Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered…History has stopped. Nothing exists except the endless present in which the party is always right. — George Orwell, 1984
Reckoning with the past and attempting to treat the weaker and suffering members of society is a unique, and I think laudable, attribute of Western civilization. In Canada, thinking about our historical conduct as a nation and attempting to treat all citizens with dignity in the present has turned into a ritualistic sacrifice of our culture in a vain attempt to assuage the feelings of white guilt taught to us by our government and media.
This dark self-sacrificial rite will result in the abolition of the Canada of my youth, the nation I love with all my heart and soul, my homeland. Not content with simply watching the renaming of schools and streets and the effectively state sanctioned vandalism of great monuments, I have attempted to catalogue all of the acts of cultural destruction that have been perpetrated against Anglo and French culture in the past weeks.[…]The Abolition of Canada — Council of European Canadians