The Reality Deniers of the Toronto Star are at it again, using irrational and oblivious chest-thumping in lieu of actual reportage:
China needs to pay a heavy price for its treatment of Canadians
Are you serious? Are you truly that stupid? Canada stepped into dog shit without thinking about something called consequences.
Canada has no cards to play. Our economy is tanking. Housing is crashing. The few quality jobs are being lost. We fucked up USMCA because the Arrogance-Obliviousness Disease the federal regime has. We pissed off the Saudis as we are tweaking their noses as they can still make damage.
But China is another matter. They can, for instance, recall all of their university students studying in Canada. That can screw up our post-academic viability in a heartbeat. Canada can recall all of their students studying in China, and…that regime will not feel a thing.
Or, China can decide to stop all exports to Canada. Canada would collapse. We don’t have factories that can pick up the slack. We don’t have the workers who are trained. From medical equipment to food, most of our staples come from China.
And you asshole think that China gives one flying fuck about your threat? We put all our eggs in one basket, and then dropped the basket.
China is now throwing every single word we threw at them back in our faces, and this has been a long time coming.
Grow up, children. You have been nannied and sheltered. Stop making a mockery of this country with your moron hick schtick.
This reminds me of a horrible tragedy that happened in Toronto in 2003.
It was a ten-year-old girl named Holly Jones. She was grabbed by an adult male and dragged away to her death.
She was a lithe and dainty girl, and I remember the case very well. I have always had issues with adults who prey on children. There is cowardice, but that kind of cowardice is vile.
But I remember one columnist who basically opined that had young Holly taken self-defence lessons, somehow, that would have saved her.
A grown adult male and a child fighting. He has a plan, and she doesn’t.
Self-defence is not some sort of magical cure-all.
We could train a 10-year-old to box and then put the kid in the ring to fight the adult male.
You wanna place your bets on who would win that bout?
It takes a special kind of stupid not to understand that kind of grossly unequal fight, but it broadly hints that Canadian journalists have not gotten very far on Jean Piaget’s Four Stages of cognitive development.
That they have not reached Stage Four is not a surprise, but they are struggling through Stage Two — the Pre-operational Stage where they have yet to master this key concept:
Children at this stage tend to be egocentric and struggle to see things from the perspective of others.
They also have serious issues of Stage Three’s Concrete Operational Stage where children:
[B]egin to understand the concept of conservation; that the amount of liquid in a short, wide cup is equal to that in a tall, skinny glass, for example.
There is no logic. None. It is just anger control issues and temper tantrums. How does Canada go up against China? With irrational vendettas, wasting thoughts, money, and resources with childish tweaking? By making alliances where they have to enslave themselves with odious and costly favours? China can do to Canada whatever it pleases. They can literally hit us with such economic force that we will not be able to recover for decades.
And they know it, but we don’t.
But the Star column is as privileged white bread as you can get — sounding like some rich snot who becomes enraged because the foreign nanny spoke out of line. How dare she? I’ll show her! Do you know who I am?
Oh, get over yourself, you morons, and take some racial sensitivity courses.
Or didn’t you get the memo that this is the Woke Generation?
If China were to call Canada’s bluff, we’d be screwed, and royally.
The Globe and Mail also is making silly remarks: yes, Canada was in a weak position, but we have already lost that war. We lost it when the US knocked us off that pedestal. We got cocky and like our housing market, we vastly overestimated our value and power.
So is the National Post who are oblivious: China doesn’t need to “frighten” Canada — they can just fuck up the economy. They can flood the market and undercut us. They have intelligence they can use. If it comes to a brawl of might, Canada is cooked.
And once again, Canada had to go crawling to the United States for help because we are not an actual power.
Anger is not Canada’s friend. We can roar, and then get stomped on by someone who’s power is bigger than our own.
We don’t need propaganda sending us down the wrong path. We need an accurate picture of reality. We need strategy based on our own unique circumstances. This storm was brewing for months. We ignored it, thinking some They was going to make all better. It has gotten worse.
So instead of petty and vindictive rage puking based on nerdy revenge porn, we need a plan that actually works, given Canada’s deteriorating circumstances. Use wit, not a shit fit.
Because the longer this drags, the more incompetent and weak we show ourselves to be — and no temper tantrum can hide that bottom line…