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I live in Vancouver Britch Columbia Canada
I am a Canadian and I ask you are we free. Since I was young I was told I live in a free country open elections and that my voice counts. But the truth is we are not free but loud to sleep with privileges, as Jesus said I was raised to herd cattle. Our government may have many names but it's the same policies no matter what party voted in.
I believed that I lived in a free country until I found my self fighting for my rights. I am a man and believe we are all equal but in 1996 I watched as three MLA's for the NDP party went to Ottawa and played a joke on a senate member this joke was broadcast across Canada. It seemed that this senate member was gay and these three women put a dancing vibrator in the shape of the male part. these three women were not punished but instead were promoted to Minister's namely Minister of health, Minister of education and Minister of Child and Family. Now being a man if I even made a comment to-wards a female member of senate of a sexual content I would not only lose my job but most likely end up in jail, but not these three women they were rewarded. Now today one of these women travels around the world encouraging women to become involved in politics.
I am in my forty's and have come to that point in my life where I want to be involved in bringing changes that will benefit my fellow Canadians, but I fear for my safety being a man I don't believe I am free to express my views openly. How is it that we as Canadians don't get upset when we find our Country baring arms and at war with a country because the USA Say's so. When we became an Independent Country from England was not the vision for Canada to be a peace keeper and a food supplying Country. We believed in human rights and equal treatment that we signed on to ratify the rights of the woman and Child in 1989 we even accepted the 81 billion dollars from the United Nations to create a Ministry for the world, now we want to build a place dedicated to Human Rights. Is it not hypocrisy when we as a country proclaim one thing and practice another.
Please feel free to comment lets start a thread that matters, a thread that asked the hard questions. Please let us remember what made us strong.
I look forward to exploring this subject further and I hope I have left open this debate for all to feel free to comment
When we became an Independent Country from England...
This alleged independence is a piece of legal fiction, m8.
Why do you think that during the Meech Lake Accord, Quebec could thumb their nose at parliament.....and get away with it?
Heard of the Statute of Westminster? (1931)

Never ratified.
Those who do not learn their history are doomed to repeat it.
Sorry, cannot resist...
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These are mostly Scotsmen in the crowd. For many of Scots the only job they ever had was as a Braveheart extra... and you think I jest :rolleyes::D
I thought most of the extras were Eire army?
haha Scotish Freedom fighters!.. Imagine if they made a film about all the other freedom fighters it would be considered inciting terrorism. Love that film though.
PM? Que?

V for Vendetta????
My Brother's war?
Hidden Agenda?
The Crossing?
Drums along the Mohawk?
Bloody Sunday?
Sweet Liberty?
Brute Force?
The Castle?
We Shall Return?
Reign of Terror?
Alpha 66?
Viva Villa?
**** even Bugs freaking life? lol.....

I could go on ;)
I thought most of the extras were Eire army?

lol...maybe .... I am no movie buff but I remember someone telling me they were an extra.... and it was the only job they ever had. From what I knew of the person it may well have been an imaginary job though.
lol...maybe .... I am no movie buff but I remember someone telling me they were an extra.... and it was the only job they ever had. From what I knew of the person it may well have been an imaginary job though.

I know there's a re-enactment group based in Kincardine - Clanranald - but also does sessions in Edinburgh that covered Braveheart - and King Arthur, and others. The leader of the group plays the big German at the start of Gladiator - Charlie Allen.

So certainly there were Scots in the film. :)
I wrote about lack of freedom thats unknow to Canadians unless they seek their rights in a court against the Government, if freedom fighters are relivent tell me how baring arms and causing civil unrest helps us gain our rights

Namaste one of the few,

thank you for the interesting post.

freedom is an interesting thing as an abstract idea and something seemingly quite a bit different on the streets, as the kids say.

nevertheless, perhaps this would answer your query:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

United States Declaration of Independence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


I wrote about lack of freedom thats unknow to Canadians unless they seek their rights in a court against the Government, if freedom fighters are relivent tell me how baring arms and causing civil unrest helps us gain our rights

Greetings Northern Neighbor.

One need not bare arms nor cause civil unrest to regain that which was lost.
One need not resort to violence until all reasonable considerations have been exhausted with no avail.
One need not go out on the streets to have one's message heard, especially in this technological age.

Have you a grievance? Then study it well. Expend the needed effort to codify where "things" went awry. When your studies of that grievance have been completed, ask yourself "what course of action is needed to set things back aright" and then communicate your research and conclusions to others, many others.

Many will hop aboard your bandwagon but few will jump down and stand beside you to bend their backs to the effort necessary to draw it forth and onward to its true destination. Many an attempt will be made to divert and even to stop the progression toward the stated goal. Knowing this is to be forewarned and, by extension, forearmed. Seek out those stout hearts as they will seek you out; For you are not alone in your beliefs.

Wherever men crave freedom and would see to the righting of wrongs they also will seek out others of like mind - and sometimes may find them in the most unlikely of places. Choose your arguments with care, craft you words to inspire, and be as gentlemanly as possible in all areas of this great task you would accomplish. Engage the fullness of reason in speaking to others, teach them what you know of the injustice that they might teach others and inform them of a well conceived course of action that is right and proper and within the laws of the land.

Yet such a task may be long in obtaining its fruition, such a long term goal may require that one steel themselves to the harsh critics of an opposing view. Yet it is in the end that the great and grand dream that stared out as but a small protest, put forth by a majority of one, might blossom forth into a tree whose branches arch over to provide others with the shelter of solid human rights that before were seen as but empty promises on a discarded piece of parchment gathering the dust of ages from its disuse.

Oops. I got carried away - and is that a straight-jacket they are putting on me officer?