Phone inventor in Trudeau’s crosshairs

Seen any photos of Alexander Graham Bell? Noticed his white bushy beard and overall light complexion?

This kind of people don’t deserve to be on Canada’s pedestal, they have white privilege written all over them.

Says who?

Says Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, himself a substitute high school drama teacher.

Why?

Because some of Bell’s views are, in Trudeau’s eyes, controversial.

What can be controversial about Bell’s inventions?

Here’s a short list:

• Telephone. We all know what THAT is, even though, it seems, the most modern phones, why called smart, aren’t used as telephones any longer. Communication devices, perhaps, but telephones?
• The metal detector, invented originally to help find the bullet that killed U.S. President James A. Garfield in 1881.
• Photophone, a device that helped provide transmission of speech on a beam of light.
• Graphophone, another novelty, a device that – unlike the phonograph – could record and play it back.
• Audiometer, a gadget was used to detect hearing problems. This was very important to Bell: both his mother and his wife were deaf.
• Hydrofoils, defined as lifting surfaces that operate in water. They are similar in appearance and purpose to aerofoils used by aeroplanes. Boats that use hydrofoil technology are also simply termed hydrofoils. As a hydrofoil craft gains speed, the hydrofoils lift the boat’s hull out of the water, decreasing drag and allowing greater speeds.

Compared to all that, what has Trudeau invented? A rhetorical question, of course.

Bell’s sin

According to an August 11, 2022 True North article, “A federal government body is investigating posthumous honours received by the Canadian inventor of the telephone due to his “controversial beliefs.”

True North goes on to cite Blacklock’s Reporter as writing: “The Historic Sites and Monuments Board stated that it was reviewing the designations because of ‘views, actions and activities condemned by today’s society.’

“Board members did not provide any details about what supposed controversial beliefs Bell held when flagging him for the review.”

A British subject born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he lived to the ripe age of 75 when he passed away in Nova Scotia’s Beinn Bhreagh. He lived as a Briton in Canada and would become a naturalised U.S. citizen in 1882.

Here’s what must have caught the attention of the lazy bums at Canada’s Historic Sites and Monuments Board: “I am not one of those hyphenated Americans who claim allegiance to two countries,” Bell said in 1915.

Still, Britain, Canada, and the U.S. have all claimed Bell their “native son.”

If anyone should object, it would be the Scots who have been thinking of winning independence from Great Britain for years.

True North dug deeper.

Here’s what they found: “In 2019, the Liberals launched a Framework For History And Commemoration to review the 2,200 historical designations across Canada. To date the board has axed 208 monuments including Bell’s.”

A job-creation project if there ever was one, with this result: “In Canadian history colonialism, patriarchy and racism are examples of ideologies and structures that have profound legacies.

“There is a need to be cognizant of, and to confront, these legacies. This contributes to the ongoing process of truth-telling and reconciliation.”

We’ve already seen some of the results: Canada’s first Prime Minister John A. Macdonald was damned for “colonial assumptions.”

And so were Jacques Cartier and suffragette Louise McKinney.

Cartier’s guilt: he acted on orders of French King Francis I when he led a voyage to the New World, looking for gold and other riches, as well as finding a new route to Asia in 1534.

And what about McKinney? What could be wrong with a Canadian women’s rights activist and temperance advocate? The first woman sworn into the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and the first woman elected to a legislature in the British Empire, what crime is lurking in these two achievements? Was it her Woman’s Christian Temperance Union membership? Christians, after all, are guilty as hell of unspeakable crimes, according to the substitute teacher who turned to be a Prime Minister.

Historical spots aren’t exempt, either, True North reports: “24 historic Canadian forts are currently also being investigated for ‘colonial assumptions.’ Those include British Columbia’s Fort Steele, Fort La Reine in Manitoba, Fort Malden in Ontario and Fort Laprairie in Quebec.”

Delete what’s been written down

Historical archives aren’t safe, too, True North reports. A Trudeau-appointed chief archivist Leslie Weir called on federal workers last March to purge thousands of pages (including Macdonald’s biography) on government websites.

The smoking gun: “We need to discuss having a disclaimer on the website about having content that may offend people. I feel very strongly about that,” Weir e-mailed on June 9, 2021.

Reading Leslie Weir’s biography is another proof, as if one was still needed, that Canada’s education system has been going to hell in a handbasket far longer than most Canadians suspected. It created people with degrees but without knowledge who judge the past by today’s standards, without obviously having ever heard the word “context.”

That Trudeau is unaware is easy to understand. His education is sadly lacking. But Ms. Weir?

Here’s a quote from a March 10, 1876 entry in Bell’s journal, now at the Library of the U.S. Congress: “I then shouted into M [the mouthpiece] the following sentence: ‘Mr. Watson, come here—I want to see you.’ To my delight he came and declared that he had heard and understood what I said.

“I asked him to repeat the words. He answered, ‘You said Mr. Watson — come here — I want to see you.’ We then changed places and I listened at S [the speaker] while Mr. Watson read a few passages from a book into the mouthpiece M. It was certainly the case that articulate sounds proceeded from S. The effect was loud but indistinct and muffled.”

Here’s hoping the U.S. Congress won’t stoop as low as Canada’s government has these days.

Alexander Graham Bell’s words are and will remain immortal.

Justin Trudeau’s?

2 thoughts on “Phone inventor in Trudeau’s crosshairs

  1. prastaryrocker August 15, 2022 at 03:54 Reply

    Who is Justin Trudeau, never heard before about him

    Like

  2. Peter Adler August 15, 2022 at 10:09 Reply

    a non-entity riding on the coattails of his father, yet another communist in disguise whom our idiotically fawning media made look like a genius …

    Like

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