Steyn discusses history and culture.
posted on 03/12/2009 2:50:57 PM PDT
You might want to ping the Steyn list with this article.
posted on 03/12/2009 2:51:43 PM PDT
Now that’s a great title without saying anything else!
posted on 03/12/2009 2:56:09 PM PDT
("But above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
posted on 03/12/2009 3:19:11 PM PDT
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Brilliant! And I must confess, Steyn did make me think of Michael Moore’s movie “Canadian Bacon” and that scene with Dan Ackroyd as the motorcycle cop and the slogans on the truck.
posted on 03/12/2009 3:46:36 PM PDT
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posted on 03/12/2009 3:58:30 PM PDT
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posted on 03/12/2009 4:54:34 PM PDT
(....and I won't let it happen again!)
“Inventing the future, at the speed of time!”
posted on 03/12/2009 5:50:17 PM PDT
by Attention Surplus Disorder
(Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
should forget the resentment they have over the French losing North America in 1763. On the whole, the British were chivalrous conquerors. They permitted the defeated French colonists to remain and allowed them to keep their language, culture and Catholic faith. They even permitted them the first elected legislative assembly in North America. And how has my native province been injured by becoming a part of then British Empire? Hardly! In fact, Canada's first francophone Prime Minister, Wilfried Laurier, admired British government and culture and thought it brought equality and dignity to both of Canada's founding peoples. In retrospect, that defeat on the Plains Of Abraham now looks very much like a blessing in disguise for Quebec. Technically, I am still a British Subject and will die as one. History marches on.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
posted on 03/12/2009 6:26:47 PM PDT
(In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
Those interested in this period of history should find the works of Francis Parkman in their local library.
Parkman brings to life the dynamic between British, French, and Native Americans in that epochal time.
I stumbled upon a 16 volume set in a used book store back in the ‘80s - one of my best finds ever!
posted on 03/12/2009 7:12:58 PM PDT
(Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism.)
Just think, “The French and Indian War” started here in the Pittsburgh area. Our local PBS station, WQED, did a 4 part series about it and it was very interesting to learn about the early trials of George Washington. In a way, The French and Indian War, aka “Seven Years War,” was actually the first global war, you even had battles as far away as India.
posted on 03/12/2009 8:42:55 PM PDT
by Nowhere Man
(Is Barak HUSSEIN Obama an Anti-Christ? - B.O. Stinks! (Robert Riddle))
Not so long ago, there were millions of people in every corner of the world who attended schools that taught them that the Britannic inheritance was on balance a good thing as opposed to the root cause of all the planets woes. Good for individual liberty, standard of living, constitutional democracy ...
Say something like that out loud in an American public school now, and you may be lynched. At the very least, people will call you all kinds of bigoted, sexist, racist, homophobic etc. etc.
It's not an improvement.
posted on 03/12/2009 9:09:26 PM PDT
I strongly suspect what is happening in Canada will soon be happening here. The same forces are at work.
posted on 03/13/2009 8:06:40 AM PDT
(Our elite media and university community are toxic to traditional values in America - Rick Santorum)
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