A Brief Commentary by Doug Draper
Posted June 6th, 2018 on Niagara At Large
Seventy four years ago – on June 6th, 1944, known from then on as D-Day – Canadian soldiers fought and died on the beaches of Normandy, France alongside U.S. soldiers, all under the direction of the then Supreme Commander of Allied Forces and future U.S. president, Dwight D Eisenhower.
Now, under the reality show celebrity/narcissist who plays at being U.S. president, Canada and the freely negotiated trading relationship Canada negotiated with his country are viewed as a “national security threat.”
A national security threat?
The same Canada that also fought alongside the U.S. in Afghanistan following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon.
The same Canada that welcomed thousands of stranded Americans into our homes in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, British Columbia and other regions of the country when American commercial flights were diverted away from U.S. air space in the hours following the 9/11 attacks.
Canada. … Now a security threat to the United States.
Did you see the TV footage of Trump on the lawns of the White House this June 5th, at a staged ceremony he whipped up after dis-inviting the Super Bowl-winning Philladelphia Eagles football team (mostly all black players) to the White House?
Did you see him rocking back, stumbling through the words of ‘God Bless America’ as if he was being introduced to them for the first time, before questioning the patriotism of NFL players for exercising their First Amendment Rights to express themselves by “taking a knee” in during the pre-game playing of the National Anthem in protest of violence against blacks.
Then he turned around and supported the First Amendment Rights of a white Christian person from Trump country not to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.
He looked like a screwball. … even more wacked out than Alec Baldwin playing him on Saturday Night Live, if that’s possible.
He looked certifiable.
Do we really want to negotiate another trade deal with the likes of him and the millions of Americans who continue to support a dangerous nut bar who brags that they would go on supporting him, even if he shot someone on the street in broad daylight?
Canada would be better off shifting more of our back and forth trade to Britain and other countries in Europe.
In the spirit of all those who fought and died for the quality of life we have in Canada, let’s do it.
Canadians and Americans were fighting and dying against fascism during that Second World War in the 1940s, and more than 70 years later, it looks like we are fighting it again.
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