Sunday, January 06, 2013
Idle No More and the Real Terrorists
If Stephen Harper thought his grudging offer to meet with the AFN Chiefs would defuse the Idle No More movement, he couldn't have been more wrong.
From Sydney to Cornwall to Vancouver.
Because you can't stop a movement whose time has come eh?
Or it seems stop Christie Blatchford from smearing those in the movement as terrorists. Or suggesting they could threaten the future of Canada, by comparing what is going on to Douglas Bland's third-rate apocalyptic novel Uprising.
The story is one of armed revolution, or insurrection, by aboriginal young people trained and led by a disciplined core of native veterans of the Canadian army, all of them brought together by a charismatic aboriginal leader named Molly Grace.
The story ends with running gun battles in Winnipeg streets, a bomb in Montreal, violent takeovers of army bases and power facilities, casualties and death on both sides — and in the coming apart of Canada.
Which would be hilarious eh? In a violent video game sort of way. If Bland hadn't been a senior officer in the Canadian military for many years, and this didn't sound like something out of the movie Seven Days in May.
As Andy Bishop, the book’s Chief of the Defence Staff, tells the waffling defence minister as he dithers about what to do about the increasingly real signs that the country is under threat, “My worry is that very few national leaders, or opinion makers, or members of the courts, seem willing to accept the central notion that as a first principle a liberal democracy has the right to defend itself against anti-democratic elements in its midst.”
Where Burt Lancaster plays a mad general...
Even though the history of the struggle of our First Nations has been amazingly peaceful, considering the indignities heaped upon them. The history of our country has been one of compromise not violence.
And the real terrorists, or anti-democratic elements, are those in the Con regime who would despoil our lakes and rivers, by subverting our democracy, and breaking treaties, so they can sell us all out to foreign interests.
Not these peaceful protesters...
Who are only doing what more Canadians should have done long ago. Taking to the streets to tell the Harper Cons that enough is ENOUGH.
And the real threat to Canada comes from the disgusting bigots who have been flooding the pages of our newspapers with ugly comments like these...
For their violent words can only inflame the situation, poison the well, lead us to disaster, and destroy all chances of a new beginning.
Which would be a Canadian tragedy eh?
Yup. Now more than ever. Tell those bigots to take a hike.
Stand up for the power of peaceful protest.
Join the revolt against the Con regime.
Support the Idle No More movement...
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