I could continue ad infinitum, explaining all the ways that Canada has contributed to the state the world is in. But rather than do that, I’d like to try to answer a more fundamental question: Why? Why is Canada the source of so many of the word of the world?
This is an interesting question.
My theory is that there are several factors at work in Canada, that make it uniquely susceptible to the way of thinking that produces these results.
The first, and probably most obvious, is the multiculturalism aspect. Canada was founded by two (three if you count natives) cultural groups. Although I have argued that there is an underlying, shared Canadian culture between these groups, it is not obvious and external the way American, German, or French cultures are. The fact that Canada was used to the idea of their culture being an amalgam, rather than a monoculture, allowed the original Trudeau to swap three cultures for all the cultures. It’s much easier to go from 2 to ∞ than it is to go from 1 to 2.
The second, and less obvious, reason has to do with biology and architecture.
Not… exactly what I meant Giger…
Canadian government and population have historically been majority English. If one was to divide Europe into individualist vs collectivist countries, England would probably top the list of most individualist. They would also top the list of a whole host of other traits, like social trust, lack of perception of corruption, and civic-mindedness. This seems to be not just cultural, but genetic. It doesn’t really matter either way though, as both the culture and genetics of England were imported into Canada.
It has been argued previously that this individualist streak is responsible for the decline of traditionalism in the United Kingdom, and the rise of leftism in all its many forms.
He warned you.
It is my belief that Canada is degenerating faster than Britain because of things like architecture. In Britain, there lives history. People are reminded constantly of past greatness by castles and colleges and manors and beautiful little hamlets. In Canada, outside of Quebec especially, there is no connection to the distant past. Nothing to admire. In Britain, it’s difficult to escape the idea that There Was Once Greatness Here. I believe that there is value in that feeling. I believe that it is that feeling, or rather the absence of that feeling, that makes Canada more willing to abandon traditions than our mother country.
Finally, I would like to explain one reason why Canada does not suffer from nearly as many of the race relation issues, especially racial crime, that plague other countries with similar, or even less foreign, demographics.
It has long been understood, especially on the Dissident Right, that Diversity + Proximity = War. However, almost always the focus is placed on the diversity aspect of that equation. In Canada, proximity is the important factor. Outside of a few major urban centers, Canada is quite sparsely populated. Not just that cities are generally quite far apart, but that houses within cities are not butted up against each other, compared to other countries. There is room here. And the urban centers generally have such inflated property costs that they tend to select against the poorest (and most violence prone) groups. There is no war in Canada because we are not yet diverse enough to counterbalance the general lack of proximity.
So little proximity.
This is not to say Canada is safe. This situation could change very, very rapidly into something very, very bad. What this means, though, is that Canada will continue to be held up as a model “immigrant nation” even though our reason for temporary “success” cannot be replicated.
I am not trying to excuse the evil Canada has done in the the world. I just want to explain it. I’m sure there are many other reasons for why Canada has done the things it’s done, and even more for why Canada does not seem to be affected nearly as badly as other nations by these destructive policies. But I’d prefer not to simply repeat what others have said. I’d rather say something that, to the best of my knowledge, is new.
What I’d like to say now though, for one final time, is not new. I have said it before, and I will almost certainly say it again. From the bottom of my heart, I’d like to say…