On the Biology of Good & Evil and It Being OK to Hate the Hell out of Nazis


As the wildfire smoke began to lift over the weekend, and with it the “apocalyptic” daily reminder of our impending doom, we watched horrified as nazis gathered in Virginia. We watched as they surrounded a group of “safe space” millennials with Mexican-made Polynesian tiki torches to celebrate the white race. We watched as a right-wing extremist carried out a terrorist attack on American soil. We watched as the media framed it as “a clash“. We watched as Trump blamed both sides.

And then we waited for our Prime Minister to say something. Say something like this:

Or like this:

Not surprisingly he offered up a fairly safe platitude:

Not immune? Canada was founded by a literal white supremacist. And…well, there is room for hate. There is room to hate racists. That’s ok. You’re allowed to do that. You’re allowed to take sides.

You’re allowed to chase them out of your own town:

You’re allowed to call them nazis, even Godwin of “Godwin’s Law” said so:

But just when you think it couldn’t get any worse, our own national broadcaster gave platform to an actual nazi.

I mean we can expect this kind of tone-deaf platforming from Rebel Media, but wake the fuck up CBC! Did you not learn from the debacle around hosting Gavin McInnes?

Oh, and speaking of chasing them out of your own town, the hate group Worldwide Coalition Against Islam will be in Vancouver on Saturday. There is a counter rally. You should go.

Double standard of the day:

Meanwhile, “Anti-Muslim Christians are condemning this community for being a tiny offshoot of their religion that doesn’t represent the majority of Christians… they are so close to a breakthrough. The answer is right there” – Alex Smith. Jail time for man, woman in B.C. child bride case.

Satire of the day: Liberals ‘shocked’ that Saudi Arabia using Canadian weapons against civilians this soon.

Bonus: The Biology of Good and Evil

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