Body Bag Blues
First the federal government decides not to ship hand sanitizer to First Nation reserves to help protect members from H1N1 (you know, the ‘i got fucked by a pig flu’.
Next the feds ship BODY BAGS and throw in language like ‘if, maybe, not necessarily’ while they grapple to save face over a big bad move or mistake (or not, maybe, if, not necessarily) .
Why did this take place in Manitoba? Could it be revenge for the chiefs who gave the o.k. to blockade the railroad a few years ago in protest of Canada (read Stephen Harper) failing to honour the Kelowna Accord.
No wonder the federal government’s apology for the body bags was not accepted. Ottawa is numb. Ottawa, get stuffed!
Comments on the story that can be found on CBC.ca can range from empathetic to downright numb and racist. The federal government finally admitted it made a mistake….but it’s the ongoing mistakes that made the body bag incident so offensive. To say it was done as a precaution and is a necessity because of expected deaths due to the swine flu is unacceptable. WHY DIDN’T THE GOVERNMENT SEND FLU PREVENTION KITS FIRST????
Hand sanitizers aside, the Manitoba rez’s that recieved the body bags had not been sent the proper goods for this PURPORTED PANDEMIC. Why? And why is it other reserves were not sent body bags? Smacks of Stephen Harper and the continuing genocide on First Nations people….after all, northern Manitoba and Inuit reserves have both oil and diamonds….and we all know how hungry Harper is to sell Canada’s resources (stated outright at many G-8 meetings)….with the pesky injuns in the way, how can he accomplish his goal and , hopefully to him, get Canada out of the world ecomonic crunch.
Well, you can’t , Steve. We haven’t even begun to see or feel the real hit that’s coming so why don’t you just relax, go play your piano, and deal with things? Maybe you’d like to get your cat’s HIV vaccine up to date? Lord knows PEOPLE are suffering due to the likes of you and premiers like Gordie Campbell. Oh, that’s right, THE OLYMPICS are only a few months away!!!
Really…..a good supposiTORY would do for you all.