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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Victimhood 101: The Multicultural Hijacking of Canadian Education

by Paul Bradley

Bronze statue of John A. Macdonald
In 2015, the 200th birthday of Canada's first prime minister, John A. Macdonald, students and academics objected to the unveiling of a bronze statue on the grounds that Macdonald was nothing but a "racist, colonizer and misogynist".

[Canada] must be one of the few political entities to overlook its own cultural traditions—the European civilization on which our nation is founded—on the grounds that they would systematically discriminate against those who come from other cultures.

Jack Granatstein, Professor of History and Order of Canada recipient

Many significant changes have taken place in Canadian society since multicultural policy was established in 1988, however few have been more profound than the ideological transformation which has taken place within Canada's educational system. In fact, within the walls of our universities, colleges and elementary schools, a revolution of sorts has taken place. Unlike most rebellions, however, this revolution does not involve an attack of an enemy, but rather, an attack on the identity of our very own nation.

How did our educational system arrive at this strange form of self-flagellation? Generally, a politically healthy nation does not indulge in such behaviour. Rather, students are taught about the positive qualities of their country and its history. The nation's founders are generally thought of as great leaders, or even heroes. Not so in Canada. The United States has Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, both of whom are considered great political visionaries. In Canadian history, founding father Sir John A. MacDonald was also a great visionary, however you would never know it by the social sciences departments of our major universities. Often depicted as a racist and a drunk, MacDonald is today positioned as an malevolent force within our society. So too, according to our academic world, are the offspring of MacDonald's Canada — at least the Anglo-Canadian ones. Indeed, according to the elites of academia, Canadian history is a legacy of woe permeated with anti-immigration sentiment — particularly against our Asian communities.

School children
If you think Canadians universities are too Chinese, wait till the next generation of Chinese graduates from high school.

Recently, this has manifested itself in several amendments to British Columbia's public education curriculum. Moving forward, in addition to studies on the mistreatment of Aboriginals and South Asians, our children will be learning about oppression against the Chinese-Canadian community, in the form of a one hundred year old head tax required upon entry to our country.

Thus far, leaders of this community have received $35 million dollars in payouts, as well as formal apologies from our Prime Minister and the B.C. Government. Over a dozen head tax-related government legacy projects currently exist. Additionally, an attempt by a Vancouver City Councillor for yet another apology was submitted in 2014.

Lost amongst the discussions are a number of relevant omissions, none more pertinent than the fact that the importation of Chinese workers in the early 1900's resulted in reduced wages for the local community. As a result, a tax was created to curb the supply of workers, with a goal of returning wages to normal levels.

Another convenient omission is the fact that the Chinese community were just one among a number of communities who suffered by way of punitive government legislation. Canada's War Measures Act resulted in those of Italian, German, Japanese and Ukrainian heritage being placed in internment camps. Of course, two wrongs — or three or four — do not make a right. Yet, without proper historical context, the related teachings add much weight to the "Anglo-Canadian as oppressor" narrative.

In truth, the entire situation is shot through with irony. In 1982, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms became part of our constitution. In 1988, the Multicultural Act of Canada became official government policy. The original intention of both was one of equality and fairness for all Canadians — but did it really turn out this way?

Under the circumstances, the answer is no — but not for the reasons most Canadians would believe. Considering the degree of anti-Anglophone rhetoric, it is arguable it is not our traditional "minorities" who are being denigrated, but rather, the descendants of those who founded our nation.

The result has been nothing short of a societal inversion. Backed by the mighty Charter, a entire industry of sorts has emerged, comprised of left wing academics, lawyers, civil liberties associations, and multicultural community organizations.

Ironically, the identifiable group perceived as the taskmasters of all oppression — Canadians of European heritage — can do nothing but put up and shut up. After all, to express distaste for this social upside-down cake will surely be met with the most effective card in the pro-multicultural deck: the accusation of racism.

What conclusion can be drawn from this curious dynamic? How about the idea that in present-day Canada, the only identifiable community which can be openly condemned is the European-Canadian community. All others have full indemnity. The Charter alludes to this. Our university professors teach this. Our general society condones it. How far can this be taken?

The answer is — all the way. Canadian immigration policy will result in Canadians of European origin becoming minorities in Toronto and Vancouver by the year 2031. Will this community then join the ranks of "disadvantaged" Canadians? Of course not — anyone with a semblance of insight into the situation knows this will never occur.

Sikh nationalists and terrorists on the Komagata Maru
Sikh nationalists and terrorists on the Komagata Maru

In the meantime, the modification of our educational curricula continues. Komagata Maru — the story of a ship filled with East Indian nationalists turned away by our government, has also been integrated into the B.C. public school system. What has not been integrated is the fact that the captain of the ship and his crew were known international terrorists intent on setting up shop in Canada. On this basis, what government would permit entry?

Simply put, this injustice must come to an end. What began as government policies — are today industries, involving thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars. What were once Canadian universities are today globalist propaganda centres, promoting a form of prejudice targeting an identifiable group within our society — the descendants of those who established the rights and freedoms all Canadians were intended to benefit from.




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