Will the Canadian Army Persecute the `Proud Boys`for Their Political Opinions?
A ceremony in downtown Halifax began with Chief Grizzly Mamma from Truro cutting off her braids and placing them at a statue of Edward Cornwallis, to symbolize the scalping and poor treatment of indigenous people during Cornwallis’ reign.
It was also a ceremony of mourning, and honoured missing and murdered indigenous women
Five men interrupted the service by attempting to pay homage to Cornwallis, who is known for issuing bounties for the scalps of Mi’kmaq people.
“It was so frustrating, because we’re trying to do a ceremony, we’re trying to help heal and mourn, and here you have a group of young white men, who are interrupting a group of indigenous women who are trying to do ceremony. It just felt like once again, we were made to feel less than,” said Halifax’s poet laureate Rebecca Thomas
The men identified themselves on a video that was posted to social media. The video shows the men, dressed in matching black and yellow polo-style shirts, approaching the indigenous demonstrators to debate the Mi’Kmaq’s claim to the land on which the ceremony was held.
“This was Mi’Kmaq territory. This is now Canada. This is Halifax, Nova Scotia,” said one man who arrived holding what appeared to be a Canadian Red Ensign flag. “This is a British colony.”
The Canadian Red Ensign, which bears the Union Jack in the corner, was the national flag until it was replaced by the Maple Leaf design in 1965.
People who were in attendance say the men claimed they were members of “Proud Boys,” a U.S.-based ultra-conservative fraternity-like group that believes in “reinstating a spirit of Western chauvinism during an age of globalism and multiculturalism.”
National Defence spokesman Daniel LeBouthillier has confirmed that all five men involved in the incident are members of the Canadian Forces, and at least two of the men are in the Navy.
In a statement to CTV News, the spokesperson for the minister of defence said: “Canada is strong because of our diversity and our values of promoting peace, democracy and human rights for all. The Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence are inclusive and diverse organizations, and racism and discrimination of any kind is not tolerated.”
Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd and Lt.-Gen. Paul Wynnyk, the commanders of the the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Army, also posted a joint statement on Facebook, saying the actions of a few of its members don’t reflect its commitment to being an inclusive and diverse organization“
That`s modern Canadian military thinking: `We`re inclusive and diverse but won`t include proud Whites.
On July 4, Rear-Admiral John Newton, commander of Canada`s East Coast Navy., àpologized to the`Indians and announced that the young men had been put on administrative leave with pay, pending an investigation.`’Their personal belief, whether religious, political or White supremacy, whatever the Proud Boys represent, — it`s^sic^ not a shared value of the Canadian Armed Forces. . It`s all so pathetic. Newton clearly doesn`t even know what Proud Boys stands for, but he`s against it. Indeed, any exprerssion of European pride is out of limits.
Even more pathetic was the reaction of ‘Chief of Defence Staff Jon Vance (who) condemned `what happened`as `deplorable`. Their future in the military is certainly in doubt.. (National Post, July 7, 2017). Pure blistering hatred of White pride.
Even more disgusting, if possible, was the reaction of our lying turbanned Defence Minister `Harjit Sajjan (who) said in a Facebook post that ,this kind of bvehaviour is not tolerated in the Canadian Armed Forces`and apologized to the Micmac community and Chief Grizzly Mama. `there will be consequences for CAF members whop express intolerance while in — or out — of uniform.`. So, the military owns you body and soul 24 hours a day? An expression in White or Canadian pride is ‘intolerance,.?
As Christie Blatchford noted in the National Post (July 7, 2017) ‘You`ll remember ole Harj, he who wrongly claimed to have been the àrchitect of Operation Medusa in Afghanistan, No so many consequences there!.
The cloying politically correct nonsense gets even wackier. Chief Grizzly Mama, the one who received an apology from our truth challenged Minister of National Defence, is actually a West Coast Indian, (There are no Grizzly Bears in Atlantic Canada) For some reason she was getting her hair cut off — scalped, sort of? — to protest Lord Cornwallis`s actions of 250 years ago. And somehow this was a religious ceremony or reconciliation ceremony. It is a sign how sick this country`s leadership is that this intolerable tomfoolery is taken seriously and the only ones in danger of consequences are the five young White men who respectfully stood up for THEIR culture.
Will these five young men be thrown out of the Canadian military in an orgy of political correctness? We urge you to send your views to:
Vice-Admiral John Newton,
c/o National Defence Headquarters
MGen George R. Pearkes Bldg, 11 ST,
101 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa ON K1A 0K2
FAX: 1 800 467-9877
Hon. Harjit Sajjan,
Minister of National Defence,