Unity Is Our Strength

Canadians must be united around core values and a shared historic legacy, and we must not let our nation become a platform for the fights and grievances of foreign lands.

A nation without unity is not really a nation at all. It’s simply a collection of people who happen to share the same territory.

Unfortunately, that is increasingly what Canada is becoming.

Under leaders like Justin Trudeau, we are being pushed closer and closer to becoming a “post-national state,” where any sense of core Canadian values and a common Canadian identity is destroyed, and replaced with identity politics following the slogan “diversity is our strength.”

The problem with that slogan is that it is nothing more than an empty, feel-good phrase without any real substance to it.

The reason it is empty is because there are many forms of diversity, and those who repeat the slogan over and over again never clarify exactly what they are talking about.

For example, Canada welcomes people from around the world into the Canadian family (like my father who was born in Trinidad), and that is one form of diversity.

People also come to Canada from parts of the world with very different histories and values, and that is another form of diversity.

And some people come to this country and bring their old grievances and battles here. That is another form of diversity.

Because diversity is a concept that includes many different things, it is neither inherently good or bad. As a result, it is totally insufficient to be the organizing principle for a nation.

It is however a clever political slogan, because it can be used to call anyone who opposes it a “racist,” and thus try to shut down debate.

Still, a clever and empty political slogan is not enough to build a nation around, and is in fact destructive in the long run.

Unity is our strength

To make Canada a strong nation with the ability to defend our interests and prosper in a challenging world, we must recognize that unity is our strength.

Unity based upon core values, and a shared historical legacy.

Canada is nation built upon a respect for freedom (after all, we are the True North Strong And Free), and that respect for freedom has led our nation to fight for what we value – including a contribution in World War One, and especially World War Two that was far above the size of our country.

While the United States still had slavery, Canada was a refuge for freed slaves.

And, for much of our history Canada has been more successful than other nations when it comes to inviting people from around the world into the Canadian family while insisting that they adopt the values of our country.

We have often been able to welcome a diverse group of people while still insisting on national unity based around shared values.

Now however, that unity is fraying.

Amid relentless chants of “diversity is our strength,” our ‘leaders’ are often too cowardly to assert what is and is not acceptable in our country. They are afraid to explain that barbaric practices are unacceptable, they are afraid to speak out against Canada being used as a platform for foreign fights and grievances, and they pander for votes by acting like they are visiting foreign countries even when they are within Canada, instead of emphasizing the unifying strength of Canadian values.

Not only that, but instead of recognizing that Canada’s contribution to the world has been overwhelmingly positive, they focus only on a few negative parts of our history, destroying national pride and trying to make all Canadians feel guilty for actions that none of us even committed.

It’s a recipe for the weakening, and ultimate destruction of Canada from within.

We can see it in the fact that Jagmeet Singh – someone who seems far more interested in Sikh separatism than in serving Canadians – is the leader of a federal political party while refusing to denounce the Khalistani cause.

We can see it in the fact that so few politicians are standing with Ujjal Dosanjh – an amazing example of someone who came from another country to join the Canadian family and has stood steadfastly for the values and principles of our nation (even at grave risk to his own safety) – while Jagmeet Singh attended an event attacking Dosanjh for speaking out against extremism in Canada and is somehow leading the NDP.

It is fully possible for a nation to be strong and unified while welcoming people from diverse backgrounds, but that can only happen if the nation develops a strong national identity and focuses on unity above all else.

If we fail to do that, Canada will increasingly break apart, and our nation will be lost.

Canada must be one nation, and one people, united around shared goals, shared values, and a shared future.

Unity Is Our Strength.

Spencer Fernando

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Unity is our strength. The Lieberal government will be gone soon, hopefully for good. Trudeau and Wynne will be just a foot note in history as the PM and ON Premier who tried to ruin Canada and failed. Our debt may take a little longer to pay down thanks to these two thieves but we will survive. It may take a while to take out the trash left by these two but I think we’re up to it. At the end of it all Wynne will have a special place in hell and Trudeau will finally get his 72 virgins… Read more »

Helen a
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Helen a

We need a Social Credit economy. Out with greed. Money is a servant and tool. We have been bludgeoned enough. socred.org

Annie
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Annie

“slogan is that it is nothing more than an empty, feel-good phrase without any real substance to it.”……much like turdo and his/her/its paid party who participate in the daily destruction of Canada. There isn’t much left once free speech is bulldozed away! I wonder what prize he/she/it
and family is promised beyond the almost monthly paid vacations the dictator enjoys???
fake feminist. terrorists with too much power…..evil tyranny. pray that karma prevails.

Darrin
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Darrin

Well stated and I would think that the vast majority of Canadians would agree even if some become confused or brainwashed by the words uttered by Trudeau and company. A big problem is that Trudeau’s harmful messages are often contradictory or illogical, which can be difficult to sort out leading one to suspend critical thought and allowing these messages to seep into the individuals’ subconscious unfiltered. This is particularly harmful for the younger population who may not have fully developed their critical thinking skills. In this regard, Trudeau and company are conducting a form of mental abuse on the population,… Read more »

Elizabeth Thorne
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Canada is a wonderful country. Canadians are wonderful people and if the Liberals are not happy here they should resign and leave. I for one am damn sick and tired of this Liberal BS, and all the lies. Had ENOUGH.

Moe S.
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Moe S.

Bravo! Well done Spencer. Very thoughtful and written from the heart. Your disappointments and sincere concerns about all Canadians and the direction your country is headed comes through loud and clear. When you decide to throw your hat into the political ring, you will have my vote for sure. Your first campaign speech will be this very piece you have written here today. The country needs a few good men like you.

Bruce
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Bruce

Ditto that Moe S. Eloquently stated, Spencer! I hope your Patreon is receiving all you deserve. I will contribute first opportunity.

L. Faryon
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L. Faryon

Thank you for this. What is your opinion on Canadian Values? I often wonder why
two female Canadian Politicians lost their seats because they promoted Canadian Values.
(one from Quebec & one Federal Minister who ran for the Conservative leadership).
What am I not understanding here? I do NOT believe that “Diversity is our strength.”

Nancy
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Nancy

Beautifully said Spencer, this is what Canadians had, what we need back, every politician should have to read and be capable of understanding this before entering any political party. Spencer thank you so much for this very fine writing. I wish all Canadians would agree on this, I do.

chris
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chris

Very well said Spencer and right on the money, but for all you hoping Trudeau and gang are out next round, don’t count your chickens just yet. Europe and the UK were a good warm up for George and the boys and what they all learned there along with gobs of money is already being used against us with even more precision ( lets get that nasty free speech taken care of right up front ). He’s bringing in tons of voters voting for him and Merkels’ recent victory unfortunately reinforces that people en masse are slow thinkers. Voting Canadians… Read more »

Randy B.
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Randy B.

Spencer, thank you for articulating what so many Canadians feel, think and believe.

Christine
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Christine

Such a great article Spencer! The phrase diversity is our strength is so devoid of meaning. It is actually the opposite. Diversity is our weakness. “UNITY IN THE FACE OF DIVERSITY IS WHAT MAKES CANADA STRONG”. The proof is there for the last 40 years. Those who came from other countries and integrated adopting Canadian values have made Canada better and stronger. Those who are fighting the natural flow of Canadian values are making Canada weaker, divided. That is what Trudeau is doing. Nobody would expect that from a leader. Trudeau is not my leader. He is a destroyer of… Read more »

Miles Lunn
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Generally concur. I like the fact we have many different cuisines from around the world, proud we hear different languages (provided they also speak one of our two), and like the connections. But I agree keep your home battles there. Many older Canadians remember in 1967 when Charles de Gaulle said vive libre le Quebec and many rightly were angered at a foreign politician supporting the break up of Canada, therefore we should not be advocating for the break up of any country (although if people in a region vote for independence in a free and fair referendum with a… Read more »

Bruce
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Bruce

It will be challenging to watch as Trudeau and his ‘henchpeople’, Butts and Telford, put together their election strategy and narrative. The marketing of Turdo will be smooth’ polished and frequent. He will be flashed on covers of all the hip magaznes, he’ll on hip talk and news shows with smiling, fawning celebrity hosts. There will be plenty of foreign money buying cheering youth crowds, ad space and TV time. Personally, I think @CP_HQ must produce, discuss and circulate the laundry list of lies, idiotic quotes, financial and relationship screwups/embarrassments and the legislative blunders that will negatively impact all Canadians.… Read more »

Jill Ward
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Jill Ward

a “nation”WITHOUT BORDERS IS NOT A NATION EITHER.
Seems to me Canada is already done thanks to trudeau and Canadians for ALLOWING AND PAYING FOR THIS WHILE DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO STOP IT!
Canadians are best at making excuses to do NOTHING and THEN FOLLOWING THROUGH WITH DOING NOTHING AND SO NOW WE HAVE NO COUNTRY AND CLEARLY NO FUTURE!

Gloria
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Gloria

There was a poll done a while ago and it found the majority of Canadian young people have no allegiance to Canada at all. The people that had the most, were elderly people.

Doesn’t surprise me.

Ron
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Ron

Spencer, thank you for the article. Canadian values are historically based on Christian values. When pioneers and settlers arrived here from Europe they built their homes and businesses. And then they built churches by the tens of thousands. In every village, town and city. Many First Nations converted to Christianity not out of fear but out of love. Churches are generally the oldest and largest structures throughout our country. They are the place where the people worshiped Christ and made plans as communities on how to survive and prosper. The men and women who died in WWI and WWII are… Read more »

Jen
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Jen

Very True. Canada was founded on Christianity. Just recently, I toured Quebec City and to my horror, many Catholic churches were force to close and are now being used as apartments. When this happens that our core values of Christianity is erased and remove from schools courts and laws, what we are doing is sending a clear to Christ that He is no long welcomed nor valued in our society. Therefore, Christ leaves us to own fate since we no longer want Him around to keep us safe and protected. And as you can see, the disarray we are in… Read more »