I’ve heard a few things recently about the “Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America” that is being created – allegedly something along the lines of a super-NAFTA. It apparently also involves a super-highway from Mexico, through the US, and up into Canada to increase trade. For the more conspiratorial minded, it involves the loss of US power to a “North American Union” akin to (if not more powerful than) the EU.
Then I heard about some new hologram on the North Carolina drivers licenses that supposedly supports this – and what do you know, World Net Daily has an article about this hologram. On the right is the hologram that appears on the back of North Carolina drivers licenses. Just for comparison, there’s a picture (not on the licenses) of the logo for the “Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America”.
See how similar they are? No? Hmm. They’re both images of North America, I have to give them that. I just don’t see it as anything more than that. And those holograms of the globe that appeared on Visa cards years ago? I don’t think those holograms are a secret sign that the UN is about to take control of the nations of the world and the world’s economy, either.
Okay, so the AAMVA (American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators) is involved in creating the hologram, and they are involved in promoting uniform driving laws across different states and provinces, and are also involved in advocating drivers licenses that can be uniformly identified as authentic (e.g. a California police officer can recognize a Vermont license as an official, non-forged document). But, WND is wrong when they say:
“The hologram looks exactly [like] the map of North America that is used as the background for the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America logo on the SPP website,” Gheen told WND.
They’re not exactly alike. According to the article, Marge Howell, spokeswoman for the North Carolina DMV, says, “It’s a security element that eventually will be on the back of every driver’s license in North America” and “The goal … is to get one common element that law enforcement throughout the continent can look at on all driver’s licenses and tell that the driver’s license is an official document.” Interesting stuff, but I’m not quite sure what this has to do with “a plan by bureaucrats and trade groups that act like bureaucrats to little by little transform us into a North American Union without any vote being taken and without explaining to the U.S. public what they are doing”. I can understand that the SPP might benefit from security devices on all drivers licenses (to help international trucking), I’m just a bit unclear how they jump from [security device used across North America] to [America being subsumed into a North American Union]. I suppose once you’ve accepted the latter as fact, you can’t help but see the former as part of that.
And, as a side note, I thought this was an odd addition to the article – this paragraph appeared in the middle of the article without any segway or transition:
In 2006, WND reported Pastor Rios Sanchez, 55, an illegal alien, was accused of killing three people, including two North Carolina State University students and a 26-year-old, while driving drunk.
I can only guess they wanted to stir-up some anti-illegal alien sentiment, but it doesn’t fit in the article at all. Did they just want to remind people that drunk-driving Mexicans are dangerous? Maybe the author was hoping to say something more about it, but didn’t, and then forgot to remove the paragraph from the article? It reminded me a little bit of the Saturday Night Live’s ‘subliminal man’ character (YouTube link).