and the Wondrous Dream
by Morley Evans © February 2005
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See: New France

TS EVERY CANADIAN SCHOOLCHILD KNOWS, the French and English competed for North America. Then, with the Battle of the Plains of Abraham at Québec City, British general James Wolfe defeated French general Montcalm in 1759.

This led to the loss of New France to Great Britain and the loss of Louisiana to Spain as the Seven Years War ended (1756 - 63). French control on the North American continent was ended. Then, a few years later, Napoleon reclaimed Louisiana, which he promptly sold to his only ally, the United States, in 1803.

Even before the Revolutionary War, Americans were invading the French controlled "Indian country" west of the Appalachians. As a British officer, the young George Washington ambushed a small French military detail in the woods of western Pennsylvania in 1754. He ignited the Seven Years War — which was, perhaps, the first world war. Though forbidden, American forays continued when the British controlled this "Indian country" after defeating France. Incursions and small settlements became a full scale invasion when the 13 colonies won their independence (thanks to France seeking revenge). Shortly after, Louisiana became part of the United States too (thanks to France and Emperor Bonaparte).

Ironically, when Benedict Arnold invaded Québec at the beginning of the War of Independence (1775), the Québecois did not rise up to join him against the British — who had been the arch enemies of France for 900 years. Why? They stayed home because the British had guaranteed them their language, culture and religion. The Québec Act of 1774, an enlightened way to deal with ancient enemies, is why Canada is not part of the United States and why Québec enjoys its French culture, religion, and language to this day, despite various ways later anglais found to renege on the deal.

The decision of the Québecois to stay with the British makes one wonder how much were the British actually abusing American liberty. The American Empire was not started by George W. Bush in 2001; it was launched before the Revolutionary War began. Perhaps The Wondrous Dream was but one more scheme to advance a junta's own position (read: Society of the Cincinnati). One sees this over and over throughout history — in every revolution, coup d'état, and conquest.

Perhaps, Americans merely gained new masters with their "Independence" and they have never been free. Instead, most Americans are mere pawns of powerful people who endorse filibusters, when it serves their interests, as they wage wars without end while offering sanctimonious lectures on private property, democracy and freedom. They run the world's largest prison system. This is freedom?

Consider this:

Just as Chairman Mao would one day become the new Emperor of China with a revolution "to free the people," George Washington and his successors became the kings of the United States and its nascent empire, with a revolution "to free the people." All revolutionaries have been following in Napoleonic footsteps whatever else they imagined themselves to be doing.

The Declaration of Independence is a dream, and a con. The monster lives!