Old Timer
Aug 5, 2011
Cambridge ON
2006 vert, 1994 vert
This is just about the best thing I've heard in years and hope and pray that it's catching.

I'm printing a copy and delivering it to my local high school, and hope you all do the same in case they haven't got wind of it yet.

To me there is no debate. Debate it amongst yourselves if you wish.

It was well put, polite, succinct and right on the money and I really hope it makes a difference.

Principal Dennis Prager deserves a medal and I'd love to pin one on him after shaking his hand.
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Subject: Fw: Three cheers for this high school principal.


"Dennis Prager, Principal at a High School in Toronto, on the first day of classes in 2012

To: The students and faculty of our High School.

I am your new Principal, and honoured to be so. There is no greater calling than to teach young people. I would like to apprise you of some important changes coming to our school. I am making these changes because I am convinced that most of the ideas that have dominated public education in Canada have worked against you, against your teachers, against your parents, and against our country.

First, this school will no longer honour race or ethnicity. I could not care less if your racial makeup is black, brown, red, yellow, or white. I could not care less if your origins are African, Latin American, Asian, or European, or if your ancestors arrived here on the Mayflower, leaky SE Asian refugee ships, or on slave ships. The only identity I care about, the only one this school will recognise, is your individual identity -- your character, your scholarship, your humanity. And the only national identity this school will care about is Canadian. This is a Canadian public school, and Canadian public schools were created to make better Canadians.

If you wish to affirm an ethnic, racial, religious identity through your school, you will have to go to another one. We will end all ethnicity - race - and non-Canadian-nationality-based celebrations. They undermine the motto of Canada. Everyone is equal, coast to coast, and this school will be guided by Canadian values. That includes all after-school clubs. I will not authorise clubs that divide students based on any identities. This includes gender, race, language, religion, sexual orientation, or whatever else may become in vogue in a society divided by political correctness. Your clubs will be based on interests and passions not blood, ethnic, tribal, racial or other physically defined ties. Those clubs just cultivate narcissism - an unhealthy preoccupation with the self -- while the purpose of education is to get you to think beyond yourself. So we will have clubs that transport you to the wonders and glories of art, music, sport, debating, astronomy, languages you do not already speak, math, carpentry, and many many more. If the only extracurricular activities you can imagine being interested in, are those based on ethnic or racial or sexual identity, that means that little outside of yourself really interests you and that means you don't belong in this school.

Second, I am not interested in whether or not English is your native language. My only interest in terms of language is that you leave this school speaking and writing English as fluently as possible. The English language has united Canadian citizens for more than 200 years, and it will unite us at this school. It is one of the indispensable reasons this country of immigrants has always come to be one country. If you leave this school without excellent English-language skills, your teachers and I will have been remiss in our duty to ensure that you are prepared to compete successfully in the Canadian employment market. You will learn other languages here -- it is deplorable that most Canadians only speak English. But if you want classes taught in your native language rather than in English, this is not the school for you.

Third, because I regard learning as a sacred endeavour, everything in this school will reflect learning's elevated status. This means, among other things, that you and your teachers will dress accordingly. Many people in our society dress more formally for a meal at a nice restaurant than they do for church or school. Those people have their priorities backwards. Therefore, there will be a formal dress code at this school.

Fourth, no obscene language will be tolerated anywhere on this school's property -- whether in class, in the hallways or at athletic events. If you can't speak without using the "F-word," you can't speak. By obscene language I mean the words banned by the Federal Communications Commission plus epithets such as the "N- word," even when used by one
black student to address another, or "bitch," even when addressed by a girl to a girlfriend. It is my intent that by the time you leave this school, you will be among the few of your age to distinguish instinctively between the elevated and the degraded, the holy and the obscene, the educated and the non-educated.

Fifth, we will end all self-esteem programmes. In this school, self-esteem will be attained in only one way -- the way people attain it will be by earning it from their fellow students and teachers. One immediate consequence of this is that there will be only one class valedictorian, not eight.

Sixth, and last, I am reorienting the school programme toward academics, scholarship, and away from politics and propaganda. No more time will be devoted to scaring you about smoking and caffeine, or terrifying you about sexual harassment or global warming. No more semesters will be devoted to condom-wearing and teaching you to regard sexual relations as only, or primarily, a health issue. There will be no more attempts to convince you that you are a victim because you are not white, or not male, or not heterosexual, or not Christian. We will have failed, if any one of you graduates from this school does not consider himself or herself inordinately lucky -- lucky to be alive, lucky to be well educated, and lucky to be a Canadian.

Now, please stand and join me in singing, OH CANADA to the only flag in Canada. As many of you may not know the words, your teachers will gladly hand them out to you."
That is AWSOME !! wonder how long he will have his job???????

Longer than some of these useless politicians I hope.:D

I like what he says -- and I believe he reflects what most people think in Canada. I've read that there is another country who feels this way: Australia. I pray there's more.

I don't see a damn thing wrong with what he proposes and has set forth.

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I agree... remember? or have you read? of the heroics of Canadian during the 2nd world War...
They were not called Russians,Jews,Irish,Scottish,Polish,Russians,Jews,Irish,,English,Black...
they fought and died as CANADIANS
I welcome all new Canadians but for God sake learn English and become a Canadian.. If not, take you baggage and go "back"
I agree... remember? or have you read? of the heroics of Canadian during the 2nd world War...
They were not called Russians,Jews,Irish,Scottish,Polish,Russians,Jews,Irish,,English,Black...
they fought and died as CANADIANS
I welcome all new Canadians but for God sake learn English and become a Canadian.. If not, take you baggage and go "back"

Sure I remember, Carl -- I'm not sure why you ask.

It very much appears that we're on board with this. Let's hope many others are too, and nobody loses any jobs over it. How could they?

What everyone has to do is let their MPs know how we feel. After all, these people are always looking for votes. Don't be afraid to ask pointed questions either as to their positions on the various subjects either. Nothing like having a black and white e-mail from them. As often as not the answer will be political dodging and weaving. When that happens, ask them to be more specific. I'd hate to see Canada in the same immigration mess that Europe finds itself.
This is not the opinion of the forum or blah blah blah. However, this message goes along the same lines.

Jiggs McDonald, NHL Hall of Fame broadcaster speaking in Orillia, Ontario, says,

"I am truly perplexed that so many of my friends are against another mosque being built in Toronto. I think it should be the goal of every Canadian to be tolerant regardless of their religious beliefs. Thus the mosque should be allowed, in an effort to promote tolerance.

That is why I also propose that two nightclubs be opened next door to the mosque, thereby promoting tolerance from within the mosque. We could call one of the clubs, which would be gay, "The Turban Cowboy ", and the other a topless bar called "You Mecca Me Hot."

Next door should be a butcher shop that specializes in pork, and adjacent to that an open-pit barbeque pork restaurant, called "Iraq o' Ribs."

Across the street there could be a lingerie store called "Victoria Keeps Nothing Secret ", with sexy mannequins in the window modeling the goods.

Next door to the lingerie shop there would be room for an adult sex toy shop, "Koranal Knowledge ", its name in flashing neon lights, and on the other side a liquor store called "Morehammered."

All of this would encourage Muslims to demonstrate the tolerance they demand of us, so their mosque issue would not be a problem for others."

Yes, we should promote tolerance!

Anyway, the point I think that is being made here is that anyone that demands tolerance or equal rights should treat it as a two way street. If you demand respect, tolerance, or anything else of other people, be willing to offer the same thing you ask of....except for Corvettes, everyone should just realize they're the best vehicles out there otherwise they are just plain ignorant.:D
LOL, I saw that Mosque message some weeks ago and agreed wholeheartedly on its promoting "tolerance".

Glad to see it made the rounds. Definitely food for thought.........

........and tolerance. :D

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