posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 09:12 AM
Its very interesting. March 12, 2009. I was just participating in a debate on yahoo.ca, and I gave an interesting piece of history. We were
discussing history of the United States, and its entertaining when Canadians and Americans clash with cultural differences. I brought up a footnote
concerning something that I learned back in high school about how the only real measure of Canadian historical stupidity was when communist influences
in the Canadian government were responcible for giving the Soviet Union a heads up on how the Atomic Bomb worked. I followed up with the fact that
Canada was the first country in the world to beat the sound barrier. We created the arrow. It was a faster than sound air craft. I mentioned in our
yahoo debate that the States were afraid of us because we had created the first super sonic jet.
Because we had communist sympathy in our government, the States threatened to go to war with us if we didn't give up the arrow. We really didn't
have much say in the matter, because we really did help the Soviet Union become a nuclear super power. So, the Americans did take the arrow away from
This footnote in history however isn't what I find most interesting. What I find most interesting is the fact that after about ten minutes, I was
having a cigarette and not in the computer room, I came back to see what responce I was going to get. I found that without any kind of poor social
grace on the internet, my footnote in history was deleted from the debate. This kind of history is not something that someone out there wants us to
It occurs to me now, that the first loss of freedom is the censorship of history. Rewriting it if you will, to fit the current mainstream of society.
I was quite surprised that simple footnotes in history really can be supressed like that.
My further comments during the debate:
Actually, Abe, Canada has been pretty consistant in making contributions equal to the USofA to the poorer countries of the world. As a matter of fact,
we were doing it prior to the states, before it was fashionable to help out other countries. It doesn't make us better or worse. It simply is.
My problem right now, is that we're doing it to the detriment of our own economies. Its getting to the point that any money being sent to other
countries for humanitarian aid is becoming devalued. Worthless. I believe we've over reached ourselves to the point where we're no longer
responcible to our own people.
No disagrreement, snoopy, except for fact that our contribution pales in size to US of necessity, due to our much smaller population. Does not change
the fact that US has done more than rest of world combined! The Marshall plan by itself allowed Europe, both friend and foe, to recover much more
quickly after WWII.
I have gone back to the debate, and have found two of my footnotes in history have been deleted. Fortuately I have the second one on clipboard. Its as
The following Footnote was also deleted. Censorship.
One thing I do remember from about thirty years ago, is that Canada was developing a debt. Too much borrowing during the Trudeau era, and while
Canadians didn't mind so much that we were helping other countries by giving them a loan to help other economies, I remember India in particular at
$300000000 which was a lot of money back in the 70's, but we also just forgave the debt. That's when Canadians started getting pissed. The
government hasn't listened to it's people since.
Censorship of history is unforgivable. It is also the first place to start when you want to rewrite the future. It is my opinion that just one
footnote in history being denied or rewritten is enough to make us admit we have moved into a socialist republic. I hope that it doesn't take the
complete rewriting of history to acknowledge this and put a stop to it. I have heard and read rumors about internet2. It seems that the socialist
movement has already begun.