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Blogspot | 08Aug2013 | blackrod
The CMHR stirs up hatred and divisiveness
The CMHR stirs up hatred and divisiveness. And it's not even open.
The two groups that thought they had control over the content within
the Canadian Museum for Human Rights have been shocked to learn that
One is fighting mad and the other is scared and confused on how to
You've heard how one arm of Manitoba's Indian Chiefs insists that the
CMHR label Canada's treatment of its aboriginal people as
"genocide." You haven't heard how a segment of
Winnipeg's Jewish community is shaken by concerns that the Palestinian
viewpoint of Israel's creation will be allowed to be advanced within
The divisiveness and hatred the CMHR will stir up was evident when the
first reports reached the public Monday of a letter sent to Stu Murray,
CEO of the human rights museum, by perennial protester Grand Chief
Murray Clearsky, of the Southern Chiefs Organization.
The mainstream media has given you a sanitized synopsis of the letter.
You've got to read the original to see how insane it is.
Here's a bit of what the MSM leaves out of its reports:
"The recent exposure of Canada using First Nations men, women and
children as guinea pigs in nutritional experiments and for Tuberculosis
vaccines in the 1930’s and 1940’s is reminiscent of the experiments
conducted by Josef Mengele during World War Two on the Jewish
population in Europe especially twin children. It has now
that while thousands of First Nation men were overseas in Europe
fighting the Nazis and the attempted imposition of a superior white
race, Canada was quietly and simultaneously conducting similar inhumane
experiments on the families, relatives and community
members of the
very soldiers who were putting their lives on the line for Canada."
"Many of the First Nations men, women and children who were test
subjects in these atrocious nutrition and TB vaccine experiments were
left forever scarred by the trauma and effects of drug testing and many
were left with little hope of acknowledgement, remorse or legal
recourse from the atrocities
perpetrated by Canada."
Got that? Trying to determine if vitamins could be used to
improve the health of undernourished children on Indian reserves, and
saving the lives of Indian school children by finding a vaccine for
tuberculosis is, in Clearsky's deluded mind, no different than Josef
Mengele's work at Auschwitz. The Jews of Europe should only have been so lucky.
This pathetic attempt to conflate the Nazi program to exterminate
anyone with Jewish blood with Canada's stabs at fighting a deadly
disease and boosting the health of children is obscene.
There's no other word to describe it.
"It is now abundantly clear that Canada again is choosing to sanitize
the true truth ..." blathered Clearsky. Want more of his true
It seems that genocide "is currently being perpetrated on First Nations
through various means."
Canada, he bloviates, "has now incorporated the passive genocidal
agenda through the systemic racism imposed through the Apartheidal
Genocide "is currently happening in Canada", he concluded, in case you
missed it the first time.
For good measure, a companion letter was sent to the "UN Rapporteur for
Indigenous James Anaya".
( Hey, we just report 'em as we see 'em.) It was signed by Gerald
McIvor, who, apparently, is a "political assistant" with SCO.
"Please find attached a letter from Southern Grand Chief Murray
Clearsky to Stuart Murray who is CEO of the Canadian Human Rights
Museum in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada."
"Canada refuses to admit that they have been attempting genocide on the
Original Peoples of the land known as Canada since confederation."
"They refuse to acknowledge this and their denial is contrary to the
formal apology that Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made in
"I trust you will keep this concern in consideration when you do come
to Canada to meet with First Nations leaders to investigate the ongoing
passive genocide which is being perpetrated upon us as a race of people
who are incidentally the true owners of this land. It
would be of great
importance for Grand Chief Clearsky to meet with you while you are in
Canada in the near future. Please let me know if you can meet with him
while you are in Canada."
Yep, those Nazi's only
engaged in genocide for three years, but Canada
has been at it for 146 years and counting. We're no quitters.
There you have it. The Southern Indian Chiefs insists that
the $21 million the federal government gives the CMHR each year be used
to promote the idea around the world that Canada is equivalent to Nazi
One aboriginal even knows who to blame if that won't happen. Blame the
Don Marks, editor of Grassroots News, which describes itself as
Manitoba's aboriginal newspaper, posted this comment to the Winnipeg
10:50 AM on 7/26/2013
the canadian federal
government does not want to use the word
'genocide' because it is the perpetrator here and increases its
'liability' etc.. but the cmhr uses that as an excuse to fall into
their hidden agenda of 'comparing' atrocities and making sure the
jewish holocaudt (sic)c omes out 'on top'. if you can reject 'genocide
for first nations, you reject it for jews. were the experiments of
mengele worse than passing out smallpox blankets? was there a worse
mass execution than the incident at ulm? i am a sympathizer with israel
but the jews are wrong here. the tratment (sic) of first nations in
canada was genocide.
The 'blame the Jews' cry
will come as no surprise to a segment of the
Winnipeg Jewish community which has been keeping an eagle eye on how
the CMHR intends to treat the Holocaust.
The first shock came in April when the museum's "head of stakeholder
relations" revealed that the museum was rejecting one of the Jewish
community's bedrock beliefs about the Holocaust.
We summarized the decision:
"Experts hired by the museum say that claims that the Holocaust was the
cause of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights are exaggerated
and unsupported, so the CMHR has eliminated any allegation that one was
the cause of the other."
This led to follow-up questions for the CMHR, and their
answers---reported first in the online Winnipeg Jewish Review---were
anything but comforting. For example...
"How will the need for refuge during and after the Shoah, and the
necessity to re-establish a Jewish homeland, be conveyed to the
Canadian public in the Holocaust gallery?"
The CMHR will not "include material on the establishment of the State
of Israel in the Holocaust gallery".
Jewish proponents of the CMHR know that the state of Israel-Arab
relations will be a flashpoint at the museum, starting with the very
foundation of Israel.
Unease only increased in June when news came out of Israel that
Palestinians intended to build a museum of their own where their side
of the conflict will be told.
Ramallah - From a
building overlooking a small garden in this West Bank
city, employees are working on the Palestinian Museum -- the first
large-scale contemporary Palestinian museum. The cornerstone is finally
being laid, some 15-years after the project was first proposed.
The original idea came
from the 50th anniversary of what Palestinians
call “Nakba” -- the Disaster -- the phrase that refers to the birth of
the modern state of Israel in 1948, and the displacement of some
wanted to make this museum in Jerusalem but we
knew that the Israelis would make this impossible,” Omar Kattan, head
of Palestinian Museum's work team, told The Media Line. “After things
became possible again in terms of the political situation, we re-opened
this file and commissioned the study and developed a framework to do
“We came up with a
unique concept that is basically a museum without a
collection, and a museum that is based on a network rather than a
building,” Kattan said.
“The idea [evolved] from
the “Memory Museum of the Nakba” to a museum
that will use the tools of history to come out with a modern dialogue,”
Jack Persekian, the director and curator of the Palestinian Museum told
The Media Line. “We’re moving forward from representing an incident
that happened in a certain time to representing the Palestinians
wherever they are.”
This prompted editor Rhonda Spivak to write:
"... at some point the
CMHR is going to put on an exhibit or exhibits
(temporary) relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and chances
are that we will be able to get a pretty good idea of the types of
things that Palestinians will want to have appear in the CMHR about
their lives by looking at the types of exhibits they intend to display
in their museum."
"In an article about the
Palestinian Museum done by the Media Line, the
following is a description given as to the nature of the exhibits:"
"The exhibits will
include some of the Palestinian nationalistic
symbols such as keys that symbolize homes that Israel destroyed or from
which Arab families fled. Keys and title deeds are meant to refer to
the displacement of people and the right of return claimed by
Palestinians. Visual and written material, including photos and other
forms of art, will offer a variety of Palestinian stories the curators
say will be relevant to Palestinians all over the world."
Note that the above description refers to the" right of return claimed
by Palestinians" and "the keys to homes that Israel destroyed." This
means that what will be at issue in the Palestinian Museum is the birth
of the very existence of the State of Israel. When Palestinians say the
"right of return" they are claiming the right to return en masse to
pre-67 Israel , and not about returning to a future Palestinian state
in the West Bank and Gaza as part of a two state solution."
There was a time when the Jewish community felt confident it could
control the debate over Israeli/Palestinian history.
As late as two years ago, the CMHR mysteriously found itself
incommunicado to Palestinian representatives who tried to discuss how
their story would be told. Hmmm.
Nobody could explain how 10 tries to reach somebody went
unanswered. Maybe it was that pesky spam filter,
eh? And when somebody did get through, they were told a
museum rep would get back to them. Someone did---two years
later. Nope, nothing suspicious there.
But now that the Asper family and their minions have had the reins of
the museum taken away, the fact that the Palestinian voice may be heard
within the human rights museum walls is causing consternation.
Nobody, though, should be more agitated that Heritage Minister James
Was it only one year ago, less one month, that he was in town to put
out the fire over the determination that the Holocaust be given special
treatment in the museum?
He spoke at the Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe---before an audience of
Only The Black Rod reported on what he said.
Moore said he told museum CEO Stuart Murray "many times" that:
"this museum is NOT going to be --- CANNOT be --- a source of division
in this country. Because taxpayers
are not going to pump in $21 million
per year to operate this museum if they see it as a perpetual source of
division for the people of Winnipeg, the people of
Manitoba and the
people of Canada."