September 22, 2015

Is "Old Stock Canadian" only racist when a conservative says it?

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

Are we blackballing the phrase “old stock Canadians”?

There is an entire lexicon of words the Left has arbitrarily decided we can’t use.

And we never know we can’t use them until it's too late.

This brings us to the latest fake scandal over the Prime Minister using the phrase “old stock Canadians” to describe second generation (and beyond) Canadians.

How are conservatives to know we can’t use the same words to describe the same people as the left does? Is there an email I can subscribe to?

I don’t want to end up in the social justice outrage wood chipper like those poor souls who dare utter the word “thug” to describe a criminal or “whitewash” to describe a cover up...


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commented 2015-09-24 01:54:55 -0400
Back to the original question: “is ‘old stock Canadian’ only racist when a Conservative says it?” There are lots of Conservatives who could use the term and nobody would even notice. It is Harper who attracts suspicion that he is deeply racist. Maybe it is his glassy eyes, or maybe it’s things he has said in the past. But most Conservatives are not racist in this way or suspected of being so.
commented 2015-09-23 12:09:53 -0400
It’s becoming very hard to distinguish between propaganda and objective reporting in most Canadian News media. What good is a News organization if more and more people don’t trust what they read or hear — not just the interpretation of a selected news event but also what actually happened. Stories are invented to then be commented on, or events are ignored and censored and hidden from the public. It’s a shame because I think at one time our National News Media was overall quite professional, ethical and trusted. And make note that this current irresponsible behavior happens because it’s allowed and likely modeled at the top.
commented 2015-09-23 11:14:59 -0400
Defined in Lib-speak – “old stock Canadian” = anyone not a patronage client of the nanny state who remembers a more affluent, freer Canada.
commented 2015-09-22 23:45:31 -0400
M’Lady —you are really good.
commented 2015-09-22 21:55:30 -0400
Maybe ; Extra Old Stock? but that is a Beer ;-)
commented 2015-09-22 21:54:37 -0400
What do you call the people who settled in what is now Canada before their was a Canada or America … that is what most of my ancestors are.
commented 2015-09-22 19:56:57 -0400
I’m sort of “old stock”. I was born here, but my parents were immigrants. I served in the armed forces, and call myself Canadian. I refuse to accept any hyphenation of my citizenship what so ever, and find it offensive when people do.
commented 2015-09-22 19:47:10 -0400
I’m 3rd generation Canadian. Does that make me an immigrant? As compared to the Natives (excuse me, First Nations), yes. But what about those whose parents immigrated within the last 20 years? Never mind that there are some on the East Coast that can trace their ancestry back as far as Champlain or Cabot…

It’s mindboggling how easily a word or phrase can be turned into a label which then incites havoc…
commented 2015-09-22 19:20:08 -0400
From a leftie viewpoint, anything Conservative is bad, bad, bad! They are the only enlightened ones don’t you know. Once the lefties get their Communist dictatorship, any free thinkers are sure to be punished, er, reprogrammed, er, re-educated, er, whatever……………….!
commented 2015-09-22 18:15:43 -0400
Left Wing partisan politics, from left wing partisan Spin Doctors with left wing partisan pea brains.
commented 2015-09-22 17:57:18 -0400
Peter Netterville wrote,
“The left has been, is, and always will be the biggest hypocrites Canada has ever seen. Just look at our resident lefties as an example of pure left wing hypocrites.”

Hear, hear!!
commented 2015-09-22 16:44:45 -0400
Lefties are such asses it defies comment!
commented 2015-09-22 16:41:13 -0400
“Is “Old Stock Canadian” only racist when a conservative says it?"
Naw. It was equally offensive when Jacques Parizeau talked about the “pure laine” Québecois, to distinguish white francophone families from Anglophone, Jewish, or Aboriginal Quebecois.
commented 2015-09-22 16:23:39 -0400
The usual crazies in the media cartel dreamed this up, knowing how easy the Prog sheep could be whipped up into a collective, hyperventilating frenzy and celebrate their victimization. It’s not the term “old stock”, that offends them it is that PM Harper used the phrase. I’m going to try and make “old stock” a go to phrase, right behind Merry Christmas in hopes of pissing off some lefty PC nut-job.
commented 2015-09-22 16:22:13 -0400
Anything that can be made bad – as long as it hurts the Conservatives – will be made to look bad.

In all honesty I am beginning to wonder if people really believe there are no bad things about the libs and the dippers – or is it just me coming to the realization that many canuckleheads truly want to see Canada become like Europe – a lost socialist cause.

Do they not realize you can only spend other peoples money until they are broke? And then the whole scheme fails?
commented 2015-09-22 15:47:06 -0400
The left has been, is, and always will be the biggest hypocrites Canada has ever seen. Just look at out resident lefties as an example of pure left wing hypocrites.
commented 2015-09-22 15:40:45 -0400
With the additions of Sheila and Dean recently, I challenge the CBC to come up with 2 equals in political or hard news for sourcing, and reporting the The Rebel now has on staff. Too bad their entire days are spent researching debunking the bull shit make believe stories the left pukes out at us every day.
commented 2015-09-22 15:36:29 -0400
You can sure trust the CBC to be two faced and to lie about everything. What a bunch of ‘Old Stock Assholes’.
commented 2015-09-22 15:36:25 -0400
I suspect that the term “old stock Canadians” could be used by most people and no one would bat an eye. For Harper, though, people are looking to pick up on any term or phrase that might reveal an underlying bigotry or racism. It is a burden he has to bear.