I have two daughters ages 27 and 37 and four grand children ages 2 1/2 to 16 and a little bun in the oven, so I have an interest and great concern for what we are going to leave for them and the state of the world and Canada. One of my grandchildren is a mix of white and black and in my larger family the spectrum is from pure white to pure black. There are people of Portuguese, West Indian, Nova Scotian, Scottish, Irish, British and American heritage. We have practicing Muslims, Christians both Catholic and Protestant as well as a few Atheists, so as you can see we get a little curious when the Prime Minister of Canada starts making speeches about real Canadians first and that his government is working hard to help real Canadians without explaining clearly who these real Canadians are, or what he means by the statement.
I would agree in principle that Canada is one of the best countries to live in, work in and raise your kids in, but what exactly does this phrase mean? I have come to the conclusion that there is my kind of people and theirs and the rules, laws and choices are different depending which side of the we you are on. This is not an all Canadian problem, or American one, it is one that goes as far back as when Europeans first decided to leave their land. The thought is one of conquest and race superiority.
Does living, working and raising ones family in one of the best countries in the world mean for example that in this great country my grandchildren and little nieces and nephews will never face racial, religious, linguistic, or cultural prejudice from the government of Canada, or its employees, like I and my children have? I think not and one of the reasons for this is, that this government and all governments of this great country seem content to say that Canada is one of the best countries in the world to live in when it comes to any kind of prejudice and so see no need to do anything to change the way it discriminates against certain minorities. All levels of Canadian government state that it is up to those who choose to immigrate here to become real Canadians and fit into Canadian society. This would be okay, but no one has ever defined what being a real Canadian means. This would have been okay I would imagine with our First Nations People too if the European settlers had taken the same approach to blending in when they landed on these Canadian shores for the first time. I am sure the First Nations people of Canada would have had a better go of it if the white European settlers had blended into the society that they wished to immigrate into, but alas this was not an attempt by the Europeans to immigrate, it was an attempt to conquer and conquer they did. Canada goes on record in its civil, provincial and federal governments as taking the position that multiculturalism is not that important in Canadian life. The governments of Canada takes the position that the “Canadian culture and way of life must be preserved at all costs and it begs the question of just what the Canadian way of life and the Canadian culture is in their minds?
Let us get it on the table, out in the open shall we. When the government says the Canadian way of life does it mean the European culture? The White, French, English languages, religions and cultures? Is this the free from prejudice Canada that all of us are so proud of? When wearing a certain kind of head-gear, or face scarf sends the government into a panic of losing the Canadian way of life, or culture and it fears this loss so deeply that it passes laws to prevent it citizens from wearing said clothing, does this signal something is wrong? When we make the writing smaller on public signs in one language are we not insulting, belittling and displaying our contempt and hatred of a certain type of Canadian? When the speaking of a language sends a province into such a panic that it states openly its fear of losing the province’s identity so deeply that said province feels compelled to create laws and imposes them on its people, punishing them for speaking any language but that preferred by the government of said province, forces students to go to certain schools and employs language police to spy on its citizens,signal us that something is terribly wrong? Is this what we mean by Canada is the greatest country to live in, work in and raise your children in?
It would seem that leaders of the west have gotten together and decided to go back in time when bigotry and racism was thought of as an okay way to keep the balance, or the status quo. When there was one supreme race who shared a similar if not identical religion, the languages of Europe and indeed the culture and flavor of Europe, is this what the Canadian government is afraid to lose? All I ask is to have it stated clearly that this is what our leaders mean by keeping our Canadian culture? Tell the rest of us that this is what has the Harper led Conservative government so afraid. The fear surfaces with every boat load of a certain type of non Canadian refugee that lands on our shores. The changing of our immigration laws to prevent and deter these no European type of refugees says it all and if that is not enough their imprisonment for over a year without due course of law should tell you something about this great country of ours and what is considered a real Canadian and what is meant by Canadian culture.
This is the type of reasoning and attitude and then change of laws that created the nasty business of residential schooling to which Canada apologized to it First Nations Peoples about and promised to never let happen again. This is the type of thinking that led to the internment of Japanese Canadians during the war and the anti chinese laws and deportation of said people from Canada. This is th kind of thinking that sees French Quebecers pitted against English in Quebec. This is possible because all levels of government in Canada feel that it is okay to be a little prejudice as long as you do not go to far. This is the kind of thinking that made it possible for the enslavement of the African race. Is this really the reasoning, the ideology that this great nation of ours wants to be led back to?
I used to look at movies like District 13 and say they were really reaching, until I heard the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, talk as though to even entertain the thought of multiculturalism was to weaken ones position as a race in the world and that eventually your initial race will become extinct. When Tony Blair echoed the sentiment followed by prime minister of France, Francois Fillion I knew we were stepping backwards into a dangerous moment in time and what a nasty set back it must have been when America elected an Afro-American president of the United States Of America. I understand why we never learn by our mistakes now and it is because the people in charge are not trying to be better human beings and promote equality for all they are really trying to do the same bad old things better, as if poor people are truly stupid and all other races are savages just a little better than animals an as easily manipulated.
In conclusion I would say that Canada is still one of the best places in the world to live work and raise your children, but this country is regressing along with most of the so-called free world at a rapid rate back to where it was not that great a place to live unless you were a White and a Christian. None of this “New World Order” business is new, in fact it as old as recorded history goes back. It has held all sorts of names and justifications over the years, but it still boils down to racism, greed and a feeling of superiority of one type of person over another. The feeling that only one type of religion is good and one type of color has the right, or ability to run the world and that the lesser races need to be brought on-line for their own good. The christian crusades, all of the mighty empires of the past, the Nazis all had this same ideology and they all failed and so will this new attempt at this very old game to dominate and control the world. Yes Canada is a better place for me than most still to raise my family, but that does not make it a moral place, or a place of justice for all. What it does mean is that I will not be killed in my bed today for being different, or writing about my discontent and I guess that is worth something, even if that is all that it means.
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