I have a story to share and the reason I am putting it into Global Meltdown is because the incident stems from the deterioration of the Constitution
and freedoms/Rights in the US thus leading into Global Meltdown. Mods, you know the drill. If it doesn't fit, move it.
Yesterday at about 3 in the afternoon a couple walked into my take-out place and said they heard the food was good. (not news to me
)Wanted to try
it. After asking if they were from around the area they stated that they were from the US (an hour away) and this was their first visit to Canada. Of
course I say "Welcome to Canada!"
Normally, them coming to our little town wouldn’t on the strange side but as I live in a town of about 3,000 people and there are so many beaches,
mountains, lakes etc within an hour that to me would be the better places to be as a 1st time visitor to Canada. A few hours from Vancouver even. (Not
that I recommend that trash pit)
Anyhoo...We get to talking as strangers often do and I sell them some sausage rolls, cinnamon buns, sweet potato bread and a few other items that they
hadn’t tried before. And we start talking about the US and the upcoming elections. Uh-oh...Dangerous ground here...
I have to say here that when you live in Canada and meet Americans, the number one topic to dance around is Politics. It's a touchy subject and
rightly so these days. At least until you can gain an insight into their leanings and whether they are open minded or just the RAH-RAH GO AMERICA type
that doesn't want a conversation and some input even less. Hey, we have the same here in Canada.
So as we are talking and I'm skirting the subject (I’m an avid ATSer and you know I just have to take a stab...
) I decide to start talking
about the food they bought and are now eating. “How is it folks?” Glad you like it... “ “Oh and BTW, we try to buy all non GMO ingredients
here and strive for Organic as much as possible...BAM! The gates open wide!
“You know about GMO and Monsanto?” they ask. Of course I do. In fact I might be the most knowledgeable here in our small town and I try to educate
my customers every once in a while. “What do you think about them?” comes the question. WELL...I let them have it! “I think they are the most
vile, unethical, morally bankrupt corporation on the planet.” To put it lightly...
And then the flood gates opened even further. We started talking about the upcoming elections, Monsanto, Egyptian Spring, OWS, NWO, DHS, TSA and a
plethora of other topics I am so fond of. And I find myself surprised that not only do they not know as much as I would expect on the election fraud
issue, Libya, Iran etc, but they are not turning away. They are eager to listen and learn.
After awhile, I learn that their son has been trying to educate them on OWS and calls it “Anarchy” but in a good way.
Nicely put. They are
also listening to him about taking their money out of the banks and turning it into gold, silver and food. Prepper mentality. Now I’m excited!
The conversation starts to end and then the suspicion that I had from the beginning came into play. They asked me a “Hypothetical” question. “If
someone were to come to Canada and decide to never leave, is it possible?” I knew it!
And of course I answered “Welcome to Canada!”
This is a true story BTW and thought I’d share it here on ATS because, well it just fits. I have no idea whether they are still here or if they are
returning to the US to prepare to leave for good but they were relieved at being welcomed by a complete stranger into another Country as a possible
All I can say is that in these times, borders don't mean anything to me. I didn't put them up and I don't stand there telling other citizens of the
World that this is my real estate and you can't step on it. With all the crap that is going on and coming down, borders mean nothing. We have to band
together to stand together because 1 person isn't going to win. It truly does take a village.
edit on 7-4-2012 by jude11 because: (no reason given)