Dick Field

Dick Field, editor of Blanco's Blog, is the former editor of the Voice of Canadian Committees and the Montgomery Tavern Society, Dick Field is a World War II veteran, who served in combat with the Royal Canadian Artillery, Second Division, 4th Field Regiment in Belgium, Holland and Germany as a 19-year-old gunner and forward observation signaller working with the infantry. Field also spent six months in the occupation army in Northern Germany and after the war became a commissioned officer in the Armoured Corps, spending a further six years in the Reserves.

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Mar 26, 2015 — Dick Field

Most readers are familiar with the concept of Muslim Sharia Law. It is the law that Islamic jihadists wish to impose by guile or force upon all non-Islamic countries. These laws dictate to Muslims how they must carry out every act of their lives from shaving to eating to praying and even to marital intimacies.

Freedom of speech—vital—be it sensible or foolish

Mar 19, 2015 — Dick Field

It doesn’t seem to matter where you look in Canada these days but some fool is trying to stop another citizen of Canada from expressing his or her opinions on controversial subjects.

Convert or Die

Aug 26, 2014 — Dick Field

Understanding Islamic Extremists, Convert or Die

Just who are these terrible religious fanatics?
They are known as ISIS (the Islamic State of Syria) or ISIL (the Islamic State of Levant) and their objective is to establish a world-wide Caliphate (Kingdom of Islam) and subjugate or destroy all other states.

The Wound Badge

Feb 11, 2014 — Dick Field

It’s cold tonight, being midwinter February, 2014.  I am very tired and the old brain is slowing somewhat; so to change the pace I thought it might be a nice break to tell a kinda humorous story of how I came to own a German Wound badge, given to me by a wounded German Wehrmacht soldier.

The West will Not Learn - Stay out of Syria – Stay out of Arab Lands

Aug 29, 2013 — Dick Field

It doesn’t seem to matter that they have had their noses burnt time after time when interfering in the affairs of Muslim lands. It has cost us thousands of American, British, Allied and Canadian casualties trying to stop irrational Islamic societies from cutting each others throats.

English-Only Language Charter for all English-Speaking Canada, Territories must be introduced now!

Dec 9, 2012 — Dick Field

Official Bilingualism - Get Rid of it - Now!

The language issue in Canada is boiling up more fiercely than ever. The French speakers of Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and across Canada are becoming more vicious, aggressive and bullying day by day. Quebec remains determined to destroy every vestige of anything “English” and force English Canadians into an employment and linguistic Islamic-like Dimminitude (sub-human status).

A Book Report -The Young Trudeau

Jul 16, 2012 — Dick Field

The Young Trudeau – Son of Quebec, Father of Canada
By authors Max and Monique Nemni

First published in French in 2006 by Les Editions de L’Homme, translated by William Johnson and published by McClelland & Stewart Ltd.

Official French and English Bilingualism – The War

Jul 9, 2012 — Dick Field

1. No unilingual Canadian French or English speaker may obtain employment in any part of the federal civil service, a Crown Corporation or any major contractor wishing to do business with the Federal Government.

2. No member of the Canadian armed forces may be promoted above the rank of Major unless they are fluently bilingual

Trudeau’s Ghost wins again

Jun 20, 2012 — Dick Field

We had all hoped otherwise but no, the Township of Russell vs Galganov and Brisson decision is a blatant political affront to all that our former justice system’s freedoms and liberties ever represented.  Judges are supposed to be blind to all but the evidence presented to them.  Colour, religion, race, ethnicity, sex nationality or language of those seeking justice is not supposed to matter.

Consulting French Canadians on Linguistic Duality

May 27, 2012 — Dick Field

On May 22, the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, launched, in Moncton New Brunswick, the first in a series of Government of Canada pan-Canadian consultations on official languages.

A Look Back at the Reform Party Blue Book

Apr 1, 2012 — Dick Field

Years ago it always drove me crazy when the opposition Liberals, Progressive Conservatives and NDP cooperated to smear the Reform Party as having a “hidden agenda.”  That agenda was neither hidden nor an evil manifestation of so-called Western red-necked Neanderthal racism.

The Architects of Canada’s Devolution

Mar 19, 2012 — Dick Field

The Liberal Party of Canada is struggling to identify itself. They know the Conservative Party of Canada is not what Canadians really want.  After all only 39.6% of Canada’s voters voted for them.  They seriously contemplate resurrecting their former coalition with the National Democratic Party (NDP).  They even reach in desperation for Bob Rae that tired old NDP loser as their messiah of resurrection.

The Ghost of P.E.Trudeau smirks again

Feb 8, 2012 — Dick Field

Last week on Thursday, February 2, 2012, I sat nearly six hours straining to hear (bad acoustics) an appeal to the Ontario Appeal Court concerning the legal right of a small town in Eastern Ontario named Russell, to issue and enforce a bilingual sign bylaw requiring private individuals and corporations to display any of their business signage in French and English.

The High Court of Parliament – The Supreme Court of Canada

Oct 10, 2011 — Dick Field

On October 1, 2011 the Supreme Court of Canada once again overstepped its powers. This abuse of our freedoms must stop. It is time that Canadians who care about our fundamental laws and values brought this unelected body of elitist lawyers to heel.

Quebec has lost any Right to Special Treatment

Sep 23, 2011 — Dick Field

It really shouldn’t be more than common sense that our representation of MPs in Canada’s parliament ought to reflect the number of voters in each province and by electoral district within each province. The system has been grossly out of whack for generations. To put it simply, my vote should be equal to yours and visa versa in respect to our influence on any election of MPs. However, the actual process has always taken into consideration a myriad of historical and political factors.

Multicultural hatreds promoted in Canada

Aug 9, 2011 — Dick Field

It doesn’t seem to matter what paper you open today or what source of news is your favourite bad medicine, there seems no end to the divisive rhetoric been thrown around by the purveyors of hate. If it isn’t the senseless gunplay in our major cities by our drug infested minority youth or the unpleasant anti-Jewish ambiance of practically every university across Canada, it’s the deliberate separation of Canadians into superior or inferior classes of citizens by the official (government) forced bilingual policies.

The Battle of Groningen – Holland April 1945

Jul 2, 2011 — Dick Field

This battle completed the drive north of the Second Canadian Division in which I was a participant. The battle is well described in the reference I gave at the end of my previous article however; all war stories can only describe general conditions and the framework of battles with very few close-up personal experiences of individuals. Even then for every small story hundreds of others much more intense than mine will never be told.

Canada’s Shame – our Anarchistic Youth

Jun 19, 2011 — Dick Field

A while ago I wrote a rather long article on the subject of government responsibility for our “peaceful” demonstrator’s bad behaviour.

A Day in April 1945 -North to Groningen

May 5, 2011 — Dick Field

When we left the last scene of our story we were about 22 ¾ hours into our day, a very long and exhausting one. Our infantry was at our start line lying in tall grass waiting for our barrage to commence at 5:00 AM when the attack would begin. All was silent. We could hear the enemy talking, laughing and unaware of our presence.

A Day in April 1945 – North to Groningen

Apr 6, 2011 — Dick Field

The largest city in eastern Holland and the farthest north is the city of Groningen. My previous tale of the Kangaroo and the Badger occurred while on the way to liberate that city. The actual liberation of Groningen occurred a few days later and was the end of our drive and our Regiment’s fighting in Holland. My story of that liberation will be told later because it produced quite a few more adventures before the fighting ended.