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Published: March 1994

In 1968 a group of about 150 West Germans crossed the Atlantic to immigrate to Canada. According to the Toronto Star, less than a dozen of them remained here for longer than three month. The rest returned home. The one unique reason for leaving was the extreme Americanism, speak capitalism, they had encountered in Canada. What they called Americanism were scenes like this one: "Excuse me, Sir. Could you give me a light?" "I donít associate with people who canít afford a penny for matches!" as overheard in Toronto. And for most of them, it was the harsh Toronto business world which painted their picture of Canada. What those West Germans had experienced was a cultural shock.

They simply had a few bad experiences. These Germans never got to experience the real Canada of 1968. A Canada with hardly any bureaucracy in government offices, with low taxes, filled with friendly people. A Canada, which we would love to have back right now.

The amazing thing is that this group of Germans was used to being called capitalist pigs across the border which divided their country. In Canada the name calling went into the opposite direction. The worst one could call anybody here was: "You communist pig!" The other amazing thing was that these West Germans could not believe how naive Canadians were in regards to communism.

And this fact has remained. Many Canadians do not seem to know what communism means, and nowadays many even believe that it doesnít exist anymore. Germans on the other hand knew very well what communism meant. After all, if they didnít experience it themselves as citizens of the former GDR, they were accustomed to living right besides the model state of all communism.

As a matter of fact, many of you might ask: Why mention communism at all in conjunction with Canada?

Many Canadians have been painting a beautiful and glorious picture about their country. An idea of a world in which they would like to live. And this is very understandable as Canadians are surrounded by a truly beautiful landscape. Canadians are a great and generous people. It is also correct to paint an ideal scene toward which one is working to make it come true. And one should hold onto it.

But are Canadians really working to reach this ideal scene? Many Canadians don't seem to understand that to make a dream come true they have to work toward reaching the dream they have in mind and instead of just dreaming the dream. And to work to make a dream come true we have to be alert of what really is and remove all obstacles that prevent this dream from becoming reality.

By stepping out of the fairy tale world that has been crashing in on many Canadians more and more frequently in the last few years, they will perceive that somebody must be very hard at work to create the opposite end of the ideal world. They might very well experience a cultural shock like those West Germans, but Canadians have no other country but Canada to return to. With this realization, hopefully, comes the determination that it is time to make changes, to put Canada back on its path toward the ideal scene as most Canadians envision it.

How much has Canada changed? To understand it let's take communism as comparison.

While in the extreme capitalistic society, the group (country, political apparatus, government) means nothing and the individual means everything, in the extreme communistic society the group means everything and the individual means nothing.

In other words, in a communistic society the individual works only to further the goals of the government, political apparatus, the "country". Personal goals and possessions have little meaning and can be controlled or taken away by the communistic government. The individual does not have a job of his choosing but a guaranteed work place.

Under Malroney, Canadian federal employees have already reached that dubious state of having a guaranteed work place. At the same time, high taxes have moved personal goals and possessions very close to be fully under the control and in possession of the government, many Canadians complain that they seem to be working for the government only. Especially, if the Prime Minister as in the province of Ontario believes that this government has the right to stand above the wishes of its citizens and has elevated the government to being served by the people instead of its intended role of serving the people.

An individual in a communistic society, stepping out of the bounds of their rules, will finally be given over to psychiatric institutions to be "controlled" through the typical subhuman way which makes psychiatry so famous. Reports from Russians confirm that this was the most loathed punishment a Russian citizens could experience. All other punishments like prison, Siberian labour camps, etc. paled in comparison. In other words, psychiatry is used by a communistic government as the ultimate control agency if an individual steps out of line. In short, the communistic society is destined to be a slave society.

While communism is fighting a lost cause in Russia, what is happening in Canada?

By now, we have come to realize that somebody is very hard at work to create a different version of Canada than the one Canadians have envisioned as the country in which they and their families want to live. What has this someone or have these someones been working on?

We can only see the results of their workings. First of all, it looks like Canada has the highest number of psychiatrists per capita in the western world. Why? We are not certain. As far as Echo Germanica can determine Canadians are definitely not crazier than the rest of the population of this planet. As a matter of fact Canadians are among the most likeable and most liberal thinking people this planet has to offer. There seems to be no plausible reason why Canadians need to be controlled heavier than other people, unless there is a future plan for the Canadian population. Facts and figures about psychiatry show that its only function is to control people and that it cannot survive on the funding from private citizens. Surveys show that average Canadian citizens do not like psychiatry and want nothing to do with it. Psychiatry survives solely through the funding by the government. The funding of psychiatry through the Canadian government runs into the billions of dollar. These billions of dollars are hard earned taxpayersí moneys. True figures are hard to establish as psychiatry receives funding through many channels. Their funding runs for instance through channels of medical and health services as a psychiatrist has to be a medical doctor (a title used to hide the true profession) and thus he officially belongs to that profession.

Asking a Canadian politician how he or she arrived at the conclusion which he or she is forwarding, the answer is very likely: "I consulted the authorities!" Every time when Echo Germanica insisted on who those authorities were, it led to psychiatry. The question Echo Germanica asks is: "How did psychiatry get into the official, unofficial position of being an authority to the Canadian government?" or better: "Why is psychiatry in a position where it can influence and shape the future of the Canadian society even though it is not liked and has never been elected into that position by the Canadian voter?" One has to ask oneself, what would a future look like shaped by an agency whose only function is the control of mankind.

When looking at the former Russian regime we see a government gone wild with communistic ideas, a government that uses when all other measures fail to crush the last of the free spirits of their society psychiatry. When looking at the present Canadian regime we see a government that allows itself to be run by so-called authorities from the psychiatric field. (Look into the books of government reports and studies. Find out who conducted and wrote them.)

But: "Does anyone believe that the aims of psychiatry of bringing the individual totally under its control are different in Canada now than in Russia then?"

By Echo Germanicaís observation, Canadian politicians are not aware of the dangers in our present system. Mr. Jean Chrťtien and his government have not in mind to enslave the Canadian population. Quite the contrary, just about every politician envisioned somehow the same ideal scene which most Canadians see as their country. Just about every politician wanted to work toward that ideal.

How far is Canada away from communism? It was shocking to hear this Canadian from eastern Europe say: "That is why I left my country and I came to Canada, just to see the nightmare all rising up again." He had a hard time holding back his tears.

Fact is, Canadians still have this ideal scene of their country in mind. Fact is, Canada, as we see it today, has moved more and more away from approaching this ideal scene. There exists now a vast gap between what Canadians envision as their Canada and the one we actually have at hand.

Why?

Viewing all the facts leaves us with an inescapable conclusion: Canadians (and their officials) did not follow their own dream. Someone or a group gave them wrong advise. This group or this someone convinced Canadians that they are the authority to be listened to. Canadians are listening to the wrong advice. The wrong advice was implemented.

Since the gap between reality and the Canadian dream is still widening it is certain that this authority is still giving wrong advice and Canadians are still following wrong advice.

Isnít it time we followed our own advice, shaped our own future and left those false gods whose only proven record are tears and sorrow by the wayside? Isnít it time we start to envision our ideal Canada, renew daily our vision of the ideal Canada. And envision this Canadian dream to become a reality.

Rolf Rentmeister