Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy
Jack, are you not from another culture? Are you saying that you have not assimilated into Canadian culture, that you are one of the reasons multiculturalism doesn't work?
Cliffy, I may be from "another culture" but that culture is still part of Western culture, which was, until recently the dominant culture in Canada. I know, you will insist that Native Canadian culture should have prevailed and should prevail, but you probably don't drive a vehicle designed by Natives Canadians, (sorry, I forgot that you don't drive or watch TV) you probably do not listen to music on CD/tape designed by NA, probably never read a book printed on a press invented by NA, never entered a building other than a wigwam originally planned and built by NA.
Yes, I came from another country. But I did learn English, without the sick, condescending and patronizing "English as SEcond Language" program. I saw children of my fellow immigrants going to school, knowing only the language taught to them by their immigrant parents and coming home speaking English.
I married a Cannadian girl from Edmonton, over 40 years ago, and our marriage still works. She loves and always loved the food I prepared according to the recipes I learned from my parents. And unless she tells me otherwise, she still loves me. So do my son-in-law (genuine French Canadian Winnipegger) and my grand-children.
Did I abandon my heritage? NO! I tried to teach my children a few words in Hungarian, but I never asked the government to finance my efforts in that goal. It is NOT the responsibility of the government to promote and pay for any effort to false premise of multi-culturalism.
What I AM saying is that I indeed, assimilated, and I do not need tax-payer subsidized multi-culturalism, because I always had the honesty and decency to at least try to attain what I believe in.