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On Sunday, an Ethiopian Air flight crashed six minutes after taking off killing all 157 on board. Among those killed were 18 Canadians and included the following:
- Calgary accountant, leader in local Kenyan community, among Ethiopian Airlines plane crash victims
- Canadian woman, 24, headed to UN conference among dead in Ethiopian Airlines crash
- Friends mourn Vancouver Island man and others with B.C. ties killed in plane crash
- Six members of Brampton family among the dead in Ethiopian Airlines crash
The reaction of most thinking, feeling, humans would be varied. There would be some "but for the grace of God" reactions. Others might think about loved ones and how they would react if faced with the worst news imaginable. Some might also wonder about the safety of the class of Boeing 737s that were involved in this and another recent crash. But I think that, almost universally, decent people from all sides of the political spectrum would feel deep sympathy for the victims and their families.
This in not the case of the Yellow Vesters who have taken the opportunity to spread conspiracy theories and celebrate the deaths of other human being while hoping for more:
1. Ethiopian flight truthers. And if they aren’t truthers, they’re celebrating the loss of UN employees.
Just like with the Halifax house fire, these horrid people will take any tragedy and make it about them.
THREAD#YellowVestsCanada #cdnpoli #EthiopianAirlinesCrash pic.twitter.com/Ig3uNX6LDv— Yellow Vests Canada Exposed (@VestsCanada) March 11, 2019
2. No shame. #YellowVestsCanada #cdnpoli #EthiopianAirlinesCrash pic.twitter.com/XDplznfXzt— Yellow Vests Canada Exposed (@VestsCanada) March 11, 20193. Do these people have any humanity left? #YellowVestsCanada #cdnpoli #EthiopianAirlinesCrash pic.twitter.com/R0UGGL961W— Yellow Vests Canada Exposed (@VestsCanada) March 11, 20194. Note one commenter says they hope a plane flies into a UN building.#YellowVestsCanada #cdnpoli #EthiopianAirlinesCrash pic.twitter.com/2Kos6rayjO— Yellow Vests Canada Exposed (@VestsCanada) March 11, 2019
I've been involved in some form of anti-racism activism for more than 20 years now and have run the blog for almost 11 and a half years. It really is rare to shock me any longer. Still, the callous and thoughtless hatred of the Yellow Vest Canada reactionaries has me shaking my head.
ARC echoes the sentiments of the good people behind Yellow Vests Canada Exposed:
5. Our sincerest condolences to all affected by the losses. We’ve read the stories of the people on board, and we grieve with you. #EthiopianAirlinesCrash— Yellow Vests Canada Exposed (@VestsCanada) March 12, 2019
PRESS RELEASE… Worldwide day of action calling for mass protests: #WorldAgainstRacism 16 – 23 March!
Today marks a global day of action where anti racist organisations, trade unions, and major artists are calling for support for #WorldAgainstRacism mass demonstrations, 16 to 23 March.
Major demonstrations are planned in London, Glasgow and Cardiff; in New York, Washington DC and Florida; in Brazil; across Europe including Hungary, Austria, Denmark, Poland, Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Catalonia, Ireland, France, Belgium and Greece; and in Canada and Australia. … Read the rest
The problem with this is that while they don't want to be called racists, they have no problem associating with overt racists:
Last year the good people at Unicorn Riot released leaked Discord chats which featured some prominent Canadian extremists. First and foremost among these individuals was Gabriel Sohier Chaput posting as "Zeiger". Until he was identified, Gabriel Sohier Chaput was a significant figure on the far-right as a propagandist for the neo-Nazi website "The Daily Stormer" (DS). In that role he was second only to Andrew Anglin who founded the website. He has since gone into hiding and there is currently a warrant for his arrest. In the above discussion with use "Albo-HAMMERBRO" Sohier Chaput discusses the friendly relationship with Students For Western Civilization.
In another discussion, Sohier Chaput and Athan Zafirov (posting as "Date") discuss working with Students For Western Civilization. Zafirov was another key figure on the far-right based in Montreal who headed Alt-Right Montreal which was the Generation Identity Canada/ID Canada affiliate in the city. He was also active in organizing a Canadian presence in Charlottesville:
In his September 15, 2016 discussion with Sohier Chaput, Zafirov asks if he has been, "in touch with [their] man" in Toronto:
One might regard referring to Students For Western Civilization as Students For White Civilization as a bit of a Freudian slip, but it isn't as if the SFWC hasn't provided ample reason for this description:
And of course one can't talk about the SFWC without mentioning their links to Faith Goldy:
Now, once again thanks to Unicorn Riot, there is yet another association that ARC would like to make readers aware of:
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The day the world marches against racism & the rise of the far right.
On Saturday 16 March, cities across the world from Warsaw to Washington DC will march together against racism & the rise of the international far right.
In London, Glasgow and Cardiff, we will be marching from the Embassy district of London to show solidarity will the millions resisting the far-right across the world, to Downing Street to deliver the message to Theresa May that we want an end to the hostile environment, Justice for Grenfell and that we stand together against hatred & division. … Read the rest
Time will tell.
In any case, remember this?
Yeah, this looked bad, especially considering it seems that Bernier (or at least his handlers) knew exactly what kind of people the Proud Boys were.
At least his judgement couldn't be worse, right?
Well, funny story....
pic.twitter.com/7rUKp6yaUe— (((57ing54ot))) (@alexhundert) March 5, 2019
Hey look, its @MaximeBernier campaigning with a #nazi.#cdnpoli #ppc #whitesupremacy #election2019 pic.twitter.com/oKiFm4ZqPm— (((57ing54ot))) (@alexhundert) March 5, 2019
Oh hey, it's @MaximeBernier smiling and glad-handing with a skinhead. https://t.co/jNNmKsVQW4
Alex Brisson, neo-Nazi. #cdnpoli
That shirt? https://t.co/5PczzoCXV0
Final pic, with another skinhead Tom Samson. pic.twitter.com/n8WPTDns2x— Alheli Picazo (@a_picazo) March 5, 2019
His Likes are fun, too.
Subtle! pic.twitter.com/4B9NMIsBCb— Alheli Picazo (@a_picazo) March 6, 2019
Note: All original organizational pages were changed to 'unofficial' once EDAs started to formalize and such. pic.twitter.com/Yi8RybLZHu— Alheli Picazo (@a_picazo) March 6, 2019
GEE, I WONDER LIKE WHAT pic.twitter.com/FlVZ8op2rS— Yellow Vests Canada Exposed (@VestsCanada) March 5, 2019
The past week there has been a great deal of political discussion regarding the judgement of party leaders.
Consider this to in the effort to further that discussion.