Oh Canada. As Americans get ridiculous with what statue or name we’re going to remove next (see AntiFa Protesters Vandalize Monument They Thought was Confederate. It Symbolized Unity and WTF? ‘Anti-Fascist’ Leftists Now Want to Blow Up Mount Rushmore), Canada wants you to hold its beer. Which it smugly reminds you has more alcohol than a typical American beer.
According to the left, the only things Founding Fathers ever did were bad and problematic. Regardless of country:
As U.S. legislators mull the removal of statues seen by many as painful reminders of the darker moments in American history, a similar debate is playing out in Ontario over whether public schools should bear the names of Canadian figures associated with this country’s legacy around the treatment of Indigenous communities.
That debate hit the floor of a meeting by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario days ago, ending with a resolution to urge school boards across the province to consider removing the name of Canada’s first prime minister — Sir John A. Macdonald — from public schools.
Pareja says he acknowledges Macdonald’s foundational role in the country’s Confederation, but that having public schools bearing his name leaves out his role in the starvation of Indigenous people along the railway to facilitate its construction — along with Macdonald’s “central role as the architect of, really, what was genocide of Indigenous peoples on Turtle Island.”
No truth to the rumors of Canada wanting to replace Sir John A. MacDonald with tributes to Bryan Adams, John Candy, and Georges St. Pierre. Or Nickelback.
Removing people from history is incredibly stupid. Firstly, not everyone is perfect. Not everyone has clairvoyant abilities to see into the future, where public school children are taught about how horrible people in the past were for daring to conquer other peoples whose skin tone was darker than their own. Shame. I guess to the left one tribe fighting another tribe is only okay if their skin tone is the exact same. Because if I recall my European history, those countries were always bickering and fighting with each other. But when those same Europeans took their bickering and fighting to other nations and other races of people, only then was it problematic. Okay.
Secondly, removing figures from history is dangerous in its own right. There’s a common adage we’ve all heard: those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. I’m sure you’ve heard of it. Or read it off your morning cereal box. We learn from our history, our mistakes, our leaders’ mistakes, and we get perspective from it. For example, based on how everyone is triggered about people who owned slaves when slavery was legal, I’m betting in 100 years, our modern movers and shakers will be judged for supporting and having abortions. Even though abortion is currently legal. Think about it.
So let’s stop the purging of history of things we currently find triggering. That’s just not how history works.