This morning on CKNW, host Bill Good had one Parsha [didn't catch her last name] as a guest. She's a member of "No One Is Illegal", an activist organization that believes that anyone entering Canada should be allowed to stay here - without question.
She immediately started arguing with Bill and then started misquoting numbers, only later corrected by refugee claimant expert, Martin Collicott. But she had no respect even for him, so soaked in her own righteousness.
Here's what I wrote to Bill:
If more people start thinking like your guest, Parsha, then God help us all! She clearly recognizes no Canadian sovereignty and fundamentally believes that we should let everyone into the country who reaches our shores.
Throughout your discussion, I was reminded of Yann Martel's famous quote: "Canada is the greatest hotel on earth."
How did we ever get to this state of being that so many believe that being Canadian is simply an entitlement to get free health care and highly subsidized education? Our new national motto should be: "Ask not what I can do for my country, but tell me what my country can do for me!"
As a country we may have 140 years of wisdom but we're clearly naive ninnies about many things.
I did a little checking and discovered that their website is hosted by "Resist.ca", the same ISP that hosts that of the infamous "Anti-Poverty Committee". Reading through the main posted articles it became immediately clear that this is one of those dozen groups "against everything" that Walter Schultz frequently talks about. They are anti:
- Law & Order
- Free Market