Comment 42167

By BobInnes (registered) - website | Posted June 18, 2010 at 11:01:30

Aw shucks Nobrainer, I was hoping for a higher downvote score - I'm going for the record. Not to be obstreperous mind you, just that I'm hoping that by ruffling a few feathers, folks might start thinking a little harder but instead, distraction, denial and derision seems to be the order of things around here. Perhaps folks have trouble distinguishing between the sentiment of Kiely's article, which I'm quite sympathetic toward, and the details of implementing his views, which Moylek did a good job of questioning and which made me think more deeply about the implications of what Kiely was saying. This struck a raw nerve in me that thinks Canadians, egged on by interest groups with something to gain, have been too eager to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Can somebody dare to say, or is even able list the myriad ways we are indebted to our (primarily) British thousand year heritage? Or has that been trumped by PC, political correctness or more understandably perhaps, has the real problem of racism blinded us to all the many other aspects of Canadian life that should be considered separately?

Funnily enough, I mostly agree with Grassroot's comment too, a least the initial part that was clear, which might make one wonder about all the assumptions they're making about me.

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