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 because they represent who we are, and now they want to take one of our most important symbols away. 

The Red Ensign

There are no depths to which liberal progressives will not go to eradicate history and identity. They are truly contemptible. Their latest attempt at cultural genocide has to do with the Red Ensign. I am always astonished to find out how many people don’t know what the Red Ensign is. Of course, anyone over a certain age, and anyone who remembers the flag debate of 1965, will know the Red Ensign and what it looks like. It was our flag for almost a century. My father served under it in World War two, and my grandfather served under a version of it in World War one. From 1868 to 1965, a period of 97years, it was our de-facto flag. Now they want to eradicate it. 

Contemptible Cultural Genocide

Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Diversity and Inclusion, has approved a government booklet to be distributed in Canadian schools that condemns the Red Ensign. The booklet doesn’t stop there. It describes the ensign as an inappropriate “hate promoting symbol.” It also  urges kids to confront their fellow classmates or teachers if they mention “problem politicians” or speak excessively about freedom, adding that the Conservative Party of Canada has been infiltrated by racists and white supremacists. Shades of 1984! Besides being yet another example of how vile and wrong woke progressives can be, the booklet is pure propaganda. Its only intention is to indoctrinate our young. We talk a lot these days about cultural genocide, mostly in reference to indigenous people, but this is a form of cultural genocide too. The only difference is that it is directed against “Old Stock” Canadians and the common history of our nation.

Standing our Ground Against Bigotry 

In my last post I talked about how I had learned to love Canada. Along with that love came an admiration for our nation’s history, culture and symbols. The Red Ensign has always captivated me. I remember it being in my elementary school classroom when I was a small boy. I always thought it was beautiful, redolent with history and tradition, and representative of everything great about Canada. When I taught high school Social Studies in the early 2000s I put it up in my classroom. It was a gutsy move. I knew, even then, that I could be accused of being a “Colonialist” and punished, but I didn’t care. By that time, by the way, I was the only teacher in my school decorating my classroom for Christmas. I had stood up for Christmas, and now I was ready to stand up for the Red Ensign. But I realized, even then, that I was fighting more than just school district policy. I was fighting bigotry. What was once acceptable and admired had become detested and the bigots were sharpening their knives. I realized that I had two tasks: to educate my students about their history and to stand against bigotry. We all should. We should never sit back and accept the growing hatred of, and discrimination against, conservatives and traditional Canadians. 

What is their Aim?

Why the red ensign? Why do they hate it so much? It’s not hard to understand.  When you want to tear down a country and establish a left wing “paradise” you can’t let its time honoured symbols remain. They have to go in order to make room for a new narrative. The Red Ensign has to be condemned as racist. It must be banned and removed, even eradicated from the historical record so that future generations cannot be proud of their nation. They must learn how “shameful” Canada’s history was. The aim of woke extremism is to destroy the old Canada and create one based on far left principles. They can’t do that if Canadians love their history and fly the Red Ensign. That symbol must go, and people must be indoctrinated in historical falsehoods so that a woke “utopia” can be created. 

What Actions Do We Need to Take?

I started this article on Nov. 10th. The next day, Remembrance Day, I flew the Red Ensign from my front porch. No hesitation, no doubt. I bought a Red Ensign flag from The Flag Shop in Victoria, and I knew that I would be flying it on Nov. 11th. We must now have a new kind of righteous defiance if we are to resist the wave of woke thinking washing over us. I am not advocating extreme behaviour or violence. I am saying that we must now be overt in our defence of  Canada’s history and traditions or they will take them from us. If we were quiet and undemonstrative before, we must be louder and more overt now. Things have gone too far for us to do otherwise. During the Remembrance Day celebrations in my town the female singer who sung the national anthem used the phrase “In all thy sons command.” I smiled to myself. She did not use the Liberal party’s preferred phrase “In all of us command.” It was a tiny act of defiance. We need many more such acts. Be overtly proud of being Canadian. Wear a Canadian flag lapel pin or a maple leaf broach, celebrate Canada Day loudly and proudly, call Canada Day “Dominion Day.” Learn more about your nation’s history and fly the flag from your home. Next Nov. 11th, you also might want to consider flying the Red Ensign. There would be absolutely nothing wrong with that.  


  • Edward Field
    November 19, 2022

    Thank you for making us aware of the booklet put out by “our” government under the banner of “diversity”. The history of Canada is being revisioned to eliminate the European backgrounds of those who founded the country. The Ensign flag no doubt stirred the hearts of many Canadians to feel a kinship with England when it was so precariously close to the reach of Nazi Germany in WW II.

    • December 3, 2022

      Yes, You are right, The history of Canada, the true history that is, is being revised to accommodate the new Cultural Marxist left. There can be no greater tragedy than that I think, the destruction of history for political opportunity and fanaticism.

  • Andrew
    November 19, 2022

    Great post Perry. Thank you for getting information out to the masses!

    • December 3, 2022

      My pleasure Andrew. Stay strong in the fight. These issues are extremely important and should be brought to everyone’s attention. That’s our task.

  • Joyce Behnsen
    November 19, 2022

    Thank you !! I fly a Canadian Flag PROUDLY out front of our home in North Cowichan as I have done for five plus years. I am fifth generation Canadian and proud of our Heritage. I am appalled to learn of the ‘government booklet’ to be distributed in OUR Canadian Schools. How does the Public get access to this piece of PROPAGANDA ??!!

  • Robert Carere
    November 19, 2022

    A fantastic piece of writing…..accurate, well founded, and beautifully written ….a powerful statement has been made….many thanks Perry

    • December 3, 2022

      Thank you for the compliments. The main task, I think, is to get the messsage out to as many people as possible. So many of them have no idea what is going on and are blissfully unaware of their country’s destruction.

  • Ben Buss
    November 19, 2022

    Right on Perry. Appalling gaul of the liberals. Is there any legal way we can call upon them to retract the negative statements? Can the Conservative politicians bring this up in question period? Quite correct, do not be submissive, fly the flag, take the fight to them. Although I have been let go as Town crier as being too colonialist, I still appear in public e.g. The Remembrance Day parade. I stood behind the mayor, and I receive frequent encouragement from the public. Take issue publicly.

  • Reed H Elley
    November 19, 2022

    Yes,some of us heard of thie booklet from Candace Malcom(TrueNorth). We need to email the cabinet minister responsible for this treasonous pamphlet and demand it be pulled, My granddaughter is taught so much twisted versions of our Canadian history in high school. We are often called upon to correct what she is taught. Historical revisionism is in full bloom in our educational system. What is the end game plan of those who are purposely doing this? Surely the death of our cultural indentity!

  • Richard Bray
    November 19, 2022

    Good one Perry. Thank you. Yes, we ned to be, “Loud And Proud” as the saying goes. I fly 3 Canadian flags on my car everywhere I go.

    I, as well have lost an uncle to a world war. And my grandfather returned home from a world war only to spend the rest of his life in a mental hospital, unable to recover from the horror. This left his wife, and 5 children to fend for themselves.

    Go Canada.

    Stand up, and speak out loudly to this detestable wokism.

    • December 3, 2022

      Go Canada. May all Canadian citizens display their love of country and fight for their nation.

  • Patricia Field
    November 20, 2022

    Thanks for this article, Perry. Respectful defiance!! May we be wise and determined in our fight for truth and righteousness.

    • December 3, 2022

      You’re welcome. Yes, may we be wise, but especially determined, as you have pointed out in defending our country, truth and righteousness.

  • November 22, 2022

    Perry, thank you for another well written piece. I am of that age where it was OUR flag. My father was in the RCAF and served this once great nation under it’s bold colours, training pilots during WW2. It was in our school classrooms, flown all over this country with pride. I think this verse has something profound to say in support of your points.

    Psalm 60:4 Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

    • December 3, 2022

      Yes. That is a great verse applicable to this topic. We should all be ready to show and fly that banner as a symbol of our defiance of tyranny.

  • Mike Groenewold
    November 25, 2022

    Thanks for another great reminder of our historical underpinnings!
    It is so interesting that the left, in the name of ‘diversity’, ‘inclusion’ and ‘equity’ are decisively not diverse, inclusive or equitable as demonstrated by their absolute hatred of all things truly Canadian and particularly as related to our Judeo/Christian heritage. A group that is so hateful in the name of being against ‘hate’ is inherently untrustworthy! How does their worldview create a ‘better world’?

    • December 3, 2022

      It doesn’t create a better world. It creates a nightmare world of hatred, prejudice and repression. But that is the nature of out of control liberal progressivism (read far left cultural Marxism. There is nothing better or good about it.

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