Random Quotations – April 30th, 2017

Five items in total…

“If France began to behave like Israel, dealing in a no-nonsense manner with anyone who threatened its people or its right to exist with a unique culture, then Europe would be stronger, not weaker. Every nation that, in its own way, followed suit would strengthen, not weaken, Europe.” – Bruce Walker, “What Marine Le Pen is really about” – American Thinker, April 26th, 2017.

“Liberalism is a deadly disease… Those afflicted with it don’t just become suicidal; they’re hell-bent on taking everyone else down with them while claiming a monopoly on ethics and decency.” – Henry Watts, “Pope Francis: More Muslims for Europe because they’re killing Christians” – British National Party, April 26th, 2017.

“Ry Moran, from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, insists the word ‘assimilate’ is too offensive to be on a licence plate… ‘For basically the entirety of this country’s history, indigenous peoples have been forcibly assimilated through really extremely destructive means and ways,’ he says… ‘Words like that, meant or not, have an actual impact on many people’.” – Canadian Press, “Manitoba Insurance revokes Star Trek fan’s licence plate, says message is offensive” – Toronto Star, April 28th, 2017.

“More than a decade ago the BNP were on the fringe of British politics peddling a message that was considered fascist and hateful… But fast forward to 2017, and it is being argued that those same pledges have become mainstream policies favoured by the big political parties to win elections.” – Toby Mayjes of  The Metro, quoted by Henry Watts in “Media admits BNP lead the way in British politics” – British National Party, April 28th, 2017.

“His parents were born in the Ottoman Empire and both had spouses, children, and extended families that perished in the Armenian Genocide… Zarouhi met Sedrak in Aleppo’s Zeitun Khan refugee camp, and they were arbitrarily married by an Apostolic priest. While living in poverty, his parents had four children… All of them worked hard and found more opportunities elsewhere, often motivated to leave because of war or the rise of Arab nationalism. Sarkis went to Toronto and Ampartzoum moved to Montréal, while his sister eventually settled in Philadelphia… Becoming Canadian was one of Samuel’s greatest achievements… The Vartanians were one of the only (sic) Syrian or Armenian families in north Etobicoke.” – From the obituary of Samuel Vartanian, Toronto Star, April 27th, 2017.