Friday, 2 October 2015

Rule #97: Changing the Canadian national anthem

 They're at it again. Bored, rich people with nothing better to do. This time it's the women campaigning for a most righteous cause. A group of notable Canadian women are launching a campaign to change the lyrics of O Canada. The group  has set up a website to promote the idea of restoring the national anthem to its original gender-neutral language. Awww,.. isn't that cute!

This group is calling on Canadians to join the campaign and encourage our Prime Minister to change the line "in all thy sons command" back to "thou dost in us command." And why shouldn't we? I say "let's join em'". There's absolutely nothing more important going on in the world. I'd rather watch starving kids die in the street and see homeless people freeze in the gutter than observe another poor woman have to subject herself to those 5 barbaric words. Forget about the budget, education, child abuse, pollution, unwanted pregnancy... This is much more important!

 The coalition says the lyrics were revised in 1913 for no documented reason. Well I don't think there's any reason to document the fact that nobody knew what the hell "thou dost in us command" meant. I'm sure at sporting events that would be the part where everyone hums awkwardly and looks around. If anything, we should be campaigning to make sure nobody ever utters those words again. They makes no sense! But who am I to argue with a female senator, author and fashion designer, and a mother of the first female Canadian soldier killed in combat. I feel bad for her, but because your daughter was killed in combat doesn't make you a political adviser.

 The English national anthem suggests that only male loyalty is being invoked," said the author of the group. "Restoring these lyrics to gender-neutral is not only an easy fix to make our anthem inclusive for all Canadians, but it's also long overdue." Hmmm.... What's next? Should we replace the maple leaf with a stiletto?

In the new world, frivolous campaigns will be disregarded as frivolous campaigns.
And don't even think about trying to change the lyrics of the New World Global Anthem.



  1. In the words of Skinny Pete, "Yo Dogg, these bitches are messed !"

    1. Now, now,.. They aint hurtin' nobody.

  2. I doubt they think this is more important than starving babies. That doesn't mean they can't have a point. I'm with them. Put it back to the way it was. It should never have been changed anyway.

    1. Fair Nuff'.
      But I just decided I want an anthem that is "Newfie inclusive". So I want "With glowing hearts, we see thee rise" changed to "With glowing hearts, we jigs da squid".
      Anyone else feel like wasting tax dollars and political resources on frivolous demands?


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