The Reformer's Firebrand

*-{The New Canadian Colonist's Advocate }-* A commentary of fiery reformist sentiment from the spirit of it's 210 year old Canadian ghost publisher patron. This will be a home to the new wave of anti-partisan advocacy for defeating Canada's second "family compact" and reinstallation of responsible governance in this 21st century new Canadian democratic dominion.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Happy Victoria Day


No reminder is necessary for those readers who are truly Canadian but I thought It timely to remind the rabid foamy-mouthed hordes of welfare state perverts, partisan panderers and Molson Commercial Canadians, that this holiday weekend is special. It was enacted by a real, legitimate parliament of Canada to commemorate the sovereign who was head of state at confederation. Queen Victoria is Canada’s George Washington….and although you’d never know it from all the blind, self absorbed narcissism that passes for Canadianism these days, this is a fact and institution that we should cherish….we have so damn few.

Now, no one can ever accuse me of being a monarchist and a royal boot lick....I’m not, I believe in a free constitutional republic, but this particular monarch has a special place in our history and the development of the dominion. Celebration of Victoria’s birthday has always been an affirmation of Canadian patriotism and nationalism. It is a celebration of the unique Canadian patriotic ideal: respect for the origins of our law and government yet love of our independence from it. Sounds like a contradiction in terms doesn’t it…well it’s really not if you understand the mindset of the fathers of confederation ( there are several good historic accounts of their debates).

First the Fathers of our modern parliament and confederal design were loyal British subjects ( yes, even those from Quebec)....however they wanted what is now commonly refered to as “home rule” as we see taking place in Scotland and Ireland. Think of how advanced they were…they negotiated Canadian home rule 136 years before it came a reality for their homelands of Scotland and Ireland….and they did it without a bloody revolution like the Americans.

Part of the reason were true reformist liberals in the British governing system like Lord Monk and others…and Queen Victoria herself. Yes, contrary to her public image as a prim and proper deeply social conservative, she was quite reformist where governance and parliamentary reforms were concerned….Sir John A himself wrote that Confederation would not have been a reality without the enlightened consent of the Queen. So she was integral in Canada’s first self rule experiment and the matriarch of modern Canadian parliamentary democracy.
As far as this Canadian is concerned, that is reason enough to keep the name and spirit of this Victoria Day celebration alive…it is the original Canadian social institution.
What we must ask ourselves now is why this very significant traditional holiday was allowed to be deconstructed into little more than a spring beer& Bar BQ break. You'l have to search the politically expedient soul of modern social engineeers for that answer.

So, to all my true Canadian friends and brethren I say “Happy Victoria day!….celebrate the birth of the head of state that gave us responsible confederal government.”


To all the secular, culture diversity sensitive tradition deconstructionists I say; “ knock yourselves out this weekend ignoring our heritage and enjoy your septic holiday anyway.

2 Comments:

Blogger DT said...

Bravo... great post. The sun is shining on Victoria here in Saskatoon today.

May 23, 2005 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger W.L. Mackenzie Redux said...

Happy Victoria day to you DT!
Looking for ward to Dominion day ;-)

May 23, 2005 at 4:25 PM  

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