by Billy Roper
As I’ve written in my fictional ‘Hasten the Day‘ trilogy, as well as in my non-fiction demographic study ‘The Balk‘, the fate of our big, empty northern neighbor is largely tied to our own. That’s largely due to the fact that 90% of the Canadian population still live within a tank of gas of the U.S. border, and it’s really, well, America lite. So, if we break up, they do, too, just as the Quebecois have wanted, in fits and starts, from the beginning. They’re not the only ones. In the Arctic far north of the country, there’s a strong movement for Native American autonomy or outright independence, parts of their West Coast has more Chinese than Canadian citizens, and the prairie provinces might as well be named North North Dakota.
Former National Review writer and founder of VDare.com Peter Brimelow, himself a Canadian, stated in a recent interview that:
“I think the United States is going to break up. That’s not because I want it to happen, that’s because I think it will happen because of the divisions introduced by public policy. The only population that I have hostile intent toward are the illegals. They should simply be removed. And that can be done easily by simply enforcing the law. They’ll self-deport.”
“I think we are headed for Civil War in this country, Bruce. I think the divisions are so profound now, and the American Left has become increasingly extreme and totalitarian, I don’t see any way to resolve it.
This is a country where people are armed. At some point, there is going to be a demonstration like at Berkeley or these attacks on Trump demonstrators—they had several pro-Trump demonstrations last weekend and several of them were attacked, not just the Berkeley one—well, one day, someone is going to pull out a gun and start shooting. Then people are going to be shooting back and we’ll be off to the races.
There’s going to be a hard landing here. The only way to stop it is to shut down immigration immediately. But we’ll see if that can happen.”…
“I personally think that Quebec should be thrown out of the Confederation. I don’t think it’s a question of their seceding, I think they should be thrown out, like the Czechs threw the Slovaks out of Czechoslovakia.
Good fences make good neighbors. What you would have now in Canada without Quebec, after the 2015 election, would be another minority government—even assuming that Trudeau would then have been able to win in Ontario and get himself back into the West if he had been faced with a real Anglo nationalist government.”
Dowbiggin: “The stresses you talked about in the US are apparent in Canada between the areas, communities, and the cultures. I suspect that, maybe in a more docile way, we are headed to some sort of crisis in Canada. How do you see a possible breakup of the United States affecting Canada? Do you see parts of Canada joining parts of America if we sort of scramble this whole equation?”
Brimelow: “Yes, I do. I always thought that’s a possibility. In various different ways, My first wife was a Newfoundlander. Confederation was a complete disaster for Newfoundland, as it has been for the Maritimes in general. It’s just reduced them to dependent status. They would be much better off with free trade with the US.
It is often said that there’s a possibility of a Pacific alliance developing between the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia and Alberta and Alaska. They have a great deal in common.
But I wouldn’t rule out Ontario being the first to want to join the US–because they’ve had a happy experience with Confederation. They think of themselves as competitors or on the same level as Washington. As you know, a great deal of Central Canadian intellectual life is just basically America-envy. I could see it working out in various ways.
The problem is that the US itself is in trouble now! So we may just see boundaries redrawn across North America, regardless of the 49th Parallel.”