by Rolf Rentmeister (Toronto, Ontario)
The following article appeared in Echo Germanica (March 1994).
In 1968 uberquerte eine Gruppe von ungefahr 150 Westdeutschen den Atlantik, um nach Kanada einzuwandern. Von ihnen blieben nach Berichten vom Toronto Star innerhalb von drei Monaten weniger als ein Dutzend hier. Sie kehrten nach Hause zurück.
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 months. They returned home. The one unique reason for leaving was the extreme Americanism -meaningc apitalism or materialism that they had encountered in Canada. 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
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 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 doesn't exist any more. Germans on the other hand knew very well what Communism meant. After all, if they didn't experience it themselves as citizens of the former GDR, they were accustomed to living right beside the model state of all Communism.
As a matter of fact, many might ask: Why mention Communism at all in conjunction with Canada?
Many Canadians have been painting a beautiful and glorious picture of their country. An idea of a world in which they would like to live. This is understandable as Canadians are truly surrounded by a beautiful landscape. It is also correct to paint an ideal scene toward which one is working to make it come true. But are Canadians really working to reach this ideal?
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 of the ideal world they have been envisioning. They might very well experience a cultural shock like those West Germans, but they have no other country but Canada to return to. With this realization comes the determination that it is time to make changes, to put Canada back on its path to ideals that most Canadians have been hoping for.
How much has Canada changed? To understand it one had to look at Communism.
In an extreme capitalistic society, the group means little and the individual means everything; in an extreme Communistic society the group (country, political apparatus, government, etc.) 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 Mulroney, 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 close to being fully under the control and in possession of the government. Indeed, many Canadians complain that they seem to be working for the government only, especially if the First Minister - as is the case in the province of Ontario at the moment - believes that his government should stand above the wishes of its citizens, or in other words if the government is elevated to the point of being served by the people rather than doing what it was formulated to do: that is, serve the people.
An individual in 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 citizen 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 basically a slave society.
While Communism is fighting a losing cause in Russia, what about Canada?
By now, we have come to realize that somebody is hard at work to create a different version of Canada than the one Canadians have envisioned as the kind of country in which they and theirfamilies have chosen to live. What has this someone or someones been working towards? [our italics]
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. There seems to be no plausible reason why Canadians need to be controlled more thoroughly 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 in the billions of dollars. 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 (which is a favourite hiding place for them) and thus belongs officially 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 that Echo Germanica has investigated the identity of those authorities, it leads to psychiatry and its offsprings. The question Echo Germanica asks is: 'How did psychiatry get into the position of being regarded as an authority for the Canadian government?' Or better still: '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 selected for that position by the Canadian voter?' One has to also ask oneself: what prospects does the future hold if it is being shaped by an agency whose only function is the control of mankind.
When looking at the former Russian regime we see a government which has taken Communistic ideas to the extreme, a government that has consistently used psychiatry to control the last of the free spirits of their society.
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: all we have to do to demonstrate this is to look into the books containing government reports and studies, investigate the people who conducted the studies and who formulated them.
We can now ask: 'Does anyone believe that the aim of psychiatry in bringing the individual totally under its control are different in Canada now than it was in Russia a few years ago?
By Echo Germanica's observation, Canadian politicians are not aware of the dangers in our present system. But how far is Canada away from Communism? It was shocking to hear this Canadian from eastern Europe say: 'Is this why I left my country and came to Canada, just to see the nightmare all rising up again?' He had some difficulty in holding back his tears.
The fact is that some Canadians still have an ideal of their country in mind, but Canada, as we observe it today, has moved further and further away from approaching this ideal. There exists now a vast gap between what Canadians envision as their Canada and the one we actually have at hand.
Viewing all the facts leaves us with an inescapable conclusion: Canadians (and their officials) did not follow their own dream. Someone or some group gave them wrong advice. This group or this someone convinced Canadians that they are the authority to be listened to, and Canadians have been listening to them for a long time.
Is it not time that we began to shape our own future and that we turn away once and for all from those self-constituted false gods whose only legacy has been tears and sorrow by the wayside of our ever faltering pathway through life?