The Culture War / 28 posts found

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 […]

How I Learned to Love Canada

by Perry D Foster
For a long time I did not like Canadian history. Ironically, I ended up teaching it. I was a Social Studies teacher and teaching history was part of my job, but I did it begrudgingly. I found Canadian history dull and, unlike some of my colleagues, had very little enthusiasm for it. Compared to European history, with its colourful narratives and “Captains and Kings” approach, Canadian history seemed dry and uneventful. I was wrong. Canadian history is fascinating and interesting. I have grown to love it, and here are the reasons why.  Which Canada? The Canada I am talking about […]

Your Lawn is Racist?

In September of 2020  professor John Douglas Belshaw  of Thompson River University in Kamloops B.C. stated that if you own a lawn you need to “de-colonize” it. No, we are not kidding, and we are not making this up. Professor Belshaw went on to ask “What is a lawn, but a statement of control?” and then said that it is a “…huge part of settler culture.” By “settler” of course he meant white and European. Perhaps professor Belshaw simply didn’t have the courage to say what he meant, but his message was clear. In one of my previous posts I described “Anti […]

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 is “Colonialism?”

Language has become a weapon. For many people this is puzzling. Isn’t language supposed to help us communicate? Shouldn’t it be clear, and an aid to understanding? Isn’t language beautiful, and hasn’t it inspired the people who came before us? Yes. All true. Language should be all these things and has been in the past, but nowadays it has been twisted into a political weapon. The far left and radical liberal progressives have taken over our language, and they are using buzz words and labels to restructure society and silence people.  One of the most effective words they are using is […]

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 […]