So, she...on record for calling for the elimination of Islam...supports our glorious mission in Afghanistan to help the Afghan people? Maybe Wendy Sullivan's hoping to be in charge of one the internment camps...
I do appreciate the recognition. (Genuflects)
Let's do some comparative analysis:Right-wing morons -a) Claim to support troopsb) Claim to care about Afghanistan's peoplec) On record as anti-Arab, anti-Muslim bigotsd) On record as nauseating anti-Aboriginal bigots and scumbags.Left-wing humansa) Want troops home safelyb) Don't want Cdn soldiers killing Afghans to support corrupt, puppet governmentc) Not anti-Arab, culturally tolerant, but values completely at odds with "Islamic fascism" (as opposed to right-wingers who make common cause with 'em [homophobic, anti-sex, repressive]d) Ashamed of Canada's treatment of First Nations and understanding of their angerOne could go on, and on. These right-wing people should be pitied, not listened to.
They should be medicated.
All is clear now, and thank you dave for connecting the dots: Wendy Sullivan "supports our troops" because they kill brown people.
Anybody think calling the Embassy and MP or NDP or Liberal Foreign Affairs Critics of their Choice on Monday to ask what this nutbar is doing being linked to by a Canadian Government paid for website is in order?
In what province does Wendy Sullivan, alias RightGirl, live? That's where a human rights complaint should be filed. Normally I don't care much for such actions against stupid speech, but she clearly doesn't give a f**k about how mean and hateful her post is.
From what I gathered, she was claiming to be living in the US, so an HRC against her would not really do anything. Free speech laws in the US would prevent any such action. 1st ammendment holds against such a thing even for non-Americans. However, if she steps foot back in Canada....not that I hold much with Hate Speech laws. I do believe in shunning, mocking and freedom from association stuff. Like making sure that people she's worked with in media are very aware of her thoughts on Aboriginals... and that sort of thing.
PS don't bother the AFN on this... they are useless as an organization unless there is money at the end of it for them... sorry. APTN might be good to contact, and Mitzi Brown who was the native journalist organizer that got Ric Dolphin canned from the Edmonton Sun might be good to get in touch with... She's in Facebook.Some of the Native women's organizations would be good to reach out to, as well as friendship organizations.
there are a lot of people outraged - rightly so - by this. If someone comes up with a way we can co-ordinate our response, please post it. as for pitying these rabid right/wrongs, I don't. They are the enemy, and ignorant by choice. I cannot pity anyone who deliberately embraces ignorance with the sole goal of creating the illusion that this elevates themselves.
I don't hold much faith that hate-propaganda laws (which Wendy Sullivan hasn't really contravened) or human rights complaints will really do anything; the white supremacists have been cunning in co-opting all the mechanisms that deal with minority persecution and turning it around to make it seem they're being persecuted.They can't be shamed; but their associates can. And they deserve it. Freedom of expression is a bitch, eh wingnuts?
The embassy has removed their link to her Canadian Angels page.Here is their reply:Dear Ms (snip)Thank you for your email regarding a post made this week in the blog"Right Wing Girl" and the our article about the Canadian Angels websitefrom a 2006 edition of the Connect2Canada newsletter.Our mention of Canadian Angels was made over a year ago. We have nowremoved that reference to the Canadian Angels site from theConnect2Canada website and newsletter and will not make future referencesto it.Thank you again for your message. We very much value the feedback ofConnect2Canada members.Regards,Bernard EtzingerConnect2Canada teamCanadian Embassy, Washington, DC
That's pretty cool. I'm not a fan of anti-hate laws either. But voluntary shunning, and public expressions of disgust are cool.
I still support hate laws (fuck freedom of speech absolutism...all that does is make sure Ann Coulter has a career in media instead of the one she should have...working at Burger King) but they need to be applied carefully.Good to hear the Connect2Canada distanced itself from the hate-bag, but there's more to this intersection between rightwing militarism, the Conservative Party of Canada and outright racism that needs to be exposed.
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