The Chinese Mission

The idea of there being a shared community of interests between aboriginals and non-white immigrants in the face of a common enemy is not novel. Australian ethnic community councils, for example, have pushed that line for a long while now. Fashioning a rainbow coalition against the hated white majority might seem as the natural thing to do. So it should not come as surprise to learn that the Chinese immigration and grievance lobby have been making a concerted effort to form an alliance with aboriginal people based on an appeal to their common victimhood at the hands of ‘vile white racists’.

It is all part of a sinister strategy to out-flank and isolate those who would stand in the way of open door immigration policies.

In British Columbia, for example, Hong Kong immigrant Bill Chu and his group “Canadians for Reconciliation” has long called for, in his words, “a fair and accurate depiction” of Chinese and First Nations history in provincial school curriculum. A depiction that would highlight the tribulations and abuses suffered by Chinese railway workmen in the B.C. Interior and the Chinese who laboured in the Nanaimo coal mines, as well as the noble natives who came to their aid. A story that would talk about the Chinese men who had children by First Nations women, and about the mutually beneficial and respectful interaction between Chinese and Musqueum communities, as documented by the film “All Our Fathers Relatives”. The history lesson that Chinese revisionists want to teach is that there existed a deep relationship between two marginalized groups who sought comfort and support against a common foe, ‘the cruel racist White Oppressor’. Mr. Chu is adamant that that “We need to restore (this) relationship with the indigenous people”.

But it is clear that Chu and his confreres are not looking for a mere relationship, but a pact. An alliance to displace whitey and kick him down off the pedestal. Figuratively and literally.

Playing the Indian Card

It goes without saying that such a pact could prove lethal to our prospects. As it is now, pro-immigrationists know that if all of their arguments fail, they can always play “The Indian Card”. We know it by heart. It comes in several variations. “We are all living on stolen Indian land.” Or, “The only real Canadians are First Nations people”. Or “We are a land of immigrants”, and as immigrants ourselves, or descendants of immigrants, we have no moral authority to restrict immigration. It’s a common ruse intended as a show-stopper. Unfortunately, it works. The question however is, does it work for natives? Does foreclosing debate about immigration with pat one-liners serve the interests of First Nations people?

The answer to the last two questions is NO. In fact, there are signs that indicate that some aboriginal leaders are getting wise. Some are coming to understand that they are being played by the growth lobby. Some feel pressure to spout the party line that aboriginal peoples and recent immigrants are equal victims of white racism and should therefore form a common front as brothers-in-arms. There is a nagging voice in their minds that asks the obvious question, the question that pro-immigrationists never think to ask: If this land was stolen from aboriginals, how does it recompense aboriginals to invite millions more immigrants of any colour to share the plunder?

Aboriginal leaders say immigration only compounds the injustice

Some Australian Aboriginal commentators have given an unequivocal answer: It doesn’t. In a submission to the 1994 Jones Enquiry in Australia , one Aboriginal participant wrote:

“We are traditional owners of this land. The land is our total being. We have lost enough….Our land needs must be settled before future millions disinherit us from our human rights as the original inhabitants….Australia’s population is bearable at this point in time but further ecocide of this country will leave nothing for no one….Ecologically our land is on its knees, with help it can survive and resuscitate itself, but with any major increase in population this land will die. “

Then he quoted the head of the U.N. Environmental Program, Dr. Brown:

“Non-aboriginals are expected to increase to about 30 million by the year 2055.. This is totally unsustainable for this country. The population carrying capacity of this country must factor into the calculations the amount of land needed to be set aside for the Aboriginal Peoples…to overload our land until it is no longer viable is to participate in a most heinous crime against all humanity.” (See This Tired Brown Land by Mark O’Connor, Chapter 17, “The Aboriginal Excuse” )

Aboriginal leaders in Canada have given to similar insights! Speaking at a news conference in Crab Park in Vancouver on the heels of a stunning announcement that the high court of Canada had ruled against the Kinder Morgan pipeline project, Tsleil-Wautuh chief Maureen Thomas made an equally stunning remark. “The population is growing at such a rate all our resources are going to become smaller and smaller. What does that mean? It scares the hell out of me.”

She went on to talk about the need to create a sustainable future. “We are trying to..protect our survival…to ensure that our children and your children can find a way to survive. This to my mind is what today really represents—building a relationship with Canada and all its communities.” ( see video of speech)

Building relationships with other communities sounds like a laudable ambition. But in view of her fears about population growth Chief Thomas would do well to ask herself several questions. Does building a relationship with the Chinese immigration lobby serve the interests of First Nations people? Will First Nations people allow themselves to be recruited by Chinese interests in a self-serving mercenary project to outflank and isolate white Canadians who argue for reduced immigration? Does it make any sense to endow immigrant welcoming centres with lavish grants while 10,000 First Nations youth are eager but unable to fill skilled positions for want of funding for trades education? Do we need to bring in high numbers of immigrants to fill job openings when, as Chief Perry Bellegarde once pointed out, a large pool of human capital in the form of aboriginal youth is already available? Was Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee right in 2010 when he told an education rally at Garden River Nation (that)

“It has been mentioned here many times how many millions of dollars they are pouring into bringing people to this country when we’ve got the demographics of a young population that’s a ready workforce that needs the capacity, that needs the education.”

Was Batchewana First Nation Chief Dean Sayers right to complain to the same audience that the federal government was shirking its treaty responsibilities in the name of fiscal restraint, while catering to the needs of immigrants? In his words,

“What I say is : Close the borders. Don’t be bringing 200,000 more foreigners (every year) into these lands if you can’t even look after the responsibilities you have to us already. Show me where we gave you the jurisdiction to look after immigration. We’ve had enough of these people coming in here and raping us. No more.”

(See “Immigration policies slammed at First Nations education rally” by Michael Purvis, Sault Star, November 10, 2010)

First Nations: Be careful who you choose as friends

Chief Thomas understands that rampant population growth reduces per capita resources. But perhaps she doesn’t understand three other important things: Canada has had the highest population growth rate in the G7 for more than a decade. Canada has also had the second largest per capita immigration intake rate in the world. And 70% of Canada’s population growth is driven by immigration, a figure which will keep growing over time. Therefore the dots can easily be connected. To secure the sustainable future that Chief Thomas wants to see unfold, to conserve the resources that her grandchildren and our grandchildren must depend upon, the policy of mass immigration must be terminated immediately.

If Chief Thomas and First Nations want to ensure a sustainable future, if they want to curb immigration-driven population growth in this land, and if they want to join hands with other communities in pursuit of this goal, then they must choose their allies wisely. They must not form alliances with ethnic lobbies whose aim it is to shut down debate on immigration so that they may pad their numbers with untold millions of more migrants from their homelands. They must beware of Chinese rights advocates bearing the gift of friendship, while harbouring the ulterior motive of pacifying any opposition to massive Chinese colonization.

First Nations must not allow themselves to become useful idiots for the immigration lobby.