Like night follows day the somewhat predictable PM Stephen Harper has let the dogs out regarding the growing “Idle No More’ movement and the continuing hunger strike being waged by Attiwapiskat Chief Theresa Spence.
That was five years ago. We sorta knew what was coming but Canadians did not really want to believe the hateful policies of the Conservatives would spread and become entrenched, but they have.
The Harper crew had argued that the UN effort to recognize Indigenous Rights would be in conflict with our constitution.
The push back has far more substance than Harper expected. It does not sell well in many quarters. Canadians generally recognize our fiduciary responsibility to our nations aboriginals. Harper is showing his true colours and they ain’t pretty.
The intentionally played race card reflects PM’s efforts to frame this as anything else but is a lie and will ending up biting him in the ass, well at least I hope so.
Now a very expensive tax payer funded slander campaign is in high gear and too many of the MSM types have just grabbed the hook and ran with Harper’s talking points designed to destroy Chief Spence’s credibility and attack First Nations people generally.The ‘Idle No More’ forces and the Attiwapiskat Chief have zoned in on the soft underbelly of Harper’s blind love for the corporate energy and mining sectors and his plans to divest the natives of their land and resources through bullshit lease back schemes and such.Steve could be heading for a whuppin’ over this upcoming Friday meeting with Chief Spence and other Aboriginal leaders. He is lying through his teeth and Canadians are beginning to take notice of the rather ‘Un-Canadian Stance’ he advances.
Liberal blogger Warren Kinsella nails it with a bit of Shakespearean flair in this piece. Has the worm turned for Steve? Has he met his match in the form of a starving Chief Spence who dares to speak truth to power?