Nina Wilson is one of the more interesting characters to come out of Idle No More. She and two other women co-founded the movement with the intention of protesting federal government budged bill C-45. Shortly after INM’s launch, the founders were contacted by the David Suzuki Foundation who helped boost the movement into a ‘natural phenomenon’.
Wilson appeared to be one of the more sensible people at INM. When she noticed how her new “allies” in the social justice industry were collecting money for INM with zero transparency, she didn’t hesitate to speak out. Clayton Thomas-Muller of the union backed Defenders of The Land responded by telling Wilson to “check” herself. Shortly after, Wilson walked-away from the movement she helped to create.
But, as it turns out, Wilson may not be as palatable of an individual as she looks on the surface…
On August 3rd Wilson posted a link to a story on her Facebook page, praising Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe after he called for white farmers to be forced off of their land. Accompanying the story, Wilson exclaimed “Now this guy knows WTF is up :)”.
Robert Mugabe is a vicious dictator. It’s estimated that between 1982-1995 at least 20,000 people were ethnically cleansed under his government, many were buried in mass graves. Zimbabwe is listed as 163rd out of the 176 countries listed in Transparency International’s corruption index. Mugabe refers to lesbian and gay people as “worse than dogs and pigs”.
It didn’t take long for one of Wilson’s Facebook friends to point-out her mistake:
To which Wilson responded saying:
The “right idea” Wilson is referring to was labelled as a disaster by Human Rights Watch. Mugabe sent armed militias to terrorize white families into abandoning their land- many fled to Canada, where the Immigration and Refugee Board has recognized Zimbabwe’s persecution of white nationals. The country had 5,000 white farmers when Mugabe initiated the terror in 2000, there are only 500 today. Zimbabwe’s economy nosedived after the purge.
A couple other of Wilson’s friends pointed out her folly, including someone from South Africa:
Wilson began to back off after that stating “we cannot allow tyrants to run anything”, but also saying “he is making a case tht he is in his homelands and that ppl need to respect that”. The “case” Mugabe was making was that white people should be thrown off of their land.
It’s obvious that Wilson didn’t understand Mugabe’s history when she made this statement, this article wasn’t written to imply she supports mass murder. But her enthusiasm for Mugabe’s efforts to forcefully evict families from their land – justified because of their race – is deeply concerning (and, dare I say it, racist?).
If this is the future Nina Wilson sees for Canada, let’s hope she slips back to idle sometime soon…
Well, I think maybe she should be given “her” land. But return it in its original condition. No roads, no power, no buildings, no nothing.
Agreed , the land is just rocks and trees and dirt and water , they can have it all back if they want , as long as we get our cars , grocery stores , money , food , electricity , houses , heating systems and television sets back.
Why do whites tip toe around the word racist? This woman is a racist and should be called so without hesitation. Mugabe has incited blacks to rape and murder whites in Zimbabwe and all you panty waisted people can do is tepidly condemn her. With people like you around, it’s not surprising that i’s open season against whites all over the world.
I understand your frustration and am on the same page when it comes to the need to condemn actions like this- that said, I’m pretty certain that Wilson didn’t understand the Mugabe’s history. If there’s any reason I was hesitant, it was because of this fact. Hopefully this can be a learning experience for her…
border crossings at band lands.. Taxes to be paid on all non native products. No “traditional” white clothing to be worn by non whites..Just a small heads up for the traditionals.
A few years back a native group on the west coast argued it was their heritage to hunt whales and took it to court and won and then went out in speed boats and killed this whale with a 50 caliber gun for cultural purposes.
I want my 12 billion dollars/year CDN back..!
Exactly, the Department of Indian Affairs spends that every year, and yet you have natives still living in tar paper shacks without running water, sewers, leaky roofs, and no heat, and collecting welfare from provincial governments. The Indian industry is disgusting with how much they cream off the top every year, an African dictator like Mugabe would be proud.
In our travels Zimbabwe was the only country who published expiration dates on the currency. Where the hotels and bars would not accept their own currency.