The Liberals are inventing a holiday that will unite and uplift our country, inspire our people, rejuvenate them, be something we can all look forward to:
Federal government to declare new statutory holiday to mark painful residential-school legacy
"The overall picture is that it is important to have that day set aside so Canadians continually get it and will never ever forget the impact of genocide in the residential schools on Indigenous peoples,” Perry Bellegarde, the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), said in a recent telephone interview.
You will never stop being shamed and blamed. You have to submit. It is an explicitly political holiday, designed to attack people — to force people to “get it.”
Remember the Truth and Reconciliation Commission? Contrary to its name, it was a scapegoating lobby group that says these schools were a system of genocide.
Genocide — that’s a word we use in relation to Adolf Hitler; maybe Stalin’s Holodomor in Ukraine, and the Turks murdering more than a million Armenians.
Genocide means murdering an entire race — did we do that?
I am sympathetic to an Aboriginal day of some sort. But I’m not thrilled with the billions of dollars that a new stat holiday will cost; perhaps we can simply rename “Civic Holiday” as "Aboriginal Day" or something, and make Aboriginal culture, history and opportunity the focus instead.
But that wouldn't feed anger and demands for more cash.
If someone is a new Canadian, who immigrated here in the past twenty years — why do they need to be blamed and shamed for something that happened a century ago?
Or an Aboriginal person, who was born after residential schools were abolished — why does he need to be cast as a victim?
This is Trudeau at his worst:
Hating Canada, undermining Canada, apologizing for Canada...
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