage… But the idea that there exists a well coordinated conspiracy to achieve their ends on a global basis through the permanent establishment of a NWO is more than a bit far-fetched.
If anything, paranoid extrapolations of this kind serve as detriments, undermining what are otherwise quite legitimate concerns about water and energy rights, the negative implications of issues such as the “Security and Prosperity Partnership” or for that matter, the comprehensive free trade in goods and services with the EU currently being negotiated by the Harper government, amongst other things.