The Zortixians were on a bit of a roll in terms of credibility with Earthlings. Soon it would be time to approach the United Nations for membership. If successful the Zortixians would apply efforts to have Earth admitted to the Intergalactic Council. The sweet smell of success was not far off.
The Zortixians had much offer to Earth in terms of peaceful technology and medicine. Earth did have agricultural products to offer. Zortixians had subsisted on synthetic food for so long they had forgotten what real food tasted like. For example, the Montreal mutants had sent a ton of apples to Zortixia as a gift and there was a near riot when the apples were handed out as the Zortixians had never had such a fruit. Pineapples and mangoes were also the rage. There was even talk of COSTCO setting up warehouses in Zortixia selling Earthling products. The Russians had signed a multi million-dollar vodka deal, the Chinese a beansprout deal and Canada became “official supplier to Zortixia of Earthling wines”.
Not only did Zortixia gain admission as a delegation in the United Nations General Assembly but it was awarded a seat in the Security Council. The Zortixians were champions of the developing world sending engineering crews to build a modern infrastructure and medical teams to eliminate pesky tropical diseases. The Zortixians often insisted the mutants be given official recognition in the countries they were undertaking engineering and medical projects in.
The mutants never had it so good. People were helping them cross the streets and tipping their hats to them. Finally the mutants were popular and respected in the communities they lived in. Montenez was swept into power becoming the new mayor of Montreal. No more white elephant events. Instead Montreal would finally get the sewage treatment facility ignored by former mayor Droolpoop serving 10 years at St. Vincent de Paul Penitentiary for corruption. Gay bars were opened. Schools were established for mutant children. Transvestites paraded the street and longhairs puffed on their joints in the open. Montreal was going to be a different city.
Many governments in the world were trampled under the angry hooves of disenchanted populations that saw what Zortixians could do to enrich their lives. Democracy began to replace dictatorships which fell one by one and the USSR collapsed. It was looking so raw for the bad guys they began to flock to Switzerland, just what it deserved for hiding and laundering their money for so many years. Canada was no exception as railway museums were set ablaze, statutes of corrupt politicians were toppled, roads were renamed and the Canadian Businessman’s Hall of Fame was severely defaced.
Canada had just elected a new Prime Minister Joe Who a heavily jowled man from Western Canada sort of a spitting image of a previous Conservative Prime Minister Jimmy Sleezenbaker. Where would Canada be without confused and dedicated politicians like these men? Probably much more progressive! At least Sleezenbaker was human and you could laugh at him with the rest of the country. Who was not of the same pedigree and he wasn’t much to get excited about with the charisma of a dog chewed pencil. But the province of Hellberta soaking in newly discovered oil finally found a western provinces sympathizer.
The rallying cry of Who became, “Let’s go Hellberta and British Columbia”. Hellberta oil companies could laugh all the way to the bank. They actually wanted to establish a new country! Moose Jaw was to be their new capital. Quebec was supportive of Who as they had been itching to set up their own country. Well thank goodness the Zortixians were here so The United States would never swallow up Canada. Greed helped establish Canada now it was destroying Canada.
What a mess. Perhaps everyone should start again?