Constantly working to create some sort of national identity through federal programs and various other vehicles of social engineering instead of letting some sort of common patriotism and national pride form naturally, we forever find ourselves at odds with each other.
Divisions, based mostly on historical events and stereotypes, have become entrenched in the very fabric of our culture. West versus East, English versus French, Native Canadians versus the federal government, Quebec versus Ottawa, Alberta versus everybody…
Isn’t it almost time for another Quebec referendum on separation?
Tough love being what it is and all that, here’s five ways to save Canada – or at least make it better.
Really, it was cute for a while. Now it’s just annoying. It’s a disturbing sign if part of who we are as a people consists of proudly proclaiming who we aren’t. True, our two nations have some different opinions on certain issues. But show me two other nations on the planet who have a stronger friendship.
4. Scrap the National Embarrassment Known as the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
Don’t reform it. Don’t rebuild it. See it for what it has become and cut off its head. The Kangaroo court has turned its nose up at decency and individual freedoms, and has morphed into nothing more than a sanctioned Lynch mob. There is nothing ‘human’ about the way they toy with our ‘rights’.
3. Hold a National Referendum on Quebec Separation.
Surprise the hell outta them people, eh? Twice in my lifetime they have had their chance. The latest in 1995 was close – their bluff was almost called. Still, the whining continues. I say, now it’s our turn. The campaign would reveal the truth about how badly Quebec wants to stay. No matter the result, it should shut them up for a while. Bonus: with Quebec gone, there won’t be the Bloc Quebecois factor in the House of Commons, thereby making it possible for a party to achieve majority status. This perpetual minority thing is starting to grate.
2. Trade David Suzuki to Australia for Future Considerations.
Canada’s #1 enviroNazi is everywhere. Armed with his bag full of global warming hysteria, you can’t turn on the CBC without seeing him doing his Chicken Little act. But perhaps the court jester is starting to lose his mojo. Ranting with an acute anti-Harper message to elementary school children is bad, saying that politicians who ‘ignore climate science’ be jailed is worse. Much worse. Suzuki has taken environmentalism and turned it into a form of totalitarianism, and he has got to go. Why Australia? I hear they are full of tree huggers, and also it’s far, far away.
1. Stop the Bilingualism Agenda.
If there is one foundation by which the divide between our French and English citizens has been built, this is it. Roughly ¼ Canadians is categorized as being ‘French’, yet an endless list of federal governments of all political stripes, in their zeal to woo Quebec, have pandered to the French movement. We have a nation where the racist Bill 101 (the French-only policy for business and outdoor signs in Quebec) is accepted with a blind eye by the feds, but a ‘Francophone’ activist in Alberta turns a traffic ticket into a Constitutional challenge because the summons wasn’t issued in French. Bilingualism is a wedge that forever divides our nation. It is difficult to speak as one nation when we cannot even understand each other.