The Shotgun Blog
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Caledonia: Blatchford on The Agenda
UPDATE: Mark Vandermaas has further updates.
Posted by Richard Anderson on January 15, 2011 | Permalink
What a collection of gutless wonders at both the provincial and federal level. After watching all 3 videos I'm buying the book. As near as I can tell , the whole fed/prov. strategy is to remain afraid of any potential violence. They will keep buying off natives right across the country and when they find out that it has'nt worked they will accept the surrender terms. At 10 billion a year and counting. Idiots.
Posted by: peterj | 2011-01-15 6:10:18 PM
I've read the book twice. It's worse than you think. The stories are revolting. Particularly tragic are the police officers who tried - and failed - to fight this from the inside. If you don't hate Julian Fantino now, you will after reading the book.
Posted by: Publius | 2011-01-15 7:03:21 PM
Fantino is just the sort of person that Harper wants in his caucus: spineless and cowardly.
Posted by: AB Patriot | 2011-01-16 10:37:23 AM
Spinless and cowardly...like the university administrators that allowed some ARA nutcases to stop her speaking?
Perhaps they really work with Fantino????
Posted by: The LS from SK | 2011-01-16 1:05:07 PM
Reward bad behaviour (violence, law-breaking) and you get more of it. Rewarding bad behaviour has pretty well become the standard M.O. of our authorities at every level of government and in our universities, and yet people wonder why it keeps getting worse.
Posted by: Alain | 2011-01-16 6:28:06 PM
The media frames these disputes in terms of the "single dimension victimhood" (in this case, of FNs) and that is the reason political correctness then drives the politicians or their gutless toadies to piss all over the Rule of Law. Bravo to Christie Blatchford for saying it.
Posted by: John Chittick | 2011-01-16 6:37:17 PM
John, indeed the media carry a heavy responsibility in this with their spin, but it takes very little for those in charge to cave in and run for cover. It gets even worse when one of the offended belongs to one of the sacred cows in to-day's world. Still I refuse to let those in charge get off the hook, since they remain accountable for their actions and inactions.
Posted by: Alain | 2011-01-16 6:46:13 PM
Still I refuse to let those in charge get off the hook, since they remain accountable for their actions and inactions.
Posted by: Alain | 2011-01-16 6:46:13 PM
Agree Alain, but should'nt that be the role of the media ?. I can't believe we have become so politically correct that this "sacred cow" (I like that analogy) is now beyond reproach. Is there not one single newspaper left that sees this as a story worthy of damnation ?? Do these political fools honestly believe this anarchy will resolve itself or just go away if they ignore it ?. It seem as if they all have their heads up their ass.
Posted by: peterj | 2011-01-16 7:55:18 PM
Alain, when you look at an issue that is covered by the media, to those not informed by other sources or those directly or closely involved in the situation, I believe that the majority form opinions from those biased media soundbites, particularly where the bias is self-reinforcing (comforting to one's own desires or fears). If the resulting opinions can be measured such as in polls, then the politicians act accordingly regardless of the justice, morality, scientific justification, or economic consequences. Eventually opinions can change after new information, political contempt, storyline fatigue, arrogance, and alternative sources emerge (eg. AGW).
The media tacitly sanctioned the actions or inaction's of Fantino as he played to their narrative, otherwise they would have handed him his political balls on a platter. Either way he was a eunuch.
Posted by: John Chittick | 2011-01-16 10:45:04 PM
Peter and John, I don't disagree about the role of the media, and sadly I also recognise that many form their opinion based on the media soundbites. The media long ago ceased real investigative reporting to see themselves as agents responsible for remoulding society. The MSM have become the "Ministry of Truth".
Posted by: Alain | 2011-01-17 11:50:32 AM
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