Monday, June 1, 2009
Hate By Any Other Name
Now , when people see images like this , the automatic generalization is that it's a shot of peckerwoods from backwoods Arkansas unleashing their hatred in a large U.S. city - we have been bombarded by images of lost , hateful kids from the southern states and would be justified in thinking that these wayward weirdos are American .
But , what if I told you that these Volk were the Aryan Guard and this is Calgary , Canada ?
For the first few years of high school , I lived a sideroad over from the original "Canadian League of Rights" HQ , just outside of the tiny town of Flesherton , Ontario. (the office is now based out of High River , AB) Ernst zundel and Ron Gostick lived there and published and circulated hundreds of versions of hate to the local kids , the majority of whom were of German and Dutch heritage . These kids , who were often victims themselves , wore Neo-Nazi and Viking symbols proudly to school with their red laces and suspenders and pretty much ran the place . Black farmers routinely had their livestock killed in gruesome ways and nobody cared . That is , until 1991 when a German teacher named Janis Keil was hired and started teaching the kids that all of the bullshit they were taught was just plain wrong . I moved in late '92 to another area , however , I picked up the toronto Star in later '94 and they had a rather prominent article on hatred and the teacher was front and centre , having honours bestowed upon her for changing the views of a half-generation of kids and putting the boots to Zundel and his ilk .
The idiots needed to move and find new people to help spread the hate , so they moved to Alberta , where they could find lots of Jews and immigrants to pick on and plenty of disenfranchised poorly-educated kids to do the dirty work for them . And they still do . The skins are a visual reminder of what a large majority of Canadians secretly believe - that different is evil , that the European is the superior race , that christianity should have dominion over even the Aboriginals , who were clearly here prior to them . And that hatred stretches coast to coast . As recently as last week , I have heard co-workers use terms like "nigger" , "chink" , "kike" , wetback" , "wagon burner " , "faggot" , and more . I've been directly addressed as "jew bitch" , "dyke" , "faggette" , "kike" , "nigger" (that's a puzzling but repeated one) , and others since I started working for this outfit , but I'm not going to let bullies push me out of a job I have worked hard for and neither should anyone else . My mother lived next to a Jewish cemetery in Kitchener , Ontario for years , and this place is still continually vandalized , likely by the same type of people who brick beat me when I briefly lived in that shithole . Only 1 in 10 hate crimes are reported because people are afraid , and there are more hate-related vandalisms , assaults , rapes , and murders than ever before . Not only is anti-semitism permitted , but actually ENCOURAGED by politicians , teachers , and entire Universities - even the news media has jumped on the bandwagon . Yes , folks , the nation promoted as being all-inclusive and liberal to outsiders may well be the most racist nation in the western world .
Before we insult Americans for their bigotries , we should look in our own backyard .
Oh , and that photo isn't from Droege's 90's , that was taken in March.
Posted by Michel-Exildas Galipeau at 08:22