I am still laughing at this stupid article from the knuckle-draggers of the Toronto Star:
Why experts say Canada should follow Australia’s lead on China in wake of Huawei crisis
Yay, experts. They are never wrong, so you can’t question this bullshit. I like this attempt at shutting down debate:
Canada should not be afraid to follow Australia’s lead in standing up to Beijing in policy and practice, say experts who have analyzed foreign relations for decades.
Ottawa has long prioritized economic gain over national security, worrying over the state of its relationship with the global heavyweight rather than voicing and defending its interests, say analysts.
They have analyzed things for decades, so you can’t question the big gaping holes in this article.
Nice try, but there are so many things wrong with this bullshit story that I could write a book on it.
For starters, Canada is not Australia. We cannot just blindly follow someone else’s playbook and expect the same results. If a single “expert” is making that decree, take away their credentials. They are morons.
Australia has its own problems right now, and they stem from their unpopular policies at home and abroad. Canada doesn’t need more luggage.
And the worst of this article is its Middle Class mindset that it is all about tweaking the nose of other nations to “slap back” at them — and that everything will work out in the end.
You don’t know that, and neither do your experts.
For example, you do not know what dirt China has on the Canadian government or its players. You don’t know what China owns here or what the contracts say are penalties. Australia may be in a better position than Canada and can afford to do what they do.
And you do not know what’s actually going on between Australia and China — you do not know what backroom concessions the Aussies had to give in order to save face publicly. That is not something “experts” would know. That is something insiders would, however.
You keep quoting the arm’s lengths people, who cannot tell you anything that is useful — just the façade of it.
Canada has to solve its own problems actively and originally, not crib from other regimes. That requires being creative and not stealing playbooks from other countries and appealing to authority.
If governing were that easy, then we wouldn’t be having the big problems we are having now…