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Re: Idle no more!

Postby Roadster » Jan 29th, 2013, 8:58 am

SurplusElect wrote:This man is intolerant of natives. And yes, you can be a Uncle Tom. Hence the phrase.


So let's just put this to the test. See if my post gets removed for racist comments. I will say the exact same thing Chief Louie said, except about black people. Mod's please excuse me but this whole thread should have been pulled.

I hate working with Black people. Bunch of lazy bums. Get off their welfare and get a real job! "Cotton picking" time just doesn't cut it.

I don't really feel this way obviously. But clue in people. Everyone loves to hate on the natives and this guy just gives you license to do it. Mods - IS THIS RACIST?

He is not intolerant of natives, he is tired of hearing excuses and he said so, you only see the dark side of it because that's all you want to see.

And so you argue with yourself that you don't mean what you said about Black people, so why'd you bother? He meant it, you are digging for comparison and here is a note for you, I have worked with one native, he said he didn't want to be stuck on Indian land (his words) when he could work and enjoy his money, he partied a bit too much but he did work for it and he had stuff to his own name. Have worked with Lots of Black people, lazy,,, they were not. Enjoying their money,,, yes like the rest of us. What's to compare here? I have never worked with a lazy black person, they all did their share. Have had friends, both native and black,,, how would I compare them? Well most of my native friends honestly,,, were either on welfare or on native funding. One guy, I offered him space in my store for free to set up and display his carvings he was doing on the side of his welfare money,,, did he use it? Nope, first few days and then once he had smokes and food and beer he was gone and then wanted back in next time he was out,,, good friend but he didn't do much for himself. Once, he helped me shovel my store driveway, that was cool of him but it just happened to be snowing when he was there. Sorry but that's the truth and I felt bad for him but I couldn't do more then offer some free space, couldnt make him come in and I had a store to manage wasn't gonna start selling his stuff and managing his money. This offer would been a good draw in for me too so I saw an opportunity for us both, he didn't jump on it unless he needed some extra money.
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Re: Idle no more!

Postby SurplusElect » Jan 29th, 2013, 11:30 am

In a professional office, casually tell your secretary not to take "Indian time" getting her paperwork done.

See how long you keep your job if HR hears about it.
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Re: Idle no more!

Postby WhenWhatWho » Jan 29th, 2013, 12:42 pm

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Re: Idle no more!

Postby Captain Awesome » Jan 29th, 2013, 1:48 pm

SurplusElect wrote:I hate working with Black people. Bunch of lazy bums. Get off their welfare and get a real job! "Cotton picking" time just doesn't cut it.
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I hate today's young people because their lousy work ethics give me and other young people a bad name. They make it look like all we're good for is living in our parent's basement, smoking weed, and holding min. wage jobs waiting for "the big break" - record contract, or a museum buying my collection of doodles on napkins I draw when I poop.

I also hate how Canadians do nothing but whine and complain how life is tough even though they have the highest standards of living in the world, plenty of opportunities to get to the top, and just need to work once in a while.

As an immigrant, I hate how my fellow country men try to take advantage of Canadian social system and milk it for all it's worth. Instead of honest work and enjoying fruits of it later.

OH MY GOD! Arrest me, I'm a triple racist!!! Self hating too!
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Re: Idle no more!

Postby Rwede » Jan 29th, 2013, 2:05 pm

Captain Awesome wrote:OH MY GOD! Arrest me, I'm a triple racist!!! Self hating too!



Worst kind of racist, those self-haters. You need to love yourself like Bago does, and that way you can hate everyone else. At least everyone else who tries to make their way in life without sitting around waiting for a handout.
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Re: Idle no more!

Postby Roadster » Jan 29th, 2013, 2:23 pm

SurplusElect wrote:In a professional office, casually tell your secretary not to take "Indian time" getting her paperwork done.

See how long you keep your job if HR hears about it.


He was not in a professional work place setting, he was trying to tell his people who are may Not in a working situation they need to do something about that and make something of themselves. My parents wouldnt have gotten away with what they told me either in a work place setting,,, they told me not to get a lazy arse, (in so many words) or I be an idiot washing dishes in a greasy spoon restaurant for a living. No HR there either. What did your parents say that a work place HR wouldn't agree with? Probably more then you can remember if they were all over making sure you would become something. The chief is trying to put out the same message,,, but some are gonna just see the dark side of that message,, the butt kicker side. The part that is supposed to make you angry and get up and Show him what's in you...
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Re: Idle no more!

Postby SurplusElect » Jan 29th, 2013, 3:24 pm

Captain Awesome wrote:OH MY GOD! Arrest me, I'm a triple racist!!! Self hating too!


You are stereotyping. Youth/Canadians/Immigrants.

Chief Louie is racist towards Natives, specifically.

AKA "Indian Time"

Arrest? No.

Lose friends, lose respect, possibly lose job /potential sexual partners - look ignorant in society and contribute to a worse-off planet? Yes.
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Re: Idle no more!

Postby SurplusElect » Jan 29th, 2013, 3:32 pm

Roadster wrote:He was not in a professional work place setting


So we are clear that his speech was racist, and if he said that to his co-workers he would be fired. He could also be sued.

How about a politician? What if Stephen Harper said "I'm working with Indians, how do you think I'm doing? - INDIAN TIME"

Think he'd still have a job?

Racial slurs are ok if they are motivational? The KKK can hire some self-hating blacks (there are many) to "speak the truth about their race" or what? After all - the majority of people in prison in the USA are black. The majority of poor people are black. They must be lazy and prone to criminality.

Maybe we can get the Chief as a guest speaker for the NAACP?
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Re: Idle no more!

Postby jennylives » Jan 29th, 2013, 4:14 pm

Having an opinion that the speech is racist is a valid point. If you want to discuss why the speech isn't feel free to post a rebuttal. If you want to post personal attacks, one liners or a bunch of emoticons this is the wrong thread and posts will be removed. Stay on topic and remember this is the Regional forum.
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Re: Idle no more!

Postby Captain Awesome » Jan 29th, 2013, 4:31 pm

SurplusElect wrote:You are stereotyping. Youth/Canadians/Immigrants.

You're right, I'm double racist and single ageist. And stereotypes exist for a reason, so get over it. It's better to encourage people to deal with big white elephant in the room than try to pretend that it's not there and call anybody who sees it racists.

Once again, Native people who I know don't think he's racist and agree that it's time for a change. And that he'd done a lot of advancement of Native people in today's society. And that he is example of what can be achieved if one applies himself - not just for himself, but for the entire nation.
Lose friends, lose respect, possibly lose job /potential sexual partners - look ignorant in society and contribute to a worse-off planet? Yes.

If you're trying to say that you lost all respect for me and now won't have sex with me - I'm deeply saddened. But I'll move on.
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Re: Idle no more!

Postby SurplusElect » Jan 29th, 2013, 4:41 pm

Captain Awesome wrote: And stereotypes exist for a reason.


That reason is a lack of quality education and abundant ignorance.

And that he is example of what can be achieved if one applies himself.


...or happens to be sitting on a bunch of land during a real estate boom and now needs to distance himself from his race because his white business partners need reassurance.

Research "self hating blacks" and why people hate their own race. Mainly it's guilt and low self esteem.

This is only a guess, but seems to me Chief Louie was told he was worthless his whole life and actually came to believe it. Money is the only thing that equates worth to him, because the word "Native" is tainted to him.

That, and as I mentioned, 15 years ago his band wasn't "as nice" as it is now. You really think that the Louie family didn't do better than other families on HIS PEOPLES land?
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Re: Idle no more!

Postby SurplusElect » Jan 29th, 2013, 4:48 pm

Captain Awesome wrote:Once again, Native people who I know don't think he's racist and agree that it's time for a change.


Still doesn't make it "not racist".

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Re: Idle no more!

Postby Ken7 » Jan 29th, 2013, 4:52 pm

SurplusElect wrote:In a professional office, casually tell your secretary not to take "Indian time" getting her paperwork done.

See how long you keep your job if HR hears about it.


I do not believe I'm racist, I have many friends who are native, relatives and was once married to one.

The term INDIAN TIME to me, has always meant show up when you wish, not being punctual.

The sun is your dial, and it's running slow so to speak. I think you are making Louis statements sound racist. I take it he is very proud of his heritage. His has educated himself, and he wants his people to educate themselves and use their treaty right to do so. His goal is to change from the past ways of sitting with a hand out. He wants his people to be proud of their achievements and move forth. He doesn't believe in sitting with his hand out hoping the Government will come clean of their promises. He looks deeper into the future in my read then many do, he is looking out for the good of himself and all natives.

What reading of you it almost appears to be the poor me that has been the projection of many in the past. It's time to move forward.
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Re: Idle no more!

Postby zzontar » Jan 29th, 2013, 4:58 pm

SurplusElect wrote:So let's just put this to the test. See if my post gets removed for racist comments. I will say the exact same thing Chief Louie said, except about black people. Mod's please excuse me but this whole thread should have been pulled.

I hate working with Black people. Bunch of lazy bums. Get off their welfare and get a real job! "Cotton picking" time just doesn't cut it.

I don't really feel this way obviously. But clue in people. Everyone loves to hate on the natives and this guy just gives you license to do it. Mods - IS THIS RACIST?


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Re: Idle no more!

Postby SurplusElect » Jan 29th, 2013, 5:00 pm

Ken7 wrote:The term INDIAN TIME to me, has always meant show up when you wish, not being punctual.


You need to look in the mirror and address your perceptions.

When I lived in the Kootenay's, there was something called 'Kootenay time".

When I lived in Ontario, it was "Vancouver/Italian/Polish Time".

"______ time" (insert race) has always been used as a general term to slander a whole group of people. Indian Time is a negative slander, branding all Indians to be lazy.

To you being lazy and not showing up on time - is associated with - Indians!
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