14 October 2011

Here's a little experiment you can try...

...go get a bunch of your buddies and set up blockades on the nearest highway... and, oh yeah, don't forget to bring along some guns...
too many chiefs, not enough law & orderMake sure you get your nose outta joint if the cops have the temerity to get involved in your "business"...

Shawn Atleo, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said he was offended to learn that native activism is considered “threatening to national safety and security” in Canada.
Native "activism"? Is that what we're calling it these days?


RELATED: We're not hurting anyone
"Hydro One has been powerless to complete a $116-million transmission line upgrade for five years because Caledonia “warriors” won’t allow workers to wire the last towers."

LAST WORD: The best and most lucrative defense...
less protest, more introspection?


dmorris said...

Well, you can't expect the courageous political warrior,Dalton McGuinty to do anything about this because you silly buggers didn't give him a majority!

If Dalton HAD the majority, boy,Atleo and the Paiutes woulda been outta there right quick!

Isn't it sad that NO ONE has the balls to face up to these extortionists?

Chief,I suggest you occupy Toronto,and seize all tax money collected there for your beloved First Nations.

Canadian politicians would do little more than "harrumph".

Neo Conservative said...

is there any possibility here, that the chiefs... and indeed the larger aboriginal community... might wanna focus on issues a little closer to home... like, say... their children?

"The rate of deaths from injuries is 3 to 4 times higher for Aboriginal children than for other children in Canada."
Source: Government of Canada (2002) Healthy Canadians – A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2002. Ottawa: Health Canada

and that's just the start of it...

"For aboriginal people aged 20 to 24, the group that most recently went through the Canadian school system, barely 60 percent have completed high school, compared with nearly 90 percent of non-aboriginals."

we could get into the horrendous rates of aboriginal crime (more specifically domestic violence & substance abuse)... but i trust you take my point.

mr atleo has more than enough actual tragedy on his plate... than to be wasting time on this sort of public posturing.

less, uh... "activism"... and a lot more responsible parenting might just be a good place to start.


Anonymous said...

Look, Atleo heads an organization that has been violent from time to time. He raises a good point about the military. We have to trust the government to get the balance right between freedom of speech and the army shutting Canadians down.

dmorris said...

Atleo and his fellow Chiefs are for the most part interested only in maintaining the status quo,they are doing just fine,so are their families and friends,and it shall ever be thus.

The number of FAS kids born on the Rez's also about twice the national average,and most of those are the people who keep the revolving door justice system busy.

I grew up in a small northern town surrounded by five Rez's,went to school with the kids,lived among them. The Indian situation is near and dear to my heart.

It became obvious though,many years back,that no one had any real intentions of doing anything but maintaining,with the notable exception of Osoyoos Band Chief Clarence Louis and a few of his fellows.

The very first thing is,Indians have to learn to obey the laws of Canada,and Caledonia is a good place to start.

Nothing will happen,though,our alleged Leaders have failed us again.

Atleo is like Obama, wants to give the impression of actually doing something,so he panders to his constituency,to no good end.

Anonymous said...

Kinda like those guys who dress as gangstas, talk like gangstas, act like gangstas...feeling bad because they are treated like gangstas.

No, I don't get it, either...