This is the proper place for Christians in Canada, according to The Alberta Human Rights Commission
. We join conservatives like Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant in being suitable candidates for totalitarian repression, humiliation and forced recantation.
Americans have to wake up to this. I know there's been some coverage in the U.S. media (even the New York Times!) which certainly is better than what we've been getting in Canada, but I think you're missing a big point. Even when there is notice and concern, it sort of peters out into good-natured musings about "our good friends to the north", as if Canada has come down with a mild case of the mumps, and doesn't look quite herself, but will be back to normal in a week or so.
It's not like that. Because we look like you, talk like you, dress like you, shop for the same things and watch the same movies, you're convinced that we really ARE basically Americans, with just the odd funny accent and a few flaky foreign policy preoccupations. We used to be like you, but not because of any of those physical things.
What made us alike was a shared belief that we lived in a pretty good country, and it was good because the people who started it had built it properly, with rules and laws that worked and made sense. Those rule and laws had come out of a long, long history of trying things, making mistakes, going down blind alleys, figuring out what really works and what doesn't. They were our heritage, traceable all the way back to England in the Middle Ages and even further back to the Romans and the Jews. We came of a long and honourable lineage, and we knew it.
By and large, you still have that belief - but we don't anymore. Now we're in a place where every day brings a new project to remake, reconstruct, retool and revamp Canada; where any rule can be abandoned and reversed for the sake of a fabulous new vision by some group of determined zealots who've managed to wangle themselves into a position of power. Where what we approved of yesterday is torn up and stamped on today, and we're like marionettes, finding out every day that someone else has grabbed a new string to jerk us by.
Watch us and learn, because Americans have some naive assumptions about the rest of the world and about yourselves. Since America has been so spectacularly successful in a material way, and has not fallen to the tyrannies that engulfed so much of the rest of the world, especially Communism, many drew a false lesson. They thought that it was material success that kept you safe, and if other countries could be helped along and kept from poverty, they too would reject collectivism. A little wealth would work as an innoculant, stimulating the defenses. But now you can look at Canada and see that that's not true. We're wealthy, western, techologically advanced, etc. but we're still sliding into the pit.
It wasn't your wealth that kept you safe, it was your belief in the goodness of your country and your people. We've lost that, and you could lose it too
, so beware. As Lucien Bouchard said, "Canada is not a real country." Everyone protested, but it turns out he was right. There's an empty space where the idea of Canada used to be, and an empty space will be filled by something
. Right now, we're like the man in the Bible, possessed by many demons - one day one grabs us, then another, and we jerk and lurch about as one after another gets control. Eventually one powerful one will overrule the others, and you'll see a determined, coordinate effort to stamp out and silence dissent, especially on the part of Christians. Watch for the signs of this happening in your country, and stop it before it eats away your culture the way it has ours.