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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: HARPER’S EFFORTS TO “HARMONIZE” CANADA’S BORDER WITH THE UNITED STATES: WHEN HARMONY IS NOT A PLEASANT THING   Leave a comment


 

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED COMMENT TO A COLUMN BY JASON MYERS AND MARK MANTAIS IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

“Harmonizing” is such a pleasant, soft word.

What it really means in this context is allowing American goons into all ports and entry points in our country and allowing them a veto on how we handle our affairs.

So it’s an Orwellian use of political euphemism.

Why do I say American goons?

You’ve only to look at the Internet to find countless stories of the American border service treating people like scum.

I still vividly remember the last time I crossed the border, years ago, and watching this nasty little man with a sour face, a terrible personality, a big belly over his belt, and a gun on his hip seizing a banana from the lunch of a man crossing for the day in his car.

I heard the poor man exclaim sadly that it was part of the lunch his wife packed him, and I watched this thug in a uniform marching away with his prize seizure of a banana without an identifying sticker on it!

I later dealt with the same guard, and he was simply rude and ignorant.

Then there were the times when fire engines from Canadian border cities were crossing to assist towns on the American side but were held up for “security” concerns.

America is a paranoid land, and it produces an unusually large crop of mentally unstable people. Do we really want them controlling our borders?

I fear it’s a bit like the legends of what happens when you mistakenly let a vampire cross the threshold of your house.