The vastly underrated Lee Duigon writes a must-read:
Having Canada for a neighbor is like being in the hospital with the patient in the next bed turning blue and rotting away, right before your eyes. It’s a real downer because you’ve got the same horrible disease that he has, and the heaving boils on his skin might soon pop up on yours.
What is the disease? What is Canada dying of?
It has no name. It is a sickness of the nation’s soul, self-induced, nurtured by a perverse spirit. Canada doesn’t need a surgeon. She needs an exorcist.
Let’s look at the symptoms. (…)
Canada is dying—of self-imposed conformity, servility, loss of independent spirit, and a cringing submissiveness to all authority no matter how illogical, whimsical, wicked, or crass that authority might be.
The chief symptoms of Canada’s national sickness are a government that knows no bounds and a people who are too afraid and too complacent to impose any.
If that sounds familiar to Americans, it should. Our case is not as far advanced as Canada’s, but it’s getting there. Our current federal government has every intention of seeing that it does.
PS: Lee Duigon has a new book out for young adults, which looks highly original and intriguing. Check it out!
What gives, Denise Cooke-Brown of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland? 9-1-1 is just three numbers.
Do you have trouble with that confounded tele-o-phone machine, what with being a Newfie and all?