- The Canadian Soviet Socialist Republic
a brief history
By Peter O’Donnell
freedominion.com; 2008 06 26
Most revolutions are declared, fought, won and then consolidated. How long they last depends on how they evolve, or how much repression they can bring to bear.
But the Canadian revolution of 1968 was not declared, only fully visible in retrospect, and has not entirely replaced the ancient regime. This makes it the most unusual revolution in history. Even today, fewer than ten per cent of the people of Canada understand that a revolution has taken place, although perhaps half of them accept most or all of its principles.
As a result, Canada is a nation governed alternately by representatives of the revolution and the ancient regime, and the gulf between them continues to widen. Rather than being in dialogue, they operate along separate channels, without much interaction, just a mutual fear and loathing….(Full Story)
- Remembering what we are, and what we can be
David Warren, The Ottawa Citizen
Published: Sunday, June 29, 2008
Thinking back on the columns I’ve written for Dominion Day, over the years, I am struck by a tone almost of lamentation. “My” Canada — she of whose history I remain proud, from Cabot and Champlain through to childhood memory — the Canada for which my father and his father sailed off to Europe — is not in question here. Little symbols of that Canada still wash up in the flea markets, and I have a relic of it on the table as I write, forming a still life with the laptop, ashtray, and big mug of tea….
In my lifetime I have seen the “re-branding” of my country, and with it, inevitably, the rewriting of our history to accommodate many lies. The project began officially with Lester Pearson’s new flag, in 1964 — that ad-agency “red maple,” doubling as the emblem of the Liberal Party. Under Trudeau we saw this red maple used as a kind of rubber to erase the old heraldry, and almost every other symbol of Crown-in-Parliament followed into disuse. The proud word, “Dominion,” was among the noble artifacts put out with the trash in annus horribilis, 1982….(Full Story)
Note: 1982 was the year in which Canada acquired a home-grown, politically-correct constitution that became the basis for transferring legislative powers from elected representatives in the House of Commons to patronage-appointed, activist Supreme Court judges –WHS