Freedom from Racial and Linguistic Discrimination: English and French Speaking Canada. Pocket book of AmericaIn 1990, while working for an American Food Plant, that was located in Mount Royal, Quebec, at a time when the English language was under attack by hard core Quebecois nationalists of the Parti Quebecois whose raison d'être was the total removal of the English language in Quebec and the enforcement of their national language Joual (French patois).
During World War II, in the early part of 1943, when I was 10-years of age I met a GI and he gave me a book that was to have a great influence my life. The title of the book was The Pocket Book of AMERICA, and published in November 1942 by Pocket Books Inc., New York.
When it was given to me, I had no idea of how this book, that I still possess, though it has seen a lot of wear and tear over time would affect my life. It was that very book that gave me hope in times of despair and got me through them.
In 1990, while working for an American Food Plant, that was located in Mount Royal, Quebec, at a time when the English language was under attack by hard core Quebecois nationalists of the Parti Quebecois whose raison d'être was the total removal of the English language in Quebec and the enforcement of their national language Joual (French patois). Having to live through that period was one of the worst times in my life, so I was really at my wits end. Who ever compromises my liberty, is not my friend, but my mortal enemy. No government has the right to take away any of our freedoms, because Divine Providence hath bequeathed it to us.
But, all I could think of then was some respite from this vicious assault on my culture and language. So I got into my car and took a drive to South Burlington, Vermont, and booked into a motel there. On registering that evening I had a long conversation with the proprietor, about what was happening across the border in Quebec, Canada. That night was the first night that I had a good night's sleep in a very long time. When I got up next morning I felt renewed and it was like a metamorphosis. It was as if this place Vermont was my real home, not that hell-hole of Quebec, where linguistic and racial discrimination was the law. Now here was a place where I could speak English freely without being having someone attack me for it. So it did feel a lot like home, rather than another country. This was the home of the brave and the free and I could savour of if without fear and that certainly was a pleasurable feeling to have.
I got out of bed and brushed my teeth, had a shower, dressed and got into my car, with a feeling of exhilaration, I went for a drive and viewed the beautiful Covered Bridges that dot the Vermont landscape and for which it is well known and spent the rest of the day taking in the breath-taking scenery.
I got to thinking about that book the GI gave me in 1943 and how the events in it that transpired had had an effect on my whole life. The struggle of a people to be free to chose the kind of government that they wanted, but more than all this, that they had taken on a world power to do battle with and won. Yes! That was a lesson on how much we value our freedoms and to what we are willing to do in order to gain not just our liberty but also the right to our beliefs. After all liberty is not something that one will ever negotiate.
It was a long way from the Magna Carta of Runnymede in 1215 to Yorktown, Virginia in 1781, a journey that people had taken to win their sacred rights from the powers that be.
Verily, I was reinvigorated and that made all the difference. As Thomas Paine that great American patriot and emancipator had said: "It is within our power to make the world anew!" That is what I had learned from the Pocket Book of America. We should never ever forget that we have to learn from the experience of those who went before us to meet every challenge that comes our way in life.
All those things make the difference when it comes to protecting our rights and freedoms that we hold dear. I became an associate member of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Charlottesville, VA and am very proud of it. But I add to this my pride in also being a member of the Thomas Paine Friends, Amherst, MA plays a very great part in my life, because there is nothing that can taste better than the flavour of freedom. It is this that makes us who we really are and where our belief in those freedoms that have come down through the ages makes us fully understand our value system.
Somewhere deep in my memory lies an important fact, the my older brother Joseph Russell had left for the U.S. in 1947, and by 1950 had enlisted in the U.S. army, and was sent to Fort Benning, GA for training during the Korean War. All those thoughts came back as I mused about my life at the time. It made me feel a lot closer to America than I ever had dared to think. Some of us from outside the U.S. overlook the fact that Americans are our closest cousins as well as out good neighbours. When my American niece Kim from Baltimore, MD contacted me, I was very pleased. Perhaps that is why I feel the way I do.
It was while in Vermont that I attended a church where for the first time I learned to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" and it was something that was also in the book that the GI had given me in 1943. Had I ever learned or sung O Canada? No, I did not ever, because to me it was an insult. It was a specific hymn made for the Métis (Canadiens) of which I had absolutely nothing in common with, and because it came from an alien culture of which I do not have any respect for either.
Yes, I could sing The Star-Spangled Banner, because it was in English and besides historically it was a part of our common heritage and culture of freedom.
Finally in a sense it was a true metamorphosis and I had changed completely into something very different from what I was before it all began. Like that famous immigrant to the U.S., Israel Baline (Irving Berlin) wrote in his song a tribute to his adopted country in 1918, the words that bear remembering and which was first sung on Armistice Day 1938 by Kate Smith, let me also say: GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Kenneth T. Tellis
"Telling the truth is a truly revolutionary act!" George Orwell (Eric Blair)
Mr. Herbert went on to tell me that June 24th was a day that was celebrated by “les canadiens” as their NATIONAL FEAST and that he would not approve of it because it would make his Québécoise wife very angry. So I asked him whether he was MP for the constituents of Vaudreuil or only represented his wife a Québécoise. At which he got very annoyed and put down the telephone.
But the sad part is that the infrastructure of Montreal has collapsed. Roads, highways and the raised sections of the overhead roads now fall in pieces or chunks on to the roads below, causing serious damage. The roads are now somewhat like an obstacle courses that one has to learn how to negotiate, or do damage their cars.
The Continental Congress on January 20, 1776, gave permission to Colonel Moses Hazen, the Military Governor of Montreal to recruit an army from the local Metis population, which he carried out. Thus, Colonel Hazen created the 2nd Canadien (Canadian) Regiment, also called Hazen's regiment and they served throughout the Revolutionary War, and were even involved in the siege of York Town. On October 19, 1781, Lord Cornwallis surrendered to the Franco-American forces under General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette. The 2nd Canadien Regiment was disbanded on November 15, 1783, two months after the Anglo-American Peace Treaty of Versailles.
Definition: King's Calendar Chronological Research
The Premise: Between the 5th and 3rd centuries BCE (but continuing down to at least 104 BCE), Sectarian redactors transcribed the legitimate 'solar year' chronological records of Israel and Judah, into an artificial form, with listed years as each comprised of 12 months of 4 weeks of 7 days, or 336 days per year, thus creating a 13th artificial year where 12 solar years existed.
When the Synchronous Chronological Data provided in the Books of Kings and Chronicles for the Divided Kingdom Period are measured in years of 336 days, the synchronisms actually align. [Refer to Appendix 5. to see how it synchronises the Divided Kingdom Period]
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R.P.BenDedek is the owner and Editor of KingsCalendar.com which was originally set up to publicize his research results into the Chronology of Ancient Israel. Those results were published under the title: 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran'.
Whilst there have been many attempts to solve the chronological riddle of the Bible's synchronisms of reigns of the kings of Israel and Judah and their synchronism with other Ancient Near Eastern Nations, no other research is based on a simple mathematical formula which could, if it is incorrect, be disproved easily. To date, no one has been able to dismiss the mathematical results of this research.
Free to air Academic articles set forth Apologetics for and results of his discovery of an "artificial chronological scheme" running through the Bible, Josephus, the Damascus Documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Seder Olam Rabbah.