Tuesday, September 11, 2007

can we call a spade a spade?

I just finished watching the second part of When the Levees Broke. It should really be required viewing, but be warned that watching all four hours straight will require a bottle of anti-depressants. You need to break it up.

Anyway, can we just agree now that the non-response by the government was all about racism? Put the same disaster in Palm Springs or Silicon Valley or Beverley Hills and the result would have been completely different. Poor black people aren't worth helping or saving. It's true, admit it.

This brings me to the real purpose of this post. This whole brouhaha happening with Elections Canada and Harper right now is pretty much the same thing. It's racism plain and simple. Harper may want to call it something else but the fact remains that he is xenophobic. (Racist and xenophobic have two distinct and different definitions but I'm pretty sure he is both.) That people are buying his whole crock of shite is frightening. Kudos to the head of Elections Canada for sticking to his guns. I find it interesting that the Muslim community didn't complain about the voting rules but suddenly it's a big deal. Harper is wagging the dog and the sheep will wag along with him.


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