August 24, 2017

One person calls First Nations tribute “offensive” — and Media Party calls it “news”

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

If you rolled your eyes over the ESPN/Robert Lee insanity, the bad news is that a story here in Canada is almost as crazy.

Since 2003, a Ukrainian dance troupe has been performing a tribute to the many cultures of Canada, including that of the First Nations.

What could be more Canadian, more multicultural?

But one aboriginal woman has called the troupe’s use of powwow moves and headdresses “offensive,” and the Media Party is actually treating this as an important story.

Here’s a tip for Canada’s Media Party:

Just because one aboriginal person says something doesn’t make it news, and it doesn’t mean it's true.

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commented 2017-08-25 16:17:58 -0400
What a nutbar! Attention and Imitation is actually a form of flattery. You’ve been noticed!
commented 2017-08-25 12:03:03 -0400
“The dance group’s artistic director, Serhij Koroliuk, is in Ukraine until Friday but the statement said he will speak with reporters and elders when he returns to Saskatoon to create a more open dialogue.”

Tell you what – if he apologizes or alters the program to appease this tikinagan-wetter, then the troupe deserves to play to empty houses from now on.
commented 2017-08-25 09:55:21 -0400
If more people responded to the person who is chronically offended with a response similar to : “That’s your choice. Too bad you have been trained to automatically default to this emotion, there is help to overcome it” then, walk away.
commented 2017-08-25 08:17:48 -0400
The best response to this and other similar stories:

“I am offended that you are offended. Now f*ck off and go away.”

I use it a lot in this day and age.

It works.
commented 2017-08-25 02:36:07 -0400
Peter Babich you are right on the money, they worked hard in places no one else would go and fed others in this country, and they went through hell under Stalin, but the left will never admit commies are murderous filth. I hold Jihadis to a higher level of respect than i have for Commies.
commented 2017-08-25 01:04:26 -0400
That should read “troll”
commented 2017-08-25 01:03:13 -0400
Bill Krestel……I’m hoping that your comment is sarcasm, if not your post reads eerily like that of a resident trolled.
commented 2017-08-25 00:40:07 -0400
REBELATION REBELATION commented 1 hour ago
How do we make political correctness uncool – across the board – right across the country?
The same way disco in the 70’s was made uncool.!!
commented 2017-08-24 23:24:58 -0400
Identity politics has reached a high water mark and now occupies the deranged hysteria end of public discourse — I ignore it. Every one offends someone – it’s life – deal with it.
commented 2017-08-24 22:17:05 -0400
REBELATION REBELATION commented 1 hour ago
How do we make political correctness uncool – across the board – right across the country?

Good question, but considering how many decades of planning and implementation and how much blood, sweat and treasure was expended to inculcate the last few generations in the amorphous concept of political correctness – to the point where it now controls huge swathes of our lives and getting worse, daily – and without a word of it in any law book. And then there’s all the useful idiots and narcissists who want to be PC…and think they’re right.
This makes me think it may take a considerable amount of effort to make it uncool, let alone to make it go away! Because it appears that fact, logic, reason, common sense and moral absolutes doesn’t work on these lefty zombies.
commented 2017-08-24 21:58:28 -0400
There definitely is one thing I want pulled down that bears the name of p e t
That would be the Canadian CRIMEMINISTER, next election
Andrew scheer – yikes !!
commented 2017-08-24 21:26:11 -0400
Well, I’m Iroquois descent and imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
And because of that, I want any and every school, road, building, bridge, anything that bears the names of Pierre Elliott Trudeau or Jean Chretien to be renamed or pulled down.
commented 2017-08-24 21:10:38 -0400
Ezra, I have donated to your “Rebel Media” on at least three different occasions as well as being a member of the eighty dollar club, and I have a suggestion for you. I want to see the name changed from The Rebel to some thing that is not as bombastic. I read that “Rebel”, and I immediately think that you are spoiling for a fight, before you have even said anything. Please change the name to something less bombastic. You have a good thing started please do not screw it up. The “Rebel Commander” is also way over the top, and you can piss off some employees by being to much of a “Commander”. Thank you for your indulgence.
commented 2017-08-24 20:45:18 -0400
As I recall, there was a football team that had an American Indian tribute in their name…. 0% of American Indians surveyed either liked (approved), or were indifferent (didn’t care)… then the lefties got to them, played identity politics and taught them that it was a form of oppression… After exposure to lefties, about 80% of American Indians disapproved….
commented 2017-08-24 20:29:31 -0400
How do we make political correctness uncool – across the board – right across the country?
commented 2017-08-24 20:15:11 -0400
“I’m offended, and therefore I am”, the new mantra for 2017.
commented 2017-08-24 19:58:17 -0400
Correction: If the tribute to aboriginal dance was excluded, there would be another backlash demanding it be included. Not to mention the international performances would leave the audience confused, and, they would ask, Canada’s aboriginal were not reflected, why?
commented 2017-08-24 19:55:24 -0400
So, this dance ensemble has been performing since 2003, how many complaints up to August 2017? I’m going to say 1.
If the tribute to aboriginal dance was excluded, there would be another backlash demanding it happen. This dance troupe should hold a press conference and give the talking heads all the facts of how many performances they have given and where etc….there is no plan to change the format period!
commented 2017-08-24 19:55:05 -0400
Someone should look into how the Ukrainian people were treated upon their arrival to Canada. They were mostly sent west and squatted on a plot of land and told to survive or die. Many of them did. No handouts or Aish. From what I can gather
commented 2017-08-24 19:52:58 -0400
I won’t say unbelievable anymore because this Leftist Correctness obviously Borders’ on insanity when one becomes aware of such absolutely astoundingly foolish issues that are being raised to prevent someone from working even at a point where someone is something in honor of other ethnic cultures then their own!
It is obvious the lefts’ desire is not to allow anyone to have a life or an interest in anything accept being told by them what to think! They wish to make the world a Totalitarian Hell on earth!

We the Canadian people should not be this gullible and do are absolute utmost to put an end to this nonsense and Political Correctness Cancer that the Left and MSM are promoting in order to control your life and mine! Stand Up Say No in no Uncertain Terms!