Canadian Turks Try to Refute Armenian Genocide

A reprehensible half-page ad appears in today’s National Post. I was disgusted by it, but in the spirit of ‘freedom of speech’ must accept the author’s right to have it published. If only those who paid for the ad, also believed in truth, and freedom of expression.

In a nutshell, something called the “Turkish Canadians Peace and Solidarity Platform” (TCPSP) which one suspects is a cover group for a Turkish government propaganda arm, is claiming the Armenians are somehow subverting Canadian cultural diversity by propagating lies about the Armenian Genocide. The general claim is that many many Muslims were also killed in the First World War, so why point fingers at the Armenian Genocide?  It’s the classic smoke and mirrors/ red-herring campaign. Instead of getting down on their knees and apologizing to the Armenians, Turkish Muslims are stridently blaming the victims for bad press about the genocide.  The TCPSP has the unmitigated gall to claim that Armenians are somehow upsetting Canadian cultural peaceful coexistance by pointing out that Turkish Muslims systematically murdered or starved to death millions of Christian Armenian men, women and children at the turn of the century. (Actually, tens or hundreds of thousands of boys were kept alive following the murder of their parents in order that they might be forcefully converted to Islam or kept as sexual slaves. This is the Islamic practice of “devsirme”, practiced for the last 14 hundred years upon all conquered peoples.)

 

France and Mainstream Media Bias

I admit I don’t know much about Marine Le Pen, but only a casual read of the day’s news coverage following her spectacular showing in the French election ‘primary’ suggests she will have an uphill struggle against the mainstream media.  And we consumers of news in North America will have to take the reporting of events in France with a hefty dose of skepticism.

My first example is from an online CNN report today

“In the next two weeks, Macron will build on his pro-European, centrist message while Le Pen made it clear she would intensify the nationalist, anti-Islamist rhetoric that propelled her into the second round.”

Notice that our neutral, objective CNN reporter juxtaposes Macron’s “message” against Le Pen’s “rhetoric”.  Hmmmmm

In many other reports in Canadian media today there are innumerable references to Le Pen’s “pessimistic” and “dark” policies, compared to Macron’s “optimistic” policies.  Look, I get it that different people will interpret things differently, but the media is SUPPOSED to offer an unbiased interpretation of world events. Is it not possible that those millions for French citizens who voted for Le Pen, may actually believe her policies to be “optimistic” and “bright” for France’s future? As a former senior journalist with one of Canada’s leading News Organizations, the Old Ruminator, is perfectly capable of understanding events without some junior reporter, fresh out of a left-leaning University with a Communications degree, lending their worldly opinion to the day’s news coverage.

Trump Explained – America First

It seems, that after seven months, the mainstream media is still completely incapable of figuring out Donald Trump? Or, more likely, it’s just a continuation of their willful ignorance in an attempt to complicate and obfuscate his policies.

The President’s recent actions in Syria and Afghanistan are being interpreted by many mainstream media leftists as “flip-flopping” on his position of “America First.”  Well, perhaps a Canadian, can explain things to them.

In my humble opinion, President Trump’s “America First” declaration is primarily aimed at repudiating the years of Obama kowtowing to the UN, and his many public statements denigrating the United States. It is also aimed at economic policies such as Free Trade Treaties which risked or sacrificed American jobs and weakened America’s geopolitical influence. It is also aimed at Obama’s history of imperiling American self-interest in favour of some pie-in-the-sky theory such as anthropomorphic global warming.

“America First” does NOT mean a complete retreat to isolationism and Trump has never suggesting any such thing. Where it is felt that American’s safety or interests may be threatened by activities elsewhere in the world, Trump will by all means take action to influence foreign events in American’s favour. That’s what “America First” is all about; not some mamby pamby notion that by joining hands with countries such as Iran and singing Koombaya, the world’s problems (and by extension, America’s) will be fixed.

“America First” is about leading from the front. It’s about standing firm on principals enshrined in the American Constitution. It’s about facing down tin pot dictatorships in Syria and loony tune tyrants in North Korea. No, there will be no Nobel Peace prizes or UN glad-handing. But America please know, there are people in this world, outside of United States, who are damn glad you have elected President Trump who is re-establishing your nation as a beacon of freedom for the entire globe.

Canada’s History – Courtesy of CBC tax dollars and an LGBQT? Committee

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.

Canada is a Christian Nation

Ooooo. This is going to be sooooo politicially incorrect. But truth is truth and is not biased.

It is a good idea, every now and again, to re-affirm for the benefit all those out there who are drawn along with the current PM’s agenda of a secularist government, that Canada has forever been a Christian nation. We were founded by Christians on Christian principals. There were no Sikhs, Buddhists, or Hindus, or any other non-Christians among the Founding Fathers. Our national anthem, in it’s original French version, proudly describes our nation as a Christian entity bearing a cross.

Our Constitutional head of government, the Queen, is also the religious leader of one of Christianity’s major branches (the Church of England). All new Canadians, regardless of their religion are required to swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen.

Unlike the United States, whose constitution distinctly mandates a separation of Church and State (the so-called “establishment clause”) there is no such reference whatsoever in the Canadian Constitution.

Many of Canada’s provinces have constitutionally protected funding for Christian/Catholic schools. Many of the leading hospitals and Universities were at one time ALL Christian owned and operated and today, still many are owned and operated by Christian/Catholic entities.

The vast majority of Canadians are Christians and more than 3 out of 4 Canadians believe in God.

Contrary to popular belief, Canadians have not always been welcoming to immigrants; especially non-Christian immigrants. It was only within the last half of the 20th Century that Canada began to welcome non-Christian immigrants, with the clear understanding that they MUST adapt their culture to Canadian Christian values.

Our current Liberal government, in appealing to the non-Christian vote, has adopted a revisionist historical storyline suggesting that Canada has always been “multi-cultural”.  Well, to the extent that the French, Irish, Scottish and English were of different cultural backgrounds that might be true. Then, came the Germans, Ukranians, Italians, Poles, Swedes, Greeks, etc. All predominantly Christians of one sort or another.

In the last 20 to 30 years, there have been millions of non-Christians admitted to Canada. So many non-Christians have been admitted that many new immigrants now seem to think Canada has always been a multi-racial, multi-religious society. That is not true. Up until about 1970 Canada was essentially a homogeneous, religiously Christian and culturally European society. There were very small pockets of non-Christian, non-European populations in only the very largest to our cities. And in rural areas, Canada’s indigenous populations were inevitably practicing Christians.

Just setting the record straight.

“Identipols” pass foolish Grit and NDP “Islamophobia” resolution

Well the Liberal and NDP stooges who pass for elected representatives of ALL Canadians did their best this week to drive a wedge through Canadian society by playing identity politics. They rammed a nonsensical but dangerous resolution through Parliament which implied that the only religious group suffering injustice in Canada are Muslims.

The only adequate response to this is for Conservative MPs is to introduce identical resolutions; each one with identical language EXCEPT simply replacing “Islamophobia” with “Anti-Semitism”, “Christophobia”, etc.

That will require the Liberals and the New Democrats to either support or shoot down the resolutions; the latter action clearly identifying them as race baiters and identipols. (Def. Individuals who exploit cultural or religious differences to gain political advantage)

British Home-Grown Muslim Terrorist No Surprise

It’s one thing when Muslims raised in far-flung Muslim hell holes  want to destroy Western Civilization. But it’s particularly concerning that a Muslim, born and bred in Britain’s freedom loving society does it. Yet, we shouldn’t be surprised.  Khalid Masood was born in Britain but one must suspect the ever present and false Muslim claims of victimhood and racism got his blood boiling.  And it probably didn’t help that his sense of subjugation was egged on by Liberal commentators and ivory tower academics claiming Islam ( a so-called “religion of peace”) has been victimized for centuries by Christianity.

We don’t yet know what lies his father and mother might have told him in his formative years. But one suspects he got the usual Muslim indoctrination that all Muslim kids get. Basically, that God supports Muslims killing others for the sake of Islam.

Masood probably got another dose of indoctrination at school. The absurd Liberal historical revisionist who teaches that the Crusades were all about Christian conquest while ignoring 14 centuries of Muslim atrocities on Christians, Jews and others, is playing into the hands of weak-minded and easily led fools like Masood.

 

Where is the Outrage? No Riots Following Ban on Laptops from Islamic Countries

So, when President Trump tries to restrict undocumented potential terrorists from Islamic hell holes of the world, it’s “racist”.  But now that Federal Aviation officials have banned laptops and other electronics on flights from Islamic countries, where’s the outrage? Doesn’t it follow that if banning people from only “Predominantly Muslim Countries” (as CNN and CBC likes to phrase it) is racists, then banning their stuff is also racist?

Or could it be that there’s a damn good reason to ban the people and their stuff from Muslim countries?  Perhaps because they are flying out of lawless countries riven with Muslim terrorists and terroist wannabes and there is no valid way of tracking them, it is a good idea to restrict their flow into the civilized west.

I am heartened to see the Washington Post, The Independent and the BBC all describing the current electronics ban as being placed on “majority Muslim”or “Islamic” countries.  The media in Canada is having great difficulty navigating their way around reports of the ban even going to the extreme of naming all ten countries or so while avoiding the obvious; they’re ALL Muslim and they’re all coincidentally among the same countries whose citizens were banned by Trump.

Trudeau Dithers as Terrorist Threat Grows

Canada’s “swiss cheese” border is a laughing stock. Hundreds, perhaps thousands (no one really knows) are illegally sneaking across Canada’s southern border with the U.S.   This week, the head of the Immigration and Refugee Board called for action on thousands of asylum seekers starting to clog up the system. The Premier of Manitoba told the feds to “Stop standy by”, claiming asylum seekers were straining provincial resources. All we get from Liberal government Ministers is that they are “monitoring” the situation. But as weak and ineffectual as that statement is, it almost certainly is also a lie. Because the government and border officials have no idea how many illegal and possibly terrorist motivated “refugees” are sneaking in daily.  Even at many “official” crossings, such as those on the Canadian prairies, border officers are no where to be seen. Threatening signs advise would-be terrorists that crossing into Canada is illegal. Wonderful!

Meanwhile our darling, cute, PM poses daily for selfies with adoring teens and tweets foolishly about “welcoming” refugees turned away by the U.S. The Liberal elite media is quick to jump all over President Trump for alleged foolish tweets. But nothing Trump has ever tweeted can be compared to the self aggrandizing and foolishly naive tweets of our PM. What the hell was he thinking!

The government must quickly, lowdly and unequivacably state that it Canada’s intention to send all refugees back to the U.S. in keeping with existing treaties between the two countries.  Although liberal immigration lawyers MIGHT argue that there are loopholes in current agreements, there is no question as to their intent. Both Canada and the U.S. have a long-standing agreement to return refugees to countries from which refugees cannot legitimately claim they are refugees (e.g. the U.S.). So Canada should begin returning all refugees immediately, before a crisis occurs and let the courts sort out the matter in the long run. Although I wouldn’t trust Canada’s Supreme Court to get a cup of coffee, at least the immediate return of all refugee claimants to the U.S. would give Canada some breathing space.

Mad Dogs and Machineguns

It is somewhat ironic that many of those who would blanche at the thought of banning crazed dogs such as Rottweilers, wouldn’t think twice about condemning the sale of assault rifles to the general public.

Now I’m not suggesting assault rifles should be readily available, I’m just puzzled at the apparent contradiction.

The Old Ruminator’s home town City Council has decided, in it’s wisdom there really isn’t such a thing as a bad dog…..only bad dog owners. So, while dancing on the head of a pin, they are going to implement some sort of hair-brained scheme of gradual classification of bad dogs.  So, if a dog bites you, twice, it’s bad and should be put down. Never mind if it’s a 2lb Chihuahua or an 80lb Doberman, they’ll all be treated the same.

Meanwhile, these very same City Councillors would no doubt be aghast at the idea of lumping assault rifles in with BB guns in terms of public prohibition.

I personally have no idea why anyone would want to own an assault rifle. But I can see how it might make more sense than owning a vicious dog. At least it might kind of fun to try a couple times, shooting at tin cans in the bush or whatever. And I wouldn’t have to take the assault rifle to the vet every year and feed it every day and clean up it’s crap, pethair, etc. I suppose the idea of a big, ugly, violent dog trained to attack and kill might appeal to some people but really, what is the difference, in principal between allowing the ownership of a gun which is a killing machine (not suitable for hunting) and a dog specifically bred as a killing machine.

You just can’t have it both ways.