Better Bone Up On Canada
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Is anyone surprised by this No-Brainer?
In a world where knowledge and information is instantly available at the "Click of a Mouse", this knowledge via electronic technology is generally unused by Canadians who know more about Paris' Genitalia, Jerry Springer and Reality Stars than Canadian History or World Events for that matter. Sadly, it is the First Generation Immigrants who know more about Canada, but that knowledge will be lost forever on their children as Canadian Societies thirst for "Rap" , Instant Gratification over Hard Work, Reality TV, Movies where the Criminals always get their Bling, Bling and their "Ho Bitches Gone Wild".
Is it any wonder Terrorists feel North Americans "liberal and immoral way of life" are easy pickings, knowing full well 70% of us do not know where the Middle East is?
My Final Thought
Lack of Canadian Culture will always take a backseat to Political Correctness where "Multi-Culturalism Enclaves" are pushed by Politicians whose feel Diversity is an unknown University somewhere where Ethic Vote Buying Politicans can attain a "PhD in Diversity" and sparing no expense by using our endless supply of Tax Dollars. Hence Ethnic Neighbourhoods are favoured over Canadian assimilation, where Canadian Culture is rarely spoken or learned, until their children get warped by our Free Liberal Thinking Canadian Values, losing their Ethnic Culture as well, eventually in part, turning us all into Faceless and Nameless North Americans with no real identity at all. I truly understand the meaning behind "Ignorance is Bliss".
Canadians have many attractive characteristics.
One of the least attractive is that too many of us have so little knowledge about our own country and its history, that we basically define ourselves as not being Americans.
Part of this syndrome is to point out, smugly, that Americans know little or nothing about Canada.
There's only one problem. Increasingly, Canadians know little or nothing about Canada -- and it's getting worse.