PM should talk to PQ’s ungrateful and hateful

You may never have heard the term ethnocide before.

You know the words homicide, suicide and genocide.

So you know ethnocide can’t be anything positive, and it’s not.

A separatist group in Quebec, funded in part by the province’s governing party, has authored a report accusing you, me and everyone else who supports Canada of trying to wipe out Quebecois culture in this country; ethnocide — murdering Quebecois language, culture and economic opportunity.

Is this group unaware of the hundreds of billions of dollars spent on bilingualism, biculturalism, French immersion programs, French CBC in parts of the country where you might think there are more francophones working at the local CBC stations than there are francophone viewers and listeners in the audience?

Then there’s the nearly $10 billion a year Quebec receives from the rest of Canada in equalization payments. It’s supposed to ensure Quebec’s social safety net is up to the standards of the rest of the country. Of course it results in Quebec having a superior safety net.

Half of the money comes from Alberta.

But if you are waiting in line for almost any surgery in this country, you won’t wait as long in Quebec as you will in Alberta.

If you’re looking for daycare in Quebec, you can get it for $7 a day.

You’d be lucky to get that for 300% higher in many other parts of the country.

Medical care provided to your home, so-called home care — there is plenty of it in Quebec.

I know because my dad has Alzheimer’s and he receives the kind of home care he couldn’t possibly get anywhere else in Canada.

Anywhere else he’d have to be institutionalized. So I am grateful to the people of Alberta, Saskatchewan, B.C. and Newfoundland — our have provinces — for the care my father receives and for the fact he is able to share his final days with my mother under the same roof. You can bet the ranch I am thankful.

Gratitude is not a virtue you will find in the heart of a Quebec separatist. They are not grateful for Canadian compassion and generosity.

They are, to put it mildly, ungrateful.

My parents and I will never stop being grateful to the country that allowed us to live our lives far away from Stalin’s tanks and guns and brainwashing.

In the good old days when my father was more lucid, he would listen to his son on the radio expressing his points of view with spontaneity and passion, especially when it came to how he felt about our promised land, Canada.

It’s one thing for a talk show host and his audience to push back on the separatist hate.

But wouldn’t it be invigorating if, just once, a prime minister were to talk back to the ungrateful and hateful?

Let’s strongly encourage Prime Minister Harper to respond to the so-called report point by point by point.

It’s not about defeating separatism with one rational argument. It’s about defending the good and decent people of this country who are being libelled.

Our people are entitled to a robust defence of who we are and what we’re made of.

If I Were The Devil

If I Were The Devil As Read by Charles Adler
by Paul Harvey
“If I were the devil, I wouldn’t be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree — Thee. So I’d set about however necessary to take over the United States. I’d subvert the churches first — I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: ‘Do as you please. Do as you please.’
“To the young, I would whisper, ‘The Bible is a myth.’ I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is ‘square.’ And the old, I would teach to pray. I would teach them to pray after me, ‘Our Father, which art in Washington…’
“And then I’d get organized. I’d educate authors on how to lurid literature exciting, so that anything else would appear dull and uninteresting. I’d threaten TV with dirtier movies and vice versa. I’d pedal narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. I’d tranquilize the rest with pills.
“If I were the devil I’d soon have families that war with themselves, churches that war with themselves, and nations that war with themselves; until each in its turn was consumed. And with promises of higher ratings I’d have mesmerizing media fanning the flames. If I were the devil I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, and neglect to discipline emotions — just let those run wild, until before you knew it, you’d have to have drug sniffing dogs and metal detectors at every schoolhouse door.
“Within a decade I’d have prisons overflowing, I’d have judges promoting pornography — soon I could evict God from the courthouse, and then the schoolhouse, and then from the houses of Congress. And in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and deify science. I would lure priests and pastors into misusing boys and girls, and church money. If I were the devil I’d make the symbols of Easter an egg and the symbol of Christmas a bottle.
“If I were the devil I’d take from those, and who have, and give to those wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. What do you bet I could get whole states to promote gambling as the way to get rich? I would question against extremes and hard work, and Patriotism, and moral conduct. I would convince the young that marriage is old-fashioned, that swinging more fun, that what you see on the TV is the way to be. And thus I could undress you in public, and I could lure you into bed with diseases for which there is no cure. In other words, if I were to devil I’d keep on doing on what he’s doing. Paul Harvey, good day.”