What makes us great (if at all)?
We're not the most polite people as I have seen my share of the most discourteous, boorish, tactless, thoughtless, self-entitled jerkwads to walk somewhat upright just as I have seen some of the most generous, thoughtful and friendly people on the planet.
We often discourage exceptionalism because post-modern liberalism makes us ashamed of success yet we sometimes achieve it.
Any New World country is demographically multicultural but politically the idea that all cultures have equal value is insane and not practical, especially considering those who foster such ideas are the last dilettantes to actually put them into practice.
Our natural beauty, I think, is some of the most breath-taking but beauty is where you find it.
No one came here because our healthcare is allegedly universal or because they like the idea of being in a ghetto with the same people they left their former countries to avoid. They came here because they could.
We're not American but we're not French or Malaysian, either, so that's a stupid point. Actually, it's just as well we're not American considering who is currently running that republic into the ground.
We're a dominion that stretches from sea to sea. We have a history that is more interesting than what have been led to believe. We have resources that are the envy of the world. We're a self-reproaching yet often capable people.
And tomorrow, we mark one hundred and forty-five years as a nation.
Happy Dominion of Canada Day.
"His dominion shall be also from sea to sea.”