Thanks to all of those that saw me at the Rose Glen Literary Festival on February 28th. It was a pleasure to meet you, and I enjoyed signing your books.
Message from Author Thomas D. Taylor:
Thanks everyone for continuing to read my books, stories, and articles. Your fandom is what spurs me on to write even more. As of the time of this posting, I have published more than 1,000,000 words in my own books, and tens of thousands elsewhere, and this does not even include the number of words I have published under my pen names.
Here is hoping I can provide you with millions more words to read going forward! Even as I write this, I have many works in progress.
So until next time…
Thomas D. Taylor’s “Idle No More: A White Man Speaks” currently ranks at #1 in one of its categories and at #14 in another. Taylor would like to thank his fans for their patronage, but would also like to thank everyone for keeping an open mind about Indigenous issues. Reducing ignorance and bringing people together is what the book is all about!
“Idle No More: A White Man Speaks” reached #57 in one of its categories in the US Sunday on Kindle. Also on Sunday, “Autistic Authors, and Autistics and Autism in Literature” reached #27 in one of its categories in the US on Kindle. See the screenshots below. Both books are available in Kindle and paperback on Amazon worldwide.
Author Thomas D. Taylor thanks his fans, old and new, for their patronage!
Thomas D. Taylor is pleased to announce the release of his next book:
From a very young age, most people in so-called civilized countries are taught that all men, women, and children are part of the human race.
In times of incivility, however, the human race is often subdivided into four races: black, white, red, and yellow.
In 2013, the Idle No More movement took hold in North America. Its goal was to draw attention to the concerns of Indigenous people, particularly in Canada. In the midst of this lobby, in which the “white” and “red” “races” became virtually polarized, Thomas D. Taylor, a white man, wrote nine essays which gave his opinions about events as they unfolded.
These essays have been collected and republished here with additional commentary from Taylor. Included also is a previously unpublished essay, which is every bit as controversial as the original nine.
Members of the human race are encouraged to read this book. But be warned: doing so may cause you to develop an open mind.
Recently, I have had the extreme displeasure of reading articles about the atrocities committed against native children in residential schools. This is the latest that I have come across. It’s entitled Ear experiments done on kids at Kenora residential school.
I will quote one bit from it regarding the hearing experiments, and if you are interested, you can click through on the above link and read the rest…
In a followup report, entitled “Experimentation and Treatment of Ear Disease Among 165 Pupils,” Stewart noted three of the children “were almost deaf with no ear drums, six had [hearing in] one ear gone.”
The article makes reference to another experiment:
A University of Guelph food historian recently highlighted the nutritional experiments at residential schools, including Cecilia Jeffrey in Kenora. In an interview with CBC, Ian Mosby said doctors and scientists around the world regularly used vulnerable populations and took a race-based approach to their work in the 1950s.
I find the idea of one population subjecting another to such experiments disgusting. That this was done to kids, who were stolen from their families by hook or by crook, is just as repulsive.
I have stated before in posts and tweets that, black, red, yellow, white, it doesn’t matter what our skin color is, we are all part of the human race, and when one human treats another in an exploitative manner, it is an affront to the entire human race.
I am a white man, and not only am I disgusted by how native children were treated in the past, but I am disgusted with how all natives are treated now. If you are avoiding learning about the appalling treatment these people receive at the hands of uncaring, unthinking people because it’s too much for you to handle, you might want to ask yourself how we can end the problem so that nobody, especially the victims, have to bear these atrocities anymore.
I could list a plethora of other sites, that you can go to to learn how Aboriginals have been exploited and abused, but these two will get you started.
Learning about the Idle No More movement is a good place to start. On Facebook, you can go here.
If you want to learn about missing and murdered Aboriginal women, go here.
Recognize that history is filled with different segments of the population being persecuted at different times. I could start with last century and move backwards… The Kurds were prosecuted under Sadam Hussien. There was the Rwandan Massacre. The Cambodians were slaughtered by the Khmer Rouge. The Jews were persecuted under the Nazis, and there were many more campaigns that I have left out.
YOUR religion, YOUR race, YOUR ethnicity might be next. Do nothing to help others now, and there may be no one left to help you later.
Thomas D. Taylor
This article was republished in #IdleNoMore Daily.