Blatchford’s Helpless: Gross inaccuracies presented as fact

The Brantford Expositor–Editorial

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2875560

I am getting very sick of reading Toronto columnists and mainstream media types perpetuating the grossly inaccurate perceptions of the Caledonia/Six Nations situation at told by Christie Blatchford in her book Helpless.

Since its release, others are going viral with these half-truths and fabrications.

Unlike Blatchford, who admits to not really knowing much about the situation before the Dave Brown/Dana Chatwell trial, I was there, on the ground, during the time frame Blatchford describes and afterwards.

Now, in his list of native atrocities in Caledonia, another arms-length author refers to arson attacks. Yes, there were — but they were all directed against the natives by non-native extremists and not the other way around as implied. In fact, there were four such attacks, two of which could easily have resulted in fatalities.

Any of us who were there know that the barricades came down a long time ago, the tire fires went out hours after they were lit on April 20, 2006, following the armed attack on a handful of sleeping natives and non-native supporters. There were no firearms allowed on the site even at the tensest of times, no crazed warriors running through people’s homes carrying AK-47’s with Russian insignia, and there never was. There were no arms stashes or tunnels under the soil of Douglas Creek, and there never was; Burtch is not being set up as an airfield for clandestine Warrior ops to fly in and out of, and there is no reason to continue with this BS any longer. That is, of course, unless some out-of-town opportunists see money in it.

Jim Windle Brantford

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2 responses to “Blatchford’s Helpless: Gross inaccuracies presented as fact

  1. “Yes, there were — but they were all directed against the natives by non-native extremists and not the other way around as implied. In fact, there were four such attacks, two of which could easily have resulted in fatalities.”

    Why does this not surprise me. This is a recurring pattern throughout history. The oppressors dehumanize and then harm the oppressed, and then lie about the whole thing. Let us call Christie Blatchford exactly what she is: a holocaust denier.

  2. cassandra

    I am a dark skinned, chubby, greying indian woman. I went to her bookreading when she came to the city I live in. I was the only native there besides a man from Ontario. I questioned her and rattled her up so badly she had to shut down her speech. HAHA. But I wonder why no other natives came out? I had handed out letters for support the day before, yet not one person bothered to come. 😦 Still, I personally felt a great victory that day. 😛 haha. I also went up and looked her in the eye after her short speech. haha. her eyes popped open with disblief when I told her I served in the Navy, she has a thing for the canadian military and then she admitted I got the best of her during the speech! hahahahaha! Its fun to stand up for what you believe in. We have the power to shape our world and the world we want to be in. Freedom and equality or tyranny and slavery. Its up to us.

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