LETTER: Church-state partnership responsible for Indigenous genocide

Dear Editor,

The church-state partnership decried in Dennis Fox’s recent letter (Government’s ties with religion must end, Picton Gazette July 8, 2021) was responsible for the destruction of millions of Canadian lives, over one and a half centuries, in what is becoming recognized as the Canadian Indigenous Holocaust.

To all those who continue to support the old narrative the Residential School system was an honest attempt by government at assimilation of first nations, and it became corrupted by a few bad players, the TRC concluded that overall there was no education or assimilation.

Indigenous investigations finally exposed Canada’s dark side, notably the spiritual terrorism behind the religious pogroms concealed for centuries by Canada’s white corporate press and academia.

But ethical movements like the Black Lives Matter, and Idle No More, demand the start of Glasnost and an end to media blackouts. The media needs to admit the Dominion of Canada was constructed on criminal foundations, cobbled together with colonial terrorism defined as: “the use of violence to gain political control over indigenous people and their land wealth”.

Canada was designed as a state of domination by British Christian Supremacists, for Supremacists who believed they were the master race.

After Britain’s colonial red coats went home in 1867, leaving national leaders like Macdonald without a military to hold what had been taken with British firepower, they fell into lower forms of terrorism to maintain control over first nations and their land wealth.

Macdonald used the colonial red coats’ brutal reputation among first nations, when he dressed his new national police force in the same red surge, before they were sent in to raid native communities, and take their children. Native children were herded into early forms of “concentration camps” called schools, where they were held hostage to ensure the compliant behaviour of hundreds of sovereign first nations. The religious persecution of first nations’ children according to government policies, resulted in the deaths of about 6,000 young heroes.

Because Canada’s colonial traditions include a legacy monarch who wears two crowns, Canada’s state religion has been Christianity, however, less than 50 per cent of Canadians subscribe today.

Dennis Fox’s call for an overdue separation of church from state or removing religion from governance, would eliminate two historic sources; religious hatred, and racial or social hatred, from our constitution that empowered Canada’s Holocaust.

Constitutional changes should rightfully transfer Canadian sovereignty to every Canadian from an indifferent foreign monarch with a questionable claim to govern. Only Canadians care enough about Canadians to enshrine and protect our human rights including property rights. Centuries ago, a lack of legally protected property rights in England allowed English elites [Supremacists] to gain control over the best lands and legislate commoners into landless serfs.

According to Old Testament records, the roots of church-state are found in colonialism, and traceable to ancient Sumer [3,500 BCE]. In the city of Ur, the Anunnaki god Enlil, aka Yahweh-Jehovah, and his priest Abraham formed a church-state partnership, before emigrating to the Levant. Abraham’s offspring grew into a nation that destroyed Jericho and colonized Palestine for the first time around 1,400 BCE.

In 312, Roman Emperor Constantine recruited the Christian gods in the form of a cross, to inspire Roman terrorists as they colonized the world. Around 325, he ordered the Council of Nicea to produce the New Testament, over which he maintained editorial control. Roman Christianity emerged as a form of spiritual governance that: “rendered to Rome”, while “pacifying the hearts and minds of the defeated”.

Until 1533, England’s monarchs wore a single crown of state, before King Henry VIII decided to start his own religion, after being ejected from the Roman Catholic church for breaking its marital laws. A defiant Henry placed a second crown on his head, and to this day the British monarch wears the two crowns symbolizing church and state.

As Reconciliation unfolds, we’re expecting ethical admissions of responsibility, remorse, and reparations, and instead we’ve been getting finger pointing among the partners.

Steve Staniek