As I was sitting at home, trying to be safe from exposure to COVID. I began thinking about living in Canada. Here are some of my thoughts about my being a Canadian.
I am in the minority in Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, and every casino in this country.
I was born in the forties, fifties, or sixties. Yet I am somehow responsible for some First Nations people being screwed out of their land in the 1700’s!
I pay an import tax on cars made in Ontario.
I am allowed to skydive, drink, smoke marijuana, but I’m not allowed to drive without a seat belt.
All the money I make until mid July must go to paying taxes.
I live and work among people who believe Americans are ignorant. These same people cannot name their own country’s new territory.
I sleep well knowing that my taxes helped purchase a nice six figure home in Vancouver for some unskilled refugee.
Although they are unpatriotic and are constantly trying to separate, Quebec still provides most of my nation’s prime ministers.
95% of my nation’s international conflicts are over fish.
I’m supposed to call black people African-Canadians, although I’m sure none of them have ever been to Africa for that matter.
I am being told that paying a 200% tax on alcohol is fair. I am also being told that the same tax on gasoline is also fair.
I am being told that spending $15 billion to promote the French language in the rest of Canada is fair when the province of Quebec doesn’t support or even recognize the ENGLISH language. How can Quebec get away with that?
I am being told that paying $1 million for 3 Stripes (‘The Voice of Fire’ painting in Ottawa ) by the National Art Gallery was a good purchase, even though 99% of this country didn’t want it or will ever see it.
When I look at my pension and realize that I take home a third of what I actually make I say ‘Oh well, at least we have better health care than the U.S.A.’
I must bail out big corporations who drive their business into the ground and say, ‘Yeah, that’s OK.’ And when they move all their manufacturing plants and jobs to a third world country and say, ‘No problem.’
Canada is the highest taxed nation in North America, the biggest military buffer for the United States, and the number one destination for fleeing terrorists.
The Lord’s prayer is not allowed in our schools anymore because of other religions who chose to move here. But prayer rooms for Muslims are provided.
I am an angry white person. I am one pissed off taxpayer, who is broke.
Things could be worse. COVID proves it.