Quote: Originally Posted by VanIsle
I just found it disappointing that people always have to destroy something.
I couldn't agree more VI. It is one of the few things that actually get me angry. We come across it constantly in our outdoor activities. From beaver dams that aren't destructive, being pried apart by kids, to historical landmarks and places being defaced by adult and child alike. It shows a serious lack of respect and maturity. The fines that oft follow conviction, are far to lenient, and should be raised to be actually punitive and substantial. As well as embarrassing and should also come with a court ordered education of the history of the landmark or place defaced, then several hours of community service, in going to schools and other places of education, bringing an awareness to that locals history and significance. As well as making a public statement at each lecture, as to how you defaced and why that is horribly wrong.
It's not like we have a ton of history going for us in the first place.
Ooohhhhhh, VI, that isn't true, we have a rich and full history. Canada is one of the luckiest nations in the world. In that we were found and then founded after the advent of recorded history. There is a plethora of history in this fine nation. Enough to build two or more nations over.
From the Natives who lived here long before the Europeans arrived to yesterday. The in between, is a roller coaster of rich historical facts, that could be the stuff of legends, if it already wasn't.
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy
We do have a ton of history, it is just that we only get fed what little rosy stories we have and the dirt gets left out, which makes up the majority.
Trouble is it is only his story. The vanquished never get their say. Too bad because pre-Columbian history would have been a lot more interesting than the one we got.
This is, as myself and several other people who I have met over the years, is the reason for the very real and very unpatriotic anti Americanism that permeates Canada. This lack of knowledge of the rich and vibrant history this country has, is its very cause. It's symptoms include self loathing, anti Americanism and a willingness to abandon reason and believe anything, so long as it's negative.
Further to that, the lack of knowledge and understanding of history, leads to the silly conspiracies we see permeate the net these days. If one were to get a better grasp of recorded history, they wouldn't be so fooled, and apt to swallow the tripe foisted as fact. Produced by loons and provided by charlatans.
Last edited by CDNBear; Jun 15th, 2010 at 06:25 AM..