When I crossed the Canada-US border last week — -it took 85 minutes to process me — -with paperwork, passport etc in perfect and unquestionable order, all registered electronically. I’m white and English. There were no crowds of would be immigrants.
The same crossing in 2006 took just 5 minutes, so it’s not a remnant of 9/11. Each crossing since has got longer and more obstructionist.
The policy was obviously one of obstructionism — this has clearly permeated down from the top. The uniforms behind the desk were clearly doing nothing but pass the time of day amongst themselves.
Why should this be? Plainly they are a frightened nation, closing in on themselves to protect what they have from outsiders. It is manifested at that border crossing.
Crossing back into Canada took 30 seconds and a cheery wave. Canadians are content with themselves. No need even to get out of the car. Back in Canada felt like a return to sanity, though away from the horrors of the border crossing I couldn’t have met nicer folks in the USA.
The USA is collapsing in on itself, inflicting cruelties on its own people. The federal death penalty has just been re introduced — -where did that come from ?. Any odds on the majority of those executed will be black?
Denial denial at every level. Climate change cannot happen because their god says it can’t:
What hope is there with nutcases like this in office? The Roe vs Wade thing is in a similar vein — -control control control.
Prosperity is something to be voted for, just as the Germans voted for Hitler’s Ponzi scheme in the 30s — -they had no option but to believe. Their country was in a mess and Hitler had figured out the perfect job creation scheme — -war. Trumps ranting rhetoric was believed. There was no real difference between the two — -or any of the other right wing crazies on the rise elsewhere
Right now the USA war industry is a mainstay of the economic system, wars are constant — they have to be— Trump sells arms to the world’s worst people. If he gets his total war he can assume total “emergency” control and stay in power permanently.
The military will fall in behind whoever pays their wages — -just like the Wermacht. Rommel knew Hitler was a lunatic, but it didnt stop him leading his armies.
Humankind is driven by opportunists, they grasp at every last shred of support, even though it robs others. The USA is an overblown version of that. They must now steal to exist.
We are now in the process of robbing our own future, and our children’s future. We will leave them with nothing.
This gives an insight into where we’re headed — -not very pleasant