Detained for “Wrong-Think”: Canadian Border Guards Seize Books from Monika Schaefer
26 Friday Apr 2019
Upon returning from the United States of America on 24 April 2019, I was detained by the Canadian Border Guards in the Calgary airport for three hours.
Three Border Guards spent those hours perusing through my possessions, especially the books that I was carrying in my small suitcase. They were looking for “hate propaganda”.
The five books which they seized from me for further inspection are the following:
- Government by Deception by Jan Lamprecht
- Mystery Babylon: New World Unveiled Vol 1 by Eli James & Clay Douglas
- The Great Inpersonation – The Mask of Edom by Pastor Eli James
- The Commission by Richard Barrett
- Bungled: “Denying the Holocaust” by Germar Rudolf
Jan Lamprecht’s book was published in 2002 and has never had any complaints against it nor any bans on sales, whether in South Africa or America or any other place where it has been sold. Government by Deception is a critique of the black South African government, yet no black person, nor anybody else, has ever complained to the author. It was sold in several branches of the Exclusive Books chain in S. Africa, as well as through the online book distributor Amazon for a number of years. It was not taken down by any distributors.
The Commission I know very little about, it was given to me by acquaintances, and I was intending to do my own research by reading it.
Germar Rudolf’s Bungled: “Denying the Holocaust” is a book I had taken with me from home to read on the airplane. I had read 2/3 by the time of seizure. It is a scholarly analysis and critique of Debra Lipstadt’s book “Denying the Holocaust”, nothing more, nothing less. Rudolf points out statements made by Lipstadt and discusses her sources or lack thereof.
The two books by Pastor Eli James are about religion and religious views. Will the Bible be next on a “danger” list?
I happened to be carrying the Quran in my suitcase – it was given to me by a street preacher in Union Square New York City a few days earlier. I intended to check for myself some of the allegations about the Quran and learn first hand what all the fuss was about. This book they did not touch, though it clearly does have sections which incite hatred and preach violence. Many examples can be found online, and now that I have the physical book in hand, I can verify. Here is just one example:
5:33 Those that make war against God and His Messenger and spread disorder in the land shall be put to death or crucified or have their hands and feet cut off on alternate sides, or be banished from the country. They shall be disgraced in this world, and then severely punished in the Hereafter..
These Border Guards were looking for “hate propaganda”. Setting aside for the moment the meaninglessness of that term, how is it that single copies of books in my personal possession are deemed harmful or dangerous to anyone? What I choose to read is my business and no one else’s. It is not as though I were importing commercial quantities of books. We seem to have reached the stage where we are being dictated what to think, let alone what to say. This is Wrong-Think in George Orwell’s world of 1984.
Contrast this harassment of those of us who question the “politically correct” version of history to the mainstream teaching about Karl Marx (birth-name Moses Mordecai Marx Levy). Considered to be the “father of Communism”, Karl Marx published the Communist Manifesto in 1848. I do not recall having learnt at school or university that Communism was an evil system which resulted in the murder of countless millions of people, nor did I learn that it was a Jewish endeavour. I recall having been left with a generally benign impression of Communism from my mainstream education. Would these Border Guards have passed over the Communist Manifesto, were it to be found in my suitcase?
Is there a list of forbidden books that has been issued by the Canadian Government? It is doubtful. These three guards were having a terribly difficult time determining whether my books met their “hate propaganda” threshold. They leafed through them over and over, hummed and hawed uselessly. They decided to send them to Ottawa for someone else to make the determination. I suggested to them that they would receive a good education by reading the books themselves. However I also informed them that I did not consent to their actions.
The authorities seem to be in a panic about Truth being revealed and the general Awakening that is coming. The fact that they are so afraid of a few books that Monika Schaefer carries in her suitcase, shows how far down the road of total tyranny we have gone. Communism seems to be upon us. In Bolshevik Russia people were shot for having the wrong books. Let us pray that our present trajectory change course quickly, or we could end up at that point in the not-too-distant future.
I could not have imagined this when I was growing up in a seemingly utopian world in which they told us we had total freedom of speech and freedom of the press in our perfect democracy.