At the federal government-funded ($80,000) “Women’s Resistance: From Victimization to Criminalization” conference in Ottawa, Oct. 1, Sunera Thobani, a women’s studies professor at the University of British Columbia, and former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NACSOW), declared that, “From Chile to El Salvador to Nicaragua to Iraq, the path of U.S. foreign policy is soaked in blood,” and that the United States is “the most dangerous and powerful global force unleashing horrific levels of violence.”
Thobani further asserted that “the American nation… is a people which is bloodthirsty, vengeful and calling for blood,” and that “the West for 500 years has believed that it could slaughter people into submission and it has not been able to do so. And it will not be able to so this time, either There will be no emancipation for women anywhere on this planet until the Western domination of this planet is ended.”
For this diatribe, Ms. Thobani reportedly received a standing ovation and cheers from at least a sizable proportion of the 500 feminists present.
I have long been convinced of the moral imbecility of the militant feminist movement, and this risible and outrageous display further confirms that evaluation. Here is this woman, an immigrant to Canada, highly paid with taxpayers’ money, denouncing our best friend who has just suffered the most heinous and bloody single-day terrorist attack in history – and denigrating as well the principles and values the vast majority of Canadians hold dear, and which make North American society a powerful magnet of opportunity and prosperity, drawing people from around the globe to our shores; and she gets a big round of applause from a bunch of leftist nitwits without enough sense to appreciate the freedom they have to express their ignorance and fatuousness.
Memo to Sunera Thobani: Go home, and take your friends with you. If you hate Western civilization so much, why do you live here? Return to from whence you came. If others agree with you about Western values, they can go too. And before someone accuses me of “racism,” let me state clearly that I welcome Indo-Canadians and other racial minorities to this country if they are interested in adopting and defending the cultural values that created the economic conditions and social freedoms that presumably attracted them here in the first place. Many of these people are fine citizens and an asset to the country.
However, those, native-born or immigrant, who are too stupid or ideologically blinded to value the freedoms and way of life that within living memory others shed blood and sacrificed their lives to preserve, do not deserve to continue enjoying these benefits while doing their damnedest to destroy the principles that enable them.
Workable, sustainable societies fundamentally require a dominant moral and philosophical consensus. Unhappily, some of the most vocal multi-culturalism advocates, like Thobani, came from countries where there is little or no freedom or democratic tradition. What they apparently fail to grasp is that the prosperity and freedom they enjoy here evolved out of Judeo-Christian values and the willingness of past generations to fight for them.
So when I invite Thobani to get out, and to take her friends with her, I am not making a racist statement, but I sure as hell am making a “culturist” statement. The same day Thobani was spouting her asinine drivel in Ottawa, New York’s Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was making a masterful and plain-spoken speech to the United Nations General Assembly declaring that it is time to choose between civilization and barbarism.
“We’re right, and they’re wrong. It’s as simple as that,” Mr. Giuliani said. “By that I mean that America and its allies are right about democracy, about religious, political and economic freedom. Our belief in democracy, the rule of law, and respect for human life. It is these very principles – and the opportunities these principles give to so many to create a better life for themselves and their families – that make America, and New York, a shining city on the hill. You’re either with civilization, or with terrorists.
“There is no excuse for mass murder, just as there is no excuse for genocide,” Giuliani declared. “Those who practise terrorism lose any right to have their cause understood by decent people and lawful nations Our freedom threatens them, because they know that if our ideas of freedom gain a foothold among their people, it will destroy their power. It is tragic and perverse that it is because of … our religious, political and economic freedoms that we find ourselves under attack.”It’s time to choose. God bless Canada, and America, and if you have a problem with that, relocate.