Fw: Fw: Interesting Letter

Curator's note: I posted this submission this morning and thought it sounded familiar ... and now I know why. It's this RW FWD: all dressed up and gone Canadian. 




Congratulations to our fellow Canadians in Quebec who had the courage and conviction to exhibit their common sense in officially banning the hijab for certain transactions where identity is mandatory .... It's a start. It's a privilege to be allowed to immigrate and to live in this country....not a right.  When this hit the e-news a few weeks ago, there was overwhelming support by the readers who AGREED with Quebec's action.

The letter below says it all ... keep it going.

Letter to the Editor (excellent letter)

So many letter writers have explained how this land is made up of immigrants. Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people why today's Canadian is not willing to accept the new kind of immigrant any longer.

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, China, Czechoslovakia, Russia,Sweden,Poland 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 2009 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 us 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 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 countries fabric by claiming discrimination when we do not give in to their demands.

Its about time we get real and stand up for our forefathers rights, we are CANADIAN Lest we forget it I am a Native of this Country & proud of it!

NO MORE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

NO MORE not saying CHRISTMAS in stores and our schools!

I Want my Canada of birth BACK


P.S. -- Please pass this on to everyone you know!!!

KEEP THIS LETTER MOVING!!

Hope this letter is read by millions of people all across Canada!!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

So what do they call Teabaggers in Canada? Maple Syrup Patriots? Leafers? Or is "idiot" good enough?

Anonymous said...

"They made learning English a primary rule in their new Canadian households ..."

Except for the little detail of the 6 million native French speakers, and the existence of a French Canadian provice with two official languages, and the flying of the fleuredelise provicial flag along with the maple leaf one. Je me souviens, indeed.

Fortunately, Canada's little dual language detail doesn't matter. The word "idiot" is the same in French and English.

Peter Griffin said...

canada sucks

Anonymous said...

"I posted this submission this morning and thought it sounded familiar ... and now I know why. It's this RW FWD: all dressed up and gone Canadian."

Exactly.... probably originally American and someone substituted USA with Cananda. I guess the RW don't want to feel alone in this world of ours.

Bebe 99 said...

Wingers must believe that Canadians are just Americans in warmer clothing. Canada today has quite different immigration laws than the US has. Unlike the US they stringently protect the jobs of native Canadians from being taken by lower paid new immigrants-a kind of protectionism that wingers would find appalling, as it puts Canadians before the "free market"

ferschitz said...

This one is so dumb on so many levels, including the fact that some teabagger just substituted the word "Canadian" for "American" and thought their work was done. Prior comments have highlighted some of numerous differences between the USA and Canada, thus proving the dumbitude and falseness of this rightwinger "fantasy" Canada.

And thus this fictional rightwinger version of Canada - which exists solely and only in teabagger's minds - clearly demonstrates how nearly all of these rightwing forwards are just fictionalized fantasies created by rightwing think tanks or rightwingers to make themselves believe that the entire planet is JUST LIKE THEM (only they are betterer!!).

Meh. Stupid. What IS it with wingnuts that they are so addicted to fantasy over reality?

Anonymous said...

Ne vous savez rien du Canada, ou de l'histoire. Vous êtes des idiots.

Anonymous said...

To anonymous of May 20th ... nice try. QC does not have two official languages, it is unilingual French. Only NB is officially bilingual. But the rest of your argument stands.

 
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