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Hey understanding of the origin of the idea of anti-SPP people being conspiracy theorists is related to the fact that in the U.S. most progressives have been ignoring the SPP completely and it is actually far-right nutjobs like the John Birch Society and all their ridiculous mumbo-jumbo about world government conspiracies and the Rockefellers conspiring with the Communists and yadda, yadda, yadda, that have been most upset about it. My sense is that the conspiracy theory accusation is an attempt to link legitimate concerns to that nonsense.

That said, I think there is a section of the movement in Canada that is a bit off in their fears...the SPP is a bad thing, no doubt, but I just don't buy that traditional state-based annexation is a likely endpoint. After all, why would they bother with that particular step, given that how the world works today makes it largely unnecessary and the fact that it would cause all manner of grumbling (to say the least) among ordinary Canadians who otherwise are content to ignore politics?

Oh, I fully agree with you on the whole annexation thing. The idea is to extract resources and labour, not to welcome new citizens!!!

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