To the editor:
Re: Oh Canada (Capital News letter to editor March 8)
Well, the cold hard facts are:
1. Europeans landed from the arctic to the tip of South America.
2. Native Canadians are not going to get their land back.
3. European descendents no longer feel guilty about what happened hundreds of years ago. Looking at a map the majority of the countries in the world were invaded by neighbouring countries. It happened and now people live with it.
Learn from the past yes, but to sit around moaning about injustices hundreds of years in the past accomplishes nothing and keeps hatred going. I suppose I could send a nasty letter to Denmark about injustices that happened during the Viking invasion but what is the point? Mexico and south are not demanding retribution from Spain and Portugal.
Also, you seem to have no use for the RCMP, even though it was created to protect Canadian natives from the USA.
If you want true independence I would suggest the first thing to go would be Indian Affairs and their budget.
Hate me or not, that is my opinion.
Paul Morgan, Kelowna