I’ve been watching history unfold before my eyes as Canada slowly falls into disarray. And although it’s course seems certain at time of writing, I thought I’d lay out some thoughts before things become a matter of record. You see, in our modern times, once an event passes it becomes forgotten by the average person. Oh, it may be a matter of concern or relief for a day or two but once the Monday morning alarm goes off it’s promptly shuffled to the back or our minds somewhere between picking up dog food and what’s on Netflix tonight.
Is this a callous view? Perhaps.
There is so much to talk about! I
hardly know where to start! Let’s begin with Alberta. Jason Kenny’s overwhelming
majority in toppling Rachel Notley was hardly surprising and is bound to raise
eyebrows in the coming days. And rightly so, he raises the possibility of
Alberta breaking away from Canada over pipelines and Alberta recourses. Who
knew there was a closet separatist in Jason Kenny? I don’t think so. Perhaps he
read some of my works on different forms of victory, but I’m not too sure he
will willingly pull the pin and actually declare a referendum on independence.
Perhaps if he does it will be because he is pushed into it. Kenny has been an
ardent federalist all his life, which will be put to the test in the next year.
I happened on to a CBC panel discussing this very matter. Now understand I don’t watch the CBC, much for the same reason I avoid stepping in dog poop. It was an accident. It was comprised of the usual CBC talking heads, Chantal Hebert, Andrew Coyne and the rest. The usual suspects. And they did not disappoint in casually brushing off the reality of impending Western Independence starting with Alberta. They implied that it was not based on fact, that Albertans are very much happy as Canadians. Albertans don’t mind being shafted by Ottawa and BC. You know, they are happy with a pat on the head while being told they are good Canadians. Unemployed Canadians, but that’s not a problem for Laurentian Elites. The level of condescending denial was just astounding. This, dear reader, is what your country thinks of you, presented by the state broadcaster and official propaganda arm of the Liberal Party.
Speaking of the Liberal Party…
At time of writing, the impresario of division, the head of the party hell bent on the end of Canada, the most elite of the elite, Justin Trudeau, has been making gaffs and insulting moves almost daily now. I really should write more about it but many more erudite people make a living on recounting Justin’s lunacy. It is common knowledge that since Trudeau lost his puppeteer, Gerry Butts, he is showing that he really is a vacuous bumbler.
Again, at time of writing, it appears that Saskatchewan has lost the court case by a split decision against the federal Carbon Tax. Is this surprising? However, Premier Moe has stated that the province will appeal to the Supreme Court. This as the Liberals revealed that before a nominee for judge or the Senate is appointed, he is checked against the list of party donors. Who is running the country? In whose interests?
Federal environment minister Catherine McKenna says the victory against Saskatchewan is a victory for the planet. The planet? Are Westerners so evil and disgusting that we threaten the very existence of the planet? The contempt for Westerners is not only tangible but increasing.
On to October!
If there is anything I’ve learned in life it’s that to underestimate the Liberals is not only foolish, it’s a death wish. Although Andrew Scheer is gaining in polls and Justin Trudeau keeps on giving reasons to punt him to the curb, the complacency in that comes with accepting what looks like an obvious fact can often lead to disaster.
According to the Angus Reid Institute, more than four-in-ten (44%) who voted for Trudeau’s party in 2015 now disapprove of the Prime Minister, and more than half (51%) now plan to vote for a party other than the Liberals – or are undecided. The question is whose party will they vote for?
There have been whispers that the NDP would be open to coalitions? If BC is an indication, that would be with Elizabeth May’s Green Party. That would make such a coalition the Official Opposition, a “Government in waiting” so to speak.
As we saw in the 2015 election, the Liberals are counting heavily on assistance from American supported and financed groups such as LeadNow, North99, Tides Foundation, 350.org, Forest Ethics and more, all of which conducted campaigns to vilify Harper’s Conservatives. They were greatly helped by Canada’s media who saw this as a wonderful way to return to the good old days of Liberal largess. And they were right! Justin has paid them off to the tune of 650 million dollars. Just two catches, the deserving recipients will be selected by a Liberal led and controlled committee and it doesn’t take effect until after the election (hint hint).
The Liberals have frustrated and stonewalled attempts to reduce or eliminate foreign interference in our elections, we can expect that the pro Liberal, anti Conservative vox populi will resume as we get closer to the election. Want proof? How many times lately have you read anything other than passing references on SNC-Lavelin or Jody Wilson-Raybould? Watch how the narrative has quietly shifted to “Scheer and White Nationalists” and “Scheer’s secret meetings with Big-Oil”.
It will get worse and more intense, count on it.
I try to keep these missives down to a reasonable level to avoid diatribes but there has been much happening and I haven’t written for some time. I am very interested in the thoughts and opinions of readers. Who knows? Together we may come up with something great. After all, according to Catherine McKenna, we Westerners are a threat to the very existence of the planet.
Redneck Neanderthal racists are
Western separatists. They are far right and have white nationalists in their
midst. They don’t understand modern concepts of open borders, care of our
fellow man, openness and tolerance of others no matter what they believe since separatists
are all neo Nazis…
You’ll never know how hard that was for me to write because I know it isn’t true. Or is it?
We are told by the media that every time there is an assembly of Westerners protesting the murder of the oil industry, Justin Trudeau’s visit, unfair equalization or just wanting to become free of eastern domination our ranks are full of skin heads or worse. And when that doesn’t discourage they either wildly underestimate the crowd size or accuse us of being a violent bunch that is not representative of western Canadians. After all, everyone knows that “real” Canadians love Canada and support our Liberal government, right? We all know that simply by voting Conservative all our problems will be solved and we’ll be equals in confederation, right? Of course we all know that it is positively un-Canadian to speak badly of Quebec and about our dislike unchecked illegal immigration. Oops! Did I say illegal? I surely meant to say “irregular”.
We are in a critical juncture in the independence movement. In fact so critical that it may spell the end of the movement all together. What is it, you may ask? Well, it’s actually a bunch of things, some mundane, some insane, some internal, some external. Some will sound like a rehashing of old issues, some we’d rather not talk about.
It is a given that every movement must endure a certain amount of internal and external torture and bloodletting before emerging as a finished product. It’s like sharpening a knife. In the sharpening process it’s inevitable that unwanted metal is cast aside in order to make a keen edge.
Where to start…
Let’s go external first.
According to the Edmonton Journal,
“Stupid, stupid Albertans. So out of touch with the rest of the country. Live and die by your federal conservative mentality. The ‘blue wave’ is isolated and dead and only two supporting provinces share the legacy of ignoring change. Now we all suffer for your ignorance. Shame on you.”
According to VICE,
“There is a persistent belief among many of the separatists that no one outside this in-group of “real Albertans” should get any say in daily life here. Alberta belongs to the True Albertan (presumably, a white dude riding a horse around a farm or a giant truck around the oil sands) and everybody else—Eastern Bastards, First Nations, immigrants, leftists, and Muslims—can get fucked. What can we say? Here in God’s Country, the right leans white.”
And then of course, there’s the National Post headline,
“Why Alberta separatism is the dumbest political movement in Canada today”
Says it all, doesn’t it?
And this is just a sampling of what we are up against. We are not taken seriously but constantly watched for signs of whatever “ism” can be applied to us, real or not. We seem to attract an inordinate amount of scrutiny for something so inconsequential and laughable. As Western Separatists it is important, nay vital, that we are always on guard to those forces observing and reporting on us. Contrary to popular belief, they are not our friends!
So why do we give them ammunition to fire at us?
This is perhaps the more difficult issue to address. There is so much internal squabbling between the various groups that I just don’t know where to start. Let’s just use as a starting point that everyone wants independence for the West in general but these days for Alberta in particular. From here on the road branches out in different directions and under different influences.
A disclaimer! Much of what I say here is second or third hand information, some substantiated and some not. I leave it to you, dear reader, to sort this out in your mind. My intention here is to show that just before a provincial election, confusion reigns supreme and there is much ammunition for our foes to pick from. Now if I were watching from the outside….
The RCMP and CSIS are watching. Part of their responsibilities is to protect Canada against destructive forces from outside and inside the country. Separation for the West from Canada by organized groups? Sounds fishy better keep an eye on them and make sure they don’t get too far. Check √
One leader has been publicly open to discussing personal family issues that have been rectified and no longer pose a problem…or so he thinks! We all know that the more uncompromising and perhaps nefarious amongst us simply will not allow that to stand! Internal finger pointing and nastiness. Check √
Rather dark forces of intolerance have made some inroads into the movement. Leaders assure us that this is not the spirit of the cause and they don’t represent the party/group/movement. Denying publicly without public action equals mistrust in the public. Check √
Refusal to accept all into the movement. “I don’t want those (insert race/ sexual preference/ religion/ colour/ origin here). This movement is for real Westerners! Whatever that is… Time travelers to 1958 simply cannot deal with issues in 2019. Check √
Refusal to join in a common front to achieve independence for all. Fragmentation. Check √
Turf wars between individuals within the same group or party not staying on message. This shows poor leadership and control. Check √
Well? You do see what I’m saying, right? We are simply not yet ready for prime time. Sure, the goal is good and right but the packaging is shoddy and the food unpalatable. We are not a threat to Canada, no matter what we think. It’s more than just needing a leader, it’s needing a common mindset.
I lived in Calgary for about eleven years, Edmonton for 5. My Mom and sister live in Calgary. Alberta holds a special place in my being. I lived through Pierre Trudeau’s National Energy Program and knew of people who lost their jobs, their homes, their families and more. We are now suffering through yet another Trudeau and if some polls are to be believed, he may have another term. Although I now live on Vancouver Island, I go back to Alberta at least several times a year. There’s no place like it.
As The Polite Separatist, I am often approached to give my take on various things as they apply to Western independence. Sometimes it’s a positive comment, sometimes not, but always appreciated as it broadens my view of situations facing Westerners today, be it political, social, logistical or as a prognosticator (crystal ball time). Many times I feel I can give an honest assessment because I am familiar with the issue in question. Other times I am not quite sure but will give it a good stab. On occasion I am just plain wrong but thankfully I am usually the first to admit it. Being wrong is always a good opportunity to learn and hopefully not make the same mistake again.
I’ve been asked to speak about the Alberta Independence Party which is fielding candidates in the upcoming Alberta provincial elections. Everyone knows the NDP simply has to go, it’s a given. No party has done so much harm to a place with so much going for it since…well, ever!
The AIP espouses an uncompromising commitment to Alberta independence. Of course many groups do but I don’t think I have seen many with an organizational edge that they do. The Interim Party Leader, David Bjorkman, has a solid team that is well organized along the areas of specialization required to mount a serious political endeavor. I have long said that independence cannot be achieved via a one man show. It takes many to cover all the tasks and responsibilities that lend credibility to a party.
A good look at the AIP policy platform reveals something for everyone and is balanced in its approach. How long it will take to bring about these changes is anyone’s guess. Naturally, a successful election run followed by an equally successful referendum is the prerequisite to independence.
So, am I endorsing the AIP? Good question indeed! Independence has to have a starting point and of the groups I have seen in Alberta, the AIP looks to be better prepared than the rest of the field and that in itself is its own endorsement.
They need candidates in the Calgary ridings! ALL hands to action stations! Now is the time, it always has been but now the future is calling to you. If you can be a person of action with the desire to make Alberta a place where others aspire to be like. If you really care about the future of our descendants. If you want to contribute instead of allowing others to make your future without your say… Then perhaps you are the one that is needed to bring Calgary into the an independent future.
Give it a good look, the website is, https://albertaindependence.ca/
The time is now. Are you up to it?
Just a quick followup on my last post. After a week, there have been exactly 4, yes four, replies saying they would attend such a meeting.
Well, 5 if you count me.
So let’s just say the question has been answered quite plainly and move on. The offer is withdrawn, I’ll leave the bun fights and turf wars to carry on and it looks like a mighty portion of the 40 thousand supporters on over 22 Facebook groups are largely tepid air.
I do hope independence comes in my lifetime but at this point I seriously doubt it. I noticed some lamentations on the Yellow Vest group that nobody shows up to protest how Canada is going. Well, maybe people don’t really care or perhaps they don’t want to have to do anything…or maybe it’s just the weather.
I am going to take a break for a while. Have fun all! Enjoy the internet!
I don’t have Veteran’s plates on my truck or my car. I don’t wear anything that identifies me as a veteran. I am often asked why. Am I not proud of my service? 27 years in the Army, isn’t that something to brag about?
No. Not because I am not proud or that my service was any more or less than any other vet. I have my share of aches, pains and memories, some that make me smile and some that wake me at night. I don’t indulge in any of the visual signs because what? Because I know who I am and for me, that’s what’s important. I suppose that statement might not sit well with some and they are indeed entitled to their opinion but this is a personal choice.
At some points in our lives we must all make a choice of some form or another. Some are as simple as what drink to have or clothes to wear. Some are complicated and some are life altering. It’s choices like these that have the deepest consequences.
I’ve spoken about the confusing array of groups and figures all purporting to be in favour of Western independence. Some have indulged in fights amongst themselves over names, territory, authority, money, who speaks for what and who. And surrounding this are, if Facebook groups are to be believed, tens of thousands of people who simply want to know what is going on and want to see tangible progress. You know, things they can point to in real life and say, “Look at that! It’s really happening!”
So far, they can only point to media talking heads that pay lip service to “western discontent” and the extraordinarily rare politician who includes independence as a threat in his platform. Although commendable that any politicians might speak of it with a semblance of sincerity, it shows very little to the common man wanting to be free.
It’s time to be serious and start. This is not a proposal; it is a call to action. I ask for tangible commitment not words.
I am not asking to lead anything, I am asking to facilitate and where necessary, arbitrate. We must provide a tangible, united front for all to see and we need to do it soon. Here is what I would like to see…
A weekend meeting in Medicine Hat, Alberta at a hotel with conference facilities. Participants would arrive the Friday and leave Sunday evening or Monday morning. Why Medicine Hat? Because it is well located between eastern BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. But more importantly because nearly all of the participants will be inconvenienced to attend. Nothing builds a team spirit like a little adversity.
What are the aims? Very simply, to emerge as a united front with common purpose, mutual support and an organizational framework. This will require some discussion, cussing, suggestions and voting. All of which is well within our capabilities. Near the end, the media will be allowed to cover our efforts and with any luck at all, they will give us the positive exposure we need to be taken seriously.
When? Mid April is a good time. Off season rates, reasonable weather, and the days are longer than 10 minutes.
I will need a few volunteers to help, especially if they live in Medicine Hat.
Cost? Ah therein lies the rub. Participants will be required to pay for their own expenses such as travel, meals, hotel, and incidentals. And all participants will be required to provide a set amount per person to pay for conference facilities and any expenses that may arise from it. I don’t expect this to be a huge amount. Consider it as admission to a show where you are a cast member (hopefully not a drama).
So, are you for real? Do you have what it takes to be a founding father? Can we do it?
I am asking for names and agenda items. Those that will attend and if you can volunteer let me know when you email. The list will be kept confidential as we must keep in mind that we are being watched. The email address is:
Submissions will be accepted until the end of January. At that point we’ll see what comes next.
A gentleman made comment on a Facebook post regarding Brett Wilson and his take on Trudeau and how the West is treated. His comment was,”Who is in charge of separating into a western Canada?”
A great question indeed! But is there an answer? Sadly, at present the answer is still nobody.
Still? Yes, still.
There are many notable names in the separatist realm; among the more notable are Larry Smith, Neil Fenske, Jake Wall, Jean Truffaut and a host of others. All are committed and sincere in their belief that the West should, and dare I say must, become independent of the lunatic asylum called Canada in order to ensure a secure future for all future Westerners. From my perch, it appears that where they often differ is in the mechanics of independence. Each has their own approach and tends to emphasize the differences in approach rather than the commonality of cause.This is, to say the least, the worst possible way to run a movement or advance a cause. Why, you might ask? Because, perception is everything. How can a solid idea like Western Independence impress the common person if all they see is division within the ranks?
When Preston Manning declared, “The West Wants In”, he was a singular voice. And although there were likely differing opinions on how things should go, in public they sang the same tune. In a past post I asked, “Where is our Moses?”. I would settle for a Preston.
Ah, but now dear reader, you’re probably asking, “Why doesn’t the Polite Separatist put his money where his mouth is and jump to the forefront? Well, there are a few reasons… First, at my age I don’t have the energy or stamina to do it. Second, due to past injuries, my physical condition precludes it. Third, as a young man I was a bit on the wild side and can’t draw on my Boy Scout history for inspiration. And lastly, and perhaps most importantly, I have a face made for radio and print. The last point explains the posts. We do what we can do, but the point is that we do!
So where does that leave us? As we are stuck dealing with arguably the most one-sided, regressive legislation ever to grace the law books of Canada, the Clarity Act, a law more fitting the Venezuelan dictator Maduro than a modern parliamentary democracy like Canada; we have little choice other than individual provincial referendums. But beyond that there must be a larger body that can speak for all groups in all Western provinces. In my estimation, it would have these aims:
1. To promote Independence in all Western provinces with emphasis on the common, national issues such as poor representation in government, regressive legislation, the attitudes of the east towards the West,the history of theft of Western resources, etc.
2. Education of the Western peoples. There is still a commonly held belief that Canada will draw all money from the West and shut us down should we dare to separate or even try! Dispel the idea that independence would happen in seconds when in actual fact it would take years, in the short term nothing changes! Call out the fear mongers and challenge the propaganda.
3. Support each provincial sub group. Yes, sub group.Because the whole must stand with each part and the whole cannot be done alone. I would submit that the end game must be viewed as the goal with each provincial referendum a part of the endgame. One group per province following a National master plan and direction.This will reduce and hopefully eliminate grudge matches and turf wars.
4. Allocate resources and people to where it can make the most difference. A national group would be comprised of members from all Western provinces. In fact, it would be a nucleus for a future government!
5. Speak on the national stage. Pretty self explanatory.
Of course there are more things involved but the idea remains, a central entity and voice to coordinate the provincial efforts. Note that the Partie Quebecois has representatives throughout Quebec, but when it comes time to speak to the media there is one voice. The same can be said for provincial parties of all stripes. It’s called discipline. One cannot always agree with how things are done but to keep the goal going forward there has to be a singularity of purpose.
Recent polls state that some 76% of Western Canadians feel that there is a “unique Western Canadian identity”, that’s 3 out of four. According to Angus Reid, two thirds of Western Canadians oppose the Carbon Tax. And while most Canadians 65 or older feel a “deep attachment”to Canada; this shrinks to less than half (45%) in the 18-24 bracket. That elder group is aging and dwindling; making the younger demographic the ones to convince. Why isn’t this part of planning for independence?
Lastly, let me take my crystal ball out and give it a read…
Independence will never, ever happen….NEVER. Unless steps are taken to make it a credible united force. I’m not sure that this will occur given the present circumstances and players. Time to bury hatchets, make up, look for common objectives, plan and support each other.
Of course we can always continue to grit our teeth and complain on face book. It’s like peeing yourself in a dark suit, feels good and warm but nobody notices.
And that’s why Western separatists are not taken seriously, even by Westerners.
Our Prime Minister was in Calgary recently and the western welcome he got was so reminiscent of past visits by his dad. Well over a thousand people showed up to let him know exactly what the West thinks and he was quite taken aback by the less than cordial welcome. What? No good selfie opportunities?
I suspect there were stern words for his handlers when he got back to Ottawa. He wasted the day in Calgary cranking out the same tired, meaningless platitudes to business leaders and anyone that would listen. It wasn’t a pretty sight. One would think he’s gotten the message by now, but never fear, Justin Trudeau never gives the West a moment’s thought unless he’s planning a ski holiday in Whistler.
And then, as if he couldn’t possibly do worse, he declares that he will sign the Global Compact for Migration, essentially handing over Canada’s borders to the unelected UN. You know, the UN, where despots and dictators run such things as the UN Human Rights Council, with such exemplary members like Afghanistan, Angola, China, Cuba, Ethiopia, Iraq, Pakistan, Rwanda, among others.
But he really has nothing much to fear, certainly not from Albertans or any Westerners for that matter. He has the next election covered. It’s in the proverbial bag. Here’s why.
The Liberals are still strong where it matters, that being the Maritimes, Quebec and parts of Ontario. They can be expected to vote pretty much as they did in 2015.
Well, what can I say that hasn’t been more eloquently said? The media has allowed itself to be bought by the Liberals to the tune of 600 million dollars. Evidence of what that buys is not hard to find in recent headlines where the Global Compact for Migration is heralded as a wonderful thing for Canada. After all, we are the “first post national state”, aren’t we? And it is non-binding so there’s nothing to fret about. That is…until you read it.
The US under Trump is fiercely protectionist and his “America First” policies usually mean Canada second or even Canada third when Mexico is counted. Our Foreign Minister, who likes to appear at negotiations and official events like she’s ready to zip to the singles club right after, has negotiated an agreement that simply proves the Liberals are neither adept nor interested in representing the interests of Canada. We can expect to see more repercussions of this disaster in the future. GM anyone?
Maxime Bernier’s PPC (People’s Party of Canada) is full of contradictions. I must admit that I have admired Bernier since I met him in Nanaimo several years ago. And many of the ideas he proposes are actually well thought out and badly needed in Canada. However his sense of timing is so far off one can only surmise that he is secretly employed by the Liberal Party. At time of writing, he now has representation in about 2/3 of ridings in Canada. This indicates solid interest in his proposals, mainly from disgruntled Conservatives who see Mr. Scheer as a soft target for Trudeau. I don’t think the PPC will make much headway in electing MPs but enough votes will be taken from the Conservatives to ensure another term for Justin Trudeau.
Liberals, or “progressives”, despite all their sanctimonious talk of standing up for democracy, are probably the most devious and underhanded group in Canada. Why would Justin Trudeau open Canada’s borders to illegals? Why would he revise voting rules so that virtually anyone can vote? Why would Justin sign a document that vaporizes Canada’s borders?
I sincerely hope that I am very much wrong in my ramblings. But as I see it from my perch, observing the folly of the world and Canada in particular, it is more than ever looking like the West must make some headway towards saving ourselves from this quagmire called Canada.
Think about it.
I saw this on Face Book and although it’s not anywhere near how things would be done to create an independent West, the sentiment speaks volumes and has to be shared. I just wish I knew who the author is in order to give appropriate credit.
“Dear Canadian liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Castro supporters, et al:
We have stuck together for 150 years for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has clearly run its course.
Our two ideological sides of Canada cannot and will not ever agree on what is right for us all, so let’s just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.
HERE IS OUR SEPARATION AGREEMENT:
Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a similar portion. We will settle for less landmass if we get the right portion, which must include Alberta & Saskatchewan.
That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy given the favouritism divide. Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.
–We don’t like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You can also keep the Carbon Tax.
–You are welcome to the liberal judges, CUPE and UNIFOR.
–Since you hate guns, and war, we’ll take our firearms, the police, and the military.
–We’ll take the nasty, smelly oil industry and the coal mines, and you can go with wind, solar and biodiesel.
–You can keep Butts, Barbie, Shannon & Suzuki. You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all four of them.
–We’ll keep capitalism, greedy corporations, the farmers, Wal-Mart and the TSE.
–You can have your beloved lifelong welfare dwellers, food vouchers, homeless, homeboys, hippies, druggies and illegal aliens.
–We’ll keep the greedy CEO’s and rednecks.
–You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we’ll retain the right to help invade and hammer places that threaten us.
–You can have the peaceniks, the pipeline and war protesters, and anti-everything economically beneficial crowd.
— When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we’ll help provide security.
–We’ll keep our Judeo-Christian values.
–You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism, peoplekind, political correctness and Mr Dress Up. You can also have our share of the U.N. We will no longer be paying any part of that bill.
–We’ll keep the SUV’s, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Volt, Tesla and Leaf you can find.
–You can give everyone free and regulated everything healthcare…. if you can find any practicing doctors.
–We’ll keep “God Save the Queen” and “The Old National Anthem words.”
–I’m sure you’ll be happy to substitute “Imagine” or “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”, with “Kumbaya” or “We Are the World”.
–We’ll practice trickle-down economics and you can continue to give trickle up poverty your best shot.
–Since it often so offends you, we’ll keep our history, our language, the war memorials and the Queens picture.
Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to other like-minded liberals and socialists. And if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I’ll bet you might think about which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.
An Anonymous Law Student
P.S. Also, please only invite Leonardo DiCaprio, Sean Penn, Martin & Charlie Sheen, Michael Moore, Barbara Streisand, and Hanoi Jane Fonda to your portion of landmass.
P.P.S. And you won’t have to press 1 for English when you call our country.
Let’s Keep This Going, Maybe Some Of It Will Start Sinking in.”
I haven’t written for a while. I was navigating through some health issues and that took quite a bit of time but it gave me an opportunity to stop and watch. One should always take these rare opportunities as they arise and, if at all possible, savour them and take plenty of notes.
Across Canada, I have seen things that cause both alarm and confidence in this Western Separatist. In Victoria a statue of Sir John A. Macdonald was taken down over the shame he represents to the more sensitive amongst us. At other places statues of Sir John have been drenched in red paint. Our government has done nothing to address this, at least nothing worth mentioning.
The tanker ban is still in effect on the BC coast and efforts are in steady progression to ensure the Western economy suffers as much as possible. To say Ottawa has deaf ears to the sufferings of Western Canadians is an understatement. We must be punished as much as possible for not supporting the Trudeau Liberals.
Justin Trudeau and his Liberals still hold sway in eastern Canada and the Maritimes. If polls are to be believed he will, at the very least, have a diminished majority government in the next election. The West will in all probability give him the same support as in 2015, prompting a new round of punishments. At time of writing Andrew Scheer has failed to energize his presence on the national stage and although he appears capable, today’s voters are more responsive to glamour socks and special interest group parades than good old fashion ability. Add to the mix Maxime Bernier’s PPC and we now have a scenario where Trudeau enjoys votes from the east, a split right and changes to the Canada Elections Act which will permit anyone, citizen or not, to vote in our Federal Elections virtually unquestioned. Now we know why the Canadian border was effectively dissolved by Trudeau and his support for United Nations open borders policies. He is building an implicit “Liberal forever” state. And what’s even more alarming is the media’s submissive fawning of Trudeau and the Liberal plan.
It’s a progressive’s dream come true and no one can stop it.
So what does this mean to us? We are fighting for independence from a rapidly decaying country called Canada. And we are hoping to do it as quickly as we can. But as it may appear that one of the main arguments against independence, the historical development of Canada, also known as “it’s always been this way” or “my Canada has always included the west”, simply doesn’t stand up to scrutiny nor is it a defensible argument.
In recent years, Canada has been marching lockstep behind the calamitous divisions going on in the United States. It seems that Canada, being the junior partner in what is North America, is repeating US happenings at a slower pace. Our pace may be slower but the results are the same. We are now at the stage where we are actively rewriting or discarding Canadian history. Once highly regarded politicians including the father of our country are now regarded as blood thirsty evil doers. Even the Prime Ministers on our currency are being replaced with more “inclusive” figures that while deserving of recognition in their own right, are not of a real national standing. More and more of what makes up a country, national pride, history, traditions, patriotism and a sense of community are being replaced with shame of our past, constant apologies based on applying today’s standards to yesterday’s events, ignorance of the importance of borders, catering to minorities and special interests over the well being of the majority, and a media that finds fault in anything that doesn’t affirm the accepted progressive world view. Our schools are no longer centres of learning and innovation; they have become indoctrination centres spreading hatred for anything not conforming to an ideology that for many decades Canadians stood against. Now anyone not following a “utopian” vision is denigrated and slandered. Many people have been ruined for not thinking correctly. Shades of 1984!
Soon…sooner than we think, Western Canada will have enough discontent and malaise to take the leap to independence, at least I sincerely hope so. But one thing is clear, the divisive state of Canada and the continued assault on the West’s economy and citizens cannot continue to a good end for Canada. At some point it will break.
But what about Canada and how the West is a valued part of Canada? At the rate Canada is committing hara-kiri what can the future hold? Canada is not even willing to defend its own history and is espousing the globalist view over national patriotism. This is a trait not generally shared by Westerners who are fiercely proud of their lands and the blood, sweat and tears that got it where it is. Canada has nothing to lose since it doesn’t even care about itself.
But we have everything to gain.