As much as the US has always scared me to some degree, I think that it is pretty far from becoming "some fuckhole." Political whim is not an American thing.
As for the thread question, we should always have a reasonable fear of a neighbour 10 times our size and maybe 20 times our power. There are too many stupid, inexperienced, uneducated, angry people in the US . . . just like in Germany, or France, or PEI, or Alberta, or BC, or . . . BUT, most Americans remain as close to most Canadians as people can be.
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