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:
The president ran as a Nazi
He was cheered as a Nazi
He was saluted as a Nazi
He hired Nazis
No surprise he would cover for Nazis #manysides
— Julius Goat (@JuliusGoat) August 12, 2017
Or like this:
Steven Bannon was behind the wheel.
Seb Gorka was behind the wheel.
Stephen Miller was behind the wheel.
Donald Trump was behind the wheel.
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) August 12, 2017
Not surprisingly he offered up a fairly safe platitude:
We know Canada isn’t immune to racist violence & hate. We condemn it in all its forms & send support to the victims in Charlottesville.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 13, 2017
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:
— Rogue CPI (@RogueCPI) August 13, 2017
You’re allowed to call them nazis, even Godwin of “Godwin’s Law” said so:
By all means, compare these shitheads to Nazis. Again and again. I’m with you.
— Mike Godwin (@sfmnemonic) August 14, 2017
But just when you think it couldn’t get any worse, our own national broadcaster gave platform to an actual nazi.
Thank you CBC giving Richard Spencer a platform. A true public service, as always. pic.twitter.com/xrGB9LaAID
— David Rankin (@davidrankin) August 14, 2017
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:
I’m sure the white dudes who are always saying “why don’t moderate Muslims speak out about jihadi violence” are just about to speak out now.
— Emmett Macfarlane (@EmmMacfarlane) August 12, 2017
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.
Bonus: The Biology of Good and Evil