January 11, 2015, "Je suis Charlie" day, a day too many
French journalists and some Jewish shoppers did not see.
Today was not an appropriate day for our current Prime Minister Harper
in Kingston, Ontario to be worshipping a genocidal racist drunk as if
he, John A. Macdonald, is the first Canadian Prime Minister and father of
We'd do better forgetting the missteps of those days.
The truth is that, like it or not, the Right Honourable Pierre Elliot
Trudeau gave Canada its Constitution, Bill of Rights and its social
Before that time, Canada mistreated its 1st Canadian communities;
interned and mistreated Jews and Japanese at various times; ignored the rights
of all women and genocidally condoned the rape and murder of aboriginal women;
suffered revolutions; and turned its own military and paramilitary forces on its
own people in Montreal and Oka. Oh Canada.
Harper's handlers are stupidly ignoring the past and hoping
Canadians have a short memory. We need to admit that our past is speckled with
misdeeds and the unacceptable behaviour of John A. Macdonald and his ilk is
exactly that no matter how many ways Harper tries to re-write history.
We must never forget our sins so that they will never be
repeated. For as long as we idolize murderous genocidal drunken lunatics we have
little credence critiquing the likes of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi or Bashar al-Assad.
That's my sober thought on this day. The drunks are likely
raising their last glasses of the day, to John, Eh! :o)
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