Then farms them for profit
It is impossible to overstate how badly this needing being said. I can feel my cortisol rising. It’s so indescribably evil that toxic socialists have taken the least interesting aspect of First Nations and turned it into a hammer to wipe out all the most fascinating parts.
I’m going to try and find the clip of a CBC reporter who forgot the cardinal rule: ‘don’t ask questions you don’t want the answer to.’ She thought she was being so clever interviewing a woman living on a North SK reserve by leading her on the colonialization and residential school topic. The woman came back at her with ‘yeah, that’s all we hear from the men around here who keep getting drunk and landing in jail. All they do is blame residential schools and colonialization. They never have to take responsibility.’ The CBC reporter nearly fainted.
Another great read Elizabeth. Thanks. I was in church this morning discussing curent affairs with some friends. We were all astounded that the corruption and pilfering of assets happens now right in front of us. No shame. No accountability. They say the pen is mightier than the sword. I believe the pen may be a precurser to the sword. At some point we will reach that tipping point and all hell will break loose. I struggle to visualize a peaceful resolution.
Dear Elizabeth Nickson; You are killin' it girl. I don't know if this substack thing will become a global go-to for the facts or, just one more item in a long list of shoulda, woulda, coulda. Time will tell.
In the meantime I am glad to see your mention of the Frankfurt School. I hadn't heard of it until 2005. At that time, an anonymous college professor in an online comment section mentioned it. I looked it up, and haven't seen western civilization in the same way since.
The Frankfurt School in the U.S.A. took shape after Adolf Hitler kicked them out of Germany. Hitler's brand of communism was at odds with the Marxist-Leninist Frankfurt School. The Frankfurt Schoolers high-tailed outta Germany to the U.S.A. They used their hoity-toity European credentials to worm their way into tenure at Columbia, USC, UCLA and UCBerkeley. In Germany these so-called Frankfurt School commies had discovered that their brand of Marxist-Leninist communism was a no-go with the common people.
So they turned their attention to "organizing" the often-vainglorious intellectual class:
“We must organize the intellectuals and use them to make western civilization stink. Only then, after they have corrupted all its values and made life impossible, can we impose the dictatorship of the proletariat.” Now they've got college-level instructors teaching children that the two (and only two) sexes are imaginary political\social constructs. It's hard to believe how easily some are deceived.
Elizabeth, I love all your columns but this one really hit the most pitch perfect note. It gives me hope that this socialist nightmare will end.
I’ll never forget visiting Yellowknife 20 years ago and hanging out with the town hotshot—publisher of the two local newspapers. Knew everyone. He took a few of out to the only decent restaurant in town and we feasted like kings. Appetizers, steaks, wine, cocktails, desserts, brandy. Pure gluttony.
Then he wandered off to say hi to a local band chief. When I inquired about the bill, he told me the band chief had picked it up. Not just dessert or cocktail. The whole thing. This is why the kids eat Wonderbread… if they’re lucky.
Thanks for this balanced offering. Very brave to wade in.
Like many Canadians, I have long been perplexed about this ongoing, distressing dilemma. Most would concur they do not understand that after so many decades of commissions, studies, reports, and megabuck$, how this continues. I began reading some of Frances Widdowson's writings, Christie Blatchford's, "Helpless: Caledonia's Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy" (I miss Christie), and, more recently, Peter Best's "There Is No Difference." Light was shed on the "Aboriginal Industry," that is, the mutual interdependence of Cdn government bureaucracy, lawyers, and aboriginal elite - a social grooming that appears to have no end as long as the money flows. I also read Jody Wilson Raybould's, "Indian in the Cabinet," where she, too, remarked on the "industry." Interesting that some thought she would make a huge difference in this ongoing plight, especially when she turned Independent in the HofC. I eagerly purchased her second book, "True Reconciliation," and she lost me in the early pages when she piled on about the residential graves. Really? How could she not know about refutations? (Can I get a refund)? Perhaps I should have soldiered on, but the apologetic verbiage can get tedious.
Another book that shed light on oppressed isolated societies was Yeonmi Park's, "In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom." It was stunning to read how, despite poverty, loss of freedom and basic rights, North Korean families were locked into their daily lives, revered their dictators, and could not imagine another life. Inertia and dependency can affect us all. We have just had a dandy taste of it in the last few years.
This Canadian dilemma does not seem close to being resolved. It seems the industry is akin to a cartel where the ongoing endless "negotiations" continue to financially benefit key players on both sides. In the meantime, suffering and paralysis continues.
I started learning more of the absolute horrid way the North American Indians have been mistreated for generations about 15 yrs ago. I think that those who crossed the pond and thought that they had it so together as to commit atrocities of trying to diminish the nature and culture of those already established here. They could have taken the opportunity to learn, appreciate and in a cooperative manner sought for a better path forward... looking to the potential of future generations, instead of trying to force european ascendency concepts on others. I know it wasn't the way of all, but it was the way of enough that held positions of power and influence to push their despotic agendas.
Thank you for this post. I appreciate reading it.
It is amazing that at this late date the native Americans continue to suffer. Our “leaders” are corrupt, greedy, evil, soulless ghouls.