Thursday, August 09, 2007

The Suburban Editorial: A Dangerous naiveté...

Of Canada's less glorious histories and more current toadies:

"They have been characterized by a national provincialism devoid of principle or purpose other than a fear of engagement.

In recent decades its contours have been decided by an almost knee-jerk anti-Americanism and ambivalence towards any allies of the United States.

They are the policies of those riddled by a self-doubt fuelled by a jealousy of others’ self-belief...

In his diaries, Mackenzie King made it clear that he was more concerned with the political fallout in Quebec over conscription than by any threat from Adolf Hitler.

His private and public words often demonstrated the worst manifestations of appeasement in his failure to condemn the Nazi menace. His immigration policy of “none is too many” regarding Jews fleeing Europe has gone down in the annals of infamy. "

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