BORED WHITE PEOPLE IN CANADA ADDRESS LACK OF CANADIAN CIVIL WAR MONUMENT
Proving that tone deafness can be a greater problem in the North, a group of idiots in Canada thought that it would be a good idea to unveil the first Canadian monument to the US Civil War. Nobody is quite sure why this monument is necessary over 150 years after the fact, especially as the generic term “Civil War Monument” has become such a deserved hot button topic in the United States itself. Evidently this monument is an effort to honor the 40,000 Canadians who participated in this American conflict.
MONUMENT HONORS CANADIANS WHO PARTICIPATED IN AMERICAN CONFLICT FOR NO GOOD REASON AT ALL
The idiots in question are part of a Civil War re-enactment group who had raised over $36,000 US Dollars to build this…. terrible totem. History books show that roughly 7,000 Canadians died in the war, with about 620,000 US lives in comparison. It’s also history that Canada was a part of Britain until 1867 was officially neutral in context to the US Civil War, though Canadians fought on both sides of the conflict.
HISTORY SHOWS CANADA MOVED FOR INDEPENDENCE AFTER AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
The pressures of the 1861-65 Civil War, and the threat of an American invasion, helped urge Canada to its own confederation and independence. “No one can fully understand Canada without appreciating that the war was an essential factor in the country’s birth,” wrote historian John Boyko in his 2013 book Blood and Daring. “We owe it to ourselves to understand the Civil War – to heed its whispering ghosts.”
US CIVIL WAR OVER SLAVERY MEMORIALIZED IN CANADA BECAUSE?
The US Civil War was fought when 11 Southern states revolted against the US government and formed their own Confederate States of America. While some maintain the war was fought for “state’s rights”, most historians agree it was over slavery, which the South sought to preserve. Although Confederate monuments in the US have been the subject of heated debate, supporters of the Ontario monument, which commemorates those who fought on both sides, say they are only interested in history.
BORED WHITE RURAL CANADIAN MEN RE-ENACT CIVIL WAR, DON’T SEEM TO HAVE ROTARY CLUB
The monument was the pet project of a Montreal Civil War re-enactment society called the Grays and Blues. “We don’t have any far-right maniacs, racists or anti-Semites, we’re just town folks who are interested in history,” Grays and Blues president Bob McLaughlin told Postmedia News.
When the war broke out in 1861, Canada was still a subject of Great Britain and had maintained an uneasy peace with its American neighbours since the War of 1812, when Canadian and British troops marched on Washington DC and burned down the White House. Many in the US government were fervent supporters of Manifest Destiny, an ideology that stated America should conquer the whole continent, and Canadians were worried about the possibility of a US invasion.
Although most Canadians fought for the Union army, many were sympathetic to the Confederacy, with some Confederate fighters hiding out in Canadian cities to conduct border raids.