‘Joy rising.’ That’s how I’ve been feeling lately (I’ll explain why below) and that’s how one of the 20,000 participants in this incredible, mindblowing, flashmob dance described his experience in surprising – and delighting – Oprah Winfrey as part of her 24th season kick off party held Sept 08/09 on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
The video below captures some of the feelings I’ve been having during the past few weeks thanks to the incredible developments in the struggle against race-based policing.
Black Eyed Peas, Oprah feeling/I Gotta Feeling, Sept 08/09, Oprah’s 24th Season Kickoff Party – ‘the coolest thing EVER!’
They are afraid!
If the video of Oprah’s surprise flash mob dance doesn’t warm your heart, maybe this will: Isn’t it nice to know that right now…as you’re reading this…frightened politicians, lawyers, OPP brass and their advisors, spin doctors and consultants are huddled behind closed doors in Orillia and Toronto wondering how it was that their plan to legitimize racial policing went so horribly off the rails, and are now trying to figure out how they can avoid losing their jobs and/or going to jail? Isn’t that a delicious thought?
The McGuinty-OPP experiment in denying police protection to non-natives via an illegal so-called ‘peacekeeping’ mission on Canadian soil is now being recognized by the courts, the public and the media for the spectacular disaster it is.
Heck, even the Hamilton Spectator has finally ‘got it.’ After (to the best of my knowledge) 4 years of editorial silence – all the while printing Fantino’s outrageous smears against us unchallenged, and ignoring our offers to provide evidence – the paper has now issued a hard hitting editorial saying the “credibility of the OPP is shot” and the McGuinty government has “failed miserably.”
In our CANACE report entitled Legalized MYTHS of Illegal Occupations we called race-based policing and the utter lack of legal support for it, “the greatest, most expensive fraud in Canadian history.” We told the government and the OPP we were coming for them, publicly and in private, but they just wouldn’t listen. They actually believed that Canadians would allow them to subvert the Constitution and its Charter and destroy the rule of law with their twisted, racist policies. It’s been a long, hard struggle but, thankfully, the tide is coming in to wash this fraud and those who perpetrated it away. It’s just a matter of time. They’re finished. We know it and they know it.
Hope for the future
All of this of course sets up the next stage of this struggle which is to help bring about true healing and reconciliation by working to convince the OPP, the Ontario government and the people of Six Nations to erect a monument on DCE inscribed with their heartfelt apologies to Caledonia.
That day will come one day, too. I know it. Over one year ago CANACE presented our vision for the future to Brantford Council in a presentation called ‘Reconciliation: the CANACE Path.’ We knew that violence and racial policing and appeasement could only lead all of us – native and non – down a very dark and dangerous road. I must say…the road looks considerably brighter and safer today.
Do YOU feel the ‘joy rising’? I sure do.
P.S. Watch the Globe & Mail for some toughly-worded articles from Christie Blatchford in the near future.
- Hamilton Spectator editorial, Jan 06/10: Coming clean on Caledonia REPRINT PDF
- Globe & Mail, Christie Blatchford, Jan 05/10: Settlement gives hope to others in Caledonia REPRINT PDF
- CHTV, Jan 04/10: Gary McHale re Fantino charge
- VoiceofCanada, Jan 04/10: National Post: McGuinty gov’t ‘deserves stern rebuke from highest court available’
- VoiceofCanada, Jan 03/10: Superior Court grants McHale application for Fantino charge
- CaledoniaWakeUpCall.com feature: FantinoGate
- VoiceofCanada, Dec 23/09: CANACE founders to participate in aboriginal policy forum
- VoiceofCanada, Dec 22/09: Brown-Chatwell trial: crimes against democracy
- CaledoniaWakeUpCall.com feature: Brown-Chatwell trial
- CANACE news: CANACE presentation to Brantford Council
- CANACE diagram: Reconciliation: the CANACE Path
- CANACE reference: Race-Based Policing