This is an "Executive Report" on Canadian Government Debt, as of 2014, prepared by The Fraser Institute of Vancouver. This Report is highly instructive, both to Canadians who have to…
This is an excerpt from Chapter 11 of my book The Trouble With Canada … Still! (2010). The Chapter is entitled “Medical Mediocrity: An Autopsy on the Canadian “Health Care” System.”
I urge visitors to get the book and read it. Better be sitting down, though.
I do not publish this bit here to flay my country. I publish it to urge truth-speaking. Canadian politicians, from to bottom, enjoy boasting and preening over Canada’s socialized, State-rationed and State-controlled “health-care” system. I always put the latter phrase in brackets because no nation in the world has a true “health-care” system. They are all “disease-care” systems. They look after you when you are sick, not when you are “healthy”.
This is a guest post by my friend Professor Salim Mansur, a Muslim immigrant to Canada from Pakistan, who teaches Political Science at the University of Western Ontario. He manages to confuse further his already confused opponents when, in debating against the destructive ideology of “multiculturalism,” he describes himself as “a brown person.”
The most dangerous element in the systematic subversion of American politics and culture as bequeathed by the founding fathers and maintained even through the Civil War and after, is the corrupting idea of so-called “multiculturalism.” I say “so-called” because this is not a culture, properly speaking. It is a political ideology.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. of Harvard, a lifelong Democrat, published The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society just before his death, in which he warned Americans that multiculturalism is an anti-American ideology.
Similarly, Samuel Huntington, also of Harvard, and also a lifelong Democrat, published his last book, titled Who Are We? The Challenges to America’s National Identity – a study of the decline of American culture currently underway due to the toxin of multiculturalism. My own study on this matter, Delectable Lie: a liberal repudiation of multiculturalism (Mantua Books, 2011) was in part inspired by those two books.
But such warnings have been deliberately ignored, or even denounced, mostly by means of personal attacks on those giving the warnings, motivated mostly for the obvious reasons of electoral advantage, and justified on the grounds of “globalism” – now the dominant ideology of the post-Cold War world.
This is a Guest Post by my Canadian colleague Howard Rotberg – A Lawyer, the Publisher of Mantua Books, and most recently, the author of The Ideological Path to Submission …and what we can do about it.
It is a moving plea that by historical juxtaposition exposes the intellectual weakness and moral folly of the Western world’s current fixation on cultural and moral relativism.
In 2015, German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said: “Too many who bore guilt covered for each other” in a discussion of why so few Nazi judges were prosecuted at war’s end, and in fact many remained as Judges, some of them instrumental in making sure that other Nazis were not prosecuted after the war.
In an interview with Associated Press, Maas revealed: “Even at the start of the 1960s, 80 percent of the judges at the Federal Court of Justice had been judges under the Nazis. That illustrates the extent to which the German justice system failed.”
Haas said that a project to study the Nazi judges who remained in place after that war is to acknowledge the greatest mistake of Germany’s post-war legal system, which was that the justice system — which between 1933 and 1945 was nothing but a stooge of the Nazis — didn’t help to atone for the Nazi crimes after World War II in the young Federal Republic.”
The German atonement for their sins, in the age of Merkel, seems to consist of an open-door immigration policy where inclusion and diversity are extended to those with a culture of rape and violence. To women, gays and observant Christians and Jews, that inclusion and diversity is problematic.
The corruption of lawyers and judges in systems of totalitarian group-think holds a special interest for me, as I obtained degrees from University of Toronto in both Law and History. Also my father was slave labour in Auschwitz where his parents and then 8 year old sister were murdered in the gas chambers.
That may well be the reason I have so little tolerance for the present totalitarian group-think that has contaminated real human rights by a process of political correctness and post-modern moral and cultural relativism. That is perhaps why I specialize in my studies and my writing on the concept of Ideology. The Nazi lawyers and judges put the horrible ideology of Naziism ahead of their duties to further Justice.
Whenever someone alleges that all cultures are equal, I ask whether that means the culture of the Nazis was equal to Canadian political culture.
My Son recently sent me this interesting interview with David Frum on the Rubin Report. David Rubin is a disarming sort of chap, who gives the impression of having a real interest in honest and well-rounded debate from any and all perspectives.
And this cuts close to home for me, because I sent him my Great Divide book a year ago, which he received, but so far there has been no invitation to join him on a show. I suspect that is so because my book makes a logical hash of most libertarian arguments (Rubin is a self-avowed libertarian) having to do with so-called “social issues” like abortion, homosexuality, and euthanasia. So alright, I am a little jealous.
I like David. He’s a real gentleman. A sophisticated, aristocratic sort of fellow, and educated. This is an exception, as I do not think most lawyers get a solid, well-rounded education. Most of them end up with what Europeans call a “professional deformation,” meaning – a one-sided, legalistic view of the world.
Here is another Table, which I expanded upon in my book The Great Divide (on pages 26-30) , that sharply illustrates the regime-change in Canada since the middle of…
This is the first Table that appears in The Great Divide: Why Liberals and Conservatives Will Never, Ever Agree (which you can see under "Books" on this website). I had…