Canadians must push back against dangerous efforts to destroy the memory of our shared Canadian history.
A disturbing movement is underway to erase the memory of Canada’s Founding Father John A. Macdonald.
The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) voted to call on school boards across Ontario to remove the name of Sir John A. Macdonald from all public schools in the province.
They say their “reason” for the decision is Macdonald’s treatment of Indigenous people, with one member of the ETFO calling Macdonald “the architect” of “genocide of Indigenous peoples on Turtle Island.”
Political correctness gone crazy
This is all political correctness gone crazy.
Sir John A. Macdonald was certainly not a perfect person, and he definitely did some bad things.
However, the same could be said about almost every historical figure, and people in the future will say the same things about us one day.
Judging historical figures by the standards of the present day is always a big mistake.
After all, without John A. Macdonald it’s quite possible Canada wouldn’t exist in its current form, and I would say we have a lot to be proud of in how Canada turned out.
As the Father of Confederation, John A. Macdonald’s memory should be respected and shared throughout our country. His name absolutely should remain on schools and government buildings.
Of course, that doesn’t mean the full story shouldn’t be told. Students should be taught about the good things Macdonald did, and the bad things he did. The full context should be given, and his negative actions should be used as a reminder of how Canada has sought to change, grow, and make amends for the dark moments in our national past.
We must protect our Canadian history
All Canadians must push back against the insane politically correct efforts to wipe out our Canadian history and destroy memory of the past. Our full history – the good and the bad – must be told, and we must also honour those who made it possible for Canada to exist today.
No amount of revisionism can change the fact that John A. Macdonald helped make Canada’s existence possible, and if we erase his memory we are erasing a part of our country, and ourselves.
That must not happen.
The elites want to hide their many failures behind political correctness, deception, and manipulation. We need to push back and spread the truth.
That’s why I write.
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