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Thu, Mar. 24th, 2005 10:34 am
Relativism swings right

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stanleylieber
stanleylieber
Stanley Lieber
Thu, Mar. 24th, 2005 11:31 am (UTC)
Re: The New Canadian Right

Canada is in a priveleged position, relative to the rest of the world, in that the United States is obliged to defend its borders as if it were its own, basically regardless of whatever internal Canadian politics bubbles into. This type of objection doesn't play as well in Eastern-hemisphere countries, where vocal dissent toward the United States can result in withdrawal of U.S. military support.


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(no subject) - (Anonymous)
stanleylieber
stanleylieber
Stanley Lieber
Thu, Mar. 24th, 2005 11:48 am (UTC)
Re: The New Canadian Right

Supposedly they would have been by the Soviets. I do think there are pockets of sanity in the world that benefit from the insanity of the world powers and their machinations. Perhaps Canada is Mos Eisley to the United States' Death Star.


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cementimental
cementimental
Cementimental
Fri, Mar. 25th, 2005 12:53 am (UTC)
Re: The New Canadian Right

And here in the UK, we're Endor.


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georgesdelatour
georgesdelatour
Thu, Mar. 24th, 2005 11:46 am (UTC)
Re: The New Canadian Right

In the 19th century, didn't Canada have well-founded fears that Manifest Destiny might mean a US attempt at a land grab - as it had with Mexico? I've heard that if the North had lost the Civil War, Canadians expected a Yankee invasion to make up for some of the lost territory.

If Quebec seceeds, might some of the remaining provinces join the US? If they do, will they tip the US electorate away from its Red State domination?


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stanleylieber
stanleylieber
Stanley Lieber
Thu, Mar. 24th, 2005 11:49 am (UTC)
Re: The New Canadian Right

Much more than suspicions; Jefferson and the Americans actively planned to take Canada. It was actually assumed that Canada would fall into line with the other Colonies. The British put an end to those notions in the War of 1812.




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stanleylieber
stanleylieber
Stanley Lieber
Thu, Mar. 24th, 2005 11:50 am (UTC)
Re: The New Canadian Right

Er, you were speaking of the 19th century. It is true that the Canadians suspected this; and were likely right, though the U.S.'s own problems with native insurgency somewhat put a damper on expansion to the north.


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facehead2k
facehead2k
facehead2k
Thu, Mar. 24th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
Re: The New Canadian Right

I completely agree.

The EU is still trying to negotiate lifting the arms embargo against China, while the US has "vested interests" in Taiwan which they seem all to eager to defend. After the first quarter GNP data was in for '04, American headlines attempted to create an inflation scare to minimize American investment in the Chinese market. Something is definitely cooking.

My country, ladies and gentlemen

*curtsy*


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