Residents should decide Macdonald’s fate

Dear Editor,

Only the residents of this County should decide if they still wish to honour British Christian colonialism on Picton’s Main Street.

Paul Allen has identified several unethical practices launched by Council to deal with the Macdonald statue that require serious correction.  I strongly support his position on changing the way County government panders to a small minority of colonial extremists who continue to support British colonialism despite the fact that its terrorist nature has been recognized for centuries, and rejected by an overwhelming majority of modern Canadians who have been moving toward an ethical Canada.

Last year, you printed my letter advising Council to remove the Macdonald statue to the Old Towne Hall in order to protect it, and more importantly to head off predictable public confrontations. Unfortunately Council failed to act responsibly with diligence or wisdom, and on the heels of the Truth and Reconciliation Report we’re beginning to witness the start of pent up public rejection of the old colonial ways Macdonald’s statue represents.

Canada’s colonial heritage is a horrible nightmare of racial hatred no white Christian would ever wish to endure, and no ethical Canadian can continue to support. Canadians who have read the TRR and transcended their cultural conditioning have awakened to the shocking fact Canada’s official history has been largely fiction created by government, academia, and a collaborative press. Canada’s indigenous history was hidden with national blackouts until recently. The narrative on Canadian streets was silent about the terrorism of native children taking place mostly in remote Christian Residential Schools, largely hidden from public view, and protected against police scrutiny.

Few Canadians knew a religious pogrom was underway in indigenous Canada for 150 years, to eradicate native spiritual beliefs, beginning with their children.  A supremacist parliament launched an era of official religious persecution sanctioned under the Indian Act and paid for by taxpayers. Native children were taken from every community with violence or threats of violence and forcibly converted to Christianity by British and French Christian Supremacists.

John A. Macdonald wrote much of the repugnant legislation designed to control the land wealth of sovereign indigenous nations, by holding their children hostage in Christian run prisons. Every survivor of the Residential School system visiting Picton was forced to witness how the County honours the mastermind of Canada’s Indigenous Holocaust.

Under the Act, small native children with no knowledge of the world, and deprived of parental protection, were forced on a daily basis to accept a hostile foreign god into their hearts, and surrender their souls forever or endure: humiliation, beatings, isolation, starvation and forced labour. The TRR concludes there was no education or assimilation in the school system.

As a community activist I’ve discovered the County to be a hub of extremism, especially heritage extremism that continues to support colonialism. Heritage extremists on Council imposed an unwanted heritage district on Picton’s Main Street and they hold the County is still Loyalist country.

These deep biases preclude them from making good decisions in the best interests of the County.

Steve Staniek

Prince Edward County