It is quite plain that the Six Nations protesters had taken down their barricade at Caledonia. The unnecessary, irrational, and provocative counter-barricade by some Caledonia residents has deliberately upset any plans for a peaceful settlement in the short term, which is clearly the aim of those hooligans. After years of pious, self-congratulatory Canadian comparisons to the United States, the way we congratulate ourselves on being a beacon of social justice, it is a relief to see the truth come out. Quite clearly, we are a colonial society with a deep substratum of ignorant, white racism still very much alive. “Canada,” whatever that fiction is supposed to mean, reveals itself as an arbitrary construction of illegitmate power and abuse. At this point, anything the Six Nations people do to defend themselves is totally justified.
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