Sunday, December 30, 2012
Idle No More and the Power of Solidarity
One day historians, or forensic psychiatrists, will no doubt argue over why Stephen Harper was prepared to let Chief Theresa Spence die.
Was it because that cold, cruel, man couldn't feel the pain of others?
Or was it because he was a coward?
But all I can say today is thank goodness for the strength of Chief Spence, still calling for solidarity even as she grows weaker.
Thank goodness for all the politicians who visited her today, and the decency of Joe Clark.
In a statement after his meeting, Clark said that "there is a general concern that First Nations - Canada relations are headed in a dangerous direction."
"Chief Spence expressed a humble and achievable vision - one which I believe all Canadians can embrace," he said, adding honest dialogue and mutual commitment can carry-out her vision.
A real Canadian Prime Minister, unlike Stephen Harper.
And wasn't it great to see how many people answered Chief Spence's call all over the country?
Because there has never been a better time to show solidarity with our aboriginal brothers and sisters. Not when it could save the life of Chief Spence.
Not when her demands are so humble, and her cause so just. And not when solidarity can lift your spirits like nothing else.
For I remember a time during the Quebec Student Strike when the police were attacking and arresting thousands...
The MSM couldn't say enough bad things about the students.
The rest of the country was so silent.
And although I never doubted that we would win...
I have to admit that every now and then defiance surrendered to depression.
Until one night I saw this little video...
And it raised my spirit like they raised that banner eh? Made it soar like an eagle.
Because I know that when progressives support each other NOTHING can stop us from building a better world.
Here's to Chief Spence and the Idle No More movement.
Down with the cruel and un-Canadian Con regime.
See you at the next flash mob or demonstration.
Solidarity forever !!!
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