About Me And My Blog

Hello I am the Quacking Duck

I am a seeker of answers and a sharer of knowledge. I am fascinated and almost totally preoccupied with the where and whys of Canada. The mixing of our cultures and our political views; our political figures and the decisions they make. I love learning about the history of Canada and passing it on. Our history, like all countries is filled with things we can be proud of and things that we are rightfully ashamed of, but are what we were and helped shape who we are today. The proud things make the paper and the shameful things get swept under the rug, or buried in the 100th page of the news paper. I am the person who will dig them out and bring them to you; I will try to put at your finger tips supporting links, videos and pictures.  I am passionate in the stories I tell, because I care. I am like a quacking duck; I make a noise that is hard to ignore.

The things that I write about were happening as I grew up and are still happening now as I write all over Canada.  I remember my friends and I talking as children and them saying to me whenever we heard stories about the  struggle for equal rights in the United States, ” The united States should be ashamed of itself for the way it treats its negroes. Lucky we are in Canada, there is no prejudice here.”  I knew different of course, but indeed the prejudice was difficult to recognize. It was not something Canadians were proud of so it got swept under the rug, buried in the back of the paper, and certainly never talked about in public.

The word prejudice is a word that no one wants attached to them but the actions and things that this word embodies and the consequences that are seen as a direct result of them are far worse than the label. I wish to change the way people think about prejudice; it is not a Black verses White thing only. It is an English verses French thing; A Catholic verses Protestant thing  a Muslim verses Christian thing and it is who we have become.

                                                                                                                                 The Quacking Duck

  1. February 20, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Very cool blog! 🙂

  2. April 13, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    I need to explore your site further but like the first few entries I’ve read are both quite thoughtful and thought provoking. I’ve also added to my blogroll at O’Canada Blog. Best, Brett

    • April 13, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      Thank you for the kind words Brett. Please feel free to come and go as often as you wish to. I try to offer up my views as I see things and not the opinions of someone else. I think too often we forget that we have eyes, ears, a mouth, a heart and a brain. I feel that far too often we allow how others perceive things to form the basis of our opinions, instead of relying on our own God given gifts. Have a great night! I visited your sight and thought the pictures were beautiful. I will be going back. I always loved paintings and art, but I was never very good at it.

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