If You Lie Down With Dogs
I am a Métis from Northern Alberta. My father, Mervin Bellerose, co-authored the Métis Settlements Act of 1989, which was passed by the Alberta legislature in 1990 and cemented our land rights. I founded Canadians For Accountability, a native rights advocacy group, and I am an organizer and participant in the Idle No More movement in Calgary. And I am a Zionist….
Many claim that we Natives have more in common with the Palestinians, that their struggle is our struggle. Beyond superficial similarities, nothing could be farther from the truth. Beyond the facile co-opting of our cause, the comparison with the Palestinians is absolutely untenable. It trivializes our suffering.
Credit where credit is due. But it strikes me that the good Mr. Bellerose is hanging around with the wrong people if he wants to concern himself with things like historical fact.
Well then Mr. Bellerose .... why don't you distance yourself and your movement from Marxists and Socialists who continually make these comparisons?
Or is it just too convenient to have them show up at your demonstrations to bolster the numbers in support of the media optics?
Also ... as a Metis .... just what suffering have you endured?