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Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Our Leaders: Bed-Wetting Pansies
How did it ever come to be that we would find ourselves in a position which our government, charged with the defense of the public, would tolerate - for two long years - disruptive and illegal "protests" which cripple a community, as we have seen in Caledonia, Ontario? How did any group of Canadians, even Ontarians, ever find themselves governed by such abject cowards that they refuse even to break off endless (and seemingly pointless) negotiations with criminals who shut down a whole community in order to protest the arrested another criminal?
This is unacceptable. No negotiation is possible with the Indians of Caledonia because there is nothing to negotiate. They have no legal or moral claim to the land. All that they have going for them are the politics of racist extortion. They plainly have nothing better to do with their time. They will wait forever, until the government (actually all of the governments involved) capitulate because, in the end, they always were. No one, in the modern age, has ever lost when they've bet that our leaders are mostly bed-wetting pansies.
Terrorism - for that is what this is - can only be defeated with violence. If the government of Ontario - or the Federal Government for that matter - had any balls they would assemble a force of armed men - either police, military, or whatever - and demand that these terrorists end their despicable practise of using force and coercion in any effort to steal the property of others. And - if they did not immediately disperse - they would open fire on them, as a just God wills.
It won't happen, of course. This country doesn't belong to us anymore. It no longer belongs to the ordinary citizens. It no longer belongs to the people whose roots are here. This is a land under the rule of the elites and the loudest and most menacing fringe interests. The elites, even those who still sympathize with what the nation once was, would never dare to use force in its defense because they know that they would be vilified and quite possibly criminally tried for it. Any ordinary citizen who attempted to exercise their own right to self-defense of themselves and their property would surely be arrested and subjected to abuse by the whole of the nation's press.
Hope? What's that? There's no hope that we can save this country - not so long as we have leaders who are unwilling to use force to defend our basic values. Not so long as we have leaders who refuse even to blush to acknowledge our history and our heritage. The best lack all conviction and the worst are filled with passionate intensity.
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This is one of the most disgraceful instances of political cowardice and servitude I have ever seen, perhaps THE most. But the voters must share the blame, as they re-elected this nancy after the Caledonia stalemate had already dragged on for almost a year.
Torontonians--including McGuinty--are so terrified by the spectre of the Mike Harris era that they will do anything, tolerate anything in order to distance themselves from it. Of course, this has the effect of dragging the stalemate out, because Mike Harris would have settled this affair in about two days flat.
Enjoy the distinction of your non-Government, Torontonians, for surely you merit it.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2008-04-30 8:53:15 AM
The people of Caledonia had no way to know this but their protest came at exactly the wrong time. Ontario's headed for a recession, which means every party in the Ontario legislature will be preoccupied with trying to wring the feds and Alberta (and Saskatchewan and Newfoundland now) out of every dime to keep them going. No one will care about some Natives in the backcountry - heck the never did even when things were good! Pity, but what did you expect from the same province intending to revive Apartheid.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-04-30 9:24:04 AM
The pathology responsible for inaction at Caledonia is nationwide, not just an Ontario phenomenon. It was no different than the stand and stare stance of the Government of BC during many logging blockades by (largely foreign) Greens. Its the same moral / cultural relativism disguised as multiculturalism, its all "our fault" for not doing this, that or simply existing. This is the logical conclusion of the ongoing "victimization" of an entire racially segregated collective reduced to parasitic human Federal chattel from fear of treating North American Indians as equals under the law and assimilating them into grown-up human society.
Political wimps won't act because unless they could silence the Press, the video clips of any actions in Caledonia will play to the international audiences just like the Chinese officials acting against Tibetans.
Posted by: John Chittick | 2008-04-30 10:28:35 AM
Are we still allowed to use that term?
Is this some sort of crack at people who drink in bed? Should I be offended here?
Sucks to be you, Ontarians.
Posted by: Speller | 2008-04-30 12:23:30 PM
Caledonia's different, John. An entire community is being essentially held hostage and developers are being chased out of town on a rail. BC protests rarely, if ever, escalate to the degree that Mohawk protests do. The one time they did was the Lake Gustafson standoff, in which the shots exchanged were in the thousands (yet no fatalities). You can be fairly sure Mike Harris would never have stood by and let Six Nations take over Caledonia either.
Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2008-04-30 5:08:32 PM
I see no difference, the rule of Law was / is being selectively enforced for politically correct reasons. Forest companies were forced to get court orders as civil actions (despite the legalities of their working agreements with the Provincial Government) which were ignored and eventually contempt of Court actions were enforced months later on something, that if had taken place on say the Lions Gate Bridge (or downtown Toronto) would have been immediately acted on as criminal behavior. Thousands of forest workers lost their jobs as the Government gave in and preserved every area in conflict. The similarities don't end there. The role of the Police in all this is to ensure the citizenry don't do their job for them. Alan Rock has done his best to ensure that doesn't happen as well.
Posted by: John Chittick | 2008-04-30 5:55:18 PM
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