Communist propaganda, Canadian journalism style: Note how the Reality Deniers never have the ovaries to just state bad news.

When I wrote the book OutFoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s war on journalism, I had in my possession a significant cache of memos staff at the Fox News Channel were issued on how to cover events before they did any work on the stories.

It’s a propaganda rig: how a story played out all depended on the memo, not the actual facts of reality.

But if you think the propaganda is just a Fox-thing, or a Right-wing, thing, you truly are a moron.

We see the same games in Canadian journalism, played out on a mass scale.

Just look at this propaganda piece in the Huffington Post Canada:

The Good News About Canada’s Suddenly Shrinking Economy

If this keeps up, Stephen Poloz won’t be jacking up your mortgage rates much longer.

This article goes beyond being patronizing and stupid:

Some dark clouds have gathered around Canada's economy in the past few months, but that might actually be good news for the country's most indebted households, and for homebuyers, as the Bank of Canada is less likely to keep hiking interest rates.

Dummy, if the economy tanks, people will lose jobs, and the interest rates will be spiked higher. People will lose their homes because when the economy is bad, there are fewer jobs available, businesses shut down, and debts get called in.

There is no good news in Canada right now. None.

When I was a kid, I lived in a cul de sac with brand new townhouses. Both my mother and my grandmother had full-time jobs: my grandmother worked in a factory and my mother was a driving instructor. There were about thirty families living here, and the economy was doing very well, until it didn’t.

The mortgage rates spiked, and all but three families lost their homes in the bargain. My family was one of those three families to be able to weather it out. It was an ugly time, and I still remember it well after all these decades.

So this article is pure bullshit.

Because Canada has too many people on social assistance as well as too many government workers. Both these sectors rely on a tax base for their survival, and neither truly contributes to the economy by producing goods. The provinces and nation are both heavily in debt, and should we get downgraded, that means cuts to the dole, and cuts to the government payroll which been artificially propping up our economy because these are people who are the best paid in Canada — if they lose their jobs, we’re fucked.

When my mother used to teach metalworking at the college level, she had a variety of adult students taking her courses: factory workers (particularly GM), bank tellers, nurses, police officers, professors, office workers, teachers, executives, artists, casino workers, and retirees.

Then came a recession, and by the time the dust settled, the only kinds of students who could still afford to take lessons were teachers who are on the government dole. The other white collar types vanished.

As I was the one who did the managing for my mother’s teaching and jewelry design career, I used to send out emails, and one day a virus caused the email to blast to people, but the number of emails that were no longer active that got kicked back to me was chilling.

They came back because those were work emails and those places no longer existed.

And neither were those jobs.

With investment to Canada dropping, US tariffs crippling our economy, and the Saudis proving their anger has real consequences, things are not looking up — and the weed as economic saviour narrative is proving to be a serious lie.

Journalists are not covering this reality. They are trying to spin shit into a gourmet meal.

No, you are trying to tell your people what a glorious thing it is to eat shit. Shame on you.

Just like the prime minister who made a childish idiot of himself, tweaking the US President’s nose yet again.

The last time you did that like a powerless little boy, you got tariffs slapped on this country. Does this moron have any ability to learn and correct his infantile behaviour?

And you have losers in a dead profession cheer this garbage as if it matters what an incompetent and subjugated bungler calls evidence of his defeat.

Trudeau can call it the Great and Glorious Economic Orgasm of Canada, we are still reduced to a vassal state who is screwed over.

The Canadian mindset is a cowering infantilized one that cannot process the fact that there is such a thing as bad news that cannot be corrected by some They.

That’s what lulled the Communists into oblivion. They were constantly told that eating shit was actually dining like kings.

And then the Americans popped that balloon.

With glee.

We have Reality Deniers who keep trying to spin rot, and the bad news keeps rolling in. Sooner or later those wicked games come back to haunt you — and they are already starting.

Because you cannot have goods until you face the bad — and do something about it that actually takes a lot of effort, sacrifice, grit, discipline — and work

Starting over in a Post-Journalism World, Part Forty-Six.

Canada is not a country run by adults, nor is it professional region that is observed or monitored by adults.

That is the reason we are a vassal state thanks to the pantywaists who bungled USMCA as badly as they did.

Not that we have adults at the National Post who can see it. Andrew Coyne is still in heavy denial, explaining away the truth of the deal — first by insisting on calling it the “new NAFTA”, which is silly because it is no longer “North American.”

That would imply three nations with equal footing, which it no longer is. The US comes first, then Mexico, and then Canada. USMCA is the accurate reflection in the shift. The parts are no longer whole. USMCA is truth in advertising. NAFTA is just a cowardly denial of what has happened.

But Coyne doesn’t see the obvious and sticks to a Pollyanna narrative:

To be sure, most of the language in the chapter is merely about the need for “transparency” and “reporting.” Even the strange new tripartite Macroeconomic Committee is supposed to just “monitor” and “consider” each country’s monetary and exchange rate policies. But then there’s that bit about any party being able to demand “consultations” with another whenever it suspects the latter is engaged in “competitive devaluation,” or to haul it into trade court (“dispute settlement”), with appropriate penalties imposed if it has not been “transparent” enough.

It probably doesn’t mean anything. Folks at the Bank of Canada seem unfussed by it. Still, it’s unsettling to see such intrusive language in a trade agreement, especially at the behest of an administration with such a tenuous, paranoid grasp of trade and monetary policy as this one.

If that had one ounce of truth to it, the US wouldn’t have fought so hard to make shallow cosmetic changes, and Canadian negotiators wouldn’t have tried to fight and resist as hard as they did. The US do not waste resources or would have bothered on wording. They are about action. Canada are the fantasizers who find comfort in symbolism.

Wording can be spun and interpreted, and vague terms are often prime for loopholes and creative interpretations where the losing side feels relieved and is lulled into thinking they dodged a bullet, while the victor is thinking several moves ahead and has a strategy that comes after the pigeon thinks everything will go back to normal.

I do not appeal to authority. Authority didn’t see Trump or Brexit, or many other things. You have to look at multiple factors, from history, case studies, and street level gossip — something both academia and journalism perpetually fail to do.

But so does our own federal leadership. We have an incompetent prime minister scolding Quebec for wanting to have people wait until they are 21 years old before they can buy weed because that will create a black market.

Only Justin Trudeau would think of something that stupid and utter it in public.

Aside from the fact that the human brain does not fully develop until your early to mid-twenties (obviously something his own brain has never achieved), the Prime Minister’s warning is merely a manipulative manoeuvre to try to blame Quebec for something his government has already failed to do: stop any black market for weed.

For starters, there is already a black market. They are not going to go away. Second, they sell more than just weed, and it is not as if everyone who snorts cocaine or injects heroin is just going to give it all up and go for a softcore drug. Only someone who has no connect with reality would think it.

And the black market sells more than just drugs. They also are the place that deal with prostitution, weapons, and stolen goods. Their currency is stolen art, among other things. They target young teenagers, not eighteen-year-olds.

The prime minister can spew garbage to deflect attention away from the fact that an awful lot of people at all levels of government were heavily investing in cannabis enterprises, and there may be a lot other questionable, if not illegal connections and skulduggery going on — meaning there was a sketchy lobby going on all this time that the Canadian news media did not bother to report — but no, let us wag a patronizing finger at Quebec for trying to do something sensible other than give nervous pills to a dysfunctional middle class at an age where habits formed tend to be life-long chains that hold people back.

Canada has a himbo for a leader who lacks a moral compass who seems to be working overtime in altering young people’s minds.

But Canadian journalists are asleep at the wheel — they are always making excuses for his repeated screw-ups and dubious decisions.

Had they had investigative journalists — the first question they would ask — for any change in governmental direction — would be who is behind this push?

Journalists were not supposed to hold the hands of the fragile and jittery middle class — they were supposed to keep them awake by showing the facts.

Not the easy to get facts of statistics or press releases.

But the hard and secret facts of who is connected to whom, who is lobbying, who is bribing, bullying, and blackmailing.

The alternative to journalism exposes the tangled webs hidden from the public. WikiLeaks had the right idea, but they lacked the ability to connect to a mainstream audience. I mused about this problem in one of my fictional novellas. WikiLeaks lacked social graces, throwing information at people with anger rather than presenting facts with reason.

If we had the journalistic alternative, Trudeau would be having hard questions to answer long ago. Instead, the press here doted on him and gave him a free pass, and he in return, made damage this country will never recover from decades from now.

The sky isn’t falling. That is not what does people in.

It is when the ground slowly erodes when grains start getting away from you until they form the quicksand that drags you in because you became adjusted and numbed to the very warning signs that danger is approaching.

That is one of journalism’s greatest failures: the inability to foresee problems.

But the alternative does not have to fall for the same ruses or play the same games…

Memo to the Chronicle Herald: Grow up, children. And start thinking like adults.

Canadian journalism is run by unsophisticated hayseeds, small town, big city, they are all shallow and sheltered clodhoppers who honestly think they can sound learned as their logic flies in the face of actual reality. They do not see the obvious and are so self-absorbed that they are blind to things until it hits them square int the crotch.

In this case, it was Donald Trump who kicked Justin Trudeau in the privates with USMCA.

The Chronicle Herald is having a meltdown, and this puerile column is both amusing — and disturbing.

The beginning shows the global ignorance of the author:

If there’s one lesson learned from scrapping with the United States over trade, it’s that Canada needs to find new partners and new places to do business. It’s time to move on, because America might never be cured of its malignant Trumpism.

Canada had decades to find them. They always slacked and saw an easy hack on depending on the US. But here is where the unworldliness begins to bleat:

The talks for a new NAFTA exposed what President Donald Trump is doing to his formerly respected country. He is making it repellent.

No.

Not at all.

The US has done all sorts of unspeakable things to other nations for decades, all in the name of “democracy.” They bombed countries. They starved them with economic sanctions. They meddled in their elections outright.

So this is nothing new. The only difference was Canada, a nation that chose to turn a blind eye and be a faithful lapdog happily running with the US, is now becoming the recipient of their dark side.

It was all wonderful and glorious when the US did those sorts of things to other people. Canada just nodded, applauded, and went along, never considering what would happen if they were in the US’s hot seat.

So spare me this whiny emo rant. It is like a naive women who dates a man who has beaten, fleeced, and cheated on a string of other girlfriends, but she think she is so special, that he will won’t ever do those things to her.

Sorry, fairy princess, you aren’t all that, either, and an abuser abuses, no matter who you are.

But the blindness goes unchallenged in this temper tantrum:

That’s the only conclusion after hearing Trump’s threats about “the ruination” of Canada if it failed to kowtow to him and about how he could “punish the people of Canada.” He also remarked on how our prime minister is “very dishonest and weak.”

And Trump was right in his assessment. He didn’t give up US sovereignty. Trudeau gave up Canada’s; so why are you angry at Trump, and not the one who blinked?

The stupidity continues:

So we have a tentative new trade agreement, but life with the Americans is never going to be the same again. Nor should it be. They can’t be trusted and it isn’t just Trump.

You just realize this now? It was okay for other countries to be broken into submission, but not Canada? Canada enabled this behaviour for decades.

The tirade knows no end:

The president is the least trustworthy major political figure in memory among the advanced democracies. But his tame Republicans support him to the hilt. None will criticize Trump or his poisonous behaviour, presumably because they believe that arrogance and lies are what Americans want.

Hello! The US has done this sort of thing for decades. What cave do you live in?

I will leave with one more hayseed observation because this is a highly unreadable piece of tripe:

Trump also has his fan cult, with its rallies and paraphernalia; its chants and its aura of barely contained violence. Members demand the kind of lies and arrogance you can only get from Trump.

No, not just one president.

Remember those fake “weapons of mass destruction”? They didn’t exist, but it didn’t stop the US from deciding how a foreign government was going to fall.

Or the destruction of Serbia that was instigated by multiple PR firm’s bullshit stories that only a moron would believe?

Or those imaginary Kuwaiti babies in incubators that sparked another invasion?

Canada is lucky they haven’t been slapped with sanctions or invaded for our natural resources.

Justin Trudeau played a game he is not savvy or brave enough to win. He is in a job he has no qualifications for — and the USMCA proved it. The fault isn’t Trump. He looked out after his nation’s interest. Trudeau did not — and he and Chrystia Freeland are entirely responsible for this fiasco. If they thought they were going to dictate to the US what their environmental and gender policies were going to be through negotiations, then they are knuckleheads. No one tells the US what they are going to do because they have a plan and they stick to it.

The only difference between Trump and all of his predecessors is that he realized three things:

  1. Journalism is dead.

  2. The Left are all talk and chest-thumping.

  3. Canada is expendable.

I knew all of these things prior to the US election. If this realist saw the obvious, so did the one who captured the White House. Canada has been living in a perpetually deluded state of ignorance, and thought they had charmed the US.

And Trump told the world in no uncertain terms that he wasn’t buying. For the last year, he challenged Canada’s old narratives, and put the feds on notice that he wasn’t having any of it. Or regime thought they could preen and strut by “standing up” to Trump, and they grossly misread their mark and overestimated their own cunning.

You elect leaders to do the heavy lifting. That is what they are sent to the country’s highest office to do. They are not their to vogue or babble: they are there to ensure your nation is kept safe from all sorts of harm.

Canada has no business and no right to blame Trump: he is not their president. He has no obligation to wipe our noses. Trudeau, on the other hand, is directly responsible. He is the one who has to answer to his people why he screwed up as badly as he did. His point woman has zero experience in negotiations — and that is not something you can wing. Her incompetence glared, and the entire nation paid the price.

This was federal regime’s error. They were full of themselves going in, and Trump won because of it.

You cannot keep blaming a foreign leader for your domestic nincompoopity.

But Canadian journalists hate bad news. It is the way of the unsophisticated who want happy, happy news, meaning they want other people to be bothered with the hard labour and grunt work.

But reality doesn’t have to abide by their sheltered logic…

Starting over in a Post-Journalism World, Part Thirty-Seven.

I

Leonard Sterndale: “How do you know that?”

Sherlock Holmes: “I followed you.”

Sterndale: “I saw no one.”

Holmes: “That is what you may expect to see when I follow you.”

The Devil’s Foot

II

As someone who studied journalism by doing covert empirical experiments as a journalist with the added perk of covering the Canadian journalism industry, I can tell you the arrogant sleepwalking mindset of those in the profession.

Canadian journalism is the worst of the Western offenders, but the US is not that much far behind.

It is the reason they absolutely despise Donald Trump. He calls them “fake news” for a reason: he exploited the press with baloney for decades, and they never even challenged him, save for the defunct Spy magazine.

The New York Times got the ball rolling with a way too kissy profile in the 1970s, and they are trying to bury him now with sleight of hand skulduggery.

(Just a reminder of how the Times introduced him to the world, children: “He is tall, lean and blond, with dazzling white teeth, and he looks ever so much like Robert Redford. He rides around town in a chauffeured silver Cadillac with his initials, DJT, on the plates. He dates slinky fashion models, belongs to the most elegant clubs and, at only 30 years of age, estimates that he is worth “more than $200 million.” Flair. It's one of Donald J. Trump's favorite words, and both he, his friends and his enemies use it when describing his way of life as well as his business style as New York's No. 1 real estate promoter of the middle 1970's. “If a man has flair,” the energetic, outspoken Mr. Trump said the other day, “and is smart and somewhat conservative and has a taste for what people want, he's bound to be successful in New York.”)

But no one should buy a word they say. They not only told the little people to cheer “Yay, Trump!” for decades, they also instructed said little people to drool over countless baddies, from Harvey Weinstein to any other grifter fleecing people out of billions of dollars, and if you want details, read my latest book, where I go into detail.

Credibility is like virginity: once you lose it, you are never getting it back.

Lulling a populace by building up fake Great Men is a bad thing. Reinforcing childish narratives so that people think they know something is equally bad. This meltdown is just like a divorce: The Times got dumped by Trump for Twitter, and now all the "dirty laundry” comes out?

Remember, kids: they are rehashing everything during the time they were actively fawning over him and building up his empire.

Now, they are drudging up garbage?

Worse, no one actually cares. People have already forgotten as Brett Kavanaugh got sworn into the Supreme Court.

Protestors throwing hissy fits were getting on him for throwing hissy fits during the confirmation hearings.

He got angry.

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They got angry.

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And at the end of the day, anger didn’t do a thing to alter the outcome.

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I know that anger because once upon a time, it was Western journalism that made me disillusioned.

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And I can tell you right now, if that crowd got violent, they would have prove the narrative of them being aggressors and villains right.

So no, violence is not any answer.

I realized journalism became a baloney peddler, but I decided to study it by becoming a journalist.

But now that journalism has collapsed, they are trying to incite gullible middle class people to get back at them for abandoning them for social media as they simultaneously try to get to them.

They are manipulating women and using their own traumas against them. It’s sad, and it is sick, but the most interesting thing in all of this mess is that it isn’t actually working.

III

The reason journalism isn’t working is that the monopoly of information has been broken, meaning the entire structure and mandate is not up to code. It is like using old-fashion special effects for a modern film and not expecting for people to notice it and laugh.

Trump saw it eons ago and it was the reason he bypassed the press. With his approval ratings slowly inching past fifty percent, he knows what he is doing.

On the other hand, the federal Canadian government and journalists do not know what they are doing. They are as stupid as stupid can be. Their ignorance could be hidden by the old special effects of old school journalism, but now nothing they do is working or remotely aligning with reality.

Trump tweaks Prime Minister Pantywaist’s nose strategically, with Trump in the role of strapping jock, and Justin Trudeau as helpless nerd whose only purpose in life is to endure atomic wedgies from his antagonist.

Like the A-list US celebrities who faced humiliation when they told their little fans to vote for Hillary Clinton, and their endorsement meant squat, Canadian journalists are mortified that they are coming off as the nerdier and duller country. Canadians like to fancy themselves as superior to the Americans, and now the USMCA has proven that Trump owns their backsides and makes full use of it by kicking it in front of the entire planet.

The CBC is hopeful the UK will rescue them from USMCA, but they shouldn’t count on it. It cannot make up the deficits, and the UK cannot even negotiate an exit deal with Europe, and by the time the dust settles, the UK will hedge their bets and make more lucrative deals with the superior US, not to mention that if the US had a superior deal, then by pride and bragging rights, the UK will demand something even more from Canada.

The Toronto Star hopes the Grits will be able to mend fences with all the provinces who elected conservative provincial governments, but they shouldn’t count on that, either. The provinces are also hedging their bets and are politically aligning to the US in order to salvage their fortunes as the federal Grits proved to be knuckle-draggers who ghettoized women with their virtue-signalling trade demands. If the economy is booming, you do not need provisions. Bring home a good deal for your country, and the womenfolk can take care of themselves and don’t need Daddy Government to make them dependent on it.

The National Post hopes there really wasn’t a loss of sovereignty, and tries to spin it with this ridiculous quote:

Others argue the change is more symbolic. “While I understand why people see this provision as a bit of an infringement on Canadian sovereignty, that’s not typical of an FTA,” said Matthew Kronby, a Toronto-based trade lawyer at Borden Ladner Gervais. “At a practical level, it has far less significance than some people are suggesting it does.”

Oh, it wasn’t symbolic: it is real and it is significant. You can live in denial all you want, but the fact that China has gone ballistic is all you need to know about the damage the USMCA has done.

China, which has so far exploited desperate countries and is buying their natural resources for a pittance (including Serbia), they have gotten rather overconfident of their own cunning, and Trump has merely stuck his foot out and tripped them up using the Prime Minister and Chrystia Freeland to do it.

As one professor also misread the signs:

“The U.S. is going to get all its partners to gang up on China, but it’s clear that Canada did this because there was a gun to its head,” said Mary Lovely, an economics professor at Syracuse University who studies trade issues. “Now Canada has its hands tied.”

Not at all. Trump went to Canada first with a better deal than what they had before: the Grits scoffed at it because they couldn’t morally masturbate in public with it by demanding frivolous ideologically-based clauses to pander to the middle class as if they were the senior partner with clout who had the muscle to do so, and Trump turned the tables, and then Canada snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

A professor is not an actual expert in the reality of the world. Professors are mere experts at theory. As they never enter the lairs they study, they are too far removed from it to make informed decisions.

We have political science professors galore, for instance, and not one has the mettle to lead this country.

We have economic professors coming out of the wazoo, and yet none of them make a salary on their understanding of markets, as they pull a safe public sector pay check.

That journalists defer to professors to reflect on reality shows how little they understand the nature of it.

When I decided to become a reporter as part of my Method Research, I had done research by taking a very good media studies course as well as read hundreds of books and journal articles about journalism from academics.

After I finished my experiment, I can tell you right now that the academics were correct zero percent of the time.

They were wrong on everything.

If I had depended on the academic study of the profession, I would have been way off course. The methods are sound, but the application is ridiculous.

You cannot hover above and be squirrelled away when studying a profession. That does not produce knowledge, but sophistry.

Academia had the methods, but not the savvy, and that is a huge problem when it comes to how j-schools teach their future journalists.

It is pure sanctioned insanity.

It is why we are still groping in the dark, believing all sorts of inaccurate and ridiculous things.

I could have believed all sorts of inaccurate and ridiculous things about journalism if I just became an academic and took the cowardly route of standing outside the profession and think the window-dressing contained the atom of truth.

IV

The reason Donald Trump has played journalists for the fools that they are so effectively for so long is the same reason why I could create a new form of journalistic empiricism: he walked among those in journalism. He gave interviews and he was accessible.

I conducted interviews and was accessible.

But I also had an assist because I used to box to understand war strategies.

Trump would have made a powerful boxer. He is one of the few people who is a savant in this area, while journalists are not savants in anything. Trump uses multiple strategies.

At the most basic level, he is a cross between Muhammad Ali and Floyd Mayweather Jr. in that he keeps moving and trash-talking like Ali, but his defensive strategies are in tune with Mayweather’s.

But Trump has something else in common with the latter boxing champion: he can set himself up as a villain and incite the crowds to root for his defeat…and then win.

Mayweather is known for it, but people do not see that Trump’s strategy banks on it. People consistently underestimate him.

More specifically, the Left and their satellite industries of entertainment and journalism, think they are more cunning, intelligent, and beloved than he is, and then march right into the boxing ring, get pummelled into a pulp, and then think they can spin a KO into a victory.

And then they keep going into the ring with the same stupid loser strategies thinking this time they will beat him.

How so when he has plenty of practice and knows your loser ways by heart?

If those kinds of strategies could repeatedly and effectively bypass journalism, then it was important to study those ways in order to create an alternative to not just journalism, but find the way the alternative didn’t fall for the same traps, feints, strategies, carny, or misdirection.

I had the answer by how I studied journalism: by being a journalist. I used the methods of academia, saw what worked and didn’t, refined and modified the methods, and turned the world into my own laboratory to gather truths.

I learned how to follow trains of thought without being seen. I learned how to observe in different ways that neither journalism nor academia did.

It became F.R.E.E.D. and in a world where people think their uninformed opinions are facts, we have no light to guide us. Just monsters.

I do not agree with the Weekly Standard that America is in decline: what they are is a nation without a credible, reliable, useful, or valid alternative to journalism.

That’s the problem. Journalism’s methods are archaic and antiquated. They no longer work. It’s trash, and when you have a profession that does everything from crib from press releases to openly steal ideas without credit from other people to flat out lie and distort, you cannot expect anything better.

You need a different angle and structure.

Journalism was used to social engineering, and now their methods are blaring, especially as they cannot alter the outcome of anything anymore. They cannot alter elections or confirmations of judges or trade deals that turn a nation into a satellite banana republic.

Had journalists walked among those they were covering without getting sucked into their mindsets, they would see reality and give real and useful information.

I found the truth and reality about journalism that way. I could have come up with an infinite number of theories, but being a journalist and creating testable experiments based on the mundane reality of the profession, gave me extraordinary insight and information.

It is why I know journalism needs to be replaced — and what can do the job: a sturdy and flexible matriarchal narrative-free empirical model that informs without trying to manipulate or become a tyrant in the bargain…

Goodbye, NAFTA. Hello, Canada getting third billing!

The mainstream Canadian news media have a compulsion to sunny spin even the worst of turns, and this is no different.

But yes, the dairy farmer’s were thrown under a bus, but it is hard to justify having artificially high prices on a basic staple, making it hard for this nation’s poor people to feed themselves.

And the steel and aluminum tariffs are still firmly in place.

But as mentioned, Canadian journalists have to put a sunny spin on rot because they see their audience as sheltered and stupid children who must be lulled and distracted from reality.

And the US government has noticed, as the new provision in the USMCA treats Canada as such.

Canadian journalists obviously understand nothing about negotiations. It is customary for the stronger party to play hardball and make outrageous demands, and then “concede” on small points to make it seem as if the weaker side did some momentous and sly. (The headline using the word “Yay!” says it all about this country’s national maturity level).

No dice. Canada lost, gained nothing, but most disturbingly, lost face and global respect. This was a bad deal for Canada in more ways than one, and the new trade title says it all.

NAFTA is no more. North American Free Trade Agreement’s own title shows a collective with no pecking order.

Now we have USMCA — United States-Mexico-Canada agreement. Canada is the last on the list. The US is first. That is a signal of things to come. In the North American pecking order, this country is last.

Not alphabetical order, or order of land size, but where we stand in this New Continental Order.

Dead last.

It is a signal for a radical shift.

Now wait until Canadian journalists use their one collective brain cell to try to think of a way to tell the little Canadian people that being dead last and losing unprecedented sovereignty is actually a sign of winning…