Monday, May 26, 2008

Something's Wrong Here

I don't know how to state it more clearly. If you're going to emigrate to the Western nations leave your historic ethnic animosities in the old country. Otherwise be prepared for an anti-immigrant backlash.

Somebody organized about 20 dickheads to go into the Ankara cafe here in Edmonton yesterday and break up the joint, beating patrons with clubs, knives and stones.

According to the news story angry Kurdish Turks in the area were quick to blame the violence on ethnic tensions with their fellow Turkish immigrants who oppose Kurdish independence from Turkey. But the Cafe's owner says the fight began earlier in the day, when two of the cafe's patrons got into a heated argument. One of the arguers went and called a bunch of friends to help him win the argument.

Regardless, It's the kind of shit you hear about that happens elsewhere, like France.

I've said before I don't have a problem with immigration. Our nation was built by immigrants. But for most of our history immigration meant that the people who came here adopted the ways and mores of their new culture. They tried to fit in. Those with the inclination were free to honor their cultural traditions at home, but they sure as hell didn't try to force the rest of the country to change to accommodate them.

I really don't give a damn about multiculturalism or showing tolerance for other people's way of life it it means changing my culture's way of life. It may be considered normal in Turkey to punctuate an argument in a cafe with 20 armed men, but I hope and pray it will never be considered appropriate here. The Middle East is a hell-hole of ethnic and religious violence and turmoil. If we're going to continue to allow people who want to flee it to come live here, we'd better start doing to better job of telling them to check their baggage at the border.

Carbon Tax?

The Left wing Pembina institute released results of a poll today, claiming Canadians are warming to the idea of a Carbon Tax. When asked if it was a good thing that B.C. citizens are now paying a Carbon tax on fossil fuels, nearly 60% of other Canadians said, 'Yes'.

When told that the government of British Columbia had recently introduced "a carbon tax on fossil fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions," 72 per cent of those surveyed in the poll said that this was a positive step versus 23 per cent who thought that it was a negative step.

But it's all in the question. It's all good to ask if you approve of OTHER people paying taxes, but the McAllister Opinion Research Survey failed to ask Canadians if they'd be willing to pay a Carbon Tax themselves. I know what my response would be.

No f*cking way.

Both evidence and scientific opinion against human-caused global warming is growing, as nearly two decades of research have failed to prove it's our fault. In fact, it's finally beginning to be admitted that records purported to show a warming trend were either falsified or interpreted incorrectly. Some of the chicken littles are now voicing concerns about global cooling.

Yet the organs of big government are still acting as though human-caused climate change is going to kill us all, if we don't give up our way of life. This is looking more and more as if like-minded big-government supporters are just trying to use this as an excuse to raise taxes. Canada needs to follow the Swiss example; no tax increases without direct approval from the voters.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Ted Kennedy's Brain Tumor

Growing up in the 60's and 70's even the Canadian school system couldn't say enough complimentary things about the glorious Kennedy brothers. I grew up believing Americans were fools for not electing more Kennedys to the White House.

Later, as Catholic, I realized what a hypocrite the surviving Kennedy brother was. In a speech in 1983 he said "I am an American and a Catholic; I love my country and treasure my faith."

Yet he publicly opposed the Catholic Church; supported abortion on demand, the homosexual agenda, and the "secular humanism as a state-faith" movement of the American Left. Perhaps he treasured his faith, but from his actions it appears he treasured it as a tool to sell his political agenda. Perhaps he treasured his faith, but as a Catholic and Knight of Columbus he failed miserably. Worse, his very public example has led other Catholics astray too.

I heard today about Ted Kennedy's Brain Tumor. I'm not proud of my first thoughts in response to the news. As Christians we're supposed to love our enemies, and try to see everyone as Jesus would see them. Okay Ted, I'll pray for you.

I'm not proud of my first response, but I feel the need to voice it.

"Good bye asshole."

Monday, May 12, 2008

Chain Email: Fear of MUSLIMS

No matter how cute, religious, serious or threatening they are, I never forward chain letters. I rarely read them, and despite what I'm writing here today, will continue to not do so. I am especially offended by the assumption that I am either credulous or superstitious enough to believe their threats of dire consequences for not forwarding them. Are you one of those people who originate these things? Fuck you then.

This post was prompted today by a chain email I received from a co-worker, called "IKE KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING. This email is worth reading despite the fact that the original author of the email incorrectly assumed the entire UK school system had dropped the Jewish holocaust and Crusades from it's curriculum. Sadly, such pressures are mounting in the Western world, out of a misguided desire not to offend Muslim students. News stories from last year tell of a Government-backed report indicating that some schools in the United Kingdom have in fact done so. I have no doubt that there are many cute and fuzzy-bunny minded teachers here too who have personally chosen not to teach these potentially controversial subjects.

This is frightening on several levels.

Most notably, Muslim children who are taught a distorted or outright false view of history at home or in the mosque are not taught the truth at school. Ours is a society of immigrants, which successfully assimilated or acculturated all creeds who came here. Now in the interests of multicultural sensitivity, newcomers to our society are allowed to bring all their old hatreds from the old world to the new world, UNCHALLENGED. As Barry Rubin points out in the New York Post, these soft-headed non-thinkers are condemning Muslim children to continued slavery to the radical Islamists who dominate their culture.

As for the email "Ike Knew what he was Doing," the text is reprinted below. I've only posted two photos, trust me, they're pretty gruesome.

It is a matter of history that when Supreme
Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight
Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps,
he ordered all possible photographs to be taken,
and for the German people from surrounding
villages to be ushered through the camps and even
made to bury the dead.

He did this because he said in words to this
effect: 'Get it all on record now - get the films
- get the witnesses - because somewhere down the
track of history some bastard will get up and say
that this never happened.'

'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is
for good men to do nothing'
Edmund Burke

This week, the UK removed The Holocaust from its
school curriculum because it 'offended' the Muslim
population which claims it never occurred.

This is a frightening portent of the fear that is
gripping the world and how easily each country is
giving in to it.

These photos were taken in Germany by J. Chanslor,
an Army Master Sergeant who served in
World War II from 1942 until 1945.

Source: Photos courtesy of John Michael Chanslor.
It is now more than 60 years after the Second
World War in Europe ended.

This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in
memory of the six million Jews, 20 million Russians,
10 million Christians and 1,900 Catholic priests who
murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and
humiliated with the German and Russian peoples
looking the other way!
Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others,
claiming the Holocaust to be 'a myth,' it is
imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

This e-mail is intended to reach 40 million people

Be a link in the memorial chain and help
distribute this around the world.

Don't just delete this. It will only take a minute
to pass this along. Let's cover the world and
remember because we
cannot let it ever happen again.

Bad to the Bone

The Mrs. went back to work today, to a new job of being in charge of all the flowers in town. Her first day of work she had to wash some road graffiti off the street. The words "bad to the bone," and a giant penis.
What kind of twinkled-up mentality thinks that'd be a nice addition to their street?
"Heh heh, I drew a penis on the road... heh heh..."
I'm sure that's not the sort of roadside beautification she thought she'd be working with. Reminds me of why I went to school.