Happy Canada Day

  • Posted on: 1 July 2014
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe

I saw a lot of people in red and white today. The crest in patriotism was reassuring to see. I am concerned about whether we're wearing that adherence to being Canadian on the surface, or whether the core isn't so solid. I see Harper's government pick off special interests; rewind our social progress and tolerance by a generation or more; replace science with ignorance; and forward their agenda.

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn't a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.
Martin Niemöller

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