Conrad Black: Canada admirably respects other cultures, but we are achingly slow to defend our own

An avalanche of messages came in after last week’s column denouncing the removal from the campus of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo of the statue of John A. Macdonald and the cancellation of the plan to put up statues of the country’s other 21 former prime ministers, because of Macdonald’s alleged atrocities against the native people, and the general turpitude, for the same reason, of all his successors.

  • Dana Garcia

    Not all cultures are worthy of respect.

    • That is a reality the left will not accept though it is self evident. The cry of “Racism” is their only weapon and it has long since faded as an effective weapon against those who tell the truth, but they will persist and go down with he ship.

      • They don’t seem to realize that all the “free speech” and “equality” and “respect” and other such googaa that they claim are paramount are in fact consequences of western culture. Lose western culture – lose whatever we have of those very freedoms they tout – those very freedoms they take advantage of to speak their bits.

        • Alain

          I beg to differ. Both the Left and Islam understand very well that Western culture gave birth to the concept of individual freedom (free speech, freedom of association, equality, etc.), which is why they are both determined to destroy it. The Left and Islam are virulent anti-freedom ideologies.

      • BillyHW

        You know you’re talking to an idiot who cries racism when the topic is culture, religion and ideology.

  • BillyHW

    We should all gather our funds and pay this sculptor to do Justin in a selfie pose.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Could we title the work “Bonfire of the Inanities”?

      I imagine a 360 degree sculpture with vignettes representing all of the suffering and misery in the world, and with Justin at the center of it all taking a selfie.
      The statue of Justin could be attached to a giant weathervane, so his background could randomly and capriciously change at will, just like the weather.

  • Alain

    When it comes to Canada the destruction of our history, values and culture was carried out by the Liberals, and their agenda remains the same. It began with the replacement of our flag with a rag with the emblem of the Liberal Party.

    • Clausewitz

      I still fly this flag at my cottage.