Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism with Ben Wattenberg (Think Tank)

In large part, Canada has America to thank for our little headache up here with socialism. This neat historical film identifies the “grass roots” of the CCF and the NDP in a well produced and interesting 5 minutes 19 seconds.

There is a marvelous web site for the film, with all kinds of resources: http://www.heavenonearthdocumentary.com/index.html

Visit and enjoy it!  But watch this, first!

TRANSCRIPT

[ Voice of ROBERT BOTHWELL, Author, Canada and the United States: ]

As the Socialist Party faded from the U.S. political scene, some of the farmers who had embraced its ideals would take their politics north, to Canada.

Today, Americans think of Canada as a lot more radical, a more socialist place. But the irony is that Canada’s first socialist politicians, Canada’s first socialist intellectuals, are Americans. And that is something that people today have forgotten. Uh — socialism, when it comes to Canada — in an effective way, is an American import.
 

[ Moderator: ]

Between 1898 and 1915, nearly a million people emigrated from America to Canada. Lured by cheap farmland, most settled in the Western Canadian Provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba: the last North American frontier.

They brought their knowledge of how to wrest a living from the soil, and a set of political convictions rooted in their experience.
 

[ Voice of Robert McMath, Author, American Populism: ]

Farmers in the Prairie Provinces of Canada and the northern Great Plains of the United States all faced similar problems in the early 20th Century. They were all growing wheat. They felt that they were being gouged by the railroads, by the bankers. They felt that the market conditions were working against them.

Rather than seeing this in terms of impersonal market forces, they personalized it and viewed bankers, railroad men, lawyers as the enemy.
 

[ Voice of ROBERT BOTHWELL, Author, Canada and the United States: ]

The way you express your protest at the turn of the Century is, “Hey, wait a minute, why don’t we nationalize these things?”

And from that, as the institutions resist, you move fairly logically and pretty quickly towards radicalism.

And they’re radicalized in Canada in the same way, by the same people, and the same organizations, as they are in the United States. But let me emphasize, these organizations start not in Canada, but in the United States.
 

[ Moderator: ]

Every major U.S. farmer’s organization would resurface in Canada in some form. By the 1920s, these organizations and their successors began to make their voices heard throughout the Prairie Provinces.
 

[ Voice of Robert McMath, Author, American Populism: ]

They were very soon able to influence electoral politics in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, simply by the power of their numbers.

But it’s really not until the Great Depression begins on the Prairies, really in the 1920s, not the 1930s, with drought, with the collapse of the wheat market, that farmers began to contemplate forming their own, independent political force.
 

[ Moderator: ]

In 1932, a new political party emerged from a conference in Saskatchewan, the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. The CCF.
 

[ Voice of ROBERT BOTHWELL, Author, Canada and the United States: ]

The CCF is a kind of Big Bang among radical groups. Radical farmers, socialist labor unions, and radicalized socialist intellectuals, many in the universities, many also in the Protestant churches. And they get together, and they write a platform that calls for the socialization, essentially, of the means of production and the means of finance.

I mean, it’s, it is a classic socialist platform.

The party would later moderate its platform to appeal to a broader base. In 1944, the CCF swept the provincial elections in Saskatchewan, becoming the first socialist government in North America, and leaving a lasting imprint on Canadian politics.
 

[ Voice of ROBERT BOTHWELL, Author, Canada and the United States: ]

Well, CCF stayed in power in Saskatchewan until 1964. And one of its last acts was to bring in a socialized medicine scheme for the Province of Saskatchewan, which they imposed in the early 1960s and which had such tremendous appeal that it actually pushed Canadian politics in that direction later in the 1960s.

The CCF’s ideas were adopted by the governing Liberal party of Canada, amd the Liberals were the ones who finally brought in national medicare in Canada.
 

[ CONCLUSION — Voice of Ben Wattenberg: ]

Socialism found more of a following in Canada than in the United States.

In 1961, the CCF became the New Democratic Party. It is still largely socialist in its convictions, and still a force in Canadian politics.

In America, some of the ideas championed by socialists also found their way into the mainstream. Ideas like unemployment insurance, social security, and the 8-hour work day. But socialism, itself, never took root.

Be sure to join us for the second episode of Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism.

For Think Tank, I’m Ben Wattenberg.

 

What is the FLQ but the Terrorist Wing of the NDP?

Who Is Running The Break-Up Of Canada?
“Liberals” Or NDP Communists?

DIVIDE, CONQUER & OVERTHROW:

NDP plays the “Clarity” game for North American Union. They’ve been doing it for decades: turn the French against the English to break up the country, to dissolve the Constitution of Canada for North American Multicultural Soviet Union.

 

Where does Canada’s “break-up” come from?

It comes from the NDP’s man, Marxist-Machiavellian Trudeau, who promoted the NDP in 1963, and jumped to the Liberals AS A FRONT in 1965, to put Canada on the rails for his Marxist pals.

Trudeau's pro-Soviet magazine, Cité LibreUsing phony “trade deals” to hide the gradual remodeling of Canada for regional union, pending dissolution by phony referendums to “secede” as the means to dismantle Canada for regional union, Trudeau built up his Communist pal René Lévesque.

In the April 1962 issue of his magazine featured in the image at left, Trudeau and a raft of his fellow leftists promote regionalism for Canada as their “alternative” to the “separatism” which they, themselves, have been fomenting underground, creating the ‘problem’ so they could offer their own Marxist-globalist, anti-national, regional ‘solution’.

This begins the Trudeau march toward regional North American Union commenced by him and his own entourage in the 1950s. For, in the decade prior to this issue of Cité Libre, these same Marxists infiltrate Quebec trade unions and their publications, the daily newspapers such as La Presse and Le Devoir, and are encouraged by the federal broadcasting corporation, our outrageous CBC-Radio Canada, which virtually excludes all public opinion which opposes “the Left”. For eyewitness details on that, see my exclusive English translation of a couple of chapters from Robert Rumilly’s 1956 book, “The Leftist Infiltration in French Canada” (L’Infiltration gauchiste au Canada français).

The leftists infiltrated and undermined respectable nationalist institutions, diverting them all to their own leftist ideology, “class struggle” and support of violence and terror to destroy respectable Christian society.

These leftists, exposed by Rumilly, denounced the elected representatives of the French Canadians as “tyrants”. Well, what is their own alternative today? Under Marxist Trudeau’s 1982 coup constitution, which supposedly protects “rights”, a Christian minister, Pastor Mark Harding, has been convicted of “hate crimes” for opposing the advent of Islam in Canada. One of Canada’s new, Soviet-style socialist tribunals then sentenced the Christian pastor to “re-education camp” with a Muslim Imam, to forcibly alter his political and religious views, contrary to his own Christian conscience!

This same gang of Marxists in the 1950s, with the aid of their own Marxist lawyers, went to the Supreme Court of Canada to defend and protect the “rights” of Communists to freedom of conscience and expression. Apparently, now the tide has turned, these same Marxists having seized control of Canada, the new, true “tyrants” do not tolerate official views other than their own.

Meanwhile, back in the mid-1960s, Trudeau’s own pro-Soviet “Cité Libre” writers “quit” that magazine to become the two major FLQ terrorist leaders. One of the two also belonged to Trudeau’s true political choice, the NDP, before he “quit” to lead the terrorists: Pierre Vallières.

The other one, Charles Gagnon, would eventually “quit” the FLQ for the even more radical Maoists, and with Gilles Duceppe whose father was an NDP founding member, Gagnon then wrote for the even more radical magazine “En lutte !” (Struggle !).1

The NDP terrorists’ job: harness the FLQ to support Communist Lévesque and “sovereignty association” — which is the EU system for Canada, and the basis of global government over regional unions.

The NDP, like the CCF before it, has always supported world government; and both the NDP and its renamed version, the CCF, have always been members of the Socialist International, successor to the last Communist International, seeking world government.

Sedition is a criminal act. Sedition occurs when those in office abuse their power to promote or perpetrate unconstitutional acts. Turning citizens against each other is also the crime of sedition. Destroying the country and its lawful constitution is the high crime of treason known as a coup d’état — but you won’t notice who is really doing it, if you can blame it all on Quebec, by maligning its people while seizing and subverting its government.

There is no power to “secede” at s. 92 of the BNA Act, 1867; but that won’t stop a Marxist from infiltrating the Liberals to pretend there is one, any more than it will stop a Marxist from “quitting” the NDP to lead terrorists in demanding it. Thus, the NDP plays both ends against the middle!

And then comes FLQ terrorism: bombings and murders of Canadians, kidnappings, and phony “War Measures” by their man on top who infiltrated Canada for them. Let me underscore it: both major FLQ terrorist leaders came from Marxist-NDP-member-and-candidate Trudeau’s pro-Communist magazine, Cité Libre.2
 

 photo NDP-leader-Michel-Chartrand-backs-FLQ-terrorist-Gagnon_283x150_glare.png
In the midst of which, NDP Leader, Michel Chartrand:

“remained steadfast in his beliefs, and proved it by bailing FLQ leader Charles Gagnon out of jail, paying nearly three thousand dollars of his own money.”

That’s $3,000.00 in the 1960s.

What was the FLQ, if not the terrorist wing
of the Marxist NDP, with its leaders issuing
directly out of NDP’er Trudeau’s pro-Communist magazine?

Is terror a “Liberal” tool or a Marxist NDP tool?

Is “secession” a Liberal tool, or a Marxist NDP tool? Ask William Zebulon Foster, author of “Toward Soviet America” who threatened the USA with “secession” of the southern Black States.

Who but “former” NDP-Marxist-Cité Libre writer-FLQ terrorist leader, Pierre Vallières would falsely and maliciously call French Canada the “White Niggers of America,” thus modeling Quebec and the breakup of Canada on Foster’s Communist threats to use the Negroes in the southern “Black Belt” to split up America.3

Book cover: White Niggers of America by Pierre VallièresThe Liberals are always blamed for trying to annex Canada to the USA. That might be true if you are talking of real Liberals, who always wanted a republic. But it is not true if you are speaking of NDP Marxists who are closet Communists posing as Liberals and seeking North American Communist regional union: the destruction of that Republic, and of Canada.

Terror is not a tool of real Liberals; but it is a standard tool of Marxists, who wish to use it to abolish private property (check your NDP Party constitution, that’s a PLANK – no more private property).

 


“We have no compassion and we ask no compassion from you. When our turn comes, we shall not make excuses for the terror.”
— Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels “Suppression of the Neue Rheinische Zeitung“, Neue Rheinische Zeitung, May 19, 1849.

“Those dogs of democrats and liberal riff-raff will see that we’re the only chaps who haven’t been stultified by the ghastly period of peace.” – Karl Marx to Friedrich Engels (Letter, 25 February 1859).

Vallières entitled his pro-Communist diatribe “White Niggers of America”, adding a subtitle that fails to appear on subsequent big-press editions by McLelland and Stewart: The Precocious Autobiography of a Quebec “Terrorist”.

Vallières put “terrorist” in quotes on the cover, as if this unabashed description of an ignorant man who set out to lead murderers of his fellow citizens is inaccurate.

No greater defamation of parliamentary government could be heaped upon a nation and a people than to allege they are “slaves” in their country. No greater lie could be told than to pretend that French Canadians were “white niggers” and “slaves” in Canada.

The French Canadians in Quebec have always been “masters in their own house” in Confederation. They possessed supreme legislative institutions for their own self-government and protection. Whether they always knew how to use them, or even realized what they had, may be another question. Because if you know what you’ve got, you won’t easily buy the line that you are a “white nigger” and a “slave” in North America.

Moreover, Trudeau himself, arch-Marxist and beguiler, was well aware that French Canadians don’t know their own history and constitution (quite convenient to a Marxist deceiver). Law professor Trudeau admits it in the same April 1962 issue of Cité Libre featured above. Said Trudeau (translation):

“The upshot of all this is that in posing independence as a good thing in itself, an affair of dignity for every “normal people”, we launch the world on a strange war-ship. It has been claimed that any sincere anti-colonialist who wants independence for Algeria must also want it for Quebec. This reasoning contends that Quebec is a political dependency, which is to be ill informed of one’s constitutional history; but even if that were the case …. “

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Footnotes:

1  Notice that today, Gilles Duceppe (ex-colleague of a Cité Libre terrorist) supports good old Communist regional union — underway now. In his 2005 article in French daily, Le Devoir, a paper long ago captured by the Marxists (read Rumilly), Duceppe demands “sovereignty” for Québec in order to protect its interests in the context of regional union.

In fact, regional union cannot be finalized until Canada and Quebec are both destroyed as sovereign entities, and that requires the initial step of a “Yes” in a final referendum to facilitate the “negotiations”. Which is precisely what the FLQ terrorists were created for: to provide an excuse to begin the “negotiations”.

Read my exclusive English translation of Duceppe’s: “For a continental integration respectful of the differences” or his French original: “Pour une intégration continentale respectueuse des différences“.

2  “Le directeur de Révolution québécoise, Pierre Vallières, 26 ans, est alors secrétaire du Syndicat des journalistes de Montréal (C.S.N.) et l’un des dirigeants de la grève en cours à La Presse. Ex-membre du parti socialiste, il a été codirecteur pendant six mois de Cité libre, une revue fondée par des intellectuels libéraux réformistes comme Pierre Elliott Trudeau et Gérard Pelletier pour combattre le régime Duplessis dans les années 50. Quant à Charles Gagnon, le secrétaire de la rédaction, il est chargé de cours en littérature à l’Université de Montréal. Âgé de 25 ans, il a œuvré à Cité libre avec Vallières et est très actif dans le mouvement étudiant.” Source: F.L.Q. Histoire d’un mouvement clandestin (1982) by Louis Fournier.

Translation: The director of Révolution québécoise, Pierre Vallières, is 26 years old, is secretary to the Syndicat des journalistes de Montréal (C.S.N.) (the Montreal journalists trade union), and is one of the directors of the strike underway at La Presse. A former member of the socialist party [meaning the NDP by another name in Quebec], he was a co-director for six months of Cité libre, a review founded by Liberal intellectual reformers such as Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Gérard Pelletier to combat the Duplessis régime in the 1950s. As for Charles Gagnon, a copy-editor, he is a junior lecturer in literature at the University of Montreal. Aged 25, he has worked at Cité libre with Vallières and is very active in the student movement.”

Translator’s note: Trudeau and Pelletier were not “Liberals” at the time they founded their Pro-Soviet Cité libre in the 50s. They were socialists and NDP’ers who modeled their review on the crypto-communist, pro-regionalist magazine Esprit in France which promoted Marxist principles, opposed traditional Christianity, and agitated for regionalism in Europe. Both men jumped to the Liberals in 1965 to use that other party as a front to push forward regional communist union for Canada and North America. You have to know a little before you read Fournier, who is a partisan of the leftist movement.

3  Said Communist author and leader William Z. Foster (pp. 303-304:

“The status of the American Negro is that of an oppressed national minority, and only a Soviet system can solve the question of such minorities. This it does, in addition to setting up real equality in the general political and social life, by establishing the right of self-determination for national minorities in those parts of the country where they constitute the bulk of the population. The constitution of the Soviet Union provides that, “Each united republic retains the right of free withdrawal from the Union.” “The recognition of the right of all nations, irrespective of race, to complete self-determination, that is, self-determination inclusive of the right to State separation.”

Accordingly, the right of self-determination will apply to Negroes in the American Soviet system. In the so-called Black Belt of the South, where the Negroes are in the majority, they will have the fullest right to govern themselves and also such white minorities as may live in this section.

Translator’s note: Ahoy, the double standard. If Negroes are a minority in all of the USA, the white majority is called upon to integrate them and give them equal rights to governance over all, which obviously would result in a quite different society, culture and form of government. However, if whites are a minority in the Black Belt, the Negroes will have the right to govern “over” them in a Soviet America.

In other words, the founding peoples of America, who happen to be white (a bad thing), have no right to preserve their own government and culture against dissimilar minorities. They have no right to ask these minorities to adopt their system. But these dissimilar minorities have an absolute right to subordinate white people to their own Black rule and culture. This is not statesmanship, but double-talk to divide and conquer existing powerful nations and peoples.

The same approach was taken in Canada by Cité Libre terrorist, Pierre Vallières, who chose to identify white French Canadians and Quebec in Canada with the Negroes of the Black Belt in William Foster’s American South.

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"Red" Harper? Canada's Fed Financing Quebec Radical Communists

Original French Title: “PARTI COMMUNISTE” [COMMUNIST PARTY] by Éric Duhaime
Source: http://blogues.canoe.ca/ericduhaime/general/party-communiste/
Original publication and date: Le Journal de Québec, 15 August 2011

A mega-gathering of the radical left will be held this weekend in St-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez, in Lanaudière [Quebec, Canada]. The “17th Alternative Days 2011” presents a shocking program of events.

On the menu, presentations by our local Left, from new president of the CSN, Louis Roy, to the leader of “Project Montreal”, Richard Bergeron, by way of New Democratic [NDP] Neo-MP, Alexander Boulerice, not to forget the representatives of United Quebec, the FTQ and other labour unions.

AS IN CUBA?

What is shocking about this conference on “human rights” is the presence of Leonel Gonzales, coordinator of international relations for the Parliament of Cuba, and Theresita Sotolongo Vicente, Cuba’s Ambassador to Canada.

Guest speaker Gonzalez is former Director of the Workers Central of Cuba, a puppet organization which holds the monopoly over representation of Cuban workers.

Cuba does not recognize the right to collective bargaining, nor to strike. Movements of the self-employed are illegal. The true union leaders are thrown into prison, persecuted, or worse, confined in secret.

Rather than reporting these excesses, the Quebec Left invites the autocrats of the regime to join them in denouncing capitalism, and to sing the communist International under the supervision of Castro’s representative in Canada.

THREE CHEERS FOR CHAVEZ?

That’s not all. The Leftist activists will also listen to Noel Marquez of the Council of Social Movements of ALBA, an organization created by Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro to broadcast their death-to-liberty ideology in Latin America, and which maintains links with terrorist Marxist groups such as FARC and the Shining Path.
"Democratic Partners"
A journalist-student of the Prince Arthur Herald of McGill University moreover revealed last week that the Bolivarian Society of Quebec, a local branch of sympathizers with dictators, holds its regular meetings at the CSN in Montreal.

With their communist comrades, our union activists shut their eyes to abuses of the rights of workers.

I am not alone in denouncing Cuban and Venezuelan anti-trade-unionism; so does the Confederation of International Trade Unions (CSI) of which the CSN is however a member!

CUT, PLEASE!!!

This gathering of communists and of devils’ advocates for the worst dictatorships is organized by International Alternatives, the same organism which financed the Canadian ship for Gaza which never left the Greek islands.

Another workshop of the weekend is called “Against Harper”. If they were consistent, our Leftist friends would also denounce the “subsidies of Harper”.

In recent years, the Federal Government [of Canada] has contributed over 5 million dollars to “Alternatives” under the rubric of — hang onto your seats — “democratic partners”. The Quebec Governement added 1.8 million dollars. And that’s without counting projects currently underway which are costing the Federal Government $769,828 and the Quebec Government $541,340.

And thus our taxes are squandered to fight our democratic and union rights.

Unionized workers, how do you feel about your obligatory union dues being spent to bring in representatives of the torturers of Latin-american trade unionists?

We knew the Quebec Left was against freedom of association for workers. When it participates in circuses like this one organized by “Alternatives”, we must admit that it is against freedom, period.

Éric Duhaime
http://blogues.canoe.ca/ericduhaime/general/party-communiste/

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TEXT OF FRENCH ORIGINAL:

Un méga-rassemblement de la gauche radicale se tiendra ce week-end à St-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez, dans Lanaudière. Les 17e journées alternatives 2011 proposent une programmation qui étonne.

Au menu, des intervention de notre gauche locale, du nouveau président de la CSN, Louis Roy, au chef de Projet Montréal, Richard Bergeron, en passant par le néo-député néo-démocrate Alexandre Boulerice, sans oublier les représentants de Québec solidaire, de la FTQ et des autres syndicats.

COMME À CUBA?

Ce qui choque dans cette conférence sur les droits de la personne, c’est la présence de Leonel Gonzales, coordonnateur des relations internationales du parlement de Cuba et de Theresita Sotolongo Vicente, ambassadrice de Cuba au Canada.

Le conférencier Gonzalez est l’ancien directeur de la Centrale des travailleurs de Cuba, organisation fantoche qui détient le monopole de représentation des travailleurs cubains.

Cuba ne reconnait pas le droit aux négociations collectives, ni à la grève. Les mouvements de travailleurs indépendants sont illégaux. Les vrais leaders syndicaux sont jetés en prison, persécutés ou, au mieux, confinés à la clandestinité.

Plutôt que de dénoncer ces excès, la gauche québécoise invite des autocrates du régime pour dénoncer, avec eux, le capitalisme et chanter l’international communiste, sous la tutelle de la représentante de Castro au Canada.

VIVE CHAVEZ?

Ce n’est pas tout. Les activistes gauchistes écouteront aussi Noel Marquez du Conseil des mouvements sociaux de l’ALBA, une organisation créée par Hugo Chavez et Fidel Castro pour diffuser leur idéologie liberticide en Amérique latine, qui entretient des liens avec des groupes terroristes marxistes comme les FARC ou le Sentier Lumineux.

Un journaliste-étudiant du Prince Arthur Herald de l’Université McGill révélait d’ailleurs la semaine dernière que la Société bolivarienne du Québec, une antenne locale des sympathisants de ces dictateurs, tient ses réunions à la permanence de la CSN à Montréal.

Avec les camarades communistes, nos syndicalistes ferment les yeux sur les abus des droits des travailleurs.
C’est pas juste moi qui dénonce l’anti-syndicalisme cubain et vénézuélien mais aussi la Confédération syndicale internationale (CSI) dont est pourtant membre… la CSN!

COUPEZ SVP!!!

Ce rassemblement de communistes et de suppôts des pires dictatures est organisé par Alternatives Internationales, même organisme qui finançait cet été le bateau canadien pour Gaza qui n’a jamais quitté les îles grecques.

Un autre atelier du week-end s’intitule « Contre Harper ». S’ils étaient conséquents pour deux cents, nos amis gauchistes s’élèveraient aussi contre les subventions d’Harper.

Le gouvernement fédéral a versé, ces dernières années, plus de 5 millions $ à Alternatives à titre de, tenez-vous bien, « partenaire démocratique ». Le gouvernement québécois ajoutait 1,8 millions $. Sans compter les projets présentement en cours qui s’élèvent à 769,828$ avec le fédéral et 541,340$ avec Québec.

Notre argent dilapidée à combattre nos droits démocratiques et syndicaux.

Comment trouvez-vous ça, travailleurs syndiqués, de payer des cotisations obligatoires pour inviter les représentants des tortionnaires d’organisations syndicales latino-américaines?

On savait la gauche québécoise contre la liberté d’association des travailleurs. Lorsqu’elle participe à des cirques comme celui d’Alternatives, on doit constater qu’elle est contre la liberté tout court.

KM/HCC 1 September 2011