Canadians need to rediscover their spirit
With the situations that have occurred over the last few weeks it seems our country is fracturing along ethnic fault lines aided and abetted by venal politicians.
I wonder where the spirit of the 2010 Olympics has gone when we saw those fantastic street scenes of people all wearing the red shirt and united in their pride for being Canadians.
When Sidney Crosby scored the overtime goal to win the gold medal it seems as though we owned the world. Now we have politicians offering more and more bribes to more and more ethnic communities in the hope of securing their votes, while completely ignoring vast swatches of other voters. It has gotten so bad that the ethnic communities themselves are disgusted.
Isn’t there any politicians who realize that there are millions of people who only want to be called Canadians, not be hyphenated, who love the culture of this country and all it stands for. Whether we are in the noisy minority or the silent majority every vote is equal to another and by continually pandering to special interest groups resentment is growing. Politicians and the leaders of these ethnic communities owe it to all Canadians to be uniting forces instead of being divisive influences. Let’s get the Olympic spirit back again.