In a tiny way, those of us blogging against Jihadism and self-defeat on the home front are engaged in the world-wide religious war. But there are other Canadian citizens– men and women– who are fighting that same war on the ground in Afghanistan, and willing to lay their lives down for all of us, our way of life, all that we are supposed to discount and devalue in the interests of multi-culti tolerance.
The new book Fifteen Days: Stories of Bravery, Friendship, Life and Death from Inside the New Canadian Army, by Globe & Mail reporter Christie Blatchford made this reader weep, give thanks, and – as each page passed – to be a prouder and ever more grateful Canadian. Blatch also got in trouble in 2006 on the pandering of Canadian authorities in the face of Canadian Jihadism for her article ‘Ignoring the biggest elephant in the room‘.
While too many of our chattering and politico class are running for metaphorical safety and waving the white ‘mostly harmless’ flag, some of our bravest and best– full time and reservist– are running into danger, towards the fighting, because they understand what’s at stake in the current conflict: everything.
We do not deserve them, and like those who have fought for the right in past (I count a Grandfather who served in Burma, a great-uncle shot down over Holland, and several other great-uncles in the bomber campaign of WW2, and a father who served in the air-force reserves in the 1960s, a brother who served in the artillery reserves in the 1990s, and my own pastoral care of Legions and veterans over the years), they deserve our honour and thanks– and we owe them the hearing of their stories and the cost of their gift, so we may rightly count our present freedoms as precious, and hard-won.
Thanks, as well to Christie Blatchford, for writing the finest book out there on the contemporary war and the part our Canadian forces are playing in it.
~ WRITE!— Canada Human Rights Commission taking submissions on issue of closed hearing! It’s rights for all, or rights for none, folks: and after we help them, we need to carefully & logically & lovingly stomp their erroneous views into the turf …. (freedominion.com)
~ IN OTHER MATTERS: Steyn– “Uncle Jeremiah” …. (nro)
~ A REAL CANADIAN HERO: “MP Keith Martin wants tribunal hearing open to the public” …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ DEB GYAPONG— “Does Salman Rushdie know about Canadian human rights commissions?” …. (deborahgyapong.blog)
~ TRUE MARTYRDOM— Archbishop’s Death Brutal Reminder of Jihadi Extremism; in Philippines Similar Situation Brewing …. (lifesitenews)
~ CATHOLIC INSIGHT — Letters regarding Human Rights Commissions, March edition …. (catholicinsight)
~ MIKE BROCK: “It’s not censorship and tyranny anymore, it’s called a social contract, usually in the form of speech codes” …. (mikebrockonline)
~ POOR NEUTICLED Warman– Banned from YouTube? It’s Baaaack! …. (freedominion.com)
~ WE TRIED TO COMMENT here, but the LawIsCool freespeechers didn’t allow it. Poor babies …. (lawiscool.com)
~ SHAIDLE: “Battle of the Wacky Websters!” …. (5fof)
~ LETTER TO THE ED: “Canada must Stand against hate crimes, says reader”…. (wellandtribune.ca)
~ SOCON.CA VID— Loosing the HRC Shackles …. (socon.ca)
~ EZRA IS ENCOURAGED: No-one is above, no-one is beneath: “Dear friends, I think that the tide is turning. And, God-willing, the only “maximum disruption” that will happen is what should happen: the out-of-control, capricious, abusive human rights apparatus in Canada will be uprooted. Let’s all keep at it” …. (ezralevant.com)
~ SOCON.CA— Geert’s got a deathwish …. (socon.ca)
~ SALUTE THE Danish Flag – it’s a Symbol of Western Freedom By Susan MacAllen …. (freedominion.com)
~ NEED A BREAK? Well then, icanhascheezburger.com has your medication …. (icanhascheezburger)
P.S. Sorry for the delay in posting today, but the massive WebElf Terabyte Mainframe™ went ka-plotz this morning.. just when the link-gathering had been finished. Wah, weep, boo-hooz.
Won’t even boot up teh MS-Windoze ExPee® virus.
Thankfully, the She-Binkses’ elderly laptop still works most days, though it’s got none of the regular software, links, and passwords of the Mighty, Mighty Mainframe™. For a hapless techno-peasant, the WebElf is rather more pleased than usual with himself for starting over & resetting everything so the web-fun might continue.