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Sunday, November 26, 2006

The Anti-Semites are up Early This Sunday!

My latest, at the Star.

And here's the first email of the day about it, sent pre-dawn:

"There is no convincing reason any (...) group deserves exceptional
status." Except for the Jews, perhaps?

I didn't realize the Jewish community had special status in Canada. And since I'm a member of the World Jewish Conspiracy, you'd figure I'd know that.

Cross-posted at Wonkitties.

Posted by wonkitties on November 26, 2006 in Canadian Politics | Permalink


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I suspect your emailer was referring to the global situation, not to Canada. Because from a global perspective, jews certainly has a special status, for good and for bad.

Posted by: Johan i Kanada | 2006-11-26 9:28:54 AM

As the left wing in this country, both government and their crazed followers, now accept Anti-Semitism, as well as Anti-Americanism as a normal "Canadian Value", and one that is now actively taught in our wonderful academia, and not to be questioned, why would you be surprised?

Posted by: deepblue | 2006-11-26 9:48:18 AM

If I may speculate for a moment.

Stephen Harper is more than a tad pragmatic in my view and I also believe he is more of a Libertarian than a conservative. There is a lot of overlap in those two positions so they can and do work together.

I believe Harper is also a realist as many on the right side of politics are.

Anyone knows anything about Canada knows that Quebec is never going to be a productive, cooperative member of our country. They are too costly in many ways not the least, due to their heavy socialist philosophy that everything should be paid for by someone else.

Demographically they are on the wane and that is good, but for the immigrants that are filling in for their very low birth rates. Those non-Canadians will be even worse to deal with and are prone to side with the terrorists who are now threatening us globally.

I think Harper is phasing them out. I think he knows this is a situation that will become less and less tenable as time goes by and the world become even more complex in it's relationships.

First we call a spade a spade. Quebecers are very different than the rest of us and now we have agreed to accept that as actual and political fact.

Next they will try to build on this admission by stating that "if we are truly a nation then blah blah ... prove it by allowing us this much more autonomy etc etc".

Pretty soon the final parting of ways will be negotiated sans big emotional blood letting that would have inevitably followed a parting after a hard fought referendum.

Clearly Harper knows that they way to get rid of this wart on our collective assess is to phase them out gently.

Only when we are rid of Quebec can we become a normally functioning country where all players are interested in at least a measure of fair play with common interests.

Since I am a big fan of this process ... allow me to say "Go Quebec Go".

Posted by: Duke | 2006-11-26 10:06:10 AM

"If Quebec separates, make them take Toronto"

Bumper sticker seen in Vancouver circa 1995.

Posted by: greenmamba | 2006-11-26 10:43:06 AM

In historic fact Jews have had a special status in British North America, since the American Revolution
-many Jews fled to the British Colonies in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as well as Upper and Lower Canada
- Jews were among the founders of the NS Liberal Party in 1841, and had arrived in Halifax (the only City in North America founded by Royal Warrant) in 1749. The early days of the Conservative Party in Canada counted many Jews as members. From our perspective today in our Group of companies we are totally committed to the State of Israel and have been for decades. Deep Blue is absolutely right in his interpretation of Canadian Academia circa 2006, which is particularly focused in schools like Ryerson and
Kings College, Halifax NS, sad by true. MacLeod

Posted by: Jack MacLeod | 2006-11-26 11:15:10 AM

Oh, we are all so very happy in our little sweet loving Canada.

As a Jew, with that so-called, "special status" I am not certain I know what that means.

If it means being treated in a special way, then of course, that makes perfect sense, in relation to the history of the persecution of the Jews.

Somehow, I don't believe that persecution is what they intended to say, when it comes to being treated with "special status".

Or maybe it has something to do with being the "chosen people".

Why us?

Or perhaps it is the islamic militant, islamofacist version, where they have said they will go everywhere and kill all Jews. Sounds like they have a special mission, and I would rather not be a part of it, thank you very much. Could they keep their religious deliusions to themselves please? Or perhaps it will mean that first they come for the Saturday people, and then they come for the Sunday people, because they call us all the people of the book.

Their book, of course.

And, while they are practising their religious delussions, dragging the so-called other Muslims, down the road to perdition and self destruction, and their version of the apocalypse (yes, they have their version, where they conquer everyone and take rulership of the world, muhahahahaha!...)and calling us special, what it is they are really saying, is that they are supreme, they are special, and they will only say and think about their rights to their religion, and everything that that entails.

Somehow, I do not believe that when Trudeau and his silly band of village idiots wrote our charter, that what they had in mind, as the spirit of respecting all religions equally, was that in so doing, that a religion would be protected, to apply all it believes, to the destruction of all others?

I believe that all he and his silly band of village idiots had in mind, was that everyone could work and go to their respective religious thing, for their one hour, or three whatever it took, once a week, and shut-up-about-it, the rest of the time, so we could all be happy, in our little Canada.

You know, no matter what the book says, I am not too happy about anyone getting special status. We have Canadian law, and thank the almighty, that we get to apply all that equally to all people. No one has special status under the law. No, not even us people, who have been asked (not with our concent might I add) to be the beacon of light unto the world (grumble)when it is really much more fun to dress up like May West, and dance in Las Vegas, and paint our nails in scarlet red, while calling all our gentlemen, our sweet darlings.... (sigh) should have special status in the world.

We are one nation, this country of ours, no matter how people exercise their rights.

And people, with all due respect to whatever religion and values we hold, there are people out there, who are gaining the hearts and minds of fools, who would do all manner of evil to us all.

They come for the Saturday people first, but it is not going to end there. Those are not my words, those are their words. And, if you do not believe me, then look at the following video, made by a conservative, who is asking all the right questions, the same as we all are.


It is time for all of us, All Christians, all Jews, all Muslims, all Hindus, all Budhists, all Sikhs, all atheists, all people in Canada, to wake up, and realize that what some say is the debate on the grounds of skin colour, or sex, or age, or language, or whatever other demographic we have recognized in our charter, has nothing on what we are all facing.

I have never asked anyone here, to do anything. But I am asking you, if you have not already, to wake up.

And, I ask another thing, that you help others to wake up as well.

Sure, it is nicer to stay aseelp, and deny, but we have no time for sweet denial....

See the video. Don't believe what I say, if you don't want to believe this Jewish Lady. Just please look, and see the evidence, and decide for yourselves.

Posted by: Lady | 2006-11-26 12:56:03 PM

Kate, at sda, said what I have been thinking since the last Quebec referendum; it went along the line of this - go, stay, become invisable, now, what shall I make for dinner?
I have to agree with deepblue re: anti Semetism and anti Americanism - the msm and the LiberanosDippers are trying to like our friends to the south, though, since they elected themselves a more socialist congress and senate. Up until very recently the msm supported Jewish 'intellects', then the wimpy leftests watched the Six Day war unfold (with horror and squimish denial) when they realized that Isreal knew how to fight, 'they' changed their tune.
The lefty crowd identifies with anyone who can't do anything on their own, needs perpectual 'help', does not own property, does not own or operate a weapon (or know how to operate anything beyond a tiny toyota car)) of self defense.
So out of touch with reality...pathetic, really...now, for dinner? Tofu and dandilion greens, a 35 below dinner for dummies? Not in my house!

Posted by: jema54j | 2006-11-26 4:31:19 PM

Bumper sticker....."Yeah, yeah, you're special Quebec....enough already."

Posted by: anonymous | 2006-11-26 5:27:05 PM

Wanting Quebec to "go" is one thing. Problem is that if Quebec "goes", there should be about 3 million Canadians who happen to live io the Province of Quebec, who want to stay part of Canada. Three million citizens who will be forced to "go" along with the rest of the separatists. And 3 million is a conservative estimate.

Posted by: Nothing New Under the Sun | 2006-11-26 10:06:48 PM

Only those asleep, especially Jews, would not be aware that anti-semitism has even surpassed that of the nazis, especially in how it has gone global. It is now present in countries that never have had Jews. It is cultivated and exported in the Islamist world, especially with money from Saudi Arabia, and is as much at home with the Left as with the extreme neo-nazi right.

One of the most informative books on how this type of Islam has spread throughout the world that I've found is "Princes of Darkness: The Saudi Assault on the West" by Laurent Murawiec. He wrote and published it in French in 2003 and the English translation came out in 2005. I especially appreciated his non-partisan approach to the matter, as he goes after the guilty no matter what their political affiliation.

From my personal experience I find those inflicted with this hatred to be beyond the reach of reason. They are so blinded by their hatred that they refuse and reject fact. For example those who continue to claim that the Jews were responsible for 9/11 and that no Jews were killed simply dismiss all evidence of the contrary. Again how many times have I seen the same type claim that a politician, media mogul, etc. that they hate is actually a Jew.

So I must admit that I no longer attempt to reason with such people, as sad as it is, because experience has taught me that it is a waste of time. I am referring to these hardcore cases which sadly includes most Muslims today - not all but most.

Posted by: Alain | 2006-11-26 10:11:41 PM

Canadian political attitudes towards Jewish Immigration changed drastically after Hitler came cto power in Germany. In 1939 the Vessel St. Louis carrying about 1,000 jews fleeing persecution by the Nazis was refused permission to dock in Halifax NS
by the Liberal government of MacKenzie King, the ship eventually had to return to Europe. Although over 50,000 Jews immigrated to Canada after WWII, anti semitism and anti Israeli attitudes exist in Federal government agencies in particular in External Affairs which my partners and I have seen first hand as recently as 2004. Stephen Harper has the opportunity to clean house in Ottawa. Removing that fool Peter MacKay would be the first postitive step. MacKay is completly out of his depth and should hve a portfolio where he can stare off in space all day. MacLeod

Posted by: Jack MacLeod | 2006-11-27 5:39:43 AM

"Wanting Quebec to "go" is one thing. Problem is that if Quebec "goes", there should be about 3 million Canadians who happen to live io the Province of Quebec, who want to stay part of Canada. Three million citizens who will be forced to "go" along with the rest of the separatists. And 3 million is a conservative estimate".
Posted by: Nothing New Under the Sun

NNUS: You make a very good point but remember what was stated after the Quebec Cree referendum .... "If Canada is divisible, so is Quebec". In other words, if there is an amicable parting of the way between Quebec and Canada, then Quebec must be duty bound to honour the same terms and agreements to the citizens of Quebec who either want their own independence or wish to remain Canadian.

I suppose I could be very crass and state "Three million? That's a cheap price to be rid of the Quebec ingrates. But I won't be that crass and I'm already sorry I said it.

Posted by: BCer | 2006-11-27 11:34:23 AM

"Only those asleep, especially Jews, would not be aware that anti-semitism has even surpassed that of the nazis, especially in how it has gone global."

If it's so bad, even beyond that perpetrated by the Nazis, why do Jews continue to live amongst the evil, vile goyim?

Posted by: DJ | 2006-11-27 11:51:35 AM

DJ wrote: If it's so bad, even beyond that perpetrated by the Nazis, why do Jews continue to live amongst the evil, vile goyim?

And continue to accept aid, especially from the US to the tune of about $3-$5 billion per year.

Posted by: No Spin Zone | 2006-11-27 12:37:07 PM

Looks like MP Michael Chong Minister for Sports or Whatever is going to quit Uncle Stephen Harper's Cabinet, another Country Bumpkin bites the dust. Tough to be a Goyim when the bullets are flying!
- I suggest he be replaced by Garth Turner, terrific
guy, friend of the under dog and over dog. MacLeod

Posted by: Jack MacLeod | 2006-11-27 1:33:06 PM

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