We have a national identity, and we need to protect it
A recent article in The Guardian considers the idea of Canada as a “post-national” state. Titled, “The Canada experiment: is this the world’s first ‘postnational’ country?” the piece quotes widely from Justin Trudeau, particularly his musings that, “There is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada.”
The article describes being “post-national,” – a term Trudeau himself has used – as a good thing.
They are dead wrong.
Canada must never lose our national identity.
If we were to lose it, if we gave in to the idea of being a “post-national” state, Canada’s future would be imperiled.
Consider this. Without an identity, without some shared sense of a nation – what is a country?
Without an identity, Canada would just be a landmass filled with consumers, easy prey for any multinational corporation or foreign competitor to take advantage of us.
Within a shared identity is a set of core principles and values. To define the values we support, we must also define those we do not support. To share a set of values, and oppose another set of values, is to have a shared identity.
To talk about Canada as “post-national” or lacking a “core-identity” is to ignore the national values we clearly have:
- In Canada we believe in the equality of men and women.
- In Canada we believe people should be free to live their lives as they choose.
- In Canada we believe people should be free to express themselves.
- In Canada we believe in confronting our past and seeking constant improvement, rather than hiding behind fake, feel-good government propaganda.
- In Canada we take pride in our history of standing up for what is right – fighting against fascism in World War 2, being a beacon of freedom for escaped slaves in the Underground Railroad, welcoming people fleeing oppression from around the world.
These are all aspects of our shared Canadian National Identity, and I’m sure you could add to this list.
We must protect our national identity
The question we must ask is this: “Who would benefit from Canada becoming a “post-national” state?
- Global corporations would benefit – since it’s easier to rip off a country that doesn’t see itself as a cohesive group.
- Global banks would benefit – since they want to buy up as much as possible, and a country without a sense of being a nation would be more willing to sell itself to the highest bidder.
- Foreign competitors would benefit – particularly nations such as China who are eager to spread their propaganda and worldview and would have much more influence over a country without a sense of a “core-identity” or shared values.
- And finally, radical ideologies would benefit – as they are eager to fill the gap in identity and values that would exist in a “post-national” state.
Something else is going on
The push by those in power – the globalists and elitists – to make Canada a “post-national” state, is part of a larger effort to destroy national identity throughout the world. The globalists want to impose a singular dominant power structure upon the globe – a global government. We can already see it emerging in the growing power of multi-national corporations, international bankers, and the politicians who do their bidding.
They know fully imposing a global power structure upon the world is impossible if people have a strong sense of national identity and shared core-values. But if they can get people to stop feeling a sense of national identity, it will be much easier to impose global control.
That’s what the “post-national” idea is really about.
And that’s why we must resist it.
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