"I didn't mean to hurt people's feelings."
And yet, convicted of hate speech, David Ahenakew doesn't seem very sorry. On having his Order of Canada membership tentatively revoked:
"This, of course, was the direct result of the pressure put on the (Governor General's) advisory committee by some of the Jewish community, including a letter-writing campaign and the lobbying by the Canadian Jewish Congress," he said at a news conference.
Sigh. For some people, The Joooooos
are always out to get them.
Moreover, that's such a pathological thing, I still don't see how no one
ever saw any inkling of this coming from Ahenakew before recently. He received the Order of Canada in 1978
for being a "member of a United Nations committee and of the World Indigenous Peoples Council." Is it possible, perhaps, that either or both bodies were aware of his antisemitic tendencies, and didn't care...or, worse, saw nothing objectionable about his irrational blame-fantasies? (Turtle Bay, I'm looking at you...)