As most of my readers know by now- Rabble.ca is one of the most disgustingly vile publications in all of Canada. They promote G20 vandals as ‘political prisioners’, they publish slanderous lies about people who disagree with the radical left, and they were founded by Judy Rebick- one of the most hideous leaders of Canada’s old-left who has deep connections with the anarchists who have been smashing up our cities.
Rabble often complains that Canada is a ‘dictatorship’ but, the reality is, if this is true, the editors of Rabble would have already been put against a wall and publicly executed- Gangam Style (circa 1950-1953).
This week Rabble outdid themselves for shameless promotion of their fellow old-lefties with their story titled Afghan-Canadians tell the real story behind Remembrance Day protest. Unlike the vast majority of Canadians who were horrified to see people interrupting the soldiers as they mourned their fallen comrades- Rabble didn’t see this as much of a problem. Instead, they used their (vile) platform to help promote two of the people involved.
But, the problem is, the article they posted doesn’t tell the whole story, and it is completely full of shite…
Before I get started, let me say that I feel much empathy for Laila Rashidie & Suraia Sahar. I was never happy with Canada’s participation in the invasion of Afghanistan. Foreign interventions have put their country through hell for many decades now, and there’s no valid excuse for our country’s participation.
That said, there’s no valid excuse for what these two (and their anarchist friends) did on Remembrance Day. This was not a day about promoting the glory of war- it was quite the opposite. The purpose of this ceremony has always been to mourn the deaths of the people who went to war, and to remember the horrors of war so that we don’t repeat them in the future. Many of the veterans who attended that day had friends who died- it’s a very emotional ceremony for them.
I saw the poster at the top of this article a couple of days before Remembrance Day. Considering the content (e.g. Turtle Island) I had a hunch it was connected to Toronto’s anarchists. I forgot about the picture until just now- then, when I began doing some research on what happened that day it suddenly became quite relevant. You see, it was reported in the mainstream media that Rushdie was sharing pictures of that poster on her Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Rabble paints the picture that they were two were innocent and good-hearted people who respectfully went to the ceremony to share their message against the Afghanistan war. But, when you start digging into the situation- they are anything but.
So, who made that poster? Well, the website listed at the bottom of it says that it was created by the “Anti-Colonialist Working Group”. This is interesting, because it establishes a direct link between Rushdie and some of Toronto’s most vile and disgusting anarchists including Julian Ichim (who was also there that day), and a man I refer to as “Flagpole Alex” (who is on-the-run from the police after violently attacking me). It also establishes a connection to Zach Ruiter- the anarchist who’s busy killing the property values of West Toronto residents with his anti GE-Hitatchi uranium protest.
Wow- that’s quite the selection of pro-violence miscreants!
There was one paragraph in Rabble’s article I found to be particularly interesting- and very telling about the attitudes of Rushdie and Sahar. Here, have a quick read:
“This is a settler-colonial society, reinforcing itself through racism, which we witnessed at the Remembrance Day ceremony. This is what explains why a handful of racist, white men screamed in our faces to “go back to your country.””
Oy vey- as usual, Rabble is recklessly throwing around the ‘racism card’ once again! But, I have to totally disagree with this accusation. Yes, it was tasteless that the veterans told them to go back to their own country- but, they were seriously hurt by what happened that day. Regardless, what they said wasn’t about race- it was about culture. And, these two women totally disrespected this country’s culture on one of the most sensitive days on the Canadian calendar.
They had no excuse for what they did, and they totally knew what people’s reaction would be. Personally, as someone who has lived as an immigrant in a number of different countries, I’m totally disgusted by what they did. Regardless of race, if someone moves to another country, and disrespects their traditions on the most sensitive of days, they should expect the same reaction.
This is not, at all, an issue of race- it is a matter of respect. And, the people who interrupted the ceremonies acted with in a completely disrespectful manner. But, that’s to be expected considering the circles they run in. They are closely allied with Toronto’s anarchist community. For example, have a look at what their organization, Afghans for Peace, posted on their Facebook page:
Ah, the Anarchist News- what a surprise! Knowing this, we shouldn’t be surprised how they are connected at the hip with the anarchists. They were co-sponsors of No One Is Illegal’s (NoII) march against Jason Kenney a couple of weeks ago. They were also co-sponsors of NoII’s May Day celebrations, where Sakura Saunders led chants about starting a socialist revolution. Sahar also has mentions of her work in the Socialist Worker newspaper.
So, if you were wondering why Rabble would be promoting them – despite their vile protest last Sunday – wonder no longer. Rabble is like Canada’s version of Pravda- meaning, they support the party line, no matter how ridiculous vile, or disgusting it is. And, in this case, it is all three.
If Rabble had a printed version, I would never imagine insulting canaries by putting this rag at the bottom of their cage…