Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Maybe CK's Right. Maybe It Is Time to Secede.
I've been thinking more and more about Rafe Mair's warning about what the Harper/Layton roadshow means for British Columbia. It plainly sets us up against the rest of Canada.
Thanks to you easterners (and to me that line begins at the BC/Alberta border) we're now going to have to defend our environment against - wait for it - Canada. And, when it comes right down to it, I value my province and our environment far more than I value being Canadian. I can sure as hell live without the rest of you but I'm not sure I can live with you.
Thanks to the morons from Ontario to Alberta, we're going to be virtually powerless to stop a supertanker port in the treacherous waters of northern BC and a pipeline crossing our mountain ranges sucking toxic and highly corrosive bitumen sludge out of Athabasca. I think Harper will have no trouble populating his new prisons over that. It will be opposed and I'm pretty sure there will be force involved. I'm even hopeful that it will coalesce British Columbians in opposition to - well, to Canada.
What other way is there for us to stop it and the other environmental depredations we'll endure under Harper but to assert our sovereignty? How else will we be able to shut this supertanker port down before a catastrophe happens? We don't need Canada and, unlike other provinces, we don't need Alberta's oil wealth either. We have an abundance of resource wealth and, unlike the Tarheads, plenty of water to boot.
Don't worry. As soon as all the ice melts you'll be able to ship all your shit to Asia out of the north - unless they bail on you too.