Monday, June 26, 2017

The Toronto Public Library Caters to the "Resist 150" Party Poopers

The TPL--it's just sooo damn "progressive"/virtuous (scroll down):
Resist 150
As part of these Canada 150 events, Toronto Public Library acknowledges and remembers that Indigenous nations existed and thrived on these lands and territories thousands of years before the incorporation of Canada in 1867.
We are committed to ensuring that Indigenous voices and perspectives are represented and involved in our Canada 150 events, and in our programming throughout the year. We also respect and support the decision of Indigenous groups who have chosen not to participate in Canada 150 events as expressions of resistance against colonialism. For many Indigenous peoples, Canada 150 is a celebration of the wrongs committed against Indigenous peoples by Canada. The perspective of some in the Resist 150 movement is that Canada 150 signifies 150 years of broken treaties, mistreatment and a history of abuse that to some, constitutes genocide. As we celebrate these Canada 150 events, Toronto Public Library acknowledges that as Canadians, we are all treaty people, and that we are all agents in the process of Reconciliation. 
Gee, I don't think that disclaimer is nearly abject enough. I'm sure if they gave it another stab, they could find a way to make it sound even more self-abnegating and cringingly servile. 😏

1 comment:

Canadian Woman said...

Ughhh.. I am so sick of this resist150 bs! Do they not realize that no one, not one single person believes this continent didn't exist 151 years ago? No one thinks there was no history or people on this landmass before it became Canada and if they do, they're an idiot anyway. Everyday, CBC Radio brings activists on to discuss their hurt feelings over Canada Day and not once have I heard anyone question their protest. Gee, I wonder why?