The Wizard of Oz…one of my favorite films since I was a kid, pops into my mind with the release of Kevin’s latest announcement entitled: Enforcing the Banishment Proclamation against the Catholic Church: A Practical Guide to Cleansing your local Temple. Written like a handbook on how to Occupy your local Church, I can’t help but come back to this one question: How does this help the 50,000 dead children?
The question is rhetorical because the answer is that it doesn’t and never had the intention of doing so. Kevin, cleverly attaches a picture of a few First Nations people holding a banner that says “50,000 + died – All the children need a proper burial!”. Yes they do, and answers need to be found, research done and people need to be charged and arrested (if they are still alive), and healing needs to occur. Kevin’s call to his supporters (how many of these will not be White skinned Occupy Movement supporters?) is not about dead children… it’s about starting a revolution.
The Reign of Terror (5 September 1793 – 28 July 1794) (the latter is date 10 Thermidor, year II of the French Revolutionary Calendar), also known simply as The Terror (French: la Terreur), was a period of violence that occurred after the onset of the French Revolution, incited by conflict between rival political factions, the Girondins and the Jacobins, and marked by mass executions of “enemies of the revolution.” The death toll ranged in the tens of thousands, with 16,594 executed by guillotine (2,639 in Paris), and another 25,000 in summary executions across France.
The guillotine (called the “National Razor”) became the symbol of the revolutionary cause, strengthened by a string of executions: Marie Antoinette, King Louis XVI, the Girondins, Philippe Égalité (Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans), and Madame Roland, as well as many others, such as pioneering chemist Antoine Lavoisier, lost their lives under its blade. During 1794, revolutionary France was beset with conspiracies by internal and foreign enemies. Within France, the revolution was opposed by the French nobility, which had lost its inherited privileges. The Roman Catholic Church was generally against the Revolution, which had turned the clergy into employees of the state and required they take an oath of loyalty to the nation (through the Civil Constitution of the Clergy). – Wikipedia
This is the illusion Kevin creates, like ‘that man behind the curtain’, we are not supposed to know the true identity or motive of The Wizard. Kevin thinks that with a lot of flame and smoke and mirrors and the constant hologram projected that this is about ‘dead children’. The public will be expected to believe that this has nothing to do with Kevins’ vendetta against the Catholic Church. As the Wizard, he has enchanted the Oz-ites to the point that they believe they are doing God’s work… and commits heresy by calling on people to be Jesus – evicting the money lenders from the Temple.
He expects that this is going to go off without a hitch… that the police will show up and will simply go away. And they might, but again, I have to ask how any of this brings justice to Residential School survivors. The truth is that this is not about truth, reclamation, healing and justice… This is a witch-hunt, a publicity stunt that draws on the mob’s emotional endorsement that somehow the Church must pay. What is so sad, is that First Nations people have denounced Kevin, have refused to participate in his scam and are seeking their own path, and yet he still manipulates the levers. What he cannot accept is that they have pulled aside the curtain to see the small insecure man that he is. Too bad the mob was not there to witness it.