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Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Stop using our babies
Colleen Simard in the Winnipeg Free Press:
Stop using our babies to push your conservative views into the mainstream.
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A simple case of inverted reality. "indianville" has been using dead native children to further its agenda for generations.
Posted by: Wlyonmackenzie | 2006-04-11 10:06:47 AM
Colleen Simard writes of the "utter lack of humanity" towards native people, yet when the National Post says it's a national disgrace that there is so little value put on an aboriginal's life, she accuses them of using a child's death "for their benefit".
When she really appears to be objecting to is to non-Lefties -- i.e. those who recognize a spectacularly failed approach when they see it -- noticing pain and disfunction and child abuse an violence. She's likely afraid that such "noticers" might put a kink in the funding hose, or worse yet bypass the usual suspects and deliver it directly to those in need. Whatever the motivations of her and the g-tit suckers she defends, she's making the eternal case that *noticing* is racism, and in this case that noticing benefits big business and "the right".
Raskolnikov is right: not only do the diatribes of her poverty-pimp ilk make no sense, but they don't *have to* make any sense. Simard is a walking, talking exemplar of the funded "victimhood" approach which the Post decries, a collection of those who believe that children who are formed in psychologically brutal circumstances must be protected from any help by people like Simard.
This brutal hypocrisy only exists when people like Simard and her ilk use the racism of others as a way to grant themselves special dispensations from "logic, reason and linear thought", as Raskolnikov put it. There have always been racists in the world; what's more recent is the accusatory use of the word "racist" as a double-barrel shotgun used to take reason and sanity hostage. It's great to see people like Rasky firing back.
Posted by: EBD | 2006-04-11 1:34:30 PM
It's been a strange month for those who actually care about babies.
Pro-abortionists actually said it was a "new low" for pro-lifers to be, as the artist says, promoting birth.
Posted by: Feynman and Coulter's Love Child | 2006-04-11 4:48:16 PM
They won't be happy until babies are born in hatcheries and conditioned by the state.
Posted by: Howard Roark | 2006-04-11 6:14:26 PM
...like in Japan :)
Posted by: underemployed buddha | 2006-04-11 10:20:30 PM
The biggest risk to any native in this country is their own family and community!
Ras has cited this many times and many times the hypocrites he writes about prove to one and all that they are too willing to perpetuate the myths that conveniently allow them to abuse the trust of their own.
It's the Big Blame Game and as Ras puts it.......
"The Pimps are the Masters"
You should all read more of his work at
" The Times of Winnipeg " blog
Posted by: PGP | 2006-04-13 3:35:34 PM
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