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Canada's furore over Trudeau's racist problems is only skin deep

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Christopher Black, a Canada-based international human rights lawyer, said of the systematic mistreatment of indigenous peoples: "It makes the mind spin and the stomach churn to learn that what has been going in Canada in the past century and more is similar to what the Nazis did in their concentration camps."

He cites a recently published study on the institutionalized oppression towards Canada's native inhabitants which documents forced detention centers, labor camps and stripping the people of their culture. "Punishments included beatings, sexual abuse, electric shock, isolation in cupboards, whipping, insults, deprivation of food, more severe forced labour."

Canada's political class has never made proper amends for their huge crimes driven by their sense the racial superiority of the white European settlers over the dark-skinned natives. This systematic policy of depleting the indigenous nations continues under all Canadian governments, including the doyen of liberal virtue, Justin Trudeau.

Two years ago, he gave a long address to the United Nations General Assembly, apparently calling out the misdeeds against indigenous tribes by past Canadian authorities. The speech was reported as a landmark 'apology' and proof of Trudeau's altruism. But closer attention to his rhetoric shows the prime minister is agile at playing down the gravity of the issue. He talks about "past abuses" but not "crimes."

As the lawyer Christopher Black puts it: "In a nutshell, there has been a lot of rhetoric and nice words expressed on rectifying the 'mistakes' of the past, but overall the social condition of Canada's indigenous people has not improved, nor have they attained the sovereignty they want. The institutionalized injustices rest pretty much unchanged. Trudeau pays lip service to their 'rights' but his government still holds with the policy of trying to force the indigenous people to disintegrate and cease to exist as a culture."

One revealing indicator is the way the Trudeau government is in favor of pushing through the giant 1,150 kilometer Trans Mountain Pipeline. The project aims to transport crude and refined oil from Alberta province to the coastline of Vancouver, British Columbia. It has been criticized for its damaging impact on the environment and its encroachment on the historic land rights of indigenous Canadians, yet Trudeau is in favor of implementing the project in spite of his liberal rhetoric.

Another test case of Trudeau's alleged virtuous integrity is the massive $11.6 billion-dollar arms sales to Saudi Arabia, involving the supply of 900 armored vehicles. Equipped with heavy-fire cannons, the vehicles have reportedly been deployed by the Saudi authorities in suppressing minority Shia communities in the east of the country.

Canada has also emerged as a keen supporter of US aggression towards Iran and Venezuela. Trudeau's foreign minister Chrystia Freeland is a reliable surrogate for echoing Washington's rabid Russophobia and hostility towards China.

To be sure, Justin Trudeau -- the supposed embodiment of liberal virtue and human rights -- is a pathetic fraud. The disclosure of embarrassing racist photos should be of little surprise, given what we know of his real duplicitous 'inner-self.'

But Canada's political class looks ridiculous for the superficial condemnations it is leveling against Pseudo-Trudeau. The Canadian state has plenty of racist blood on its hands both from national and international foreign policy conduct. These far bigger crimes and malfeasance is what Canada should be really red-faced about.

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Author and journalist. Finian Cunningham has written extensively on international affairs, with articles published in several languages. He is a Master's graduate in Agricultural Chemistry and worked as a scientific editor for the Royal (more...)

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