Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ain't nothing like...

...an imperial war to get the Conservatives all excited. Even one that happened 200 years ago.

A new memorial in the nation's capital and a series of commemorative events are among the plans announced Tuesday by the federal government to mark the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Heritage Minister James Moore released details of the government's plans at an event in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., and they include an education campaign to raise awareness among Canadians about the historic struggle.
"We don't do enough in this country to protect our past, to teach our past, to get kids involved and to learn about this country's brilliant history and the important moments of our past," Moore said. "There is no greater example of that than the War of 1812. Not enough Canadians know about the importance of the War of 1812. It was the fight for Canada."
A memorial? Seriously? To what? The brave men of the Empire who died fighting for British expansionist colonialism against American expansionist colonialism?

Or, maybe again it's a case of their duplicitous celebration of war in defence of Canada (because Canada existed 1812...) against the US, at the same time they sell us out to US corporate and security interests.

Wankers, all. 


fern hill said...

We got a monument to this. I climbed Brock's Monument only to discover I was too short to see out.

Some analogy there?

liberal supporter said...

It's supposed to tie in with the perimeter deal. They'll have an historic re-enactment, except the Yanks win and we become stars. You know, on the flag. Governor Harper will preside over the anschluss.

sunsin said...

Harper's too thick to realize that the US would never want us. With most Canadian conservatives falling in the mid-range of the Democratic party, adding Canada to the US would ensure that no Republican was ever elected president again. It would also introduce a viable socialist movement into the US mainstream. You think they want that?

Steve said...

I can not wait for the Boer war celebrations