Three things stand out in the horrific story of the 215 bodies of children found under a ‘residential school’ in BC. And you can be very sure that this is the tip of iceberg.
The first issue is that these schools were run by both the Canadian government and the Catholic church. Has anyone heard a word from the church? Their silence is deafening.
The second and third items deal with the here and now. Nothing provincial or federal governments say mean a thing unless they start to deal with real, current issues. Nothing.
The second issue is the absolute appalling lack of any action taken by this liberal government and many previous governments in not making sure that people living in first nation reserves have clean drinking water. What is that? What possible reason is there for this inaction? The answer is that nobody cares, no matter what they say. If they cared, these people would have had clean water years ago.
The third issue is the appalling lack of compassion during the commission investigating the death of Joyce Echaquan in a hospital in Quebec. While she lay dying, instead of taking care of her, nurses were taunting and mocking her. Quebec has very serious racist problems and ignoring them, as Legault wants to do, will not make them go away.
Justin and Papa Legault can stop talking about putting the flags at half mast, having a day of mourning and putting on sad faces and voices. Either fix the water problem and punish – severely, those who did not care of Echaquan or shutup and don’t say anything about these children. They don’t merit to have any opinion.
Special mention has to be made of Jagmeet Singh who couldn’t speak about these children because he was crying. Singh, get your big boy pants on and actually go do something that will make a difference in the lives of first nations people. Make sure they have clean drinking water. Move heaven and earth to make that happen. Crying? Poor Jagmeet, he’s so sad. What self-serving drivel.
Those holding big corporations hostage for ransom are at it again. This time it’s the meat industry. If you are a vegetarian you will probably want to skip this piece, although the ransom part should concern you.
JBS SA, the world’s largest meat producer suspended its North American and Australian computer systems on Sunday after an organized assault on some of its servers. Five of the biggest beef plants in the U.S.and plants from Australia to Brazil are shutting down.
There are signs that the closures are spreading. The outages alone have wiped out nearly a fifth of America’s meat production.
We really hope that Rick DeSantis runs for president. He’s not afraid to tell it like it is. Today he signed a bill in Florida called the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,” that protects female athletes from having to compete against biological males.
Blanche, in case you don’t understand, we’ll ‘splain’ it to you in DeSantis’s own words:
“…In Florida, girls are going to play girl’s sports and boys are going play boy’s sports.
In other words, if a teenage boy decides he now identifies as a girl, but his birth certificate says he was born a boy – off you go to the boys baseball team. You cannot play on the girls team because, guess what? You’re not a girl no matter how much you wish you were.
Way to go DeSantis.
Rashad Turner, the founder of a Black Lives Matter chapter in Minnesota said he quit after learning the “ugly truth” about the activist group’s priorities.
As well, Patrisse Cullors, who has been at the helm of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation for nearly six years, is also leaving. She said she has created the infrastructure and the support, and the necessary bones and foundation for the organization.
Here’s another little ditty that she didn’t say: Last year blm took in over $90 million. After expenses of $30 million they were left with a cool $60 million. That money was supposedly spent on operating expenses, grants to Black-led organizations and other charitable giving. Almost none of the $60 million left went to any black families at all.
Of course we could always ask on what kind of ‘operating expenses’ need $30 million? But then we would look like we don’t like the woke culture so we won’t ask that question.
Not that we’re gloating, but we’re gloating. It also could be the Habs win over Toronto is their Stanley Cup. Doesn’t matter. This city has had very little to cheer about in the past year and everyone needs to cheer. Last night as the game ended, one could almost hear the collective roar that swept Montreal as it became clear Montreal had beaten the Leafs after being down 3 games to 1. They were given a 22% chance of losing. Who says miracles don’t happen?