Canada the 51st State of America

 

Signing of USMCA

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Yes it’s finally over. The NAFTA is a done deal. I think it would have been simpler to make Canada the 51st State of America. But the old term “NAFTA” is signed, sealed and delivered, or is it?

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Donald Trump calls it a new and improved USMCA deal and changed the old version of the outdated NAFTA to something more to his liking. Of course Mexico calls it MCUSA, CANADIANS call it CMUSA. In case you haven’t figured it out, the “C “stands for Canada. Eh!

(link) Day after Nafta.

Whatever they call it, the deal is done, RIGHT ??

Now if it wasn’t for the Donald Trump slanders on all of his “past friends” and trading partners, I would never have gone down this dark alley.

Avro Arrow

Avro Arrow

After doing research on my new e-book “What Really Happened to the Avro Arrow”, which is due out first of the year, I would not have known to what extent the rocky history Canada and the United States has had, (well not really)  I suspected?

Still to this day, things haven’t changed much behind the scenes.

As a Canadian, yes we have heard rumors, and yes everything you read in this country is American, and yes, we have all heard and read things passed down through the years. But Canadians always looked the other way. As the saying goes, “swept under the carpet” Some of our Prime Ministers tried swaying us away ever so slowly from that US mentality but, there is SLOW and then there is sloooow.

At one point Europeans thought we were the 51st State of America, and that was many years back.

Now why would anybody think any different of our two countries? Our societies are intertwined like 2 peas in a pod. We all have relatives on both sides of the border and our economies have been linked forever. We all know when the US sneezes and we Canadians come down with the cold. Many of our Canadian citizens have duel US passports and a big part of our Canadian government is run by politicians born in the US, so why would the rest of the world think any different?

That’s the problem. People around the world must question why is the US treating Canadians that way? How can we trust the US if?

In beautiful Amsterdam I ask a shopkeeper to send me a box of those fine cigars that he was selling “Where you would like them sent?” he asked. Canada, I said. He thought for a moment and said we don’t send anything to AMERICA. I assume he was referring to the United States. “No you got it wrong, CANADA I said.” “It’s all the same to me.”

I NEVER DID GET MY STOGIES.

So doing some research on my upcoming e-book, and we all know, one door opens another, and then another. It was taking me down a dark alley of the shady, behind the scenes dealings with our “brothers” to the south. Maybe some people chalk it up to “that’s only Business.” Eh!

I’m starting to realize that only Canadians think of the US as our brothers. I’m not sure if they consider us as “brothers” the same way. We’ve all heard these jokes ……. “Canadians still live in Igloo’s” And here is a good one, “Canada is where all the cold weather comes from” I can take a silly joke like everybody else, but I’m starting to see that maybe it wasn’t a joke. The Americans do think we live in Igloos and are pushovers, with a “lead the lamb to the slaughter” mentality.

Americans through the years have very subtly steered and pushed Canadians in a direction of their choosing. Like I said, we all have seen changes in our world and it’s mostly in the US favor. The funny thing is, when Donald Trump says to his followers, “Canadians are taking full advantage of the United States of America “Hospitality” That in my estimation is totally, false.

The US President with his threats is a wake-up call, that all Canadians need to hear or we could just consider the #2 option.

#2 OPTION, Canada the 51st State of America.

In order to write my e-book with as much accuracy as possible, I had to go back at least 70 years in history. Times were different then, the mood on both sides of the boarder was different. Like I wrote in one of my other posts, crossing the border from either side was an inconvenience at best. So yeah, things have changed.

But the story just keeps getting better.

Today the NAFTA or USMCA as Trump calls it is like déjàvu with two rocky personalities, Trump and our Prime Minister Trudeau. One titan clashes against the other, the US does not like to lose, or being pushed around, and the US wants to do the pushing.

In my research,  (link) John F Kennedy, showed in public, his total dislike for our former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker.  JFK ridiculed our former PM most times, every chance he got and not behind the scenes, but in public no less and that was 60 years ago. He JFK & J Diefenbakerridiculed our former Prime Minister in one hand and asked for help to ward off his arch enemy over the Arctic, in the same sentence. Very few people in this world have the knack of doing such a thing, and with a straight face. Apparently JFK had that talent.

“The rumor goes, the bitterness came from John Diefenbaker Heritage no less, which I really found interesting, knowing the JFK story.

So, its official, President Kennedy, sad to say, is off my list of favorite Presidents, and that list … is getting shorter. So, does history repeat itself or maybe things have never changed.

LOOK JUSTIN, YOU KNOW I LOVE CANADA, I HAVE MANY FRIENDS THERE.

Canadians are starting to be aware and certainly, some of the ugliness would never have come to the forefront at a dinner table if it wasn’t for the US Leader Donald Trump’s unprofessional rederick with Canada, which surely is not becoming from any world Statesman.

We would, like all Canadians “that where really famous for doing” swept the rederick under the rug, and, let him be, he’s just having a bad hair day … Eh!

Yes we have been trading partners, “brothers” forever, and maybe like Donald Trump said, the gravy train is over and it’s time for Canada to step up to the plate. Eh!

One last note on some of our woes in Canada, Yes I believe that we have been pushed around and yes our Prime Ministers have fallen under the spell of the United States and kept us under their mercy as long as I can remember. But that’s OK. We are brothers. . . RIGHT?

But maybe Canada should start thinking of different options. I am relatively pleased with our PM Justin Trudeau. He, at face value, looks to be fighting for the rights of all Canadians and if he and his government would stop giving away Millions of dollars to all the (LINK) Omar Khadrs in this country, we could perhaps have enough money left to design, implement, build and learn new ideas for Canada’s future. Maybe we can be leaders on the world stage again.

Maybe we can start with the GM Car Plant in Oshawa, the one the US is closing after 100 years; I heard that building will be vacant soon and that’s a good place for Canadian investment. ?????

I don’t blame Donald Trump for being protective of the United States Interest. That’s what he was elected to do and maybe he is doing a good job. “It just depends what side of the fence you’re on”

If you see a wolf at the door in sheep’s clothing and he whispers sweet nothings in your ear, “We will take care of you good buddy”, close the door in his face.

Canada, the 51st State of America.

Canada being the 51st State of America would save a lot of cross border problems, but I think the U.S. should be our 13th Province or Territory of Canada. That sounds even better. Eh!

And for the rest of Canada, GOOGLE  “NonProliferation Treaty”  interesting read on how Canada’s hands are tied.

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THE DEMISE OF THE AVRO ARROW part 1

Size of the Avro Arrow

Comparing Plane Sizes

Reading different articles (and there ain’t no shortage) about Canada very own state of the art CF-105 Supersonic Avro Arrow fighter. This article is about the demise of the Avro Arrow. It was homegrown, born, built and manufactured right here on Canadian soil. It was the pride of all Canadians citizens. The sudden cancelation of the Avro Arrow in 1959 was and still is a big mystery today. Most articles on this “state of the art” Jet Fighter is fascinating reading with many different authors perspective and conspiracies. This is Mine.

“What really happened on Black Friday?”

So now I’m reading the latest article of why our former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker decided to lay off 15,000 of his own countryman,  and thousands more Canadians were indirectly affected by his sudden decision, they all had one major thing in common, they all wondered… WHY?.

Did our Prime Minister wake up in a bad mood, did he not get his breakfast on time. What made him make such a drastic move that would affect so many people?

To know the answer, we have to think the way he thought.

The Canadian people voted and trusted his Progressive Conservative party, thinking that their number one priority would have been keeping Canadians and Canada in his best interest. This decision on shutting down CF-105 Interceptor program as history might say was not one of our Prime Ministers better moves. He kept the decision well hidden and a secret from everybody until he made the announcement in Parliament. So was this spontaneous thinking or was as, theorist would say, he was strong-armed into canceling the project.

HE STOOD UP AND SUPPOSEDLY SAID.

As of today, I decided to “lay off 15,000”, I mean cancel the Avro Arrow Program. Avro Arrow WorkersAnd laying off all our faithful workers in our aviation industry effective as of, NOW, as we speak, Disbanded all making of the Arrow program, we want it … GONE!

Our Government at the time could not have given this a long-term THOUGHT?

The teletypes couldn’t print the news fast enough. In the factories at lightning speed, they got the news. The management was instructed to read this message, so on October 14, 1959 “Black Friday” it was said, effective immediately, send your workers home.

Please check out this YouTube video on the Avro Arrow.

The management was shocked at the news, a lay off maybe, but a complete shutdown! So, over their internal loudspeakers, this message rang out, shut her down boys, take the rest of the day off and don’t forget to take all your personals with you, just in case you don’t come back, “which they didn’t”.

So that black Friday, as it was called, our Aviation Industry as we knew it was gone.

But what made our Prime Minister do such a thing? At the time, it was well known that the Kennedy administration didn’t get along with, “as they put it, boring” Canadian prime minister, but that couldn’t be a deciding factor or WAS IT? …  Eh

*** Did the US President John F Kennedy meddle in our elections and HAPPILY cause the fall of our Diefenbaker’s Conservative Government. Under-handedly, leaking to the press, the U.S. would not buy any of their/our “state of the art Jets” … “The Domino Effect”.

*** If this is true, I will remove Kennedy from my favorite Presidents list and it’s, getting pretty short.

*** (Note) At the end of the day, with all remnants of our Fighter Jets, gone like it never existed, Canada still had commitments to fill with  Nato and the newly committed “NORAD”.  So, we still had to purchase much-needed jet fighters for the task and where do you think they came from?

“Outside our Country”.

Please come back for PART 2 and 3

WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO THE AVRO ARROW PART 2

SCOURING THE OCEAN FOR THE AVRO ARROW part 3

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