February 26, 2010
“I think of the fall of Jerusalem in 69 A.D., and the fall of Rome, and of the USSR — no civilization falls because of external threats. They fall because of internal corruption, because of failing to be who they say they are.”
It’s no secret to anyone, nor has it been for a very long time now, that the political Left are infatuated with the politics of ethnic divisionism. Despite all their accusations of “divisiveness” aimed at their opponents, it is and has always been they who gain the most by pitting cultures, classes and races against one another.
It has also long been suspected that the Left’s fetish for multiculturalism and mass immigration — even the importation of cultures violently opposed to their own interests — has more to do with keeping assorted socialists and neoliberals in power than with any of the problems those policies are accused of solving. Suspected and met with apoplectic denials.
As increasingly pissed off Brits are finding out, the suspicions were truer than most would have thought possible. Turns out the far-right kooks were right after all. (more…)
July 13, 2008
Those of you who read here, know that I have some mixed feelings about La Belle Province. Sometimes, I really, really want to just bitch-slap Quebec, en masse. Other times, I just love the hell outta the little buggers.
This is one of the latter.
On the one hand, they can be like the surly teenager who lives in the basement, demanding to be let do his own thing but refusing to live by the rules of the parents who actually pay the damned bills. On the other hand, they are capable of some astounding antibullshit from time to time. Today’s editorial in the Montreal Gazette is one such example (my emphasis, of course):
The way Canadians and their government deal with refugee claimants is still, as it has long been, an incoherent muddle of exceptions, special pleading, unverifiable claims, activism, confusion and foolishness.
Politically unpalatable though it might be, somebody needs to drain this swamp, and that somebody will have to be the federal government.
Several recent cases illustrate the problem:
U.S. Army Private Joshua Key deserted, came to Canada, and claimed refugee status, saying that in Iraq he had witnessed looting and violations of human rights. His refugee claim was rejected, but a judge allowed him to stay in Canada anyway.
An un-named Colombian denied refugee status in the U.S. said the “r” word here. Despite the fact that Canada and the U.S. have a “safe haven” agreement governing such cases, a Canadian court said he could stay. Last week a higher court overruled this validation of “asylum shopping,” but activist groups are complaining; the case may not be over.
Even when a bogus claimant loses his appeals, he can find a way to stay.
In British Columbia, Laibar Singh, an Indian who entered Canada with false papers, remains holed up in a Sikh temple. After the laborious hearing and appeals process, he was ordered deported from Canada, but ignored the order. In Canada he became ill and is now paralyzed. Immigration officials have been unable to summon the courage to arrest and deport him, even though he moves frequently from one refuge to another.
In Montreal, another failed refugee claimant, Algerian Abdelkader Belaouni, remains holed up in St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church despite an expulsion order, having slipped into Canada after his U.S. visa expired. Here again, immigration officials defer to the medieval superstition that a place of worship should provide immunity from the law.
At least those two say where they are. An alarming 41,000 people ordered deported from this country – many of them criminals – have just vanished.
There are far too many cases such as those mentioned above, and each time a judge, a pastor, or anyone else puts knee-jerk “compassion” above the rule of law, Canada loses something.
Canadians like to think of ourselves as generous and compassionate people, but where can we draw the line between being welcoming and being suckers? If our refugee-determinations come to be based on simply accepting everyone who gets here and wants to stay, what will the consequences be? Do we want to accept deserters into Canada? From the U.S. alone, or from everywhere? If we do that, how can we think of imposing any penalty on deserters from the Canadian Forces?
Do we really want to allow the unpopularity of the Iraq war in Canada to lead us to treat the U.S. armed forces as somehow illegitimate? Even if we did, shouldn’t this be articulated and regulated by Parliament, rather than by anyone with room in his church basement?
Immigration, including refugee policy, must be based on rules, not on individuals. If it’s not based on rules, then it’s not law.
It’s past time for Canadian refugee law to be clarified, improved, and then enforced with determination and vigour.
Yup; sometimes ya just gotta love the li’l French bastards… 😉
March 5, 2007
As if I didn’t already have enough to bitch about when it comes to our idiotic immigration and ridiculous refugee systems, it now seems that even assassinating a head of state isn’t enough to get your sorry ass declared persona non grata in this country anymore. Yeah, you read that right. According to reports which are conspicuously NOT splattered all over the MSM lately, it seems that one Noor Chowdhury has decided to get all comfy in Canada after murdering the head of state back in his home country… and our screwball Immigration and Refugee Board is letting him!! See for yourself:
A Bangladeshi fugitive convicted of killing his country’s prime minister in a bloody coup won’t be deported from Canada because he faces a death sentence in his native land, an immigration board has ruled.
So friggin’ WHAT?? I don’t give a damn what’s going to happen to him once we get rid of his ass, I just plain don’t want him in MY country. And just who is this asshole you’re wondering? Well, he’s the guy that has been convicted of murdering Bangladesh’s then-PM Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975. Now, before you go tooting away about how Bangladeshi jurisprudence may not measure up to our own, bear in mind that the IRB agreed that this bugger is, in fact, a murderer:
“C participated in a coup against the president, walking into the victim’s home and killing him,” the board said in a ruling made available last week.
Yup, that’s us: haven to the world’s murderers. Pissed off yet? No? Try this for size:
Chowdhury and two others allegedly involved in the coup fled to Canada after years on the run. The two have since obtained citizenship — one lives in Ottawa, the other in Montreal.
And just how much do you want to bet that not a damn one of them lives on the same street as anybody on the IRB?
January 30, 2007
Sometimes you find things in the darnedest places. Anybody with eyes and ears is aware of the numerous culture clashes that have been biting at our collective backsides across the country — and most others in the free Western world — for years now. From veils on drivers licenses to kirpans in schools to friggin’ Sharia law in Ontario, the traditions and values that form the foundations of our very way of life are being slowly, relentlessly chipped away at, one by one. I’ve known for decades (and flung it from my piehole at just about every opportunity) that it’s only a matter of time before Western societies start to say, “NO MORE. We gave you an inch, you took a mile. Now you will either live by the rules we set or live someplace else. You have no say in this and neither does anyone else. We tried that and it failed; now we do it the hard way.”
Don’t fool yourself, either; it will happen. Despite what those who would turn our civilization inside out say, there are too many of us who simply don’t have it in them to go quietly into the night. Horrors from the fields of Sharpsburg, to the meatgrinder that was the Somme, to the leveling of Dresden and Hiroshima bear witness to just what we’re capable of when some threat to our way of life awakens the dark things that slumber beneath our civilized veneer.
Fortunately, our inner demons are slow to rouse, and rarely fully awaken. But it really only was just a matter of time before heels began to dig in; even here in nice, tolerant Canada. The only question was, where? Ironically, the answer came from what some consider to be pretty much the un-ballsiest region of the country:
HEROUXVILLE, QUE. — A sign at the entrance of this rural Quebec town says: Herouxville welcomes you.
Unless, that is, you plan on stoning a woman to death, sending your kids to school with a kirpan or covering your face other than on Halloween.
The town council of Herouxville, a sleepy town dominated by a towering Roman Catholic church, has adopted a declaration of “norms” that it says would-be immigrants should be aware of before they settle in this town. Among them, it is forbidden to stone women or burn them with acid.
Children cannot carry weapons to school. That includes ceremonial religious daggers such as kirpans, even though the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Sikhs can carry kirpans in schools.
However, children can swim in a pool with other children — boys and girls alike — because they can’t be segregated.
And for the record, female police officers in Herouxville, 165 kilometres northwest of Montreal, can arrest male suspects. Also part of the declaration is that women can drive, dance and make decisions on their own.
You’d think that most of those things would go without saying, wouldn’t you? But many people would be surprised to learn just how many people come here from Outer Backwardsistan or wherever-the-hell and think that the only rules that matter are the ones that they bring with them (not to mention how far backwards some are willing to bend over to accommodate that mindset)…
Honour killings in Calgary:
What Mukesh and the Dulays didn’t know was Kulvinder’s brother Daljit, furious over the marriage that went against the family’s wishes, hired a private investigator to track down the couple so he could carry out a so-called honour killing.
Female cops in Montreal second-class:
The article, published in the October issue of the internal newsletter L’Heure Juste, is part of a series of features on different religions and cultures, and aims to assist officers who find themselves in potentially awkward situations, said a police spokeswoman.
“That’s the reality,” said Insp. Joanne Paquin. “If we don’t understand the differences of all those cultures, maybe we won’t respond the right way.”
But the Montreal Police Brotherhood insists the force has gone too far, accusing it of denigrating its female officers by suggesting they can’t do the job alone.
Husbands banned from prenatal classes:
Pendant plusieurs mois, le CLSC de Parc-Extension a refusÃ© systÃ©matiquement que les hommes assistent Ã ses cours prÃ©nataux pour accommoder des femmes musulmanes, hindoues ou sikhs.
Si des femmes souhaitaient quand mÃªme suivre un cours prÃ©natal avec leur conjoint, elles Ã©taient obligÃ©es de se rendre au CLSC CÃ´te-des-Neiges ou au CLSC MÃ©tro.
Gender-restricted times at public swimming pools, weapons in schools, blocking out gym windows if there’s women in them, a pic of a veil on your driver’s license (or passport, even), the list gets exhausting if you think about it too much. Each and every one another chip out of the foundation that props up all the freedoms that we have so cavalierly come to take for granted.
And — golly gumbucks, who’da thunk it? — the usual suspects over at the Ministry Of What You Should Think and all the others in the standard list of malcontents are, naturally, hollering their pointy little heads off with all the tired, old, predictable accusations…
But some Muslim leaders have called the code a thinly-veiled example of xenophobia.
“Racism is coming out of the woodwork now, and it’s not being obscure or subtle,” said Salaam Elmenyawi of the Muslim Council of Montreal.
Of course it is. 🙄 Anything that isn’t complete capitulation to somebody else’s way of life that they trundled over here from wherever must be racism.
Well, guess what, smartasses? That bullshit doesn’t seem to be packing as much of a punch as it used to. More and more people — whether they be in Canada, France, the Netherlands or elsewhere — are beginning to demand a real debate on the issue of what has come to be known as “reasonable accommodation” that doesn’t involve hysterics and accusations of bigotry. You’ll note that I said DEMAND, not ASK FOR.
And the more you look, the more you realize that the loopy Left and its cadre of multicultists just isn’t up to that task. After all, hysteria and slurs are all they have to work with…
December 28, 2006
Well, it was only a matter of time before this happened, wasn’t it? It seems that immigrants — and, more importantly, citizens of convenience — aren’t going to be able to clamp onto the entitlement teat anymore. Hell, they might even lose their precious little citizenship security blanket! Whenever they bugger off back home again, they’re going to have to have their passports date-stamped:
The tracking policy surfaced two weeks ago after officers at Pearson airport were sent a memo from Ottawa ordering the mandatory stamping of the passports.
Anna Pape, of the Canada Border Services Agency, said the stamping policy has always been in the rule book.
“The stamping of permanent residents’ passports upon entry to Canada is nothing new,” Pape said in a statement. “It ensures the effective delivery of immigration programs.”
She said the dates help officers determine if an immigrant should still be here, since a person has to live in Canada for two of the last five years to remain an immigrant.
As you can immagine, citizens of convenience and their mouthpeices are all in an uproar about these ingrates losing their lifetime Get Out Of The Frying Pan Free card:
“This is outrageous,” Immigration lawyer Mendel Green said yesterday. “This will mean people will … be harassed on their return home.”
Well, I guess that depends on where you call “home,” doesn’t it? Back in July, the country was stunned to find that there were somehow FIFTY THOUSAND “Canadians” in Lebanon, all wailing for the government to come and get ’em the hell outta Dodge. I wonder how many of them would still be “Canadians” if that “two of the last five years” rule above — which has been on the books for decades but ignored by the Grits — was actually enforced?
My guess: about 2500.
You want to call yourself Canadian? Then you be Canadian. That means you spend most of your time here, contributing to the rest of the country. And if you’re not willing to do that, then you’re not good enough to live in my country! Get the hell out.
Don’t like that? Tough shit.
July 21, 2006
Wow. That was fast. As you know, I got on a little bit of a rant yesterday about so-called “Canadians” trapped in Lebanon (and bitching their heads off about the government’s handling of the biggest mass evac since Dunkirk) that weren’t really Canadian at all (except on paper). Seems I’m not as alone on that one as some of the eflamers I’ve been hearing from would like me to think.
From coast to coast today, writers such as Peter Worthington, Rick Bell and more are questioning not only the follies of dual citizenship, but also numerous other glaring flaws in our heads-in-the-sand immigration policies. From the Lebanon evacuation fiasco to the inability to deport rapists or even murderers and terrorists to countries where they “may be mistreated,” cobwebs are shaking loose every damned place you look. Even MPs are starting to talk about “waking up and checking the common sense meter.” (Gee whiz; what trumpet’s that angel gonna blow next?)
Ontario MP Garth Turner is about as blunt as they get:
“We are talking about people, some who went back to Lebanon after the last conflict. They don’t pay taxes here, they don’t live here, they don’t have a loyalty here. We’re not their first country. They have a first country,” explains the parliamentarian, who describes himself as “just a little soldier asking who passes before they get to the public treasury.
“That’s where they have their house, their car, their bank account, their dentist. I ask: You moved out of this country and you’re not contributing here. Why would we come and get you? Or why would we do it for free?
“I’m getting a huge reaction, and not from racists who hate people with brown skin. The issue is: What the hell are we doing? People scratch their heads when they hear about 40,000 Canadians in Lebanon. Are there really 40,000 tourists? That’s a hell of a lot of tourists.”
It seems that the latte-lifting eggheads’ grip on public opinion is beginning to slip some. I can hear the egotistic ejaculations from their prodigious pieholes now:
“Oh, my God; the unwashed masses are starting to think for themselves! Next they’ll start demanding… well, I don’t know what. That in order to be called Canadian you actually have to be Canadian or some such horrible thing?? It’ll be the end of multiculturalism! The country will fall apart! The dead will rise to eat the living! The Tories will get a majority! EEK!”
Sounds good to me. Well, good if we can get the zombies to start with the Liberals. Once they run out of those, we nasty rednecks can just shoot the little undead buggers and then get on with fixing the country.
Even the tiresome Harper-bashing from the lefties, which never really lets up but has changed tune in keeping with the current situation and the PM’s support of Israel’s response, is beginning to wear damned thin. As Earl McRae reports, plenty of people you wouldn’t expect are getting just plain sick of it.