Monday, September 5, 2016

Is This Kellie Leitch's Constituency?

As Montreal Simon's recent post makes abundantly clear, Kellie Leitch is a pathetic human being. Her recent embrace of divisive 'dog-whistle' politics leaves no doubt about her manifest unfitness to hold public office, let alone lead the Conservative Party.

Perhaps The Soldiers of Odin, now setting up shop in Edmonton, is her new but limited constituency?
About 10 men, all are wearing matching insignia on their backs, a Norse horned helmet with a Canadian flag for a beard, have been seen patrolling the city's streets at least twice, on July 23 and Aug. 28.

While some see them as protectors, others consider them glaring examples of the worst in society.

As a response to the influx of refugees, the group was founded in late 2015 in Finland by Mika Ranta, a self-proclaimed white supremacist. Since that time it has become international, with local chapters forming in cities and provinces across Canada this year.

According to social media posts by the group, marches have also taken place in B.C. and Ontario.

The cancer is, in fact, spreading:
Soldiers of Odin — a group critics denounce as a racist hate group that is anti-Muslim and anti-immigration — is setting up in Hamilton.
But apparently there is no cause for alarm. SOO national president Joel Angott
denies that the group is anti-immigration, or anti-Muslim, although the group's bylaws lament the government "accepting refugees from countries that hate us" and "letting illegal aliens into this country and giving them the ability to vote and drive."
But perhaps a clearer definition of their orientation is needed. To elaborate on the above, consider more of what the bylaws and the 'president' of this 'organization' have to say:
We believe that the higher authorities are failing the Canadian citizens. Between the allowing of illegal aliens into this country and giving them the ability to vote and drive, accepting refugees from countries that hate us while Canadians are on the streets, releasing confirmed terrorists back to their organizations to cause more havoc against Canada and demonizing anything that has to do with European Culture to try and create racial tensions to turn citizens on one another' we as Soldiers Of Odin realize that it is time to take back our streets, provinces, and country.
Angott said the group is "for sustainable immigration," meaning that the government thoroughly screens new immigrants, and they "want to come in and follow Canadian law."

"We don't want people coming in and pushing any kind of agenda on Canada," he said.
This kind of thinly-disguised racism needs to be widely and loudly condemned. There is no middle ground here, simply because this ilk insists on dealing in absolutes and popular prejudices. They are not to be reasoned with, understood, justified or condoned. To do any of these is to be complicit in their evil.

I shall leave the final word to Hamilton city councillor Matthew Green, who expresses his own thoughts on the need for vigilance in the protection of the values balanced, fair-minded Canadians hold:


  1. What is Kellie Leitch doing but emulating the toxic bigotry that has so inflamed parts of Europe? To nurture that same sort of thing in Canada is proof positive of that Leitch and her followers, perhaps most of the Conservative movement, care very little about our country and will freely exploit the susceptible public's basest instincts and fears. Unfortunately Leitch's contagion seems to be gaining traction.

    1. As I said in my post, Mound, public life has no place for Leitch and her ilk. Such contemptible pandering shows her for the person she is, one totally devoid of character or integrity.

  2. I suspect, Lorne, that Leitch is one of those doctors who has no a bed side manner.

    1. She reminds me of that doctor who thought he should be the President of the U.S., Owen, Ben Carson. Something of a savant, perhaps?

  3. I'm curious Lorne about what these "anti Canadian values are." Someone should sit Kellie Leitch down and screen her for her "anti Canadian values." I can think of 1 crucial value, off the top of my head, that subsumes so many other Canadian values, that she doesn't have, inclusion.

    Pierre Trudeau once said. "There is no such thing as an ideal Canadian. To say there is an all Canadian boy or an all Canadian girl is ludicrous and that kind of thinking breeds intolerance and hatred."

    Birth alone has made Kellie Leitch Canadian. In values and culture she is the farthest thing from being a Canadian.

    1. Well-said, Pamela! I would indeed hate to be resident in a country where the bigotry being preached by Leitch were the norm, not the aberration it truly is. No one is an ideal citizen, but, like you, in my mind Leitch is far, far off the mark.

  4. Kellie Leitch should use a "super predator" dog-whistle. Promise to crack down on Blacks in inner-cities, these soulless criminals with "no conscience; no empathy" who must be "brought to heel." Then these old liberal schoolmarms who don't think MS is a joke would vote for her.

    Canada is just as racist as America. Same with Australia. It appears there's a good old Anglo-Saxon tradition of persecuting minorities while pretending it's not happening. Different countries, same racist problem, just different races under the thumb. Canadians treat First Nations like dirt. But it's the "base instincts" of the lowly masses we have to be worried about.

    Liberals stand shoulder to shoulder with bribe-taking politicians who sell the people down the river, destroying their livelihoods. The ones not on the take are cowards.

    It's not surprising. It was the parents of baby boomers who built the modern world. They fought against oppressive working conditions; suffered through a Great Depression; fought a world war. The baby boomers just pissed it all away.

    If the people flush your empty bullshit "liberal" values down the toilet and revert to racism, just remember: you're the ones who screwed it all up. You had a chance to do something with the world. Contribute towards it in some way, shape or form. But you were more interested in yourselves: in tax cuts and other neoliberal economic reforms that would beef up your RRSPs.

    Thanks for nothing. Thanks for a civilization on the verge of collapse from all your muck ups.

    1. My generation and older ones have much to answer for, Anon. However, just as we are finally coming to grips with the racism that has blighted the lives of aboriginals in this country, the first step has to be an acknowledgement of such wrongs. I believe we are at least heading in the right direction in that regard.

    2. We must have been a very powerful generation Lorne to have actually destroyed the civilization our parents built. When I was younger, I was too busy fighting against war, poverty and racism to think about destroying our civilization.

      If we ever stop glorifying war, maybe the next generation who is asked to go will say no.

      I agree that the older generations and our own have much to answer for, but in our own generation destroying our civiliation is not one of them.

    3. Former hippies make the best libertarians. I'm fairly certain that the X, Y, Z, Double M and other assorted ensuing generations won't fail to manifest their fair shares of the boomer brand of hypocrisy.