Wednesday, December 26, 2012

"Idle No More" - "Occupy" for Indians?

The Black Rod breaks it down for us:
... Admit it.  You have no idea what the  Idle  No More protests were about except that it was a bunch of aboriginals complaining about something --again. 
This time we can't even blame the mainstream media for failing to  clearly  explain what's motivating the protestors. That's because Idle No More is  a  goulash of rehashed complaints (housing, poverty, blah blah) mixed  with  trendy new complaints (the environment, we hate oil, we're all  gonna die) tied  with ribbons of quasi-legal jargon and Marxist spin ...

... to save the world, the aboriginals behind Idle No more want to stop Bill C-45, and along with it to force the government to recognize that Canada belongs to the Indians and anyone else who is here are "settlers"  
... Here's the best part in the Idle No More manifesto:
"The spirit and intent of the Treaty agreements meant that First Nations peoples would share the land, but retain their inherent rights to lands and resources."
... Nothing about this statement is true. In Manitoba at least. ...
As for "Occupy", "Idle No More" has the full support and approval of the and the usual suspects (eg. Naomi Klein, Judy Rebik).  That's proof positive that this "movement" cannot lead to anything even remotely constructive.


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