Vancouver Sun columnist Stephen Hume plays the Tamil race card
Vancouver Sun's Senior writer Stephen Hume, award winning writer wades in the illegal Tamil migrant debate.
Stephen Hume, with a full deck of cards in hand, cards full of reason, logic, past and current studies and in your face national opinion polls. Stephen, like an old West riverboat gambler looks for the elusive race card in the deck.
The race card in Liberal circles is to be feared by many as the "Ace in the hole", is said to trump all hands in any card game.
Stephen shuffling through the deck like a riverboat gambler of old somehow manages to slip one in at the bottom of the deck.
As the cards are laid out amongst the players (Canadian public), everyone seems to have a winning hand, that is until Stephen shows his hand, the elusive Race Card, trumping all others.
Despite calls of tom foolery to outright cheating, Stephen calmly states past games where Race Cards are always in the Canadian deck, regardless that this deck of cards was meticulously scanned by the pit boss (all political parties, including the United Nations) and nary a race card was found.
Stephen insists the Race Card was always there and stands, thus his ace in the hole and any Canadian player who disputes the race card in play must be a racist and must excuse themselves from the table.
Immigration Lawyers on the other hand hit the Lottery Jackpot representing the 493 illegal Tamil migrants are seen to be taking a $22 million dollar payday, courtesy of the Canadian Taxpayer. Certainly these lawyers have a vested interest in keeping the illegal Tamil migrants in Canada.
One the other side of the coin, if the illegal Tamil migrants are freed and awaiting months or year for their claims to be heard, Toronto it is said to be the illegal Tamil migrants destination of choice, with Toronto taxpayers on the hook for an estimated $1 million dollars a month to house, feed, care, with generous welfare benefits for all 493 of these illegal Tamil migrants.
The media reports coming in all directions on the Taxpayer being on the hook in all this may solidify Stephen's Race Card stance that whitey (Canadians) is once again is keeping the brown man (Illegal Tamil migrants) down.
To Stephen's credit, previous issues of racism based on the sins of our forefathers may have played a hand in regards to past refugees. Certainly nothing is mentioned in Stephen Race Card that the Brown man and his ethnic vote is a much sought after hot commodity by every political party, including all political parties pandering for votes with banned Terrorist organizations in Canada.
In regards to the current situation being played in connection with the illegal Tamil migrants, this deck being played is being dealt fairly, with the world of international pit bosses watching. Tamils currently make up the second largest population in Canada outside of their homeland in Sri Lanka.
Despite this, Canadians once getting all the facts, feel duped with the recent influx of illegal Tamil migrants stories of hardship, when stories of $50,000 a head was paid to get to Canada as the illegal Tamil migrants are currently residing in Metro Vancouver detention facilities awaiting a decision on whether Canada will accept them or deport them.
National polls take by Canadians, including calls from the Federal political parties NDP, Conservatives, Bloc Quebec, Liberals and yes, surprisingly even the Green party are overwhelming calling for the ouster of these 493 illegal Tamil migrants back to Sri Lanka.
So if Stephen Hume's assessment that the majority of Canadians, including politicians of every political stripe are racist shows Stephen's adeptness of slipping in the race card when the deck of facts is stacked against him.
Stephen Hume postulates that the current xenophobia why Canadians are anti Tamil by past events shows lack of fact, certainly his one sided story leaves out the Vietnamese boat people in which Canada welcomed without question with open arms.
The Vietnamese who during Pol Pot reign of terror committed a genocide worthy of the Jewish Holocaust cannot even compare to the Tamil war.
The Tamil Tigers, much like the Taliban of today instigated the war, unlike the Vietnamese or Jews during World War II, neither were terrorists or soldiers, but innocent civilians.
Did the Vietnamese or Jews once in Canada, soon after arriving on our shore leave for their former homeland for family vacations while said genocidal atrocities were still being committed? I think not!
Can this be said of Tamil refugees living in Canada? Apparently Tamils in Canada who claim even today that mass genocidal slaughter by government forces against Tamils in their former homeland frequently go back for family reunions and vacations. Could this be one of a multitude of reasons Canadians aren't buying the deck of lies and deceit by the current cast of illegal Tamil migrants?
Certainly all this irrefutable proof, including the United Nations statements to the contrary shows Stephen's race card claim was never part of the original deck, despite claims by Stephen it was always there.
In ending, Stephen, one does not have to be adept at playing cards to know when one is being played in the media.
Canadians have spoken, these illegal Tamil migrants must go.
While Stephen Hume plays the race card against Canadians, statistics state that Canada is a make up of 8 million non white Canadians , almost a third of our population. Are we to assume these non white Canadians, including non white politicians were excluded from the National polls or political forums conducted in wanting these illegal Tamil migrants deported?
A reported mass protest rally in Vancouver was held in favour of keeping the illegal Tamil migrants in Canada.
Vancouvers mass protest pro Tamil support rally was soon interrupted by a couple of hundred Zombies intercepting and roaming amongst the Pro Tamil support rally protest march. The hundreds of Zombies were on the lookout for brains to eat, resulted in the Zombies not finding any brains amidst the 40 or so Pro Tamil support rally participants.
Funny how 40 people constitute a major pro Tamil support rally seemingly overriding the sense and sensibilities of 24+ million or 89% of Canadians who are protesting to deport these illegal Tamil migrants back to Sri Lanka.
Must be the new math?
As Kenny Rogers as a cardsharp in the Gambler once sang " ya gotta know when to fold em!"
HHHMMMM, Methinks someone at the Vancouver Sun isn't playing with a full deck!