The NFU said, “We know as farmers that we need to be having difficult conversations about how we have come to the land on which we are farming....We need to figure out how to move forward together, given that non-Indigenous farmers have benefitted from access to lands acquired through deceitful, coercive or violent means.”
Coercion? Violence? How many of these fake farmers, if they even own land have given their land back to first nations? If the answer is none, I don't want to hear from them saying my farm was obtained through violence and coercion.
In reality, the National Farmers Union has very little to do with farmers. It’s a left-wing activist group that wrings their hands in support of such things as radical feminism, climate change, the Leap Manifesto, and refugees - all the SJW things urbanites might think farmers talk about down at the farm supply store.
I have a real problem with activist groups and their hangers-on who want us to feel bad about Canada even existing. Strangely, that's their solution to very real problems Aboriginals face: making people feel unfairly guilty.
I refuse to feel guilty for owning land and working hard to take care of it. And these fake farmers, who don’t even actually have to be farmers, don't get to speak for me this Canada Day or ever.
Instead, I’ll celebrate Canada and the accomplishments of Canadian farmers who feed the world.