Saturday, July 02, 2005

What Does Canada Day Mean To You?

The Grope & Flail is running one of its completely unscientific daily polls on this question: What concept sums up Canada Day for you?

Here are your choices:

A day off
Chance to spend time with family
Fireworks
Cottage\cabin\camp
Traffic
Chance to celebrate our multicultural nation
Beer
The flag


"Chance to celebrate our multicultural nation"? That's begging the question because it assumes that multiculturalism is the principal facet of our identity, indeed the sole one, which Canadians want and ought to celebrate.

Why not just "chance to celebrate our nation"? Because it wouldn't give the Globe the opportunity to push the propaganda message that Canadian identity equals Liberal multiculturalism.

In any event, "A day off" is running ahead at 24% compared to this loaded question's 18%.

Which, in a country that officially denies and denigrates its founding heritage, is probably all that Canada Day has come to mean in the end.

1 comment:

Pete said...

I wanted to chose "Another work day" but it wasn't offered.