Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Political Correctitude alive and well in Canada

Couple of stories caught my eye today that made me say getthefuckouttahere. I was sitting in the public library at the time, so of course I said that under my breath, but after I got back in the woods here at hillbilly central I just had to holler it out...


Here's the story of Maj. Gen Mike Rouleau's court martial.

Here's the story behind his court martial; he was reloading his weapon when it misfired. Nobody got hurt.

That's cause for a fucking court martial?

Get the fuck outta here!

Here's the other one.

Seems that Ontario's Human Right's Commish Renu Mendhane has implored the Blue Jays and MLB to refrain from referring to Cleveland's NLB team as the "Indians," because that's disrespectful to Indians. You, know, the actual Indians who used to own this continent.

Not those other Indians who invented curry and whose restaurants we now favour.

I kinda in a way almost see the point. Here's the problem; you get to make some trite symbolic gesture, and that gives you a free pass to do fuck all about the real issues for the next year, next five years, next generation...

The real issues are, in no particular order:

  • the housing crisis in native communities
  • the education crisis in native communities
  • the employment crisis in native communities
  • the health care crisis in native communities
  • the clean-water crisis in native communities
And that's just scratching the surface. Not calling the Cleveland Indians the Cleveland Indians is going to make what difference to any of these crises?

None. Zip. Nada.

It'll make the feel-good crowd feel good that they "accomplished" something.

Get the fuck outta here!

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