Thursday, September 10, 2015

"What Happened? You Used To Be The Good Ones!"

Ad Busters has created a powerful anti-Haprer commercial that deserves to be shared far and wide.
For generations, we Canadians were seen as peacekeepers, as mediators and as the inspired environmental stewards of a vast country — for much of the 20th century we were a force for good in this world. We wore the Maple Leaf with immense pride, and were welcomed everywhere with open arms. You may remember American travelers wearing our flag patch on their backpacks to protect themselves from scorn.

Today Canada has lost its purpose, lost its soul. Wearing the Maple Leaf is no longer a badge of honour. After nine years in office, Stephen Harper has decimated Canada's reputation on the world stage. We are no longer the proud nation we used to be.

4 comments:

  1. Years ago I appreciated the book "While Canada Slept: How We Lost Our Place in the World" by Andrew Cohen. I began to feel quite disappointed in us then, and have been more disappointed all the time.
    I am constantly surprised at how invested we are in our constructs and how little imagination we seem to have to change them. But I feel kind of hopeful, to be honest, that a bit of kindness might be rearing its head.

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    1. I hope you are right, Karen. It is very disheartening that we seem to have lost the capacity to dream big dreams; these last 10 years or so have been especially wearing on all of us.

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    1. Perhaps, with the election results, we can be again, Cameron.

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