The New Politically and Socially Incorrect Version
I am a Canadian!
I am in the minority in Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto
and in every casino in this country.
I was born in the forties, fifties or sixties,
yet I am somehow responsible for some of the First Nations people
being screwed out of their land in the 1700's!
I pay import tax on cars made in Ontario.
I am allowed to skydive and smoke, but not allowed to drive without a seat belt.
All the money I make until mid-July must go to paying taxes.
I live and work among people who believe
Americans and Canadians are ignorant.
Most Canadians cannot name their own country's new terriroty!
Although I am sometimes forced to live on hamburgers and don't have a pot to pee in,
I sleep well knowing that my taxes helped purchase a nice 6-figure home
in Vancouver for some unskilled refugee.
Although they are unpatriotic and constantly try to separate,
Quebec still provides most of my nation's prime ministers.
95% of my nation's international conflicts are over fish.
I”m supposed to call black people 'African-Canadian'
although I'm sure none of them have ever been to Africa, for that matter.
I am being told that paying a 200% tax on alcohol is fair.
I am also being told that the same tax on gasoline is also fair!
Even if I have no idea what happened to that old rifle
my grandfather gave me when I was 14,
I will be considered a criminal if I don't have it locked up.
I am being told that spending $15 billion to promote French language
in the rest of Canada is fair...when the province of Quebec
doesn't support or even recognize the ENGLISH language!
I am being told that spending $1 million for '3 Stripes'
('The Voice of Fire' painting in Ottawa) by the Art Gallery
was a good purchase...even though 99% of this country
didn't want it...or will ever see it.
I must bail out big corporations who drive their business into the ground
and say, “Yeah, that's ok.”
And when they move all their manufacturing plants and jobs
to a third-world country and say, “No problem!”
Canada is the highest taxed nation in North America...
the biggest Military buffer for the United States
and the 'Number One' destination for fleeing terrorists!
The Lord's Prayer is not allowed in our schools anymore
because of religions who chose to move here.
I am an angry white person!
I am one ticked-off taxpayer, who is broke!
I am a Canadian!
(Many thanks to Tom who sent me the foregoing)
Words of the Wise!
What Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier thought of the immigrants
wanting to become Canadians in 1907:
First of all, we must insist that the immigrant that comes here is willing to become a Canadian and is willing to assimilate our ways; he should be treated on equal grounds and it would be shameful to discriminate against such a person for reasons of thier beliefs or the place of birth or origin. But it is the responsibilty of that person to become a Canadian in all aspects of life...nothing else but a Canadian. There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says that he is a Canadian, but tries to impose his customs and habits upon us, is not a Canadian. We have room for only one flag...the Canadian flag. There is room for only two languages here: English and French. And we have room for loyalty, but only one...loyalty to the Canadian people. We won't accept anyone...I'm saying 'anyone' who will try to impose his religion or his customs on us.
From her diary, Anais Lin wrote: When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma...we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Cornel West PhD (Academic and Activist) said it best:
There are too many Echoes...and not enough Voices.
Compiled by Merle Baird-Kerr...July 1, 2016