I see a lot of disturbing videos in my research. Today I saw one of the more disturbing videos I’ve seen in a while- it’s always a challenge observing people in positions of power supporting violent anarchists. The first time I saw this phenomenon it blew my mind- how could Vancouver’s David Eby, a candidate for MLA even conceive it was a good idea to not report what he knew before the violence at the 2010 Olympics?
I’ve seen many more since then. There’s Ryerson professor Judy Rebick, who spends more time supporting Canada’s pro-violence anarchists than most any of their high-profile supporters. York professor David McNally is in so deep with the anarchists that he credited many of them in one of his books. There are high-profile organizations supporting the anarchists too- CUPE, the Council of Canadians, the Ontario Federation of Labour, and the CAW come to mind. And, there are publications like NOW Toronto and the Toronto Star…
Somehow, in Canada, these high-profile people and organizations have been able to get away with assisting violent anarchists. Well, today, we introduce a new high-profile anarchist apologist- Dr. Jim Deutsche from the University of Toronto. He’s a radical, involved with several local activist groups and has previously given anti-Israeli speeches.
Today I found a video posted by Zach Ruiter- the anarchist who has been leading the demonstrations against West Toronto’s GE-Hitachi uranium processing plant. Deutsch made some great arguments about potential health issues due to the plant- he was doing an excellent job until the end of the video. Then, he gets all apologetic for the Black Bloc damage at the G20- trying to deflect the attention Ruiter’s had due to his anarchist comrades & tactics.
The problem is that what he said was totally transparent. He was standing beside Ruiter, the guy who made a film defending one of vandals at the G20- it was that infamous video where Sakura Saunders said “all he did was kick the door of a cop car!”
This was a massive fail on the part of Dr Deutsch. It also further exposes the problems at the University of Toronto. You see, many of the city’s anarchists are there- particularly those involved with the CUPE 3902. In fact, the UofT’s Heart House Graduate Student Union building is a major meeting place for the anarchists. Let’s not forget the problems at the UofT’s OISE teacher’s college.
Deutsche needs to take a good look inside himself and realize that he’s supporting people who have been terrorizing our city- he needs to stop. It astounds me to see someone being paid out of the government purse supporting this kind of nonsense. If ever there were an argument against tenure, it’s this guy.
Here’s the video…