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Canada Squeezed by US-China Trade Spat

July 3, 2019

Canada's arrest Dec 1, 2018 of Huawei CFO Meng Wangzhou at US request, 
for violating US sanctions against Iran, has resulted in Chinese trade retaliation
75% of Canadian trade is with the US, compared to 5% with China so Canada had 
little choice. But longtime Canadian nationalist Robin Mathews begs to differ.

Robin Mathews: "This is how Colonialism works. Canada accepts 
the blame for the U.S. action as a good Colonial Servant and 
"takes" all the sanctions as if Canada is at fault."

CANADA -  The Birthday Of A Giant Colony: What's To Celebrate? July 1, 2019.
By Robin Mathews 

Everywhere .... There are symbols of Canada's Colonial Status ... Everywhere.  One on-going symbol, of course, is the life of the wholly dedicated Globe and Mail: half truth, no truth, and sleight-of-hand. 'Rule No. 1: Never tell the truth about Canada.' [The Globe and Mail is representative.]

There is, however, another example to deal with.  It goes by the short name: Meng Wanzou, Chief Financial Officer of China's Huawei Technologies.

Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver on December 1, 2018, at the request of U.S. authorities ... as a first step undertaken to fulfill the terms of an Extradition Treaty that Canada has with the USA. (China, apparently, has similar treaties with many foreign countries.)

What has followed?  A total Colonial farce and tragedy: Xi Jinping, the (in fact) autocratic leader of China has (like a spoiled child) refused to speak with Canada's Prime Minister. China has imposed ridiculous sanctions on Canadian agricultural products destined for China.  And much worse... China has seized and is holding, under torture conditions, Canadian citizens ... as revenge...!

That last tells all anyone needs to know about China. Whatever else may be good about China, it is a Rogue Nation (like Saudi Arabia) where The Rule of Law is a farce ... and the whim of the powerful can erase the Human Rights of anyone the Powerful choose to target...!

Grinding salt into the Canadian wound (and never mentioned by a single commentator in the Canadian Mainstream Press and Media) the "Actions" inspired by Chinese anger are wholly the responsibility of U.S. actors.

Get it all clear in mind.  Canada [observing The Rule of Law] acted on a U.S. request to detain Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer of China's Huawei Technologies.  Canada acted to fulfill terms it has in a treaty with the U.S.A.  China ... should, if it believes it has been wronged, be attacking the U.S.A in every way it sees fit for the Meng Wanzhou incident.  On its part, U.S. authorities should be demanding of China - in the loudest voices - that it end all sanctions against Canada: loudly, persistently, and at the highest levels of power....

But that, alas, isn't how Colonialism works. Canada accepts the blame for the U.S. action as a good Colonial Servant and "takes" all the sanctions as if Canada is at fault.  The U.S. pretends that Canada is at fault as a normal Imperial Master should do.  And - in a fit of generosity - the U.S. president hints he might intercede with the Chinese dictator-for-life, Xi Jinping ... on Canada's behalf... and express regret that China is holding Canadian citizens as hostages under torture conditions.

(Prof. Robin Mathews, a Canadian nationalist, was Makow's mentor at Carleton University in Ottawa.)

Very, very few Canadians see the picture: a perfect Colonial Picture.  The U.S. creates an International Conflict ... and dumps the responsibility onto its forelock-tugging Colony ... Canada.  The injured nation, China, not wanting yet another conflict with the U.S.A., is happy to continue the fakery ... by taking a number of steps to punish Canada.

Canadians have had underscored for them their world as long as they accept a role as Colonial Servants To The USA.  The story is not new.  One of Canada's first major English-language poets, (1860-1943) Charles G. D. Roberts, wrote against Canadian colonialism: "How long the ignoble sloth, how long/The trust in greatness not thine own?"

Every leader of every federal political party in Canada has taken the Colonial Oath: "I swear I will never speak or act in any way to change Canada's role as a dependent servant of the U.S.A. and U.S. Imperial Policy.

(Businessman Michael Spavor and former diplomat Michael Kovrig - who have since been charged with espionage and held in harsh conditions. China has also blocked Canadian exports of canola seed, pork and beef.)

 If that means allowing Canadian citizens to be jailed falsely and kept in torture conditions, I will accept all that on behalf of the greater power and privilege of the U.S.A., So Help Me God!" [Notice that not one of them says: "this is the doing of the U.S.A. Why are we taking the flak and punishment for the U.S.A.?" Why are they not shouting that in the House of Commons and elsewhere? You know the answer.]

Quietly, we may all observe that the Globe and Mail [the Globe and Mail is representative] does nothing, ever, to expose the truths of Canada's colonialism.  That is the long, rich tradition of the Globe and Mail.  In the famous 1891 Election the great, great grandfather of the Globe and Mail, called The Toronto Globe, worked like a beaver to help elect a government dedicated to the integration of Canada into the U.S.A. (and lost, despite all its dedicated - even dishonest - efforts).

Why doesn't the Globe and Mail tell you [the Globe and Mail is representative] what I tell you here?  Because Canada's Mainstream Press and Media is a Colonial Press and Media serving the Imperial Master.  And so it feeds you what a Colonial population is always fed: half truth, no truth, and 'sleight-of-hand'.

--Related- China Scolds Canada for thinking Allies Will Help 
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First Comment by Larion

Re Canada Squeezed. I do not agree with the author on an important issue which he fails to mention is that the arrest of Meng by Canada, at the request of US, is totally blame worthy on Canada's part because the extradition treaty with US specifically frees Canada of obligation when the US charges on Meng are false, without legal bases. The charges are simply politically motivated. Canada has therefore no legal or moral grounds to keep her under arrest; neither should it extradite her to the US. The politicians play their evil games while the innocent suffer.

Scruples - the game of moral dillemas

Comments for "Canada Squeezed by US-China Trade Spat"

JG said (July 3, 2019):

Canada as well as Western Europe is now confused as to what the real identity of America is.

Under the Soros/Obama era America's identity was anti nationalist and pro open border. Also, World Trade was expanding with the Iranian Nuclear Treaty being designed to bring Iran out of isolation and into the mainstream world of commerce.

As much as I like President Trump, I don't agree with the termination of that treaty. It's taking us backwards. To isolate Iran again would do nobody (but Israel) any good at all.

Canada stood by America and President Trump on this one which made the neocons happy but this also came at a price.

The whole world is trying to get along with America but the constant inconsistencies in Foreign Policy make it very hard for them to understand.

Will the real America please stand up.

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