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I have no intention of offending the beloved Andrea Martin character from SCTV. Despite of being loud and obnoxious, Edith Prickley was a heavenly angel, compared to the newly-elected leader of the Liberal Party of Ontario Kathleen Wynne.
Aside from being loud and obnoxious, Wynne has more baggage than a Himalayan Sherpa and hides more skeletons in her closet than Jeffrey Dahmer. She is the symptom of the final self-destruction of Ontario. She illustrates once again the old saying of Karl Marx that similar historical events appear twice –first as a tragedy and the second time as a farce.
Under McGuinty the Liberals squandered our money in a serious and solemn way promising us a great windmill-powered future of mutually-rewarding diversity, while the new face of the Liberal Party brings to the process of squandering the clownish air of a gay parade.
Years ago she declared with a thunder that she was a lesbian, which was her major selling point. (Not that there is anything wrong with that.) That wasn’t enough – as a minister of education and an OISE creature, she wanted to make sure that the Ontario schools are queered to the degree that the Church Street militants want. Introducing curriculum for elementary school students, praising the joys of homosexual sex, was part of the scheme.
She was also actively involved in creating the “Gay and Straight Alliances” (GSA), which are homosexual clubs forced on all public schools in Ontario. Now she will double her efforts to continue that type of gay indoctrination, because she is so “concerned” for the tiny minority of homosexual teens:
She says she feels a special responsibility to young gay people who are looking for the possibility that there might be a more accepting world somewhere. She says it’s important to her that she may be helping people to be less frightened.
Her other crown achievement as an educator was that she fully supported the “mosqueteria” in the Valley Park school. It was ridiculous that a lesbian, who is hated by Muslims, allowed them to have a religious school, which not only violates the secular character of the public schools, but also gives power to the worst religious fanatics to brainwash children. I suppose that when the Muslims fanatics take over, they will let her live a few hours longer than the rest of us. And you don’t need to be a psychic to see that Wynne would never open a homosexual club in that school (Catholic schools are a fair game, because unlike the militant Muslims, Catholics are not going to cut off your head).
Wynne was also a dutiful union slave – she was part of McGuinty’s monumental syphoning of billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money into the deep pockets of the useless teachers and public employees’ unions.
While campaigning for her new position, Wynne didn’t say anything sensible about how she would solve the catastrophic situation of the Ontario finances and economy, brought to their knees because of her government’s “investing” in green schemes and other fantasy projects. Her talk revolved around the tired OISE clichés about inclusiveness, mutual help, and multiculturalism.
Kathleen Wynne is embodiment of all that is wrong with our politically correct society. She is the perfect “progressive” leader to whom reality is not a concern at all. She will lead us to the abyss while we are singing inspirational songs.
I wouldn’t have been so pessimistic, if we had some alternatives that are at least partially viable. The “Progressive Conservative” alternative is a joke – the party elite consists of people who wander aimlessly through the Ontario political wilderness, led by Tim Hudak – who managed to lose the last election to one of the worst Ontario premiers and who is probably even more spineless than a slug. The NDP option of Andrea Horvath is even worse and her government would probably become the new haven of the greedy unions.
At the night the convention was taking place at Maple Leaf Gardens, I passed by the area to see a huge union demonstration, which was a clear signal that whether we are broke or not, the unions expect their unfair share of the public pie. The union alligators were happy and noble, while McGuinty was throwing their way big pieces of that pie. There is nothing left now so they are ready to devour the Liberal Party.
At the same time, while opening the convention, Edith Prickley’s evil twin was expressing gratitude that the event was taking place on the land of the Mississauga Indians. She was probably too dumb to know that those Indians sold the land over 200 years ago. Or maybe she is planning to give away Toronto to that Indian tribe. And she didn’t say much about how she was going to handle the union alligators.
But as I said that type of leader always lives in an imaginary reality. Unfortunately, living in such a reality always leads to a very real catastrophe…
© 2013 Blogwrath.com
Merlyn Kinrade has passed away. He was one of the heroes of Caledonia, who, through persistence and dedication, managed to reverse a seemingly hopeless situation of lawlessness and despair and give hope to the local people abused by criminals and abandoned by their government.
I wanted to make this tribute more personal, without going into political issues, but it was impossible to do so. His personal life was so closely interwoven with his activism, that it would be impossible to separate them.
It was a difficult fight and it certainly took its toll on Merlyn’s health, which deteriorated rapidly. I got to know him during the last year of his life and I am sure he didn’t regret the price he paid to be a part of that struggle for justice.
I hesitated which one of the many pictures of him to choose for this short tribute, but of course the most natural thing to do was to show him in the environment, which gave the meaning of the last years of his life, the site of the illegal occupation of Caledonia. That was on February 18 of this year. Merlyn found enough strength to overcome the pain and attend the protest, which turned out to be a good event – our group managed to walk the road far inside the land, until Gary McHale got arrested, but the OPP also arrested for the first time a violent native woman.
That’s how I will remember Merlyn – standing tall for justice, with his somber expression of toughness and resilience, which conveyed the message that he would be standing there no matter what they try to do to him.
I met him for the first time in a similar situation just over a year ago, on May 28, 2011. There was a short-lived native occupation of a part of High Park in Toronto (complete with tents, Six Nations’ and Mohawk flags and a video by the Toronto Police falsely promoting the idea that this was an Indian burial ground). Most Torontonians were not familiar with the possible consequences of such an occupation.
It took a few activists from Caledonia to turn the things around. When they announced that they were coming to High Park to protest the racial segregation on public property, the wheels of the city administration started to spin frantically. When the group showed up, the tents and the flags were gone. Two employees of the parks department tried to explain that everything was about rejuvenation of an area used by bikers for their races. It was obviously damage control – their stammering wasn’t very convincing.
They were watched carefully by a skinny but energetic old man. Later I learned that his name was Merlyn. He had that intense gaze, which was creating the impression that he was scrutinizing you and he might have made many people feel uncomfortable because of it. It looked like his piercing eyes were telling you: “Don’t try to fool me, I can see through you.” It seemed to me that he was a difficult guy, but when I got to know him, a caring and compassionate person emerged behind his stern look.
He already knew that he didn’t have much time left – the cancer was advancing. That didn’t slow him down. Every time he took part in a protest, it cost him dearly – he had to recover for weeks from the pain and exhaustion.
I covered in my blog the High Park event, but I wasn’t prepared for the reaction – none of my previous posts had ever received such a barrage of hate mail and vile and hostile comments. It made me realize that Merlyn and his friends were exposed to slander and abuse, which was probably ten times worse, just for their attempts to convince the government to treat everybody equally.
Many people would’ve retreated, but he didn’t. That’s the way he was – from his service in the Navy, which in 1956 took him all the way to Egypt as a peacekeeper, to his years in Caledonia, where he served his community and coached sports teams.
It was always about something bigger than him. When the Caledonia assaults and occupation started, he got engaged to help the town solve the problems. He could’ve enjoyed his comfortable retirement and move somewhere else for the sake of his wife and young daughter, but that wasn’t an option for him. He never ran away from problems – he needed to solve them, because he didn’t think that he could help his family without helping everybody else.
I saw him for the last time on March 30, when he showed up in Toronto again to help somebody else – the Jewish people at an event against the Muslim anti-Semites.
The law and the moral values were the most important issues for him. In her book “Helpless” Christie Blatchford shares a story about Merlyn. As many times before, two OPP officers came to his home to talk about an upcoming rally. Such talks inevitably used to turn into heated debates. On that day, Olivia, his little daughter, was at home sick. Merlyn refused to let the officers inside and explained to them that he didn’t want their arguments to shatter Olivia’s trust in the police as protectors with morals and scruples.
And that happened during the time when the cowards from the McGuinty government were using the police as a tool to cover up the lawlessness in Caledonia. Even in that situation his faith in the democratic institutions of Canada didn’t diminish. He was confident that despite the ignorant and evil politicians, our values would not only survive but thrive in a long term. Of course, you need to fight for that and be willing to take all the blows that come your way.
I think this is one of the most important lessons we can derive from Merlyn Kinrade’s remarkable life.
Rest in peace, Merlyn, you’ll never be forgotten…
As an addition to my post about the recent injustice in Caledonia, here is a video, which shows what happened. The sad part was that innicent people were arrested again; the optimistic part is that nobody can stop those, who quietly work for bringing justice to that town, which has been terrorized for so many years:
It happened again – at today’s rally in Caledonia, organized to promote justice and equal treatment of all residents of the town, eight peaceful protesters were arrested by the Ontario Provincial Police. They didn’t do anything wrong, they were those who were harassed by two groups of thugs. Yet the police detained them replaying the situation which occurred at the Al-Quds rally in Toronto last week, where a Jewish man was attacked and his dog kicked by Muslim savages and he was arrested while his attackers remained free.
Among the 8 arrested in Caledonia earlier today was Stuart Laughton from the Hamilton-based Never Again Group, a predominantly Jewish organization which fights anti-Semitism and promotes tolerance. Stuart came with a few friends to support the rally and ended up in a police van..
Their presence at the rally didn’t fit the slanderous image of Gary McHale as a “white supremacist”, which the native militants and the lefty dimwits are trying so hard to sell (and some of them got burnt in the court because of that). Obviously, it is beyond obvious that Gary was arrested as well. The same happened to Ted, a guy who came for the first time to the protest.
Like in previous rallies, the goal was to walk down the county road, which crosses the government land now occupied by the militant natives. That area should be accessible by everybody, regardless of race. Previously, OPP grudgingly allowed McHale and his supporters to walk the road, despite the threats from the junkies who live in the only house remaining on that property. Today the junkies were joined by a gang of city lefties (most of them from Toronto) led by the union activist and “scholar” Tom Keefer. It was a sad sight, because most of them had the look of the occupy crowd – wearing filthy clothes and imagining that pushing around people brings an end to the world capitalism (you can see two samples of them in the top picture).
They immediately started to harass and threaten the protesters. The OPP took a cowardly course of action – instead of dealing with the potentially violent leftists, they decided to take away McHale and the others, who definitely wouldn’t resist. Dalton McGuinty, Ontario’s coward-in-chief, would’ve approved that.
I was chased by a fat girl in a dirty red dress, who followed me like a small tank whispering “Fucking racist!” and managed to push me. You’ll see this (and many other things) in the video when I finish compiling it.
Another very important point is that before the police allowed only people from one race – natives – to go to that publicly owned area. Today the police went even further – they allowed access to the land to the members of the Keefer gang, a group of extreme leftists. Regardless of what they say, the sad truth is that not only do the OPP maintain racial policing; they also give preferential treatment to militant lefties. Weren’t the police supposed to be politically neutral?
Who is Tom Keefer? He is an activist of CUPE, a union which represents the interests of a large number of useless and ignorant bureaucrats (although they may not agree with how the union uses their dues to support native militants). He is also a student at York University, a hotbed of Muslim fanaticism and leftist stupidity, which proudly hosted the anti-Semite George Galloway. From his twisted point of view, the native terrorism in Caledonia is an epic struggle against capitalism:
Since the February 2006 land reclamation near Caledonia, the political resurgence at Six Nations has led the Haudenosaunee Confederacy to create new institutions operating outside of the control of the Canadian state. Backed by direct action, these institutions are making demands on capitalists seeking to develop indigenous lands.
This is from his article “Declaring the Exception Direct Action, Six Nations, and the Struggle in Brantford”. Then he proudly states the economic damage caused by the militant Indians:
According to some sources, Six Nations direct actions have caused over $1.7 billion in economic damage to the local economy since the 2006 reclamation began. In addition to the disruption of the King and Benton site, Six Nations has shut down a $125-millionHydro One expansion in Caledonia, the development of 4,000homes in Caledonia valued at $880 million, the development of 85 townhouses in Hagersville valued at $20 million, a $275-million wind-farm, a Wal-Mart development in Dunnville, and a total of $590 million worth of other developments in Brantford.
It obviously doesn’t occur to him that if the damage continues, there will be no businesses left to cover the welfare cheques of the bums, whom he brings to Caledonia in union buses, and the native junkies, who occupy the land. Logical thinking is not a strong ability among Marxists.
This is the ideology of the thugs that OPP defend and protect.
Another thing the cops chose to ignore was the new signs placed by the native occupiers. As we know, the former real estate development is now government land, which doesn’t belong to the natives, but they put a “no trespassing” sign:
The Haudenosaunee (or Six Nations) have no authority to place that sign in the middle of a county road, which should be open to everybody. Obviously, in McGuinty’s Ontario the native thieves rule supreme. The same is the issue with the large sign at the property promoting the Six Nations tourism (if you don’t mind getting beaten and having your car stolen, that’s the place for you):
As it always happens after the arrests in Caledonia, the friends have to spent long hours at the police station waiting for the release of the arrested. That’s part of the punishment – the idea is that if they are hassled enough, the protesters may not show up the next time.
That is not going to work – no matter what the police or the Keefer idiots do, those people are not going to change. Since 2006 they have achieved so much in bringing awareness of the lawlessness in Caledonia, all that with extreme patience and totally peaceful protests. You can bet that they’ll continue until every piece of public land in Caledonia is accessible to everybody, regardless of race or political convictions.
© 2012 Blogwrath.com
It was another crazy day in Caledonia. If you remember, last December OPP wrongfully arrested eight peaceful protestors on one of the town’s public roads. After their acquittal, Gary McHale, one of the organizers of the protests against the illegal native occupation in Caledonia, announced another protest planned for February 18.
Originally, the event was scheduled for 2 p.m., but Gary decided to move it to 11:30 a.m. The reason was to make the protest really peaceful – every time before, when the Caledonia people showed up to demand equal justice for all, they were faced by a large number of aggressive natives, their lefty sidekicks and an indifferent police force.
This time Gary called 911 to notify the police that the time was changed. Shortly after that, the protestors gathered in front of the Lion’s Hall before heading to the disputed area.
When we arrived, the place was empty, as you can see in the picture (at the far left are the only two reporters, who showed up to cover the event).
Mark Vandermaas, a veteran peacekeeper, showed up wearing his blue beret and carrying the UN flag.
As more people arrived, they walked in following the road (which was established in court to be a county property). The few policemen, who just arrived, had no other choice but to follow them.
The group stopped at the fire hydrant – that was remarkable, because no people other than the occupiers have been able to go that far in the disputed land. The police were still watching and no natives were at the scene (apparently, they were still sleeping).
Meanwhile, we saw more and more police cars arriving with officers quickly heading toward the protestors.
By that time, the first few natives came out of the house. That house is the only structure remaining from the original real estate development. It now houses an unknown number of natives with all hydro and other expenses paid by the Ontario taxpayers (courtesy of Dalton McGuinty).
McGuinty’s “tenants” were a strange bunch – they looked like a group of addicts furious to be disturbed. The protestors were treated to a strange Indian dance. The short native woman in jeans will play an important role later:
Emboldened by the police presence, the natives started to display their usual behaviour – shouting insults and trying to assault the people. The police used the increasing tension to try to end the event. The officers pressured the participants to leave. It didn’t work – Gary and Mark told them that they were standing on county property and are not doing anything illegal and in fact they could walk even further. And so they did, reaching the area near the house:
At the same time, things turned ugly. After an altercation, the police had to detain the unruly native woman. That by itself was a miracle – before that no native person has ever been arrested in Caledonia for violent behaviour during the commission of a crime against non-natives, let alone on the occupation site.
Since she refused to walk, four officers had to carry her holding her arms and legs:
They put her on her legs when they came closer to the police van. As you can see, they seized from her a piece of pipe with sharp edges (I don’t know what she was going to use the lamp shade for):
As a side note I need to say that I have never heard a woman talk like her. She was hurling insults at the officers, some of the mildest of which were “motherfuckers”, “assholes”, “racists”, etc. I heard similar things from other natives, who arrived later. Apparently, the militant type of Indians has an amazing proficiency in the vulgar English slang.
Eventually, she was handcuffed and sent away in the van (still shouting):
Meanwhile things got even uglier at the rally. An aggressive native man tried to attack a police officer, another one attempted to assault Merlyn Kinrade, a 77-year old Canadian Navy veteran who served as a UN peacekeeper during the 1956 Suez Crisis. The police refused to deal with them, alleging they didn’t have enough officers (although the police outnumbered both the protestors and the natives put together).
While this was going on, more and more natives started arriving in cars from the fields. I had a nasty encounter with some of them telling me that they’ll break my legs, if I don’t leave their land. Since the police were busy with the big group, I had to leave the road to be safe (not that the police would’ve helped me, if they were around).
As it is usual in the weird world of the Caledonia conflict, the police made another strange decision. Instead of arresting the aggressive natives, they detained Gary McHale, who didn’t do anything to deserve that. That was Gary’s sixth unlawful arrest.
The natives brought even more people and blocked the entrance of the area with cars. Here is another woman making points, which are unprintable:
… and taken away in the police van:
At the time one of the major figures of the illegal occupations in the area – Ruby Montour – was already there. During the December rally she had a complete control over the police, telling them whom to arrest. This time she looked very disappointed:
At the entrance, Mark Vandermaas made a short speech about the conflict. He condemned the provincial government’s indifference to native violence, from which the native people suffer just as much as the residents of Caledonia and other towns.
Ironically, while Mark was speaking against violence, the natives made every effort to silence him – honking, shouting “liar”, “racist” and other unprintable words.
They even yelled at the police, because the officers “disappointed” them. One of the natives was overheard as saying that they should block the highway again.
So far, it was a good event – nobody was beaten up or injured by the natives.
After lunch we drove back to the occupied area to see who showed up at 2 p.m. It was already 3 o’clock and probably most people had already dispersed, but we still saw a few union activists with their flags. As I mentioned before, they are some of the major supporters of the native lawlessness:
There still was one issue to be resolved: where was Gary McHale?
We went to the police station where he was held – it was shortly before 4 p.m. and he still hadn’t been released.
A few minutes later, Gary emerged from the lower floor of the station. He showed up wearing only his underpants (I will spare you that picture) and my first thought was that he was strip-searched. However, when I talked to him later, he explained that he took his clothes off as a form of protest against the unlawful arrest. He did the same in December of 2006 , while under arrest in similar circumstances (with Mark Vandermaas in the next cell). Here is he just after being released:
We couldn’t leave immediately, because he needed another piece of vital information – the policemen who dealt with him, promised at his request to provide him with the name of the officer, who made the decision about his arrest. After waiting for nearly half an hour and knocking on several doors (the station looked deserted), somebody showed up and said that they can’t provide that information. So much about their credibility – I guess the case is heading to court as usual.
While we were waiting, a reporter from Dunnville’s Chronicle showed up at the police station. He was tipped off that a native woman was assaulted at the rally. As with all false accusations coming from the natives, Jeff Parkinson had the irrefutable evidence to debunk this one as well. Jeff is a videographer who meticulously films every protest event and his footage has helped many times to expose lies in court. The reporter was patient enough to go through Jeff’s video recording to find the truth. Then he interviewed Gary.
We took a picture at the entrance of the police station:
As a sign that the conflict continues, we saw outside two native girls. They took (not very discreetly) pictures of everybody and wrote down the licence plates of our cars. I guess we may expect a visit from Ruby’s henchmen…
On the way back I interviewed Mark Vandermaas about the meaning of those protests. His main concern is that the people in the area don’t understand the gravity of the situation. The lack of property rights protection means that everybody’s house or business could be seized, if the natives make a claim against the land (even if it’s false, like in the DCE case).
If the DCE is handed over to the Six Nations, that would mean an economic disaster for Caledonia. The natives will be able to open restaurants, stores and other businesses, operating tax-free. Although they’ll be required to sell only to Status Indians, they’ll sell to everybody (as they currently do on the reserve and in the illegal smoke shacks). That will drive out of business most of the entrepreneurs in the town. It will also mean lost tax revenue, because, judging from the government’s actions so far, they have never confronted a native “business”.
It looks like this will be another nail in the coffin of McGuinty’s jobless Ontario…
© 2012 Blogwrath.com
Not exactly… but having Gary McHale, Mark Vandermaas and their supporters talk to the press at Queen’s Park, from where most of the injustice to the people of Caledonia started, almost sounds like a takeover.
Unfortunately, we can’t credit Dalton McGuinty for that event. The news conference, entitled “Ending Race-Based Policing: The Caledonia Act”, was arranged by MPP Toby Barrett and he is the person, who deserves the praise. Regardless of how good Mr. Barrett is, I can’t miss the opportunity to say a word about his party boss.
I (and other conservatives) would never forget how Tim Hudak squandered the chance to defeat in the last election one of the worst Premiers Ontario ever had. If he had the courage to place in his platform, as one of his major issues, the restoration of justice and equal treatment under the law of everybody in Ontario, he could’ve easily defeated McGuinty, who was already disliked for his abysmal economic record. Instead, we are now faced with the perspective of another 4 years under Dalton’s rule and nobody knows how bad those years would be for the people of Caledonia (and for our electric bills).
Besides the Caledonia activists, some other organizations were present at the event. Stuart Laughton from the pro-Israel Hamilton-based Never Again Group, who made an excellent speech (I will get back to it), and Mary Lou Ambrogio, the VP of the International Free Press Society.
No Caledonia-related event has ever gone smoothly and this one wasn’t an exception. The third speaker, Kristin Kaye, a reporter for the Regional, was previously shoved by an OPP officer. Right before the news conference, she was contacted by the OPP who called to tell her that if she did speak at the conference she would be “breaching the peace.” Kristin was very concerned about this threat, but refused to be intimidated and gave a great speech. In my earlier post about Gary I quoted a statement of an OPP officer, who was also complaining of Gary disturbing the “peace”. It’s amusing to hear such complaints from an organization, which for years made sure that there was no peace in Caledonia.
Gary McHale and the others presented a well thought-out summary of the issues and the legal remedies that would resolve them. I don’t have enough space to list each and every one of them, so I will provide just the highlights. The major issue is the institutionalized race-based policing through which the province violated the rule of law and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. As a result, police protection was refused to the victims of the radicals.
The senior police officers were engaged in issuing illegal, politically-motivated orders, which were disguised under some kind of a “peacekeeping” mission to justify the race-based policing. The police allowed security threats from radicals conducting economic terrorism on the Canadian state at the cost of $4.1 Billion (according to MPP Toby Barrett) in the Haldimand Tract.
The vexatious land claims used by radicals created instant payouts for them from federal/provincial governments while opening door to legalized lawlessness. Thus the land claims became a political process rather than a legal one.
On the basis of those issues, the activists presented legislative recommendations affecting several government acts. Some of the changes in the Police Services Act would require: ‘Duties of a police officer’ to include higher duty to come to the aid of victims while crimes are being committed; duty not to violate section 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms; duty to report, to the Ombudsman and civilian oversight agency, orders from a superior officer not to uphold the rule of law, or orders that violate section 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (providing ‘Whistle-blower’ protection for officers who report); Police Services Boards, by resolution, may call public inquiry into police services in their jurisdiction; police officers not permitted to refuse to give a statement during police complaint investigations; end the policy of police investigating police – creation of transparent, independent civilian investigation service for police complaints, and others.
The Ombudsman Act should require: expanding Ombudsman’s mandate to include policing issues; the Ombudsman to have authority to call public inquiry into police services in an affected jurisdiction; whistle blower protection for any officer who report violations of the Charter.
The Crown Attorneys Act needs an overhaul as well: private prosecutors to be treated on par with the Crown; Crown to be required to seek permission from the Court in order to take over a prosecution in absence of consent from private prosecutor; Crown to be prevented from intervening to stop a private prosecution before a charge has been issued by a judge, i.e. before evidence is presented by the private prosecutor, etc.
Similar changes were proposed to the Ministry of the Attorney General Act and the Ministry of the Solicitor General Act.
A section on Policy Recommendations proposed concrete measures to address the grievances of the victims: call public inquiry into Caledonia to examine both the policies and actions of the OPP and Crown’s office as to whether they violated section 15 of the Charter of Rights regarding equality of all people and whether they followed orders that permitted and/or encouraged criminal activities; apology to Caledonia/Haldimand County by OPP; apology to Caledonia/Haldimand by Ontario Government; Douglas Creek Estates (DCE) to be given to Haldimand County subject to exercise of right of first refusal by Henco, under no circumstances is DCE to be given to Six Nations; provide funding for future monument on DCE, to be inscribed with above apologies; fund counselling for Caledonia victims; refuse any further negotiations with any group that is involved in violence or illegal occupations of private property; appoint a new OPP Commissioner with a mandate to end race-based policing within the OPP.
There was also a request to call on the federal government to cease all funding to groups, organizations or publications such as Redwire Magazine that advocate racism, hate, violence or other criminal behaviour – with the exception of peaceful civil disobedience.
The last part providing recommendations on how to make the land claim process more transparent and straightforward and to specifically exclude from the claim negotiations violent groups involved in illegal occupation.
An eloquent speech was delivered by Stuart Laughton from the Hamilton-based Never Again Group, whose purpose is to defend the state of Israel from baseless accusations and fight anti-Semitism in its various guises. Although this may seem a very different issue from what happened in Caledonia, there are staggering similarities due to the bad policies of the Ontario government:
“The Never Again Group does not believe that the Ontario government’s directives to police in Caledonia began with ill intentions—and we don’t know anyone who believes that Premier McGuinty is specifically targeting Jews there—but these directives were nevertheless profoundly wrong and dangerous in ways Canadians are only now beginning to appreciate. I want to stress that my group has made no opposition to Natives who make land claims: we only protest the violent manner in which the claims to the Caledonia property are made and the racially skewed responses of the Ontario government.
It is a temptation we all fall into at one time or another to do what feels generous in the short term and to extend consideration to others, especially those perceived to be different from us. A much more challenging stance is to consider what the unintended long-term consequences of such generous instincts might be, and whether these results might still be judged to be good. We see today that one of the unintended consequences of privileging natives on the Caledonia property has been to bar Jews from that property.
Gary McHale’s provocative “No Jews Allowed” sign is correct. Does Premier McGuinty now wish he’d chosen the path of one law for all right from the beginning?
Now that we have this unfortunate precedent in Caledonia let’s consider who Ontario’s next Premier might be, and which groups he might favour. Will he turn everything completely around and allow me to assault a native person, arresting the innocent victim of my violence? Will Tamils once again be allowed to walk their families down an expressway, stopping traffic and endangering lives? What if a large Christian activist group “occupies” downtown areas of our cities for weeks on end at great expense and inconvenience to the public, breaking numerous laws with impunity? Why wouldn’t that be permissible under some future premier? Will our next premier instruct police not to enter predominantly Muslim areas of our major cities, and allow microstates governed by Islamic Sharia law to flourish there? The nightmare scenario of parallel, segregated societies where police have lost control is playing out in Europe today. Parts of England—even parts of London—have become No-Go zones that are extremely hostile to non-Muslims.
We also have to consider the effect that racially biased policing has on those Native Canadians, Tamils, Muslims and others who ask for no special favours and want nothing to do with the demands of the more militant members of their community. Who speaks for them? We have to consider the corrosive effects of the government’s directives on the rank and file police officers who can no longer obey their primary instinct—and sworn duty—to arrest the bad guys. Who speaks for them and what has been lost in this process?
The Never Again Group calls on the Ontario Provincial Police and the government of Dalton McGuinty to set the example that Ontario’s citizens expect from them. Equality before the law is an unassailable position that must be part of the election platform of every responsible political party.
There are many ethnic groups in Canada, which is a wonderful thing but wholly irrelevant where the law is concerned—because where the law is concerned we must forget who is a Jew, a Native, a Tamil, a Muslim or an atheist. Our citizenry consists of millions and millions and millions of individuals, and these INDIVIDUALS are the ultimate minorities. Each of us has the right to be treated impartially before the law. That’s what matters.
Maybe it’s all that matters.
This speech should be required reading for all politicians in Canada. It illustrates very well the saying that the road to hell is paved with good intentions – the preferential treatment of any group usually end up in disaster. You see, I don’t think that politicians could be our moral compass – most of them really think within a very short time frame and only from a position that would answer their most essential question: “What can I do to get more votes?”
As a result, the big picture is totally lost to them and all they care about is finding some ethnic, religious or other group, which they can enchant en masse to win their votes. Do you remember those inspirational posters with a picture and a slogan, which you could see in every corporate office? One of the Laughton’s closing sentences should be on the wall of every politician’s office:
“Our citizenry consists of millions and millions and millions of individuals, and these INDIVIDUALS are the ultimate minorities.”
I am sure Dalton McGuinty and Barbara Hall would definitely win, if they follow it (but I don’t bet on it).
As I mentioned before, I fully support the recommendations outlined in the Caledonia Act. And I am just as sure that the next Ontario government would start working on restoring justice in the province. However, none of those measures would ensure full justice unless an important obstacle is removed.
Actually, that’s not an obstacle; it’s a giant boulder that blocks the solution of the native issues in Canada. It’s called the Indian Act. That outdated piece of legislature, a relic from the colonial past, ensures that all aboriginal issues are treated from a racist point of view. Since the federal laws supersede the provincial ones, the shadow of the Indian Act will always be a threat.
Right now I am working on a piece about Section 13 of the Human Rights Act (the censorship section). While going through the decisions of the Human Rights Tribunal, I came across a recent (September 2011) decision concerning a native rights complaint: Jeremy Eugene Matson, Mardy Eugene Matson And Melody Katrina Schneider (Nee Matson), Complainant – and – Canadian Human Rights Commission – and – Indian And Northern Affairs Canada, Respondent; Ruling by Member: Edward P. Lustig, Tribunal Member, 2011 CHRT 14, 2011/09/27.
It deals with three people, whose rights as Indians were not recognized by a band and by the Indian and Northern Affairs Canada:
- The Complainants were all born before 1985. They have one Indian grandparent: a woman who lost status when she married a non-Indian before 1985, and who regained her status under s. 6 (1) (c) of the Indian Act with the passage of the Bill C-31 amendments in 1985. By virtue of those same amendments, the children of her marriage with a non-Indian man (one of whom was the Complainants’ father, Eugene) were deemed eligible for status under s.6 (2) of the Indian Act. Since the 1985 amendments only gave their father status under s. 6 (2), and since their mother was a non-Indian, the Complainants were not at the time of the filing by them of their Complaints entitled to any status under the Indian Act since s. 6 (2) does not allow a person to pass his or her status to children with non Indians. As a result, the children they have had with non-Indians since 1985 were also not entitled to status.
- The Complainants prepared and delivered a chart that sets out their family and status history as compared to a hypothetical family history that is identical in all respects, save for the sex of their Indian grandparent. In other words, in the hypothetical family history, their Indian grandparent is male instead of female. All dates of births, marriages and deaths are consistent in both scenarios. As shown in the chart, the Complainants in the hypothetical patrilineal scenario would at the time of the filing by them of their Complaints have had status under s. 6 (1) of the Indian Act, and would be able to pass s. 6 (2) status to their children while in their real matrilineal scenario they had no status either under s. 6 (1) or under s. 6 (2).
- The Complainants alleged that this differential treatment, flowing from discrimination in the Indian Act, had two principal adverse effects: first, they were themselves denied status, and the benefits that flow therefrom; and second, they were being denied the opportunity to pass status to their children.
I don’t know about you, but I feel dirty after reading that. It’s hard to believe that such blatantly racist considerations about the “purity” of origin are discussed seriously in Canada in 2011. The explanation above is like a court case in Nazi Germany or the old South Africa or an elaborate evaluation in Dr. Mengele’s Auschwitz office, where the purity of genealogy would decide who is allowed to live longer. Only the Nazi phrenology examination is missing. It also reminds me of the famous conductor Herbert von Karajan’s case where his wife who had Jewish ancestry was proclaimed an “honorary Arian” due to his membership in the Nazi party.
What would you think if any other ethnic group is privileged in the same way? With any other ethnic or racial group such discussions are taboo in Canada. I don’t see any reason why the Indians should be treated differently than anybody else.
Section 13 was suspended, because a human rights “judge” finally realized that it violates the freedom of expression. Why can’t another human rights “judge” strike down the Indian Act as discriminatory and racist?
Here is why – when things are in chaos and disarray because of a bad law, there are always clever people, who benefit from the situation. While the ordinary natives are fighting to prove their ancestry, the band elites do everything to maintain their control over them.
Let me introduce to you Dr. Pamela D. Palmater, one of the people who speak for those elites. She has an impressive resume – a Mi’kmaw lawyer and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation in New Brunswick. She teaches Indigenous law, politics and governance at Ryerson University and heads their Centre for Indigenous Governance.
Last month we witnessed a meeting between the Canadian government and the Indian chiefs. Dr. Palmater was unhappy about it and wrote the following in an article for Rabble.ca:
“The assimilation plan of the 1969 White Paper which is also reflected in Flanagan’s two books, is now being promoted under the guise of “individual opportunity.” What is worse, is that Atleo signed on to this plan fulfilling Flanagan’s and Conservative visions of “voluntary” assimilation.
All you need to be able to read between the lines is to understand their use of code words like “individual opportunity” (destroy communities), “solution to Canada’s labour woes” (we are their labour pool), “unlocking the potential of First Nation lands” (transfer to non-Indians) and “maximizing benefits for all Canadians” (Canada gets rich off our remaining lands and resource).”
So no matter what the government does to empower the native individuals, it is always based on some evil plan. If they provide jobs, they are using the Indians; if they develop the lands, they are stealing them, etc., etc. Boy, it isn’t easy to be such a grumpy woman. But it gets even worse when she describes the ceremonies around the meeting:
“None of this organizational nightmare would compare to the very overt symbolism embedded in the actual ceremonies. The gathering was held in a government building, with a limited number of chiefs, separated from their real strength — their people, under the guard of many RCMP, undercover security and what looked like snipers on top of the building. It is very notable that one of our most respected elders in the procession was immediately followed by an RCMP officer. Similarly, after our elder gave a prayer, this was immediately followed up by an RCMP singing Oh Canada. This is symbolic of the very real control of our populations by Canada’s police, RCMP and military. Our relationship has been and continues to based on control over our communities by Canada in often harsh and deadly ways.”
Chiefs who can’t bring the whole tribe… Secret agents in dark trench coats… Cold-blooded snipers on the rooftops… Scary RCMP officers… Horror of horrors – somebody sings the National Anthem of Canada… And you can probably hear in the background the demonic laughter of Stephen Harper…
If I tell that woman that she is not different in her way of thinking from the violent occupiers in Caledonia, she would certainly get offended. But they both have the same goal – to alienate the natives from the rest of Canada and turn them into a herd without individual voices. A herd is easy to control when you are the elite, who distributes the federal money.
It’s no wonder that so many people are leaving the reserves. At least that is clear to the people of Caledonia – you can’t resolve any major issues in our society, if you don’t treat everybody as a sovereign individual, regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, religion or any other characteristic that tends to herd us into faceless groups.
© 2012 Blogwrath.com
Over two months ago I attended a protest rally in Caledonia against the ongoing native occupation of a large piece of land. During the protest OPP arrested eight of the participants – Gary McHale, Doug Fleming, Merlyn Kinrade, Randy Fleming, Bonnie Stephens, Jack Van Halteren, Mark Vandermaas and Jeff Parkinson. They justified the arrests with the excuse that only “land claimants” were allowed on the disputed land (even though now it is owned by the provincial government). None of the officers seemed to notice that the protesters never reached the land; they were apprehended on the road, which is a country property.
Fast forward to the last week – after Caledonia Eight’s second appearance in court, the charges were dropped. The Crown decided that no conviction could be secured. The problem is that if on December 3 somebody from the government bothered to look at the situation with sober mind, nothing of that would’ve happened. Despite dropping the charges, OPP is still on the hook for unlawful arrests and kidnapping of eight people, who shouldn’t have been arrested in the first place.
It’s just another chapter in the bizarre saga of the Caledonia occupation, where most of the actions of the authorities are devoid of any logic.
The article about the acquittal in the Hamilton Spectator, provides a short interview with Constable Mark Foster of the Haldimand OPP, which provides a glimpse into the way of thinking of the police force:
“He said each circumstance is judged on its own merits and police only act when a situation “reaches a point where it may breach the peace.” When McHale and his supporters go to Douglas Creek Estates, it usually draws a group of natives who mill about on DCE, keeping a close eye on them. Sometimes the OPP get in between the two sides. Foster said police will be monitoring the Feb. 18 rally, but warned “as soon as (the Caledonia Eight group) comes on to the property, it causes unrest and that’s the beginning of disturbing the peace.”
That’s an interesting take – one of the reasons for the December 3 rally was an armed robbery of the Caledonia KFC. When the robber was traced with a dog, it turned out he escaped to the occupied land, so the police didn’t pursue him. Apparently, a robbery doesn’t disturb the peace enough, while the very presence of the peaceful Gary McHale hurts the feelings of the thugs who illegally occupy the land.
Last month I met Gary in Caledonia to get his take on the events. Actually, the meeting was my wife’s idea, because events similar to those in Caledonia are brewing in Japan. The Ainu (native population living in the North) have similar status – they get billions and billions of yen without doing much, but they demand more and are becoming more aggressive. They even try to use the UN against Japan – the same corrupt UN controlled by Third World crooks and Muslim fanatics, which has no problem taking Japan’s money (the country is one of the biggest UN donors).
Gary agreed to a short meeting, but when everything was said and done, it turned out we spent nearly four hours talking (he even brought Merlyn Kinrade with him). He is an interviewer’s dream – so passionate about his cause that when you ask him a question, not only does he give you an answer, but also provides you with information from other perspectives that I wouldn’t have a clue to ask about.
He jokingly calls himself a “gabber”, but it is so fascinating to listen to him – the events he has been through are so extraordinary that your only option is to sit and listen trying to figure out how all of them could happen in Canada. To me, the closest similar experience was the talks with the victims of communism after its fall, when the survivors from camps and jails could finally tell their stories without fear. I am aware that Canada is not a totalitarian country, but the way the Caledonia events were suppressed by the media shakes that belief.
We meet at Tim Hortons, which is his idea. That’s not a randomly chosen location. This coffee shop is located strategically close to the place where most of the violence took place in 2006. From its windows you can see Douglas Creek Estates (the occupied land), several houses and the Canadian Tire store. I’ll get back to what Gary and the others saw from those windows years ago.
Although we don’t ask about his background, from his remarks we can piece together his life. It hasn’t been easy – his brothers and him have had their brushes with the law. He credits his Christian faith for turning his life around. Surprisingly, he is not from Caledonia – he used to live in Richmond Hill (that’s almost Toronto). Gary decided to join the people in the town after he saw on TV what was happening.
Since he is one of the best known faces of the Caledonian conflict, we ask him about his opinion of the media. He praises the bloggers, who are interested in his cause, because they are very supportive. However, not surprisingly, his opinion about the mainstream media is not that high. Many reporters approach him with a pre-conceived agenda and try to present him in a way that fits it.
He recalls an interview with a reporter at his home. His wife asked if the reporter wanted coffee and left the room. When the interview was published, it mentioned that Gary was wearing the same shirt the reporter saw him in at a protest several weeks before that and she also said that as soon as the interview began, he sent his wife to the kitchen. He still wonders if the journalist wanted to present him as a poor family despot.
Nevertheless, he tries to ignore the media hostility to make his point heard. He won’t refuse an interview; he would appear on any radio or TV station that would invite him. He has even been on many native radio stations (surprisingly not all of them have been hostile).
But things can turn ugly with the media considering that Gary is up against a hostile provincial government. Case in point – the local Haldimand newspaper Regional News This Week. It has been published for over 35 years and its honest editor Chris Pickup made the “mistake” of supporting the Caledonia victims.
It regularly published materials by Gary and other activists. Gary gave me the January 11 issue, which contained a large editorial by Chris on the lawlessness in Caledonia. There was also an opinion piece by Gary on Mayor Hewitt’s disgraceful behaviour of refusing to appear in court in an OPP case, and letters from Albert Marshall, son of the late Superior Court Judge David Marshall, and Merlyn Kinrade about the same case.
You don’t need to be psychic to figure out how that rebellious paper was dealt with – the government withdrew all its advertising, amounting to over $2,000,000, which needless to say was a devastating blow to a free newspaper. And that was the end – this week the paper went out of business.
Next we move to the major issue – the native occupation. The situation with the Indian Act and the reserve system is very complicated. The government is responsible for maintaining the reserves, but it doesn’t do it directly – it provides the funds to the chiefs and the band council, which are supposed to do the work. However, since practically there is no accountability, the money is often misused (like in the recent case of Atawapiskat). But that doesn’t relieve the government from responsibility and they have to fix the problems with new payments. The whole scheme breeds a never-ending cycle of corruption from which the ordinary natives always suffer.
The system is so broken that many people of the reserves leave them to live independently (although that is not widely publicized). Things get even worse when you consider that the Indian tribes have a very loose idea about laws and treaties. For example, even if a claim treaty is signed by most clans, years later descendants of those who didn’t sign can decide to start it all over again.
Even the common individual rights don’t apply on the reserves. Often people can be expelled on racist grounds (that they are not pure enough). In other cases bands have decided to banish criminals or people they don’t like from their territory (imagine if the Mayor of Toronto decided to do something like that). Until very recently it wasn’t even possible to file human rights complaints on the reserves.
(In my opinion the whole system is a feudal relic from the past, in which people depend completely on the mercy of the chief. It was no wonder that the Indians voted overwhelmingly against the Meech Lake Accord, which was supposed to provide them with self-government.)
Things get even more complicated when we turn to the Six Nations issue. They arrived in the 18th century after the Crown purchased the Haldimand Tract as a refuge for them from the Mississauga Indians in accordance with the Haldimand Proclamation of 1784 in gratitude for being loyal allies during the Revolutionary War (it’s a long story and you can find more information about it here). Their territory is clearly defined and there is no ground for any claims. As relative newcomers, they don’t even have federal status, which explains why the federal government never got involved in the conflict, allowing McGuinty to mess up everything royally.
It’s a myth that the occupation was started by ordinary natives. The criminals had been a major part of it from the very beginning. Gary tells me about a horrible incident that he and other people watched from the very same Tim Hortons.
It was at the height of the tensions, with many officers and natives roaming around. Across the coffee shop that day there was a police van with several officers and an American, who was an ATF agent (from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agency), sitting in it. A group of Indians approached the van, opened the doors and pulled everybody out. One of the criminals grabbed the American, pulled out a knife and put it to his throat. The most amazing thing was that none of the dozens of OPP officers did anything to help their colleagues.
Then the Indian released the agent and went to a policeman with hands stretched forward, asking to be arrested. The policeman did absolutely nothing. Then the thug turned around yelling at people: “You see? They can’t do anything! Next I will get you.” Imagine how the people, who were supposed to be protected by the police felt at the time.
Meanwhile the other Indians stole the van with all the equipment in it. In a few hours they brought it back, empty and trashed. It gets even worse – after the US government learned about the incident, they asked for information to prosecute the criminals and McGuinty’s government refused any cooperation.
When Gary and the other people who witnessed the crime learned about that, they contacted the US District Attorney in charge of the case and testified in Buffalo. The case ended in conviction.
(Do we really have a government in this province?)
That’s how the violence was neutralized – many of the main criminals were arrested one by one when crossing the border, mostly on drugs and weapons smuggling charges.
There are many other horrible stories that Gary remembers. The husband, who was kidnapped by the Indians for violating their “curfew” in front of OPP and his wife; then there was that school nearby, which had to have police protection; the local woman whose brother OPP tried to deport, and so on, and so on.
As of Gary, he has also suffered his fair share of abuse – he has been arrested several times (each and every one of them illegally); he has been beaten and had to spend time in hospital.
Even under those circumstances he hasn’t lost his sense of humour. He jokes that he had to become his own lawyer. He had no other choice – from the very beginning he has been harassed through bogus charges that he had to fight in courts.
Thanks to the internet, he has been able to study the laws and the litigation procedures to the point where he can represent himself successfully without losing a case. Not unlike Mahatma Gandhi, who fought the British Empire in courts, Gary can successfully oppose McGuinty’s judicial machine with its expensive lawyers and beat it every time with truth and honesty.
I really envy him for his determination and stamina, which keeps him going. On February 18 he plans another rally at the occupied territory. Nobody knows what is going to happen – he might be arrested or everything may go smoothly, it’s a toss-up. But one thing is sure – he will keep going.
The trouble is that the other side has no intention of slowing down either. Until the Indian Act is abolished and the natives are treated like individuals, there will always be opportunists willing to exploit the current system to get easy money. Just before the meeting of Harper with the chiefs last month, Stewart Phillip, a B.C. Indian chief warned that if the natives don’t get what they want, they may start an Arab-Spring-like “uprising”. I wonder if they’ll still demand their welfare cheques during the uprising.
That’s typical, instead of thinking how to improve the opportunities for their “subjects”, people like Phillip are ready and willing to sacrifice them.
Only a few years ago the ordinary Canadians would’ve listened quietly to him afraid of being accused of racism, but now the outrage was almost unanimous (if we exclude the professional grievance mongers).
I am sure that in our country, which is dangerously short of heroes and courageous people, Gary McHale and the few others like him would gradually help us re-establish a society that is just for all individuals.
© 2011 Blogwrath.com
The labour union activists are strange people. Usually they live in an imaginary world and just like Don Quixote fight imaginary enemies, which turn out to be nothing more than windmills. But unlike Don Quixote, who after each fight finds himself lying on the ground in his shattered armour, the union leadership ends up hurting many different entities, including its own members.
Whether it is CUPE supporting the Native criminals in Caledonia, or the garbage collectors ready to expose the people in Toronto to diseases so that they can strike to keep a minor benefit, the unions always manage to do their damage.
Case in point – the drama, which unfolded at the electromotive plant in London, Ontario, owned by Caterpillar.
A few months ago the corporation stated that in order to keep the business going, they had to cut their expenses. That included reducing the wages from (as far as I remember) $35 per hour to about $18. Wages of $35 paid for jobs that don’t require any significant qualifications exceed the payment for many highly qualified positions in other fields.
Apparently that juicy payment, obtained by the unions in the happy-go-lucky times before the People’s Republic of China entered the manufacturing business, wasn’t something that Caterpillar could afford anymore.
The local Canadian Autoworkers Union, operating at the plant, saw this as a declaration of war. The fight eventually caused the management to lock out the workers.
The long standoff ended even worse – last week Caterpillar decided to close its London plant.
Thus CAW union added another questionable notch on its belt by driving another business out of Canada.
But, as I said in the beginning, reality is not something that bothers the unions. In Rabble, the online magazine dedicated to the revolutionary destruction of Canada, I just read a piece by Dave Coles, President of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP).
It gives you a fascinating glimpse into the way of thinking of the union bosses. Here is what he proposes:
“This decision is a slap in the face to Canada which gave Electro-Motive tax breaks to protect jobs.
“It’s an act of corporate aggression against Canada and we should retaliate with an immediate tariff against Caterpillar products imported to Canada. The Ontario and federal governments should take the same action in this situation as former Premier Danny Williams did at AbiitiBowater in Newfoundland — they should seize the Caterpillar assets in London and ensure that all community and worker obligations are fully met.
“Why do we have governments, if not to protect Canadians against this kind of corporate agression?
“There will be a strong labour response to Caterpillar’s aggression against Canada. CEP is prepared to throw its full support behind any actions that the CAW and central labour bodies take to achieve justice for these workers.”
Behind the fiery Leninist rhetoric is hiding a demand that the capitalist Canadian government take a course of action similar to that of the Hugo Chavez government.
And what about the tax breaks? They are provided to a business as an incentive to move to a place where it can make more profits. If the business is burdened with too much overhead (including inflated wages) and the profit is non-existent, the tax breaks become meaningless. The taxman who taxes nothing collects nothing.
It is strange that CAW can’t understand such a simple math. But that’s not a problem – Coles has a better solution in the spirit of Comrade Stalin’s economics.
We just have to confiscate the plant and impose exorbitant tariffs on the Caterpillar imported products to make the union happy.
Coles doesn’t explain how the seizure is going to work. Does that mean selling the buildings, the land and the machines? That would hardly provide money for more than a few months of wages. Or maybe he means nationalization? In that case it would be entertaining to watch how long it should take for the McGuinty government to drive the plant out of business. I am not aware of any case in history, in which a government has been able to run a successful business.
The funny thing is that among the many things that have angered Coles we don’t see the most important – the role of the union. If it weren’t for the stubborn inflexibility and arrogance of CAW, the plant could’ve been saved.
Now, regardless of what union boy McGuinty does to help out his labour sponsors, nothing is going to work. The plant is gone and so are the jobs.
Is there any lesson to be learned here? Nah, the unions are not into learning lessons…
© 2012 Blogwrath.com
After the last election, the disgraceful policies of Dalton McGuinty’s government in Caledonia are still alive and well – lawlessness rules as usual. Earlier today CANACE (Canadian Advocates for Charter Equity) organized a peaceful protest against the racial policing in Caledonia. Instead of ensuring the free speech rights of the protesters, the OPP arrested eight of them.
As you probably know, at the bottom of the conflict in that town is the illegal occupation by native gangs of a former real estate development. The Ontario government and OPP have refused to resolve the issue and allowed the natives to terrorize the local people for years.
Here is what led to today’s events. A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from Gary McHale (the Director of CANACE):
According to OPP radio transmissions the following just occurred in Caledonia.
Armed robbery of the local KFC whereby the OPP brought in dogs to track down the robber. The dogs lead them to DCE (Douglas Creek Estate – home of the ongoing occupation) whereby the OPP were met by a Native man who told them they could not enter the subdivision – as always the OPP stopped and call off the dogs and left. The OPP are driving up and down the local streets but refuse to enter DCE to get the armed robber.
It was already my intention to call for a rally on Dec. 3, 2011 in Caledonia at the Lion’s Hall at 2 pm. for the 5th year anniversary of the OPP arresting law abiding citizens for carrying Canadian Flags while allowing violent criminal to escape. This event just goes to prove the OPP truly has not changed.
Join me on Dec. 3, 2011 – after speeches on the Lion’s Hall we will March to DCE to raise a Canadian Flag. I will be marching onto DCE and place a Canadian Flag on the light poles – this is completely legal.
During the demonstration last summer it looked like things were at least marginally improving. Today it seemed that the OPP have returned to their old ways of double-standard policing. But things were to get even worse than that. A few days later I received another e-mail:
“Remember we have a rally this Saturday at the Lions Hall in Caledonia (at 2 pm.) to remind the OPP, McGuinty and Mayor Hewitt that we will never surrender our freedoms and rights to OPP racial policing policies. We will march to DCE a place a Canadian Flag on DCE.
Exec. Director of CANACE
Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality
P.S. The OPP has threatened to arrest me if I walk onto DCE – it appears the use of provincially owned land is determined by your Race. Maybe we need to place signs stating “No Whites Allowed enforced by OPP” at the entrance to DCE.”
That didn’t sound optimistic at all. Despite that, we decided to take our chances and join Gary. Shortly after 2 o’clock we arrived at the parking lot, where the protesters and a few journalists had already gathered.
Before heading to the occupied territory, Gary explained the situation. He received a letter from OPP stating that only “land claimants” (what an idiotic term, there’s no land claim) were allowed in Douglas Creek Estate. Anybody else crossing the borders would be arrested. OPP was definitely determined to get us.
Then Gary said that he would definitely cross the boundary to raise the Canadian flag. It was wrong, in his opinion, to restrict the access to Canadian land based on race.
We carpooled to get to the place. We took Gary into our car. For a certain reason we had to take a longer way, actually that was the itinerary the locals had to follow a few years ago when the Indians dug up trenches across the main roads. He showed us the power station, which was destroyed by the thugs, interrupting the power supply for weeks. He also talked about other problems, like the high car insurance – Caledonia has some of the highest rates in Canada (I’ll let you guess why the insurance companies consider the town dangerous).
Anyway, we finally arrived. There were at least 20 police cars located at several spots along the road.
A few Indians and a group of police officers were already waiting at the entrance of the illegal occupation (more of both, including a few lefties, arrived later). To make sure that everybody knows that this is not Canada, the “Six Nations” and the “Mohawk Warrior” were flapping over the entrance of “Turtle Island”.
Gary explained again what he was going to do.
Then he gave a short interview to the reporter from Turtle Island News (no more Canada!):
After that we crossed the road with our Canadian flags:
We were immediately stopped by the police, who stated that everybody who goes any further would be arrested. The only good thing was that this time they kept the natives behind them – during previous demonstrations they allowed the Indians to attack the protesters (once they beat up Jeff, CANACE’s videographer and caused him permanent brain damage).
Gary refused to be stopped from entering the territory, which should be accessible to everybody, and the OPP acted upon their threat – they arrested him.
Along with him they arrested a war veteran:
Here they search Gary:
The next one to be arrested was Bonnie:
Then came the turn of Mark Vandermaas:
While all that was going on, a weird Indian woman in a truck kept yelling curses, adding from time to time praises of the police for arresting those bad people. She was either drunk or high (or both) and I’ll leave it to your imagination to decide how she saved the money to buy that truck:
Here Bonnie is getting handcuffed, while another arrested protester is waiting his turn:
Then they got Doug. The picture of the McGuinty pissing on Caledonia is on his truck (which I can assure you is much older and cheaper than the one the Indian woman drove):
Mark has been already handcuffed:
Turtle Island News is watching with delight:
Doug is being searched:
A total of eight protesters were arrested (I didn’t get the pictures of all of them). The last of the arrested is about to be pushed into the van:
Now everybody is happy – the people, who naively thought that the laws of Canada apply to everybody, have been arrested; the Indian gang, which lives there for free, with water and power paid by the government, is assured that nobody is going to disturb their occupation; OPP (or whoever controls them) has shown once again that they don’t give a damn about the most elementary rights of the Canadians. And above all – no Canadian flags were allowed in Turtle Island!
“So what did we learn today?” That’s the question Jerry Springer often asks in the end of his show.
I don’t think that we learned anything – the situation in Caledonia is worse than the bizarre reality of a Jerry Springer show.
What happened today just confirmed what we have known all along – we live under one of the most incompetent and useless governments in Ontario’s history. I have no doubt that even in Kazakhstan or Congo a situation like the one in Caledonia would’ve been resolved better.
If the police were allowed to arrest and charge with trespassing the first few Indians, who showed up at the development five years ago, everything would’ve been long forgotten. Instead, McGuinty, in the spirit of Inspector Clouseau, set into motion a chain of events, which allowed an Indian criminal gang to take control over the town, cause horrible damage to properties, beat and abuse Caledonia’s citizens – and to top it off, the taxpayers had to pay over $36,000,000 for all that.
That’s not a surprise if you consider that McGuinty’s other projects – building windmills, destroying the economy, and imposing homosexual indoctrination in the elementary schools – are the same type of a magnificent disaster.
After his win in the provincial election (facilitated by his gay cheerleaders and the parasitic unions) it’s very unlikely that anyone of those, who caused that injustice, would be investigated and brought to court in foreseeable future.
Dear fellow Ontarians, do you really need to see our province completely destroyed before electing somebody who can really think?
© 2011 Blogwrath.com
A demonstration against the Libyan dictator Moamar Kaddafi (or Gaddafi or Katafi or Gheddhafi or Khaddafi or whatever other name he uses) took place in Toronto last Saturday, February 26.
There were actually two demonstrations, which marched on Dundas Square at the same time. One of them, with more participants, was strictly Libyan. The smaller one consisted of Iraqis, who wanted democracy in Iraq and among their chants you could hear calls for al-Maliki, the Prime Minister, to resign. They maybe wanted more, but for some reason all their signs were in Arabic. Strange, isn’t it? One may think that they should have translated them in English to make the Canadian public understand and support their demands. As you know, in our multicultural country, as of now, Arabic is not a compulsory subject at school. (But maybe they just wanted to hide those demands…)
The Libyan demonstration was much better prepared. Their signs were well-designed and pre-printed. Most of them had at the lower edge the name of the organization, which organized the event – Toronto Arab Solidarity Campaign.
According to Torontopedia’s entry about that organization, this is a city-wide network that supports the movements for freedom and democracy throughout the Arab world. It includes both Arab and non-Arab members, and organizations such as the Canadian Coptic Association, the Egyptian National Association for Change, the Canadian Arab Federation, the Canadian Peace Alliance, and the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War.
That tells you enough. The notorious CAF has been involved in suppressing free speech for years. The Egyptian National Association for Change was formed last year with the participation of representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood. Both the Canadian Peace Alliance and the Toronto Coalition to Stop the War are extremely left anti-Israeli and anti-Western organizations, which were heavily involved in bringing the terrorist supporter George Galloway to Canada. As of the Canadian Coptic Association, they are needed as useful idiots to make the group look less extremist.
Nevertheless, the purpose of the demonstration was noble. Who could have thought that the Crazy Colonel would end up like that? There is an old Russian saying that even God protects the crazy people. In the case of Gaddafi that worked flawlessly for decades. He came to power as an absolutely inexperienced junior army officer. Then he introduced a bizarre form of sharia socialism, explained in the Green Book (a superb work of unintended humor, which I highly recommend, if you can find it). Read the rest of this entry »
During his visit to China this week, the Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced an “exciting” plan to provide scholarships to mostly Chinese students, which will cost $30 million to the Ontario taxpayers.
The details of the scheme are as follows: we, the taxpayers, will provide 75 students with $40,000 per year for up to 4 years. In return, the students are supposed to say: “Wow, you guys have great universities in Ontario!” That’s all he needs in return, because the program is supposed to “boost the profile” of the Ontario universities.
So, what’s wrong with that picture? The Premier apparently has forgotten that the province is in recession. The young people from Ontario are scrambling to find money to finance their own education. And unlike the Chinese students who will study for free and leave to never come back, the young Ontarians will work for their province after they graduate. Read the rest of this entry »