The New Blue Laws

When Oliver Cromwell became the Lord Protector of England he instituted a series of laws designed to guarantee the purity of his theocracy. It wasn’t enough that he had banished the monarchy and executed Charles I. He had to control the thoughts and actions of Englishmen as well. Called the “Blue Laws” they were designed to enforce his strictly puritanical view of what English life should be.

Absolute power corrupted absolutely

Fresh from his victory in the English civil war, he had the power to enforce virtually any law he wanted to, and so the Blue Laws were pushed through. As is so often the case, the vast majority of the population kept their heads down and tried their best to go about their everyday lives. As time went by, however, it became evident that life in England had become miserable.

A sigh of relief and a return to sanity

No one was happy in Cromwell’s new paradise. No surprise there. Cromwell outlawed Christmas and forbid dancing around the maypole, something the English loved. Makeup was banned, and too colourful dress was punished. Many inns and theatres were closed. The English were forced to fast one day a month. Not surprisingly, a sombre mood settled over a once merry land. To enforce these rules soldiers roamed the streets punishing or brutalizing those who disobeyed.

Small wonder then, that when his son succeeded him, the whole thing collapsed. The English restored their monarchy, along with maypoles, makeup and Christmas, and the entire country breathed a sigh of relief. What had seemed like a good idea at the time turned out to be an unmitigated disaster and a nightmare for all involved.

A Lesson for Canada. Welcome back Mr. Cromwell. 

What lesson does this contain for us? I submit that there is a crucial one. Canada is rapidly becoming Cromwell’s England. Now, I don’t mean to suggest that we are becoming a Puritan theocracy. Far from it. That’s not my point. In fact, the opposite is true. The Blue Laws are back, but they are anything but Christian. In our new Liberal Progressive Theocracy ( hereinafter referred to as the LPT) we are forbidden by law to criticize. In fact, as many are now coming to realize, we are losing our free speech and fundamental rights in a torrent of LPT laws that prevent us from even daring to express ourselves. Welcome back Mr. Cromwell.

No freedom, no humour, and no enjoyment please

Like him, our present LPT government doesn’t want us to enjoy ourselves. For them there is only one truth, a humourless fanatic one that prevents even the hint of criticism or humour in case someone, heaven knows who, becomes offended. Bills like C-16 and motions like M-103, along with other pieces of legislation like Quebec’s Bill C-18 and Ontario’s Bill 89, are being used to tell us what words we can use, and who we can and cannot criticize.

The Blue Laws are back, and they are no less draconian and tyrannical than they were in Cromwell’s day. There is no room in the LPT theocracy for humour or freedom. If you are deemed heretical you will be punished. They will tell you what language you may use, what groups to love and which to revile, and, if you are smart you will not run afoul of the Human Rights Commissions, special committees and government officials eager to correct your world view in much the same way as Cromwell’s troops did.

A Breaking Point is coming, and it won’t be easy. 

No people who have fought so hard to pursue and defend their freedoms, whose heritage includes the Magna Carta, Charter, Bill of  Rights and other enlightened documents should ever submit to the re-instatement of this historic tyranny. Like the English, I predict that a breaking point will come and we will grow tired of being told how to think, act, speak and live. Our task is to hasten that moment as much as possible by acting in opposition to the New Blue Laws as much as we can.

It is never easy to correct a great social wrong or to rectify a terrible political mistake. We shouldn’t expect it to be painless. But the truth is that we may be amongst the few who even realize it is happening, and part of the very few who even know that it is wrong. Because of this, in large ways and small, it’s up to us to start correcting things. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going outside to dance around the maypole.

42 comments

  1. Excellent points made and well done article. I would add that any moral or immoral (in Trudeau’s case) position that is FORCED will fail eventually. The Lord does NOT force His gift on us. Love implies NO force and being free to choose. As stated however, if we want the progressives (actually REGRESSIVES) imposition of their immorality to end sooner, we must be willing to suffer the consequences of our speaking out against their new tyranny.

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  2. Yes. Whether it will come in a major or minor way, those of us willing to stand up for truth must expect to make personal sacrifices. It can’t be helped.Once again, thanks for your comment.

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  3. Unfortunately, we take for granted that our leaders are making decisions that are beneficial for the majority of Canadians We are presently experiencing persons and groups that are able to influence their agendas into law without the whole country being fully aware of the negative consequences these decisions will have on our country now and in the future.
    I believe that groups such as Freedom Defence Canada and other similar groups are taking the right steps in trying to inform and educate Canadians on understanding certain “Bills” that are being proposed by our elected representatives.

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    1. Well stated. I agree. In fact, we are probably entering a time, unlike any other in Canadian history, in which our elected officials may well be acting against the interests of large segments of the Canadian population in order to further their own ideological agenda. This the functioning definition of tyranny, the government working against the people, not for it.

      Yes. Freedom Defence Canada are indeed taking the right steps to inform and educate Canadians and to provide active resistance against the even greater tyrannies that I personally believe are coming our way.

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  4. Again well written and informative article. Glad that so many people are waking up to these issues in Canada. Our parents and grandparents fought for freedom from this kind of tyranny sweeping Europe and we must not let this kind of social engineering slowly squeeze us to death here in Canada.

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    1. Thanks for your very accurate and timely comment. Yes. You have encapsulated the entire argument in saying that this is now a fight for freedom. We must not think of it any other way, and we must not minimize the importance of this struggle by saying it is just “changing times” or a “new phase.” It is a genuine fight for our very existence, both as social conservatives and as Canadians with a definable identity and culture. Social engineering a people against their will is just plain evil, and it is one we must dedicate our lives to fighting.

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  5. @Matt & FDC

    “Unfortunately, we take for granted that our leaders are making decisions that are beneficial for the majority of Canadians We are presently experiencing persons and groups that are able to influence their agendas into law without the whole country being fully aware of the negative consequences these decisions will have on our country now and in the future.”

    “Well stated. I agree. In fact, we are probably entering a time, unlike any other in Canadian history, in which our elected officials may well be acting against the interests of large segments of the Canadian population in order to further their own ideological agenda. This the functioning definition of tyranny, the government working against the people, not for it.”

    After much pondering about this I am starting to wonder, is this not just an evolutionary feature, as opposed to a bug, of ‘representational democracy’ and the only hope of effective change lies in a movement towards direct democracy by a ‘select’ voter base, along the Swiss model

    Hans

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    1. The swiss model can also fail when the people no longer follow their manual. The best system of course is a 100% perfect benevolent dictator. 🙂 Our left wing media is an arm of the left wing parties. Thus TheRebel.media is so important as an alternative. The constant barrage against anything decent by the main stream media has a huge effect. After all, advertisers would not spend millions on ads if they did not work. The CBC in particular is a left wing propaganda machine and should be sold by any future CPC government!

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      1. I agree with all of your points. I took me a while to realize what was happening to Canada, but eventually I understood that we were being socially engineered and manipulated by left leaning forces within the nation. An important point about Rebel Media though, is that it cannot stand alone. We need a wide spectrum of “resistance media” to the liberal media, in other words, many outlets like Rebel Media pounding away at the same message. It’s starting to happen, but we need more conservative “alternative” media out there. People need to take the initiative and put their concerns and message out there on Youtube, website comments, letters to the editor and so on.

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      2. Agreed and we also need to support persons like John Carpay and his “Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms” https://www.jccf.ca/ who my wife and I support financially at least once per year. They do the hard work of challenging our left wing court system and it’s legislating from the bench. This is an almost insurmountable problem, however with God’s help most things are possible.

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  6. Yes. We need more people who are willing to do “front line” work. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms are doing the hard work and they need our support. On Oct. 14th FDC is having John Carpy come to the Cowichan Valley and speak at Duncan Meadows Golf Course. You won’t want to miss it.

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  7. The far left-leaning agenda fundamentally corrupts through its teaching. Trace back to the Philosophers; Gramsci’s hegemony, then Foucault’s “controlling the power of knowledge”. The insidiousness of the indoctrination is initiated through the governmental mandated curriculums of the public schools and universities – yes ironically publically funded institutions. (Lord help the teacher who tries to interject some reality, common sense, or practicality) In effect, through our taxes, we are paying for our own demise! Like the Pied-Piper, the leftist educational agenda lures the youth with Avant Guard thinking, forming a new generation of self-annihilating voters who will follow even to their own detriment. It is a maniacal tune they are playing, but only us old folks can actually hear the morbid lyrics.

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    1. Well put Diane. You have perfectly described the situation in our now deplorable public school system where left leaning and “progressive” educational doctrine has been foisted on the minds of the young. It’s despicable, nothing less than evil. People, especially the young, should have the opportunity to make up their own minds about things without having this indoctrination forced on them.

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      1. Excellent points and if they just stuck with the 3 Rs instead of their social engineering ideologies (like the CLPs, multiculturalism, saving the planet, Islam is a religion of peace, Scientism, governments can solve all problems, etc.) then the public institutions would be nearly neutral.

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      2. In reply to Hal’s answer on July 30th, yes. Somehow we must return to education as a means of informing and training and end the shift we have made toward leftist indoctrination. Since the mid 1960s, when we moved away from prayer in the schools ( in hindsight, not what I necessarily what I wanted to see) the school system has supposedly been a place where neutrality was observed, but we know now that it is not. The best way to describe it now is as a Neo Marxist, pro Islamic institution bent on indoctrinating kids with its despicable agenda and crushing any and all opposition. Is there any better way to describe fascism?

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  8. @ Hal
    Yes I agree that the Swiss model can fail, how ever I think having a system that ‘can’ fail is preferable to a system that inevitably ‘will’ fail.

    Can’t idiot/fool proof the world, doing so only allows them to prosper/multiply….the Bible has something to say about that….

    Hans

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      1. Good to see this kind of dialogue between interested people and FDC members. This is the kind of substantive discussion we need on as many forums as possible. Thanks for your input folks.

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  9. Hal, the problem I have at this point is that the word ‘Democracy’ is much too broadly defined or generalized a term to be used in this way, we need a much clearer and specific terms of reference.

    We can’t really say that a system of voting works or not based on the mechanism of voting, without addressing the issue of WHO is actually doing the voting and what are the ISSUES being voted on.

    Scripture is very clear about this, the issue of AUTHORITY and JURISDICTION…….In Deuteronomy when it says do not move the boundary stones, the context wasn’t about property lines.

    In our present situation how can we say if ‘democracy’ works or not when what we are actually living in is actually a ‘bureaucracy’

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    1. If I may interject here, I think that the word ‘bureaucracy” does not apply to the kind of government we are beginning to experience here in Canada. Although generally understood to be bloated and inefficient, bureaucracies by themselves do not often pursue an extremist ideological agenda and force in on their citizens. The present situation in Canada vis a vis M-103, C-16, Bill 89 and so on, now represent the creation of an ideological secular theocracy much like the one I described above. Our present situation is moving away from democracy into an ideologically motivated apparatus designed to eliminate or restrict our rights for “our own good” since we poor benighted conservatives “clinging to our guns and bibles” can’t figure it out ourselves. In other words, an elitist autocracy. Personally, whether or not I accept this is a “no brainer.” Hopefully, massive numbers of other citizens feel the same way.

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      1. Great interjection and I agree 100 percent and especially that we are being ruled by a “ideological secular theocracy”. That theocracy is made up of extreme left wingers (like the liberals and NDP) and Muslims. Guess which one of those two wins in the end?

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    2. Hans, as a NON Post Modernist I am willing to abide by the definition of democracy as outlined in a dictionary. Are you? I believe you brought up the idea that Switzerland had a more democratic system?
      Our bureaucracies are not elected but they are the equivalent of the US Swamp that Trump talks about. We need to drain our swamp also. Bureaucrats can only do what out elected reps let them get away with.

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  10. I agree with Han’s remark regarding the issue of WHO is actually doing the voting. Discussing a failed system without addressing the supply chain that feeds it is like trying desperately to sell rotten apples instead of figuring out why they are rotten.

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    1. It must be my old age, but regarding “regarding the issue of WHO is actually doing the voting”: Just how can anyone know this since we have a secret ballot? Are you suggesting it is not secret? Just WHO brought up this issue? Just what am I missing?

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  11. The Leftists have been organizing globally for quite some time now (especially the Millennials) via social media, and they have been voting Left ‘en-masse’ while the Right quietly trundle to the polls individually on their way home from work. To paraphrase FDC in the present tense; “…. the vast majority of the population keep their heads down and try their best to go about their everyday lives.” Unfortunately, as it stands now, the Left is strong and the Right seems to be a fractured group – WE MUST UNITE THE RIGHT, as someone said recently. We should include our Right-leaning secular neighbours and those of other denominations as well as political parties, who are all on our side against extreme Leftist ideology. Along with lobbying and fighting Bills one at a time, a top-down approach for instituting change might be for FDC members to run for (including their own FDC positions) municipal, provincial, and/or federal public office. A bottom-up approach might be to run for school board positions and join parent advisory committees in order to initiate common sense at a primary and secondary level. Also, we might want to see what is going on at our local universities and have our input there as well; check out the curriculum, read the bulletin boards, subscribe to the news letters. More ideas?

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    1. Your analysis of the situation is impeccably accurate Diane. The Leftists and international cultural marxists have been working the system for decades now. Armed with money from backers like Soros and other billionaire socialists and left wing groups, they have managed to infiltrate every aspect of our society and gain the upper hand. They are presently very strong, but there is most certainly another side to this story. The people are also rising against all of this in many countries of the world. Trump’s victory is an example. Brexit is an example.The marginalization and defeat of the socialist party in France is an example. The Defend Europe, Generation Identitaire, and various other “identity” movements in Europe and North America are all gaining support. Generation Z is more conservative than either Generation X or Y, and that conservatism is rising. I agree that we must unite the Right. We must forget our superficial differences and concentrate on our primary goals. Personally, I do not care if a conservative or right wing person is an atheist, or agnostic. Secular conservatives are our allies, not our enemies. As long as they believe in fundamental Conservative principles, and are willing to fight alongside us to defeat this insane fascist liberalism they are my allies and friends. Conversely, Christians should not be despised by the secular right. They should embrace Christians as their natural allies. This should be a combined effort, much like the Allies in W.W. II. The British, Canadians and Americans made a temporary alliance with the Soviets although they had little or nothing in common with them. This is what we all need to do. UNITE to fight this tyranny.

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      1. Re: ” Conversely, Christians should not be despised by the secular right. They should embrace Christians as their natural allies. ” Unfortunately this is easier said than done. Christians are being marginalized by many conservatives in Canada, but IMO less so in the USA.

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    2. Diane, some other things we can do is write to local papers. I write to The Citizen constantly so that the Conservative voice will be heard. Also, we should make teams of commentators on the internet to bolster the Conservative point of view. By the way, regarding the universities, there is a free speech and a conservative club at U.Vic, and they are inviting Dr. Jordan Peterson to speak. All lovers of freedom and true conservatives should support and attend this speech. This is the beginning of our fight. Let’s steel our hearts for the fight that is ahead of us, to preserve our nations and cultures.

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      1. re: “By the way, regarding the universities, there is a free speech and a conservative club at U.Vic, and they are inviting Dr. Jordan Peterson to speak.”
        I predict the snow flakes at UVIC will consider his topics micro aggression and not allow this to go ahead. Let’s hope I am wrong.

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      2. It’s time for people to stop allowing the infamous “snowflakes” from intimidating us out of our right to free assembly. Attending would be a good start.

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      3. Good point. What date, time, place? Just WHAT have previous universities done to allow FREE speech in Canada? I am aware of numerous occasions where snowflakes shut down conservative speakers and the snowflakes and the universities suffered NO consequences. UNTIL they suffer consequences why would we not expect this to continue?

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      4. I don’t have all the details yet. However, it’s happening and FDC approves of it. Will give you more info soon. Can’t let the snowflakes intimidate us into silence.

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    3. Re: ‘We should include our Right-leaning secular neighbours and those of other denominations as well as political parties, who are all on our side against extreme Leftist ideology”
      Unfortunately many ‘fiscal’ conservatives want nothing to do with moral conservatives since many fiscal conservatives are amoral.

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    1. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. All those concerned about free speech and the “Rights of Man” should be there.

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  12. FDC writes…

    ” I agree that we must unite the Right. We must forget our superficial differences and concentrate on our primary goals. Personally, I do not care if a conservative or right wing person is an atheist, or agnostic. Secular conservatives are our allies, not our enemies. As long as they believe in fundamental Conservative principles, and are willing to fight alongside us to defeat this insane fascist liberalism they are my allies and friends. Conversely, Christians……………………………………”

    I have to agree…but only to a point…. we have to understand that in the grand scheme of things the battle is Spiritual and in that regard ‘Christians’ ( albeit a small core group…think Gideon’s army ) can, in prayer, go and accomplish things the others can’t possibly dream of…its the issue of yoking

    So far in that regard we are totally missing the boat when limiting ourselves to the secular playbook

    For the last couple of years the story of Gideon’s army has really been on my heart and I find it very fascinating regarding strategy and tactics in relationship to what we are facing today, lots of interesting analogies and symbolism….Gideon’s personal preparation, the selection and paring down and selection of the few worthy of the fight and the final tactic causing them to just need to stand and watch the enemy self destruct

    I agree with the concept of no enemies on the right,oppose only the left, however we do need to understand the absolute need, in these times, for those that can to go, to go, where only they can go…..

    I would really like to see here if there is any interest in forming such a core subgroup, with no disrespect to the others, to organize and explore the potential formation of ….a Gideon’s army discussion/prayer group

    Just throwing it out there…..

    Hans

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    1. Thanks for your reply Hans. It was good to get your feedback and to see that you agreed that the Right must be united. I think one of the most frustrating things about being a strong Conservative is seeing the various factions within the movement tear each other to shreds over minute details of doctrine. It is heartbreaking. When the public is with us we are often outmaneuvered by the Left who sit back and watch us tear each other to pieces over “purity” contests and factional struggles that ultimately lead to our demise.

      I have less than no admiration for the Left and their tactics, but one thing I can say about them is that no matter how loony they can be, and how much they connect with wild theories (eg. Stephen Harper is an evil genius, a Doctor Evil figure who must be removed to save the world) they all march to the same drum when it comes time to launch an initiative. I wish the Right would do the same, and there really is no reason for us not to, but…

      Why? Because we love subgroups. Within each of these subgroups
      ( eg. The Freedom Caucus in the U.S. ) there is a sense that they are carrying on the true holy war against the enemy, that they are the only true warriors of righteousness) In the end, this puts us in a precarious position we don’t need to be in. We will always agree on a majority of issues. We need to use that simple fact to keep our momentum going forward. Ronald Reagan once said that if you can achieve 75% of your goals you are moving forward positively. There is a great deal of truth in this, and we should pay attention to it.

      Our factionalism destroys us. When Reagan said this there were probably people who said he wasn’t a true conservative. Ronald Reagan! Anyway, I am sure you understand my point.

      I believe that Freedom Defence Canada must maintain an absolutely united front. I don’t think there should be any problem in our openly expressing our Christian faith, and, within reason, we should be overt about that. For those of us who are Christian it is important, and our right not to be ashamed of it, but I think the formation of subgroups with FDC, of any kind, is not advisable, nor should we initiate such a movement. One subgroup will lead to another, and the result will not be good, in fact it will be disastrous. No subgroups.

      The stated goal of FDC is that it represents a movement of socially conservative people who hold the same ideas and beliefs and are working together to achieve the same goals. That includes secular conservatives and others who have a strongly conservatively bent representing a large variety of people working together. Having said that, our Guiding Principles clearly state that we operate under the belief that Canada’s values were, and are, based on Judeo Christian principles, and I believe the overwhelmingly vast number of FDC people will probably be Christian.

      Anyway, thanks for your commentary and for listening to mine. Take care.

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      1. Re: “but I think the formation of subgroups with FDC, of any kind, is not advisable, nor should we initiate such a movement. One subgroup will lead to another, and the result will not be good, in fact it will be disastrous. No subgroups. ”
        Is FDC not a SUBGROUP of all conservatives? Are subgroups the problem or the Intolerance of what the subgroups emphasize? Should conservatives not be TRULY diverse and TRULY tolerant enough to allow subgroups?
        The LEFT wingers TALK diversity and tolerance but are the MOST un-diverse and the MOST intolerant of any people who disagree with them. If conservative subgroups believe in differing methods (which is what I think Hans is suggesting) should we not allow that? I agree we should not put down those conservatives who disagree with the methods of any subgroup. However should we not be able to debate any differences without hating people with differing methods and perspectives? If we believe in personal freedom then there should be NO HOLY COW topics we are afraid to debate (with gentleness and respect of course).

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  13. Slowly extricating my face from my keyboard………………………..does anyone else get what I was trying to say………………………………..?

    I don’t care a hoot about “expressing my faith”, I just want to be able to bring into the fray some of the weapons at my disposal. I have no intention of showing up at a gun fight only armed with a knife because some fellow comrades happen to be a we bit intimidated by the 50 cal machine gun tucked away in the closet….

    To use another analogy, even as all the ships crossing the Atlantic in the convoys were fighting on the same same side it sure made a lot of sense to separate the faster ones from the slow ones

    Haven’t you heard of the concept of covert elite specially trained forces going in ahead of the main battle group……..

    Just heard the dinner bell……..maybe to be continued….

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