Are the symbols, artwork, and historic figures that appear on our money always appropriate to the medium? Or do some serve a sinister purpose? Those are just two of the broader questions considered by Danielle and Robert as they reflect on what appears to be more of Justin Trudeau’s political ‘virtue signaling’ on Canada’s currency.
While few would contest the various social advancements that occurred in Canada with regard to racial and sexual issues, they are certainly not unique to this country, nor do they represent the essentials on which the country is based.
Though seemingly only symbolic, the numerous changes to Canadian currency reflect a certain lack of respect for the principles upon which the country was founded. Canada’s essential history is being subtly re-written to destroy the political substance of the nation, and to advance a ‘social history’ based on the current victim culture narrative.
There is a lacking sense of permanence to Canadian currency; it has a ‘disposable look’ and – inflation aside – seems to be treated as such by the Canadian government. As they say, ‘just follow the money,’ though in this case doing so reveals a vision of a planned socialist future, not of a historic past. Fiat money should reflect the geographic (jurisdiction) and political identity (uniting purpose) of a nation, not the propaganda of a given day.
So while Trudeau’s government pretends to recognize a welcome end to some Canadian injustices on the face of Canadian currency, these injustices do not reflect the purpose of the nation – but do serve Trudeau’s need to continually ‘apologize’ for a Canadian ‘history’ that serves his anti-national agenda. Meanwhile, his government is promoting a globalist agenda that insists Canada has no identity and that the freedom of speech of those who speak out against his social policies should be curtailed.
There is, of course, no ‘perfect’ symbol or image to place on any nation’s currency. But it seems to us that when it comes to what appears on a country’s money, a defining ‘national’ – not ‘social’ – symbol is what’s Just Right.