‘Erasing Canada’s Past: Changing British Columbia’s Name’

“The ‘Village of Pemberton’ recently voted to change the name of British Columbia. They have no idea to what, only that it should change. Pemberton councillors also put forward a motion at the ‘Lower Mainland Local Government Association’s annual general meeting. They want the province’s name sent down some Orwellian memory hole.”

“A few years back when writing up my latest book, “The Victim Cult” (warning—author promotion here), I almost titled a chapter on history’s lessons “All our ancestors were bastards”.

“I opted for a milder title which makes the same point:

“Everyone’s (ancestor was) a victim”. 

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‘An Issue of Freedom of Speech’

“At any given moment there is a sort of self-prevailing orthodoxy, a tacit agreement not to discuss some large and uncomfortable fact.”
– George Orwell

“The Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal establishments, for their own sometimes-selfish purposes — contrary to one of the most fundamental values of democracy: free and open debate on important public issues — have in effect declared a ban on free speech around this profound human rights issue…

“A consideration of what pre-contact Aboriginal culture was really like is rarely engaged in. Aboriginal spokespersons stay on the general, merely declaratory level in this regard because to descend into the realm of facts and particulars — and to seriously consider them — makes one realize immediately how shallow, dogmatic, constricted, and almost dishonest so much of the current discourse is on this topic.  Continue reading “‘An Issue of Freedom of Speech’”