Le droite du Seigneur Reality Check: More at stake than CBC's Hockey Night in Canada song

by Hal Sisson, Q.C.


Don Cherry


Don Cherry.

There was once a male chauvinist ‘Confucius Say’ joke that rightfully roused the ire of womanhood - to the effect that when being raped they should lay back and enjoy it. Unfortunately this base canard has become an apt simile describing the attitude of the majority of Canadians toward their destiny and identity as a nation.

Arrogant in their ignorance, proud of their stupidity, wallowing in their apathy, they are the easy victims and willing participants in the screwing, booing and tattooing they regularly receive from the pusillanimous politicians and the corrupt corpocracy that controls their guilty grudging government.

The only thing that has recently sparked a nationwide uproar in the Canadian public is the threat by the CBC to drop the popular theme song to Hockey Night in Canada, a ditty played before each game for the last forty years; a threat to let this musical icon, this signature anthem beloved by testosterone-crazed professional hockey fans, slip into limbo.

Well, as W.O. Mitchell would have said, “Wouldn’t this just give a dog’s ass the heartburn!” Does Dunt-da-Dunt-da-dunt define Canada?

Does the public become incensed about the destruction of Canadian sovereignty advocated in the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) that would create a North American Union of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico (the NAU), and the use of a common currency named the Amero? Signed by then Prime Minister Paul Martin in Waco, Texas in March of 2005, followed by further semi-secret meetings in Banff, Alta, in 2006, in Montebello, Quebec in Aug of 2007, and New Orleans in April of 2008. This group discuss and decide policy on water rights in Canada, counter-drug dealings in Mexico, transportation, migration, environment, health, to name only a few subject matters. All this with nil congressional or parliamentary oversight, authorization or discussion in any of the three countries involved.

Hockey Night in Canada

Does this anti-democratic effort to amalgamate Canada, the U.S. and Mexico get much attention from the Canadian electorate? Not at all, most will tell you they never even heard of it. No debate in Parliament, you say? Where do you come up with bullshine like that? Never heard of such cowabunga; you have to be puttin’ me on sir; and why should I give a continental damn in any case. There’s nothing I can do about it.

Do the majority of Canadians care that we form part of an immoral and illegal attack force in Afghanistan and the Middle East, where our erstwhile peacekeepers are fighting to force an energy corridor through that country for the benefit of ‘big oil’. The answer seems to be that the Canadian majority could care less.. Anyway, we have to support our troops, right or wrong, don’t we, and build up an army to help prevent Iran from having the same nuclear power enjoyed by Canada, Israel and the United States. Maybe we should join the U.S. and Israel, who already have the bomb, and consider helping them invade Iran, starting with the delivery of a little pre-emptive nuclear message first, just in case they have the temerity to refuse to sell us their oil in petrodollars or nationalize the industry

Do the majority of the Canadian public give a rat’s ass that the ‘War on Drugs’ and the ‘War on the Noun of Terror’ are both farcical corrupt scams? That 9/11, 2001, was a covert false flag operation conducted by rogue elements of the CIA and the US government, in which the World Trade Center twin towers and Building 7 were demolished by controlled demolition?

No way Jose. Hey, that was eight years ago anyway. Old hat. Doesn’t matter. Why should we still be concerned about it now?

Maybe because 9/11 stripped away the rule of law and was the ‘catalyst’ for the destruction of freedom. Further the discredited version of 9/11 events as promulgated by the Bush Administration is the justification for Canada’s bloody involvement in the war in Afghanistan. If Bush’s version of 9/11 is a lie, like his story on “weapons of mass destruction”, then Canada must ask why it should continue to sacrifice its sons and daughters and spend its resources in a distant country that has never attacked or threatened Canada’s security. Especially an engagement which, owing to Canada’s membership in NATO, threatens to draw Canada into a wider conflict in Pakistan, Syria and Iran. Do Canadians care or get excited that now we have Stephen Harper following the dictates of the Bush Administration? No they do not seem to care.

Do Canadians care that we have been and are being systematically manipulated and lied to about the benefits of NAFTA and the SPP, proclaimed by the soothing voices emanating out of the privately owned neo-con mass media, government sycophants and bureaucrats, and the voices of Canadian business and public policy, the Fraser Institute, the North American Competitiveness Council, and the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE), all of whom assure the gullible public that everything is fine and happy days are here again, sung by the Bluebird of Happiness as it flies up your left nostril into your brain pan. The CCCE is an organization composed of 150 chief executives of major enterprises in Canada, the U.S. and internationally.

No others need apply, certainly not the hoi polloi. If you think these guys are non-partisan, which they allege, then go outside tonight and start barking at the moon. Any sincerity they can muster stems from self-interest. As for mass media reportage of the true state of the nation or the world, the imbedded journalists always agree with the advice of George Bush, who said on March 31st, 2001, “You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.”

Try to tell your average voter they are getting the shaft and he or she will inform you in no uncertain terms that you wouldn’t know owl-crap from putty without a map. Nobody checks on statistics, and the average man doesn’t want to change a phoney democratic system in which he has even a remote outside chance of becoming the CEO of a large corporation, earning as much by coffee break time on January 2nd, as the average Canadian worker does in a lifetime. Further, what is more satisfying than the right of the feudal lord to screw the brides of the newly wed peasantry on the initial night of their marriage? (Le droite du Seigneur).




You could continue in this vein for pages -- cut to the chase?

Okay, okay! So what do we Canadian passionately care about? What national crisis gains our attention to the extent we become revolting? Apparently all our efforts should now be devoted to the greatest crisis facing Canada today, namely the restoration of the famous trumpet fanfare to the airwaves, to save that famous musical intro-jingle which has signalled the start of thousands of hockey broadcasts since 1968, and is erroneously alleged to be the country’s ‘second national anthem’ that defines our culture.

Wake up Canadians – other things are happening and not many of them are any good - the fantasy that everything is OK is fading fast. Or are you just going to continue to lay back and enjoy the screwing you got and the further rape jobs that are coming down the turnpike and will knock you bowlegged. The choice is yours. About the writer:

About the writer:

Hal Sisson, Q.C., R.C.A.F. armourer in World War II, is a reformed lawyer who practiced law in Peace River, Alberta for thirty-five years and has been resident in Victoria, B.C. since 1985. Author of ten published books including the best selling Coots, Codgers and Curmudgeons (with his partner Justice Dwayne Rowe); and ‘Modus Operandi 9/11’ that exposes the White House lies about 9/11, the machinations of the New World Order and the ‘War on Terror’, and does so featuring salty humour in the form of a novel. His latest novel is ‘Potshots’ that deals with the decriminalization of marijuana and the legal problems of prostitution in the same raunchy manner. International croquet and marble player and collector, his major hobby was stand-up comedy and writing and performing in Western Canada’s longest running (25 years) burlesque revue, ‘Sorry ‘Bout That’.