Go AFN! Go Canada! We have heard many of the heartbreaking stories. We have acknowledged the injustices. We have set off on the highway to be reconciled to in a just and lasting partnership. The air is thick with hope and our observations have to include the entrenched bigotry that has stymied Canadians’ dreams of a North American continent that is the envy of the world.
Some provincial official is bound to step up with some niche interest that makes the First Nations’ dignity look like an inconsequential. I guarantee it. Doug Ford of Ontario has set his sights on gutting language rights. He has also pretended that the federal government did not lay out its plans for the legalization of cannabis, claiming that the whole program has been hurriedly downloaded onto Ontario. Doug Ford is an example of why Canada’s First Nations are still demanding justice.
In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. Isaiah 59:13 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Isaiah 59:14
Having worked alongside First Nations peoples in the labor movement, I am sure that their honesty will lead the way without the baggage of a political system that has failed us repeatedly, not only in Canada but across the world. Westminster governance is a whitewashed wall that needs fresh paint. All the law and order champions are happy with reepresentative parliamentary government because it has served giant manufacturing entities, stark raving mad bigots, racist police and military cliques, and xenophobic religious wizards (sorcerers). That is the start reality of honest dialogue. Seome one has to listen with a heart and reveres the injustices and abuses of power.
Let’s go. Our children deserve better than the last 150 years
Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves. Everyone loves a bribe and runs after gifts. They do not bring justice to the fatherless, and the widow’s cause does not come to them. Isaiah 1:23