Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Who Will Speak for Canada ?

Now that we are in the throes of a Winter Election Campaign, the question begs an answer.

The Liberals are the Party of Economic Continentalism, par excellence:
- they play with Nationalism when it suits their agenda
- they are lukewarm to the Commonwealth
- they are the Party of Moral & Political Relativism
- they are obsessed with Power, for Power's sake

I guess that rules them out ...

The Conservatives (such as they "call" themselves ...) have been taken OVER by the Continentalists, and are for greater and deeper integration with the USA:
- their leaders are lukewarm to Canadian traditions and institutions (Monarchy, CBC etc ...)
- they are manipulated via Harper and his "Calgary School" sell-outs
- they are hypnotised by Free-Market ideology

I guess that rules them out ...

The New Democrats are Socialists:
- they hate Canadian traditions and institutions (Monarchy, the Armed Services etc ...)
- they propagate class warfare and envy
- the live for racial identity politics
- they are blinkered by Socialist ideology

I never saw them as an alternative anyway.

Perhaps the Progressive Canadian Party (see link to the right side of page) is the one we should all be taking a second look at. I have never heard of their Leaders and Leadership. I don't know if David Orchard is affiliated with them. All I know about them, is that they are Tories who do not like Harper's CPC, and the Calgary School. They are seemingly moderate about Canada's many policy options. They seem respectful of our Customs and Traditions.

They tried to register the name "Tory Party" with Elections Canada, but EC thought that it would confuse too many voters. How allowing the CPC a claim to the term Tory, when they are most obviously not Tories seems more confusing to me, than allowing a reassignation of the name/term.

Hopefully, they will gain some publicity in this election. Hopefully, they are the "real-deal." It would be nice to be able to vote for Candidates who speak for Canada - and her Traditions.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

I see that Stephen Harper - leader of the neoconservative CPC has accused the Governing Liberal Party of having ties to Organised Crime.

Dear Reader: I, like most Canadians am appalled and ashamed at what has happened with the Sponsorship Scandal in Quebec. Further, I find it entirely believable that Jean Chretien was involved to some degree in the Scandal. I have never liked Chretien, and found him to be an old Pol of the "Machine" type. I won't be surprised if he is fingered as the author (explicit or implicit...) of the whole mess.

So, none of that surprised me.

What does continually surprise me is how radical and extreme Stephen Harper appears to be. Through his words, actions, and pratfalls I find him to be most distasteful and vulgar.

In my opinion, he is NOT a gentleman.

And I expect the leader of a "conservative party" to be one.

By using this smear in the House of Commons, we can now see that Harper is not a man of magnanimity, moderation, or honour. Inferring ties to Organised Crime when they cannot be proven is not only unfair, but a smear on all Canadians of Honour and Good Faith who support the Liberal Party. I have never voted Liberal in my life, and I opposed most of the Trudeau Policies with every fibre of my being, but I would NEVER support the use of such McCarthyite smear on anyone - even the Liberal Party of Canada.

Yet another example of how the CPC is not "conservative."

It certainly isn't a Tory Party anymore.

They have no hope of recalling the Tories back into supporting them in the next Dominion Election. We do not like the man, his carriage, or his neoconservatism.

Some will Vote Liberal. Some NDP. As for me and my House, I am at a Loss.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

"The Old Flag. The Old Policy. The Old Leader."
Conservative Election Platform, 1891.

November 12-21, 2005

I am off to the heartland of Neoconservatism, or really, let's just admit it, Liberalism (in its truest sense and meaning) - the US Southeast.

Why would I venture into such philosophically hostile territory?

Well the answer is simple: It is time for the annual Golf Tournament.

Every Year we pack-up 6-10 men of varying age and skill and head down to South Carolina for four rounds of golf and low-stakes golf wagering.

Now, before I come under charge that I am a hypocrite for traveling to the USA, let me remind all that I am NOT anti-American.

I am Pro-Canadian, in the most historically-correct sense of that term.

I place my Country's needs and desires ahead of the USA's.

I just wish that the larger part of modern Canadian Neoconservatives would do the same ...

The American people are basically decent people - although more than a tad bit misinformed, and kept that way by their mass commercial media.

They have some nice Golf Courses too.

Aeneas the Younger

"A British subject I was born, a British subject I will die. With my utmost effort, with my latest breath, will I oppose the 'veiled treason' which attempts by sordid means and mercenary proffers to lure our people from their allegiance."
Sir John A. Macdonald, 1891.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Remembrance Day, 2005

For all of my Life, my heroes were the Soldiers of the British Empire - and particularly, the Men & Women of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in both The Great War and the Second World War.

Four of my Kin Passed from the Sight of Man and into Glory in these two Wars. We have never forgotten them, and every Remembrance Day we Honour their Memory.

While it is true that they died for Peace and Freedom, it is also a fact of their Lives, that they died in direct service of King, Country & Empire as well.

These were the Men and Women who built modern Canada. These were the people who gave their all to keep Canada TRUE, NORTH, STRONG & FREE.

They were not Americans. They were Canadians - and proudly So. They fought the King's enemies, and engaged the foe a total of 5.5 years (in both Wars) before the Americans saw fit to rise to the defence of Civilisation.

All served Honourably.

Some were wasted in reckless charges. Some were sacrificed prematurely for the greater good. Some never felt death envelop them. Some suffered grievously, before they were called to Eternal Rest. Some demonstrated Uncommon Valour in the face of grave danger. Others were found wanting in that Department.

All served Honourably.

They were true Canadians - and We shall never see their Like again.

For the Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a Mother for her Children,
England mourns for her Dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Today's Top Story:

The reality of Life in Western Nations is sometimes too much for Immigrant Communities - lured to the West in the hope of a better life, only to discover that they are a new pool of cheap labour for the ravenous marketplace. While markets are a very good mechanism for the pricing and distribution of goods & services, they do not make for a very good social system. (This recognition and understanding is what separates the true Conservative from the Neo-Conservative.)

Thus, when people themselves are reduced to mere commodities, is there any surprise they they do not like it? Why are we continually surprised?

And yet - and yet, we continually seek to trade-away Jobs that people need to places like China, where living wages are not part of the deal. We eliminate positions in Our Nation, and drive down the wages in Others - all so we can "save" 10% on purchases by shopping at Wal-Mart.

Do we really expect that people will accept and resign themselves to their status as mere "commodities?"

We have all been put on notice ...

Is anybody listening?

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Latest Economic News:

It appears that the new American drive for hegemony in Central and South America is "hitting the wall." I would suspect that entering into a Trade Pact with a hegemon who refuses to play by the rules - and treat trading partners fairly, just may have something to do with the refusal to knuckle under ?

The Bush Administration really needs to consider something other than pure, naked self-interest from time-to-time, if they truly wish to rebuild the image of America across the Globe.

It appears that Canada's Premier, Paul Martin - is taking the correct stance vis-a-vis Bush and "Unfair Free Trade" in the last few weeks, and more so as of today:

Does he have the intestinal fortitude to "stick it out ?"

This new weblog - under construction - will strive to provoke discussion on the subject of traditional English-Canadian Nationalism, whether it be grounded in the Tory, Liberal, or Social-Democratic tradition; further, this weblog will seek out dialogue with those English-Canadian Nationalists who "seek a better Country," and who desire a better fate than the current subjugation within the New American Empire. It will also opine on the issues of the day - Political, Economic, Cultural - Domestic and International.

I seek the attention of traditional Canadian (red or blue) Tories, and not the Neo-Conservatives of Stephen Harper - and the so-called "Calgary School." They are anathema to me, and my fellow Tories and Nationalists. I welcome moderate Nationalists from the Liberal and Social-Democratic camps. Fascists and Communists are not welcome here ...

The inspiration and muse for this site is the late George Parkin Grant - most famously the author of that seminal work: Lament for a Nation: The Defeat of Canadian Nationalism.

Other heroes in our pantheon are Sir John A. Macdonald, Sir Robert Borden, Harold Adams Innis, Donald Creighton, John Farthing, E. Davie Fulton, The Rt. Honourable Robert Stanfield, and at times, the late Rt. Honourable John G. Diefenbaker.

With great love and admiration for Richard Hooker, William Pitt the Elder & William Pitt the Younger, William Wilberforce, Edmund Burke, the First, Third & Seventh Earls of Shaftesbury, Robert Peel, Benjamin Disraeli, Sir Winston Churchill, The First Earl of Stockton, and Michael Oakeshott. In and through them, we will remember a different, and much more humane conservatism than that emanating from the bowels of contemporary Washington, DC.

David Frum would be well-advised to stay away from here. The rest of you are quite welcome.