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|THUNDER ON THE RIGHT - March 2011|
|Written by Paul Jackson|
THUNDER ON THE RIGHT
By Paul Jackson
Canada’s Sir Wilfrid Laurier declared the 20th century would belong to his magnificent country. Laurier, was the nation’s seventh, and first French-Canadian prime minister, leading his Liberal government between 1896 and 1911. He also built his Liberal party to be by far the most dominant political force in his nation for the rest of the entire century. But when it came to Laurier’s prediction, it didn’t quite happen, and the 20th century actually came to belong to America.
Now we are told the 21st century will belong to China. Folks, that won’t happen either. If anything, if this century doesn’t continue to belong to America, it will belong to Canada. Why? China has huge problems, Canada has none. Geographically, Canada is the second largest country in the world, but has a population equal only to that of California. China, with 1.3 billion people, is squashed by its population. Canada’s quality of life is equal to that of the United States - more so in some respects - while in China 90% of the population live without inside toilets and running water. Despite its seeming economic might, China is a Third World country.
China is surrounded by traditional enemies - especially Japan, and India, with which it fought a border war not so long ago - and rippled with exploding racial tribal tensions. Canada has no real enemies, and Quebec separatism is more about preserving a segment of French-Canadian culture than anything else.
China has few natural resources and is polluted coast-to-coast, while Canada has vast and varied natural resources, perhaps more than any other nation in the world, and an environmental record second to none.
Frankly, and I admit saying this as a Canadian, Canada has everything going for it this century. Yet, also, as a Canadian, I contend that unlike the doomsayers, the United States is far from being in decline never mind dying. Despite its woes, brought on mainly not by traditional Liberalism - but by license verging on anarchy and shyster lawyers who twist and turn anything and everything to get criminals off free and subvert both fair justice and the Constitution, it’s still a dynamic society of entrepreneurial people. Sure, the zany Liberal-Left has spent the USA into deep, deep financial debt, and eroded its moral base, but on Main Street and in rural areas there is still solid backbone. Forget the sordidness of today’s Hollywood.
And in spite of Communist China’s 1.2 million strong military, the USA is still the foremost military power in the world. The scare stories about the USA becoming a second-rate nation are greatly exaggerated.
It can do so only if naive American consumers and greedy manufacturers continue to buy cheap goods made in low-rate China rather than buying top-rate American-made goods, while they ignore China’s military and industrial subversion and spying against them. Americans must go back to the standards set by the likes of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan. They must not let frivolous government spending by both self-serving Democrats and some Republicans allow Congress to destroy the dollar.
As for Canada, cheer it on. No matter how rich it becomes—and this century will see it become incredibly rich—it will never be America’s enemy. Only America’s friend. The days of the War of 1812, when the Americans tried to do to Canada what they did to Mexico, but ended with not only the northern nation fighting back ferociously but even burning down the White House in 1814, are long over.