Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Canada's Not So Soft Racist Underbelly

Written by Grant G

Hard to imagine there were any "good" Alt-Right participants in Charlottesville, yes the rally was in part was over a Robert E Lee statue coming down but anyone attending that event for that one line item, once Neo-Nazis, Klu Klux Klan and white Supremacists show up and you decide to stay and participate....

Nazis want racial purity, millions they deemed inferior were eradicated, KKK and White Supremacists want an all white America. How on earth can you appease those groups when the only remedy they will accept is, extermination, eradication or mass deportation, to defend anyone espousing those beliefs borders on endorsing them..

The soft racist underbelly of America, it scares the hell out of me because it's here in Canada too, Donald Trump didn't create these, what I call radicals, they've been here for generations, been supported by many high-powered politicians...what Grand Wizard of the KKK David Duke tweeted to Donald Trump..

"White America elected you, don't ever forget it" 

Donald Trump not only heard that message, he acknowledged it when he defended the indefensible, and that scares the hell out of me..

We in Canada are inundated with racism, some overt, some through dog whistles...The rise of Rebel Media...Ezra Levant and Brian Lilley's rightwing news outlet (He quit the Rebel Yesterday)...the rise of Rebel Media didn't come about through excellent journalism on a wide range of subjects, the Rebel rose because they aired non-stop stories about refugees causing trouble, stories on Islam, stories that incite anger against what they deem lefties in Alberta, lefties in Canada....the Rebel rose because they nurtured racism...

The Rebel drew in white Supremacists and every other fringe group, the Rebel provided a comforting out for the racists among us...

Stephen Harper, dog whistle politics...election 2015, while pandering for votes Harper asked "old stock Canadians" for their vote...and who are old stock Canadians..


Stephen Harper’s “Northern Foundation”

Stephen Harper was a member of the ultra-right-wing Northern Foundation in 1989, Mr. Harrison documents that this was a group that had numerous Neo-Nazi skinheads as organizers, as well as a leadership that included a well-known white supremacist and anti-feminist crusader as a prominent leader that sought to take over the mass-media to enable the fulfillment of a right wing agenda. The Northern Foundation, with the support of corporate allies was able to get Mr. Harper elected in the first place by indeed, taking over the mass-media in Canada. This was done to shelter Mr. Harper from the kinds of critical journalism which had kept him out of power, in the first place. Corporate mass-media owners would seek to remake Mr. Harper and the Conservative Party from being ultra right, into a fabricated image of a non-threatening “moderately conservative” party.
Trevor Harrison documents that “He [Mr. Harper] had little trouble doing so, as the media had been largely muffled by one fact: press baron Conrad Black, then reaching the height of his powers was also a member of the Northern Foundation and equally shy about having it publicly known.” Mr. Harrison elaborates that, “Journalists feared incurring his wrath as he employed many of them at the time, and was a potential employer for those whom he didn’t employ. Had they made the membership list public, Mr. Black would have been exposed.”


Kelly Lietch......Jason Kenney(running for the leadership of "Unite the right Conservative Party of Alberta)...

Racism and bigotry oozes from those Canadian conservatives, through dog whistles and through their foul words..

Here in British Columbia the BC Liberal Party also ran on a campaign of hate, division and subtle racism..Christy Clark went out of her way to divide rural and city voters, her campaign rhetoric made the NDP sound like world destroyers, mass unemployment creators, socialism pushers, press conferences by Mike Dejong during the writ period telling voters that a NDP would destroy BC's credit, non-stop fear-mongering by Christy Clark....and after all that BC Liberal rightwing rhetoric 2 cmonths later Christy Clark backtracks on everything she said during the election and embraced the NDP/Green platforms in a desperate attempt to cling to power...The display by the party on the perceived right was ...sad, pathetic and telling...

A defeated Christy Clark, now promising to engage people, work with other parties, to listen, she miraculously saw the light, it's a miracle...however, a leopard can't change their spots, Stephen Harper was the Northern Foundation...Jason kenney is a nasty man, and Christy Clark never was anything but out for herself, there is nothing Christy Clark believes in but Christy Clark...

She cheated on student elections at SFU as a teenager..she roared outrage as a opposition BC Liberal MLA against taxpayer funded partisan advertising only to raise the spending and partisan bar in terms of taxpayer advertising...

Christy Clark on July 1st/2017....On Canada Day, in a West Kelowna rally Christy Clark told her constituents that she was staying on as their MLA...Clark said even more..

Clark said, in her defiant tone..."I will fight for West Kelowna"


Christy Clark was all smiles Saturday afternoon, as thousands of people greeted her with cheers for Kelowna’s Canada Day celebrations.
“On this Canada Day, on our 150th birthday, I want to say a very, very special thank you to everybody from Kelowna, West Kelowna, the Mission, everybody from Rutland, the whole community here in this Valley for your support,” Clark said during the Canada Day opening ceremony inside Prospera Place.
Clark resigned as premier of British Columbia after the Liberals were defeated in a non-confidence vote Thursday.
However, she intends to stay on as leader of the opposition and MLA of Kelowna West, she said.
“It’s really important that the new government recognize the province doesn’t end at the Lower Mainland, and almost none of the Interior or the North of British Columbia is represented in the government now,” Clark said to reporters following the Canada Day ceremony. “This area is going to need people fighting for it, and I’m going to stay here to do that. The wealth of the Lower Mainland depends on the wealth of the Okanagan succeeding and other parts of the province; my job is to make sure the Okanagan and the Interior and the North are heard so that we can keep B.C. strong, because the Lower Mainland can’t work without us.”
Clark said she and the Liberals plan to work with the NDP, but will not hesitate to fight back.

Christy Clark, as we know did not stay on as MLA, she quit...but even on Canada Day(befoe she resigned)...Christy Clark was planting seeds, using words like "fight" district/community/electoral riding of B.C. should have to fight it's own government to get what it needs...if a town needs a school, or ambulance paramedics, fire departments, no community should have to fight it's own government regardless of what party is in power...
Clark's Canada Day statements were telling, it revealed her underbelly, DIVISION...FIGHTING..FANNING FLAMES....Christy Clark's entire political career was one of division and cynicism, her BC Liberal government governed that way, ridings that voted BC Liberal were rewarded, ridings required to remain in power were thrown pre-election gifts, money shoveled off the back of trucks...Ferry fares would never have risen to punitive levels if BC Liberals required Island votes to remain in power...only interior ferries are free..
BC Liberals governed through carrots,sticks and dog whistle politics for 16 years, as for our Canadian rightwing media, they aired hate-speech opinion articles by Warren Kinsella, Claudia Cattaneo, Chris Gardener and many others....Postmedia editorial boards rejected John Horgan and endorsed Christy Clark, with a proviso.."hold your nose and vote Clark"..
Charlottesville Virginia demonstrations was the reemergence of the always here, but dormant white racists, supremacists, Nazis, now emboldened by Donald Trump, a man who's family going back generations were active members and leaders of these same groups, ..Donald Trump in his business dealings has a long history of human right violations and blatant racism..
I abhor these haters, there is no way to appease them short of mass deportations and exterminations...
With leaders, or wannabe leaders like Stephen Harper, Marine Le Pen..Jason Kenney..Christy Clark..Kelly Lietch..Brad Wall..Donald Trump continuing to use dog whistle politics and division tactics to gain power the problem will never go away..
The world is watching in horror what's happening to America...their moral compass not a little adrift the moral compass has been smashed to bits..
In Canada the same racist underbelly exists, rightwing Canadian political parties are pandering to the same groups..Rebel Media has risen from nothing to a very powerful outlet for Canada's white Supremacists and Nazis....
Postmedia...Conrad Black..Rebel Media ...BC Liberal Party..Alberta PC Party..Harper's Federal PC Party and many many more are still whistling, sending foghorn signals, writing articles and seeking the votes of the same groups of Radicals here in Canada....
And it's on the rise..

Not until all political parties reject these beliefs, not until all newspapers stop airing this poison will this craziness end, even with that it will take decades to change..
For even if White Supremacists and Nazis are appeased, and all those different are exterminated or deported..
Who will the Alt-White haters target next?
The Straight Goods
Cheers Eyes Wide Open



sd said...

We can't forget who people like Harper and his ilk really are. It can happen here.Good article .

Anonymous said...

Grant, will you comment on the proposed minimum wage increase?

Grant G said...

my feelings are mixed....$15 per hour is nothing to brag about in expensive GVRD...yet the wage goes province wide.....small businesses in small towns won't be happy..

Unfortunately, Canada's major metropolises..Toronto..Montreal...Vancouver have reached the levels of the absurd in terms of cost of living...

$15 min wage in major cities won't hurt the economy...but small town BC...that's another question..

$15 per hour in could afford to rent, eat, spend a little..

$15 per hour in must live at home/shared accommodation and scramble...

Runaway housing and rental costs have ruined the GVRD for young people..and other low wage earners..