August 27, 2017

Ontario teachers' union wants to erase Canadian history

Ezra LevantRebel Commander
 

On Friday's show, I reported on the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) asking schools districts to rename schools named after John A. Macdonald.

The ETFO is marketing this as anti-racism, due to Macdonald's support for the residential school system.

It's similar to the recent confrontation in Halifax over the statue of Edward Cornwallis.

I actually know a residential school graduate; he's a lawyer and told me that he owes his success to that education system.

WATCH to see why this teachers union is ignoring the other side of an issue that's far from black and white.

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commented 2017-09-06 17:54:28 -0400
Ayan blah blah blah go back to your cave
commented 2017-08-30 00:43:47 -0400
“Wrong again, Ayan. This really does get tiresome. Slavs are not a religion. Islam is. So you could have a slavic muslim. Or a French muslim. or… Well, you get the idea. I hope.”

Learn to read and think. I was making a comparison.

Racists and Islamophobes are both bigots and have no place in a civilized society.

Calling a racist a racist is not rewriting history, it’s just telling the truth. Something Ezra Levant and the like can learn about.

Sir John A. MACDONALD (1890) reflecting on the massive immigration of Slavic and Southern Europeans into the United States, a movement he deplored, Macdonald is quoted as saying:

“It is a great country, but it will have its vicissitudes and revolutions. Look at the mass of foreign ignorance and vice which has flooded that country with socialism, atheism and all other isms”.

Quoted in AVERY, Dangerous Foreigners, p. 40.

http://faculty.marianopolis.edu/c.belanger/quebechistory/readings/CanadianOpinionsofImmigrants.html

Just replace Slavic and Southern Europeans with Muslims and it will be clear that Ezra Levant and the like are the new racists aka Islamophobes.
commented 2017-08-29 02:29:10 -0400
AYAN RAY commented 1 hour ago
“Just replace Slavic and Southern Europeans with Muslims and it will be clear that Ezra Levant and the like are the new racists aka Islamophobes.”

Wrong again, Ayan. This really does get tiresome. Slavs are not a religion. Islam is. So you could have a slavic muslim. Or a French muslim. or… Well, you get the idea. I hope.

Slavs are a race of people. Not a religion. So being a racist could not possibly include hating muslims for being muslims under the rubric of racism. Religion is not a race.

Whatever reasons Sir John A had for despising Slavs I don’t think that their beliefs that everyone who was not a Slav should therefore be killed or enslaved was one of them. However not liking islam based on the fact that it calls for all muslims at all times and in all places to kill or enslave all non-muslims is only common sense.

I have no problem with Slavs. My adopted daughter is one. I do have a problem with adherents of a religion that wants to kill or enslave her for the simple reason that she does not hold to that religion.

So the Rebel and its followers are not islamophobes. A proper definition of a phobia is an irrational fear of something. My fear of islam is not irrational. It is based on the teachings of the religion itself- for all muslims, in all places, for all time.

You lefties demand perfection from all people. (Except, inexplicably, from muslims. They apparently can do no wrong.) We humans are a fallen people. Therefore perfection is not possible. So it is one thing to point out the faults of our ancestors. It is another thing to demand that they be expunged from history for them while ignoring their worthwhile accomplishments.

This is why lefties are never satisfied. They demand of people what only God possesses. Let him who is without fault cast the first stone. Since you’ve spent so much time casting stones it is good to know you have achieved divinity.
commented 2017-08-29 01:00:09 -0400
“In the days of old they were not racist in their opinion, so it was normal to them and to all who lived in those times.”

If everyone was the same and racism was normal, then how did slavery got abolished?
commented 2017-08-29 00:58:37 -0400
AYAN RAY….Shut up.”

You don’t like the truth?

Calling a racist a racist is not rewriting history, it’s just telling the truth. Something Ezra Levant and the like can learn about.

Sir John A. MACDONALD (1890) reflecting on the massive immigration of Slavic and Southern Europeans into the United States, a movement he deplored, Macdonald is quoted as saying:

“It is a great country, but it will have its vicissitudes and revolutions. Look at the mass of foreign ignorance and vice which has flooded that country with socialism, atheism and all other isms”.

Quoted in AVERY, Dangerous Foreigners, p. 40.

http://faculty.marianopolis.edu/c.belanger/quebechistory/readings/CanadianOpinionsofImmigrants.html

Just replace Slavic and Southern Europeans with Muslims and it will be clear that Ezra Levant and the like are the new racists aka Islamophobes.
commented 2017-08-28 08:43:05 -0400
CLINT MASON….Excellent thoughtful post. Thank you.

AYAN RAY….Shut up.
commented 2017-08-28 07:24:46 -0400
Oh well, maybe it won’t work this time, but it will….someday soon. And no one will do anything constructive about it except piss and cry.

Ontario: old Huron word for “many papoose”.
commented 2017-08-28 07:17:02 -0400
In the days of old they were not racist in their opinion, so it was normal to them and to all who lived in those times.

Today we erase history.

That means we will be doomed to repeat it.

I will not apologize for what people did before I was alive as I had no control over the past, but I can learn from them.

Take that away, destroy it, re-write it and bury the truth of the past and no one will learn – which means – and I repeat myself – we will be doomed to repeat history.

I lost respect for teachers years ago – most of them have never worked in the real world.

Heck Canada has a failed teacher as their leader – look how he turned out. Idiots all.

The old school teachers taught and encouraged independent thought.

The vast majority (with very few exceptions) of modern day teachers and professors are entitled and smug idiots – not worth spit.
commented 2017-08-27 23:36:04 -0400
Calling a racist a racist is not rewriting history, it’s just telling the truth. Something Ezra Levant and the like can learn about.

Sir John A. MACDONALD (1890) reflecting on the massive immigration of Slavic and Southern Europeans into the United States, a movement he deplored, Macdonald is quoted as saying:

“It is a great country, but it will have its vicissitudes and revolutions. Look at the mass of foreign ignorance and vice which has flooded that country with socialism, atheism and all other isms”.

Quoted in AVERY, Dangerous Foreigners, p. 40.

http://faculty.marianopolis.edu/c.belanger/quebechistory/readings/CanadianOpinionsofImmigrants.html

Just replace Slavic and Southern Europeans with Muslims and it will be clear that Ezra Levant and the like are the new racists aka Islamophobes.
commented 2017-08-27 18:31:59 -0400
In the past we created ignorance of the population through a call of the “town crier”, calling the population to action for a moral outrage of that time, his call to remove the past, to drag people and their books of knowledge on to the streets and burn that past from our memory.
While the piles of history and paper full of knowledge are ignited and begin to burned in the town square, Zealots aroused by the town criers call, circle around the flames that satisfy their self-righteousness. As the flames consume the pile of history and knowledge., both accomplishments and atrocities from our past, vanish in a dark wisp of smoke and from our future.
They screamed “heretic” and profanities towards those that dare to learn and embrace a knowledge provide by these vessels of knowledge and the past teachings of history.

Today our town crier is social media, the zealots don’t stand around the town square screaming profanities at the perpetrators of this deemed heresy, they hide behind the glowing screens of their computers, using emoji’s to express their disgust or horror and sadness, they write words of passion without the knowledge of the subject they attack. they support cause without the evaluation of the effect. they demand change without knowing what that change truly looks like.
We can not change the past by removing its memory from our present. However we will effect the future by removing the knowledge of that past.
By removing the images of past atrocities, you also remove the past accomplishments. You take away the ability for society to measure if we are truly evolving. You take away the ability for the past to remind and teach the future of our mistakes.
If you take away the true horrors and knowledge of what war is and replace it with the make believe “Rambo” version of war, the call for war over even the smallest affront within that society will just become stronger.
Tearing down a monument that is at the base of your society birth and growth also removes the foundation of that society and what molded it to what it is today.
We should not whitewash or remove the past to make the attempt to quell the uncomfortable feeling we have as a result of it.
Attempting to create a past in the image of today standards is asinine and pathetic and a impossible standard for the past to meet, for if it did, it would show our species has not evolved or made progress. and we will be doomed to repeat the mistakes made of the past.
As the Old saying goes
Hindsight is always 20/20.

History is judged not by the realities of the time it was created, but the current beliefs of those that judge.
How will you be judged in 200 years? Likely not well…
commented 2017-08-27 16:23:37 -0400
More destruction of Canada by another “union” which is a socialist ran organization which is the exact same as communism. Time to shut down unions. Union organizations are famous for pushing worker’s wages so outrageously high that companies shut down and move to countries where the workers will work for a lot less money. Unions are ultimately partly responsible for destroying democratic countries little by little. This is what Wynne will do to Ontario by pushing the minimum wage up to $15 per hour. Lots of businesses will close down or many people will be laid off permanently because they can’t afford the extra financial burden. And the cost of living will go way up and on and on. Ontario has to get rid of the witch Wynne. (got a little off track here)
commented 2017-08-27 12:31:10 -0400
We should rename Louis Riel schools. After all, Riel was a traitor. John A MacDonald was right to want Riel hung, should every dog in Quebec bark.
commented 2017-08-27 11:07:44 -0400
Mike Bell commented – “These unions are essentially controlled by communists and fellow-travellers”

True, and this extends to all public sector unions at the executive level. What they want as an end goal is a single party collectivist state in which they are an empowered branch of the political class.

It’s about extorting power and wealth, nothing more, of curse it is always wrapped in some virtue posing camouflage.
commented 2017-08-27 11:02:07 -0400
Is it time to end public sector unions? – particularly if they engage as political pressure special interest groups to change public policy. Is this not a conflict of interest akin to police unions writing laws that remove accountability from police.

This incident is particularly loathsome because a union which presumes to represent educators is engaged in a very anti-intellectual uneducated narrative. JAM was our First PM of an independent Nation and a father of confederation, he fought in the militia against the rebellion, he built the first intercontinental railway joining east and west – he owned no slave and spoke often of his distaste for it and encouraged the underground railway in Canada. Yet the deconstructionist left want his contributions to nationhood erased – such naked communist enmity.
commented 2017-08-27 10:57:55 -0400
Re Mike Bell’s comment: “But who in their right mind would want to get rid of Sir John A like that?”
I suppose the answer is many people from plain stupid School teachers to our repulsive PM and his handlers. As previously noted on TheRebel, if you want to eliminate or destroy something like a “Movement” or an “Organization” or a “Country,” one of the first things you should do is to eliminate any and all symbols or logos that the Movement or Organization or Country has. For a Country, this would include statues, monuments, flags, banners and any visual references to the Country, its people, its geography and, of course, its history. With Canada’s 150th Anniversary as the politically-correct excuse, there is probably a plan in place by our Globalist politicians to replace our flag, geographic/landmark names and even postage stamps.
commented 2017-08-27 10:25:08 -0400
These unions are essentially controlled by communists and fellow-travellers, seeking to destroy history/culture in order to better imbrick their own variants.

Sounds like a crackpot conspiracy theory? It does.

But who in their right mind would want to get rid of Sir John A like that?