Category Archives: The Decline
I watched a St. Patrick’s Day parade in a big Canadian city over the weekend; a friend watched one elsewhere.
In the one I saw, there was a Caribbean steel band playing, of all things, ‘Copacabana’.
Nothing Irish about it.
In the one my friend saw, there were Chinese lions, and there were Mexican dancers in full Mexican costume.
Nothing Irish about them.
I wonder, if at a Mexican Day of the Dead parade or a Caribbean festival parade or a Chinese New Year parade, we will ever see an Irish float participating?
Rhetorical question, of course. We all know that it’s okay for white ethnocultural groups to have their special day and parades colonized by others, but not the reverse, of course.
Apparently protests were held by Asians in cities across Canada at the end of January over the hoax (somehow I failed to hear about that), because initially, an Asian man had been blamed:
Earlier this month, the Prime Minister shamelessly turned the occasion of a young Muslim girl in Toronto, Khawlah Noman’s, claim that she had been attacked by a man who cut her hijab with scissors, into an opportunity to grandstand, get his name and picture in the press yet again, and lecture Canadians about how horribly “Islamophobic” we all are. It later turned out that, like the vast majority of highly publicized “hate crimes”, the incident was a hoax and had not occurred after all. Those who have been waiting for Trudeau to return to his taxpayer-funded soap box and eat crow have been listening to crickets chirp and watching the tumbleweeds drift by ever since.
This weekend, however, protests were held all across Canada by the Asian communities of cities such as Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Regina. It turns out that it was an Asian man whom the girl had falsely accused – a detail that was not widely reported by the press as it conflicts with their narrative in which bigotry and bigotry-inspired-violence are the exclusive domain of white, heterosexual, Christian males. The protests were aimed at Trudeau, insisting that the hoax, and his gullible swallowing it without waiting for a full investigation, constituted a “hate crime” against them. While I have little sympathy for the protestors, as their claim that they were being scapegoated and discriminated against is ludicrous seeing that the school division, the federal and provincial governments, the leaders of the opposition, and the news media all went out of their way to avoid drawing attention to the fact that the girl had accused one of their ethnicity, there is something deeply satisfying in seeing Trudeau’s coalition fall apart, and its members turn on him.
Now there have been protests on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, just yesterday, but the Asian groups were accompanied by some others labelled “far right” by the MSM:
Hundreds of protesters — including some associated with a pair of far-right groups — rallied on Parliament Hill Sunday afternoon to demand an apology from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The protesters wanted Trudeau to apologize for denouncing an alleged attack last month on an 11-year-old girl in Toronto, who claimed a man tried twice to cut off her hijab as she walked to school.
Toronto police investigated and later concluded the attack did not take place.
We were hurt, we were upset,” said Monica Mong, who was attending Sunday’s rally.The initial reports suggested the alleged attacker was Asian, and Mong told Radio-Canada that Trudeau’s remarks left the Chinese-Canadian community feeling unfairly tarred.
“We want to send a message to society: we are strong, we are united, we are together. We are all Canadians. All Canadian ethnic groups are equal,” she said.
Some of those who protested Sunday wore regalia associated with La Meute, otherwise known as Wolf Pack — a far-right group which believes current immigration and multicultural policies threaten the fabric of Quebec society.
Others were associated with a second group called Storm Alliance, which identifies as “ultranationalist” but also claims to eschew ties to far-right white nationalists.
“We are always treated as extreme right, as racist … and today, it was the best way to show it to the world [that we aren’t],” said Éric Trudel, Storm Alliance’s provincial president, in a French-language interview with Radio-Canada.
“We are with all Canadians, no matter the colour, no matter where they come from.”
Amusing. So-called “far right” types, working together with Asians to protest Trudeau’s lack of an apology…