It used to be that we learned from history. We would remember the parts that weren’t so nice, so we never repeated them. We used to know that historical figures were products of their time — warts and all — yet capable of doing great and monumental things.
Not so anymore.
The recent rise in cancel culture erases our history because long-dead people cannot retroactively pass the 'wokeness' litmus test of today. Here at Rebel News, we want to stop this madness and we need your help to do it.
We must stop the cancel mob from erasing Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, from the pages of history.
Sir John A. Macdonald was the dominant creative mind who unified the provinces under the British North America Act, which led to the creation of the Dominion of Canada.
Sir John A. Macdonald commemorations and statues all across Canada are now being vandalized or removed.
Protestors shouted down a virtual rally held by former Conservative leader Andrew Scheer at a Sir John A. Macdonald statue in Regina; that statue has been vandalized before. How long do you think it’s going to remain standing after the mob applies pressure to Regina’s cowardly city council?
Then there is the statue of Sir John A being moved into storage in Baden, Ontario.
In Kingston, protesters burned an effigy of Sir John A. Macdonald as they demanded the removal of his statue by the city.
All of this seems to have really started in Victoria a couple of years ago. The statue of Macdonald was removed from Victoria City Hall and ordered into storage by the city's social justice mayor, Lisa Helps.
Others vandalized Sir John A. Macdonald’s statue at Queens Park in Toronto. It now sits, hidden from the public eye, in a wooden sarcophagus.
Meanwhile, Queen’s University is giving in to cancel culture by reviewing the name of Sir John A Macdonald Hall at the university he helped found!
Sir John A. Macdonald had a vision for a united Canada that survives to this day. He was a man of his time who brought this nation together, with its competing cultures and different languages, challenging topography and foreboding weather. He tried to make us one people, under one dominion.
For that accomplishment of the seemingly impossible, he should be respected and honoured, his legacy remembered and taught.
That’s why Rebel News is launching a petition to Save Sir John A. Macdonald.
The petition is simple: Canadian institutions and parks should not give in to the progressive mob and remove Sir John A. Macdonald tributes.
If you agree that Canada’s history is worth saving, please sign the petition at: SaveJohnA.com