Thursday, September 21, 2006

Ottawa Honour Killing - Peace and Tolerance! Right?

From LGF - Canadian Capital is location of suspected "Honour Killing" as reported here!

So tell me now.... if this is the value that we get from encouraging newcomers to this country to "Hold onto and preserve" their culture in our home?


Blogger Mac said...

Frightening, isn't it?

Did you get the email making the rounds, talking about how immigrants in the last century made the effort to ensure they integrated into Canadian society... right up until the Nightmare That Was Trudeau had multi-cultural dreams...

Nowadays, you can live in Lebanon fulltime, contribute nothing to Canada and complain because the stateroom on your free trip from the warzone wasn't clean enough and the ship was late...

9/21/2006 11:39 p.m.  
Blogger PGP said...

Not familiar with an e-mail circular...however I regard all such e-mails as spam and deal with them accordingly.
Besides I divert too much time from my work to other things as it is.....back to lunch then to work......

9/22/2006 12:42 p.m.  
Blogger Mick in the UK said...

We have the same chit over here in I'm sure you well know.

9/22/2006 6:51 p.m.  
Blogger PGP said...

I hear you Mick... wlecome to my little spot.

9/22/2006 8:07 p.m.  
Blogger Tom said...

This is where the leftist trioka of "multiculturalism, diversity, and tolerance" has gotten us.

9/22/2006 11:05 p.m.  
Blogger Mac said...

Excuse the extended post but here's the email making the rounds... On a personal note, my father-in-law (RIP) arrived in Canada in 1957 after the Hungarian Revolution with an empty satchel which he carried so he did not appear destitute. He didn't speak English but he knew how to work and work he did. He was proud to be Canadian and supported other immigrants who wanted to be Canadians however he had no time for immigrants who wanted to be hyphenated Canadians. I wonder why?


Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to Canada, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in Halifax and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new Canadian households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home. They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labour laws to protect them. All they had were the skills, craftsmanship and desire they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.

Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. Canadians fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany, Italy, France,Japan, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Sweden, and so many other places. None of these first generation Canadians ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Canadians fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan. They were defending the Freedom as one people.

When we liberated France, no one in those villages was looking for the Ukrainian-Canadian or the German-Canadian or the Irish- Canadian. The people of France saw only Canadians. And we carried one flag that represented our country.

Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be a Canadian. They stirred the melting pot into one red and white bowl.

And here we are in 2006 with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes a Canadian passport and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country.

I'm sorry, that's not what being a Canadian is all about. Canadians have been very open hearted and open minded regarding immigrants, whether they were fleeing poverty, dictatorship, persecution, or whatever else makes a person adopt a foreign country. And I suppose when we say adopt, we think of those aforementioned immigrants who truly did ADOPT our country, and our flag and our morals and our customs. And left their wars, hatred, and divisions behind.

I believe that the immigrants who landed in Canada in the early
1900s deserve better than that for the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags, fighting foreign battles on our soil, making Canadians change to suit their religions and cultures, and wanting to change our country's fabric by claiming discrimination when we do not give in to their demands.

P.S. I hope this letter gets read by millions of people all across the nation.

9/22/2006 11:31 p.m.  
Blogger PGP said...

That's a very resonnant piece Mac.

9/23/2006 3:58 p.m.  

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