Canadia claims a separate, oh-so-unique Canadian culture. Then they
flop for the RIAA, their legs in the air...
Canadia's a funny country, not funny weird like Floridia, but more funny
feckless, like "huh" (or, as they pronounce it, "eh"). It's like a vast
expanded chunk of Scotland / Scandanavia plunked down between the US and
the Arctic, most of the people huddled close to the US border with
nearly 85% of exports to and about 72% of imports from the US (as they
they're almost the United States, except with Nationalized Health Care
(translated as "Wait... for years"), a bewildering patience with their
minority rabble of French-speaking separatists (Canadia should have
driven them all onto small, slow boats headed back to France, I'll say),
an equally unfathomable attachment to The Queen of England (what has she
done for them lately, anyway?), a history of pacifism (amnesty for
Vietnam War draft refugees, that was nice of them), a penchant for
quirky politicians, only one funny website, porous US borders that are
child's play for Russian mafia and fundamentist Islamic terrorists, and
a majority of governmental idiots. Their latest government idiocy is a
craven capitulation to RIAA Music Weasels in the form of proposed new
Taxes on CD media and player devices, as dictated by the RIAA through
their Canadian front proxy "The Canadian Private Copying Collective"
(like it's some kind of commune, or something - yeah). This new
Canadian law will at least triple the price of every blank CD-R media
disk sold within Canadia, and it will also at least double the price of
every writable CD media-player sold throughout Canadia.
Despite Canadia's ties to the US, if they want to exercise some
independence from the US media monopolies, this would be just the time
to acquire some kind of real backbone and just say No! to US media
conglomerates' thuggish attempts at oppression of their sovereign
country rights to decide for themselves what's Fair Use. Canadia has
it's choice to decide.
One might hope Canadia's politicians manage to do the right thing, just
this once. Otherwise, they might just as well do the other thing, and
apply for US statehoods. After all - it's not like they'll have to
adjust about sucking up to the RIAA.
Dunkin' Idaho regrets having had to thrash his ancestral home like
this (his grandparents were all Canadians, bless their souls), but right
is right, media companies' oppression is wrong, and clueless political
idiots must be exposed.