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Posted 7/3/17 , edited 7/4/17
I just want to add that I am one of the veterans upset about this.


From a fellow vet on Facebook who I will leave nameless in this forum



Yesterday I posted about being Canadian.

Remember our members of our armed forces are here to defend democracy not practice it. Our members need to embody the highest ethical and moral standards. Full stop. Call me a throwback dinosaur but our members need to embody the best we have got.

So now I am beyond pissed. On Canada Day, a group of indigenous peoples held a protest about Govenor Cornwallis and his scalp bounty on First Nations Peoples. That is their right. And that is not what has me bent, hell even warped.

A group of pseudo ultra conservative group of misguided individuals decided to make their presence known and disrupt the protest. Problem is that they are all members of the military and self proclaimed members of an organization that is no where near in line with what our military members should be associated with.

I was torn as to whether I posted this so as to possibly, inadvertently give them any public recognition.
But I want the Canadian Public to know that the backlash in the veterans community is strong and is hoping for severe and swift action for this group of miscreants. Their beliefs and actions are not what we stand for and not what we have sworn to protect.

Our Country, True North Strong and Free deserves so much better. Our Veterans want to assure the Public that these folks are not representative of those who proudly Stand On Guard for thee.

I am not sure what a suitable punishment would be, but I am thinking loss of security clearances and 60 days in Edmonton for reflecting so poorly on our armed forces.

You do not get the luxury of being a bigoted, hate filled racist facist and serve.

To those who have been affected by this fiasco, I can only offer assurances that this is not in anyway reflective of the attitudes of the proud members of both the military and the veterans communities.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/this-is-a-british-colony-group-disrupts-mi-kmaq-ceremony-in-halifax-1.3487246
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Hmm? Active military should be publicly apolitical to avoid problems, as well as not disturb the peace with misbehavior, but they're allowed their personal thoughts & views, whatever those might be. I assume that's what you meant.
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Kavalion wrote:

Hmm? Active military should be publicly apolitical to avoid problems, as well as not disturb the peace with misbehavior, but they're allowed their personal thoughts & views, whatever those might be. I assume that's what you meant.


That's exactly what my friend meant.

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Maybe it's just me, and maybe it's the US, but I am not really that patriotic, and at the same time, a bit disturbed by the rampant patriotism/obsession with militarism in my country (and its strange overwhelming conservatism within said military).
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Maybe it's just me, and maybe it's the US, but I am not really that patriotic, and at the same time, a bit disturbed by the rampant patriotism/obsession with militarism in my country (and its strange overwhelming conservatism within said military).


we have that too. but we ... really try to believe that everyone in green is a brother or sister. And well we're there to defend that for which our country stands.


Posted 7/4/17 , edited 7/4/17
"that's their right"
*some other group exercises their right*
"YOU DON'T GET TO DO THAT YOU RACIST FASCIST BIGOT!"



Sounds mentally ill man
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Amyas_Leigh wrote:

"that's their right"
*some other group exercises their right*
"YOU DON'T GET TO DO THAT YOU RACIST FASCIST BIGOT!"



Sounds mentally ill man


You miss the point. I assume deliberately as usual. Have a good day.


Posted 7/4/17 , edited 7/4/17

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You miss the point. I assume deliberately as usual. Have a good day.




What is the point? You want to punish people because their opinion makes you angry?


Video posted to Facebook shows the men, dressed in matching black and yellow polo-style shirts, approaching the indigenous demonstrators to debate the Mi’Kmaq’s claim to the land on which the ceremony was held.

“This was Mi’Kmaq territory. This is now Canada. This is Halifax, Nova Scotia,” said one man who arrived holding what appeared to be a Canadian Red Ensign flag. “This is a British colony.”

Oh how horribly racist/sexist/transableist etc and not facts!

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Update: Armed Forces command makes a statement.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1160486

"we had a one sided conversation" -- what a delicate turn of phrase.
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