How DND apologized and made sure that they didn’t go anywhere near the children living on the bases.
Well, today was the day we were all waiting for.
I am so happy that I’ve been through this rigamarole before and I had absolutely no illusions or delusions that the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed were ever going to entertain an apology for the children who were sexually abused on base.
How long has it taken the DND and the CF to give this apology?
Well, the DND and the CF had a policy in place from 1950 until 1994 of expelling homosexuals, gays, lesbians, and others from the ranks of the military and the civil service.
The DND and the CF have known since the ’80s that there was a problem with women in the military being sexually assaulted and the assaults being dismissed by the Chain of Command and the military justice system.
So, if we go from 1994 to 2021 that’s 27 years from the time when the Supreme Court of Canada basically told the DND and the CF to stop expelling homosexuals, gays, lesbians, and others until the DND and the CF finally made their apology.
And let’s be very fucking clear about this. The DND and the CF did NOT apologize because it was the right thing to do.
Those heartless and cruel bastards only apologized because it was part of the terms of the settlement of the class action lawsuit.
If there had been no class action lawsuit, there never would have been an apology.
I’m 50 years old now.
I’ve fought with the DND and the CF for ten years now.
And in those ten years I obtained the court martial transcripts and the CFSIU investigation paperwork that shows that the CF and the DND knew exactly what the fuck was happening on Canadian Forces Base Namao from the fall of 1978 until the spring of 1980.
In 2011 the CFNIS knew what happened on that base, yet they pulled out all of the stops to make me look like some crackpot out to juice the military for some quick money.
So as of yet, the DND and the CF haven’t even officially admitted that anything occurred on CFB Namao.
And my 27 year clock won’t start ticking until the DND and the CF admit that something bad happened on CFB Namao.
As I said, I’m 50 years old now. 27 years from now would put me at 77 years of age.
Who the fuck wants an apology at 77 years of age?
What use will an apology be to me at 77 years of age?
Well, I watched the entire livestream hoping for some sliver of an acknowledgment. But no, the lawyers who vetted or even hand crafted the apology made sure that it was known that the apology was only for members of the Canadian Forces and for very specific civilian employees of the Department of National Defence.
Every statement was so heavily qualified that there was no way that it could be misinterpreted.
This apology took pains to make sure that everyone understood that only members of the Canadian Armed Forces and civilian employees of the Department of National Defence were sexually abused, sexually assaulted, and had to endure mistreatment based upon gender, gender identity, sexual identity, and sexual orientation.
Of course, what this meant is that NO ONE ELSE was sexually assaulted, sexually abused, or endured mistreatment based upon gender, gender identity, sexual identity, and sexual orientation.
Time to go home, it’s a little rainy outside right now. Might actually snow a bit.