To interpret this blog correctly, it would help if you understood that this is my personal opinion, not researched or proven facts. These aren’t of journalistic value. These are observations I’ve made over the past 9 years in Ontario, Canada. As such, they may not apply to every person in Canada because while Canada has a vast territory I’ve only lived in one part of Toronto. Given the same circumstances in another location, my perspective may be different from others.
I think a Canadian should be evaluated by what’s in the heart. .Ca and such are external and not internal.”
These being ills, I also suggest that a hate filled critic who spends time looking for the next truth sayer to crucify should bear in mind that I’m not implying that there are no good things about Canada. To avoid an unnecessary argument from the misinterpretation of a tiny brained whiner; it should be noted that there’re plenty of great things about Canada.
However, this blog is about the ills that I’ve observed while living here. I have lots to appreciate about Canada. As one who seeks to become a Canadian, I think being one shouldn’t be about the hockey team one supports, their hatred for Hiphop or how one feels equal to celebrities after kissing the ass of a politician. For me, it’s not about what you look like, how you speak or behave.
I think a Canadian should be evaluated by what’s in the heart. .Ca and such are external and not internal. The heart of a man is much more imperative than his appearance because one can disguise their appearance, but one cannot run from their internal nature. Let’s go:
The powers that be, refuse to be educated on the essence of this Kulture yet in the name of decency…”
1] Discriminating against Hiphop – I noticed an odd instance where many claims to already know about Hip Hop being more than just a music genre yet they don’t legitimize it. The powers that be, refuse to be educated on the essence of this Kulture yet in the name of decency, they discriminate against it.
Which means; if you walk, talk, dress or love Hip Hop Kulture, listen to lots of rap, regardless if you explain that Hip Hop isn’t a passing fad, you’ll either face discrimination or be blackballed from certain gatherings. Since Hip Hop is youth culture you find that young people are ostracized from corporate success because of it. This discrimination appears to be completely justified. The Kulture of Hip Hop is not only dispirited, it is confronted and taught against.
It’s as if the politicians and local powers that be, prevent the youths from achieving success even…”
2] Young people don’t get put on – I don’t know of any young millionaires who were formerly unfortunate but hustled their way to success. Or a non-political leader who’s followed citywide because he’s influential, charismatic or esteemed. There are no nationally revered activists; be they male of female.
Everyone I’ve seen in the places I’ve been in Canada have gray hairs or gray beard. No youngsters in control anywhere. It’s as if the politicians and local powers that be, prevent the youths from achieving success even in their streets. You hear a few bigoted rants and you say, “hey, wait a minute”.
This is probably most significant since many are led to suppose that they still enjoy their culture …”
3] Sometimes multiculturalism feels like uni-culturalism – People of all nationalities seem to merge in one “melting pot”. They may eat their traditional food or speak their cultural language (privately) but can’t really live by their strict discipline without being passed judgment on, criticized or if lucky, taught to dispose of their essence. This is probably most significant since many are led to suppose that they still enjoy their culture when in fact its essence is gone.
Young persons soon despise marriage or religious rules that pertain to their own culture or the law might even ban them. Legal technicalities leave fathers underpaid or powerless as head of their home while mothers are given incentives to remain single moms. It takes much effort to maintain one’s culture.
4] Unfriendly neighbors – I’ll put it this way, in 9 years of living in Canada I can’t say I made friends with a neighbor. Nope, he’s not coming over to play video games, nope, he’s not inviting you over to watch the fight. Let’s go catch a beer? I’ve joined fraternities, strolled by the lake, the beach, attended galas, fundraisers, hung in bars/clubs/patios, went to churches, sat in parks, you name it.
I don’t see people kicking it with other people. Everyone is in their own world doing their own thing with THEIR family and friends. You get snitched on or complained about by your next door neighbor. Yep, you’re disturbing their afternoon peace with your music. 911!!! And the cops actually show up.
Best believe, these same neighbors know what’s happening in your house…“
No wussup in the hallway or the elevator, not in the stores, not on the streets, not even in a waiting room, no wave when they come out the door. I must admit, in the last year, I get random waves while driving out of the parking lot. The kind neighborly knock is greeted with suspicion. I’ve yet to see a street evangelist. I don’t see Niggaz macking on chicks (I said macking), I don’t see dudes hanging outside relaxed playing music, chatting or just chilling as homeboys.
Now I’ve seen friends exchange visits but I don’t see the new guy getting love, not regularly. Hey, maybe it’s me. I for one was judged, ostracized and such for most of these 9 years. Maybe its the price I have to pay for living Hiphop. Maybe I’m unsocial or maybe I’m unlucky. No HELLO! Random texts? Maybe.
Best believe these same neighbors know what’s happening in your house. They know who came over, what you ate, what you drive, if you’re gay or straight, everything; but they ain’t kicking it with you no way no sir. Well, if you got money and they’re selling? Well. That might be an exception but for the most part, your barbecue is too smokey dude.
You can prevent the youth from climbing up the ladder of success, stop a man from being head …”
5] Racism gets a pass, faggotism gets you blackballed – You can refuse to hire a person because they like Hiphop. You can prevent the youth from climbing up the ladder of success, stop a man from being head of household but if you dare say one word about homosexuals, you’re done for it. In fact, I might get starved for the next forever because I used the slang “faggotism” as opposed to the word homophobia.
I’m not saying Canada is anywhere close to that but if you happen to offend someone out here…”
6] Forgiveness? – Ask Vince Carter how long it took to stop getting booed out here? Now, I’ve seen hate before. I’ve seen people who’re strong hearted in other countries. Trust me, I’ve seen all kinds of evil that people do in other countries. I’m not saying Canada is anywhere close to that but if you happen to offend someone out here.
I don’t think there’s a prayer that will overturn that malice and grudge in a river of hate. The slightest disagreement can cause two good friends to become lifetime enemies. Is it so difficult to forgive and say “yo my bad man, didn’t mean for this to happen”? You can do a thousand good deeds and not even get noticed, one bad deed and it’s off to the executioner.
7] Government is God? – The government owns all the bank’s son, your money is their money. They can reach in your stash whenever. I once heard a government official say “Canadian citizenship is not a privilege” or some shit implying that citizenship can be revoked by another citizen who happens to be a government official that doesn’t agree with your choices.
No one rioted. The people sat listening to their citizenship being threatened and did nothing. I think it’s ironic since the average citizen is expected to snitch while understanding that someone could take their citizenship from them. Where do they expect them to go?
What this excessive control has done is create suspicion, bickering and some who cook up…”
Since the government pulls the purse strings, people are literal puppets. Though prices are unnecessarily exorbitant, Canadians are barred from buying from cheaper vendors in other countries. I observed people who are allowed to have. What this excessive control has done is create suspicion, bickering and some who cook up a number of schemes to get ahead.
On the ills of this culture, I find that many are disgruntled of Americans who have an abundance of what they want. However, they too would have those same things had the government not bar them from easily going to get them. I think the government even regulates the Canadian dream but its just my opinion.
8] When you treat these women nicely they act a fool thinking you wanna sleep with em – Maybe it’s me again, maybe I’m so far removed from reality, I’ve got it all wrong. All I know is in my observation if you befriend a female in Canada who’s not drunk, she literally acts a fool. Maybe they have whiny boyfriends who are woman beaters; I can’t say. Maybe they don’t know how to take a compliment.
All I’m sure of is the Canadian women I’ve met seem to believe they should pick men up rather than be scooped up by one. If he’s a talented person, a politician or he has a great job he may get a pass from a woman who may ditch him after she gets pregnant. You may be that lucky guy who meets the traditional God-fearing virgin that adores you or the super handsome stud who gets women in every province. I don’t know.
All I’m sure of is the Canadian women I’ve met seem to believe they should pick men up rather …”
As I’ve stated over and over and again, these are my opinions based on my observations. I happen to be a little lucky not to have a problem finding a date but there have been a few uncomfortable situations from me being friendly to women. I didn’t get it. Sometimes, a guy may not be trying to get laid. He may be a friend who wants no benefits. No? He’s gonna whip it out? OK.
It seems difficult to befriend a young Canadian woman without her assuming that you’re after her, interested in a relationship, want sex or anything more than just the friend you came to be. I say this because in other countries people go as far flirting just for shits and giggles. Oh, and if you happen to be married, you’re cursed for life in Canada. It seems people can’t separate marital status from social life… Hideaway and never come out alone. *