The Racist Eco-colonists Are Being Rejected by Canadians

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on February 21, 2020

Despite the continued illegal protests and placation from Trudeau’s federal Liberal government the eco-colonial protesters are quickly losing the conversation over Indigenous rights and energy development.

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With all elected Chiefs and band councils approving the Coastal Gaslink pipeline, along the pipeline route, the eco-colonials have only looked more paternalistic and frankly racist from their use of the self-declared hereditary Chiefs as political shields. 

It’s incredibly racist for these white urban Easterners to treat Indigenous people out west like they are inferior to them and must submit themselves to eco-colonial ideology and do as they command with their own land. 

Much of the eco-colonial rhetoric about the pipeline and Indigenous rights is draped in a gross “noble savage” stereotype that pretends Indigenous people are tribal anti-technology / anti-energy people, when nothing could be further from the truth. 

Indigenous people don’t need the permission of eco-colonials to have their own opinions on energy development, and they certainly do not need masked eco-terrorists stopping traffic, and rail transport pretending to speak on behalf of their communities.

The Wet’suwet’en workers who had been employed to help in the construction of the pipeline certainly like being able to get back to work when the RCMP finally removed the eco-colonials from blocking them from their job site. 

There was predictably zero outrage from the elected First Nation band councils when court injunctions were levied at the eco-colonials blocking trains outside of Edmonton. Indigenous Canadians, like most other Canadians, are also annoyed by the uneducated and entitled eco-colonists blocking transportation.

If it wasn’t obvious enough before that the pipeline protests are simply a fashionable protest movement for urban woke eco-terrorists there are literally protesters in London in “solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en” at a KKR investment firm office.

The one bright spot in the midst of the chaos caused by the blockaders is concerned citizens and the Alberta courts taking the initiative against the protesters and delivering court injunctions and beginning the removal of trash and debris from the railways.

The Alberta Justice Minister, Doug Schweitzer, didn’t mince words, tweeting out statements like,“Albertans will not be economic hostages to law-breaking extremists,” which was in stark contrast to many other governments around the country looking to negotiate with the illegal blockaders.  

Once the injunctions were served regular Albertans got right to work opening back up the railways, and gladly removing the garbage left behind by the supposed environmentalists.

Although frustratingly enough it is clear that the federal Liberal government is far out of step with the Canadian public who wishes the RCMP to clean up the rest of the blockades around the country.

The RCMP in British Columbia have even been ordered off all Wet’suwet’en land while the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Public Safety Minister Bill Blair are still calling for talks with the eco-colonial protesters.

The federal government may want to check their priorities as 61% of Canadians oppose the eco-colonists blockades and 53% want the RCMP to do something right away to clear them up. Now at the same time 75% of Canadians believe we should be doing more to help Indigenous Canadians, but clearly don’t see protests by the self appointed representatives of the Wet’suwet’en as helpful.

The blockades will eventually be cleared off the rails all over the country, but Trudeau’s Liberals pandering to unrepresentative eco-colonials is sure making it take much longer than it has to.

At the very least once the Coastal Gaslink pipeline’s construction gets fully back underway the Indigenous bands who all agreed to the project will be economically served by the pursuit of resource development with jobs investment in the communities. 

One day maybe some of the eco-colonial protesters can see the benefits the First Nation’s community obtains when they are allowed to be fully free and use their land how they choose to. 

Eco-colonists aren’t the only ones who should have comfortable oil and gas fuelled lives.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

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