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As a sign of the times of cultural Marxism run amok, and on the public dime, no less, from the November 20, 2014 article on Canada’s national broadcaster, the CBC, they had the audacity to ask whether Canada’s third most populous province, British Columbia, should change its name, in part due to changing demographics.

Have you ever wondered why British Columbia is still called “British,” even though it’s not a colony any more? Howard Stewart has, and he wants to talk to you about it.

Stewart is a historical geographer, who has travelled all over the world. He thinks B.C. needs to have a conversation about other possible names– names that more accurately reflect the people who live there.

Here were my comments:

“By that logic, the street names in Kitchener like Cayuga and Manitou should be changed to reflect the current demographics of mostly White Europeans. The fact that this question is even being asked, and by our national taxpayer funded broadcaster, no less, is a sign of where the founding European culture of this country is headed [if] multiculturalism and sustained, mass immigration from around the world is continued.”

“Where things are headed if, not unless. And what’s with the timing? When lots of Canadians of German, Scot and Irish background moved to B.C. to retire, there was no call to have it renamed. It seems the driving force is the movement of non-European immigrants. While we’re at it, we should also change the name of Canada, since that was based upon a Native name, which the current demographics don’t reflect.”

And since they solicited comments, I sent them this email:

“With the recent CBC funding cuts, is an article and feature on one geographer’s musings about changing the name of B.C. such an important priority?

Perhaps we should also consider changing the name of Canada, since it is based on a Native name, which doesn’t reflect the current demographics.

Please, use your limited financial resources more wisely in serving the vast majority of Canadians and not what a particular B.C. academic is proposing.”

and this email to the UBC Professor of Geography, Howard Stewart:

“Dr. Stewart,

I came across the CBC article, Does British Columbia Need a New Name, in reference to your call for a name change, based, in part on changing demographics.

By that logic, we should also consider changing the name of Canada, since it is based upon a Native name, which doesn’t reflect the demographics of Canada ever since it was founded in 1867, and to this very day.”

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The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board B...

Unlike fellow Mises devotee, Thomas DiLorenzo, who keeps calling the Fed a “national bank” and “government bank,” to obscure the fact that it’s 100% privately owned and operates at a profit for its shareholders, Gary North admitted on March 9, 2011, that the Fed “operates for the benefit of the largest banks.

Instead of calling it a “government bank,” he correctly identifies it as a “government-created cartel of the banks.”┬áCartels are otherwise illegal, unless they’re government-sanctioned.

Unlike DiLorenzo, who prefers to focus on its limited and exaggerated governmental aspect, North continues to hammer away at the private nature of the Fed, with: “It was deliberately designed in 1910 to deceive the public, who were opposed to the idea of a central bank.

I will add to that, a private central bank, as North goes on to mention that Congress killed two previous private central banks that were a detriment to the American people.

In outlining his plan for abolishing the Fed, he talks about the United States Postal Service. It is an interesting comparison, since the creation of one (the Post Office) is one of Congress’ constitutionally enumerated powers, while the other (the Fed), isn’t.

Previously, I have taken North to task about some of his past statements, but on these ones, I am in full agreement. It is therefore important to judge all statements based on their merits, and not on the person making them.

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