A politically correct, social activist version of history.
You’d think after all these years I’d know better, but the eternal optimist that I am, I ventured to watch the opening couple episodes of CBC’s “The Story of Us”. I actually held out hope against hope that the modern CBC, bad as it is, might actually come up with something resembling an accurate portrayal of Canadian History to celebrate our 150th year of Confederation. After all, didn’t the CBC produce an entertaining and informative TV version of Pierre Burton’s “The National Dream”, 30 or 40 years ago?
Well, what we get for God knows how many millions of wasted taxpayer dollars is a mish mash of half witted nonsense which clearly was written by a rather large committee of LDBGDQ etc., and native activists. Every episode has at least one or more aboriginal hero, no matter what the subject matter. Ditto, for the brave women of yesteryear. As for the bumbling white male colonialist puppets….well they are often portrayed as fools who would have perished if not for being rescued by the much wiser and smarter Indians and females.
Then, in order to completely destroy any semblance of objectivity, the “docudrama” rolls out cameo statements from a host of 2nd rate Canadian actors who clearly haven’t got a clue. I mean do we really need fringe actors spewing siropy sycophantic nonsense at every turn. How about some bona fide historians? Maybe that would help put things in a proper context.
Look, anyone with half a brain knows that women and native peoples played a key role in Canada’s formative years and ongoing history. But it’s as if a committee of left-leaning radicals sat down and decided they were going to re-write history to capture every modern-day grievance rolled out at our so-called “universities” and confront those grievances through revisionist history. Kind of like what the Marxists did to the Romanovs.
I really don’t have the courage or the stomach to tune into any further episodes of this farce. I fear of running across a gay Sir John A in bed with Cartier, maybe with a lesbian native servant who rescues them from reputational ruin with the help of a few transgendered former slaves fleeing the imperialist U.S.