Sunday, December 16, 2012
Foreign ownership of Canadian oil is very problematic
Foreign ownership of Canadian oil is very problematic in times of war. We could easily not only find ourselves with a contractual obligation to trade with the enemy but to fuel their invasion as well. That is not right. It doesn’t matter what country it is.
Giving our oil rights to Communist China is even more problematic. Remember the Korean War and the Vietnam War? China supported both. In World War II Japan elected a fascist government and started invading other countries. The US put them under a naval blockade cutting off their supply of oil to fuel their invasion. Japan responded with the bombing of pearl harbor.
China has a horrific history of human rights abuses. We all remember pictures of the tank man in Red Square but we forget the Communist military used live ammunition on the protestors in the middle of the night. Over 2,600 people protesting for democracy were killed in Tiananmen Square. Many more were wounded. Do we really want to fund that in a time of peace? I think not. We certainly don’t want to fund that in a time of war. China has a need for foreign fuel. We can supply that need in times of peace by selling them fuel. Not by giving them ownership of our fuel. Giving any foreign country ownership of our oil is insane. Giving a Communist dictatorship ownership of our oil is treason.
Giving the Dutch foreign ownership of our grain is also problematic. What if, after a few years of profiting from owning Canada’s oil, Communist China decides to buy out the Dutch and take control of our grain too? Ever head of the potato famine in Ireland?
Blennerville was the main port of emigration from County Kerry during the Great Famine (1845 to 1848). In the year 1800 there were over 100 working windmills in Ireland, now only 3 survive. One of them is the Blennerville Windmill at Tralee in Kerry. During the famine corn was shipped out of Ireland to England through this port and mill as well as others.
Being forced to ship Canadian grain out of Canada during a famine would be unwise but is the exact situation we create by allowing foreign ownership of our grain. Foreign ownership of our resources is very problematic. Communist ownership of our oil is treason. History matters.