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The gay rights movement has made tremendous advances in the last few decades. Whereas before gays could only express themselves secretly for fear of the consequences, gay rights are increasingly accepted in mainstream society, and discrimination against them is much less accepted. Gays are still threatened by violence, but while gay marriage was previously illegal, gays were condemned as going to hell, and people feared that gays wanted to “recruit” their children, most people don’t bat an eye at gay marriage now, the idea of gay “recruitment” is increasingly discredited and condemning gay people to hell is now opposed by many Canadians, as the Wildrose Alliance found out the hard way in the last provincial election.
In the second chapter, Citizen X discusses his opinions of Pierre Trudeau and his impact on Canada. On the one hand, he notes how much of a positive impact Trudeau had in reaffirming the geographic unity of Canada, building on something Citizen X described in Chapter One. He further ties this into Trudeau’s advocacy of bilingualism across Canada. Presuming that Canada’s geography belongs to us all, then the millions of Canadians whose mother tongue is French ought to be able to live their lives in French anywhere they choose.
The Mike Duffy case, the Bank of Canada case, and the Jessica Ernst case in Alberta all point to the failure of Canadian press and media and major political opposition parties. What does that mean for Canadian democracy?
The Mike Duffy Trial in Ottawa highlights two matters: the failure of Canada's conventional press and media - and the threatened position of Stephen Harper beneath the press and media fog.
Flagship example of a Canadian sell-out press and media may be glossy, up-market The Walrus Magazine - richly supported by the Canadian government ... and you know who else.
With the demise of Sun News Network last month, Ezra Levant announced that he planned to start a new online news network. The network is called “Rebel Media”, presumably to mark Levant and his colleagues as rebels against a presumably left-wing elite that makes up so much of the “Media Party” Levant talks about.
In the first chapter, Citizen X talks about just why he's confused about Canada's future. He recounts hitchhiking to the Gaspé region in Quebec in his youth in the 1960s, and his fascination with la belle province. In thinking about what came afterwards, including the rise of the Parti Quebecois and the separatist movement, he wonders what happened to the visions he had in his youth.
For many years, I have been writing about Canadian politics and history, and studying the commentaries of many different Canadian thinkers and politicians. My motivation for doing this stems from my Canadian nationalism. I grew up during the fierce political conflicts and debates of the late 1980s and early 1990s-the rise of the Reform Party and its statement that "the West wants in", the Aboriginal standoffs at places like Oka and Ipperwash, and the 1995 Quebec referendum. I recall the often bitter invective Canadians threw at each other-the Western Canadian Reformers were greedy, selfish racists; the Natives were violent, criminally-inclined thugs; the Quebecers were spoiled and whiny.
The theory of an intended NATO/U.S. superpower alliance bid for global domination is supported by recent history and by the fake, proposed Clash of Civilizations. The place of the Canadian Conservative government in the "theory" is all too clear.
The press and media of Canada mirror power in the country. They do not provide a critique of unworthy political action. Instead they provide a distribution network and support for those debasing democracy and endangering the rule of law. Like the unsavoury people whose activities they report, the press and media of Canada and their visible employees are - almost without exception - unworthy of the public positions they occupy.