Canada's Nightmare!

There’s an  expression that when a like-minded group of people join forces for a common goal, the power of their effort is multiplied many times over. Now we know horrifyingly, that it works both ways and that one of those common goals was the ethnic cleansing of Canads’s indigenous children. The principle of this multiplier effect is expressed in many of mankind’s greatest achievements, but also in the lowest of the lows!Canada’s Nightmare!

Looking at this situation it is hard to reconcile that what goes around does comes around, since didn’t all those sick, supposed people of God die before this truth came out? Did they suffer? We can only surmise. One twist to consider is that their efforts were on an institutional level, like the Archdiocese of Boston, or Pennsylvania in the abuse of thousands of children, the Nazi efforts to eradicate Jews, the Sackler family’s responsibility for the opioid crisis and the death of more than 600,000 Americans, Volkswagen’s emission debacle, Wells Fargo’s cheating of their banking customers scandal and other examples where bad behavior becomes institutionalized on a grand scale. In all these cases, the individuals involved bought in to whatever their collective “evil” happened to be!

The actual perpetrators here gave themselves over to the collective effort to attain a horrific goal! Did they somehow believe they were doing a good deed to relieve these “unfortunates” from their earthly challenges? Did their superiors give them their rationale and their orders, which they believed it was not for them to question? Certainly many of the perpetrators may have suffered knowing what they were doing, but they also received cover from being part of a widespread effort.

But here we are now with the light finally shining and former stellar reputations being revealed for the pain and suffering they caused. Canada as a nation will have to face up to the ugliness they allowed and what it says about the country. It is all coming out, just as it will in China and any other place that engages in such horrendous behavior. In China, Xi wants to go down in history with the same reverence accorded to Mao. It is more likely that he will be remembered as the soulmate of Hitler!

In the U.S., we also have to think about where we will come out individually and collectively on many issues, in the cold light of truth!

Canada’s Nightmare!

Canada has failed its Indigenous youth.

Canada’s Nightmare!

We’re talking about residential schools. Since the 1880s, Canada has funded about 150 boarding schools, most run by the Catholic Church. The goal: to forcibly assimilate Indigenous kids into Canadian society. More than 150,000 Indigenous children were forced to go to these schools – forbidden from speaking their native language or performing cultural practices. At least 4,000 never returned home. Their parents were given no explanations. Officials called them “missing children.” But it’s not a thing of the distant past: the last of these schools shut their doors in the late 1990s. Now, unmarked graves are being discovered – shedding a light on Canada’s dark past.

Last month, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation discovered a burial site of 215 children on former school grounds in British Columbia. This week, the Cowessess First Nation said they found the graves of an estimated 751 people in Saskatchewan – many reportedly children. Overall, Indigenous communities have found hundreds of unmarked graves throughout Canada. And it’s not yet clear how they died. Diseases like tuberculosis were rampant back then. Many children suffered sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Priests and monks reportedly impregnated girls, incinerating the infants after birth. And schools buried the bodies near or on school grounds to save money.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to help Indigenous communities – and the gov’s dedicated some money to help with searches. Pope Francis has called the discovery “sad.” But the Catholic Church has yet to apologize for its role – something many continue to call for. One Indigenous leader called the atrocities a “crime against humanity.” And communities have vowed to continue their search in efforts to get some sense of closure. Meanwhile, in the US – where similar schools existed in the 19th and 20th centuries – the Interior Dept is launching its own review.

For generations, the systemic abuse of Indigenous people has been dismissed. Now, Canada’s forced to face its dark past while communities are still trying to heal from generations of trauma.


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What Goes Around Comes Around:

A stable, positive, non preachy, objective voice makes the book stand apart from others in the genre. A successful guide that uses anecdotes to reveal powerful truths about life.

~ Kirkus Reviews

“The author gives readers not just points or principles to ponder, but real human experiences that demonstrate them!
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“I’ve read a number of books that focus on sharing a similar message, including “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne, “The Answer” by John Assaraf & Murray Smith, “The Celestine Prophecy” by James Redfield, “Think and Grow Rich,” by Napoleon Hill, and I must say that I find Rob’s to be my favorite. – Sheryl Woodhouse, founder of Livelihood Matters LLC

Canada’s Nightmare!

Canada’s Nightmare!

Canada’s Nightmare!

Canada has failed its Indigenous youth.

Canada’s Nightmare!

We’re talking about residential schools. Since the 1880s, Canada has funded about 150 boarding schools, most run by the Catholic Church. The goal: to forcibly assimilate Indigenous kids into Canadian society. More than 150,000 Indigenous children were forced to go to these schools – forbidden from speaking their native language or performing cultural practices. At least 4,000 never returned home. Their parents were given no explanations. Officials called them “missing children.” But it’s not a thing of the distant past: the last of these schools shut their doors in the late 1990s. Now, unmarked graves are being discovered – shedding a light on Canada’s dark past.

Last month, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation discovered a burial site of 215 children on former school grounds in British Columbia. This week, the Cowessess First Nation said they found the graves of an estimated 751 people in Saskatchewan – many reportedly children. Overall, Indigenous communities have found hundreds of unmarked graves throughout Canada. And it’s not yet clear how they died. Diseases like tuberculosis were rampant back then. Many children suffered sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Priests and monks reportedly impregnated girls, incinerating the infants after birth. And schools buried the bodies near or on school grounds to save money.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed to help Indigenous communities – and the gov’s dedicated some money to help with searches. Pope Francis has called the discovery “sad.” But the Catholic Church has yet to apologize for its role – something many continue to call for. One Indigenous leader called the atrocities a “crime against humanity.” And communities have vowed to continue their search in efforts to get some sense of closure. Meanwhile, in the US – where similar schools existed in the 19th and 20th centuries – the Interior Dept is launching its own review.

For generations, the systemic abuse of Indigenous people has been dismissed. Now, Canada’s forced to face its dark past while communities are still trying to heal from generations of trauma.

Canada’s Nightmare!

Canada’s Nightmare!