The Foreigners Invading Canada

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verdatum : Can't travel to exotic location this week. Does heavily metaphorical monolog about cultural acceptance and integration anyway. Never change.

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Slpk : If there's such a thing as click bait audio, this channel is definitely it.

Kenneth Rapp : In the comments: people who think he's actually talking about invasive plant species, and people who understand subtext.

Ahmad El-Khatib : Is it me or did you up your sound game? Crisp quietness and cricket sounds, your VO on point, yummm!

GamerChameleon : Wow this was such a fascinating episode. And even more amazing that it’s connected so personally with your family history. Keep up the amazing work! Proud to be a Patreon supporter.

chrisisteas : I never understood the phrase "as American as apple pie" but I think I finally do. I always felt like people claimed that apple pie was an actual American thing. I always got annoyed because how is it anymore American than Canadian or Dutch? Now I understand that that is the point. Apple pie is as generic as it can get. People made it American/Canadian/Dutch because they embraced it like their own. That being said, I still think that a lot of Americans saying it don't understand how generic it is and think it's only theirs. Thank you. Zo Nederlands als appeltaart! Edit: formatting, changed angry to annoyed

airwickfreshner : You're related to Chris Hadfield?

Ninja Weretiger : I’m partly First Nations from Alberta, Canada. Yes negative things have happened... Luckily stuff is getting better. There’s still many things needing to be fixed.

Cyssane : I recognized that painted log pile from your dad's "In Canada" video, so I wasn't surprised to learn this was shot around your family's cottage. Learning a bit of the Hadfield history was an unexpected bonus. Thanks for sharing that, Evan -- it was a privilege. :)

Caroline Dowd : "Please don't be a racist, please don't be a racist, please don't be a racist"

James Clayton Bowman : When you spoke of stowaways in the ballast, I thought you might be about to speak of the Zebra Mussel, or its cousin the Quagga Mussel, or perhaps even the Round Goby; all of them have done billions of dollars of damage to the Great Lakes ecosystem... but yeah, Phragmites, it's awful stuff.

Michael Cherry : A great episode and your most personal yet. It's amazing how people seem to think that they can live in isolation from the rest of the world when the world is becoming more and more interconnected. As usual, it's about perspective. If you're going to persist in looking at everything in a negative way (like the reeds) then any benefits are overlooked, ignored or misinterpreted. Canada has always been a country that works better in practice than it does in theory and one of the reasons is a willingness to adapt. Is there room for improvement? Always. But to improve something, change needs to be embraced, whether it be deliberate (a change in official policy) incidental (increased ship traffic evolving life on the island) or accidental (the introduction of the European reeds that have changed the ecosystem of the island). You can either surf the waves of change or drown in them, but you can't ignore them.

JeffinBville : The argument to keep phragmites is not dissimilar to that of Japanese barberry, a plant that leafs out first in the spring shading the native plants that come along later. Their branches sharply barbed and their fruits uneaten by birds or animals, the plant spreads in thick mats killing off forests. But then we've discovered that migrating birds have taken to eating the berries and now native birds have also taken it as a supplemental food-crop and now we don't know what to do with it. Leave it to feed the birds, who crap out the seeds further spreading this unstoppable invasive or remove it where we can and let the birds go hungry for a few years until suppressed native plants return? Your channel makes me feel like an adult which is often too rare for media these days. Thanks for that.

Dídac Mateu Martínez de valdivieso : Your way of Narrating would make the slow paced action of sludge dripping down a wall be captivating, cheers and thank you for these videos!


Avery Lopez-Baines : *O Canada, our home and native land*

Danielle Spargo : Absolutely love the video, and the underlying message. I might also be a foreign invader to America, having originally come over illegally, but our family worked hard to naturalize and adopt the culture. There are times when I miss South Africa, but there isn't any doubt that my life is better here. And I can only hope that my presence here helps to enrich the life of even one American citizen. Though they were the original foreign invaders to this land, and more will come in the future. The world is connected now. If we cannot accept each other and work together, look beyond the differences and see the good the people bring, like your grandfather watching his island saved by the reed; then only suffering and bloodshed will follow. Thanks for this video Evan.

Colleen New Holy : Duuuude. Being in California this week, at a Native Youth Conference. This is exactly what we were speaking of. Acceptance that everything outsiders/Immigrants have brought in, destructive or not. Is honestly here to stay Like. We can push as much as we want and make giant fusses... Things are here to stay. Its up to us to decide how to proceed now. How to remain ourselves. Whilst sharing our former homes with everyone. While asking for the rest of the world to accept that we really do want to keep our old ways, that we want to keep our identities. Because as much as the world around us changes, we remain. And we want to remain ourselves

Mattquaza : I understand what you are saying, but I cannot help but hate the phragmite

nm9012 : Wait . This guy is related to the astronaut Chris Hadfield?

Jackslid on Reddit : New Rare Earth, thank you Based God

JamPacked : I think a very egregious and self-centered mindset is thinking that you don't have a culture of your own, and that you aren't spreading it, thinking that only your culture is being changed (whether you want it to or not) when they collide. This is why I like America's "melting pot" analogy over the "salad bowl" that some people were pushing for when I was growing up (which seemed to be what they teach in Canada according to my friends there, someone confirm this). The salad bowl intentionally keeps the flavors independent but together, while the melting pot's flavors all blend together, and any new ingredient changes the very taste of the whole pot, even just slightly, and it also changes the taste of the new ingredients as well, still leaving enough of their original taste to make them unique. Though I guess the benefit of the Salad bowl is that you can pick out the avocado if you don't like it :^)

Oliver Bollmann : Lovely. What a testament to how cottage country can push one to philosophical explorations. Be artsy all you want; the analogies were on point, the message clear, and the pun at the end perfect. Very timely.

xApemanx : I have no problem with people with Judao-Christian values coming to Canada, I do however have a problem with people with values that call for the death of all non believers. I have a problem with people who come to this country to see its destruction. We stabilized this land to the plight of the warring tribes that already existed here. We are allowing another scenario to occur, and the people who are already here will be victims as the natives were in the past. Understand this, Diversity leads to Entropy. Entropy is the movement of order into chaos. Act to keep Canada safe, because as the chaos devolves, there might not be enough good men left to act. : Are you related to Chris Hadfield the astronaut?

Benny Lava : Add goats.

Der Giftgnom : I don't know about you, but that last shot zooming in on Evan legit gave me the creeps. That looked like the classic weird old man on his porch about to tell you about the haunted house down the street.

Yamen S. : God, I love his videos.

Jarrett Meier : I didn't realize you were Chris hadfields son, that's awesome. You have a cool family, keep up the good work.

Kay Kay : I am the result of many wars that others fought on my behalf to put me here. Those wars have ensured that we have the strength and persistence to continue. Myself, I have fought wars to ensure the survival of my kind. I don't care if you think I don't belong. This place and I are now together and where we will balance each other. This is where I live, where I multiply, and where I will fight for it and the prosperity of us. What you think doesn't matter. I am here and I will do what it takes to win. Move along.

Eggplanet : Congratulations to your wife for getting her passport!

mszczepaniak : Towards the end I had a difficult time making out what's being said but I turned up the volume and rewound the video. This may be the most relaxed state a person has been in while doing a monologue and being video recorded- respect.

monty58 : Don't forget our version on the west coast, blackberries, blackberries everywhere

Hermes Trismegistos : Congratulations for Legalization! 🍁

Iveros m : I thought they were gonna talk about the Chinese

chadoftoons : Man if its so unkillable can we mutate them into something useful? Like let them soak up toxic materials and just throw em behind some factories

KiesKo Enterprises : This might be one of your best videos, good job man.

strongkanegou : Usually love your videos for being very nuanced, but why does this one leave an aftertaste of political tinge? If you expand on this analogy, Is environmental destruction by multinational cooperations "here to stay"? Is increasing income disparity "here to stay"? Are manufacturing jobs going overseas "here to stay"(or ironically not)? Are real estate bubbles "here to stay"? It's like can't have your cake and eat it too, you know...

Jerry Rupprecht : This video is no good. You never said “aboot” or “ey?” once.

zacao : thanks for including my translation, everyone should watch this video at some point.

feeshschticks : 1:02 OCD Triggered. Fix that clock already. Jeeze... lol No, seriously...

ASStrakhan : The Chinese...

rmb9311 : Your voice was so mellow...I thought I was watching a episode of 20/20. It was an excellent episode, very well done.

herobrineharry : To be honest, this seems like a tools issue, not an existential one. Imported insects and animals, introduced diseases, engineered diseases, and more could all stop the phrag. There are certainly native Canadian plants that could do the same job as the phrag. And this isn’t change, after all. Change means diversity, fusion, flowing and growth. The phrag is nothing of the sort. Invasive species are mono cultures, static and permanent, only expanding because of accidents and human intervention. Loss of genetic and biological diversity is objectively bad for environments.

ActaCaboose : "Come gather 'round people wherever you roam And admit that the waters around you have grown And accept it that soon you’ll be drenched to the bone If your time to you is worth saving Then you better start swimmin' or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin' Come writers and critics who prophesize with your pen And keep your eyes wide the chance won’t come again And don’t speak too soon for the wheel’s still in spin And there’s no tellin' who that it’s namin' For the loser now will be later to win For the times they are a-changin' Come senators, congressmen please heed the call Don’t stand in the doorway don’t block up the hall For he that gets hurt will be he who has stalled There’s a battle outside and it is ragin’ It’ll soon shake your windows and rattle your walls For the times they are a-changin’ Come mothers and fathers throughout the land And don’t criticize what you can’t understand Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command Your old road is rapidly aging Please get outta' the new one if you can’t lend your hand For the times they are a-changin' The line it is drawn, the curse it is cast The slow one now will later be fast As the present now will later be past The order is rapidly fading And the first one now will later be last For the times they are a-changin'" - Bob Dylan, "The Times They Are A-Changin'"

Scott Willis : I love the analogy of American (continent, not country) as Apple Pie. The fruit was not native to North America, it was transplanted. It was an invader but, in time, came to be thought as domestic. Whether you consider current emigrants, People who migrated over 100 years ago, or the descendants of the first peoples to enter this land via the Ice bridge, we're all not from here. It is hard some times to think that sometimes something new and foreign will be considered native and natural to your children. We live in a dynamic world.

Kev Fran : No offence, but went I read the tittle, Chinese immigrants pop up in my mind

Young Grizzly : Its settled, I want you to read my eulogy. Details to come upon my death.