Friday, June 10, 2016
The Courage of Mauril Bélanger and the Idiocy of the Cons
I don't know how he did it. It must have taken all the strength still left in his dying body.
His muscles are locking up. By now he probably can't smile or even close his eyes. It's getting harder and harder to breathe.
But somehow Mauril Bélanger made it to the House of Commons for what is almost certainly the last time.
To see his bill to make our national anthem gender neutral advance to its final vote.
And yes, it couldn't have been a more emotional scene.
And sadly the Cons couldn't have been more beastly.
With Peter Van Loan arguing that the equality rights of women should be subject to debate. As only that sexist porker could.
And the religious bigot Brad Trost, fresh from trying to deny the equality rights of gay people, claiming that when the lyrics were changed it was only for "poetic value."
And actually saying this...
Even though the lyrics clearly discriminate against girls and women in this country as I pointed out in this post.
And when the lyrics were changed in 1914, Queen Victoria had been dead for thirteen years.
But then as I said before, that is who the Cons are; bigots, idiots, and the worst and most un-Canadian party this country has ever known.
And they should be ashamed of themselves.
While Mauril Bélanger who served his country with distinction for 21 years can be proud of himself.
Know that his final act of courage will long be remembered.
And that he indeed did live to see his noble dream come true...
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