Saturday, February 20, 2010
I've been noticing that the Media is skeptical of our pride as a nation during the Olympics. They are wondering if its going to last after everyone goes home and gets back to their lives.
I for one have always been proud of my country. I've been in several arguments with many arrogant people over the years because they view Canada as a pathetic country. I would love to have the Canadian flag fly 24 hours above my house so that when people gaze upon it the song OH CANADA would be sung.
Is it possible that the Maple Leaf could fade and crumble from many people once the Olympics are over, sure, but you mention to any one of us that our country sucks then you better have 911 on speed dial because your foot will become lodged in your mouth or your head will become part of your ass.
I have seen many proud Canadians wearing shirts, hats, tuques, and yes underwear baring either the words Canada, the maple Leaf, or even a beaver. That was before the Olympics and it will be worn after the Olympics.
If our Canada day celebrations get better after this is over then its about damn time. I want a proper celebration for Canada Day in my city because having the fireworks last for only 5 minutes is pathetic. Canada Day should be an all day celebration from eating Canadian food, drinking Canadian made beer, and playing Canadian made sports, while listening to good Canadian music.
The Olympics have made us believe in ourselves and gave us new heroes to look up to, You can not tell me no Canadian shed a tear the day Alexandre Bilodeau won the first gold on Canadian soil. If they didn't then they weren't watching the games or need to have their head examined.
I've been lucky enough to be home to watch three out of four of our Gold Wins, I was on the phone with a telemarketer taking a survey about radio stations when Maelle Ricker won and I had to Stop myself several times from screaming and cheering at the top of my lungs. And when Christine Nesbitt won I had just got home from work and turned on the TV, the announcer was screaming that we had won a gold and I immediately was glued to my television set and tears were going down my face. I was about to fall asleep but I am glad i stayed up long enough to see John Montgomery win, I cheered and cried alot my poor cats thought I was going insane. This week alone I cried more than I did on my own wedding (sorry honey)
Don't view me as a suck when it comes to me crying at the Olympics, this is who I am. I take my sports very seriously. I once cried at the Gray Cup a few years back when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers lost to Saskatchewan. I still Cry at that because we were SOOOOOO close.
So the next time you read in the papers or watch on the news that Canada's not going to show their pride for long just remember you live in a Country that has the nicest people, the best beer, the sexiest men and women, beautiful landscapes, amazing song writers, and the greatest athletes. I am very proud of all our athletes
GO CANADA GO!!!!!!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Well peeps, its come to my attention how stupid this whole protest to the Olympics can get. Property destruction of a store that sells Olympic clothing. Dressing up in bizarre costumes and holding up very dumb signs that make absolutely no sense as to why your protesting at a world event.
There is a site that has a full listing of why they are protesting the Olympics: http://no2010.com/node/18 Honestly this is some of the most ridiculous reasons why anyone should protest. Fascism and Racism: This is every where, not just at the Olympics. Several of these examples that have been used were from the unfortunate times of where the world has been blinded by their own propaganda. The world has changed drastically from what we were like in the 30's and the 60's. And as far as the communist rule in China what can the Olympic committee do? They only set up the games, that is why there is the UN, If there is any form of unfairness in human rights here in Canada then we will hear about it on the news and the internet.
I am in no way a racist or fascist, I am very proud of where I am in my life as a woman. I have many friends who come from other countries. I love learning about different cultures and learning other languages. But when it comes to people claiming their human rights are being taken away because of the Olympics, show me more proof than referencing things that happened 50 - 80 years ago.
Canada has some of the best legislation when it comes to human rights. You better believe I'm pissed about this accusation. http://www.unac.org/rights/actguide/canada.html#provincial
Here is something I wrote on a facebook Olympic message board:
The governments are always looking for ways to gain money and YES there are people who profit from it and others that get the short end of the stick. However, those who claim that the human rights are being treated unfairly here in Canada is an argument that I can disagree with.
We aren't under any Communist rule, we don't enslave people from other countries, and as far as the Native population is concerned they need to realize that heir way of living isn't enough to sustain them as a healthy way of living in today's world. We aren't trying to take away their beliefs or spirituality we are simply trying to get them to be a sustainable Canadian citizen.
There are many cultures that come from other countries and Canada opens their arms to them, but yet many of them aren't happy and it seems like they always have some complaint of why their not happy here. But yet Canada has bent over backwards to bring them here, its the same for many our Native population. but yet when we give them their own land and give them money they show us with their lifestyle and complaints they can not sustain themselves properly on their own.
The government is at a stand still with them, It may not be prominent in such provinces as BC or Alberta, but here in Winnipeg there is a vast amount of Natives here who do not work and live on welfare and they spend their money on drugs and booze.
And when someone like me who works hard and is sober needed help while being unemployed for a few months, get declined by her own government its a bit of a piss off to see the work of the government be so backwards.
I gotta quit writing before I destroy my computer with how angry I am with those protesters.
As Canadian I am truly proud to have the Olympics be hosted in my country. To me, it is the closest thing to having every country agree to put aside their bull crap and hatred toward one another and be peaceful.
Why we don't have a peace agreement signed at every Olympic Opening Ceremony is beyond me, but I think that's what should be done. Every two years we should have the leaders of each country gather around the Olympic flame and sign a "Peace Treaty" that for the next two years there shall not be any wars or any attempt of Warmongering. And If their promises do not up hold then they shall be hung over the cauldron as a reminder that PEACE COMES WITH A PRICE.
Alright don't get all edgy and think wow this woman really has some psychological problems. You grow up in foster care and tell me if your normal. I'm furious at the fact that every time I get excited for the Olympics there's people out there that try to ruin the closest thing to peace that we will ever get.
The reason why people protest the Olympics is as follows:
* Increasing homelessness, poverty, illegal evictions and rent increases,
* Union-busting and public services cutbacks with a $6 billion Olympic
* Threats to civil liberties and crackdowns on visible poverty,
* At least 15,000 police, soldiers, spies and security forces and public
* Corporate sponsors engaged in arms manufacturing, human rights abuses,
and the environmentally destructive Alberta Tar Sands,
* Exploitation of unceded Indigenous land and resources,
* Major environmental damage to build the ‘Green Games,’ and more ...
Alright I have read some articles about the homeless increase in Vancouver. HOWEVER...It has been growing substantially BEFORE the bid for the Olympics. Granted the government could be doing many things different with this issue then just pushing them away. But for them its easier to pretend that the issue doesn't exist then actually spend taxpayers money on something useful.
I don't live in Vancouver but there is a huge population of homeless and poverty stricken people here in Winnipeg. And instead of making a great homeless shelter run by the government where they actually help the residents find jobs to do for rent at said shelter. Instead the lovely government of Winnipeg would rather put up small crappy bus shacks with no door, no heat and METAL benches where we freeze our asses off in winter and cook our bacon in the summer.
Lets face it the government are twisted jerks who's only main concern is to get richer. And when it comes to the Olympics being set up they don't think what kind of destruction they might be causing wile setting up a great tourist attraction.
As for the fight for the land of where the Olympics are being held...I really don't want to start off a huge debate over this but Its the Olympics, its where athletes come from all over the world to compete in events that I myself am chicken to even think about doing. I think we could put aside the
WHO STOLE OUR LANDdebate for a few weeks and let our athletes bring home the GOLD.
This fight drives many people crazy on both sides and I do agree that the Native population have been treated unfairly. However there has always been a race that has been deemed week and unworthy of the same rights as any other race. Unfortunately this has become a common
FADin today's society. Did you deserve to be pushed out of your homes, murdered for standing against the aggressor, and have you children taken away. Hell no, but the government is to much of a bully to hand out reparations to every culture that has been treated unfairly since the Europeans came to this country. Isn't it time you become part of our culture and live as a Canadian citizen instead of trying to fight against it and getting pissed off because your not getting anywhere.