We Canadians share the same physical space. It’s about time we stopped allowing nefarious actors to make us hate each other.
On May 27th, 2021, in the first months of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) coronavirus pandemic, Chief Rosanne Casimir of the Tk’emlúps te secwépemc First Nation (also know as Kamloops Indian Band) announced that ground-penetrating radar (GPR) had found between 200 and 215 ‘probable burials’ proximate to the on-reserve residential school. In the Canadian and international legacy media, without any supporting evidence apart from the murky ultrasound-like GPR images, and native-indigenous ‘oral tradition’, this immediately became a case of ‘unmarked graves’, ‘mass graves’, and even basic ‘genocide’1.
Just as quickly politicians, political activists, and various other ‘social-like’-seeking types, condemned the Catholic Church (who ran this particular residential school), as well as predictably impugning the character of all European-Canadians, past and present. After that it was simply a case of who is going to throw-down the best virtue-signaling statements and arguments in order to get noticed, and of course, published.
Not long after Casimir’s announcement, many of the more criminally-minded political activists and other ne’er-do-wells decided to burn, desecrate, vandalize and destroy as many as 68 Christian churches around Canada. Local police forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police made few arrests for these heinous (present-day) crimes after reluctantly going through, or ordered to reluctantly go though, their half-hearted ‘investigations’. Alongside this irreligious destruction, ‘un-woke’ statues came tumbling-down, including Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. McDonald, and Queen Victoria herself.
Prime Minster Justin Trudeau, Canada’s infamous costume-wearing aficionado and blackface-connoisseur, inevitably weighed-in (thankfully without the benefit of an awkward bhangra-dance), to state that, yes, burning places of worship to the ground is not nice, “but…”:
One of my reflections is I understand the anger that’s out there against the federal government, against institutions like the Catholic church; it is real and it is fully understandable given the shameful history that we are all becoming more and more aware of, and engaging ourselves to do better as Canadians.Justin Trudeau
I wonder if this ex-part-time ‘drama teacher’ and ex-even-more-part-time ‘ski-instructor’ would be as judicious and understanding if these places of worship were mosques, temples or even synagogues? Presumably, given the legacy media’s utter disinterest in this incredible criminality within a civilized nation, they too found it all completely ‘understandable’, and therefore of no real note.
Is this all just a grift, based on dodgy TheScience™? Is this just another opportunity to advance the current legacy-media narrative that white-supremacists are planning to overthrow Mr. Trudeau’s paradisiacal no-culture-having nation? Is this something that is planned behind the scenes, coordinated and aligned, to substantiate and support the desired response, in the problem-response-solution paradigm? Are we just dealing with people who will do and say anything and everything just to enrich themselves? Why now? GPR technology has been in place since the 1970s — so why now?
Below are some public responses to the established legacy-media narrative that may be of some value. Do your own research. Do your own due diligence. But in the end, just try to feel what’s in your own heart about the people and communities that you know, and those friends and family that surround you each and every day. Are they really all white supremacists? Are they really all racist? Are they really all bigots? Are they really all evil? Your family, your friends, your church, your volunteer organizations? Do all of them really have no empathy with native-indigenous North Americans? Do they really want to see these people suffer, or anyone for that matter? Far from it.
Their views are not necessarily my own. But, in my view, more opinions are better than censored opinions. Debate it out. Let the court of public opinion decide. As long as you are not inciting criminality — and that’s far from what opposing opinions to the agreed narrative on the Kamloops ‘grave’ situation indicate — then let it roll. Let it all roll.
And, could it be (could it?) that a native-indigenous North American be evil, be seduced by power, be enticed by money, be enthralled by the trappings of control and popularity? And partake in a legacy-media narrative obsessed with impugning the character of Canadians of British and European descent? Of course. They are human. With the same human aspects of good and evil all of us have. Exactly the same. But here we all are, sharing the same time and space. And for the most part we know we are good people. All of us. It’s beyond time that we all stop allowing such incredulous and divisive narratives to break the bonds of human kindness.
- civil division only benefits those that are promoting it for their own jealous and nefarious needs.
- to divide and conquer is an age-old stratagem that lives with us today.
- most human beings are, or can be, good.
1 The Truth And Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) report called the residential school system in Canada ‘cultural-genocide’, as opposed to physical- or biological-genocide. The TRC report infers this definition of genocide from the United Nations’ Convention On Genocide enacted after World War II, in Article II(e): “Forcibly transferring children of the group [suffering genocide] to another group.”