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Ideology reflected in art


Canada's new $10 bill shows UN-dressed soldier

Let me be the one to give the new $10 rag its well-deserved name, the "Fem-ten."  I am sure that others will do better.  Another name that comes to mind is the "Beaver." For those unfamiliar with Canadian colloquialisms, a more appropriate name would be a designation normally reserved for small varieties of cuddly felines, but "Beaver" is sooo nationalistic.

All along I wondered what sex the soldier on the Fem-ten belongs to.  Well, I just read an article announcing the new bill and I'm not wondering any longer.  The soldier is a "she." Actually if you look closer, there are two female soldiers, a slight over-representation, as only three soldiers are shown, not counting the elderly man standing at the right edge of the excerpt from the bill shown below.  He, of the generation and the sex that had to do the dying to "preserve Canada's freedom" — while a fortune was being made by the military industrial complex from the armament efforts in two wars — is a survivor of the tens of thousands of Canadian men who had to die and never received the honour of being featured on one of Canada's monetary denominations.

Section of Canada's ten-dollar bill, showing the "new" soldiers celeprating the remembrance of the old soldier who had to make true sacrifices

The onlookers on the right appear to be bathed in the light of the glory of the world peace brought about by the feminists' efforts — solidly based on the backs, health and lives of the men who did, and will be doing, the dying.  

However, it is perhaps fitting that the only one of the three soldiers in uniform shown on the new ten dollar bill who is carrying a weapon, is a man, perhaps just a cadet.  Let there be no mistake. It will be he and other men like him who'll be doing the dying once more and time and again if Canada, or rather our prime minister, makes the unfortunate decision to get Canada involved in another military action somewhere. 

More than a million Canadian men and about 50,000 women, with the latter being employed in non-combatant service positions, served in the Canadian Armed forces during W.W.II.  About 42,000 of them and virtually no women died.

Roughly 90 percent of our armed forces are men, and perhaps 150 of the 6,000 or so female "soldiers" are women in combat positions.   There are a few female pilots (one token fighter pilot), a few artillery observers, such as the female soldier with the field glasses depicted on the new ten dollar bill, but there won't be any female soldiers in the trenches or digging them, let alone dying in them.

Just as anywhere else where women are being or have been used in military forces, the Canadian Armed Forces, too, prevent women from serving in positions that may expose them to the risk of coming into physical contact with enemy forces.

Females comprise only ten percent of Canada's Armed Forces — in spite of many, many millions of dollars having been spent in massive advertising campaigns aimed at attracting more women over the past ten years (and vastly more — more than a billion if I recall that correctly — in "gender sensitivity training" for the men so that they are more attuned to female sensitivities).  The maximum number of women in combat positions never went much over 450 and is now in the order of 150.  The role and extent of involvement of women today is hardly much greater than it was during W.W.II, but the proportions of men and women involved in any real war will no doubt again be about the same as it was in W.W.II.

When it comes to dying, suffering and getting maimed in the course of duty, it'll happen to men, not to women — in war and in peace. Even glorifying the role of women soldiers on the new Canadian $10 bill won't change that.  

Women don't want to be more equal in that area of endeavour.  It is discriminatory.  Virtually without exception the dangerous, dirty and sweaty jobs are done by men.  Women get those kinds of jobs that don't cause them to have to fear anything other than to receive paper cuts — even in the armed forces — and if something more unbecoming or distasteful needs to be done, there are more than enough men around expected and willing to do it.

Would it not be nice if men were to receive just a little bit of recognition for the sacrifices we expect them to make?  However, with the current political climate that turned a whole nation against men and made them the Jews of the third millennium that is very unlikely to happen. 

The "new" reality:

feminist propaganda poster

poster, showing how to prepare your son for working life


Additional Reading:

What Men Know That Women Don't, by Rich Zubaty

To preserve and protect

The Toonie (a.k.a. the Screw)

O.K. — Dialogue between a feminist and a man

Now and Then — A Comparison; Parallels between the methods used in the Nazi's extermination of millions of Jews and those used in the whole-sale destruction of our families in the 21st century

The Establishment Goes Bolshevik: "Entertainment" Replaces Art (Look for that heading in The Frankfurt School and "Political Correctness", By Michael Minnicino, Winter, 1992 issue of FIDELIO Magazine.)

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Posted 2001 02 01
Updates:
2001 02 11 (inserted link to To preserve and protect)
2001 02 28 (Inserted link to The Toonie)
2001 12 29 (added references to What Men Know That Women Don't; Dialogue between a feminist and a man, and Now and Then)
2002 12 22 (format changes)
2004 06 24 (added entry for SUN — Seniors United Now)