On Tuesday, three explosions occurred during morning rush hour in Brussels. Two took place at the airport and the other at a downtown subway station. Some 34 people tragically lost their lives in the events, ISIS quickly claimed responsibility for the damages.
I do have to say that it was nice not to hear about Donald Trump for a short time. Really too bad that it was in such sad circumstances and to focus on other scumbags.
As one could expect, the issue of Muslims versus Terrorists was swiftly reopened. All of the sudden, every Muslim is back to being deemed a potential terrorist.
However, in the war against terrorism, every human being should stand in unity with his fellow men, regardless of race, nationality or religion. Instead of further dividing us, terror attacks should draw us closer together, giving us a common goal; eradicate extremists. Because the real enemy isn’t race, nationality or religion, the real enemy is radicality, of any kind.
Meanwhile in Kashechewan
Right here, in our own backyard, we are facing a crisis of our own. This crisis has apparently been ongoing for quite some time, but in good North American fashion, we just ignored it until we could no longer do so.
This week, in remote Northern Ontario, after some pictures posted on social media went viral, the Canadian authorities proceeded to evacuate children from Kashechewan First Nation. The children are covered in unexplained painful sores and rashes. The situation is so bad that it has been declared a health emergency.
I find it deplorable that something has to become such a stain, such a shame on the Canadian Government before they start paying attention. They know about a problem, but just sweep it under the rug until someone removes the rug and exposes the dirt beneath, giving officials no choice but to actually attempt to resolve the issue , or, declare a state of emergency. It’s sad. Truly sad.
It is not news that there are issues, grave issues facing First Nations and the Northern Communities, and I’m glad Prime Minister Trudeau has vowed to make every effort to help. But vowing to do something and actually doing something are two entirely different things. I guess the First nations funding, part of the budget, is a good start.
UnFordtunately Rob Ford, the infamous Toronto City Councillor and former mayor, who gained international notoriety for getting caught smoking Crack Cocaine, lost his battle with cancer earlier this week. The married father of two succumbed to liposarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer he was diagnosed with back in 2014.
The Seeker would like to extend their condolences to the Ford Family.