After a year of investigating, it has become obvious to me that the Canadian environmental movement has been deeply infiltrated by anarchists. Contrary to what one would expect of anarchists, they are incredibly well-organized- on a national scale. They’re also backed (and often financed) by some high-profile people and organizations who have made this infiltration possible.
This article isn’t about the dangers of anarchy- regardless, most of these people can’t be considered to be real anarchists. There are anarchists among them, but most of those who have taken leadership are more connected to Marx & Trotsky than they are to Kropotkin. They’re entryist radicals from the NDP’s socialist community. Entryists operate a lot like evangelist religions- with a violent twist. They send their members to join other organizations- sometimes they will acknowledge where they’re from, more often they won’t. They then work together secretly, using tactics like the Delphi Technique to manipulate the crowd. Then, people who aren’t so easily manipulated are subjected to vicious social (and sometimes physical) violence.
Once the anarcho-socialists have control of an organization, they’ll begin changing policies and morphing it’s focus. One example is how Queers Against Israeli Apartheid have worked so hard to change the face of the Pride festivals in Toronto and Vancouver. Pride was supposed to be all about building unity and solidarity in the GLBT community. By introducing a divisive (and unrelated) issue into the fold, the anarchists have been able to expand their power and influence.
The same thing happened with the Occupy movement. A group of people came together with the intention of searching for solutions for fixing our economic and banking systems. The anarchists came in, secretly manipulated the debate, and the conversation changed from banking & government to violence and identity politics. With all of the division that caused, the anarchists could easily take control.
It’s all part of a well worn pattern that has been going on for many years. The result has been dismal- activist communities are often fractured and divided as a result of their violence. And, as we saw on a large-scale during the Occupy movement, many people who genuinely care about their causes get pushed-aside or they simply give up and walk away.
What’s happening right now in Victoria is an extreme example of the kind of damage that the anarchists can inflict on a community. The anarchists don’t like the people at We Are Change Victoria- they have differing ideas on environmentalism, and most of the people in WAC don’t support the ideas of old-left socialism. So, when the two parties met at Occupy Victoria, they spectacularly clashed.
Here’s where things began to get dirty- you see, anarchists don’t play well with others. Anarchist Tracie Park (a.k.a. Zoe Blunt or Zoe Love) followed the anarchist script and started to label members of WAC as racists. The problem is that she had flimsy evidence that in no way proved her case.
This is less of a problem than you’d think though. The anarchist’s simply blanket the world with their accusations- once they publish them in enough places, people on the outside of the conflict naturally assume they are true. In the case of Victoria, they spread their smears across platforms including the Media Co-Op, Submedia, Scout Magazine, Twitter and Facebook.
Today, Park is taking things to the next level- here, have a look:
What she’s doing here is about as close to stalking as I can imagine. She, and her fellow anarchists, are going to try and crash and interrupt WAC’s meeting. There’s another common pattern I see in this one too (besides the weak racism accusation)- she’s offering free drinks and swag to the people who show up. The anarchists often do this to attract homeless or less fortunate people to their events.
As I’ve been explaining- the anarchists are a problem for all of us, if you disagree with them, they will pull every dirty trick to try and stop you. Not very neighbourly, and not the type of people most activists want to see in their community.
As I’ve been writing this article, a friend pointed out another example of anarchists behaving badly. Anarchist Zach “BannockGate” Ruiter is in the middle of setting up a meeting to discuss actions against a General Electric uranium processing plant here in Toronto. The meeting hasn’t even happened, and the anarchists are already up to their old tricks. Here’s a screenshot from the event’s Facebook page:
Okay now, let’s take some of what we know about the anarchists, and try to guess what their reaction could be. What type of label do you think they’ll try and give this guy – sexist, racist, homophobe?
If you guessed ‘paid agent’ you can pat yourself on the back- you were on the right track. Other choices they could have made would be ‘government agent’ or ‘cop’. You see, the anarchists have very little creativity when it comes to these things.
This isn’t a criticism about socialism or anarchy- it’s about assholery. The anarchist’s bad behaviour is the most valuable tool of the 1% (intentional or not)- they tear apart people who are passionate about very valid causes. Eventually, the organizations they take-over wither and die. The capitalists are laughing all the way to the banker’s convention.
Something needs to change…
You left out misogynist and my personal favourite conspiracy theorist. These are the labels they tried hanging on me when I started asking where all the money from Occupy Toronto went.
They made exactly the same accusations about someone at Occupy Vancouver when he asked about the money too. These guys need some new tricks…
Are you guys forgetting the tired and true “racist” and “sexist” and false accusations of “sexual harrassment” This pretty much sums up their bully tactics when anyone dare question or think for themselves. These people are not Anarchists they are fascists.
These groups have become what they claim to be protesting. They are protesting white supremacists, suposedly, and are using fascist tactics.
Queers Against Israeli Apartheid may be the most insidious of these groups. They are little more than a hate group. And they are doing everything they can to hijack pride parades all over Canada. Many of the people who march with them are not even gay. They are recruited from anti-Israel groups at local universities to march. Do some research and you will see the usual suspect backing this group–Rabble, TMC, etc. The Pride movement has a ton of political power and the anti-Israel movement is looking to co-opt Pride’s political power.
Whenever actual pride organizers try and stop them the Queers Against Israeli Apartheid people shout them down. When they are asked “How come the only country being protested is the only country in that region that respects Gay rights” the Queers Against Israeli Apartheid people shout them down. They claim to support Palestinian gays but Hamas, the elected power in Palestine, is on the record saying the want to make homosexuality a capital crime.
Pride has worked hard to make their event as politically inclusive as possible. All major political parties take part. Julian Fantino, current Conservative MP, would march in the parade when he was chief of police. Thanks to this hate group politicians have become aprehensive about participating. It has even cost Pride money in terms of government funding. Governments tend to not like funding parades that include hate groups.
A lawyer named Martin Gladstone, who has been active in the Pride community, made a documentary about the hijacking:
I could not agree with you more! Thanks for bringing this important topic to light.
THe socialist community like to pretend fascism and socialism are complete opposites. Nothing could be further from the truth. Both have a big government, statist agenda. Both demand strict conformity and non-conformers are targeted and attacked. Both see dissent and free speech as a threat. Fascism includes nationalistic rhetoric whereas socialism uses the rhetoric of class warfare.
Intersting, We Are Change Victoria appears to be an International Third Positionist group – Third Positionists are ideological descendents of the German Strasserists, they try to combine the far left and the far right but basically promote a neo-fascist philosophy. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_position and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_third_position
Some other good posts from the facebook page. I encourage all of you to check it out:
This really is starting to look like a meeting where a collection of people project onto the community the things they believe the community ought to be concerned about. Don’t expect much listening to the things the people in the community are actually concerned about. I would hope that 3/4 of the speakers are prepared to leave after say half and hour so community members themselves are not overwhelmed by what I would expect to be a very large pile of hyperbole.
I had made a post some time ago, and i felt that it was fair, informative, and was fostering good discussion. that post has now been removed.
This discussion is not fair, equal, or understanding. every time someone who actually has some idea about what they are talking about chimes in, you delete their posts.
ignorance breeds ignorance i guess.
I joined this event page because I live in the neighbourhood, I am concerned and I want to learn more. I was hoping to connect with others who live here and have questions/concerns. I have seen some interesting posts but there is too much sarcasm, name-calling, threats and all around obnoxious threads. It is unfortunate because I really do think this group had great potential and there are clearly some awesome people involved. I have been involved in community organizing for most of my adult life and have never experienced anything like this. I would love to hear from others in the community and not finding it here. Please feel free to message me
I had to block Zoe Blunt on facebook for randomly attacking me on a friends page to call me a racist, so none of this surprises me in the least
Why am I not surprised? What led her to start throwing accusations at you? Was there a political or tactical disagreement? The more information we have on their patterns, the easier it will be to deflect them.
Looks like more posts have been deleted from this page. It is hillarious to watch this activistocrat try their BS with regular citizens. No one is buying it. They all see through it. They may not know exactly what Zach’s angle is but they know there is an angle there.