Thursday, August 31, 2006

The Silencing of the Lambs ...

In the many months leading up to the conclusion of the "Unite the Right" movement in Canadian politics, some Tories created a website called the "Red Tory Council," which was to be a place where Tories could e-congregate and sort out the many, many issues that could arise from the unification of the two parties, or the continuation of a separate PC party.

It is my understanding that the website was an asset of the PC Party, or at least affiliated with it in some official manner, and after unification in December 2003 the website continued as a sort of "ginger group" within the CPC world as an organised voice for Toryism and Red Toryism within the new party.

Sometime in the Summer of 2005, the Red Tory URL directed users to something called "The Conservative Council."

I decided to contact the administrators of the site for an explanation, and here is the correspondence (my real name x'ed out of course ...) :

Sir and/or Madam:

I am a Grantian Tory and not a Harper Conservative, the latter of which is clearly driven by the Americanophile Calgary School of thought. Your organisation is changing the name of our Website. So I ask you: Is this still the "Red Tory Council," or has it been co-opted by the neo-conservatives of the CPC Central Party organization? I would like to become more active in the backrooms of Political Discourse in the Dominion, but I am fundamentally opposed to the neo-conservative agenda.

I am a Canadian and an adherent of Sir John A. Macdonald, Sir Robert Borden, George Grant, John Farthing, Leslie Frost, John Robarts, Peter Lougheed, and E. Davie Fulton. Do I have a political home anymore ? Is that home here ? Or not ?

Respectfully yours,

xxxxx xxxxx

Here is the reply that I received the next day ...


Thanks for your feedback. We simply changed the name from Red Tory Council to Conservative Council to show that we welcome input, ideas and suggestions from conservatives from all three legacy parties. Our membership includes former PC, former CA and former Reform supporters. Our agenda is one of moderation, fiscal responsibility, and tolerance on social issues. We believe the party must offer an alternative to Canadians that is not one with any specific ideological or social agenda - but is rather one of inclusion, responsibility and vision.

I hope you'll continue to support our efforts.

Thanks again for your interest.

Rick Peterson
Chair, Conservative Council

Nice "Motherhood" statement eh? Nice load of BS too, I might add. Also note, that good ol' Rick never answered my question, but instead hit me with a piece of platitude plywood.

Now, when you go to you find a website dedicated to spin in the hope of a Harper majority. They even discuss the idea and merits of privatised healthcare ... among other Harperista dogma.

And when you go to ??? Well try it out for yourself ...

Do you believe in symbolism? I certainly do.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Hezbollah admits their error ...

Sheik Nasrallah has finally admitted that he made a serious miscalculation regarding Israel here, which only serves to vindicate ATY's position that Israel will use force to send the message that they will not be passive about their continuing right to exist.

I was not correct in my analysis because I am a clairvoyant, but because I understand the history of the Middle-East and can contextualise the position of Israel within that region. Too much of the common liberal/socialist and anti-Israel viewpoint is coloured by a predilection for the normative and a basic and simplistic knee-jerk anti-colonialism.

My ethical construct may be normative, but in terms of security, military and geo-strategic issues we can only analyse and make predictions based on positive reasoning. In the end, I do not eschew empiricism entirely, but merely want to bring it into counterbalance when we make public policy.

On a direct note, it is nice to see that the UN is now taking aim at problems in The Lebanon. It is too bad they are 30 years too late ...

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Beware of Deep Integration with the USA ... (a continuing series)

As if anyone needed to be reminded again of the perils of "deep integration" with the United States, we are given another reason right here.

The whole site is indicative of how pervasive neo-Nazism is in the lower reaches of the American culture. I only draw attention to it in the spirit of "shining light on dark corners."

Any Canadian that shares the views of the site owner (American Bill White) is a traitor to his Queen & Country - and unworthy of sharing citizenship and heritage with the Canadian men and women who sacrificed their all in the fight against Fascism.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Ron Dart has got it right ...

And that is why so many of us real Canadian conservatives do not like Harper and the CPC.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

It's not so simple ...

... is it?

Monday, August 14, 2006

I told You so ...

Sunday, August 13, 2006

A Temporary Solution ...

Unless the UN mission is permanent, that is.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

An Informed Citizenry ?

I apologise for the dearth of postings, but I have been on three week's vacation and took my Family to see the Grandparents out West. A fun time was had by all.

As to the subject at hand .... what can anyone say at this point?

The US is a sick culture; and perhaps a terminally ill one at that.