Canada has no shortage of silly academics. I came across this piece of nonsense penned by The University of Guelph’s own Michael Keefer ; The Harper Government and Canada’s ‘War-on-Terror’ Immigration Policy… here’s an excerpt …
“Two currently ongoing events permit us to define more closely the orientation of this government in relation to immigration issues-and perhaps more generally as well. One is the occupation since February 2006 of contested land at Caledonia, near Hamilton, Ontario, by the people of the Six Nations Haudenosaunee (a situation that may help to remind Canadians that a nation which developed out of colonial settler colonies has large unpaid ethical and material obligations to the indigenous peoples whose lands we have not ceased to appropriate and whose cultures we continue to violate). The other is the arrest on June 2, 2006 in Toronto of seventeen Canadian Muslim men and youths on charges of plotting terrorist atrocities. Both, as it happens, are plausibly connected to Canada’s participation in the Bush regime’s fraudulent and spurious ‘War on Terror.’
Analysis of these unfolding events in relation to the faultlines evident in Stephen Harper’s positions on immigration will suggest, I think, that a government more deeply subservient to the dictates of American geopolitics than were the Liberals of Jean ChrŽtien or Paul Martin is finding it convenient to exacerbate intercommunal hostilities involving both Onkwehonweh or First Nations people and Canadian Muslims. But before proceeding to this analysis, I should explain my reasons for applying what may have seemed disconcertingly strong adjectives to George W. Bush’s ‘War on Terror.’
3. Faking the ‘War on Terror’
The ‘War on Terror’ is spurious because there is strong evidence that the events to which it is purportedly a response-the terrorist atrocities of September 11, 2001-were orchestrated not by Osama bin Laden (whose partisans or minions served, however, as useful patsies), but rather by high-placed elements within the United States government. There are several converging lines of evidence: taken separately, they cry out for investigation; taken together, they appear seriously incriminating.
There have been substantial developments during the past year in the assessment of material, photographic and testimonial evidence relating to the collapses of the three towers of the World Trade Center (the 47-storey WTC 7 as well as the 110-storey Twin Towers). These include scientifically informed analyses which demonstrate the physical impossibility of the official account of the Twin Towers’ collapse,”
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Michael Keefer is a card carryin member of 9/11 Scholars for Truth and a frequent contributor to Global Research founded by Michel Chossudovsky (University of Ottawa Economics Professor) a brother in arms in the fight to establish Canada’s place in the Global Pantheon of Stupidity. Keefer is an associate prof in the English Dept – if you plan on attending U of Guelph stick to veterinary medicine for which U of Guelph is widely respected.