Skip to comments.The Republic of Northern America (BARF ALERT!)
Posted on 12/26/2006 6:31:14 AM PST by rasblue
Disenchantment and growing irritation with the U.S. South could lead northern American states to seek a union with Canadian provinces, writes Stéphane Kelly
In 1891, the intellectual Goldwin Smith caused a furor when he published Canada and the Canadian Question. He suggested that if Canadians believed in the democratic ideal, they must accept the inevitable: Annexation of Canada by the American republic.
The writer noted that the divide created by the English Civil War, which pitted Puritans against Cavaliers, had replicated itself in North America. Canadians embraced the aristocratic ideal of the Cavaliers while Americans held dear the democratic ideal of the Puritans.
Who would have thought that roles would have reversed themselves a century later? That the United States would be seen as a society with an affinity for aristocratic values while Canada would be perceived as an alternative model, because of its attachment to democratic values?
This reversal could change the political landscape of North America.
American society's slide toward the aristocratic ideal risks exacerbating the anger of the northern states, and possibly convincing them to leave the union.
In this context, among the political possibilities that face Canadians in 2020, it would not be far-fetched to include political integration with New England.
(Excerpt) Read more at thestar.com ...
This is right up there with Michael (Tubbo) Moore's post-2004 rant about red state "Jesusland".
Let the divisiveness end. Let the healing begin.
I don't think French Canadia would like that very much.
To the Northeast:
There are people in this world who will not be happy until the U.S. is cut up into little pieces. Mistakedly they think this will make the world a better place--they are wrong.
I don't see what the fuss is all about. This writer accurately describes the United States of the 19th Century.
I really wouldn't mind to give Canada some of those liberal blue hellholes in exchange with those Canadian parts which voted Harper.
As a Southener, I take these as fightin words.
Don't sweat it, this writer has never been south of an "alternative progressive" bookstore in Gramercy Park.
Please send me a FReepmail to get on or off this Canada ping list.
Well, it is too late for Christmas and too early for April Fool's...
You don't want the blue states. They truly don't want you.
Not crazy at all. When those in the northern states pondered the question of secession multiple times in the early 19th century, it would have been inevitable they would have joined Canada or returned to their mercantilistic masters in Great Britain.
Perhaps we should let New England go and the Canadians should let Quebec go and the two form another 3rd World Country. And they could get their support from .............. France. That would be just dandy.
I live in the 'south,' and the place I live doesn't resemble this guy's little scenario any more the north's serial killer population is indicative of its attitudes toward cutting people into pieces for pleasure. Of course, I rarely recognize this country (period) when it is analyzed thusly in foreign media.
I can tell you that here in Calgary we have more in common with Montana than we have ever have with Toronto or New York.
Wouldn't it make more sense to sell New England to Canada.
YTou would be selling Pratt & Whitney, KAMAN, Sikorsky, Groton/Electric Boat, EMC, G.E., and a host of military manufacturers if you did.