April 11, 2016

The other “N-word” — Why we need Canadian nationalism now

Lauren SouthernArchive

Justin Trudeau wants Canada to become the world’s “first postnational state”. Judging by all available metrics, he's well on his way. Our country is divided, and our leadership insists on putting Canadians last.

In his first hundred days in office, Justin “Current Year” Trudeau blew $5.3 billion on spending commitments, despite Canada's economic struggles. Shockingly, 80% of that was spent outside of the country (a large portion of which was spent on refugees and helping the Third World “fight climate change”), and not on the Canadians who had elected him.

In spite of our abundance of natural resources, our government refuses to support businesses that would extract it. Instead of taking advantage of Albertan oil, which is more environmentally and ethically sound than importing oil reserves from repressive OPEC member states and petroleum-rich dictatorships, we hamstring our own oil market by refusing to develop our most promising reserves. In the name of promoting “environmentalism”, we’ve endorsed lunacy.

British Columbians for Prosperity has documented the anti-Canadian oil bias our media pushes. Canadians have bowed to this pressure en masse, and our government seems comfortable pushing back on what is potentially Canada’s most profitable industry. The facts don’t seem to matter anymore.

We are being eaten away from the inside as the concept of Canada is diluted by our immigration policy. Thanks to the policies introduced under Trudeau the Elder, we have become a cultural sponge, soaking up the worst elements of third-world cultures, whilst simultaneously expelling the western values that made our country great.


(“The Fathers of Confederation” in Charlottetown)

Our history and heritage are full of life and vibrancy -- we are descended from great empires built by great peoples. In spite of our rich background, our school system focuses on instilling white guilt in students for “oppressing” natives and ignores the accomplishments we’ve achieved through the application of western values. All indications suggest this is only going to get worse under Trudeau.

This goes for the rest of our government’s anti-Canadian agenda. Instead of helping Canadians, our Prime Minister prefers to spend his time taking photo ops with non-citizens and proudly touts how much debt we’re going into in order to fund the agendas of dictators in other countries. We have a failing healthcare system, a floundering economy, and a raft of social services that are rendering us bankrupt. Yet we think we’re in a position to be giving money away? If we’re going to take tax money from taxpayers, we should at least reinvest that money back into our own country.

You shouldn’t have to throw money at the Middle East or Africa to avoid accusations of bigotry. Nor do you have to spend it on fighting “climate change”, or making up for the mistakes of Angela Merkel.

Unfortunately, it appears as though both our government and our CBC-indoctrinated citizenry wants to see our country fail. Canadians are deathly afraid of nationalism and patriotism. Any thought that we should place more value on Canadians is tantamount to asking for a Fourth Reich. Sorry, but what we need right now -- more than ever before -- is a Canadian nationalism. We can't keep putting Canadian interests last.

As we watch European countries become increasingly unstable we shouldn’t emulate their guilt-driven open borders policies. Germany is a mess. Sweden is on the verge of collapse. Why would we emulate their failing systems? We shouldn’t be tossing our tax dollars across the Atlantic in the name of altruism.

I’m not particularly proud of our government. However, I love our country and its people. I love the fact that we are more free than other nations, that we have opportunity here, and that Canadians are generally peaceful and reasonable. There’s a reason millions of people want to come to this country. I want Canada to succeed, not fail, and for us to have the potential to become an even greater nation.

“I love my country” is something I can still say with pride. In my mind, to love your nation is to respect your heritage, your culture, and your identity. But you can only capitulate and compromise so much before you've lost your nation. It’s about time we get Canada’s own Nigel Farage or Marine Le Pen. We need to be united under something more significant than a flag.


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commented 2016-05-06 01:09:21 -0400
“Post-national state” is an oxymoron. “UN-colony” would be more precise. After 60% of Canada voted anti-Canadian, I believe Canada is lost. And all the Queen’s Governors cannot put Canada together again! The Queen cannot even put Britain together again. I will lay down my life for Alberta, but not for Canada. The majority of Canadians hate Alberta. Canada has done nothing for Alberta. It is time Albertans face the facts.
commented 2016-04-13 14:23:55 -0400
@ Brent – all you have to do is go to the Pegida Canada Facebook page and message the admin. We screen potential members for obvious reasons, and currently only members are told about events in advance. It doesn’t matter what part of Canada you’re from, we have a few provincial chapters who are looking for more people to organize events across Canada. Currently we are mainly active in Toronto, but working on something for Ottawa in the near future. Again, all we need is numbers!

Potential members should know that Pegida Canada is a non-violent, family-friendly, patriotic group, and we welcome people from all races, creeds and ethnicities. We act in solidarity with the original Pegida in Germany/EU.
commented 2016-04-13 11:28:49 -0400
Patti Gardner:
Post your link,
I would be happy to join you!
As for FRANK ( wish he were a real man ) MANN,
You are the world’s biggest tool!
So typical of you and your bum-brothers in arms to spout off about things you know nothing about!
Where do you get your info?
The David Shitzuki Foundation?
commented 2016-04-12 19:07:39 -0400
I wear my Canadian hat everyday. I’m not pretty to look at but I get dirtier looks than usual when it’s on -in Canada!!! Too bad. I’ve always thought it’s a good idea to remind people where they live. The truth is, a lot of people don’t give a crap anymore. Everyone wears their own flag… But never Canada’s. If you call yourself Canadian you get stared at. Many may think I’m talking ethnic on non ethnic. Nope. Mostly whites look at Canadian nationalism as a sin. I e been asked … How far back does your family go? What? How long do you have to live here to be considered Canadian? Is the immigrant who was just sworn in today less Canadian until 200 years from now?
commented 2016-04-12 17:29:50 -0400
Hey Rebel, if you’re so hell bent on Canadian nationalism, why do you repeatedly fail to run stories about Canadian patriots trying to stand up for our country? I’m a member of Pegida Canada, we are marching and organizing rallies, but being ignored by most media including the Rebel. You carry stories about Pegida in EU countries, but not here. In the meantime, leftist media outlet Maclean’s called us white supremacists and far right radicals – and that’s all Canadians get to hear about us. No wonder Canadians don’t know about us and we have such a hard time increasing our membership. Other patriotic groups fare even worse. Here’s an article from another news outlet about our most recent flash march: http://en.cijnews.com/?p=32459
commented 2016-04-12 17:22:36 -0400
What you all seem to be forgetting is that it is Canadian oil. When it is sold, some money goes into the Canadian while most of it goes stateside. Profits are not used to finance terrorism.
So buy Canadian or at least American.
commented 2016-04-12 17:15:09 -0400
Peter, while the original comment from Frank talked about sulphur content, you seem to change the discussion to which oil is heavier. From what I understand, viscosities in Alberta range from 10,000 cP in the Lloydminster area, 100,000 cP near Cold Lake and 400,000 cP closer to Fort McMurray. Venezuelan heavy oil deposits in contrast have a more uniform and lower viscosity, typically ranging from 4,000 to 5000 cP. The warmer climate also helps in Venezuelan allowing the oil to flow under ambient conditions, whereas Alberta bitumen is virtually solid at room temperatures.

Getting back to sulphur content, I believe the average content in both regions is similar.
commented 2016-04-12 16:07:42 -0400
Frank Mann said, “It takes seven barrels of water to wash the sand out of one barrel of oil.”

Of which over 90% is recovered and reused.

Frank said, "The world price of a barrel of Alberta oil was $8 as of three months ago. It might be $9 now. "

Wrong yet again. Alberta oil sells at the WTI price which is currently at $41.97/barrel USD.

Frank, either you are reading the wrong information or you are an outright liar.

Frank Mann, what do you think you are gaining by lying?
commented 2016-04-12 16:02:45 -0400
@ Frank Mann – “Canadian oil from Alberta is not oil. It is bitumen a product generally used for paving.”

Bull crap. Do some research … and above all, at least be honest with yourself even if you are not honest with anyone else.

Frank said, “The Alberta oil-sands originally referred to as tar-sands is the planet’s cheapest most sulphur-laden fossil product on the planet.”

Wrong again. Though it does contain more hydrocarbons than sweet oil, California crude and Venezuelan oils are heavier.
commented 2016-04-12 14:12:46 -0400
Careful Frank. Soon you will be up to your armpits defending your point of view to the many knuckle dragging Neanderthals in here. As they speak through emotion rather than bare any facts.
commented 2016-04-12 13:09:12 -0400
Canadian oil from Alberta is not oil. It is bitumen a product generally used for paving.
The Alberta oil-sands originally referred to as tar-sands is the planet’s cheapest most sulphur-laden fossil product on the planet.
It takes seven barrels of water to wash the sand out of one barrel of oil. The world price of a barrel of Alberta oil was $8 as of three months ago. It might be $9 now. Canadian society has been led to believe Canadian oil is on a similar standard as bench-mark Brent crude that is selling for about $40 now.
In the current oil glut no one wants Alberta oil because it costs too much to process.
Can anyone fault those who choose not to have tar flowing through their communities? Maybe in times of shortages but not in times of plenty.
Aside from that, an actual oil barrel costs $78 to manufacture.
commented 2016-04-12 11:44:13 -0400
Perhaps Canada should adopt a policy of forced integration as practised in the Muslim world.
commented 2016-04-12 11:11:56 -0400
Judas Trudunce’s father, Pierre, in a rush to solidify Quebec’s distinct society created a society whereby Canadian values and culture have been lost. The once National Identify policy was buried and replaced by the Multicultural policy, which by all scholarly accounts is a complete failure.

Immigrants of the past came here to assimilate into our culture and worked together with those already here to build this fine country. The immigrants of today are self-entitled, want to change our values to theirs, and segregate themselves to their own communities.

This practice of internal colonialism must stop or we will be strangers in our own country.
commented 2016-04-12 10:46:12 -0400
There we go, Ron just crawled out from under his rock for a wee pee and noticed that the world is no longer in the dark ages with Mohamed leading his valiant warriors. However he still yearns for the days of slavery, sharia law, buggery of little boys, beating of women and slaying of infidels. All these things are possible again under the leadership of our intrepid PM (Public Menace).
commented 2016-04-12 10:21:01 -0400
The “N” word for today. “NEVER” again a right wing government in Canada! NEVER
commented 2016-04-12 09:40:26 -0400
Carbon “pricing” aka Trans-global money laundering (or income re-distribution if you like) via the UN. Our former PM was our last line of defense against these gangsters. Trudeau is just another one of their useful idiots.
Some good back and forth here.
commented 2016-04-12 05:54:17 -0400

Could you point out the legislation for this supposed moratorium you are talking about? Yes, one of the promises of the Liberals was to protect the northern BC waterways which are very ecologically sensitive and hazardous to shipping traffic. He did ask the Minister of Transport to look into putting a moratorium on shipping traffic, but that initiated a process to consult with the stakeholders and not legislation. I know you get of on using vulgar labels on people like ‘numb nuts’, so other than your self gratification, your post is meaningless.
commented 2016-04-12 05:43:55 -0400
Hey Andy,

I agree that corporate welfare is a big issue in this country. The last time Bombardier received a bailout from the federal government was in 2009 as far as I am aware. VIA Rail receives annual subsidies that kept decreasing until 2005-6, but ramped up about 40% since then. I’m not quite sure who ‘Boy Blunder’ is, but in both the above cases the blame goes on the Harper Conservatives. If you notice I work on FACTS, not allegations about what might happen in the future.
commented 2016-04-12 04:48:57 -0400
@ivan Curtis…you are indeed wrong ….palm oil grown and produced in Indonesia is a far worse product in terms of environmental impact…..but it comes from an Islamic state and in no way cuts the grass of Saudi oil so the oil interests and slush funds for elected officials channeled through Wahabi mosques (like the one Wahabi binMick Jager al Wanabi went through his conversion ritual in) just seem to keep it off the radar.
commented 2016-04-12 03:42:32 -0400
Why is it so hard for Canada to say the hell with helping other countries? What have other countries done for us, except to send us their people?
commented 2016-04-12 03:25:05 -0400
Hey QUESTIONABLE IMPACT… Quote: – “The federal government is not in the business of picking winners and losers…” So when the Boy Blunder bails out Bombardier for the umpteenth time you are going to say what???
commented 2016-04-12 02:56:43 -0400
Judas Trudeau is a globalist shill. I wonder how many pieces of silver he got from George Soros to sell his us out to Islam? If the Canadian people don’t stand up for themselves right now, we will be in the same position as Europe. Criticize the migrants, get fired, get charged and watch as the police are told not to prosecute their crimes. Plain old treason in my opinion.
Sign and share this petition please.

commented 2016-04-12 01:36:31 -0400
With you, Lauren. I’ve called for a federal political party whose primary stated goal is to totally eliminate hyphenated citizens. There can only be three classes of humans in our country: citizens, criminals, and visitors. All citizens have exactly the same rights and responsibilities. If you are going to insist that you get special rights and/or responsibilities because of some condition, like you just have got to be called French-Canadian, or Indo-Canadian, or handicapped-Canadian, or female-Canadian; you have to decide which of the other two categories of person you are: criminal or visitor. Because hyphens are not allowed in my Canada, you’re either Canadian with me or you just aren’t. And it doesn’t have to be like the Nazis’ in Germany as far as nationalism is concerned. Ever hear of the United States of America? Lotta nationalism in that country, and until recent insane left wing doctrine took over that was considered a good thing. And how did that slide start? African-Americans. The beginning of hyphenated nationalism. Suddenly it wasn’t good enough to be a plain old American. If you were black, you were special somehow, better than the 1.0 version. Mexican-Americans never made a big deal about it, they were fine with whatever they were called, Latinos or whatever. It never became a nation changer until the blacks had to be called African-Americans or they called you a racist. And look where they are now, choosing between a blatant socialist, a corrupt opportunist, or a guy who’s scarier than the other two put together but still seen as better than either of them! That’s us, one generation from now. We need to get rid of the hyphens, we need to define Canada and Canadians, and make the definition stick. Are there any other Canadians out there?
commented 2016-04-12 01:11:06 -0400
I went into this article as a an (American) anti-nationalist with an open mind, hoping to be given some kind of explanation as to why nationalism is the solution to the problems that Canada faces. Unfortunately what I was presented with was nothing that hasn’t been said a million times by emotionally distraught conservatives, holding on to the past for dear life, with no sound rationale behind their fear mongering words.

The first thing that I encounter, is a tacit dismissal of climate change that appeared in the form of surrounding any mention of it in quotes, as if to refute what is understood by almost the entire scientific community to be one of the gravest dangers that humanity currently faces today, and then you have the gall to say “The facts don’t seem to matter anymore,” as you cite a broken link that you claim is from an organization that is well known to be funded by the oil industry.

By the way, these misleading citations seem to be a common theme throughout the article. For example, when you say “our Prime Minister prefers to spend his time taking photo ops with non-citizens and proudly touts how much debt we’re going into in order to fund the agendas of dictators in other countries.” The link that is provided is in reference to the Liberal plan to run a three year deficit in order to promote infrastructure, and makes no mention of funding “the agendas of dictators in other countries”.

After you had gotten the climate change denial and misleading links out of the way, I was expecting to be given some kind of case for nationalism. I’m not asking for a detailed manifesto, but I would assume that after decrying the Canadian government in the way that you did, and doing your best to exaggerate all of the problems that you listed, you would at least give some justification as to why “Why we need Canadian nationalism now”. But no. you don’t even explain in the vaguest sense what nationalism is, let alone why it is necessary. “‘I love my country’ is something I can still say with pride.” Well that’s just wonderful, but it doesn’t do much for me if you don’t give me a rational explanation.

“In my mind, to love your nation is to respect your heritage, your culture, and your identity. But you can only capitulate and compromise so much before you’ve lost your nation. It’s about time we get Canada’s own Nigel Farage or Marine Le Pen. We need to be united under something more significant than a flag”. Why though? Why do you need to love your nation? Why do you need to respect your heritage, culture, and identity? Why does it matter if you lose your nation, and more importantly, what does that even mean? Why do you need to be united by something other than a flag?

It seems to me that these are the assertions that nationalism is built upon, and to a devout nationalist they will be taken as the disputable foundation of society, but from the perspective of someone like myself who believes in individualism above the collectivist nation-state, who looks to the present and the future for what defines my “culture” instead of clinging to the past, who regards himself as a sovereign individual who does not need to define himself as a member of any arbitrary identity assigned at birth, and to whom symbols like flags are best left to the symbol minded,your final paragraph, and indeed your entire article, is not convincing in the slightest.
commented 2016-04-12 00:32:28 -0400
QI pipelines are by far the safest and most efficient way to transport oil, sorry but overstating a spill does not change that. You know very little.
commented 2016-04-11 23:23:09 -0400
Ethically sound, sure, but tell me I’m wrong: isn’t Alberta oil like the most environmentally detrimental oil available?
commented 2016-04-11 21:02:01 -0400
Just imagine for a moment one of the super tankers carrying oil from the Middle East to American shores.
The super tankers fall in the classification of U L C C or Ultra Large Crude Carriers.
Their capacity is around 4,000,000 barrels of crude. Translate this into gallons, you get 160,000,000 gallons of crude.
Now 16,000 gallons is insignificant in comparison to the super tanker and would be a damn site easier to clean than an Exon Valdez.
So QI, your initials should be reversed to IQ with an equal sign and the number 30.
Sorry, about insulting the mentally challenged.
commented 2016-04-11 20:52:44 -0400
Worth a read: “Termites in the Shape of Men”. Forget the author but it was a Canadian book written in the mid to late 60s as I recall. I have it squirrelled away somewhere but can’t lay my hands on it right now. Search it out and give it a read. Definitely time well spent.
commented 2016-04-11 20:45:20 -0400
For all the SJW, socialist, green energy, AGW, open border types, we have designed “your perfect” community. You will be housed in a compound surrounded by six hundred foot turbines, mosques that call for prayer all day, drug injection sites in your hovel, no heat from oil, gas or wood. No meat unless you’re a cannibal and you must capture your breath, farts and burps and bury them beneath ground. No clothing made from synthetics, animals or any other natural item that may emit Co2. You may not resist any interloper from your den, cave or tree hollow. That would be exclusionary. If people from another tribe enter your compound you must relinquish all of your stores and habitat to them. To not do so would be exclusionary. Boys are girls, and girls are boys, and some are both. I can’t figure it out but I’m sure you can as you huddle in your frozen tree hut trying to hear the call to prayer as the turbines drown out the sound as they rain dead birds upon you as if heaven sent. What a glorious world you have carved out for yourselves.
Me and the rest of the world, life goes on.
commented 2016-04-11 20:28:01 -0400
I grew up in a generation where “nationalism” or “nationalist” in Canada generally meant “Quebec nationalist” or separatist. Trudeau grew up in the same generation.

If “nationalism” means narrow ideology and keeping the wool pure then you can keep it! The intensely proud nationalism that grew up in Germany in the 1920’s led to a powerful nation alright — and it cost a lot of lives to bring it back to earth.

I would rather live in a country where I feel welcomed regardless of my name or hair colour. Lauren Southern may not like it, but I am a Canadian too.