Red Ensign RaisedI've raised the Red Ensign and joined the Brigade. I've read a number of the Brigade's blogs for quite a while now, and I've found that the golden thread that weaves them all together into one cohesive unit is the ardent desire for a better future. That recognition coupled with the belief that Canada is not what it once was, nor is it anything like what it should be.
The Red Ensign is the flag from when Canada spoke not only with words but deeds, and when this country bleed for freedom and for democracy. Whereas now our politicians mouth pieties about how we're too enlightened to stoop to getting our hands dirty, presuming we had the means to do so to begin with.
The past can never be recreated, for the time moves ever forwards. However, gazing into history one can see its lessons and use it as a guideline to the future. Canada was once unsullied by Liberal social engineering. The ensign seems to harken back to nobler times or at least times when mouths occasionally left the government teat, and before special interest groups had declared dominion over the country. A time when Canada was more like..Canada and less like Sweden.
Thus with a mixture of hope and discontent the red ensign is raised.