Reflections, Observations, and Analyses Pertaining to the Canadian Political Scene
It smells a little like the sewers of Weimar in the 30s. Trump has set a place for these types in his White House by appointing Breitbart's Steve Bannon to serve as his chief strategist. Trump has empowered the radical alt-right and won the glowing endorsement of the KKK. His refusal to purge white supremacists from his administration is reflective of Trump's own misogyny, racism and bigotry. What's worse is this nonsense from supposed progressives who chide those critical of Trump and his supporters, claiming we must be respectful of them. There are situations where extending respect is tantamount to acquiescence.
I absolutely agree, Mound. The apologists are surely an embodiment of the sell-out of the liberal class that Chris Hedges writes about. We can give no quarter in this battle.
We have been here before, Lorne. No one can claim that we were ignorant of who these folks are and what they stand for.
While the right likes to claim that it is just sour grapes on the part of the 'losers,' Owen, no one should back down in denouncing ugly racism.
OK boys, I am with you. Perhaps you can tell me what we, as Canadians can do?
That is an excellent question, Brian. While each person must tackle the problem in his or her own way, I think the most important steps we can take are to to be vigilant for signs of it, speak out whenever we encounter it, intervene if we are witness to it, and not be reluctant to write commentaries and letters to the editor denouncing such conduct. Racists amongst us are a minority, and I feel it is incumbent upon all of us to make sure they never, ever forget that fact.
P.S. Brian, you might want to take a look at this post I put up the other day: https://politicsanditsdiscontents.blogspot.ca/2016/11/the-responsibilities-of-citizenship.html