I do not expect Canadian Media to air discussion on this issue. Yet I believe it to be central to understanding.
Sent to CBC Radio, The Current, June 6th.
The seat on the UN Security Council:
Why would a majority of other countries vote for Norway or Ireland, not Canada?
Put yourself in their shoes, look through their eyes. Realistically.
A vote for Canada is a vote for the U.S. But the U.S. already has a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.
U.S. military might in the world is dangerous.
The American and Canadian military are integrated and “compatible”:
- the Canada First Defence Strategy in 2008
- the “Troop Exchange Agreement” (“Civil Assistance Plan”) also in 2008
The media hardly recognizes that Canadians do not have sovereignty over our military or corporate sectors. They do finally acknowledge the existence of FVEY, perhaps that is a first step.
It is easier for people from outside the self to see the self more objectively. A majority of other countries may not vote for Canada because they understand that a vote for Canada is a vote that supports the United States and its foreign policies.