Politicians are taking us down the road to Dogmeat
As Canada approaches a fall Federal Election, politicians’ misunderstanding of immigration’s role in Canada becomes more and more ominous. Traditionally, Canada’s politicians believed that immigration had to serve the needs and interests of its majority population. After all, if Canada’s politicians did not look after the needs and interests of its majority population, who would?
However, as Canadians have observed over the past 30 years, Prime Ministers such as Mulroney, Chretien, Martin, Harper and Trudeau have refused to end Canada’s high and unnecessary immigration intake. As a result, the interests of recently-arrived immigrants such as Muslims, Sikhs, Chinese and others have taken priority over the needs and interests of Canada’s majority population. In other words, the question that most recent PM’s have dealt with is not “Should we bootlick recent immigrants?”, but “Can we get down to bootlick faster than our opponents?” All those PM’s have degraded the PM’s office and the entire country with their boot-licking. With only four years in office, Justin Trudeau has out-done all of his boot-licking predecessors. And, contrary to what Trudeau thinks, most humans think boot-licking is not something to be proud of.
As for MP’s, most people who aspire to become one have abandoned the traditional idea that immigration should serve the interests of Canada and its majority population. For example, the contrast between the nationalist immigration views of the NDP’s founder (J.S. Woodsworth) and the NDP’s recently-elected leader, Jagmeet Singh and other NDP MP’s such as Jenny Kwan is one of many examples of how disgraceful politicians’ behaviour has become.
Singh is an ethnic Sikh and Kwan is an ethnic Chinese. Their primary loyalties are to their ethnic groups, not to Canada. Their primary goal is to increase the numbers of their groups through high immigration. Kwan demonstrated that several months ago in her role as the NDP’s immigration critic when she led a charge to remove health restrictions on immigrants. Essentially, Kwan argued that if a potential immigrant is sick, Canada should not prevent that person from entering Canada. In her view, such a practice would discriminate against sick people!! Her view is one that NDP founder Woodsworth and traditional NDP’ers would have vehemently opposed. Worse, Kwan went even further. She spoke in favour of a new law that establishes every April as Sikh Heritage Month. To most Canadians, the biggest “heritage’ that Sikhs have in Canada is the bombing of Air India, an incident that killed 329 Canadians. Why is this group, whose members are responsible for the largest mass murder in Canadian history, to be honoured? If anything, they should rot in Canada’s “Hall of Shame” forever.
Kwan may have heard Woodsworth’s name, but she definitely knows little about the nationalist views and traditions bequeathed by Woodsworth and the early NDP to her political party and to Canada. Woodsworth was a Canadian patriot who was very proud of Canada’s founding French and UK settlers. Woodsworth revealed his nationalist outlook about immigration in his 1909 book titled “Strangers Within Out Gates”.
Like the current NDP leader and many NDP MP’s, Kwan has probably never even heard of Woodsworth’s book, let alone read it. In her most notorious statement as an elected politician , she defended Chinese Immigrant Entrepreneur tax evaders when she stated : “The Chinese are very private about their money.” When some legislators discussed a law to force Chinese millionaire immigrants pay their fair share of income taxes, Kwan objected :”This law (against Chinese tax evasion) goes against our (Chinese) culture.”
As for Singh, in his acceptance speech as the new NDP leader, he virtually declared that Canada’s two founding groups had no right to be in Canada. Singh’s contempt for Canada’s majority population has obviously alienated NDP donors and probably tens of thousands of traditional NDP voters. In fact, Jagmeet and his clawing and grasping Sikh supporters, in their crude grab for power, may well turn the NDP into dog meat in the Fall election. If poetic justice were to occur, Jagmeet himself could well become dog meat.
In his 1909 book, Woodsworth foresaw that immigrants would become a political force and that their interest in getting the franchise and in voting would make them a stronger force in future. He quotes American researcher Preston F. Hall on immigrants’ impact on the U.S. : “The heterogeneity of these races tends to promote passion, localism, and despotism, and to make impossible free co-operation for the public welfare”. (P.208)
Trudeau and other politician boot-lickers should take special note of Woodsworth’s and Preston’s conclusion. What Preston and Woodsworth are saying is that Diversity is not the strength of immigrant-receiving countries. In fact, it is a significant societal weakness which leads to passion (violence), localism (the triumph of local tribal concerns over national ones) and despotism (an overall lack of social cohesion).
In addition, Woodsworth is saying that the lack of social cohesion can lead to the break-up of countries who currently allow extremely foolish and naive high immigration intakes.
In the early 1900’s, Preston and Woodsworth said much the same thing that current American social researcher Robert Putnam has said.
For the enlightenment of ethnics like Singh and Kwan, we present several conclusions about immigration that Woodsworth reached in his book :(1) “Some say that all this mingling of different people is in the highest interest of our country.” Woodsworth asks : “Will the change be for better or for worse?” EDITOR : Obviously, groups such as The Muslim Brotherhood would have made Woodsworth turn over in his grave. That group has declared on paper that their goal is to infiltrate all of North American society to the highest level and to destroy and replace it with Islam. In addition, Woodsworth would have said that Canada is worse for admitting large numbers of Sikhs. That group has repeatedly demonstrated in its demands that turbans and kirpans be accepted and in their grasping for political positions that their goal is to hold power over Canada’s majority population. As the recent Chinese have shown, their goal is to increase their numbers, re-establish in Canada the corrupt life so common in China and, like the Sikhs and Muslims, establish virtual colonies in parts of Canada. If anyone were to ask Canada’s population if they wanted to become Muslim, Sikh or Chinese, the answer would be a resounding “NO!!” In other words, the answer that most Canadians would give to Wordsworth’s question is that the presence of large numbers of Muslims, Sikhs and Chinese in Canada has definitely made Canada worse. In fact, if high and unnecessary immigration continues, the situation will worsen dramatically.
(2) Woodsworth quotes frequently from American sources such as Preston F. Hall’s exhaustive study in the U.S.which concludes: “Foreign labor stands as a constant menace to the progress of the American laborer, and a check to his advancement. “The general law seems to be that cheap labor tends to drive out higher-priced labor and lower the standards of living.” (P.184)
(3) Woodsworth adds : “It is evident that “immigration means a very heavy burden upon all our charitable institutions”. (P.187) He cites a Report of the Associated Charities of Boston, 1894: “Because nearly all those needing assistance are recent immigrants, we feel we have to have changes in our immigration laws. Recent immigrants are inferior to previous ones. (P.187) Preston F. Hall concluded that recent immigration has caused pauperism (in the U.S. population) by causing displacement. (P.187)
(4) MPP Hanna presented the following information in the Ontario Legislature: “From 1903 to 1907, the cost of maintenance of foreign-born (asylum) patients had increased from $24,613.20 to $51,744.30. While the foreign-born of the entire adult population were only 20%, the total admissions to asylums from that class was 30%. “The figures showed the necessity of effective methods to prevent the dumping of undesirables by friends and others, aided by charitable organizations, with no other object than to get rid of the responsibility of their maintenance.” (P.190)
(5) Woodsworth cites the “Report of the Charity Organization Society of Montreal, 1905”: “Immigration has caused severe problems in the past year: 1000 unemployed Italians; 2000 unemployed Jews; many penniless British immigrants. The U.S. Bureau of Immigration reports that it has rejected 10,000 applicants for immigration to the U.S. from Canada. Canada cannot afford to be populated with outcasts from Europe.” (P.188)
(6) Of the Ontario population 16 and over, 20% were foreigners. Of those sent to jail, 38% were foreign. Toronto Asylum showed that a proportion of insane among arrivals was 26 times greater than it should be, and there was a strong suspicion that many were deliberately sent out from Great Britain to be got rid of. (P.190)
(7) A Winnipeg General Hospital report shows that non-Canadian patients “are out of all proportion to their number in the country and…a very much larger percentage of these (non-Canadians) are charity patients”. Immigration “has its benefits”, but it “also brings very heavy burdens”. (P.191) EDITOR : Research on immigrant use of Canada’s Health Care system remains to be done. However, two veteran Canadian economists concluded that immigrants were taking up to $35 Billion in benefits every year from Canada’s coffers. An update on that total has done been done, but it is probable that it has reached $40 Billion per year. This cost in not just for one year. It is a cost happening every year and this cost adds up to hundreds of billions of dollars. If the money being thrown to immigrants were spent on ending homelessness, Canada’s homeless crisis could have been ended years ago. Recently, the Trudeau government announced a program to end homelessness in Canada. the announcement said nothing about ending the cost of immigration and of ending senseless immigration.
(8) Woodsworth presents tables showing the concerns that physician inspectors and other inspectors had with immigrants arriving at Canada’s ports over a 9-month period in 1906-07. The largest number of concerns were with eye diseases (trachoma and conjunctivitis). Other physical concerns were tuberculosis, insanity, senility, debility, blindness, likeliness to become a public charge, and bad character. (Pp.193-203) EDITOR : As we stated earlier, NDP MP Kwan convinced members of the House of Commons Immigration Committee to not consider health deficiencies such as diseases as a reason for refusing immigrants entry to Canada. To Kwan, Canada has the ability to pay for endless health expenses of all immigrants. Also to Kwan, there is no possibility that new immigrants might be displacing Canadian-born in treatment. Woodsworth notes that immigration inspectors had to deal with very large numbers of immigrants (sometimes 7000 per day) every day and that clinical examinations of people who did not appear unhealthy did not occur. (P.192) He implies that many health concerns had been missed.
(9) Woodsworth notes that illiteracy of immigrants in English and in their own language should be a major concern to Canada. He uses a Report of The U.S. Commissioner of Education to show illiteracy rates among immigrants arriving from Europe. Northern and western European countries had the lowest rates of illiteracy (0 to 6%). The ones with the highest illiteracy rates (61 to 89%) were Portugal, Spain, Russia, Servia and Roumania. Woodsworth notes that there is a strong connection between illiteracy and poverty. He also says that school must be obligatory in order to increase educational standing. (Pp.204-05)
(10) Woodsworth cites the American Preston F. Hall who notes that immigrants “furnish more than twice as many criminals, two and one-third times as many insane, and three times as many paupers as the native element.” (P.206) Woodsworth cites numbers from the police court in Winnipeg for 1907 which showed that 1541 Canadians appeared there while 3707 non-Canadians (well over 2 times) made appearances there. (P.206)