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So a thread intended to encourage sane (is that possible) discussion of various aspects of political correctness.

Will kick it off with this article from the Calgary Herald:
https://calgaryherald.com/pmn/news-...on-2/wcm/411335cd-eb58-4b61-b363-4eede1617509

Pardon the full quote but the Herald has been known to disappear articles after a fairly short time span.
Statue of John A. Macdonald removed from Victoria City Hall in act of reconciliation

VICTORIA — A statue of Canada’s first prime minister has been removed from the grounds outside Victoria City Hall, days after the city council voted to remove it.

The city began discussions in 2017 to remove the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald as part of the reconciliation process with the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, voting seven to one Thursday to have it removed.

Songhees Chief Ron Sam wrote in a July 31 letter to Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps that removing the statue is an important step in the city’s path toward reconciliation.

Minutes from the council meeting say the statue will be stored in a facility until the city determines what to do with the statue, adding they were not trying to “erase history.”

Supporters and protesters alike were visible at city hall carrying placards and signs, while some protesters wrapped themselves in Canadian and British Columbian flags and sang the national anthem.

Macdonald played a significant role in the creation of the residential school system that displaced thousands of Indigenous youth, and served as the MP for Victoria from 1878 to 1882.
So the city of Victoria is not trying to erase history, but rather just hiding a statue of Canada's first Prime Minister. Supposedly to appease the gods of political correctness.

However it does bring up another issue. What is the politically correct term for a Canadian Indian. Indian served well for nearly 500 years, after that Natives, Native Canadians And Indigenous People have all come to the plate. I live close to the Siksika Reserve, some of them do call themselves Indians. Personally I think the Indigenous phase will be short lived. The term Indigenous is too closely related to indigent, which is an image the Native/Aboriginal/Indigenous/Indian population would dearly love to shake. That will be difficult for the simple reason that far too many are addicted to drugs and alcohol and to shake the image, they must also shake the addictions.
 

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[rant] Most Indians/Indigenous Persons don't give a rats ass about the statue one way or the other. This is mostly a bunch of snowflakes who are self appointed trustees of a campaign to make Victoria a welcoming place for anyone old enough to have been affected by residential schools. The mayor and council should have consulted the electorate before making this stupid decision. [/rant]
 

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Related to the OP.

CAUTION: Link to MotherCorpse inside.

Your CBC... "Erasing the Past"...

"One of the things we heard very clearly from the Indigenous family members is that coming to city hall to do this work, and walking past John A. Macdonald every time, feels contradictory."

Yeah, sure... let's talk about "contradictory," shall we?

I know... "Let's throw another Jesuit on the barbie!"

"To prevent him from speaking more, they cut off his tongue, and both his upper and lower lips. After that, they set themselves to strip the flesh from his legs, thighs, and arms, to the very bone; and then put it to roast before his eyes, in order to eat it."
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I thought there was already a PC term to refer to them? "First Peoples"? Kind of similar to what you said, FeXL :)

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Forgot that on the first go round. It does further illustrate and increase the confusion which was one of the points I was trying to get across.

Should also mention I have also heard Canadian Indians refer to themselves as "Dene" which is Navajo for "the people". Not quite sure if they were referring to themselves or the Navajo.
 

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