I often post regarding the Two Tiered system that has been adopted by “Top Brass” Julian Fantino and the OPP, in regards to the DCE occupation in Caledonia (to name one), and I just wanted to make you aware of a few things;
1) I DO NOT hate cops. I DO have very strong feelings against any officer, or brass, that either fails to uphold the Oath they took when they became Officers of the Law, or blatently “smacks” the general public in the face by “breaking the law” simply because they are “exempt [from a lot of laws] while actively involved in their duties”.
This DOES NOT include leaving a patrol car running (which is against the Highway Traffic Act), illegally parked, in front of a Tim Hortons while you’re getting lunch. This DOES NOT include parking illegally out front of a drug store while you’re doing your [personal] shopping. This DOES NOT include driving over 100KM in a 60KM zone because it’s shift change. This DOES NOT include shutting down one lane of a major traffic route simply because it’s closer to park there (this is a phenomenon that happens all the time in my area… it is not uncommon to have a morning rush hour backup simply because of parked patrol cars on a rush hour route. Most times it is out front of an apartment building with ample parking. But hey, I guess some of these officers are worried about having a heart attack if they had to walk more than 50 meters.). I could go on…
Remember, police are an authorative figure and, as such, should be setting the examples — not thumbing your nose at the general public by showing us what WE can’t do. I’m not trying to stereotype our various police forces, there are bad apples in every bunch — it just seems to be getting worse every day.
2) Prior to the occupation of DCE lands in Caledonia, I had no problems with Natives what-so-ever. Live and let live – you do your thing and I’ll do mine. However, I, along with many other Canadians I have spoken to, have recently seen Natives in an entirely different light.
The attitude of “you [Canada] owe us [Natives]”, “we don’t have to listen to your government”, “your court system doesn’t apply to us” and “we are a Nation unto ourselves and we’ll do whatever it is we want” is just sickening. The SN Confederation, Band Council, or whomever Natives are claiming to be their “governing body” obviously support these actions by their own lack of action. Today, I hold a different view of Natives — one of savage ancestry that has reared it’s ugly head in the 21st Century.
Do I hate Natives? Absolutely not. I am disgusted with their values and morals, but that does not warrant hate (as the Natives would have you believe… we’re [Canadians] all a bunch of racists).
The fight non-natives have, was NEVER about Native people (and still isn’t) — the Natives have turned this into a Native vs. Non-Native issue themselves and have destroyed the views the average Canadian has of Native people. It will take a LONG time to rebuild the relationship between Native and Non-Native people — if it’s even possible.
Our fight is with the OPP and other such entities that have adopted a two-tiered system — one set of RULES for Natives, and one set of LAWS for Non-Natives, when all we ask for is equality — “ONE LAW FOR ALL”.