Friday, November 13, 2009

You have the right to shut the hell up and stop whining.


Apparently, a number of Canada's Blogging Racist Imbeciles Tories are all a-twitter over the brand spanking new Canadian Citizenship Guide. I'm guessing that that Guide doesn't mention that, even after you become a citizen, if you get into trouble overseas through no fault of your own, your Canadian passport won't be worth toilet paper under a Stephen Harper government, who will happily leave you to rot in whatever prison someone else decides to toss you into.

Does it mention that? I skimmed quickly but I didn't see that. Maybe I just missed it.

15 comments:

Sparky said...

I like Robert's guide better--
WHAT IMMIGRANTS TO CANADA NEED TO KNOW

Cherniak_WTF said...

It really is a beautiful study guide...

First image is of the "space arm": did we not sell that company to the Americans?

Then there is a old geezer looking at the space arm, followed by a moose and some flowers...

Next we have some stupid looking dorks canoeing (and not using the proper technique)...

Then there is the Queen followed by some mail order bride, kids with rucksacks...

then some military like pictures (p9). The soldiers marching show all the discipline of 5 year olds going to camp...

Then we have a "Kiss me I'm Irish hat"... (not sure how that is Canadian)...

ZZZZzzzzzzz

Cosmic Navel Lint said...

By contrast, you're more than welcome to have a bash at the on-line UK Citizen Test.

Can you pass the test it takes to become a UK Citizen?

We 'natives' fail it with woeful regularity.

Ti-Guy said...

I don't care. The citizenship guide is a complete non-issue.

It's typically "Conservative" to think mere technique like this solves "the problem" (whether one actually exists or not is another matter). You can imagine them all believing "From this point on, all newcomers to Canada will henceforth have a firm grounding in the essentials of Canadian identity," when in fact the process will remain the same. People cram for the citizenship test to get it over with and then go on with their lives and integrating, as they always have.

This has all just been an elaborate campaign to re-brand the Conservatives as the party of multiculturalism and shared civic values firmly articulated and established by the Liberals through policy and The Charter of Rights and Freedoms (which the Conservatives detest) over the last four decades. That the Conservatives are at heart the xenophobes, chauvinists and bigots we all know them to be is something the immigrants will discover on their own, even and especially, among themselves.

Ti-Guy said...

By contrast, you're more than welcome to have a bash at the on-line UK Citizen Test.

I failed. 63%.

*sigh* Always a subject, never a citizen.

Cosmic Navel Lint said...

Whilst Ti-Guy is no doubt right in his summing-up of 'how it is', with respect, is he not, as happens over here, just illustrating the picture as to how (for anyone seeking citizenship) it's always been - regardless of who's in power?

I doubt they (immigrants) give a fiddler's fart as to who makes the rules, or why, just as long as they can learn the latest 'must know' criteria to comply.

Fair?

Cosmic Navel Lint said...

Ti-Guy wrote: "I failed. 63%.

*sigh* Always a subject, never a citizen."


I'm not sure 'subject' (outside any of the ten remaining 'colonies') is a term which is used any more mate.

But, like most countries in a globally intra-dependent economy, if you don't know who won the 1954 FA cup final, how on earth can you expect to be allowed into the country?!

Ti-Guy said...

it's always been - regardless of who's in power?

Well, in Canada, it's a deliberate vote-getting ploy on the part of Conservatives to co-opt the reputation of the Liberal Party, which, from the 60's onwards, articulated and developed an approach to "Canadianess" (one rooted in a civic identity, rather than an ethnic one) that had never existed in the past.

Ti-Guy said...

I'm not sure 'subject' (outside any of the ten remaining 'colonies') is a term which is used any more mate.

I always will. My devotion to Her Majesty is absolute.

Dr.Dawg said...

I went to the page: it said "welcome to the practice test" but there was no test and no "continue" button. Alas, because I know I would have aced it.:}

Ti-Guy said...

It's down at the bottom right: "Begin Test." In fuscia.

Dr.Dawg said...

Odd. The button didn't show up on my Netbook at all, but here it is on my main computer.

50%. Gack!

Cosmic Navel Lint said...

You guys are scoring higher on the UK citizen test than most 'UK natives' - so not too shabby at all!

Apropos Ti-Guy's comments above: we had a huge Canadian contingent of current and former servicemen and women at the Remembrance Day walk-passed of the Cenotaph in London this year. This is an annual TV event the BBC never fails to allot a lot of time and energy - and the interviews with (this year) the Royal Canadian Navy's veterans were real throat grabbers.

Canadians (civvie and forces) never fail to put in a strong showing at this event - and the UK loves 'em for doing it - not to mention the Queen's eternal appreciation for all their sacrifices!

Thank you again guys!

Ti-Guy said...

You're welcome.

50%. Gack!

Oh, my.

sooey said...

Hey yeah - England should have to pay us a head tax or something for all our sacrifices. I mean, it's not as if WE were in any danger of being overrun with Germans.