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Two White Girls Call for “Re-Imagining” The Future of Canmore, Alberta, as an “Indigenous Land” “Where All Living Beings Are Respected”

Canmore, Alberta

Greetings, Dear Readers:

It has been some time since I have written for the Council of European Canadians. The last article of mine you read was about the murder of a young Toronto woman named Julia Ferguson by her ‘ex-boyfriend’, Osman Osman.

Today, I am writing a response to an article published in the Summer 2022 edition of Wild Lands Advocate, a magazine published by the Alberta Wilderness Association. There was no stated clause I could find in the magazine prohibiting me from copying and reusing page 15 (see below). I used to support the AWA a number of years ago, although I have discontinued my support for them because the organisation has more or less been subsumed by the neo-communist movement and its anti-White bedrock.

The article, written by two contributors to the collapse of Civilisation – University of Victoria students Robin Pollard and Tenaya Lynx – is short and succinct enough that a response by a minister of Civilisation such as myself can be published for the CEC in short order.

In the writing of The Second Enlightenment seven years ago, when Lynx and Pollard were still in the matriarchal institution of junior high school, I made the observation in my chapter ‘On Environmentalism’ that an internal conflict within the socialist movement was underway between the ‘old guard’ – as I described them then, those who “wave flags in the streets bearing red-coloured machine gears and flat-headed hammers”, and the new-school socialists (or “social democrats”, as they prefer to style themselves), who see industry as part and parcel of the identity of the White patriarchal oppressor.

The self-branding of these characters is always one in which they purvey “harmony”. Well, they certainly do: they have harmonised all the pet causes of the extreme New Left – misandry, anti-capitalism, anti-industry, and general anti-Eurocanadian sentiment – into one cohesive package, and purvey it as a mainstream cause whose components are inseparable from one another.

In their article “Re-imagining the future of Canmore”, Lynx and Pollard write:

Today, we are reimagining the future of Canmore. We’re imagining a healthy climate that will host thriving communities and vibrant ecosystems, where governments prioritise food security, affordable housing, and community care. Overwhelming issues like the current climate crisis, human-wildlife conflicts and decolonisation.

For those readers from outside the general region who might not be familiar with Canmore, this is a town located where the foothills meet the Rocky Mountains, about an hour’s drive west of Calgary. It is a picturesque tourist community without the bustle and the foreign influence that characterises its more well-known neighbour, Banff.

Covid restrictions burdened Canmore with more grief than the average Alberta community. In producing this article, these two girls stand on the bodies of this town’s suicides and closed businesses to promote Great Reset values, although I have no doubt that they don’t wish to see it confined to the Town of Canmore alone.

They continue:

As settlers on these lands, our futures are entirely grounded on Treaty 7 Territory Lands of [such and such] Nations… The futures we envision uphold and respect indigenous laws, languages, and protocols, thereby honouring Indigenous self-determination and sovereignty.

Let’s ignore for a moment that these two cannot decide if they want to capitalise the letter I in i/Indigenous or not.

I am not a settler on this land. I was born here in the Province of Alberta, and I grew up here. It is my homeland.

Both of my parents were born and raised in the Province of Saskatchewan.

All of my grandparents were born in and grew up in Saskatchewan as well.

Most of my great-grandparents were born and raised in the Canadian Confederation – some of whose ancestors go back to les habitants of seventeenth-century New France.

Most Eurocanadians are not “settlers on these lands”. Although we are indigenous to Europe, Canada is our homeland too.

Stop marginalising us in the country that our ancestors (not the Native tribes’ ancestors) built.

I am also not subject to Treaty 7 of 1877; I have no affiliation with the relevant tribes to the treaty. I am a subject of Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada.

Somehow I doubt that Pollard and Lynx have ever read the terms and conditions of the treaty they speak of. So, let’s we at the Council of European Canadians read it together:

Conveniently enough, the document has been transliterated for us here by the very post-secondary institution these two girls attend.

As we can see, at no point in this treaty are the Indigenous nation signatories referred to as sovereign or self-determining. They are, however, referred to as “Her [Queen Victoria’s] Indian subjects”, and that the chiefs are responsible for the “faithful performance… of such obligations as should be assumed by them”.

It is stated directly:

the Blackfeet, Blood, Piegan, Sarcee, Stony and other Indians inhabiting the district hereinafter more fully described and defined, do hereby cede, release, surrender, and yield up to the Government of Canada for Her Majesty the Queen and her successors for ever, all their rights, titles, and privileges whatsoever to the lands included within the following limits… to have and to hold the same to Her Majesty the Queen and her successors for ever.

Signed at the bottom of the treaty are the names of several dozen chiefs, along with that of James Farquharson MacLeod, who is buried in Union Cemetery in central Calgary and whose gravesite provides a marvelous view of the city at this time of year.

Although I possess a warm desire to see the continuation of Indigenous language, poetry, and so on, as part of the greater fabric of Canada, I do not possess the same warmth towards any ideas by tribal governments to assert themselves as “sovereign”, as Lynx and Pollard suggest in their article they ought to. None of the signatory tribes to this treaty possess any law enforcement jurisdiction outside of their designated reserves. Any attempt on their part to do so would be high treason against the Crown. That used to be an offense that merited grave punishment (literally). Nowadays, however, an indigenous Canadian nation waging war on and declaring independence from Canada would probably work out in the former’s favour – given the likelihood that the anti-White United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization would probably side with the separatist natives against Canada, and the precedent set by Justin Trudeau in which he awarded former Taliban terrorist Omar Khadr with an out-of-court settlement of $10.5 million.

One has to wonder what such an indigenous declaration of sovereignty would really reward them with though. Any sensible person would not want to see, for example, the entirety of the Province of Saskatchewan become an enormous version of Red Pheasant reserve. Then again, if I was dealing with sensible people, my article for the CEC would be unnecessary. I quote my chapter ‘On Imperial European Civilisation’: “the conquest of the continent known at present as North America by the European empires was one of the greatest events to occur in human history”, and that we must not be ashamed for our ancestors’ disruption of the Stone Age societies that were here first.

Even as I write this, I interrupted my work to go get a Swiffer to dust my desk. What a brilliant innovation that I can, for a low cost, buy a disposable slice of fabric impregnated (is that a triggering word for feminists?) with static electricity to better remove dust from flat surfaces. Would such an innovation have ever been seen on this continent if its development had not risen above and beyond the hunter-gatherer level? Not a chance.

Let’s go on with the article:

Canmore residents… face a multitude of social justice issues, such as classism, unaffordable housing, and expensive cost of living.

I am unsure of what Lynx and Pollard are trying to get at when they mention “classism”, but I am sure that neither do they. It is again the use of a shadowy strawman, typical in socialist tracts. I agree that housing and cost-of-living is a problem in this country, but Lynx & Pollard incorrectly address the source/s of that trouble. The socialist inclination is to blame greedy capitalists and their lust for profits – while ignoring the effects of immigration, fiat currency inflation, hyper-regulated zoning and building codes, covid lockdowns, and carbon pricing. This level of cognitive dissonance is a harbinger of how unhinged from reality Canada’s future leaders (and our current ones, for that matter) will be when they ignore such a multitude of negative socio-economic influences.

Enough people have decided that the social constructions of patriarchy and [W]hite supremacy are real, and that makes them real.

It is at this paragraph that these girls’ philosophy goes from fallacious to bizarre, even religious. It reminds one of the ad hoc purges of educated and/or business-owning Chinese citizens by mobs of young Red Guards – forced into confessions for their ‘crimes’ before being summarily executed by kangaroo courts. Except in this case, actual figures are not named. When was the last time a “patriarch” or “White supremacist” was interviewed by the media to discuss their crimes, or convicted in a court of law for “patriarchy” or “White supremacy”? Virtually never. A live human being can only be legally convicted and punished once for the same crime – whereas a strawman can be periodically brought out of storage to be whipped again and again. A live human being in court has the right to a legal defence, and must use reasoning to convince the judge or jury of their benevolence and righteousness – whereas a strawman is incapable of using reasoning (or anything else) in their own defence.

This is why strawmen – in the case of these girls, figments of their and others’ imaginations – are easier targets for the New Left. When it is unavoidable for them to acknowledge an actual man instead of a strawman, they as accusers tell the audience what the accused believes in and stands for, rather than the accused having that right for himself. It is an autoloading system in which the action of accusation and the action of conviction are one and the same, rather than the beginning and ending components in the process of determining guilt. It is this hyper-efficient socio-philosophical labelling which has left many figures accused of “racism” and such unable to avoid character assassination.

We hope to leave you with the recognition that there is nothing too outrageous, too radical, and too out of reach for our futures… It is this diversity that is so necessary to create a future where all living beings, the earth, and the water are respected.

Having concluded reading their article, it is obvious that these girls have failed to recognise that it the Trudeau government, not “patriarchy” or “White supremacy” that is the chief source of the Town of Canmore’s troubles. In fact, this article may as well have been ghost-written by Justin Trudeau or one of his Cabinet ministers.

It really is the first phrase we should pay attention to. Nothing too outrageous? Nothing too radical? I certainly agree that that appears to be the central belief of the Trudeau Liberal regime. In the past two years the Canadian public has become accustomed to many things that for many may have been unthinkable a decade ago. However, I am not convinced that they are finished with their Great Reset/Build Back Better revolution.

So what’s next? What’s the end game and the ideal for the likes of these two?

A Canada in which we own nothing and are happy?

A Canada in which the imagined world Lynx and Pollard describe and the ‘real world’ are inseparable (perhaps due to copious drug use)?

A Canada in which we all consent to any and all vaccines, mask mandates, and electronic surveillance the state demands of us?

A Canada where “climate change denial” is a criminal offense?

A Canada that has been ‘rewelded’ – human habitation being legally confined to a half-dozen designated ‘smart-cities’ in which private vehicles and combustion engines are prohibited?

A Canada in which our cuisine is hyper-regulated by a state board examining our foods and beverages for perceived social justice violations?

I can only really speak for myself here. But I do not intend on replacing my diet of Alberta beef, Saskatchewan pork, and farmer’s market vegetables with mashed insects and GMOD pulses produced in halal-compliant factories owned by WEF ambassadors.

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