If you’re wondering about what kind of spin cycle Trudeau [#TheNewHarper] put the Royals through to smooth over First Nations discontent with the 21st century version of settler imperialism?
Justin Trudeau’s relationship with indigenous people and the politics of William and Kate’s Canadian Royal tour
A cynic might question if the prime minister is using the Royal couple to blunt criticism that the Liberal government’s words on indigenous issues aren’t being matched by its actions.
At the very least, William and Kate’s stopovers will paint a benign image of aboriginal people for the international media covering this Canadian visit.
A picture can tell a thousand words, particularly if it involves a prince or a prime minister wearing a buckskin jacket and a feathered indigenous headdress.
But the reality on the ground is often very different, particularly in Canada where aboriginal people have been subjected to centuries of repression, not to mention cultural genocide.
Which was the most important news story on Tuesday this week? And which news story was overshadowed by corporate media coverage of the other 3?
- Donald Trump was officially nominated and elected as the Republican candidate for president, despite attempts to derail that surreal event.
- Donald Trump’s wife plagiarized Michelle Obama in her speech.
- There was something going on between Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. I still don’t know what. And no, I won’t seek a link for this. Please.
- And the soon to be big[ger] story that Mrs. Trump Rickrolled the Republican convention and the country.
The answer to both questions, obviously[?], is #1.
But the media pointed out some squirrels with which to distract us from the torturous reality that a major American political party is in such a state of delusion that Mr. Trump is their gift to the White House.
This is something we should all be debating and planning to avert! But we can’t if the Kanye/Kim/Taylor/Melania show is on.
So. Did you catch it? Or did corporate media get you again on Tuesday? If you caught it, you are allowed to like us in the Facebook.
Spoiler: yesterday we learned that Trump thinks the president’s job is to Make America Great Again while letting his vice-president take care of domestic and international policy. It’s now the Texas Bush-Cheney Chainsaw Massacre, Part Deux!
Oh. And here’s your Easter Egg.
He says he’s awesome, but he’s so bad, that on the economy he’s the worst prime minister since WWII.
And his campaign is “don’t change horses in mid-stream, I’m a great economist, we aren’t in a recession, we have a balanced budget and only I can protect you from the terrorist onslaught that wants to kill us all.”
And here’s some data that demonstrates Harper’s delusion that he knows anything useful about economics: