Friday, December 30, 2005

Conservative Official: "Canada has no moral reason to exist"

In my previous post, I pointed out that the Conservative campaign manager in Edmonton East is a self-confessed separatist who regularly posts on Free Dominion and (I assume) elsewhere.

In them, he often has negative things to say about Canada. On June 24, 2005, he posted a thread entitled (Canada has no moral reason to exist), which begins as follows:
Why does Canada have no moral reason to exist?

To understand the concept, one must define morality. Morality usually defined as “concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct”

Good versus Evil; Right versus Wrong. Simple concept...

Canada used to stand for Good; now it represents Evil. And Evil has no right to exist.

For example:

A woman’s right to choose used to mean the choice to get married or not; to work at home or in the workforce.

Now it means having the right to drink and do drugs while pregnant. Thousands of children are born with physical and mental defects.
The post continues expressing the same sorts of sentiments, which you can read for yourself, if you choose, by following the link given above.

This is the kind of stuff that one finds quite a bit of at Free Dominion (his post met with approval of several posters). Still, I'm sure I'm not the only one who's surprised to find such a thing being expressed by someone who is not just a member of the conservative party and is given positions of authority there.

Update. Stamp used the statement "Canada has no reason to exist" to conclude many posts at Free Dominion and other sites over several months.

7 comments:

Joel K. said...

This campaign manager you're quoting has a good point that I think you're overlooking. And that is, if there are no moral absolutes and a nation wipes away all of its values in order to not offend anyone, then what's the point of a nation?

A country is founded on shared core values that likely set us apart from other countries.

Also, Free Dominion is a good site. Yeah, there are a few overly shrill comments, but by and large, it's a good, down and dirty debate. Check it out.

HaileyVan said...

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is a very serious health problem that is effecting this generation. It is the leading cause of mental handicap in Canada.

How you've framed the discussion around that is offensive.

buckets said...

haileyvan. I agree that the way this is framed is offensive: but please note that words are not mine, but Stamp's.

Reality Bites said...

Joel, you and the people at FreeDominion mistake finding your values abhorrent with having none of our own.

My values are not those of Gordon Stamp. I would be delighted to see him separate himself from this great country. But he's delusional if he thinks he's taking Alberta with him.

Reality Bites said...

Stamp doesn't seem to think much of eastern Canadians.

"SSM was not an election issue. Canadian voters never really considered that - which is why the Liberals are terrified to have that "hot potato" around in the upcoming election. That is why they shoved it through both the House of Commons and the Senate - they know most voters are stupid and will forget that the next time they vote.

Which confirms to me that Alberta has no future in Canada. We refuse to be ruled by a corrupt dictatorship that continually stays in power by a bunch of eastern voting idiots."

http://www.freedominion.ca/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=42675&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30

Ottawa_Guy said...

Since you clearly disagree, perhaps you could tell us what Canada's MORAL reason to exist is in your view.

Mark Francis said...

"Now it means having the right to drink and do drugs while pregnant. Thousands of children are born with physical and mental defects."

As if this is only a MODERN problem to start with!

"Since you clearly disagree, perhaps you could tell us what Canada's MORAL reason to exist is in your view."

To start: Living proof that we don't have to take up divisive cultural positions and to try to shove a single cultural view down people's throats in order to live side by side peacefully?

Canada is a very peaceful nation internally.

Some people can't see the forest for the blindfolds over their eyes.