So, Trump thinks Canadians fear him and his threats? Methinks he’s about to find out we’re made of much sterner stuff.
“It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.” —Emiliano Zapata
Am I being too melodramatic? Perhaps, but fuck Trump and the elevator he rode in on. If it’s a trade war he wants, then it’s a trade war he gets. He’s foolishly misread Canadians if he thinks we’re going to back down to a bully.
I’ve spent the last few days participating in online discussions, and I’m so proud of how this is uniting us as a nation rather than dividing us. This is a fight worth making sacrifices, and if it means I must pay a bit more in taxes, change my spending habits, and forego some luxuries to support the Canadian industries and employees affected, as they deal with the short-term pain of diversifying for long-term gains (less dependence on the USA), then COUNT. ME. IN. BABY.
As Trudeau said, “Canadians are polite, we’re reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around”.