I’m getting tired of the racism displayed for all the world to see right now.
I thought we were so much better as a collective society.
I was wrong. It’s not just the right-wing extremists. It’s looking to me like somewhere around half of all Canadians are completely unaware of how our country works. It’s history. It’s system of Government. The Law.
This is a huge problem that has produced a country of uneducated and easily manipulated people. Clearly, we need to radically overhaul our education curriculum to expand the history curriculum to include natural history and native history. Every Canadian is a Treaty person, and every Canadian needs to know how that works. We need to make Civics mandatory classes at the grade ten and eleven levels, were the children learn how to become good citizens. By good Citizen, I mean they will learn how our Parliamentary System works, the checks and balances in place to balance power (cough, cough) and develop the problem solving skills it will take to create a generation of informed and engaged citizens who can recognise and lay claim to their rights and responsibilities as Canadians.
The mainstream Media is the enemy of an informed and engaged public. The innuendo and misinformation being pedalled by these corrupt elitists is frightening. But what’s really mind boggling is how many Canadians don’t understand this simple truth. They read the skewed headlines and that’s the extent of the time they are willing or able to invest in becoming informed and engaged. We sure as hell aren’t teaching our children critical thinking or skepticism of what’s presented as fact by the Media.
Think about it for a minute. I went to my nearest municipal website to find out how much money we pay the Mayor and Council. It may have been there, buried 30 or 40 pages into a PDF. I did not perservere. I am not an Accountant or a Lawyer and I hate math and I dislike excessive scrolling. Math is subjective and it is a foreign language to me. I typed Attawapiskat into Google, clicked twice for full disclosure. It’s right there, yet there seem to be alot of people demanding disclosure of information and audits when all of those things are a google search away. Why is there a higher expectation for the disclosure on Reserves than the rest of Canada? They are buried in paperwork and bureaucracy in whatever endeavour they undertake. Corruption undoubtabley exists in a population made financially desperate and marginalised by the rest of Canada with indifference or hostility. Why do these people not scream blue murder about the many cases of proven corruption and malfeasance in most of Canada’s largest and most powerful municipalities, Provinces and the Federal Government? If you want to know about the money, go here.
Educate your friends and relations, engage them in dialogue. People need to wake the fuck up from this stupor, this orgy of individualism at the expense of everyone elses wellbeing. We have become very ugly in the eyes of the world.
Yes, I mean Canada. Let’s take it back. #IdleNoMore.