posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 02:47 PM
originally posted by: bbracken677
a reply to: Vovin
I totally understand, but I am still not in favor of using our resources in a non-profitable deal solely for political gain. Nope...
Our trade balance is negative enough that we should never pass on an opportunity to help it balance out a bit better. We are hemorrhaging
As "liberal entanglement" theory describes, peace and development is carried out by establishing neoliberal economic ties between countries.
For example, my Canadian government is run by neoliberal economists who believe solely in the free market and have worked towards deregulating our
resources for export to economic allies. What this means is that we give up resources, and this economic stability, in order to commit to stronger
alliances with other economic powers who become more dependent on our resources.
Canada has been working with the Americans to create this situation in Ukraine in order to cut off Russian free trade prospects with Europe, so
transatlantic free-trade pacts can be established. Economy and politics are very much connected and under capitalism, governments have to work
towards opening up markets for their corporate interests to dominate.
It is no coincidence that Canada, which hosts the majority of global mining corporations, is aggressively pursuing neoliberal measures in Ukraine,
which has a significant mining and energy extraction industry. Politically speaking, Canada is also working to contain a rival energy-producing
empire, which is Russia.
People claim that Russia is the aggressor in Ukraine, but this is not true. Russia has expanded dramatically in terms of energy production and is
driving the demarcation of the Arctic in order to pursue the extraction of vast energy reserves which would be used to further entangle the Russian
and European economies. American and Canadian meddling in Ukrainian government is a strategic maneuver to counter these prospects and ensure that the
EU is dependent of North American resources, and thus remains a strategic ally.
But this works in Russia's favour in a sense due to BRICS, which consists of the top three industrially developing countries (Brazil, China, India)
that need more and more energy and mineral resources that Russia has to offer. The industrially developing countries of today will be the industrial
leaders of tomorrow, and Russia will be better off forming strategic and economic pacts with such countries.