The Climate of Disbelief 

Photo Credit : Niagara Falls at Ontario’s Niagara Parks
I’m not one to raise concerns about war and politics, but my inner soul tells me, we may be in danger.  
Canada’s relaxed security protocols along with the flood of refugees could prove to be departmental to all Canadians. Our passionate way of life, to help those in desperate need, could end up being our own demise. There’s a name for it, it’s called,” The Climate of Disbelief.” It’s where one believes something terrible could never ever happen. 
An event of unconscionable impossibilities. 
Climate of disbelief set the mood for the United States of America until the dreadful dark days of 9-11. A foreign attack on America soil was thought to be utterly impossible. 
But the monstrous evil attack did happen.
The world soon realize we were no longer living in a fairytale illusion, within the safety of our indestructible bubbles. All hell broke loose as these living- demons-of-hell unleashed a fiery of blazoned assaults against our values of freedom.
So many innocent people died that day. 
I remember my heart sunk when I saw the horrid images on TV. A whirlwind of emotions stirred a surreal reaction of disbelief, rage and hate to eventually fear and finally despair. The dreadful thought we weren’t safe, quickly infested my mind.  
A fear of helplessness. 
If there’s one thing 9-11 taught us, it was to never let the wolf in. Always keep vigil and never ever be strayed, by the evil of man. The world has never been the same since, with the most recent cowardly acts on Paris. 

Photo Credit : Susan Varze (my cousin) 

There’s a Canadian saying, “Waking up the bear is never in the best interest of anyone.”
And waking up the bear they did! Unleashing one of the most powerful armies in the world, with the Commander of Chief leading the way, the President of United States.  
And once again, 14 years later, the bear of France has been woken, with President François Hollande vowing vengeance for the innocent dead. 
And here we are today, Canada settling in more refugees then every before, knowingly these people come from torn cities, escaping the indescribable horrors of war. Our passionate ways tell us this is the right thing to do, while in the back of our mind, we truly wonder if we are safe.  
Are we doing this too fast?   
Within the social media, reading text after text, the wave of comments are for and against, with unquestionable loyalty of compassion clouding our judgment, winning the fight to protect those in dreadful need.
The compassionate cry out,” We must help those in need. We can’t fall to the fears of evil, that’s exactly what they want us to do!”
So, here we are, taking in thousands to possibly 60,000 in the next five years. But wait, there’s more. Canada has decided to be more compassionate, by welcoming the new refugees with a free ride and medical treatments, all paid for by our Canadian tax dollar.  
It’s the most Canadian thing to do, right ? Or is it ? 
What about all those new Canadians who were more than happy to pay their way? Do they get a refund?
And where do we draw the line? 
Most recently, an immigrant challenged our Constitution, ( who’s been here for the last 14 years) decides it’s his right to renounces the oath to the Queen immediately after becoming a Canadian citizen. According to Global News, “…Dror Bar-Natan, a math professor from Israel, says the monarchy is a symbol of inequality and calls the portion of the oath dealing with it “repulsive.”
Seriously? Repulsive?! 
It appears there’s a loophole, allowing new Canadian citizens able to do what ever they want to do. Doesn’t the whole of Canada have the right to vote on the monarchy, before decided? What gives one man the right to change our oath? 
This is NOT right! Something is terribly wrong.
When will it be ok for all immigrants coming forth, to question the very structure of our way of life? Oh wait, they have already.
It’s ludicrous ! 
The fact that their own country wouldn’t allow such an act, makes it even more outlandish Canada allows it. This type of conflict in their own country would be quickly dealt with. Some countries would even go as far as using the sword of death.
Oh Canada – We stand on Guard for Thee…  
Oh Canada is afraid to stand fast for our very own Canadian oath. It’s clear to say our very own Constitution Act is crumbling before us. Before you know it, Canada will be nothing more than a wishy-washy unorganized collective of misfits.
A state of nothingness. 
Soon, new immigrants will be able incite their own believes into the very structure of our Constitution Act. It will be said, if it offends their religion, morals or believes, we can do what we want.

This is our Constitution:    
Canada’s Constitution Act of 1982, The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.
The Fundamental Freedoms state: 
2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:

(a) freedom of conscience and religion;

(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;

(c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and

(d) freedom of association.

Photo Credit : Bari Demers

Do we allow our Constitution to be abused ? 
In essence, if the government begins to bend over, leaning in favour of everyone’s belief, there won’t be a Canadian anymore. It’s beginning to change the course of something we are NOT, making us un-Canadian.  
Americans too, I believe, are feeling the same wrath. 
I believe we must stand fast for our values, but not at the cost of making us un-Canadian. Our historical way of life shouldn’t be dismissed by religion or personal attitude. 
How long before the word ‘Christmas’ becomes taboo? Just because it offends someone’s religion.  
How long before the new religions take over our constitution and bans us from the very freedom we are fighting for ? 
How long before Canadians no longer feel safe because of terrorism on our own soil ? 
How long before someone renounces the Queen ? Oh wait! That just happened.  
How long before its against the law to verbally announce, ” I’m Canadian! ”
There’s a saying, ” Give them an inch, they’ll take a yard.”  
Canada must be prudent and not allow the wolf to get in. If we are NOT careful, our way of life may fade into the dust of tomorrow. We may become a Climate of Disbelief when Canada is no longer Canadian. 
Its an event of unconscionable impossibilities. Or is it ? 
By Bari Demers 


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