A modest, Canadian, Conservative canon (Part 4)

About a week ago I said, "We need to affirm that our enlightened, secular, Anglo- Saxon, liberal democratic values are the “gold standard” for all Canadians and all residents of Canada regardless of race, colour or creed. We have to make it clear that all those who seek safety in Canada, who want to make new lives … Continue reading A modest, Canadian, Conservative canon (Part 4)

A modest, Canadian, Conservative canon (Part 3)

Veering back towards the post which led to this series, a post where I said we need a pan-Canadian narrative, and that "what we need to do is to propagate, in our classrooms, in the media, our own narrative which explains to all Canadians what is (and what is not) acceptable conduct in our civil … Continue reading A modest, Canadian, Conservative canon (Part 3)

A modest, Canadian, Conservative canon (Part 2)

OK, I hope the few people who follow my ramblings understand how I use the terms liberal and conservative. As a reminder: neither Justin Trudeau nor Hillary Rodham Clinton are liberals, in fact both practice the politics of playing special interest groups off against each other, so both M Trudeau and Ms Clinton are, really, … Continue reading A modest, Canadian, Conservative canon (Part 2)

A digression … shooting oneself in the foot

An editorial in the Toronto Sun wonders why on earth an apparently respectable London, ON, magazine, Al Saraha, a monthly Arabic language publication, ran an article in their latest issue headlined “The Question Which Everyone Ignores: Why Did Hitler Kill the Jews?” The article, The Sun explains, "says Jews in Germany promoted “promiscuity... homosexuality... every … Continue reading A digression … shooting oneself in the foot

A modest, Canadian, Conservative canon (Part 1)

We took a motor trip back in time A lot of really smart people have defined the Western Canon, most recently, the distinguished American scholar Harold Bloom. (Harold Bloom is not to be confused with the equally distinguished American scholar Allan Bloom whose "The Closing of the American Mind" needs to be on every real … Continue reading A modest, Canadian, Conservative canon (Part 1)