The Lies Behind Canada’s 2010 Olympic Symbol
Ironic that this article is from a site called “Fishing For Facts” considering it seemingly contains few…
“Did the Canadian government ask the Inuit if they could design an image symbolic of Inuit for commercial Olympic media blitz use? Or did they go ahead on their own and are now sucking up to them by pretending to care, just so they will not make a fuss about being used.”
Not exactly, but VANOC struck a deal with them. In fact the Inuit chief and the Premier of Nunavit were at the press conference.
I doubt you’ll make it to the end, but an interesting read.
The Lies Behind The New Canadian Olympic Symbol
By Arlene Longson
The Canadian government’s sudden request that Inuit people stick to tradition is well-timed with the unveiling of Canada’s Olympic emblem, designed to show the world that Inuit tradition relies on white men killing millions of Seals. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the population of 27,000 Inuit people are chartering planes to fly in soft drinks and have been drinking 20,000 litres of the stuff, per day, for eons. Inuit houses continue to fall into the sea due to global warming, and nothing tangible has, nor will be done, to stop it. But the Canadian government doesn’t want you to know about that. However, there is one big line of bull that the Canada’s Prime Minister wants the world to swallow!
The 2010 Canadian Olympic symbol which was unveiled April 25th 2005 arrived interestingly on the same day that 1,700 infant Harp Seals washed up on the shores of Newfoundland (collateral damage) only days after the largest mass killing of marine mammals in the history of the world. The unveiling also arrived on the same day as the Canadian government formally asked Inuit people to give up on white mans’ food and treats — and asked them to regress back to a more traditional way of eating, effectively asking the Inuit to freeze-in-time while the rest of Canadian society steps up its modernization and technological advancement. Why?
This would be the first time the government has actually asked any group of people to “go-primitive” as part of a government strategy to elicit global endearment of the Inuit people. They want to feed an illusion of Inuit as the same old tribe they have always been. To show a falsehood, that Inuit need to hunt Seals, and that in some twisted way the murdering of a million – and counting – Harp Seals in Canada should be acceptable to the world..because Inuit “used to hunt Seals”
For the Canadian government to continue getting away with killing Seals it needs to convince the world that the Inuit way of life would be in danger if the Seal Hunt was halted, and that in order to preserve an important Inuit tradition — the world should accept this horrific barbarism.. for the Inuit’s sake!
Somehow we are supposed to connect the Inuit to the commercial seal slaughter. Yet the two have nothing to do with each other. The Inuit do not kill a million Seals over 3 years. No, they don’t! This is committed by the commercial-fishing white men and the government fat-cats. They are the ones who are killing seals, in numbers so obscene that it is difficult to comprehend.
Do the Inuit people really believe this comes out of concern for their welfare? This quiet reclusive population of people who has so little access to media and has very little idea what ‘media-spin’ is.. could they even have a clue as to how horribly they are being lied about to the world? And, do any of us believe that a government who has relied so heavily upon a massive lie about Inuit people and Harp Seals to the world, really cares about the effects of coca-cola on Inuit tooth decay? I wonder why the Canadian government doesn’t worry about the rest of the kids in the country who are drinking just as much pop as the Inuit? Why aren’t they conducting a broader campaign to end soft drink abuse? Howcome they’re only worried about the Inuit all of a sudden? Of course they should worry…..but…..why are they?
Do we really believe that suddenly the Canadian government would spend all that money launching a campaign to get Inuit people to stop chartering planes to bring in soda pop because they care about the preservation of Inuit teeth and (Eskimo) tradition? It is more likely that there is a more sinister reason behind the concern. The Canadian government wants to present a certain image to the boycotting world. They want to fabricate an illusion of the Inuit people in an effort to thwart the boycott…. to make people feel sorry for the Newfoundland Sealers by enlisting your fondness of the Inuit!
If the Canadian government feels that the Inuit are like children and need to be spoon-fed on how to take care of their teeth and directed not to drink soda pop, we have to wonder, what else are they spoon-feeding the Inuit? Clearly, the Canadian government views them as children!
We don’t hear the Inuit people making PR statements. We don’t hear them countering claims, or arguing with what the government says! Why not? Is it because the Inuit agree with the government? The answer actually lies in the fact that they are a remote population of people who do not have the kind of access to the outside world as most of us do. They are not media mongers. They take most everything at face value. If you tell them something, they trust that you are telling the truth. It’s as simple as that. So, the lack of Inuit response to whatever Canada’s government says to them, is here nor there.
But, occasionally the government is lucky and sneaky enough to be able to con one, maybe even two Inuit people into speaking on behalf of the governement slaughter. But, just like in the case of the Burrard native band which was found to be ilegally killing Eagles in large numbers for the black market foot-and-feather trade, there is one or two black sheep in every family. While elders wept over the bodies of dozens of Bald Eagles, somewhere out there was a young native brave going against his own tribe, embarrassing the elders.
What we are seeing here is the careful government sculpting of a well choreographed lie. this is part and parcel of the lie that will soon be fed to the rest of the world…the world that is now boycotting Canadian seafood products, and yes, the 2010 Canadian Olympics.
When Canadians were asked if they saw any relevance between the newly unveiled Canadian Olympic Emblem and Canadian culture, most people scratched their heads and said they couldn’t see any connection, no relevance between the symbol and Canadian culture. Many were downright confused. “It looks like a highway bathroom rest-stop stick-man symbol..the kind you find on the door of the potty!”
“It’s a disgrace and has no meaning for Canada whatsoever. ..just like the Inuit have nothing to do with the seal massacre. This is yet one more embarrassment for Canada. One more bad decision, in a long stream of many!”
Did the Canadian government ask the Inuit if they could design an image symbolic of Inuit for commercial Olympic media blitz use? Or did they go ahead on their own and are now sucking up to them by pretending to care, just so they will not make a fuss about being used.
In any case this is a well orchestrated lie to show an alliance between the beloved Inuit people, the crooked government, and Seal killers… as if they want to be viewed as one and the same.. to promote an illusion to the world, that the Inuit people rely on the white-man’s slaughter of seals for their livelihoods. Yet, in 25 years not one single Inuit has ever been spotted on the ice killing a seal.
[Ilanaaq on BlogPulse]