Freedom Defence Canada

How I Fell in Love With Canada

by Perry D Foster
  When I was younger I didn’t care much for Canada. That sounds terrible, but let me explain. I love history and culture, in particular European culture. Compared to the “captains and kings,” and the grand empires and high civilizations of Europe, Canada’s history and culture seemed, well…dull. This was made worse by the fact that my countrymen didn’t seem too enthusiastic about their country either. There didn’t seem to be many reasons to be inspired by Canada, so I wasn’t. I concentrated on other nations and cultures, particularly Japan and Europe. What a mistake! The Turning Point  It wasn’t […]

One Size Fits All

by Perry D Foster
  The other day I was outside a Mall in my home town of Duncan, B.C. From where I was standing I could see all the usual stores: a Staples, a Sports Chek, a Winners, and a Source. Suddenly I got the strangest feeling. I could have been anywhere. It didn’t have to be Duncan. It could have been Boise Idaho, Peoria Illinois, or Thunder Bay Ontario. Why? Because there wasn’t anything distinctive about what I was seeing. It was soulless. It didn’t have a personality. No culture, no grace, no charm no soul. It might as well have been […]

FDC Spring Update. A Word From Our Chairman

by Perry D Foster
Hello Freedom Defence Canada Supporters, We are going through very unusual times.The Covid 19 pandemic has turned our entire world upside down. We at FDC hope you are doing well and, rest assured, you are in our prayers. Like us, you are probably growing tired of social distancing. And, like us, you probably have the same concerns about what this pandemic is doing to our economy. Taxpayer money is being doled out indiscriminately, and is undoubtedly driving us further and further into debt at a time when many businesses have had to close.            But, beyond […]

The War on Reality

by Perry D Foster
We’ve reached a bizarre stage in our history. One might even say an evil one. Why? Because never before have we denied reality and opposed those who believe in it. Never, in the last five thousand years, since this experiment called “human civilization” began, have we been this crazy and bizarre. We are actually making war on reality. Coffee Cup or Chicken?  A few years ago I had a conversation with an ex professor of mine. He reminded me, in that condescending way so many others had, that there were no “facts.” I didn’t have to struggle for a degree […]

What the Corona Virus is Teaching Us

by Perry D Foster
  As I write this we’re going through the Wuhan Corona Virus emergency. It’s bad. We’ve  all been forced to alter our lives, and we don’t know when it will end. And, as so often happens in emergencies like this, extreme points of view are being pushed. One of them is the “Doomsday View.” It claims that the virus is the “end of all things.” Its opposite is “The Scam View,” the idea that the virus has been exaggerated and that we don’t need to worry. The answer lies somewhere in between. We need to go to that place and […]

Why Murdoch Lies

by Perry D Foster
Don’t get me wrong. I love “Murdoch Mysteries.” Set in early twentieth century Toronto, the series is a nostalgic look at a great time in Canadian history. It might even qualify as “Canadiana” so it isn’t easy for me to condemn it. But, as one historical figure so accurately put it, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” We have to be honest. Murdoch Mysteries lies. Historical Truth Is Important.  We do our best when we look back. We see the past as “through a glass darkly,” and we can never truly know what it was like to live […]