THIS DOES NOT HAVE A VISUAL VIDEO TO GO WITH IT....IT WILL PULL UP JUST THE SONG TO LISTEN TO. THE SONG IS ABOUT INDIAN CHILDREN BEING TORN FROM THEIR FAMILIES TO GO LIVE IN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS TO BE TAUGHT HOW NOT TO BE INDIAN ANYMORE.
THIS IS ONE CANADIANS SONG TO SAY: "I APOLOGIZE"
Juno Award Winner
Gary Fjellgaard's Single "I Apologize"
"I Apologize" is dedicated to the First Nations victims and survivors of the cultural genocide which occurred in Canada for over a century. No apology can heal the wounds caused by the far reaching effects of the residential school system. I can only add my voice as a member of the generation who allowed this abuse to take place.
Canadian Country Music Awards
Gary Fjellgaard was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame
Words mean nothing, without actions!!! One mans apology, can't undo a hundred years of cultural genocide, especially when it is still happening to this day, only with another name!!!
The war against drugs and alcohol, is the same war, with the same results: separation/ destruction of families!!! The government is still at war with minorities, but this time around, it's all minorities: Blacks, Whites, Indians, Hispanics...Male, female, other...poor, uneducated, breeds, disabled, aged...!!!
For any apology to have any credibility, it must carry a promise, that it will never happen again, yet it is more profitable now than ever!!! The church state majority, has it down to a fine science, out of centuries of trial and error!!! Even if the war against drugs ended today, tomorrow their would be a new prohibition, against tobacco, caffeine, gambling, sex, rock-n-roll, obesity...The cultural genocide continues, with a new set of victims, that are still the old victims: the people!!! There will still be a persecuted race, and a master race!!! The residential schools, will now be called treatment centers, detention centers, juvenile hall, jails, prisons, senior homes... It's still a crime to not be part of the majority, to trust in nature, to worship natures God!!!
I believe that this apology, is as valid as the governments peace treaties: not worth the paper that it is written on!!! But it is a beautiful song, like most hollow political anthems!!!
Will we be duped again???
I think the answer is education.