That is a very true statement, one I agree with wholeheartedly. We need to ask how vigorous is Canada, Europe, or the US? I see two vigorous nations, the US and Australia. Australia for it's outright opposition to the green fanatics, and the US for it's lively debate on health care. Are we seeing any debate about health care or climate change in Canada? No, we are seeing lefty media telling us we should support both, without any facts to support their positions.
Who said that "all successful societies have a vigor"? Mark Steyn. If you have an hour to spare, listen to this.
Conversation with History!
I know it's from 2007, but it is still relevant.
It's time for Canada to show some vigor. We need to stop sleepwalking through life and get involved. Stop expecting the government to take your hand and guide you through life. Start using your brains and making your own way in life. Trust me, you will feel better about yourself and your life.
Start small. Plant a tomato plant. Harvest the rewards.
You know those homeless people and druggies? Give them a blue bag and get them cleaning our streets. Heartless? No, I bet they will feel useful for once.
When we were in Vancouver this summer, we went to the aquarium and then I told my boys how they would love to walk through Chinatown. I remembered it as a very dynamic, friendly and interesting place. Imagine our surprise when all we saw were druggies stumbling around at 11:00 in the morning. The place was a wasteland, all businesses were closed...permanently. We drove out of the area as fast as we could.
All successful societies have a vigor.....where has ours gone? Are we so happy being a little mini-European socialist society that we no longer care about our future? Talk to your grandparents, they knew what it meant to be pioneers, they knew what vigor was all about, it was about survival, and they made it, they survived.
What do immigrants expect now? What do they contribute to Canada? If they are the new pioneers, what are they building?