posted on Oct, 4 2007 @ 09:58 PM
OK guys, I've read the entire post and still shake my head at some of the comments. I don't think that the US is evil, but it is easy to see why it
can be seen as that.
Being a Canadian with 40 some years under my belt, I've had an opportunity to see the US at work. What they do isn't evil, as much as self centered
and bullying. The powers that be in the US take a veiwpoint and decide that it is correct no matter what. Then they enforce that veiwpoint with what
ever force is required to make it a reality. Canada gets the blunt edge of that force alot, and Mexico is experiencing it as well.
Starting in the 50's the US has worked hard to keep industrial power out of the hands of it's neighbours, prefering us to be resource based
economies. When we made strides in an area that they claimed as their own, they use whatever means and threats necessary to stifle them. A.V.Roe
builds the worlds best aircraft- US pressure and threats shut down the project and US headhunters hire the now unemployed workers. Canadian auto
plants doing better than American counterparts- the big three close most Canadian plants. Canadian Crown corporations provide services at less cost
than American utility companies- pressure on Canada to break monopoly and allow US firms into the country. Privatization ensues, with an increase in
prices and decrease in service. Lumber companies in the US running low on timber, and can't break into Canadian Crown lands- NAFTA forced on us and
now there are no Canadian companies to speak of in the lumber industry.
The list is long and disgusting. The US hasn't done a fair trade with Canada in the last hundred years. And because politicians can be bought or
cowed into submission, you aren't likely to see the Canadian government taking a hard line stand anytime soon.
And for those US guys out there who don't know it, we are the most dangerous nation in the world for you to invade. All we have to do is wait until
winter time and start closing valves and opening switches. We supply most of the electrical power and natural gas for the northern half of the US. 24
hours without power and heat in january would cause a huge toll on your population and infrastructure. Not to mention removing your troops from
Canada, as they were recalled to aid the civil powers in trying to save as many people as possible.
No, I don't think that the US is evil, just shortsighted and arrogant.