Skip to comments.Thanks for nothin'
Posted on 10/06/2007 6:02:40 AM PDT by Clive
Don't mean to spoil your pumpkin pie and all that, but what exactly is it that we now sit down to pretend to be thankful for?
First and foremost it's thanksgiving for Canada, our home and native land. Unless those, well, native land claims are taken seriously and the 110% of the country they claim to be theirs is given to them.
Don't dare criticize however, because they were here first. Even the ones who weren't.
But Canada is so safe. Sure. At least for the time being, until Osama and his buddies decide to treat us the way they've treated Britain, Spain, the U.S., Jordan and others.
We can scream that we're peace loving and Muslim-friendly until we're blue in the face. Won't matter one bit.
Still, we are free. Sort of. On the one hand there are the human rights commissions and activist lawyers working their publicly funded bums off trying to reduce our ability to speak our minds in pubic. On the other are ethnic, religious and sexual special interest groups promoting their own agendas and anxious to stifle anyone who protests.
We have to be thankful that we have law and order. See above. No law and order if you happen to be unlucky enough to have worked all your life for a house and then find it's on land claimed by natives. Suddenly the police see and hear no evil, unless it's you complaining about them seeing and hearing no evil.
Murderers walk free after 10 years in prison, rapists spend 12 months behind bars, gun-carrying thugs receive a warning and as for teenagers who beat, steal and intimidate -- it's not really their fault and they deserve a 15th chance.
But we have the Charter of Rights. Yes we do. Before that we had a legal code and system that worked well and fairly.
Now we have empowered every piece in the Canadian jigsaw to pound against each other and destroy the picture.
Very few mainstream, law-abiding Canadians benefit from the Charter, but almost every radical in the country adores it.
We have public health care.
Give me a break! We're ranked 30th in the world and we celebrate when we can have a hip replaced in less than a year.
The French and Germans laugh at our system, but we don't have to change because we can buy all the myths about the American system and bleed to death in our complacency.
But we're respected abroad.
No, we're unknown abroad.
Canada is considered a large northern suburb of the United States, but without the glamour and the power.
As for being historical peacekeepers, this is bunk. We're historic warriors, but our armed forces have been emasculated by people who are embarrassed by our martial traditions.
What about the arts? Look at our writers and actors.
Nonsense. Millions of dollars in public subsidies to produce mediocre books and truly dreadful television dramas.
Yes, yes, yes. But we're still Canadian and that's a great thing. It was. In 1867, 1914, 1940 and even 1967.
Now it's almost a crime to be proud of the founding culture of this country. A collection of economically viable shopping malls bound together by forced multiculturalism and force-fed liberalism.
So much that is going wrong and we still take it out on the poor bloody turkey.
“Canadian Thanksgiving is the second Monday in October.”
I had wondered why my pal GG over at FD was wishing everyone such an early Thanksgiving...
...notwithstanding the merits of what the fella wrote, above— any day you can stand up, and walk, and talk... it’s a good day. Give thanks for it.
We do have a lot to be thankful for. If you can’t for one day focus on the good and be grateful for what you have been blessed with then that is a sad thing. Focusing on what could be better and being all pessimistic doesn’t take any skill or effort.
These statements deserves special attention. This Canadian says:
“We have public health care.
Give me a break! We’re ranked 30th in the world and we celebrate when we can have a hip replaced in less than a year.”
Here is confirmation for us conservatives who have been speaking out against the witch’s Socialist health care plan. All we need do is look to our northern neighbor to get a preview of what is going to befall us if the Klinton co-presidency takes over.
Hubby and I recently spent a few days in beautiful Victoria, and it was wonderful.
Thank you for being our good neighbor - I wish more Americans were aware of what a valuable friend and neighbor you are!
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