KNOW THEN THYSELF, PRESUME NOT GOD TO SCAN. THE PROPER STUDY OF MANKIND IS MAN. Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Monday, 21 February 2011
Happy Louis Riel Day!
Louis Riel, Manitoba's Father of Confederation, defender of the rights of the Metis people against White Anglo-Saxon Protestant discrimination and corruption, targeted specifically by the Orange Order (Canada's equivalent to the Ku Klux Klan), condemned to death by a hand-picked white racist jury for "crimes" he did not commit, and allowed to be executed on November 16, 1885 by a white racist prime minister. Oh Canada!
Sir John A. Macdonald, that great paragon of virtue, who was instrumental in upholding Riel's sentence, is famously quoted as saying: "He shall hang though every dog in Quebec bark in his favour."