The Shotgun Blog
Monday, April 28, 2008
Putting on a show
Boycott the Olympics? Boycott the opening ceremonies? Give me a break.
On the other hand, my ever-earnest debating partner at the Tri-City News thinks a little public hand wringing by Canada will send a message to the butchers in Beijing. Right.
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Your Canada means nothing to the Chinese, except as a new frontier. Chinese consider Canadians as idiots and peons. Tibet today; Canada tomorrow. Chinese are the racists of significance. Be wary. Your future is not in your hands.
Posted by: dewp | 2008-04-28 9:31:57 PM
Absolutely correct dewp. The chinese dont give a rats ass what we think or do.If we did'nt have a ocean between us and a big brother on our border we would have been flying the Chinese flag a while ago. They need all our resources and our biggest problems seem to revolve around obesity and second hand smoke.We could not put a single division in the field and have grown soft and complacent. This same attitude has been the downfall of countries all through history.
Posted by: peterj | 2008-04-28 9:49:48 PM
Jim Morrison once said;
"They've got the guns, but we've got the numbers"
Well, they seem to have both.
I visited a First Nations community over the weekend. We were well treated, and enjoyed the event. My kid was a bit surprised that there was no anthem, as is customary, before our event. It led us to a very long discussion about loss of culture, freedoms, and way of life.
I hope my kids never have to face the same changes the aboriginal people faced. The possibility is a real one.
Posted by: dp | 2008-04-28 9:53:42 PM
dp...No one is stopping the natives from having their culture, freedom or way of life. The main problem they have is that they want every amenity the white man has to offer , but still want their old way of life. 150 years too late for that. What government should do is scrap Indian affairs altogether. Give them title to all reservation land,housing and and financial support for a given period and let them do whatever they wish. We can not give them back the country, or continue to beg forgiveness forever. That was then,this is now. At almost 10 billion a year the whole effort has been a failure with no light at the end of the tunnel.
Posted by: peterj | 2008-04-28 11:03:41 PM
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