Tuesday, February 14, 2017
American Indians: one PC MC meme among many
It's not so much American Indians themselves that constitute a PC MC meme; it's American Indians in the mind & mythos of the modern West that becomes the meme. And right off the bat, the Western reader will no doubt feel an ever so fleeting frisson of anxiety at the politically incorrect term, "American Indians", rather than the politically correct "Native Americans" (or, in Canadian and Australian parlance, "aboriginals", one-upped by the more unctuously correct "First Nation" peoples).
The meme in question is fairly simple: American Indians -- indeed, native (or "indigenous") peoples of any non-Western land anywhere in the Third World -- were lovely people harmonious with Nature until the evil white Christian Europeans came along to ravage them and despoil their precious ecosystems.
It is, of course, an exquisite irony that the most industrious producers and purveyors of this meme over the decades have been Westerners themselves -- that being, of course, the paradox of PC MC.
I was reminded of this meme -- part of the larger memeplex of PC MC, made up of many interlocking memes, all ascending to the most magnificent meme of all, the superiority of Muslims over the rest of Mankind -- when I was browsing through the useful You Tube channel of The Rebel Media (founded by Ezra Levant). I found one particular video there about disturbing murder statistics among female "aboriginals" of Canada. The reporter, Marissa Semkiw, notes in her introduction:
"Between 1980 and 2012, nearly 1,200 aboriginal females went missing or murdered. Over the same 33-year period, over 6,500 women, in total, were murdered. Again, every one an outrage. And while the number of murders for the total population has gone down over the last few decades, the trend line of aboriginal murders hasn't followed. The result is that aboriginal women are overly represented in all murders. 16% of all murders in Canada are perpetrated against aboriginal females -- a significant over-representation. This is undeniable.
"So what do we know about these murders? Well, the RCMP released an extensive report last year. Here's a startling fact that you probably haven't heard in the media coverage. 90% of these women knew their killer; 50% were related to them. Nearly 30% were murdered by their husbands; another 33% were murdered by another family member or boyfriend; and 30% murdered by an acquaintance. In fact, only 8% of the offenders of aboriginal women were strangers. But what are facts, when outrage is at play?"
At this point in the video, Marissa Semkiw segues to a round table from the mainstream Canadian media station, CTV, between an overweeningly Guilty White host (one of the CTV talking heads, Robert Fife), and a panel of Canadian Indian women. Fife begins the discussion by referring to what the Minister for the Status of Women said "that a large part of the problem lies with indigenous men -- that it's ... the men from the aboriginal communities who are responsible for the violence against so many First Nation women, and yet, we have the case of Robert Pickton, and I'm assuming in your case [he gestures toward one of the Indian women on the panel], it wasn't aboriginal men who did this [he's "assuming", eh...?]. What do you have to say to that...!!!????"
One member of the Indian panel, Beverly Jacobs, a cousin of a murder victim, takes the softball he tossed her way and runs with it:
"Well, I think that's really disrespectful; it's disrespectful to the families of missing and murdered indigenous women, because... we don't know who the perpetrators are."
It's "disrespectful" to point out the fact that so many murders of Canadian Indian women are committed by fellow Indians? It may be highly embarrassing, and it may interfere with their anti-white propaganda narrative; but it's far more disrespectful to the victims for these Canadian Indian activists to willfully turn the spotlight away from the actual problem, of some serious dysfunction in Canadian Indian societies, just so they can exploit some mileage for their grievance-mongering.
At this point, Rebel Media's host, Marissa Semkiw asks:
"What about her claim that we don't know who the perpetrators are? The solved rate for female aboriginal murders is 88% -- by the way, virtually the same solved rate for murdered non-aboriginal women. By and large, we know who the killers are. They were caught."
While Marissa goes on to note that RCMP statistucs do not include the ethnicity of the perpetrators, she rationally factors in the statistics we do know, with which she began the piece -- namely, that aboriginal women are overly represented in all murders. 16% of all murders in Canada are perpetrated against aboriginal females -- a significant over-representation.
90% of these women knew their killer; 50% were related to them. Nearly 30% were murdered by their husbands; another 33% were murdered by another family member or boyfriend; and 30% murdered by an acquaintance. In fact, only 8% of the offenders of aboriginal women were strangers.
How likely is it that husbands, boyfriends, family relatives, and acquaintences of all these Canadian Indian female victims of murder were non-Indian white guys? The way that grievance-mongering minority activists (both Indian and white in this context) describe the problem, however, they make it sound like white people are routinely and rampantly attacking Canadian Indians. And in the aforementioned CTV panel discussion, the anxiously guilty white host, Robert Fife, made sure to bring up the luridly notorious white serial killer, Robert Pickton, who has served as a distraction for the grievance-mongering industry (since so many of his female victims happened to be Indian females all too often hanging around in illicit areas of the seamier parts of Vancouver), whereby the percentage of unsolved murders of female Indians is often explicitly tagged to Pickton, as though that less than 8% of the total of murders of female Indians somehow outweighs the 90% that were perpetrated either by a husband, a boyfriend, a relative or an acquaintance.
Thus a minority's grievance-mongering activists throw their own people under the bus in order to capitalize on the West's anxious White Guilt.