Sunday, July 10, 2005

Clash of the Stereotypes!

Today, the Northern Alliance protested the London Gay Pride parade, and Anti-Racist Action Toronto protested the Northern Alliance. Since this looked like the ultimate example of Having No Dog In This Fight, we went around to see what would happen.

Before beginning let me just say I'm an absolute proponent of freedom of speech, conscience, and peaceful association, and an absolute proponent of the absolute liberty of bigots, whether of the racist or "anti-racist" (i.e., communist) persuasion, to get their jollies yelling at each other as long as no reasonable person is injured or threatened in the process. I stand in solidarity with all people, even the racists and communists with whom I disagree root and branch, in their freedom to loudly express any and all funhouse-warped opinions that have taken hold of their minds. When anti-miscegenists and their flipside communist dupes waste their energy on one another, they have less of it left to bother normal people who don't share their mutually reinforcing neuroses. My attitude is the same as my attitude about the battle of Stalingrad -- may both sides lose.



In the one corner of the ring! Bandanna-clad thugs out to stamp out the unfair bourgeois practice of "school night curfews", invented by racist Nazi Thomas Jefferson to punish slaves and declared a crime against humanity by the Second International! BY ANY MEANS NECASSERY AND NO PASARAN OR WHATEVER BECAUSE I SHOULD BE STUDYING FOR MY GLOBALIZATION EXAM SO NAZI PUNKS FUCK OFF OK!!! AM I DOING IT RIGHT O GHOST OF CHE?!? CAN WE DEPOPULATE THE CITY AND PUT EVERYONE INTO COLLECTIVE MULTIRACIAL TOLERANCE FARMS YET?

Always remember, the icing on the testosterone cake of "fighting racism" is the FIGHTING part.



In the other corner! ... ugh.



"It's a shame they're using the Red Ensign for this," I remarked. A Northern Alliance guy overheard me, and replied "This is what it originally stood for, buddy."

Well, no, actually, under that flag my grandfather shot people who were fighting for a doctrine of racial superiority while "hail"ing each other. Just saying, is all -- again, your freedom of speech and association is as important to me as my own. Look, I even extend it to miseducated children who wave the Hammer and Sickle over the 100,000,000+ victims of communism while yelling about the precious human rights achievement of passing a law forcing everyone to call apples and oranges the same thing.



Northern Alliance guy issues challenge to mayor to declare Straight Pride Day.



All these flags, but nobody wanted to claim the Liberal leaf! Oh, there it is, lonesome, half masted, not part of the action up there on the pension building. If only flags could speak... would it smile, lying low like that, saying "Divide and conquer"?

13 comments:

Ian Scott said...

"Before beginning let me just say I'm an absolute proponent of freedom of speech, conscience, and peaceful association, and an absolute proponent of the absolute liberty of bigots, whether of the racist or "anti-racist" (i.e., communist) persuasion, to get their jollies yelling at each other as long as no reasonable person is injured or threatened in the process. I stand in solidarity with all people, even the racists and communists with whom I disagree root and branch, in their freedom to loudly express any and all funhouse-warped opinions that have taken hold of their minds."

The best. And I'm with you. I want to set up a protest about the misbehaviour of Canadian men towards the Canadian Beaver.

Beaver is lovely. All Beaver should be free. All Beaver should be able to display it's own personal and unique beaver identity.

Andyone who wishes to stop or protest the showing of Canadian Beaver are nincompoops.. and I'll stand up for their right to be nincompoops. I want to give Canadian Beaver the opportunity to go on parade, enjoy a wonderful "Beaver Pride" day in London, Ontario, and see Beaver in all sorts of natural and un-natural (depending on the mind of The Beaver, of course), settings.

Some Beaver probably does not smell so good.. especially when they have spent their time in a dammed of swamp of their own choosing, and haven't had real running water for a while. But, even the smelly Beaver should be able to parade, along with the sweet smelling Canadian Beaver, that has chosen to feel the fast flowing liquids, streams and rivers, to wash it.

We really need a Beaver Parade to show off the Canadian Beaver in all it's forms, tastes, smells, personal likes, dislikes, and even the the playful Canadian Beaver.

Do you know that some Canadian Beaver seem to like their own toys??

And naturually, we should watch the exihibition of Canadian Beaver, chewing on Woodies.. enjoying sucking and chewing woodies, woodies beside rivers, beside lakes, and even woodies that are far up on shore. Amazing what those Canadian Beavers enjoy doing in their spare time.

Canadian Beaver is the best. We really ought to organize a parade for the pride of Canadian Beaver everywhere. The hairy ones from the north country, the ones with the best tail, that can slap hard, the ones with tail so smooth and silky and that moves deliciously through the fluids of water.

let us have a parade where Canadians can show off their beaver! And take pride in great Canadian beaver! Where even true men wear beaver pelts to cover their faces and heads.

Did we mention head? Yes, Canadian Beaver seems to have this wonderful quality about it, regarding male head. Errr.. heads. The warmth.. the comfort.. being able to go out on the street with one's head.. covered in Canadian beaver.

A Canadian Beaver parade is necessary. Canadian men have not done enough to celebrate and show off the amazing Canadian beaver that is available to them. Beaver of such high quality, that the rest of the world wants our beaver.

We have warm beaver, beaver of many colours, beaver that is furry, some beaver that is not so furry, we even have beaver tail,and to many foriegners, this seems like one of those amazing puzzles.. having beaver and tail at the same time.. yet we have it all here in Canada! Beaver and beaver tail! The best, by god.

It's time for an exhibition of Canadian beaver and beaver tail, methinks.

Anonymous said...

So people should be free to work as hard as they can..while collecting public money..to destroy the same freedoms so many died for?

No. Has to be a limit somewhere. What next, Pedophile Pride? Bestiality Day? Or will we just throw up our hands (and lunches) and open the door for every form of perversion and genocidal political system?

Allowing this spread of Marxist cancer is infinitely more dangerous than the threat posed by one small crowd of police-oppressed Confederate leftovers.
End of Times indeed.

Mike said...

Anonymous,

If we're going to go around silencing people, I'd have a hard time choosing where to start:

a) people waving a hammer and sickle they saw in a rock video one time, chanting fifth-generation Marxist slogans in full ignorance of the implications and history of what they mean;

b) people with swastika tattoos sieg heiling each other in full knowledge of the implications and history of what they mean.

As ridiculous and sad as it is to need to have a parade about the kind of sex you happen to enjoy, it's not quite as ridiculous and sad as (a) or (b).

So first we take Berlin and Moscow, before we worry about Manhattan. Or how about we just call the whole thing off and let people show themselves for what they are so the rest of us can judge without the police needlessly getting in the way and confusing the issue.

gm said...

These guys forgot about the Hitler Stalin pact...

gm said...

Ludwig von Mises speaks of the similarities between National Socialists and International Socialists. Writing in 1944 he said:

"The Nazis have not only imitated the Bolshevist tactics of seizing power. They have copied much more. They have imported from Russia the one-party system and the privileged role of this party and its members in public life; the paramount position of the secret police; the organization of affiliated parties abroad which are employed in fighting their domestic governments and in sabotage and espionage, assisted by public funds and the protection of the diplomatic and consular service; the administrative execution and imprisonment of political adversaries; concentration camps; the punishment inflicted on the families of exiles; the methods of propaganda. They have borrowed from the Marxians even such absurdities as the mode of address, party comrade (Parteigenosse), derived from the Marxian comrade (Genosse), and the use of a military terminology for all items of civil and economic life. The question is not in which respects both systems are alike but in which they differ..."

gm said...

The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia by Richard Overy comparing Hitler and Stalin he says:

"But the resemblances are inescapable. Both tyrannies relied on a desperate ideology of do-or-die confrontation. Both were obsessed by battle imagery: 'The dictatorships were military metaphors, founded to fight political war.' And despite the rhetoric about a fate-struggle between socialism and capitalism, the two economic systems converged strongly. Stalin's Russia permitted a substantial private sector, while Nazi Germany became rapidly dominated by state direction and state-owned industries.

Anonymous said...

OH NOES. PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT tTHE WELL-BEING OF HOMOSEXUALS AND TREES AND STUFF. DIRTY COMMIES1!!1!1! We all know that applying 'Marxist' instantly makes it Communist and anti-American and anti-Democracy and GOD BLESS THE TROOPS TIMES INFINITE!!!

Feh. Trying to say today's 'Communists' and today's 'Nazis' are equivalent is like saying today's 'Communists' and today's 'Nazis' are equivalent. Communists, even though they may be ignorant of economics, base their politics on caring about other people. Nazis, even though they may be ignorant of everything, base their politics on hating everyone else.

Mike said...

"Communists, even though they may be ignorant of economics, base their politics on caring about other people. Nazis, even though they may be ignorant of everything, base their politics on hating everyone else."

Both are hateful doctrines. Granted, Nazis are explicitly bloodthirsty and hateful, while communism's bloodthirst and hatred only arise when someone actually starts to implement the ideas for the 56th time and, oops! Was that mountain of skulls there the last time I visited this country?

"The complete collapse of the belief in the attainability of freedom and equality through Marxism has forced Russia to travel the same road towards a totalitarian, purely negative, non-economic society of unfreedom and inequality which Germany has been following. Not that communism and fascism are essentially the same. Fascism is the stage reached after communism has proved an illusion, and it has prove as much an illusion in Stalinist Russia as in pre-Hitler Germany." (Drucker, The End of Economic Man, 1939, p.230)

Hoppe's Theory of Socialism and Capitalism might be of interest.

But in any case the question isn't only of economic ignorance. 100,000,000+ people were murdered by communists in the 20th century. That doesn't count the suffering of their survivors or the hundreds of millions of lives wasted in terror, poverty, enslavement.

You'd think that would encourage people concerned with caring to look somewhere other than a hammer and sickle.

Someone who would stand under a hammer and sickle either

- knows about this stuff and can rationalize away 100,000,000 people because that one rage against the machine song kicks ass, or

- espouses ideas whose bloody and miserable implementation histories are widely available, but which they have never bothered to investigate.

The first would make them equivalent to a Nazi. The second makes them equivalent to a fool.

The despicability of self proclaimed Nazis, people with swastikas, is beyond question. The crimes of the Nazis are better known than those of the communists -- and no one can plead ignorance. They know what they're talking about and that's evil.

On the other hand I do allow a mitigating ignorance defence to children who never had Teacher or Jello Biafra tell them about Kolyma and who are now too busy organizing shouting matches to read books.

If the ARA goons were truly any threat to Canadian society, they would already have slightly repackaged their ideas and dropped the punk rock fashion accessories and gone to work for the Liberal Party.

Mike said...

With regard to the main event, the overriding absurdity was something like:

Stimulus: Tens of millions were murdered under the system represented by that symbol.
Response:

Statement: Marriage is between one man and one woman.
ResponseBack, uncaring, inhuman monster! What pit of ignorance and malice produced thee!

Mike said...

"Trying to say today's 'Communists' and today's 'Nazis' are equivalent is like saying today's 'Communists' and today's 'Nazis' are equivalent."

No one can argue against that.

gm said...

Hello, what the hells the difference between National Socialism and International Socialism.
See Karl Marx: "On the Jewish question".

"We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness; only power, pure power. What pure power means you will learn presently."

From the novel, 1984, by George Orwell

Billy-Bob said...

Interesting that you should think that all Marxists are all hellbent on foisting a totalitarian one party state on everyone. If I said that all capitalists are blood thirsty Pinochet (and pretty much any CIA backed military dictatorship you could care to mention) clones then I'm sure you'd say I was a country mile wide of the mark an' all.

You say that communism killed over a hundred million people, maybe you're forgetting the running death toll of capitalism? Millions have died, and many more millions will continue to die because their existance is not profitable (see drug companies declaring they don't want to find the cure for AIDS as there is no profitable market for it).

I can only presume being brought up in a country that glorifies the right to the freedom to exploit has made you blind to this. Either that or you are deliberately being stupid.

Mike said...

"You say that communism killed over a hundred million people..."

I know that a retreat into polylogism helps to wash away all the blood like Yezhov's sluices, but it's not just "me" "saying" this.

Do you dispute this figure?