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Liberal progressives are waging a culture war to erase our history and great Canadian heroes.

Great Canadians

I am on a book hunt. More about that later. One of the books I recently bought was Faces of Canada. It was published in 1976 and is a compilation of one hundred articles about famous Canadians with an explanation of each person and their contribution to Canadian life. When I read it my heart ached for the nation I had come to love. As you may recall, I once wrote a post entitled “How I Came to Love Canada.” Response to that post was rapid and brisk. Many of you commented that you enjoyed it and agreed with it, some even commenting that it may have been my best effort so far. So why did my heart ache when I read Faces of Canada?

Heroes and Heroines 

It ached precisely because there WERE so many great Canadians. Let me preface the remainder of this post by relating that I recently mentioned a Canadian hero named “Smoky” Smith to someone. They had no idea who he was. I couldn’t escape the feeling that Smith, born in New Westminster and winner of the Victoria Cross in World War Two, had been lost to history. He was well known when I was young, but seems to have faded into obscurity. Don’t count on our “Woke” overlords to revive his place in the nation’s history either. That’s not going to happen. Other Canadians featured in the book included Raymond Massey, John Diefenbaker, Jeanne Sauvé, Oscar Peterson, Hugh Garner, Foster Hewitt, Nancy Greene, Elaine Tanner, Irving Layton, Toller Cranston, Margaret Laurence and Farley Mowat. Recognize those names?  Come on, you say, who wouldn’t? But that’s the whole point. They are bonafide Canadian heroes, but many Canadians these days wouldn’t even know who they are.  In Faces of Canada they live. 

A Deliberate Campaign

What happened? Why don’t we revere our heroes anymore? The answer to this is twofold: First, the actions of our enemies and secondly, Wokeism. I’ve never considered myself a conspiracy theorist, but you don’t need to be one to see what is happening. If you want to create a “post national state,” a non-Canada, the kind Justin Trudeau has pledged himself to, you have to destroy the real Canada, the solid, happy, prosperous, Judeo Christian, patriotic nation that once existed, and you have to destroy its history. It has taken a while to realize this, but I can now confidently state something I never would have stated before.  The destruction of our history is happening with the blessing of government, state supported media and the education system. Their ultimate aim is to eradicate our legitimate history and replace it with one of their own making. One of the best ways to do that is to eliminate our nation’s heroes. 

Fallen Statues and Forbidden Celebrations

It’s astonishing how successful they have been at this, and how complacent we have been in the face of it. Government and law enforcement are the worst culprits. While statues of our heroes are torn down by mobs and legislated out of existence, government and law enforcement look the other way. They fail to prosecute, or even criticize, the perpetrators of these criminal acts. Mission accomplished. Canada’s traditional heroes are removed from the public eye. And it isn’t just statues. Our stamps now feature obscure people no one recognizes. Our money is adorned with the faces of individuals few would know…except, of course,  radical liberal progressives. Instead of our past heroes we now see the faces DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) want us to see. All hail the regime! Even our holidays have been nixed. Last year the Christmas light display on Parliament Hill was cancelled in the name of “inclusivity” a word that always signals bigotry and historical revisionism. 

Who’s Really Important?

In the end, the Canadians in Faces of Canada are the ones who matter, not the obscure figures being pushed on us. Granted, it took a lot of courage for Viola Desmond, the woman currently featured on our ten dollar bill, to fight against the mores of her time, but that does not mean she deserves to replace Sir John A. Macdonald. Macdonald was infinitely more important. He was the man Richard Gwynn referred to as the “Nation Maker” an apt name for the architect of Canada. Desmond, or any other revisionist figure, simply can’t compare, nor can any of the other obscure figures the government, through the Royal Mint, Canada Post or the C.B.C. chooses to force on us. They all have their proper place in history, but not at the head of the line. 

Fight For Your History!

Many of us now understand that something is wrong, and that we are pawns in a cultural revolution that may one day resemble the one China suffered through. It’s not hard to figure out. Much of it is being accomplished through “Cancel Culture” an unofficially approved policy for the elimination of our history and customs. We know this, because we see it and feel it every day. The examples are almost too numerous to mention: Cancelling Canada Day, forbidding Christmas decorations or the expression “Merry Christmas,” changing the names of schools, streets, universities and long-standing institutions, often with names no one can pronounce, eliminating Canadian traditional history from school curricula, changing the national anthem, stamps, money, and our national coat of arms, falsifying information about issues like the residential schools and so on. I could go on at length, but I won’t. You understand perfectly well. What many of us haven’t completely grasped, though, is that we must now fight for our nation and its history. Too many of us think it will magically continue if we do nothing. It won’t. We must fight to preserve it, and that is something we never thought we would ever have to do. 

Arrows in Your Quiver

We need arrows in our quiver, things we can do to fight back against the cultural revolution we are experiencing. First, let’s save the symbols and historical resources of the nation. Collect old books about Canada, books no longer in print that tell the real story of Canada, books like Faces of Canada. Go to used books stores and buy them, then make a small collection that can grow with time. Don’t think of them as artifacts, think of them as pathways to the truth that can one day be shared when the cultural revolution is over. Collect old symbols of Canada, plates, pins, artwork, antiques that show what Canada was once like because, believe me, if the governmental agencies can tell us what pronouns to use, limit our access to information and condition our children then they are capable of anything. Become informed and write to your M.P.s and M.L.A.s. Complain loudly about the cultural revolution being forced on you. Above all, fight for Canada’s history.  Preserve your past, because one day soon it may be the only way to preserve your future. 

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Reed Elley
Reed Elley
6 months ago

Well done! I actually met “Smoky” Smith when I was in Parliament. He was presented to us on a Remebrance Day. Canadian heroes like this are slowly dying off or are already dead. We don’t celebrate them enough when they are alive. And our woke culture certainly won’t do that today. A number of years while still in university,I had a professor named George Grant. He wrote a book called “Lament for A Nation” I recently reread it and what he said 40 years ago is bang on for today.If you get a chance to read it,I commend it to… Read more »

Perry Foster
6 months ago
Reply to  Reed Elley

Wow! You actually met Smoky Smith, that is remarkable. Also, I do have a copy of George Grant’s “Lament for a Nation.” I just haven’t got around to reading it in its entirety. I will reserve some time in order to read it, as l recall it isn’t a long text. Yes Reed our woke culture is inclined to be against our heroes. No surprise there and, as I said in my previous post “The Weight of Woke” Wokeism is our real enemy, a philosophy every bit as dangerous as fascism or Soviet communism. It just looks harmless. In reality… Read more »

Hal Adam
Hal Adam
6 months ago
Reply to  Perry Foster

“Wokeism is our real enemy” yes, in secular lingo for sure but from a Christian perspective Ephesians 6:12

Perry Foster
6 months ago
Reply to  Reed Elley

Thanks for your comment. As you can see, I have answered it below. As you may already know we just finished having a successful event featuring Harrison Faulkner, a young reporter for True North News. I think you will find what he had to say about the Online Streaming Act and Digital ID very interesting. I hope you will view it and share it with as many people as you can.

Edward Field
Edward Field
6 months ago

Good reminders, Perry! Now, apparently, even prayers at a Remembrance Day ceremony are forbidden. Does it take war to drive us to our knees?

Perry Foster
6 months ago
Reply to  Edward Field

It may indeed take a lot of catastrophic experiences and trials and tribulations to drive us to our knees. These are not pleasant times, and I sense that more difficulties are coming our way. The Liberals have tried to walk back their attempt to forbid prayers at Remembrance Day, but we all know the truth. They are against the Christian faith, the faith of their fathers, and want to end it and replace it with the new globalist, woke, WEF driven DEI false faith that is currently sweeping the world. It is, of course, a lie, full of cheap grace… Read more »

Hal Adam
Hal Adam
6 months ago
Reply to  Perry Foster

and as we import more Muslims whose religion teaches what just happened in Israel our grandkids could see that played out in this country.


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btw, Islamophobia is an OXYMORON. There is NO unwarranted fear of Islam.

Ian
Ian
6 months ago

Thank you for an excellent article. Now the question, will anything change after the next election?

Last edited 6 months ago by Ian
Hal Adam
Hal Adam
6 months ago

Another A+ article as per usual. Now regarding ‘radical liberal progressives’ IMO there is nothing progressive about them. I refer to them as ‘radical leftist regressives’. As for your solution to this revisionism of history problem, how about also removing our kids from the brain washing factories and porno promoting public schools?

Rick Higgins
6 months ago

Another well thought out and well written piece. I too can remember when I lived in a different Canada and as an Air Force brat was moved from base to base but always with a sense of wonder as we moved to different provinces, with different educational systems, different cultural heritages, different foods (think crumpets, perogies, smoked goldeye, maple syrup, pea soup and poutine). I experienced a Canada whose history was alive, important and we had six hockey teams in the NHL. It was connected and held a hopeful future for kids like myself. We skated on outdoor rinks, curled on… Read more »

Hal Adam
Hal Adam
6 months ago
Reply to  Rick Higgins

RE: I was deeply angered when the Canadian passport took Terry Fox, another true hero, off its pages and replaced it with a squirrel.
I did NOT know that. My current passport still has Terry on page 31. An addition should be Tamara Lich for future passports, maybe if Pierre gets elected he can also restore Terry? We can then squirrel away JT or retire him to the outer most parts of Kbec? <Grin>

Mike Groenewold
Mike Groenewold
6 months ago

Thanks for spurring us on to fight for the preservation of the history and legacy of this great nation. I find it so fascinating that the only way for the cultural Marxists to lead the charge into a ‘brighter and better future’ is to completely annialate any recollection of the past! Perhaps they are trying to hide something?The bloodletting directly attributable to this evil ideology is shocking and beyond our conprehension in its brutality, inhumanity and its sheer numbers. This is why they need to erase the memory of the past. Vilifying the great gains and growing maturity of nations… Read more »

Nicodemus
Nicodemus
6 months ago

An insightful and accurate assessment of what is going on in the culture wars in Canada. I agree we need to build collections of precious cultural gifts from our past, before the Canadian ‘burn all the great books’ project succeeds. But what is the next step, once we have re-educated and de-programmed ourselves? I mean that as a serious question, concerning how we then move on to sharing the values represented in Canada’s great books and associated works of art and culture. I am tempted to mention Rod Dreher’s strategic model again!