Saturday, January 28, 2006

Canadians too "hedonistic" to change politics overnight: U.S. commentator

Like I tell Americans, sometimes it is better NOT to say anything then speak for Canadians. We will NEVER become like the United States. WE ARE NOT THE U.S. !! Get Over It !! All you Christian fundies can kiss our asses !!

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TORONTO (CP) - Canadians are far too "liberal and hedonistic" to change their politics overnight despite their election of Stephen Harper's Tory government, says a far-right-wing American commentator.

Paul Weyrich examines the result of Monday's election in an essay posted to the website of the Free Congress Foundation, the Washinton-based think tank that he heads. "The people of Canada have become so liberal and hedonistic that the public ethic in the country immediately could not reversed," Weyrich writes.

But shift is possible.

"It will take time. But with leadership it well may be possible to change the public ethic."

Weyrich popped up in Canadian media reports last week for supporting an e-mail to U.S. conservatives advising them not to talk to journalists for fear of scaring Canadian voters and hurting Harper's chances.

Weyrich's essay quotes someone he calls a Canadian Conservative who had worked hard to win.

"My pessimistic friend said that inasmuch as Harper's is a minority government, Harper could do almost nothing to encourage the country to adopt a more reasonable view of the United States and to correct some premises of cultural Marxism, which Canadians have espoused, such as same-sex marriage and abortion-on-demand," Weyrich writes.

He says Harper may have a chance of repealing legal same-sex marriage in Canada's current political climate, but he would have to bide his time to build support to ban abortion.

Weyrich says one route to a small-c conservative victory on such issues would be to slowly appoint more conservative members to Canada's courts.

"As has been the case in the United States, cultural Marxism largely has been foisted upon Canada by the courts," he writes. "If judges who respect the Constitution were to be appointed, they would confirm that such rights are not to be found in that document."

3 Comments:

Blogger Carrie said...

I'm sick of the USA. I truly am. They are so arrogant and stupid at the same time.

Thanks for sharing this Jer. It's a good idea for Canadians to keep up with the USA is saying and planning.

5:45 AM  
Blogger Calvin said...

Carrie, I'm American and while I can respect your opinion, I'm neither arrogant nor stupid. I truly hate what Bush has done to America's image. There's A LOT of other Americans who feel the same way. More than half of this country's citizens voted against him in our last election. Unfortunately, because of Electorial Votes, he got in again. I admire Canada and always have and hope to visit two of your beautiful cities (Montreal and Quebec City). Personally, I, as with the majority of American's, have no desire to "take over" Canada. I hope that our own nightmare with Bush does not become yours with Stephen Harper.Be strong and fight him at every turn, "eh"!

9:34 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

I respect the right of everyone to have an opinion, but as I said earlier to Carrie, I think it's important to separate the average American from the "powers that be" in that country.

Many Americans have supported Bush in the past- partly out of fear and partly because people in that country are confused about why their people are dying in an illegal war, which appears to be a war without a real purpose.

Canadians should also know what Americans are beginning to learn- that Bush is a man without conscience, who is hurting the poor, the handicapped, the unemployed, the young (students), the elderly and others in the U.S. through his bizarre approach to budgeting. Services for the above are being cut, in order to make tax cuts for wealthier citizens permanent.
I recently returned from visits to Chicago, Cleveland and New York and I was surprised at the sense of alienation of many Americans from their government...and also at their sense that there's nowhere to turn.
9/11 created George Bush and propaganda has preserved him.

6:46 PM  

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