Appeasement 101

February 28th, 2006 at 4:09pm (Uncategorized)

Here is a damning piece written by Victor David Hanson on the relationship between Nazi appeasement in the 1930s and Islamist appeasement today. Many thanks to my ole friend at Albertanicus for introducing me to Hanson’s site, it’s superb!

Read the rest of this entry »

Permalink Leave a Comment

The Windsor Liberty Seminar

February 28th, 2006 at 2:23pm (Canada, Freedom)

Windsor Liberty Seminar

I will be attending (DV) the Windsor Liberty Seminar in about two weeks time. It will be held on Saturday, March 11th, 2006 at the University of Windsor (Katzman Lounge). It is hosted by The Freedom Project and The Institute for Humane Studies.

Speakers will include: Dr. Steven Horowitz, Prof. of Economics at St. Lawrence University; Dr. Lydia Miljan, Prof. of Poli-Sci at the University of Windsor; Dr. Jan Narveson, retired Prof. of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo; Mr. Gerry Nicholls, VP of the National Citizen’s Coalition and Dr. Pierre Desrochers, Prof. of Geography at the University of Toronto.

The agenda for the seminar can be found here.

I think it will prove to be a valuable event and will hopefully help the cause of a conservative agenda in Canada. My hope is that there will be a good turn out and that many will profit from the insights these speakers will share.

Permalink 3 Comments

Cromwell Quote #2

February 28th, 2006 at 10:47am (Cromwell, Quotes)

“In every government there must be somewhat fundamental, somewhat like a magna charta, that should be standing and unalterable…that parliaments should not make themselves perpetual is a fundamental.”
(Speech to Parliament, Sept. 1654)

Permalink Leave a Comment

The Islamic Fundamentalist View of Life As A Perennial Battle

February 28th, 2006 at 10:14am (Islam, Western Civ)

When confronting Islam, we in the west must remember that we are not in a battle over race or ethnicity. Nor are we engaged in a war about Americans vs. Arabs, or white skin vs. brown. If the lines were drawn here we would not be fighting a legitimate battle. Instead we would be racists. If any confrontation with Islam deteriorates to that level, then the battle is already lost. Rather, the battle with Islam is a battle of ideas – a clash of worldviews. It must be an intellectual assault that will eventually win the day.

Read the rest of this entry »

Permalink Leave a Comment

Charlotte Wyatt

February 27th, 2006 at 8:10am (Uncategorized)

[HT: Michelle Malkin]

Everybody needs to go to this blog now! It is the blog of the parents of Charlotte Wyatt, a two year old girl with brain damage, whom British doctors have decided to pull from life-support. This blog explains the story of their fight to keep Charlotte alive.

Permalink Leave a Comment

Needing to Wake up, West Just Closes Its Eyes

February 27th, 2006 at 8:46am (Canada, Freedom, Islam, Western Civ)

[HT: Ezra Levant]

Mark Steyn’s recent article in The Chicago Sun is chilling. Writing about the west’s failure to expose Islam as it really is, a religion founded and based upon violence and terror, is nothing new. Each time it tends towards running a chill down my spine, but nothing too serious. But when it gets to the point that the west won’t even report about racist murders against Jews, it gets even scarier. It is as if western, plurastic newspapers don’t even know what news is.

Permalink Leave a Comment

Interview with David Wells

February 27th, 2006 at 8:54am (Church & State, Western Civ)

 [HT: Between Two Worlds]

 Evangelical (I use the term loosely) publishing house Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., has posted an interview with social critique/philosopher/theologian David Wells.

Here is a good quote:

Read the rest of this entry »

Permalink Leave a Comment

The Wages of Spin – Freedom and Protest

February 27th, 2006 at 7:26am (Freedom, Islam, Western Civ)

Historian Carl R. Trueman, in his regular Reformation21 column “The Wages of Spin,” has published his thoughts on the recent protests in the Islamic world over cartoons depicting Mohammed. True to fashion, Dr. Trueman’s writes with a powerful and colourful wit. Whether you agree with him or not, he’s sure to entertain.

Here’s a brilliant quote from the first paragraph:

Read the rest of this entry »

Permalink Leave a Comment

Morton Report – Firearms and Freedom

February 25th, 2006 at 5:56pm (Canada)

Living in Toronto I am often confronted with the issue of firearms control. Whether it’s in the paper, on the news or the topic of friendly conversation, the escalating crime-rate and the suggestion of a gun-ban is front and centre.

After a series of shootings in Toronto, especially the Boxing Day shooting that saw the life of a fifteen year old girl taken, the call for banning all guns was heard for miles around. It became an issue for Paul Martin on the election trail, garnering the support of Ontario Premiere Dalton McGuinty and Toronto Mayor David Miller.

Read the rest of this entry »

Permalink Leave a Comment

The Strand’s Non-Stand

February 24th, 2006 at 4:05pm (Canada, Church & State, Freedom, Islam)

Recently The Strand, a newspaper published by students at Victoria College, University of Toronto, published a cartoon depicting Jesus Christ embracing and kissing Mohammed. Many conservatives have been lauding this as a great act of free speech. Included in this is Adam Daifallah, which I must admit is quite a surprise. I am currently reading an excellent book that he co-authored entitled Rescuing Canada’s Right in which he appears to be highly intelligent and forward thinking when it comes to conservative issues. The Strand’s publishing of this cartoon may be an act of free speech, but it is also an act of cowardice.

Read the rest of this entry »

Permalink Leave a Comment

Cromwell Quote #1

February 24th, 2006 at 3:23pm (Cromwell, Quotes)

Marston Moor

“I had rather have a plain russet-coated captain that knows what he fights for, and loves what he knows, than that which you call a gentleman and is nothing else.”
(Letter to Sir William Spring, 1643)

Permalink Leave a Comment

Why Lord Protector?

February 24th, 2006 at 11:41am (Canada, Cromwell)

Lord ProtectorMuch like sixteenth and seventeenth century England, Canada has been ruled for over a decade by those who do not reflect the values of their people. As King Charles I believed that his rule was untouchable via the “divine right of kings,” the Liberal Party of Canada has believed that they would always remain in power, via their “culture of entitlement.” As the Parliamentary armies toppled the king, the Liberal Party has been removed from their high horse to exist among the lowly commoners.  Read the rest of this entry »

Permalink 2 Comments