Sunday, August 15, 2010
My Solution to the Tamil Boat People "Problem"
When I saw this picture of a Tamil child arriving in Canada I was both angered and moved.
Angered because of this.
“This afternoon, a vessel carrying 490 individuals claiming refugee status including suspected human smugglers and terrorists has entered our waters and the Canadian Government is taking action.
Some terrorists. Some threat.
Will we never learn?
And moved because I was about that child's age when I arrived in Canada. And I'll never forget looking out of the plane window and seeing Montreal and the mighty St Lawrence river for the first time.
Of course, at first I was homesick and lonely, I missed my little Scottish village and my friends. I was even a bit disappointed to discover there were no bears on Mount Royal. And that building an igloo wasn't as easy as I thought.
But later I could never thank my parents enough for bringing to this big beautiful country.So I can only hope that little kid's first sight of Canada was as wonderful as mine was.
And after reading this story.
And seeing how the Tamils in Sri Lanka are being confined in places that look like concentration camps...
I think I've found a solution to the Tamil Boat People "problem."
Why don't we keep the Tamils and deport the Nazis to Sri Lanka? Because we need bigot apes in this country like we need a hole in the head... or Vic Toews.
And BTW since Toews was born in Paraguay, and insists on acting like a gauleiter.
Or a zombie...
What I want to know is who the hell let him in?
As for the newcomers spending their first days in what must be a strange new land I would just like to say this to them:
I'm sorry you've suffered so much. It must have been a hellish voyage. I know you are probably lonely and scared by all those men with guns. And you will have to be careful because there really are bears in B.C. And rabid racists all over the country.
But I know how you feel. If I could hug you all I would.
Freedom is beautiful eh?
Welcome to Canada...