Canada (Jason Kenney, Immigration Minister) Welcomes The Camp of the Saints
Jean Raspail`s famous apocalyptic novel, The Camp of the Saints, continues
to come true in
any attention from the U.S. media, which may be
worried that its own
peasants are already stirred up about immigration quite enough.
On August 12, a
Thailand-registered rust bucket, the MV
Sun Sea, carrying 490 Tamils, refugees from the
losing side in the Sri Lankan civil war, many of them
reckoned on the authority of no
less than Canada`s
Minister of Public Safety
to be members of the
terrorist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam, entered Canadian territorial waters.
(Canada`s army, navy and air force are unified) knew of
the Sun Sea`s
voyage for weeks [Suspected
Thai `people-smuggling` ship reported heading for Canada,
By Stewart Bell, National Post, July 15, 2010] , just as they knew that these
migrants had paid $30,000 or so each for the privilege
indentured servants to foreign gangsters. So what
did they do in response? The same as they always do—they
graciously escorted these invaders into harbor.
that once on Canadian soil (or in Canadian waters) the
Tamils have the right to the full legal protection of
the Canadian legal system. This was the
verdict of the Supreme Court of Canada in the 1985
Singh case. My American readers will be familiar with the
old saw, "The Constitution is not a
suicide pact". Well, in Canada, our Constitution
is a suicide pact, and we`re proud of it. So the Tamils are now the
responsibility of Canada`s refugee determination system:
"Our guarantee: No tale too tall
Sun Sea is the
second ship carrying Tamils to arrive in Canada in less
than a year. Based on what
happened in 2009
, most of the Tamils will be released
community", most will apply for refugee status, and
most will get it—whatever
In fact, Canada
has experienced several Boat People incidents since the
1980s. (That we know of—more have been rumored). In
arrival of four ships
carrying Chinese migrants in hock to the
Triads threatened to become a political crisis before popular outcry before we
were instructed (by Liberal Immigration Minister Elinor
Caplan) how "racist"
were. But given
Prime Minister Stephen Harper`s
to the "war on
terror," why didn`t the Canadian government stop the
Tamils before they entered Canadian waters? After all,
Australia did for years,
and recently resumed this policy again.
Two reasons: one
legal , one moral (or at least political):
Apparently, Harper has been convinced that Canada does not have the
right to keep out boat people.
In any event, to do so would be to invoke distressing memories of
, a ship carrying Sikhs that was escorted out of Vancouver in 1914,
, full of Jewish refugees, turned away from Halifax in 1939.
Writing in the
leftwing Vancouver paper,
University of British Columbia law professor Michael
claims: "Jason Kenney, the Minister for
Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism,
frequently refers to the SS
St. Louis as an example of how racist attitudes
colored the policies of previous Canadian governments."[Why
Tamil Boat People Should Be Let into Canada
| Remember the
Komagata Maru — and our leaders` recent apologies,
July 19 2010]
apologized repeatedly for the
St. Louis for
decades. Harper apologized for
Sikh festival in
and Kenney doled out $2.5 million in memorial funding.
Prof. Byers concluded,
"Harper and Kenney`s…contrition
with respect to the
and SS St. Louis
might be rooted in genuine humanitarianism, or be part
of a cynical effort to attract Sikh and Jewish votes.
Either way, it ties their hands with respect to Tamil
boat people. The law allows for options; the principle
of consistency does not."
For some reason,
apparently, this does not does apply to
What do the
Canadian people have to say about this?
It doesn`t matter.
Their opinion is irrelevant. Stephen Harper, his
minority government status notwithstanding,
is as absolute
as a French king under the
Can a country even
be said to be sovereign if it abjures responsibility for
its borders? Ask President Obama!
But note Obama has
a good partisan reason for erasing the border between
America and Mexico.
More Hispanics mean more Democrat victories.
But the Canadian Tamil diaspora, estimated at
250,000—there are only
100,000 in neighboring India, which is only 50 miles from Sri Lanka!—supports the Liberal Party, not Harper`s Conservative Party. Some
reportedly Liberal Party
members. Prominent Liberals, up to and including former
Prime Minister Paul Martin, have appeared at
rallies hosted by
Tiger front groups and flying the Tiger flag.
As a result, the
Sri Lankan government hates the Canadian Liberal Party
so much that its foreign affairs shadow minister, Bob
from Colombo last year.
The people of
Toronto , which hosts
about 200,000 Tamils, don`t like them very much either,
especially after they took over a major freeway and
throughout the city to a standstill last year.
Rival Tamil gangs work Toronto`s streets, while Tamil
enjoined to pay a
"war tax" to
support Tiger efforts back home.
Not that you hear
much about this from Canada`s media. John Thompson of
think-tank reported on Tamil activities in the
Toronto Sun a
decade ago. Hundreds of Tamils blockaded the newspaper`s
offices in response.
(This was not the
last case of a Canadian newspaper kowtowing to immigrant
pressure groups. The
made two separate apologies to Koreans after gently mocking the passion
of their soccer supporters at the World Cup in 2002. The
first apology was similarly light-heartened. But the
grocery store trade in Canada is Korean-dominated, and
it was put forcefully to the
Post that some serious groveling was required—or else Korean grocers
would stop selling it. For obvious reasons, most of
these stories don`t come to light. I got the Korean
story privately from an impeccable source.)
To its credit, the
editorialized that the Sun Sea should be
stopped from entering Canada. Given that the
National Post is among Conservative Party strongest media
supporters, what could Stephen Harper be thinking?
Perhaps we should
ask Karl Rove. Rove is
ascloseasthis to the end-timers who dominate Canadian
"movement conservatism". Perhaps he has infected them with his
"invade the world,
invite the world" Big Tentism.
Or we could ask
Jason Kenney, the aforementioned Minister of
Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism. As we
a recent Globe and
, the Chinese call him the
Immigrants from India know him as
"Curry in a
Kenney: The `Smiling Buddha` and his multicultural
by Joe Friesen, Jan 29, 2010]
immigrants are better than us: "You observe how
these new Canadians live their lives. They are the
Thatcher`s aspirational class. They`re all about a massive work
Kenney, Prime Minister Harper tasked him with making the
the ethnic party. He and his boss are just so much
than their Tory predecessors, you see. The
Friesen quotes him:
supposedly invented multiculturalism and the language of
diversity in politics, Diefenbaker and the Conservatives
were ahead of him,` he said, citing John Diefenbaker as
the first prime minister who was neither
English nor French,
and Senator Paul Yuzyk,
credited with popularizing the term multiculturalism
in the 1960s.
happened in the 1970s. You had these two awkward white
[Robert] Stanfield and
who, for all their best intentions, didn`t know how to
communicate with Canadians, while Trudeau was out there
masterfully monopolizing the symbolic politics of the
language of diversity.
" `From the late
1960s through to just recently, the Liberals were
basically given free ice to skate on in terms of
organizing, cultivating publishers and editors of ethnic
media outlets … and doing the care and feeding of
[Jason Kenney: The `Smiling Buddha`and his multicultural charms,
By Joe Friesen,
Globe and Mail, January 29, 2010]
There are just two
things wrong with this analysis.
1. It`s a damned
2. Kenney knows
and Clark, the Conservatives were led by
the suavest (and
slippierest) white guy alive. In his nine years as Prime Minister, Mulroney gave
Canada affirmative action ("employment equity"),
family reunification as a right and priority in
immigration policy and record-high immigration numbers.
He even expanded on the
Liberal idea of
But in 1993,
Mulroney`s Conservatives were reduced to two seats in
the House of Commons. The ethnics went back to the
where they have
Despite the best efforts of Harper and Kenney, the
do not hold a
in the multiethnic cities of Toronto, Montreal or
believes that this time round the ethnics will succumb
to his personal charm. I knew him well back in the
1990s, and he is without question a passionately sincere
man—and a strange one.
Newt Gingrich was
once asked where he came from
and answered "Nowhere."
Kenney could say the same. Born in Ontario, schooled in
Saskatchewan, Victoria and San Francisco (by the
Jesuits), he was parachuted into Edmonton as head of the
and then into Calgary as an MP. A Roman Catholic
convert, he seriously considered the priesthood for some
years. He remains resolutely celibate. Formerly a
Liberal, he later became a fiery crusader for balanced
budgets and against abortion.
Kenny, Stephen Harper has given Canada the
budget deficits ever
and is committed to maintaining the
regime in the Western world.
Harper even ruled out a constitutional amendment
preventing the Supreme Court from forcing the Catholic
Church to marry homosexuals.
Kenney is a
beneficiary of what the
Tom Bethell has
memorably called the "strange new respect"
syndrome. Formerly reviled as a
conservative" by Canada`s elite, he is now lionized
for his commitment to dissolve the Canadian people and
elect another. He was praised to the skies for
, which helpfully admonishes immigrants against such
"honor killings" and female genital mutilation.
Never mind that there would be no need for such cautions
if our immigrants weren`t increasingly given to these
practices, or that Kenney would never breathe a word
against the routine Asian practice of
Apparently, the Tamils are future Conservative voters
second. Go to his website (http://www.jasonkenney.com),
and click on the video for April 28, 2009, wherein you
will hear his promise to
family reunification (AKA
for Tamils. And even the gays
are warming to him
over his talk of helping to
refugees facing persecution based on sexual orientation".
ever vigilant in his search for (secular) heresies. So
anyone who criticizes his and Harper`s bemusing
Israel is an "anti-Semite",
while anyone who criticizes immigration is a
An expert inquisitor into souls, he one morning after
Mass insinuated to me (in the presence of a fellow
that my fondness for
composers likely betrayed a fondness for
And it is to this
odd religious zealot that Canada`s
demographic future has
Thank God for
geography! At least the Camp of the Saints can`t reach
us over the Pole.