Canada Is Broken And Weak
April 8th, 2020 | JH
According to a recent National Post poll, Canadians think Canada is broken. The woke progressives with six-figure incomes quickly jumped onto the social media airhorns and told us that Canada is not in fact broken compared to the dozens of truly broken countries in the world. Nevertheless, events over the past month have revealed just how weak, incompetent and nefarious our ruling class and the bureaucracy they “govern” truly are.
The Coronavirus has shone a 10,000-watt light onto the fumbling, bumbling shit-show that is our federal government. Trudeau’s wokeness has finally resulted in people directly dying for his ideology. Bringing in international flights, refusing to increase screening measures and leaving the illegal immigration hub of Roxham road open, has shown us that these clown-world politicians are simply beyond the pale. Trudeau hiding out in his cottage and delivering scripted public relations dreck from his handlers shows just how much of a farce the office of “Prime Minister” has become. His ridiculous cabinet ministers like Bill Blair and Patty Hajdu look naked in response to actual problems that require serious solutions. The whole gong show is simply appalling.
But let’s back up a bit, because before Coronavirus was happening in a big way, Trudeau was prancing around the world handing out our money to random countries in an attempt to purchase a UN Security Council seat. While he was doing this, Canada was already in the process of shutting down. Trains were being derailed, propane shortages were on the horizon and roads, trains and other modes of transportation were being blockaded by radical, internationally funded, environmental terrorists.
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A few million bucks donated to mercenary Indians and professional environmentalists cost Canada billions of dollars in disrupted supply chains and transportation delays. Protestors demanded RCMP stand down…and they did. Judges ordered injunctions… and the receivers dismissed them out of hand.
Much like our politics, law is a pantomime. What the Wet’suwet’en pretenders have shown is that, through force of will, you can overpower the law. The Oka Crisis was simply too early. Canada needed more time to degrade and degenerate to the point it is at today where nothing gets built and nobody can do anything about it. Our authorities are bound by their own wokeness and have consequently been rendered subservient. Our clown-world political class and the institutions they work within have been exposed by serious challengers, but they have not met the challenge. It’s all simply a product of our late-stage democracy…
As stated in the Zman Blog:
There have been many technical explanations for why democracy is a system that eventually destroys itself. Those explanations are sound, but one reason seldom mentioned is that democracy selects for the worst people. You cannot run anything with feckless airheads and narcissistic nitwits. That’s democracy though. It elevates the vain and stupid into positions of authority. It elevates narcissism and boasting over prudence and caution. It makes the people reckless and stupid.
There is another aspect to this that helps explain the dominance of narcissistic nitwits in modern liberal democracy. Empathy and compassion are rooted in self-interest. When done so publicly, they become a form of status seeking. The narcissist is best equipped to display what appears to be heightened sensitivity to suffering of others. They are willing to rend their garments and sob in public on behalf of everyone. They put on a great show, that allows the public to vicariously empathize with the suffering of man.
Self-preservation is the natural limit on compassion. In a healthy society, this limit scales up to be the limit tolerable to maintain social order and continuity. Democracy not only unleashes the narcissistic nitwits; it crumbles the limits on compassion that these narcissists feed on like maggots. Democracy murders itself not just because of the low-quality people it attracts, but because it indulges in limitless compassion to the point where it can no longer defend itself.
"What the Wet’suwet’en pretenders have shown is that, through force of will, you can overpower the law."
It got my imagination fired up. Just how weak is Canada? How degraded are our institutions and the people within them? How far could this be exploited?
I’m a big fan of Augusto Pinochet. He saw his country falling into socialist chaos and was put in charge of the armed forces, which consequently threw one of the biggest, most spectacular and successful coup d’états in history. He then embarked on a massive privatization campaign that was beyond what Thatcher and Reagan were able to accomplish. After 17 years, Pinochet stepped down because only 44% of the population continued to support him. (44% is more support than any “winner” of a Canadian election since the 1980’s)
Chile is today the richest, safest and most modern South American country as a result.
As great as it would be to have a Canadian Pinochet suspending democracy and correcting the country, it’s never going to happen. Our military brass is just another branch of the same federal government dip-shittery that got us into this malaise in the first place.
Canada is so weak and dysfunctional that it wouldn’t require a Pinochet and military backing to pull off a coup d’état anyway. You could probably do it with the villainous cast of The Dark Knight Rises.
For those of you who haven’t seen it, The Dark Knight Rises was the final part of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. It featured a retired Batman and a rather cleaned up and softened Gotham City. One day Bane (a cross between Fidel Castro and a WWE wrestler) and a small army of mercenaries with a cult-like devotion to him, arrive in Gotham. They destroy the stock market, blow up all the bridges leading to the main part of Gotham and use a 10-megaton nuke to ransom the city.
The movie was a nice play on the then currently fashionable #OccupyWallStreet movement and featured set pieces such as blowing up a football field and all the politicians attending the game. The only people capable of doing anything about any of it was the trio of Batman, Catwoman and Robin… all in their more realistic Nolan-esque splendor.
Could Bane and his minions take over a Batman-less Canada? This is the sort of fodder that University students might ponder over one too many beers at the campus pub, but considering recent events…is it that unrealistic?
In 2004, Margaret Thatcher’s son, Sir Mark Thatcher, planned a coup d’état of Equatorial Guinea. 64 mercenaries from the 32 Buffalo Battalion in South Africa were set to fly into the capital city and overthrow President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and install the opposition leader Severo Moto as a puppet ruler. It failed due to the lack of secrecy, but imagine if those guys had kept their mouth shut and kicked off a coup d’état? 64 guys taking over an entire country. They obviously thought it was possible and so too did their James Bond villain-style financial backers.
Imagine if 64 guys like that came to Canada.
Imagine if half of them took over Parliament Hill and spent all day performing Ceausescu solutions. Imagine if the other half took care of Ottawa infrastructure, Bane-style. As our Keystone Kops raced around wondering what to do, how long would it take before the horror of the day passed and the new normal set in. I suspect Canadians, being as they are, would quickly begin to shrug and say, “Nothing we can do about it” and carry on with their lives as usual. If the new regime kept everything intact, but eliminated the GST, the people of Canada would probably start supporting the new rulers in favourable numbers.
While the old order held meetings and tried to dialogue, the new order could just start ruling and getting things done. A big infusion of spending into the military would buy some allegiance from the rule followers in the armed forces. If the paycheques to the RCMP officers kept clearing, the new bosses would soon be calling the shots. If top bureaucrats or former police chiefs or grandstanding Premiers became too vocal in their opposition, they’d just be disappeared in a Sea King helicopter ride. Before long Prime Minister Bane would be trying to get Canada a seat on the United Nations Security Council and we’d all be complaining that he needs to focus on domestic issues instead of chasing accolades from the international community.
Would we need 64 guys even? Perhaps a dozen would do. Imagine Hans Gruber and his team from Die Hard taking over Parliament Hill. Now that Kevin Vickers has retired it probably wouldn’t be too hard. It would be hard to “take over Canada” this way however, and the new powers would be confined to one location on Parliament Hill. If they Ceausescu solutioned everyone in the building, it would change how business is done, but every demand would have to be negotiated by the entrenched status quo elsewhere. Too much inertia and compromise and not enough reach. Too unrealistic to effect permanent and functional systemic change.
As frustrating as the state of things is in this country, it’s unlikely to be solved with any sort of strong man solutions. Our country is weak and disordered and wallowing in malaise, but as gratifying as it is to pin the blame on governments and the people within them, the blame fundamentally lies elsewhere. We are a democracy after all, albeit a highly compromised and dysfunctional one. As H.L. Mencken wrote, “Democracy is the theory that the common people know that they want and deserve to get it good and hard.”
Or, as an eloquent comments section writer at the National Post wrote shortly before the last election:
The danger to Canada is not Justin Trudeau but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the job of Prime Minister.
It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of a Trudeau than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgement to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man as their Prime Minister in the first place.
Canada’s problem is much deeper and much more serious than Mr. Trudeau who is a mere symptom of what ails Canada.
Blaming the Prince of Fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their Prince.
The country can survive a Trudeau, who after all is merely a fool.
It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools who made him their leader and are contemplating doing so again on Monday.
Well, that Monday has come and gone, and we rewarded him with a second term. (By “we” I mean Canadians: those hordes of leftists you and I are chained to across the country) The moral of the story is that Canada isn’t worth fighting over and it’s not worth fighting for. We are a disparate people with no shared values or interests. Hopefully the natural trajectory will someday shatter Canada into a thousand pieces, but until then we aren’t going to be conquered by a new Pinochet, Bane, or Hans Gruber because the “we” that would be conquered is the problem in the first place. In other words, Canada’s just not worth conquering.
For hardcore conservatives like me, withdrawing as much as possible and focusing on protecting myself and my loved ones from the national brokenness is priority number one. This country doesn’t want my input for fixing the brokenness and I’m done banging my head against the wall trying to provide it. If you’re like me I suggest taking the Jordan Peterson approach of individualism and focus on self-improvement and self-reliance.
The Benedict Option is another master plan that offers much insight. Focus on family, friends, local neighbourhood, faith, gratitude, individual prosperity, personal values. Exploit what you can from the government, tolerate what you must and give back as little as possible. People have lived under governments they hate for thousands of years. Why should we be the exception?
Canada is indeed broken and small parallel powers could give the ruling class a run for their money, but in the end, Canada would still be Canada, whether it’s ruled by Justin or Bane.
A nation of palookas and progressives failing despite all odds.
Be better than that. Be better than Canadian. If we all focus on being better individually, then we won’t need a revolution to set things straight. Our own lives will be fine. And then maybe, someday, little by little… the cultural tides will begin to turn and our politics can follow from there.
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