Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Shadow Descending Across Canada

In case any Canadian readers missed the little note of invitation that I added to the previous post as an afterthought, I reproduce it here. (You can follow up on the petition pictured above at

I said: Canadian readers, I want to hear from you. Let me know what you are reading on this, what you are hearing from the people around you (especially from the right thinking ones), and what you make of it yourself. Pass this along to a friend.

By the way, how much reflection is there upon the words of the national anthem in this context? What does "free" mean? Does it just mean "not American" and "no longer British?" What does it mean to "stand on guard?" Is it anything more than being ready to render service in the military if called upon to do so? Is vigilance over this violation of free speech recognized by anything more than a fringe minority as "true patriot love?"

If Steyn loses, then Canada is as "free" as East Germany was "democratic" and a "republic." The noble and free spirits north of the border will need to start advocating regional separation. Start in the west. If you remain stuck to Ontario, you'll be dragged into the darkness which Canadians seem philosophically and religiously helpless to oppose.

In 1965, George Grant published his Lament for a Nation. He didn't know the half of it.

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