Far from being the liberal fairyland that it presents itself as where everyone supposedly lives in unparalleled bliss, this country was exposed as a liberal dystopia that harbors foreign terrorists and is plagued by ethnic crime. Even worse, the government is aware of this, but does nothing since it benefits from both.
The Indian-Canadian dispute has reached a new level after the first’s top diplomat strongly implied that the second has become a rogue state. External Affairs Minister (EAM) Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar emphasized the differences in the worldviews, which were elaborated on in this earlier analysis here, during his latest trip to the US. The following three news items reported on various dimensions of what he said, the highlights of which will be shared below and then analyzed in the larger context:
Here are the highlights from these three reports:
* Canada turns a blind eye towards terrorism out of domestic political convenience
– “He said India believes Canada has a ‘very permissive Canadian attitude towards terrorists, extremist people who openly advocate violence.’ Those individuals ‘have been given operating space in Canada because of the compulsions of Canadian politics,’ Jaishankar added.”
* Likewise, the US turns a blind eye to Canada’s troubles for reasons of its own convenience
– “’For Americans, Canada perhaps looks very different. It depends on the interests, and where the shoe pinches. But for India, Canada is a country where organised crime from India, mixed with trafficking in people, mixed with secessionism, violence, terrorism –it’s a very toxic combination of issues and people who have found operating space there,’ Jaishankar said.”
* Canada is violating the Vienna Convention by letting extremists threaten Indian diplomats
– “Our point is that there is today a climate of violence, an atmosphere of intimidation…Just think about it. We have had smoke bombs thrown at the mission.
We have had our consulates…violence in front of them. Individuals have been targeted and intimidated.
There are posters put up about people. So tell me, do you consider this normal?…If this had happened to any other country, how would they react to it?…Let us not normalise what is happening in Canada.”
India isn’t alone with these concerns about Canada since Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have them too:
Regarding the first, Sri Lanka has consistently condemned Canada’s claims that it carried out genocide against the Tamils during the civil war and has always opposed its harboring of associated militants that Colombo designated as terrorists.
As for Bangladesh, it’s disgusted that Canada refuses to extradite the self-confessed assassin of its founding father. These two stances predate all aspects of the Indian-Canadian dispute and therefore extend credence to Delhi’s latest criticisms of Ottawa.
Having familiarized the reader with EAM Jaishankar’s most recent remarks on this issue as well as introduced them to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh’s related complaints, it’s now time to analyze what this all means in the larger context, both of their dispute and Canada’s role in global affairs too. Quite clearly, it was an epic mistake for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to publicly accuse India of assassinating that Sikh separatist, especially without sharing any proof (even manufactured) in support of this.
That move prompted EAM Jaishankar to reciprocally respond by publicizing his country’s long-held grievances against Canada, which have dealt immense harm to its global reputation. Far from being the liberal fairyland that it presents itself as where everyone supposedly lives in unparalleled bliss, this country was exposed as a liberal dystopia that harbors foreign terrorists and is plagued by ethnic crime. Even worse, the government is aware of this, but does nothing since it benefits from both.
The foreign terrorist dimension gives Canada the power to destabilize the Global South in general and South Asia in particular, which in turn imbues it a much greater strategic importance to the US than if it otherwise didn’t wield these Hybrid War weapons. As for the ethnic crime half of this Faustian bargain, Canada ignores it and its own people’s suffering as a result since it regards these crimes as the means for funding associated terrorist campaigns, hence why it won’t seriously crack down on them.
All of this is justified on the pretext of “defending democracy” and “protecting human rights”, but that’s really just a radical liberal perversion of these otherwise noble concepts. What’s also interesting about this observation is that Canada was employing such a policy decades before the US since it’s been harboring Sikh and Tamil separatists since the 1980s. The US has hosted foreign separatists designated as terrorists by their governments for a while too, but not as obnoxiously nor ostentatiously.
Furthermore, it wasn’t until its liberal–globalist policymaking faction’s Democrat proxies went “woke” in the 2010s and especially after 2020 that the US started pulling a page from Canada’s playbook by making a big deal out of the abovementioned pretexts, particularly with respect to weaponizing LBGT+. Likewise, just as the US has hosted fleeing World War II-era fascists since right after that conflict, they never became as publicly influential as Canada’s have always been till after Russia’s special operation.
With this insight in mind, it can be argued that Canada’s “original sin” in this context was its decision to host fleeing World War II-era fascists and subsequently promote them in society, which set the precedent for replicating this policy when it came to ideological radicals from South Asia. Both policies were promulgated on liberal pretexts that really perverted related concepts, which hoodwinked most of the world until Trudeau provoked India’s top diplomat into shedding light on some of these dark truths.