Happy (?) Canada 🇨🇦 Day to all Canadians
With all the turmoil & very un-Canadian type of things going on in Canada right now, I wasn't sure that I wanted to post this. I have taught our kids to be proud of our country...at least as it was. I thought it important to know both their personal cultural & their country's history. You need to know world history so you hopefully will not repeat the bad and can help defend the good.
Unfortunately, our oldest no longer loves her country and has become angry & bitter as many others have also become. 😔 I still have a tiny bit of hope that things may change, although it is quickly waning as well.
I find that it is hard to be proud of Canada, considering the oppressive political climate as it stands today & how it has so very negatively impacted its citizens. It is very deeply disturbing and sad.
As I state the above, I feel that we also need to recognize that all countries & peoples have dark parts in their history and all have their current problems. Remembering the kids that suffered in the residential schools is an important thing to recognize...but that is not just a one day remembrance. It needs to be acknowledged and the survivors supported in their grief & recovery as the important individuals that they are...just as how we would wish to be if we had been in their place. My heart breaks for them.
None of us knows how the current situation(s) that are affecting us all will play out. I personally find it very stressful as I would rather live in peace and freedom and have others about me experience the same.
Even so, we still live in a land of natural beauty & diverse geographical landscape and do have some wonderful giving & friendly people in spite of everything else going on around us. At this time, we still do a have some freedoms that other countries have lost and we can join together in celebrating these things.
So, I thought it best to still wish all Canadian members a happy Canada Day. May you have a good & peaceful day.
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