Canada has been bewitched by charlatans


The prime minister had no business ordering that the flag be lowered on top of Canada's Parliament on July 1. We should stop prostrating ourselves in sackcloth and ashes and mutilating our history, and demanding others, such as the Holy See, do so as well. In fact, while far from the most exciting history of any nation, Canada's is among the least blameworthy. We have effectively reached the point where what Canadians should be embarrassed about is the level of confected embarrassment in which we are now wallowing. Other than religious figures, (and not many of them), there is no one of whom a statue has been erected who has not committed acts which if over-emphasized could not be cited as justification for removing their statues.

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