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?

Donald Trump calls it a new and improved USMCA deal and changed the old version of the outdated NAFTA to something more to his liking.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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Trumps Nafta

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Nafta unfair trade practices.

As a Canadian, I watch and read as much news that comes down the pipe about U.S President Trump and how he is going to straighten out the unfair trade practices that CANADA has over the United States (Nafta). (North American Free Trade Agreement) (I really thought he was joking in the beginning).

“You know how silly that sounds”?

I swore I would never get caught up in politics, BUT here I go?

I was going to save this post until my regular post time on Saturdays, but I’m upset with the stupidity and had to voice my opinion…

 

We have always been trading back and forth with the U.S, forever, but, little old Canada supposedly is putting a big dent into the USA economy which is not even worth the discussion, because of …

“HOW SILLY THAT SOUNDS”.

The U.S. President calls Canadians, Spoiled and “he’s going to straighten us out”.

As long as I can remember when the United States says to Canada, jump, our Government always directly or indirectly say ”how high” That’s a given. It always has been that way, forever, and why our Canadian government hasn’t pulled us away from that bullying mentality a long time ago, boggles the mind.

When Trump came into power, he swore, he would shake up the White House and from an outsider looking in, that’s exactly what he’s doing or did.

Probably the only type of person that could have pulled that off would be a really wealthy person with an “I don’t care” attitude. I don’t have any friends but I “can buy as many as I want or need”, attitude. He looks to be a good poker player (bluffing is his game) and then throws in the mixture of having one of the most powerful positions in the world.

I call that,  #A PERFECT STORM.

pLEASE READ, dAY AFTER nafta

But I’m only going to say this ONCE.

(He might be right about Canada and he MIGHT JUST BE DOING us a big favor in the long run).

It is time to be more of a sovereign country. Stop spending and giving away large amounts of money frivolously, make more investment in Canada and Canadian people, that are going to stay in Canada and help build this country’s status to where we should be on the world stage.  STOP the sale of Canadian corporations to foreigners. People from outside the country own more of our land that Canadians.

Who do you think owns the

(I AM CANADIAN) slogan, Americans

We have the education and the knowledge to build and make anything and certainly have all the resources known to man.  I feel Canadians got blindsided by our brothers to the south and there is nothing worse than a brother against brother.  President Trump surely should remember that part of their “DARK history”.

So times have changed and he’s going to straighten us Canadians out. He’s going to put us on Trump’s highway, to where ever land?

We as a completely separate Country from the U.S. I think we should start acting like it. So unlike Mexico, I say it’s time to build our own wall.

NORTH AMERICA

Wall between Canada and U.S.

And maybe by that time, the US Army Core of Engineers would have built their own shipping lanes into the great lakes from (let’s say) the … Atlantic Ocean (on their side of the border). instead of going through Canada.

I cannot foresee that happening any time soon,  “but it’s a thought”.

Some say, “it’s only business”, others like myself say, the repercussions will go far deeper than,  “JUST BUSINESS”.

We have just been bullied by a Friend/Brother and there can be nothing more cutting.

“THAN BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER” 

  SO

#WE WILL BE BROTHERS NO MORE!

Note… By the way, slandering our Prime Minister just reaffirms my thinking, it’s time to be less dependent on the U.S! and more on ourselves. (Canadian)

Please read more.

http://sixpaque.ca/president-donald-trumps-new-america/

http://sixpaque.ca/day-after-nafta/

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Canada the Day after NAFTA

 The North American Free Trade Agreement. 

#NAFTA will be wrapping up soon, and for all intents and purposes, looks like it’s going nowhere and that’s only what I see and what I read.

This will happen to “Canada the day after NAFTA”.

∞ We have always been Brothers. ∞

Canada and the United States have always been joined at the hip, brothers, trading partners. We always helped each other out through thick and thin. Our economies have intertwined as far back as, forever. In our early Canadian existence, we bought more product and probably still do than we ever sold to the US.

Americans and Canadians would always cross the borders like we were going to the other side of the street, an inconvenience at best to go through customs at the border.

The commerce that goes back and forth to our Nations are beneficial for both countries, and I don’t think it’s like President Trump has proclaimed, “a one-sided deal.” In Canada favor. “Like Canada is going to put a Big Dint in the US economy.” Riiiiight.

The North American Free Trade Agreement

Napa deal is about a trade agreement between 3 Countries and it will have major consequences for all concerned if the deal falls through. There is nothing worse than a brother turning against brother and them of all people should still remember those dark days in their history (1861-1865)

Trying to bankrupt Canada or Mexico will not work.

President Donald Trump must realize that by trying to bankrupt Canada or Mexico, it will in the end, majorly affect their economy as well; They will not go unscathed, the mental attitude and friendship from there north and south neighbors they will lose.  We are too close to trading partners and friends to withstand the sudden shock of his one-sided “decision” making of his administration.

President Donald Trump is years behind the times in his thinking and I think he’s sending out a dangerous message to Canada and the World as a whole. There is more than one option today of survival and certainly different from other years gone by. Our Countries, Canada and Mexico will still survive this “one-sided, take advantage of America MENTALITY”.

Real friends you cannot buy.

“Not everything is wrapped around money, real friends you cannot buy”. … Choose wisely.

And, I do think we have been dependent on our neighbors to the south too long. YES. …. But, do I think the American government always wanted to control Canada economy, YES.

Canada has all the know-how, resources, people to sustain us as a great country, a Nation!

If by chance this Napta deal goes down the toilet, (And I’m sure it will) there will be a lot of unknown factors that will follow afterward. The US decision makers will set Canadians back a few years in the restructuring process, but survival without NAPTA is NOT impossible.

Noticing this past year U.S Donald Trump seems to want to penalize all nations for not doing their fair share and that maybe seems understandable, but I have to wonder, why is “He” is going to penalize all nations.

Example

NATO- members are not paying their share.

Environment- not everybody is doing their share.

NAFTA- Maybe President Trump is trying to teach Canadians a lesson like a bunch of school kids.

In the grand scheme of things, we are two different Nations/Countries. Our laws are different. Our way of life has changed differently.

SO TO SUM THIS ARTICLE UP.

NAFTA  DISBANDED

NAFTA Most likely will be disbanded and maybe another will be written in its place and, and probably in the U.S is favor. I hope not, but if it does and after Canada 150 years of our confederation, #it’s time for us to be less dependent on other nations. Be more dependent on ourselves, or this can and will happen again and again.

We are an independent Country and should act like it.

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All these years, we were influenced by the United States, greatly influenced by the Monarchy. Schooling, and beliefs by the Catholic Church, US-made books, and materials.  We have been molded to think and act like other nations and maybe #its time. In the long run, U.S. President Donald Trump indirectly might be doing Canada a favor, NO is doing Canada a favor.

We are an independent Country,  we should not be so greatly influenced by others for our own well being and growth. Our system is all wrong and needs a complete overhaul /updating.  I’m not just talking about the NAFTA deal.  We have every resource known to man in Canada. We have the intelligence, manpower, and if all of our “brains” come back from living abroad, Canada could be an unstoppable force.

 Change is good, so I say, bring it on!

I do not have to cross the border into the United States

Do I have to buy another Chevy,  NO …  BUT THAT WILL HURT

Do I  have to buy, .. “I AM Canadian”  beer when it’s owned by the US, brewed in the US, profits go to the US. … No, I can buy local beer.

But, I will miss my Chevy … Bring on a … Toyota

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