It's so good to see real-time karma in operation. And in this case two ugly vultures have come home to roost.
First, it was First Nations youth, possibly/probably aligned with Idle No More, who instigated it. Arnell Tail Feathers (I've seen two spelling of that) recorded and uploaded it. Levi Little Moustache (again, two spellings) did the research and asked the question.
Little Mustache, a youth on the Blood Tribe reserve southwest of Lethbridge, said everyone was shocked when Flanagan repeated his view.Flanagan's views on First Nations are simply loathsome. He's been used as a more than willing apologist for colonialism in court cases and the media. In his role as Asshole-in-Residence at CBC, he's been very vocal in dissing the Idle No More movement.
“The whole crowd just kind of gasped,” Little Mustache said. “Everyone was just taken aback by that. And then the moderator just kind of shook his head.”
He said four people in the audience walked out. His friend, Arnell Tailfeathers, recorded Flanagan’s remarks and posted the video on YouTube.
So that's kind of sweet.
Next, the issue: child pornography, which should rightly be called crime-scene evidence.
Flanagan was national campaign manager for the Corrupt Party in 2004, a campaign that will be remembered for its general narstiness and in particular for the attempted smear of Paul Martin for his 'support' of child pornography.
What goes round, comes round, eh, Tom?
So, hoist on his own petard by a couple of savvy yet somehow 'less advanced' young First Nations men.
Yes. A good day.
Update by deBeauxOs: CBC backgrounder on Canadian case law with regard to child p0rn0graphy. Also, Flanagan's tactic to smear Paul Martin and Jack Layton in the 2004 federal election.