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Re: Canada's Woke Nightmare - thoughts?
Had a look, thanks for posting. I don't trust the Torygraph to provide an unbiased picture but some of the examples are v troubling on their own merits regardless of the rather obvious ideology being pushed in the underlying narrative. Particularly the disabled veteran being informed that she had the right to die when what she really needed was better service provision and the ability to live a dignified life - that struck me as particularly chilling, and an example of where capitalist logic takes us in an era of real (ie: not just artificial) scarcity. And I more or less agree with the gay & child-defending critiques of gender ideology, though generally I think it's being exploited by both left and right as a wedge culture war issue. On the other hand some of the points made about residential schools seemed a-historical bordering on genocide denial, with the racist trope of wanting to 'civilise' the indians through supposedly benevolent attempts at education. From the bits I've read it was the same impulse as in Australia and other colonies where the attempt was to 'breed out the black' and to destroy the culture by interrupting the transmission of culture from the elders at a crucial time in the upbringing. It's got to be willful ignorance & dishonesty at this point to try and claim that this wasn't a deliberate strategy by the 'nice' and 'neighbourly' Canadians. Not that I think people should be fired or criminalised for voicing these opinions, or for simply asking for evidence to be produced about alleged crimes (assuming they're telling the truth about the lack of confirmation for the mass grave they were speaking about).
In short, some interesting information and perspectives, but I don't trust that the producers have told the whole truth or accurately portrayed the opposing arguments.
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