Tuesday, December 27, 2011

the NAU is coming for you

what i've never understood about north american union-based conspiracy theories, is why a single country comprised of a merged u.s., canada and mexico would be so scary. obviously, if the resulting country were an oppressive dictatorship, that would be scary. but that's because i don't want to live under a dictatorship, not because the geography would include places that are currently in mexico and canada. i equally don't want to live under a dictatorship whose borders are limited to the current 50 states. similarly, if the u.s., canada, and mexico were to become a single country and that country ended up being a place with a democratic government and economic prosperity, i would be happy to live there.

the bottom line is i don't want to live under a dictatorship or an impoverished country no matter what georgraphic territory it includes. so if you're going to dream up a scary conspiracy theory, why not just have it be about poverty or political oppression? there's really no need to bring borders into the mix. i just don't find different borders by themselves all that frightening.

that is also how i feel about those one-world government conspiracy theories.