According to the Jiber’s reading of the history of Quebec the British invaders failed to impose a strict conformity of the British Empire on the defeated French. A big mistake! Now the USA economically and socially was in command of Canada why not wipe it out as a country and make it part of the USA? These Americans were being half assed with Canadians or perhaps they were simply patient waiting for complete financial and economic integration? Why waste time trying to grab a dung hole like Vietnam when Canada was ripe for the taking! Few regarded the American threat seriously except for the communists and mutants who were threatening the patters of ingrained conformity. Nationalism took second place to Coca-Cola and blockbuster American movies. Could it be the mutants might be the mirror in which the reflection of mass manipulation could be seen?
The key to power was conformity. If only Stalin and Hitler had been more ruthless they could have paved the way to continual absolute power in their own countries and throughout the world. Jiber thought they really weren’t masters but amateurs in comparison to the iron fisted rule Jiber’s father had imposed upon Zortixia for many years. But then again the human race was relatively young and one could not expect miracles overnight. There would always be pockets of discontented and unhappy rabble rousers. You could never crush them but maybe that was unwise as they drew out other discontents who could be identified and crushed sort of acting like cheese in a mousetrap. Jiber became aware that to impose absolute conformity on all Earth, at least initially, would be fruitless and time consuming thus it was better to play with the existing cards. Infiltrate the schools, Parliament, the universities, the media, the Lion’s Club, Toastmasters and the Shriners! Create a new conformity with your followers to ensure conformity’s growth. Make it fun but subtle. At one point it would be easy to create a subjugated army. Wear Eves St. Moron suits, drive Chevrolets and even penetrate provincial and federal power structures. Jiber knew too well from his reading of even the sanitized Canadian history its founders and rulers had been swindlers and criminals. Stealing land from the aboriginals and wiping their children out through residential schools. He admired the railway men Canadian venerated as the builders of Canada even though Chinese workers had been exploited and fleeced to glorify the railway barons. How amusing the great founders of Canada had been slave traders and perpetuators of genocide over the indigenous population yet glorified in the history books and rewarded with railway cars full of cash! And the stupid Canadians lauded them as national heroes. Was “The Last Spike” a spike in the heart of decency and humanity? The most attractive thing was this scam was all legal. Anyone could play by conforming and jumping into the fray and grabbing anything they could lay their hands on. Who knew…if you tried hard enough you might even become a Premier or a Prime Minister? Hmmm…..that was an idea!
Unfortunately most of the cash and the glory had been usurped by earlier politicians who were cementing their dynasties by creating elite private schools like Lower Canada College and Upper Canada College to train their children to be their successors and maintain and grow their grip on society. Anyone who challenged their monopoly of power was dealt with harshly these days. The middle class had been prevented by the barricades from jumping up the social hierarchy leaving them bitterly complaining on their doorsteps about their exclusion. So what could the Jiber do? Perhaps he could ally with the Americans so as to curry favour and with their help invade Canada. The Yankees were mired down with Vietnam as they had been with Korea. Could he somehow persuade the Americans Quebec was another Hanoi and an easy apple for the picking? Quebec had the population for an intergalactic army. The Jiber needed to devise a coup.