November 29, 2011

Chief Clarence Louie

Chief Clarence Louie

And then the govt [sic] would build more homes.

And when they aren’t destroying their “own” property, Canada’s natives destroy other people’s. Take Caledonia:

[O]n Feb. 28, 2006, a few protesters from the nearby Six Nations reserve walked on to a construction site in Caledonia, Ontario, and took it over. In the next few months, the protesters—bolstered by supporters from outside—erected barricades, dug a trench across a town street, dropped a van over a bridge on to the highway below and toppled a Hydro One tower. Four and a half years later, the barricades are still up.

One of the few people arrested during this occupation was a non-native resident, taken away in handcuffs for waving a Canadian flag.

When putting out their semi-annual “First Nations living conditions are Canada’s shame” multi-part newspaper series, even otherwise intelligent commentators habitually observe:

All of these terrible conditions persist despite the significant amounts of money that governments have spent on the native community. When it comes to the 500,000 natives living on reserve alone, Ottawa spends nearly $9-billion annually.

“Despite” all that free money. Not—as any sane, courageous person could tell you—“because” of it.

How much “free money” are we talking about? John Duncan, the Conservative government’s Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, issued a defensive press release in the wake of the “scandal;” amidst the requisite jargon about “complex challenges” and “working closely with the community,” the Ministry couldn’t resist slipping in the following factoid: Since 2006, his department “alone has provided approximately $80 million to Attawapiskat First Nation, which does not including funding the community will receive this fiscal year.”

According to the 2001 Census, the population of Attawapiskat was just under 1300 people. That means one federal government ministry gifted the community with over $61,000 for every individual on the reserve.

That sure would buy a lot of toilets. So where are they?

Even the mildest critics of native misbehavior are afraid of being called “racist” (at best) or physically attacked (at worst). But Christie Blatchford, one of the country’s most respected veteran reporters, dared to write an honest book about Caledonia. She was prevented from talking about it at one Canadian university after students “occupied” the stage in protest while police (just as they had in Caledonia itself) did nothing.

Most ordinary Canadians are sick of the highly lucrative First Nations victimization racket and the two-tier “justice” system it’s created. (Imagine getting sentenced to attend the equivalent of a really long AA meeting after letting your two baby daughters freeze to death.)

Even some Indians hate it. Osoyoos chief Clarence Louie, for one, is “famous for posting signs such as ‘Real Warriors Hold A Job’ around his reserve.”

The solution to Canada’s intractable “Indian problem” seems obvious: Give every card-carrying native one million dollars cash, tax-free. (It will be the last tax-free perk they’ll ever enjoy and the last government entitlement they’ll be eligible to receive.) In return, they drop all treaty disputes and other suits against the government and the Catholic Church. Then they move off the reserves. This Crown land will be turned into toxic waste dumps and—assuming some of the natives get homesick—maximum-security prisons.

Frankly, we don’t owe Indians anything. They gave us cigarettes. We gave them booze. I call it even.



Sign Up to Receive Our Latest Updates!