Toronto Remembrance Day 2014 – the Good and the Bad

 

 

This morning I attended the annual Remembrance Day commemoration in Toronto. It always takes place at the cenotaph in front of the Old City Hall.

remembrance-day-toronto-2014-9After the speeches and the prayers, different organizations and military units lay wreaths in front of the old monument. Also, following the tradition, many people leave the poppies they wore in the grass at the cenotaph.

remembrance-day-toronto-2014-10I have always found that event very sad. It’s not only because of the thousands, who have fallen for justice in the many wars we have gone through. What makes the occasion really sad is that with every passing year more and more veterans are leaving us. A few years we lost the last survivors from World War I. The World War II veterans are getting older and it is more and more difficult for them to march in the parade or even stand during the ceremonies.

remembrance-day-toronto-2014-3Among them now we can see younger people in uniforms with medals – the new veterans, who fought the menace in Afghanistan.

Remembrance Day started with a parade, in which several generations marched. The elderly veterans were followed by current army units and the young cadets.

remembrance-day-toronto-2014-1remembrance-day-toronto-2014-5remembrance-day-toronto-2014-4remembrance-day-toronto-2014-6remembrance-day-toronto-2014-8Thousands of people attended the commemoration, applauding the veterans.

remembrance-day-toronto-2014-2The event was supposed to affirm the principles and values, for which the veterans sacrificed their lives, health and time. You could see in the crowd people from various races, nationalities and ages that seemed to share the idea behind Remembrance Day.

Yet I wonder if the decay of our values, which are under a constant attack by the political correctness and moral relativism, is causing that idea to crack and disintegrate.

Yesterday we learned that the Greater Essex County District School Board, which runs 75 schools in Windsor, Ontario, and other nearby towns, has circulated a memo to its schools saying that Remembrance Day ceremonies are optional for those children whose families might object to it.

And to remove any doubt about what specific type of families are meant in the instructions, the recommended “substitutes” indicate clearly which religion is accommodated:

They told teachers that “meaningful alternate activities should be provided at the schools for those families who do not wish their children to participate in any Remembrance Day ceremonies.” And the memo specifically mentioned two Muslim-oriented resources, including celebrating the first Muslim soldiers in the Canadian Forces who wore the head-covering, called the hijab.

The message couldn’t be any clearer: Canadian public schools, funded by Canadian taxpayers, no longer expect Muslim immigrants to observe Remembrance Day, or respect our war dead. It’s shocking, and it’s unacceptable. Anyone who immigrates to Canada should respect Canadian traditions, including Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

What a disgraceful decision – not only do the Muslim terrorists kill our soldiers, but now we are expected to accommodate repulsive fanatics, who benefit from the achievements that Canada has to offer, but hate our country. The hateful cult of Islam simply can’t recognize anything outside of its medieval dogmas.

But maybe the Canadian military itself has given up and tries to accommodate those who hate us. There could be some merit to that assumption. During the ceremony a chaplain read one of the most ridiculous prayers I have ever heard. It was supposed to be VERY inclusive, so he went out of his way to avoid the word “God” (the prayer was also supposed to “include” atheists).

He kept using long winding phrases about spiritual forces. It was not clear at all who was receiving the prayer. He condemned all wars. He also managed to include the absolutely stupid request to understand that our politics, religion and lifestyle are not the only ones or the best ones.

I am sure the veterans who fell defending the Western values were spinning in their graves. And it was difficult to figure out what the old veterans thought (maybe telling the truth will put them in conflict with the current army commanders). If everything is the same, why did they die? Wouldn’t it be easier to accept what the Nazis, communists or the Muslims want us to do? Judging from the Greater Sussex school board instructions, we are on our way to full surrender.

Fanatical Muslims are becoming more aggressive. Early in the morning a person I know, who regularly makes his point known through displaying signs, went to the commemoration to state his opinion about those troubling issues. It didn’t work the way he expected, according to the message he sent:

I came home early.

After 10:00 am at Old City Hall with its Remembrance Day crowds I appeared with 2 signs, which I think were appropriate. I asked a policeman I intended to stand away from the ceremony on the sidewalk. He said OK. I held them high for a few minutes. Some onlookers took pictures .

Then about 4 people 2 of which were Muslim women suddenly assaulted me grabbing my signs. There was a scuffle. There were many police but they were not in a hurry to come to my aid.

One policeman took me aside and said to me I would be arrested for incitement if I stayed! I left the scene. I did not see the police arresting the 4 for assault.

If freedom of speech is not protected Islamization will turn Canada into Canuckistan.

The media were present but I do not know if they were able to witness the scuffle due to the crowds. But some pictures of the onlookers may reach the media.

I hope that at least some of the spirit of the old veterans, who knew what they stood for, is transferred into our spineless politicians.

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  1. The Lone Ranger says:

    “hey told teachers that “meaningful alternate activities should be provided at the schools for those families who do not wish their children to participate in any Remembrance Day ceremonies.” And the memo specifically mentioned two Muslim-oriented resources, including celebrating the first Muslim soldiers in the Canadian Forces who wore the head-covering, called the hijab.

    The message couldn’t be any clearer: Canadian public schools, funded by Canadian taxpayers, no longer expect Muslim immigrants to observe Remembrance Day, or respect our war dead. It’s shocking, and it’s unacceptable. Anyone who immigrates to Canada should respect Canadian traditions, including Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.”

    I feel sick. How much more can the country until we have surrendered everything?

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