I included Trudeau only because I know that just the look of him triggers racist dicks.
Canada has an anti-racism toolkit that is funded by the federal government. All the other provinces adopted the tool kit in their education systems with British Columbia adopting it heartily. Even Alberta, a habitually racist province, adopted it without complaining. Except Saskatchewan. Let that sink in a bit, as many of the native children were harvested by Saskatchewan and murdered by Saskatchewan. So, let’s be fair and go over their reasoning.
“high quality, free from bias as reasonably possible”
Exactly what kind of high quality are you really looking for, Sask? This is a toolkit that was researched and developed because we have a racism problem in Canada. I lived in Saskatchewan for nearly 2 decades and the number of times I heard racial slurs was appalling.
I include this one because I volunteered for the RCMP Training Office in Regina. They are not trained to do this to people. It is a culture that is adopted after the RCMP officer is released into the wild. I also know that guy in the top right. He’s a cool dude.
“appropriate and significant Saskatchewan context.”
Okay, let’s do this in context. 761 dead native children found in Southern Saskatchewan, and the RCMP regular practice of driving native people out on “starlight tours” and dropping them off in the middle of nowhere in Saskatchewan winter. Many of them died. There. Is that mentioning Saskatchewan enough “appropriate and significant Saskatchewan context” for you? Or were you really looking to have your province’s record of racial murder ignored and hidden from future generations that you hope to mould into little racists? Or is this because you feel you’re being put in a negative light? Is that uncomfortable for you? Good!
The only reason the Saskatchewan government doesn’t want to adopt anti-racism education in school is because the Saskatchewan government is racist… in context.
I feel kind of insulted, to be totally, unreservedly, honest with you. When I was a young adult in the Canadian Reserves we were all about how we need to stay on the ball with the Russians. We were told that they were nearly 100% mechanized and we took that shit seriously enough to have mechanized units just to keep up with those fearsome Russians. We were given combat stats for their equipment, assuming that they maintained them well. I mean it was the frakking military, so it just made basic sense.
Well, now it’s some decades later and I look at the fearsome Russians and realise that there was nothing to fear. We weren’t just keeping up with the Vladimirovs we were blowing them away in efficiency, training, equipment, upkeep and literally every aspect of warfare. I started questioning their capabilities when I found that of the probes sent to Mars that went missing, failed, or otherwise never got to perform their missions, were Russian probes. Yes there are a few from NASA, bu there are not enough to come close to Russia’s failures in space. Finding out that the first man in space nearly died due to equipment failures, that they had space shuttles that were allowed to rust away, that they blamed their launching of a satellite backwards was sabotage and not their basic incompetence, nailed that coffin lid shut.
We now know that they were never prepared to invade beyond a few hundred kilometres beyond their borders. We found that their tanks, APCs and other vehicles were never maintained and that the budget money for maintenance was never spent on maintenance. We discovered that their soldiers just aren’t trained to fight.
So, if every other aspect of post Soviet military has such a high rate of failure, why on earth would we continue to take stock in repeated threats of nuclear weapons from Putin? I would bet that the inflated numbers of their official arsenal is padded with a great many missiles that hadn’t worked for 20 years or more. Of those some may still be able to leave their silos without blowing up, some won’t go beyond the Russian border, others that do will fail to detonate, and the remainder will be taken out by NATO air defence. So tell me, why I shouldn’t feel utterly insulted by the idea that Russia was ever a threat.