There are those who like the B.C. priest, Father Lucien Larre and the Lutheran Church of Canada, who see clearly that the Order of Canada is in name only and unfortunately has become the “Disorder” of Canada. There are those past recipients of the award, who if they could, would roll over in their graves and rise up and do the same.
The Order of Canada used to stand for the champions of the weak, the defence of the powerless, and the sacrifice of the life of one for the life of the many. Now it has become in many ways, the opposite. There are still those who deserve an award for their contribution to the betterment of ALL Canadians but it appears that Hitler may have been proud of the New Order of Canada. One that decries the powerless, flaunts controversy, and thumbs its nose at the silent majority.
It is so disheartening that a Doctor, who swore to uphold the classical Hippocratic Oath which in part said, “... I will keep them from harm and injustice. I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.....” has in fact led the charge against this original oath.
The Hippocratic Oath thus has become the Hippocritical Oath and those who appoint such to the Order of Canada, are themselves responsible for the new “Disorder of Canada”. The silent majority, the unborn, the defenseless, like the Jews of the Holocaust have no champion, no rescuer, no one willing to sacrifice his own life, to rescue the perishing. The voices of the dead cry out in vain for a hero. George Orwell’s 1984 has come and we have surrendered to it.