Here we are . . . JULY FIRST . . . CANADA-DAY, celebrating 148-YEARS of Confederation (1867) – SO WHY AM I NOT REALLY CELEBRATING?
Canada, the nation of my birth and my Parents' birth, where I was educated, built several businesses – some successful some not, met and married Anne, and in spite of many fits-and-starts, have in general enjoyed a great life . . . is leaving me empty, remembering how it was then, and how it is now.
CANADA HAS ALWAYS PUNCHED ABOVE ITS WEIGHT:
In 1939, at the outset of WWII, Canada’s population was a total of approximately 11-MILLION men, women, and children.
By the end of WWII (1945), Canada had more than 1-MILLION troops serving in all categories to fight the Nazis and Japanese.
BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC:
During WWII, Canada had the largest Merchant Navy on the planet, showing incredible courage, sailing over 25,000-MISSIONS across the Atlantic in mostly unarmed ships, to supply England and the troops fighting in Europe, while facing the daunting Nazi Submarine (U-Boat) Wolf-Packs.
By the end of the Second World War, Canada’s Military Navy was the largest in the world, that fought in all military theatres, but mostly escorted the critical and perilous Atlantic Convoys, which were continuously under unrelenting attack from the surface, the air, and from under the seas.
August 19, 1942 . . . The Dieppe Raid, which was launched long before D-Day, was a disaster, when MOSTLY Canadian troops stormed the French Beaches across the English Channel, under the INCOMPETENT command of the British, that led our troop’s (6000 in total) to slaughter on the Beach, with a huge number captured.
There were 6000 Brave Canadians, 1000 Brits, and 50-USA Army Rangers. Do you think we did our share?
CANADA WAS FIGHTING ON EUROPE'S HEARTLAND ALMOST ONE YEAR BEFORE D-DAY:
July 10, 1943 . . . Canadian Troops Hit the Beaches of Sicily with Americans (led by General George S Patton), British Soldiers, and the Jewish Brigade amongst others. MY DAD PVT ISRAEL (EDDY) GALGANOV WAS THERE.
AND ON D-DAY . . . Canada hit Juneau with a VENGEANCE.
TRY TO GET YOUR HEAD AROUND THIS:
By the beginning of WORLD WAR TWO, after extrapolating and subtracting all the people who were not fit for battle, including all women and men younger than 18-years old and older than 45-years old . . . there were slightly less than JUST 2.5-MILLION men available for combat.
And then subtract those who were not physically or mentally fit, and a province (Quebec) where much of the men REFUSED to join the military, while their French Provincial Government SIDED WITH THE NAZIS, and exhorted their population NOT TO SERVE.
CANADA sent nearly 50% of all our available men to serve in the fight for FREEDOM, which was unparalleled then . . . and unparalleled today.
BOTH OF MY PARENTS SERVED . . . From the time WAR was declared, my DAD signed-up, and served with exceptional courage, recognized and awarded multiple times by his Military Superiors for Bravery Above & Beyond The Call Of Duty, while he fought overseas . . . from Sicily, to the Netherlands, to France, to Belgium and Germany, while my MOM served in uniform on the home front.
AND THEN CAME THE LIBERALS OF THE FIFTIES:
Since the End of World War Two, which was Canada’s BEST DAYS AND FINEST MOMENT, successive Canadian Liberal Parties SURRENDERED Canada’s Conservative Values, which were those that compelled such a small population as ours to do so much.
We decided to become MULTI-CULTURAL, surrendering the core of who we really were. We sold-out to the Something-For-Nothing Bunch and created a massive welfare state. We acquiesced to Quebec Ethnocentric Nationalists to buy peace and political favor – WE GOT NEITHER.
In the Province of Quebec, which leeches off the rest of Canada, the UNRESTRICTED USE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IS AGAINST THE LAW. But WORSE, if you are NOT French Quebecois in Quebec, forget about being treated with any sense of equality to the French Quebec Majority.
SHOULD I BE CELEBRATING THIS?
AND EVEN WORSE THAN THAT . . . excluding the Linguistically Racist Province of Quebec, with slightly less than 25% of Canada’s population – Canada is 97% English speaking (almost all of whom who are not bilingual), but even at that, Canadian English speakers must pass a French language test to qualify for a decent federal job almost anywhere in Canada.
UNDER SUCCESSIVE LIBERAL GOVERNMENTS SINCE THE 1950’S . . .
1 – Canada has virtually destroyed our Military . . . including the navy, air force and ground troops.
2 – Canada has gone from being part of the sharp-end of the international military spear, to becoming Peace Keepers for the DREADFUL United Nations.
3 – Canada has become a country of REGULATIONS and Bureaucracy.
4 – Bureaucrats earn far more than average Canadians who pay their extremely generous salaries and BLOATED Pensions, so, when they retire, unlike the vast population, the bureaucrats will live like kings and queens for the rest of their lives from age 55, while the struggling schlepp on the street will sacrifice and struggle for himself/herself and family, just to keep the retired bureaucrat in FAT-CITY.
5 – Canada’s Courts, from the Provinces to the Supreme Court, have become FULL-FLEDGED Judicial Activists, usurping the role of our elected representatives.
6 – Canada, through Liberal Governments, has embraced Global Bad Actors of the world, which hate America and Israel . . . BUT THANKFULLY; this has changed somewhat with the Conservative Government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
BUT NOW . . . With an impending October General Election, polls favor a SOCIALIST Victory, in spite of how well, in comparison to the rest of the world Canada is doing.
AND UNDERSTAND THIS:
Canada’s two largest Provinces . . . Ontario and Alberta, representing about half of all of Canada’s population, and virtually all of Canada’s wealth, HAVE BOTH ELECTED FAR TO THE LEFT MAJORITY SOCIALIST GOVERNMENTS.
SO – Quebec is a poverty and RACIST Ethnocentric Province that hates English speakers. Ontario and Alberta have MORPHED INTO SOCIALISM, and it looks like the Federal Government is going to fall to the FAR LEFT.
SO . . . HERE’S MY DILEMMA:
If you asked me to light the Canada-Day FIREWORKS based on the Canada of my parents – I WOULD DO IT WITH GREAT PRIDE.
BUT TELL ME THIS . . . based upon where Canada has come since the 1950’s, and where we are today, and how dire things look for the future of a Conservative Country living within the bounds of our once-upon-a-time Judeo/Christian Values – WHAT IS IT THAT I WOULD BE CELEBRATING?
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov