A while back, Jared Taylor debunked the Canadian Residential School Mass Graves myth based, in part, on reports in the almost unknown Dorchester Review. See Kamloops: Greatest Hate Hoax Ever? on Amren.com.
This is one of the more interesting narrative collapses I've seen.— Wilfred Reilly (@wil_da_beast630) January 17, 2022
The 200 body-sized "mass grave" at a former Native Residential School was detected by LIDAR-style techniques that likely just found tree roots. "Zero" actual bodies have been unearthed...https://t.co/QC7Wv4cdh3
Now it's in one of Canada's national newspapers, the National Post:
The coverage triggered protests, church arsons and condemnation from Canada’s bad-faith rivals, but last summer’s reporting on the country's long-acknowledged historic shame had little to do with what happened. Terry Glavin reports.
May 26, 2022
This story took weeks to put together. I'll have more backstory here https://t.co/0MY6uyJUHG shortly. For now: no, this is not a story about Indigenous people telling lies. It's a story about white people losing the damn minds. https://t.co/dQPWdhhoqK— Terry Glavin 格立文 (@TerryGlavin) May 26, 2022
While there were abuses at residential schools—which were a result of the Canadian government's desire to provide free compulsory education to children living on reservations where there were no schools—what we've seen is a bunch of crazy lies.
One particularly unhelpful feature of the residential schools coverage involves the careless conflation of horrific, verifiable crimes with second- and third-hand accounts of childhood horror stories. Reconciliation is not what you get when you render Canadians incapable of believing what they’ve been told about the schools.
Truth is not what you get when established and reputable news organizations treat the accounts of genuinely traumatized survivors of criminal acts with no more gravitas than hearsay accounts, often anonymously told, that stretch credulity to the breaking point.
....since last May, it has been commonplace for mainstream news organizations to give credence to lurid hearsay by reporting them alongside verified accounts of criminal brutality endured by residential school students. Youngsters thrown into incinerators. The corpses of children thrown into lakes and rivers. Priests “decapitating” children. Little girls conscripted to bury babies. Dead boys hanging by their necks in a barn.
It was all lies. And it had real consequences—Christian churches were set on fire across Canada.
Last year, at least 68 churches in Canada were set ablaze or vandalized following claims that 215 indigenous children had been murdered and secretly buried at a residential school run by the Catholic Church.https://t.co/DBR2WjziGs— Matthew Schmitz (@matthewschmitz) February 15, 2022
It isn’t easy to measure the grief inflicted upon the Indigenous parishes and congregations at Gitwangak, Chopaka, Princeton, Osoyoos and Penticton, B.C., when the churches their ancestors built were burned to the ground last summer. Another five churches were razed across the country, not including 15 or so that were set on fire but survived, and dozens of churches in towns and cities that were desecrated, their windows smashed, their doors splashed with paint or defaced with slogans.
Canada has strong hate-speech laws, and frequently engages in hate crimes prosecution. I'm not aware that anyone has been held to account for the anti-white hate speech/blood libel, or any hate crimes prosecution of the church burners.
And while the National Post is now reporting it, Jared Taylor was reporting it first: