Oh bloody hell, Canada

Nearly three-quarters of older Canadians agreed with the suggestion that it was because Canadians share common history, heroes and national symbols. By contrast, 37 per cent of the those between 18 and 34 said it was because there was no "strong national identity that individuals and groups are expected to adopt."

Oh yeah, this is going to carry a country far. This "post-modern" notion of a one-size-fits-all concept of nation: the political block of people who don't have to conform to anything; is one of the most dangerous and ultimately self-destructive notions that post-modernism has ever come up with.

And if its straight on Canada's doorstep, its as good a time as any to happily spend Dominion Day weekend happily reminding all of you:

I am not Canadian.
I am Albertan, and will never again lower myself
to the level of being some "Canadian".

If you want to have any moral and philosophical edge in the coming war(s) that post-modernism will inflict upon us, Alberta as the shining beacon in space all alone in the night is your best bet.

Mr. Griffiths noted that an attachment to national symbols such as Olympic hockey or the Timbit has remained strong even as knowledge of the country's history and practices — what he called "civic literacy"— has declined.

"Our nationalism becomes kind of sentimental," he said. "It becomes cheering for hockey teams, it becomes going to Timmy's."