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Canadian Politics does not reflect Canadian Popular Opinion

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Submitted by Richard Yves (United States), Feb 1, 2003 at 12:20

I'm reading some undertones of anti-Canadian sentiment – and I don't blame you. Being a Canadian I am deeply upset with the circumstances surrounding Mr. Pipes visit. The truth is our government recognizes the minority over the majority. In reality, a vast number of Canadians are tired of both our countries international and immigration policies, but to publicly state such a thing is to be labeled a racist.

Like many of us, I have seen a strong country fall victim to the so called ‘PC' mentality. The very fabrics of freedom have been torn apart by left-wing imbeciles who lack conviction, understanding and any sense of self-preservation. Don't confuse these left-winger 'PC's' with the majority of Canadians who are outraged by the growing number of immigrants who harbor anti-sentiment toward Western Values. Like many of you we ask ‘If you despise our culture so deeply why do you come?'

Case in point: Last year I was watching a local cable program where a Muslim religious speaker asked his viewers, ‘What's with this Christmas thing? It doesn't reflect our values – it's insulting to Muslims who live in Canada and should be banned.' What's next? Will they ask us to change our national anthem from ‘Oh Canada' to ‘Oh Islam'?

I was so outraged I called the cable channel and asked for a transcript of the show. They sent me one and I immediately forwarded it to my Grandfather who lost his leg while fighting with the allies in WW2. A few days later he called me and stated. ‘I did not go to war to have some Muslim tell me how to run my country!' He followed by sending a letter to the cable network who aired the segment as well as a transcript to his legion and local MP. Only the legion responded – outraged of course.

A few months later we spoke about the program and he said something to the effect, ‘As a natural born Canadian, if I were to ever speak against a Muslim value or principle I would likely be prosecuted for inciting hate against another religion. What gives them the right to the same? Did they bleed for this country? Did they help shape its future?' Of course, I had no answers.

Perhaps, the problem is we very have few political leaders from that era. They fought for the principals of freedom. It was simple back then. There was no ‘Politically Correct' way of thinking there was just an understanding of what is right and what is wrong. Today these ideals have been replaced by a society of tolerance, but remember to tolerate the intolerable is simply na├»ve and, quite possibly, the first step toward the decline of our culture.

God help us all.
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