Are they serious? This is goofiness of the highest order:
The phrase “In all thy sons command” has some women calling for a gender-neutral version, Industry Minister Tony Clement says, citing an email from a constituent.
What women? Not this one. If there was some massive campaign underway to make the national anthem more “gender-neutral”, I wasn’t aware of it, and wouldn’t have supported it if I had been.
This is nothing but a distraction — penny-ante bullshit that serves no purpose other than to offend Canadians and fill their hearts with loathing for all things feminist. CPC stenographers are already hard at it, blaming their favourite whipping girls for this little outrage, when the whipping girls are for the most part just as surprised by it as anyone else.
Or maybe it’s the car keys jangled to get the dog’s attention away from the steak on the budget BBQ in advance of serving it up today. Either way it’s brainless and puerile posturing, and I want no part of it other than to mock it.
UPDATE (Friday): That didn’t take long, eh?