Deutsch at Carleton:  Integration to Strengthen States

Category:  Historical Reprints
Source:  “Deutsch at Carleton:  Integration to Strengthen States” by Jacquie McNish, The Charlatan, organ of the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) Inc., ISSN 0315-1859, June 1976


A globalist from Harvard — Karl W. Deutsch — was preaching world unity at Carleton University in 1976, apparently without opposition from anyone in the student body.  Furthermore, his approach to world integration is Lenin’s approach (vol. 19, Collected Works):  don’t force it.  Let it happen naturally.  Of course, it can’t really be “natural”, forces must be triggered, others must be held at bay, to achieve world integration.

The question we haven’t heard is, when did the billions of people who are being integrated, get a say?  When did they decide to give up their nations, their self-government and their political systems?  And to whose benefit?

Deutsch says he is part of an “information revolution”.  By this, he no doubt means he is informing you of what’s being done in your best interests without your consent, while schmoozing you to accept it.

By “advocating larger, stronger states as the grounds for integration and unity,” Deutsch seems to have implied the forming of so-called trade blocs, such as the European Economic Community.  That’s another plank of Lenin.  Also, it’s evident that whoever gave the title to the Deutsch piece, “Integration to Strengthen States,” got it backwards.  What Deutsch had said was, strengthen States in order to integrate them.  If you integrate them, you are not “strength­ening” them, you are eliminating them to produce something new.

What I found most interesting, however, in this item, is the point that multinational corporations in fact promote global merger.  When your attention is drawn to the fact, it becomes obvious.  It also becomes an interesting avenue for the nation state to preserve its independence by outlawing multinational corporations on its territory.  In essence, these trans-national units are the nub of a self-constituted and expanding foreign power, whose goal is to siphon off the power of the States which give legal birth to them.

Trans-national corporations have a special place in the heart of the Socialist International (Sao Paulo 2003), who view them as progressively acquiring part of the State’s “discretionary capacities” (i.e., sovereignty).  The goal of the Socialist International is world government.  Therefore, there seems to be not only a merger going on, but a transfer of national sovereignty, which in the end is the power of the people of the States, who are not being asked for their approval in handing it over.  Instead, power and sovereignty are being taken from the peoples of the world like candy from a baby, with the aid of “information revolutionaries” like world-government scion Deutsch at Carleton.

Deutsch at Carleton:

Integration to Strengthen States

By Jacquie McNish

“There is less need to force integration today, as economic interdependence is a modern fact.  One of the great secrets of integration is not to force it,” said Karl W. Deutsch.

Lecturing in Theatre B Friday October 15 Deutsch, referred to as one of the twentieth century’s most important political theorists, combined an hour of wit and sincerity with his knowledge of international systems.

Deutsch’s topic, one of many in his tour of Canadian universities, was national and international integration.

The main thrust of his lecture was the need to integrate small states with large states to prepare them for universal integration.

Discussing the growing in­dependence of smaller states Deutsch said, “It is almost impossible to merge modern sovereign states as they resent the powers of strange and alien states.”

Deutsch is a professor of government at Harvard University.  He said he is part of an “information revolution” to increase knowledge and un­derstanding of political systems to solidify the future.

Illustrating the need for education, Deutsch opposed traditional means of integrating states such as economic dependency, merging, functionalism and multi-national corporations.  Instead, he ad­vocates the need for strengthening states.

According to Deutsch, “We operate best not by downgrading the individual but by building him up, therefore the larger and more powerful states will be more capable of advancing and integrating.”

Using Scandinavia as an example, Deutsch underlined the importance of the state’s ability to determine its own fate.  Deutsch said, “Scandinavia is an example of interdependence with each state retaining the ability to determine its own fate.”

In the space of one hour, Deutsch presented an un­pretentious formula for the future, based on reserve of colourful analogies and specific empirical data.

Although Deutsch was illustrating the present in­ternational situation as one of small separate and sensitive states, his optimism prevailed when advocating larger, stronger states as the grounds for integration and unity.  This is his proposal for a solid future.


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