Idle No More? Great idea — so much can be done
I am writing in response to the Idle No More coverage that has cropped up in the news headlines.
Wow! So, maybe we will see some activity like siding getting nailed back up and yards and surrounding mega-acreages free of old cars and trailers.
Maybe we’ll see less garbage in the gullies. Perhaps there will crop up some gardens and fruit trees so little idlers can have some chores instead of idling on the iPods or whatever new device comes along.
Do you suppose there could be a chicken house, barn or some pig pens? Lots of work, though.
How about putting the blame where it belongs?
If you are aware of abuse in the past, you surely have learned not to replicate it.
Why live in the shadow of churches and buildings that were dens of inequity?
Get rid of them.
Teach youngsters right from wrong.
Natives are just like everyone else who immigrated to this nation and, with a few more years, there will be no distinct race here because this is what time does.
The fact one person has a different background does not stop anyone from mixing blood, as has been the case for centuries. No race is exempt from this.
Proof of land settlement by anyone thousands of years ago is non-existent and, if some signs are left from centuries past, who’s to say where they came from?
Everyone comes from somewhere.
We don’t grow like grass from the ground.
How did Canada become settled by the first arrivals? Ice bridges, tsunamis and other acts of nature.
Thousands of tsunamis occurred through unknown ages and they didn’t just bring rubbish to the shores.
Some countries lost plenty of folks who clung to debris that washed ashore — men, women, animals, weeds, trees, you name it.
The evidence is in the makeup and appearance of the people who claim to have first rights. They came from the north over the ice bridges and from the south, east and west.
This is how Canada became inhabited and it took countless years after that last ice age for the land to be sustainable.
Idle No More protesters should think about what they do have and do something to help themselves.
If they feel the need to continually link their problems with their treatment by religious organizations, make them pay the bills.
We did not abuse them and we must not continually be smeared worldwide as such, so it is in this option they should do exactly as they say and idle no more.