Canada goes full-PC retard

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, right, meeting with his Irish counterpart Enda Kenny in Montreal on Thursday. Credit Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press, via Associated Press

Canada jumped upon the PC Express with both feet this week after its Senate passed a bill to make country’s national anthem “gender neutral” by taking out the word “sons” because it is too masculine.The offending line in the tune “O Canada,” reads, “True patriot love in all thy sons command.” Critics insisted that “thy sons” was not “inclusive” enough, so a bill was introduced to change the line to read, “True patriot love in all of us command.”

[…] Independent Ontario Sen. Frances Lankin celebrated the passage of the bill saying that activists have been trying to make the song “inclusive” for 30 years.

“I’m very, very happy. There’s been 30 years plus of activity trying to make our national anthem, this important thing about our country, inclusive of all of us,” Lankin told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. “This may be small, it’s about two words, but it’s huge … we can now sing it with pride knowing the law will support us in terms of the language. I’m proud to be part of the group that made this happen.”

Um, the anthem was already gender neutral.

Critics of the gender-neutralizing of the anthem say that it was already written to be “gender neutral” in the first place. After all, male pronouns have never meant to be taken as just referring to men when used in a general sense. Male pronouns simply meant humanity in general, not just the male of the species.

Exactly. But, you may be saying it’s not a big deal. It is a big deal. It’s a change to the national anthem! Think of the administrative costs alone. It means, for example, that all texts containing the anthem are now wrong.

Here’s the original line:

“True patriot love in all of thy sons command”

and here’s the change:

“True patriot love in all of us command”.

The difference in meaning is subtle but it’s there: “all of thy sons” is precise, exact. It’s a sharpshooter hitting his target. It means all Canadians – dead, alive and yet to be born. You can’t tell me “all of us” means the same thing.

Let’s hope other countries don’t jump on the bandwagon. “Advance Australia Fair” is obviously racist. As for our own anthem, there’s the line “Men of every creed and race.” If Jacinda knew about that line she’d be sure to change it to the godawful “Persons of every creed and race.”

Let’s just hope she never notices.

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