The following nuggets extracted from a singular academic essay may help to further inform persistent Brocker campaignist tendencies toward LTA (lobbying the authorities) and DTM (doing the media).
Americans in Canada are not loved by their vassal state, and never will be. When the empire claims its own, the emotional juices of schadenfreude have to overwhelm narrow rational self-interest.
Just watch those Americans get what they deserve. What a delightful spectacle. The increase in my Canadian banking fees due to FATCA is less than I spend on watching hockey goons smash each other up, and the show is way more fun.
Sauve qui peut.
Streambed where nuggets were found:
Kim Matthews and Vic Satzewich. “The Invisible Transnationals? Americans in Canada,” p. 164-179 in: Transnational Identities and Practices in Canada. Vancouver : UBC Press, 2006.
US-based scholars seem to have been generally disinterested in why Americans might want to leave their country of origin. … For many Americans who believe that there are endless numbers of people clamouring to get into their country, it is truly surprising that native-born Americans might want to leave the country at all. (164-165)
In one of the few studies that systematically examines emigration from the United States, American emigration to Canada is portrayed as little more than a form of internal migration to the fifty-first state. (165)
This large, socially significant, yet relatively invisible component of Canada’s immigrant population. (165)
Data suggest that American immigrants to Canada are relatively well off compared to other immigrant groups and to the Canadian population more generally. (167)
As of 1991, only 55% of all immigrants from the United States who were eligible to apply for Canadian citizenship had become Canadian citizens. (168)
Americans with dual citizenship who circumstantially assert their Canadian identity and underplay their American origins and citizenship do so in situational contexts where they believe that this will be beneficial. (169)
All of the individuals with whom we spoke affirmed that they felt anti-American sentiment in Canada. (169)
Americans in Canada, who enjoy the status gains of being from an economically dominant country, have the added security of knowing that Canadians are generally assimilated into their culture and that Canadian political deference to the United States is both common and necessary. (170)
Capital flows both ways, and there is a transnational capitalist and professional class that moves between the two countries to help manage these investments. (178)