CBC MANAGER OF DIVERSITY : “VANCOUVER IS PART OF ASIA”
If some Canadians thought that UBC History Professor Henry Yu was an oddity in cheer-leading the Asian immigration tsunami and in heaping contempt upon Canada’s majority population, they have to think again. Ethnic groups and others have recently complained that they had only a limited role in the 2010 Olympic Opening ceremonies—demonstrating that Yu has influential company. In the past week, many of their spokespeople have stated that ethnic minorities were excluded from the Olympic Opening Ceremonies. They have demanded that they be included in the Closing Ceremonies.
SUCCESS, a Chinese immigration industry organization in the Metro Vancouver area with 13 offices, was one of the first to complain. This organization gets millions of dollars from Ottawa every year—supposedly o provide services to immigrants. Its main purpose, however, is to perpetuate itself and to lobby for a continuation of Canada’s high-immigration policy. Its clients are people whom it calls the “Overseas Chinese”. Canadians should take careful note of the phrase “Overseas Chinese”. To most, it clearly suggests that this organization (but obviously not all Chinese who have arrived here) views Chinese in Canada not as future Canadians but as colonizers whose real home country is China.
Sukhi Sandhu, a volunteer worker and South Asian spokesman, has also complained. He has said that although the Olympic Opening Ceremonies presented Canada’s aboriginals, French and English, they had no representation from other immigrants. Most of the “other” he refers to are obviously the 5+ million who have arrived in the past 20 years—-largely as a result of one of the greatest immigration deceptions ever perpetrated on Canada.
But the person we most highlight among the complainers is a Filipino immigrant named Alden Habacon. He is noteworthy because of his job as “Manager of Diversity Initiatives” for CBC’s English television network. We include below a recent column by Habacon. Its content will disturb many who continue to think that annual immigration numbers and subsequent
ethnic competition for power are inconsequential to Canada.
In his column, Habacon describes the Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics as “the whitest-looking opening ceremonies”, a statement which he probably has inadequate life experience to make. He says “the Olympic flag came out, carried by an all-white cast of Canadian heroes”. He agrees with CBC colleague, CBC Radio Host Jian Ghomeshi, who, according to Habacon, tweeted the following about the 8 Canadians who carried the flag : “(I) love Anne(Murray) , Bobby (Orr) et al…but maybe (it was a) bit of an oversight to have not one Canadian of colour carrying (the) flag?” Of Iranian background, Ghomeshi has stated before that he likes the “social experiment” being conducted in Canada. Both he and Habacon imply that the “social experiment” which has resulted in a 50:50 White to Asian racial mix in Vancouver should be the same in all of Canada. And both would obviously like to see Asians far outnumber Canada’s current majority population in future.
Like Henry Yu, Manilla-born Alden Habacon has clearly been emboldened by the numbers in the post-1990 immigration tsunami. To him, a competition is in progress. He thinks of the high numbers as a victory of Asians over Canada’s majority population. He states that the flag issue at the Olympic Opening Ceremonies matters “especially since Vancouver won their bid on the argument that Vancouver is the most diverse place on earth”. Many Vancouverites would question the accuracy of that statement. He goes on to declare smugly that Vancouver is “a city that is considered by many (including myself) as part of Asia”. He adds that Canadians should “forget that ‘gateway to Asia’ analogy—that (was) so 10 years ago”. In making this statement, Habacon sounds much like Henry Yu who has referred to the white-majority Vancouver neighbourhood of Kitsilano as “an aberration” which Yu implies has to be corrected ASAP by an infusion of Asians.
Habacon describes his job with the CBC as that of someone who “designs and manages the implementation of initiatives that support CBC’s commitment to accurately reflect Canada’s diversity in programming and hiring”. Many Canadians would like to know why a major journalist organization such as the CBC has abdicated its responsibility to question Canada’s grossly-flawed mass immigration policy and why the CBC implemented its illogical hiring policy. Most Canadians would ask who gave Habacon his job. They would also like to know what programming Habacon has “designed” in that job.
They would particularly like to be informed about how much control Habacon has over hiring at the CBC. In fact, many would probably say that the CBC’s hiring of Habacon and the CBC’s entire hiring policy is a clear demonstration of Employment Equity and CBC bias gone completely wild. They would also say that by hiring people with clear bias, the CBC amply shows that it has sunk to new lows in sycophancy.
For those Canadians who continue to “Celebrate Diversity”, Alden Habacon, Henry Yu and many others should have demonstrated that, for the majority population of Canada, “Celebrate Diversity” really means “Celebrate Your
Marginalization”. Habacon, Yu and others can see that mass immigration will achieve re-colonization of Canada. And they feel no qualms about using publicly-funded institutions that they work for to achieve their ends. Undoubtedly, a host of others in public office and in other areas of influence such as our CBC will continue to act as a Fifth Column and assist them.
SUCCESS, Sandhu and Habacon miss four important points:
One is that the Olympic Opening Ceremonies were supposed to represent a great many years of Canadian history (pre- and post-colonial), not just the past 20 years.In the latter short time period, Asian immigrants have moved from a small fraction of Canada’s population to a group that wants to claim power.
The second is that the Olympic Opening Ceremonies were about the entire country’s history, not post-1990 Metro/City of Vancouver history during which Asian immigrants have flooded the area.
The third is that the great post-1990 immigration fraud should not be further rewarded by pretending that post-1990 immigration is normal and needed when, in fact, post-1990 immigration is clearly abnormal and senseless.
The fourth is that the ultimate purpose of the complaints is to further intimidate the majority population into maintaining high immigration and to accept the absurd notion that anyone who wants to come to Canada has a right to come.
Note Habacon’s final sentence : “Have any of the producers been to a high school in Vancouver?” He is saying that a large percentage of students in Vancouver’s 18 high schools are Asian and that Vancouver of the future will be predominantly Asian. He is also throwing contempt upon the naive in Canada who have believed that being welcoming will be reciprocated with gratitude. Habacon’s last sentence is a scornful pie in the face to 80% of Canada’s population.
Clearly, a number of the 5+ million who arrived in the post-1990 immigration tsunami do not agree with the views of Habacon, Yu and others. They should speak up loudly because after reading what Yu wrote in The Vancouver Sun over a week ago and what CBC employee Habacon says below, most Canadians would probably say that it is time that these two and their supporters be removed from taxpayer-funded jobs.
All Canadians should take note of the following: Any country which does not protect its majority population through limitations on immigration invites the contempt of the immigrants who have entered its territory and who have become a majority in a part or the whole of its territory.
The contempt for Canada’s majority population that the CBC’s Alden Habacon, UBC’s Henry Yu and many others are now expressing demonstrates that observation.
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games: Whitest opening ceremony ever?
By Alden E. Habacon
Overall, I thought the opening ceremony was pretty impressive visually.
But I’ve got (to) say, other than our beloved Governor General Michaelle Jean, the incredible display of aboriginal culture, a lightning-quick shot of Patrick Chan, a few Asian-looking dancers, the performance of Measha Brueggergosman and Portuguese-Canadian Nelly Furtado, and a black Mountie…this was by far the whitest-looking opening ceremonies.
It wasn’t really noticeable because of the visual effects and possibly all the international athletes. But then the Olympic flag came out, carried by an all-white cast of Canadian heroes.
Don’t get me wrong. I love all of them.
The picture of a white Canada was reiterated with the unveiling of the final torch bearers. Seeing Rick Hansen was really powerful. I’m a huge Wayne Gretzky fan (having lived in Edmonton during their Stanley Cup domination), but as Jian Ghomeshi tweeted: “(I) Love Anne, Bobby et al…but maybe (it was a) bit of an oversight to have not one Canadian of colour carrying flag?” Oversight? To say the least.
Does it matter?
Absolutely. Especially since Vancouver won their bid on the argument that Vancouver is the most diverse place on earth, with the highest rate of mixed-race marriage in North America, a city that is considered by many (including myself) as part of Asia (forget that “gateway to Asia” analogythat’s so 10 years ago). The ceremony was hardly representative of Canada’s (and especially Vancouver’s) multicultural diversity.
Listen, if you’re going to reflect Canada’s diversity, you can’t go full out on aboriginal representation and then fail to represent the visible diversity of the local population. Vancouver is a city where “visible minority” and “ethnic minority” don’t mean anything anymore, because of the sheer size of the Chinese and South Asian populations.
Oh, I can hear the producers now…”But where would we find…?” Oh no, you don’t. There’s at least one South Asian RCMP officer. There’s gold-winning Olympic hockey player Jarome Iginla! Yes, half is better than none. In this case, token would have been better.
The point is, if you were watching the opening ceremonies on television, you wouldn’t even know that it took place in the most Asian city in North America.
Have any of the producers been to a high school in Vancouver?
Alden E. Habacon is the founder of Schema Magazine (where this posting was originally published).