Saturday, 5 January 2008

Multiculturalism is attacking free speech in Canada.

Three recent examples have arisen that should be of concern to any Canadian who values his and her freedom of speech.

The first example concerns popular conservative political commentator Mark Steyn and Macleans magazine. Macleans magazine published an extract from Mark Steyn's book America Alone. The article in question can be read here.

Here are some sample paragraphs.

The future belongs to Islam

The Muslim world has youth, numbers and global ambitions. The West is growing old and enfeebled, and lacks the will to rebuff those who would supplant it. It's the end of the world as we've known it. An excerpt from 'America Alone'.

MARK STEYN | Oct 20, 2006

Sept. 11, 2001, was not "the day everything changed," but the day that revealed how much had already changed. On Sept. 10, how many journalists had the Council of American-Islamic Relations or the Canadian Islamic Congress or the Muslim Council of Britain in their Rolodexes? If you'd said that whether something does or does not cause offence to Muslims would be the early 21st century's principal political dynamic in Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom, most folks would have thought you were crazy. Yet on that Tuesday morning the top of the iceberg bobbed up and toppled the Twin Towers.

This is about the seven-eighths below the surface -- the larger forces at play in the developed world that have left Europe too enfeebled to resist its remorseless transformation into Eurabia and that call into question the future of much of the rest of the world. The key factors are: demographic decline; the unsustainability of the social democratic state; and civilizational exhaustion.

As you can tell Mark Steyn is writing about Islamic expansionism of which I share equal concern. As an immigrant receiving nation Canada should be considering such commentary as a matter of domestic policy and national security. We do not have to agree with Mark Steyn but his words of caution and others like it should be taken under advisement.

But some do not think Mark Steyn, and by implication others like him, should be allowed to say anything at all on the matter. Right now Mark Steyn and Macleans magazine have a date with the B.C. human rights commission because some Muslim law students filed a complaint against Mark Steyn and Macleans magazine because Macleans refused these Muslims space to publish a rebuttal citing the fact that they - Macleans - published more than enough letters of objection to the article. I will not go into much detail on the subject since the conservative blogs are all over this thing. Visit this blog for more commentary on the matter albeit colourful commentary at that (in other words be prepared to be, God forbid this is Canada after all, offended).

Another example, equally pertinent in my view, concerns a man named Bruce Allen of which i blogged about before. You can read it here.

The third example is a man named Paul Fromm who lost his teaching license because of his political views. Those who revoked his license, the Peel Board of Education, could not cite any evidence of Mr. Fromm of bringing his views into the class room but they revoked it anyway. I blogged about it before and you can read it here.

All three cases involve white males. All three of them are guilty of heresy because they challenged the state religion of multiculturalism. In all three examples punishment of some fashion was demanded. In Bruce Allen's example the Indo-Canadian community wanted him removed from Vancouver's Olympic committee. Paul Fromm lost his teaching license. Mark Steyn and Macleans magazine are to suffer a financially taxing and time consuming human rights commission. By financially taxing I mean for the defendants. It cost the complainant nothing in time or money to lodge a complaint, the tax payer carries this burden.

Is free speech the price we Canadians have to pay for the sake of multiculturalism? If so then price is too high.


Anonymous said...

I love your blog. Keep up the good work.

PaxCanadiana said...

Thanks for the comment. It's nice to see someone is reading this thing. Knowing that I'll try to update with more regularity.

Frankly I hate having to maintain this blog. Life is too short to spend too much of it in front of a computer screen but mass immigration and the trans-formative effects it is having on Canadian society is of great concern to me. And so I hope to raise awareness of these issues by keeping this blog because the CBS and the Toronto Star sure ain't doin' it.

It's also a form of a release.

Gary said...

I live in Ottawa and I see daily the result of our immigration policies. It will only get worse. My three children ( white, 1 male, 2 female)are getting past the marrying age and I will be disappointed but not surprised if they don't have kids. My wife keeps telling me someone has to produce the next generation if this country iss to survive.

PaxCanadiana said...


Ottawa eh? I live in Toronto so I am on the front lines of the culture wars that is multiculturalism and the colonialism that is immigration.

The situation regarding your children is more common than you many realize. Kids born in the mid 70s had had a tough time getting an economic foothold in the country and some still struggle. It should be of no wonder why the birth rate is so low and if your kids have any children of their own they may only have one. Immigration won't help them but only exacerbates the problem.

In fact StatsCan has shown on more than one occasion that even immigrant woman have the some number of children as Canadian women. If I remember correctly only Muslims (surprise there) and I think Hindus have more children than the national average of 1.5. This should be a tip off that the socio-economic situation is what needs to be addressed and immigration does not solve this. Social polices that reward childbirth, greater job stability, greater economic outlook, protectionist polices that keep jobs and wealth in this country, etc. will help that.

Canada needs to address the natural birth rate if it wishes to encourage healthy population growth but right now Ottawa, it its characteristic shortsightedness, is relying on the cheaper alternative which is immigration and we Canadians are paying the price.

Anonymous said...

I'm a reader from Australia. Although the physical distance between our nations is vast, the bleak picture you paint of 'multicultural' Canada is eerily similar to the dire situation here in my own country. Mass non-Western immigration and multiculturalism are proving to be similar threats to the integrity of Australian society and culture as they have been to Canada's.

In many ways, however, the Australian situation is worse than that of Canada. Australia, with its population of 21 million, lies geographically much closer to the overpopulated Asian nations which are now actively colonising both our countries. More disturbingly, Australian elites openly welcome the colonisation of their own country by foreign nations in the bizarrely misguided belief that mass immigration from Asia will help Australia better 'fit in' with its neighbours.

At the current rate of immigration, I fear that it won't be very long before my country becomes completely unrecognisable.

Blinders-Off said...

To Anonymous (first comment),

I agree.....however, few Canadians (or Australians, for that matter) are really aware that such immigration reform blogs exist. Of course, there is a smattering of comments in support of such, but the small numbers only represent a tiny proportion of Canadians/Australians/Americans/Europeans
who find these sites.

MSM still rule over the masses like a thick coat of molasses and the few who do break through the brainwashing are reluctant to publicly state their new-found freedom of contrary opinion, even amongst friends.

I realize blogs of this nature usually have a short shelf-life because it does take an excessive amount of time "getting the word" out. Hogtown Front, another 'reformer' seldom posts anymore, but I still refer to his material.

Yes, these blogs do serve as a therapeutical release for myself, as well. Seeing the big picture and the massive racial transformation is disappointing, but it does help when you read/write on this important topic.

I also have the benefit of hindsight when looking back to the 1960s-70s Toronto and seeing how that once-great city has transformed itself from a stable 98% homogeneous White population to the one that exists today. Younger Canadians find that scene difficult to comprehend and surmise that the Toronto they see now, has always been this way. Not so!

Speaking with a young immigrant woman from Central America several years ago, I mentioned that Toronto had almost no black people (1/3 of 1%) in the late 60's until we began the trend of importing uneducated 'domestics' and nannies. These single mothers would then sponsor their children where eventually easy welfare benefits became more lucrative than cleaning somebody's house or looking after a white couple's children.

There are other racial groupings, of course, but that particular race appears to garner a lot of everyday notoriety for a proportionate city population of only about 8.5%.

PaxCanadiana said...

Wow! Six comments. It's a record.

Thanks for the comments.

As to the Australian reader I don't know if you know this but the Australian population has the highest percentage of foreign born citizens in all of the industrialized world at 22%. Guess who is second with 20%? When this is brought up it is generally assumed to be a good thing. Why is it a good thing is never fully explained.

I have been watching Australia a little regarding immigration but not much. I should pay attention more because Australia, like Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and maybe New Zealand, seem to be in this mad rush to replace the domestic population the quickest in all of the Anglosphere. What's the point of it? What does it accomplish?

Aussie reader said...

Paxcanadiana, you may have a difficult time finding any objective information about Australia's immigration policy. Although immigration is running at record high levels, the issue is simply not open to public discussion. On the rare occasions when the Australian mainstream media actually touches on the issue, it is only ever discussed in the most glowing of terms.

To openly criticize mass immigration or multiculturalism in this country is to invite scorn, ostracism and even outright character assassination. Those Australians awake to the folly of mass immigration are generally too frightened to speak out publicly for fear of being called the dreaded 'r' word.

The veil of intimidation that hangs over the discussion of this vitally important issue certainly doesn't say much about the health of Australian democracy. Sadly, it sounds like the situation in Canada is no better.

PaxCanadiana said...

Then it seems Canada and Australia have a lot in common. The political environment you described for Australia is exactly the same here in Canada. Discussions regarding immigration are largely one sided, usually presented in glowing terms unless Canada is being chastised for "not doing enough". When you discuss immigration here you start the conversation with two assumptions. One being mass immigration is good and the other being more immigration is needed. No legitimate reasons exist, or have been presented, to have these assumptions but if you disagree watch out!

This might console you a little. Canada has the highest immigrant intake in the world. Australia also has nicer weather and so you attract many expat Brits.

Anonymous said...

It is true that here in Australia many will no speak publically about the issue, the situation will only get worse now we have a Labor Government.

Free speech will be stifled under so called "racial vilification" laws and already they are considering ways of shutting down websites.

The following websites might be of interest to those particularly living in Oz:

Keep up the good work letting the world know the situation in Canada-if the rest of us do not watch and learn, the same fate awaits us all.

Anonymous said...

It is true that here in Australia many will no speak publically about the issue, the situation will only get worse now we have a Labor Government.

Free speech will be stifled under so called "racial vilification" laws and already they are considering ways of shutting down websites.

The following websites might be of interest to those particularly living in Oz:

Keep up the good work letting the world know the situation in Canada-if the rest of us do not watch and learn, the same fate awaits us all.

Anonymous said...

As an Australian who emigrated here 38 years ago from the UK and having been back to Uk a couple of times my heart bleeds for what has happened to that country and I'm afraid the Labor government in Australia will take us down the same path.We have had lots of people come here from all over the world and never felt threatened by them but since 9/11 Bali and London bombings we are no longer safe.I find the Muslims want their laws put upon us, we have to live by the laws of the country and not by the laws of anyones religion and if you can't abide by the countries law then you leave.

Anonymous said...

Multiculturalism is supposed to pull people together not create a number ethnic groups as I has seemed to ave done around the world who are demanding individual this combined with political correctness and becomes a barrier to presentation of truth, we have had vilification cases which are just not productive for society in general and builds barriers. We need to rethink our basic values and become a united people not one divided along sectarian or religious boundaries .