If you didn't find the #Ottawapiskat hashtag funny, you might be one of the #Upsettlers. Like the former, the latter hashtag is being used on Twitter to satirize criticisms being levelled at Idle No More.
But, this time, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative government aren't the butt of the joke. No, that honour goes to the "upset settlers" themselves.
It's not just name-calling. Many of these tweets expose the ignorance, racism, and colonial attitudes behind complaints about the indigenous-sovereignty movement.
(Contributing is easy. Just take anything tweeted by Ethical Oil pusher Ezra Levant and add the #Upsettlers hashtag to it.)
Here's a few of my favourite #Upsettlers tweets.
#Upsettlers don't like being called that.— RedIndianGirl (@RedIndianGirl) January 16, 2013
#Upsettlers support civil rights and peaceful demonstration, long as they do not screw with their morning drive and the free flow of goods.— Kevin Gonzaga (@speakfaithfully) January 16, 2013
#Upsettlers dislike boat people...except 4 Columbus, Cartier, lief Erickson, the British...the Chinese fly so they don't count— art napoleon (@artnapoleon) January 15, 2013
#Upsettlers are agitated by what they call 'reverse racism', which is like real racism only without a history of genocide and colonialism.— Settler Colonial (@SettlerColonial) January 15, 2013
#Upsettlers argue that we live in a post racial society where everything is based on merit but claim they are victims of racism.— Kevin Gonzaga (@speakfaithfully) January 15, 2013
#Upsettlers want the law enforced, but the treaties ignored.— Joel LaBillois (@joel_1067) January 16, 2013