AYanker76 Posted May 3, 2020 Report Share Posted May 3, 2020 (edited) Hello, nice to meet you all. I have been executing a plan to obtain my Canadian permanent residency and flee the states. Recent events in the U.S. have accelerated these plans dramatically. I am pressed to leave for the following reasons: Steady replacement of democratic civil authority & adoption of permanent wartime powers in the name of security. Transition of U.S. civil police to paramilitary force in arms. Increasing use of sweeping surveillance at the federal and civil level. Increased use of surveillance to target critics of police, the wealthy and government officials. Retaliation against journalists who expose war crimes & HR violations, and general hostility to a free & democratic press by federal officials & citizens. Inability/unwillingness of legal systems to redress or punish illegalities & human rights violations committed by the government and wealthy individuals. Embrace of theocratic lawmaking. Increasingly authoritarian posture in children's education, including increased use of criminal punishment for juvenile behavior or general non-complicity with acceptable views. General fear that a (possibly) impending financial collapse could amplify the aforementioned violence and inhumanity to Hunger Games-like levels. My goal is to get to a more democratic society and to sever myself from the jurisdiction of the U.S. government entirely, which I believe to be violent, unjust and decadent, at large. It has always been in the back of my mind that Canada may not be far enough, as the U.S. has always been a latent military threat to Canada. More importantly, the American populace is so large and so armed, that I question whether Canadian authorities would be able to control spillover from any destabilizing geopolitical events in the U.S. Were such a thing to happen, you can be sure that the volatility that plagues American society would be shortly in tow. While I commend you all for taking action to make your society safer & less prone to the mass shootings that are normalized, weekly events here, I think banning assault weapons will also exacerbate this imbalance. While reading a history article about U.S. military contingencies to invade Canada during WWII, I saw that American military officials did note and respect that the well-armed Canadian populace could put up a spirited resistance. Do Canadians take such a scenario seriously, and are contingencies for securing the Canadian border regularly updated? Edited May 3, 2020 by AYanker76 clarity Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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