Donald Trump Is Your New President.
Posted 03 May 2019 - 10:15 AM
Anyway here’s an interesting video about how edgy humor and repeating shit about strengthening borders or shit like “foreigners stay in hotels while own own die in the street” (and yet you don’t question the housing market or any of the systematic causes of homelessness 🤔) contributes to the likelihood of domestic terrorism happening as it has factually happened in the past:
Posted 03 May 2019 - 10:22 AM
Posted 04 May 2019 - 10:49 AM
I went to an evening lecture free to public at SFU recently about the Jokes of the Alt-Right and how memes are used to dehumanize and create exo-groups which is part of a process, among other likes economic collapse and other prompts to internal class warfare, enables people to be violent or discriminatory... They're concerned that memes that are misinformation have already altered election results.
This sort of stuff is stunningly recent in Canadian history. Worse, there's an effort to suppress and obscure the issue.
Unrepentant: Kevin Arnett and Canadas genocide
Here's a link where someone finds an apparent libel attempt at the guy.
So Paris has been rioting since October and that doesn't hit the TV news but Notre Dame burns and look at all the attention, and the financial support, though the church has a literal vault of gold and jewels... I have been to Notre Dame, on a french immersion class trip.
They say the fire was an accident but, they say nothing about rioting... so maybe somebody is actually concerned about the complicitness of the church in human rights abuse and genocide and attempts at revising history. We've got real villains on earth, somebody probably felt like shooting the core.
Posted 07 May 2019 - 07:21 PM
For environmental change, I see change, but I don't expect world catastrophy. There is action needed in specific areas as climate always changes, but the complete makeover of the economy is not something I support.
We're literally in the middle of the sixth mass extinction event since the beginning of life on Earth. That's no coincidence. The way our global economy is structured will lead to nothing short of ecological collapse. The poorest people in the Global South are already experiencing the brunt of these consequences.
The "stolen land" thing to me is a weird concept. I understand natives were here first, but who is the land actually stolen from? Civilization wouldn't be what it is today if it was left to tribes, no? Most of the developement in north and south america was due to colonizations of the the spanish, british and french. It was pretty brutal before we came here, rival warring tribes, human sacrifices, etc. And there were at war with each other. In Quebec's history, we actually partnered with peaceful natives to actually hold off attacks from unpeaceful ones.
The idea that indigenous people were barbarians pre-colonization is both fucked up and ahistorical. Who do you think this narrative benefits if you're trying to say you "don't make explicitly nationalist talking points"? You're literally defending genocide. And how is war between indigenous nations any different than war between European nations? Indigenous societies in pre-Columbian North America were a lot more advanced than you'd think, in many cases much more advanced than their colonizers in terms of things like medical science, agriculture, astronomy, ecology, and social organization/resource distribution.
You should read further than your elementary school history textbook.
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