I want to talk about the attack on our history, our national symbols, on the things that unite us as Canadians.
I’ve never seen it so bad as in this story:
City of Victoria to remove John A. Macdonald statue from front steps of city hall
John A. Macdonald. As in the founding father of Confederation. Our first prime minister. The one who forged this country, and then who built a railroad to make sure it stayed forged.
The city says the statue is being removed because of "his role as 'a leader of violence against Indigenous peoples.'”
But this stunt is really just a placebo for doing anything real about Aboriginal issues.
The Indian Act gives rights and takes away rights from Aboriginal people based on race. It treats Aboriginal people as children. That’s why Indians on a reserves aren’t allowed to have property rights to their own homes. The Indian Act even bans Indians from making a last will and testament without meddling from the government.
But which is easier for liberal white virtue-signally politicians to do? Get jobs for actual Indians today, who suffer from high unemployment? Or tear down a statue, like it’s some sort of cursed idol or something.
Was Canada racist 150 years ago? Well, we were the world’s refuge for runaway slaves. We were part of the British Empire whose navy eradicated the slave trade. There was slavery on every single continent in the world. The Haida Indians captured slaves. If you read the stories of the conquistadors, they encountered murderous slavers in central America. Africa still has slavery. So does Asia.
To pretend that we were evil then is a laugh; and it’s a placebo to distract from our real challenges now, but it’s really just a way to attack Canada and to pull us down.
It’s the same as Trudeau changing our national anthem. It’s the same as liberals opposing the Lord’s Prayer.
It’s them hating Canada.
NEXT: Toronto Sun columnist Anthony Furey comes on to talk about the diplomatic showdown between Canada and Saudi Arabia.
THEN: Our own David Menzies is covering the Doug Ford "buck-a-beer" beat, and joins me to talk about the hypocritical craft breweries who are against it.
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