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British Columbian Independence

Postby Gloominary » Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:01 pm

I would like to see British Columbia, my province, become its own country, severing most of its political ties with Canada, as well as the UK.
I'd also like to see it mostly, or wholly socioeconomically self-sufficient.
It shouldn't be a commonwealth of the UK, like Canada, Australia, New Zealand and so on are, it should be fully independent.
The sole official language ought to be English, French shouldn't be an official language, because there's hardly any French people in British Columbia.
As for immigration, we should import as many whites as possible from Europe and elsewhere until our population is about 90% white, after that, we should hardly import anyone from anywhere.
As for the environment, I'm not sure how much of British Columbia has been developed.
If more than 10% of British Columbia has been developed, we should rewild until about !0% of British Columbia has been developed.
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Re: British Columbian Independence

Postby WendyDarling » Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:22 am

Nice dream.
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Re: British Columbian Independence

Postby phyllo » Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:29 am

As for immigration, we should import as many people as possible from Europe and only Europe until our population is about 90% white, after that, we should hardly import anyone from anywhere.

In 2016, the total population was 4,648,055 and the visible minority population was 1,651,820. Assuming that the visible minority population stays constant, then to have a 90% white population would require a total population of about 16,518,200. That means you need almost 12 million white immigrants.

That much immigration would have a significant impact on the environment, the culture and the job and housing situation.

Do you really want that many immigrants? Be careful what you wish for.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demograph ... h_Columbia
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Re: British Columbian Independence

Postby Gloominary » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:32 am

WendyDarling wrote:Nice dream.

Ain't it tho?
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Re: British Columbian Independence

Postby Gloominary » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:36 am

phyllo wrote:
As for immigration, we should import as many people as possible from Europe and only Europe until our population is about 90% white, after that, we should hardly import anyone from anywhere.

In 2016, the total population was 4,648,055 and the visible minority population was 1,651,820. Assuming that the visible minority population stays constant, then to have a 90% white population would require a total population of about 16,518,200. That means you need almost 12 million white immigrants.

That much immigration would have a significant impact on the environment, the culture and the job and housing situation.

Do you really want that many immigrants? Be careful what you wish for.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demograph ... h_Columbia

Perhaps 90% is a little lofty considering, we also want to protect our/the environment.
A 75%-80% white-non-white ratio would be far easier to achieve, we'd only need another 1.5-3 million whites.
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Re: British Columbian Independence

Postby barbarianhorde » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:14 pm

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Re: British Columbian Independence

Postby Gloominary » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:47 pm

barbarianhorde wrote:They should hang you for treason.

You need to be taken out back and shot.
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Re: British Columbian Independence

Postby Gloominary » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:14 pm

Maybe new non-white immigrants (as in, haven't lived here for 3 years or more) and/or able-bodied long-term unemployed non-white immigrants (as in, haven't worked in 3 years or more) should be given a year to get their things and go back to their country of origin...or wherever, some place else.
We could financially compensate them for their trouble.
And if they refuse, they could be rounded up and deported.
That'd further reduce the non-white population while benefitting, or at least not adversely impacting the economy.

I mean I don't altogether dislike non-whites, it's just there's way too many of them.
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Re: British Columbian Independence

Postby phyllo » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:37 pm

And if they refuse, they could be rounded up and deported.
That's not a statement of Canadian values. I can't be certain but I don't think it reflects BC values either.
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Re: British Columbian Independence

Postby Gloominary » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:42 pm

phyllo wrote:
And if they refuse, they could be rounded up and deported.
That's not a statement of Canadian values. I can't be certain but I don't think it reflects BC values either.

It probably would've been if I made it in the mid 20th century or earlier.
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Re: British Columbian Independence

Postby phyllo » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:48 pm

Gloominary wrote:
phyllo wrote:
And if they refuse, they could be rounded up and deported.
That's not a statement of Canadian values. I can't be certain but I don't think it reflects BC values either.

It probably would've been if I made it in the mid 20th century or earlier.
Aside for the shameful episodes during the First and Second World Wars, I don't think that it was the attitude at that time. War made them fearful, but it didn't last.
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Re: British Columbian Independence

Postby Gloominary » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:18 pm

In 1885, under pressure from British Columbia, a federal law was passed restricting Chinese immigration through the imposition of a head tax (which lasted until 1923) – the first of a series of such measures directed at the Chinese that continued until the late 1940s.

In 1946 the formal ban on Chinese immigration was ended. In 1952, a new Immigration Act continued Canada's discriminatory policies against non-European and non-American immigrants. However, in 1962 Ottawa ended racial discrimination as a feature of the immigration system. In 1967, a points system was introduced to rank potential immigrants for eligibility. Race, colour, or nationality were not factors in the new system; rather, work skills, education levels, language ability (in speaking French or English), and family connections became the main considerations in deciding who could immigrate.

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/immigration-policy

Before the 1960s, Canada's immigration policy was designed to keep the country majority white.
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Re: British Columbian Independence

Postby phyllo » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:40 am

Gloominary wrote:
In 1885, under pressure from British Columbia, a federal law was passed restricting Chinese immigration through the imposition of a head tax (which lasted until 1923) – the first of a series of such measures directed at the Chinese that continued until the late 1940s.

In 1946 the formal ban on Chinese immigration was ended. In 1952, a new Immigration Act continued Canada's discriminatory policies against non-European and non-American immigrants. However, in 1962 Ottawa ended racial discrimination as a feature of the immigration system. In 1967, a points system was introduced to rank potential immigrants for eligibility. Race, colour, or nationality were not factors in the new system; rather, work skills, education levels, language ability (in speaking French or English), and family connections became the main considerations in deciding who could immigrate.

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/immigration-policy

Before the 1960s, Canada's immigration policy was designed to keep the country majority white.
Yeah. Nothing in those quotes says anything about rounding up people and deporting them. Which is what you are proposing : "And if they refuse, they could be rounded up and deported."
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Re: British Columbian Independence

Postby Gloominary » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:10 am

phyllo wrote:
Gloominary wrote:
In 1885, under pressure from British Columbia, a federal law was passed restricting Chinese immigration through the imposition of a head tax (which lasted until 1923) – the first of a series of such measures directed at the Chinese that continued until the late 1940s.

In 1946 the formal ban on Chinese immigration was ended. In 1952, a new Immigration Act continued Canada's discriminatory policies against non-European and non-American immigrants. However, in 1962 Ottawa ended racial discrimination as a feature of the immigration system. In 1967, a points system was introduced to rank potential immigrants for eligibility. Race, colour, or nationality were not factors in the new system; rather, work skills, education levels, language ability (in speaking French or English), and family connections became the main considerations in deciding who could immigrate.

https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/immigration-policy

Before the 1960s, Canada's immigration policy was designed to keep the country majority white.
Yeah. Nothing in those quotes says anything about rounding up people and deporting them. Which is what you are proposing : "And if they refuse, they could be rounded up and deported."

They didn't have many non-white immigrants, so they didn't need to deport any, but if they did, they probably would have, as Canada, and BC were demonstrably founded on preserving and protecting whiteness.
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Re: British Columbian Independence

Postby Karpel Tunnel » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:18 pm

I have a lot of family in BC and love it there. I really do like the idea of smaller countries. You get more accountability - degrees of separation go down - and policies can be tailor-fit, at least to a greater degree than in larger countries. Different regions need different policies, guidelines, ways of doing things dependent on geography, local culture, the stronger industries and more. It is amazing that when any region or nation wants to pull out of a larger conglomeration of nations or a specific large nation, this is seen as ONLY about race nor nationalism. But what is at the very least also happening is a choice between a large nation and a smaller nation. Not nationalism vs. its absence. The further the people in power are from their constituents, the greater their distance from feedback. Their kids will never be in the same schools as the people they are affecting, as one example of how one can be interconnected, but where the chances go down the larger the national unit. A connected problem is that that distance is more easily exploited by corporations: via lobbying, campaign contributions, revolving door hiring with government and the destruction of oversight through this last process.

This is never made an issue in mainstream media as far as I can tell. That there might be, for example, democratic concerns about being part of huge conglomerate nations, and valid concerns. This is especially ironic in the US where you have a nation founded on splitting off from a VERY VERY CLOSE CULTURE in England, because the region that wanted to secede felt that it was not being treated fairly and wanted control of its own rule. And yet such concerns are never considered or considered a valid part of say, Brexit.

Despite having Canadian relatives who have been incredible at procreating, I know the situation less well in Canada. I do know Canada never had this clear severing from Britain, though they are not the kind of controlled colony they once were.

We have little trouble understanding why a Soviet block country wanted to return to its original nation. And sure, I am not arguing that being in the USSR was the same as, say, BC experiences being part of Canada. But many of the problems are similar, if less severe, sometimes by orders of magnitude.

We are fairly tribal as humans. And I do not necessarily connect this to race, but the greater the distance from others, the easier for them to be considered statistical entities, the less concern we have and this is also true for leaders, elected or not.

And this need have nothing to do with being better or hating anyone. BC could have very good reasons for seceding and having a smaller, step closer to more direct democracy, nation, without it entailing that it hates Albertians, who may also benefit from being a smaller in some ways similar nation.

This is so taboo in so many contexts that one is immediately considered hateful for even suggesting the idea. I don't share the OP's urge to hit some kind of ethnic levels. I think it is far better to just move forward from where you are. In the context of the thread, I am guessing that this will get the primary focus from the people on the left of center and even some on the right. To me this ends up baby and bathwater.

Why is it that the left cannot even consider moves that actually allow for more accountability and direct influence by groups on their own lives?

Why is, in a different context, THE EU, not considered a nation, and that wanting it to grow and absorb other nations - and get them to align with NATO, The World Bank, anti-russian policies, for example, the kinds of rapacious 'free' trade capitalism that does not allow citizens in their own country to democratically influence a wide range of policies including banking, land use, social services, restrictions on the power of corporations and more? That's a nation with a specfic, albeit rule based rather than custom based, culture? But it is a culture that the left has been and still is critical of...

and yet, Brexit is necessarily evil, there is nothing possibly beneficial in it and large nations are not nations so it is not nationalism to want more and more of the world to be absorbed in this nation.

And this is me with my roots in the left looking at an in certain areas utterly brain dead left reaction.

It seems like everyone tries to find out these days - what does my team think about this? - and then vote with the team. This benefits the people with real power, who love the left and right snapping at each other and being smug and basically allowing those with power to keep consolidating power in fewer and fewer hands.

Why not allow the tools of analysis around power from both the right and the left, and use BOTH SETS OF TOOLS to look at what power is doing?
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