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I don’t get this “illegal alien” – illegal immigration – (like Mexicans are from some other planet just past Pluto) argument.

If I remember my United States History – which I learned in a Canadian school, so I know it’s fairly legit – in Social Studies 10 Class correctly, white people from Europe, led by Christopher Columbus and others were the illegal immigrants.

They came to North America, starting with the islands in the Gulf of Mexico and committed MASS GENOCIDE (see video above).

I love America, as America’s Little Brother, but you need some tough love right now. Is your entire reason for existence to murder anyone who doesn’t look like you. Hey, just ask blacks and Hispanics, many of them US citizens, unarmed and murdered by police officers because they looked at the cop funny.

Now you know why Colin Kaepernick is one of my heroes.

He stood up against tyranny and injustice – gave up everything for it – which is what America is supposed to be about.

Don’t get me wrong, I know what you’re thinking. What about Canada? We have our own cross to bear.

The white inhabitants of Canada, the first illegal immigrants herded Aboriginal children into residential schools run by churches, essentially to “whitify” them, where they were verbally, physically and psychologically abused in the worst possible way – and even murdered. The location of the graves of these kids is still unknown. The survivors and their children have had no closure. Get over it? Have you seen Mississippi Burning?

Nobody gets over that kind of shit – watching your best friends slowly die of a treatable disease or being lynched because of the colour of their skin or shot by a police officer sworn to protect you while you barely survive to tell that story, tears streaming down your face.

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Sherriff Joseph Arpaio of Arizona, recently pardoned by America’s president, Donald Trump, proudly exclaimed to an audience that he had, as he so eloquently called it, “concentration camps” filled with innocent, many non-illegal Latinos, who suffered immeasurably there for no other reason but for the colour of their skin and the language they spoke.

America wasn’t built by “great men” who were forward thinking. America was “founded” and built on illegal immigration, genocide and slavery.

Founded. How do you “find” a country someone else already found? The arrogance and lack of humanity is staggering, and, sadly, it exists to this day.

To quote Willem Dafoe in Mississippi Burning, “Where does it come from – all this hate?”

Many Americans remember the story of the Mayflower arriving in America and Thanksgiving as one of good times and an example of the inerrant goodness of America. What resulted from that day, celebrated by many Americans AND Canadians, was the massacre, after dinner, of over 700 (as near as I can tell) Aboriginal people.

I retell these stories to exemplify the abhorrence of humanity and that the entire argument of “illegal immigration” and deportation is bullshit. Very little has changed since the days of the Mayflower. Latinos are deported by force to a country they barely know and have no roots in.

Meanwhile, unarmed black people are beaten and massacred on the streets of America because they, for reasons that should be obvious to everyone, flee the police. They know they are going to be dead anyway. They run to give themselves a fighting chance at survival.

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And when the brave dare to protest or cover the events like real journalists, they are unjustly imprisoned and treated like subhumans, denied food and water and essential medication for days.

To quote JROC (actor Jonathan Torrens) in the Canadian TV Series The Trailer Park Boys: “It ain’t right – it ain’t tight.”

I leave you with the quotes of true heroes on this issue.

 

 

I have great respect for the men and women that have fought for this country. I have family, I have friends that have gone and fought for this country. And they fight for freedom, they fight for the people, they fight for liberty and justice, for everyone.

Colin Kaepernick

 

There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, “When will you be satisfied?” We can never be satisfied as long as the N**** is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality.

 

Martin Luther King

 

 

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

 

President John F. Kennedy

 

 

We’re not anti-police. We’re anti-police brutality.

 

Tupac Shakur

 

 

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.

 

George Orwell

 

May the stars carry your sadness away, may the flowers fill your heart with beauty, may hope forever wipe away your tears, and, above all, may silence make you strong.

 

Chief Dan George

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