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It’s O.K.To Be a Patriotic Canadian

by Perry D Foster
Canadians are famous for saying they are sorry. It’s a national trait. Along with politeness, we consider apologizing to be one of our most important national habits. But it may have gotten out of hand. What do I mean? We need to stop saying we are sorry for being patriotic. We should be proud of being Canadian, and not just proud but deeply proud. There are people out there who want to destroy any patriotism we have, and we can’t let that happen. The Maple Leaf Forever I recently told a friend about the Canadian patriotic song “The Maple Leaf […]

Now the Red Ensign is Racist?!!

All nations have symbols. They ground us in our history, traditions and culture. They educate us in the fundamentals of nationhood. Canada is no exception. We have our own time honoured symbols. The most important, of course, is the maple leaf. It is universally recognized as the symbol of our nation. Hockey is our sport. Few people are better at it than us. The Bluenose is on our dime. The King is our head of state. We have two official languages. We are a big impressive country with vast resources. The symbols of our nation are endless. They are important […]

What the Queen Meant to Us

by Perry D Foster
 I was in England during the death of Queen Elizabeth the Second. Although the circumstances were solemn and sad, one fortunate aspect was that I was able to see, first hand, the depth of patriotism and love of nation demonstrated by the English people, and the U.K. as a whole, and the love they had for their monarch. As a Canadian though, I had to ask myself a couple of questions. Would it be possible for such patriotism to take place in Canada and, what did the Queen really mean to us?  Muted Canadian Love Although there were tributes to […]

What Churchill Means to Us

by Perry D Foster
There are many kinds of heroes. Some are anonymous, living ordinary lives without recognition or fame. You may know someone like that. They are heroic because they inspire us through their exemplary conduct, self sacrifice and character. If we are lucky they are family members, relatives or friends. If not, then we can always dip into the well of history to find someone.  History is full of heroes. For me, and millions of others, the greatest of these was Winston Churchill.  Churchill is Inspirational Churchill’s life was an inspiration. He wasn’t perfect. He made mistakes, like the disastrous Dardanelles campaign of […]

I Am Not Ashamed

by Perry D Foster
I am not ashamed. Canada is a great country with a diverse and interesting history. I am not ashamed of it. The progressive left wants you to be ashamed. For them it is vital that you think of Canada as a terrible nation, guilty of horrendous historic wrongs, a genocidal and bloodstained place that needs to be reformed from the bottom up. I won’t buy into that and neither should you. Why? Because it is false, and we should not be either believing or honouring that kind of narrative.  So Many Ways to Shame Those intent on shaming you have […]

You’re O.K. As You Are

by Perry D Foster
Many conservatives and social conservatives have become apologetic. They feel bad about themselves. When the culture war started many social conservatives began backstepping and explaining themselves as though they had something to be ashamed of. Some of them even began to think that they needed to be educated in the “woke” liberal progressive narrative. Nothing could be further from the truth. Strong conservatives and social conservatives are okay just the way they are, and so are you. In fact, we are the ones who are most connected to reality and common sense. Most of us already know that. So, why […]