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Michael Moriarty Shakes Up Ottawa

Michael Moriarty Shakes Up Ottawa

ACTOR AND PUNDIT MICHAEL MORIARTY WAS IN TOWN RECENTLY, APPEARING IN THE INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM `HOUSE OF LUK.’  NOTORIOUS FOR HIS CONTROVERSIAL AND INFLAMMATORY POLITICAL OPINIONS, MORIARTY WAS THE GUEST OF HONOR AT A PRIVATE DINNER HOSTED BY OTTAWA LIFE MAGAZINE. THE DINNER, HELD ON SEPTEMBER 28 AT HY'S STEAK HOUSE, WAS ATTENDED BY POLITICAL ACTIVISTS, LOBBYISTS, JOURNALISTS AND A FEW CIVIL SERVANTS. THE DINNER RECEIVED WIDE COVERAGE IN THE SUN AND CITIZEN. HOWEVER, FOR ALL THOSE WHO E-MAILED US AND CALLED — HERE IS WHAT MORIARTY REALLY SAID.

Michael Moriarty delivered a spirited and rather startling 30-minute speech, during which he denounced the Canadian flag as a symbol of Canada's absorption into the Communist Empire. Excerpts from his speech follow:

"At the height of the Cold War, a Socialist out of the United Nations, Lester Pearson, became Prime Minister of Canada and redefined not only the entire direction of Canada but its self-image as well. In one stroke of the pen, he cut one of the only two roots of the Canadian tree off the flag. He removed the Union Jack. At no point did he even recognize that the only other root holding up the tree was France. As the only symbol of Canada on the flag, there is not even the majesty of a tree. He put a red maple leaf at the center. Leaves are red in the fall when they are dying.

Michael Moriarty's conception for a new Canadian flag

"(Pearson's) administration, conceiving of this Canadian banner in the 1960s at the height of the Cold War, placed, on either side of that dying maple leaf, two red curtains. Can anyone with even a passing memory of Winston Churchill's description of the Cold War divide as an `Iron Curtain', fail to see those two red curtains as possibly representing Communist China and the Soviet Union?

"To Communists, of course, those curtains are not static. They are slowly closing on that pathetic maple leaf and ultimately covering Canada in nothing but red!"

Moriarty proposed a new design for the Canadian flag, one which "includes a member of the First Nations who inhabited this land, and which reflects the greatness, genius, strength, power and endurance provided by the parentage of England and France — the undisputed, first-millennium authors and protectors of liberty and individual freedom!' (See illustration.)canadian flag

THE WIT AND WISDOM OF MICHAEL MORIARTY

ON CANADA AS A 'CARING AND COMPASSIONATE' SOCIETY: You, ladies and gentlemen, are waltzing yourselves into increasing tyranny. You have a great benign tumor up here in Canada called a Socialist federation. And the smugness of your Liberal government is that they have laws that would allow them to shoot you on sight, but they don't use them. That's what makes the Liberals feel so holy. 'We could do this, but we don't, because we're such good human beings; they say. We have a big day care center up here: all the citizens are children and the only adults are the federal government.

IMPRESSIONS OF OTTAWA: Interesting thing — I come to a city I expect to be a city. You only have 800,000 people here. You're about the size of Winnipeg. I call Ottawa`Short City' and it goes back to the Dark Ages, (when) the Catholic Church did not allow any building to be taller than the steeple on its church. The only enlightened (ones) were the priests, and they spoke the Latin language nobody understood. Now, in your capital city of Ottawa, you've honored a terrible idea, where the biggest building is a symbol of your government, and no building is taller than your stupid government. That's your Dark Age city here. I couldn't believe there were no good buildings that reached up to the sky. You should be embarrassed!

ON PLAYING THE POLITICAL GAME: I do believe that after God and Christ, the most powerful thing in the universe is the free, unique and independent human being. One guy. In New York, when I started assailing (U.S. Attorney General) Janet Reno and the Clinton administration, all my Liberal advisors said: "Well, Michael, we understand, we kind of agree with a lot of what you're saying. Build a coalition. Get a backing. Get some numbers behind you." And I said `(bleep) your I don't have to do that. I don't have to go out and beg people to agree with me. I don't have to politick, smarm around and manipulate people. One guy will do what he has to do and leave (the United States for Canada).

ON ENFORCED CHARITY: Liberals and Socialists presented their governments to us as a new and more efficient venue for our civilization's traditions of charity and a cure for our crisis of soul, our inability as a flock to find a worthy shepherd. 'Let us have enforced charity', offer the Socialists. `Let us have a governmentally mandated United Way.' Liberals and Socialists have rendered unto Caesar that which was exclusively the domain of God's mercy and Christ's teaching. Charity is a decision made between an individual, his free will and God. The welfare state and man-dated charity are not proof of God's mercy, but rather the government's proof that it is God. Therefore, what we have in Socialism is an international religion that has tapped into emotions and impulses that were the exclusive domain of temples, churches and charities, and don't belong in the ballot box where they can, will and have been exploited. Socialism has completely erased the one law that most protects individual freedom: the separation between church and state.

ON BEING A LION: Winston Churchill was not the last lion of the millennium. I am. Your governments are wild dogs, coyotes. They turn the human race into deer, and the deer run, every tax time, and the wild wolf pack is after you. Well, I was a good deer for a while, a good little Liberal sucker. Now I'm a lion, see, pursued by a wolf pack. I'm standing in the veldt, turning on them saying — "Take your bite, pull the trigger, you (bleep):' I'm not going to run anymore. I'm a lion.

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