(Derek Nepinak, grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs speaks to the media with other Manitoba Chiefs Jan 10, 2013 in Ottawa Ont. ANDRE FORGET/QMI AGENCY)
Folks, it’s time to give Indians a slap-upside-the-head again!
Things seem to be going for a shit since Shawn Atleo left, and they don’t look to be getting any better any time soon!
Listen to this latest statement by Derek Nepinak regarding the First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act that streamlines funding and offers an additional $1.9 billion.
“Should Canada not withdraw and cease all imposed legislation on First Nations without free, prior and informed consent, we will strategically and calculatedly begin the economic shut-down of Canada’s economy from coast-to-coast. First Nations will determine whether or not there is international economic certainty for economic development on Turtle Island.”
Now aside from the fact that the statement is not very nice…………, it’s also stupid, juvenile and confrontational.
This is not someone who is looking for a positive outcome. This is someone who, sadly, wants conflict, bunky!
On top of that, Nepinak wrote in an op-ed that the Act is part of an “assimilation agenda” involving “racial superiority.”
RACIAL SUPERIORITY? (I assume he means white superiority!)
Folks this is not a RACIAL issue…………………., and never has been!
The Indians are still trying to live with one foot in the fifteenth century, and the other foot in the twenty-first! (Or at least the twentieth!)
I have stated many times in the past that I am not a racist, but I am a CULTURALIST, because many societies try to hang on to their old ways well beyond the expiry date!
Sadly, the Indians are one of those groups!
NOW, here are some comments from Sun Media, who ran the original story!
There are two basic foundations of their thinking I reject. Their “traditional lifestyle” nonsense. When they encountered white people for the first time, they had a stone age culture. Stone axes and tools. I guess they didn’t notice, but we live in the modern world now. Do they want to join it or not? The last is their “custom” thinking that everything for them has to be different. I can concede some leeway here, but the white education system has a provincial standard with local control. It has been successful. Why re-invent the wheel? Tweak the bill and drop the confrontation. Aboriginals everywhere in Canada take note: the patience of the people is wearing thin. Threatening and carrying out acts of domestic terrorism will set your cause back with irreversible damage.
You are right of course. They need to integrate into our system that is far more advanced, in a far more advanced world. They can not live as they once did, and we all have to deal with constant change in this world. So, they have no choice, really. We must stop pampering them and have the guts to make a stand, regardless of what any political party may think. Throwing money at a problem to ease our conscience is selfish thinking and totally unproductive; it is the aboriginal that must learn to fit into our world, so their motivation has to be something like tough love (force), not pampering. Pampering has only led to their demands and postponed the inevitable.

Dear Readers:
This was sent in by I. M. Anonymous and we thought you might enjoy it!
You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night, when you pass a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus:
1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.
Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car? Think, before you continue reading.
This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application. You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first. Or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back. However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.
The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer. She simply answered: “I would give the car keys to my old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams.”
Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations. Never forget to “Think Outside of the Box.”
However, the correct answer is to run the old lady over and put her out of her misery, have sex with the perfect partner against the bus stop, then drive off with the old friend for some beers.
God, I just love happy endings.
We are blessed with a huge 100 acre park that stretches all the way from Byron to downtown London, and then up to the North and out to the East end of the city.

imagesCA0H1FJ7Since we are only a few blocks from this little slice of paradise I drive through the park at every opportunity. There is the river, and baseball and soccer fields, and picnic areas, and sidewalks that run along the riverside all the way to downtown, and then another 10 km East to Wally World Water park, and 6 Km North to the University of Western Ontario. We have a kids train ride around Byron and also Storybook Gardens which is like a miniature Canada’s Wonderland, there is a rose garden, botanical gardens, miles of paths to walk on, and about 1, 277, 544 geese! (Give or take a few!)
The fucking birds are everywhere, and whoever coined the term “bird-brain” hit the nail right on the head!
1045316-Royalty-Free-RF-Clip-Art-Illustration-Of-A-Cartoon-Cold-Featherless-ChickenThe reason I mention THIS is because these birds are too stupid to get out of the way when I’m driving through the park, and rather than stop and sit there for ten minutes while they decide to move, I just slow down a bit more and honk the horn!

This still doesn’t work, so I end up “almost” running the birds over …………, except at the last split second they jump and flap their wings and get out of the way!!!!
Now the reason I mention THAT is because there is a guy who fancies himself as a sort of “park warden”here in the park, and on two or three occasions over the past year he has seen this dance I do with the geese, and starts yelling at me to be more careful.
The warden then accuses me of deliberately trying to run the geese over, and I always reply with: Listen buddy, if I was trying to run the geese over………….., I would have run them over!
But …………., I “DID NOT” run them over …………, did I?
He then swears at me some more, and then goes on his way ………., but the next time I see him, instead of “not” running over the geese, I might “not” run over him ………….! [Except he's not nearly as quick as the birds! ;>) ]

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