The Tears of Justin Trudeau
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by KENN ORPHAN
On January 7th the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) swept into a non-violent checkpoint set up by the Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en clans of the Wet’suwet’en Nation. Fourteen people were violently arrested in the ambush by the militarized colonial forces. The camp was set up by hereditary leaders to defend the ancestral lands of the Unist’ot’en and other clans from the unwanted incursions of TransCanada and its Coastal Gaslink pipeline. Following the incident Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had the temerity to extol the neoliberal scheme behind the incident as something that is good for the earth. In a speech to supporters he said: “We moved forward on the LNG Canada project, which is the largest private sector investment in Canada’s history, $40-billion, which is going to produce Canadian LNG that will supplant coal in Asia as a power source and do much for the environment.” After being pressed in a radio interview about the brutal raid Trudeau said of the arrests that it is “not an ideal situation, but at the same time, we’re also a country of the rule of law.” Apparently he does not consider Article 10 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to be law. It states: “Indigenous peoples shall not be forcibly removed from their land or territories.” It may be difficult for ordinary people to choke out hypocritical, ahistorical fallacies without missing a beat, but the Prime Minister has a gift for spouting empty platitudes that fly in the face of reality and he isn’t alone.
January 14, 2019 at 11:19 AM #12166retired liberalParticipant
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Money always trumps people. Indigenous peoples are at the bottom of the totem poll, so to speak.
We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
The older we get, the less "Life in Prison" is a deterrent.
Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.
January 14, 2019 at 11:59 AM #12186JustSayinParticipant
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Trudeau is a Neoliberal scum of the Obama/Clinton order. Newoliberals are bigger enemies that even the conservatives because you only lose present to the Cons but Neoliberals even destroy the future. The Yellow vest movement proved that we can ally on some issues with Conservatives at the same time BO regimes reaction to DAPL proved that there can never be any compromises with NEOLIBERALS
Never expect different result by following the previous steps
January 14, 2019 at 12:16 PM #12191Joe ShlabotnikParticipant
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Good and honest take down of Trudeau. Too bad that there’s no mainstream media in Canada, especially the CBC, that’d ever call him out on both his hypocrisy, double-speak and absolute fealty to neoliberalism. There are somethings the media will never touch, and its 100% hands off when it comes to neoliberalism.
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