UPDATE: The video was taken down by YouTube for a violation of “hate speech”- this says a lot. Scroll down to the bottom for more updates, and a re-posting of the video.
UPDATE 2: Billy has made an apology today, said it was a moment of weakness. But, looking into his Twitter feed, he seems to have an ongoing theme of anti-Semiticism, and homophobia…
UPDATE 3: The people behind this video are so desperate to suppress the truth that they’re now making false complaints to Vimeo. I will try and put this video up again in the next couple of days.
A group of people from Occupy Toronto setup camp on campus at Ryerson University this weekend and have been using the school’s power and network to live broadcast an 80 hour fundraiser over Livestream. Yesterday they interviewed a well known con artist whose been hurting indigenous communities across the country. That was bad enough- but, on Saturday, things got much worse.
At about 2:45 Saturday afternoon the Livestream camera was handed to a young indigenous man named Billy who says he comes from near the Conawapa Dam in Manitoba. The beginning of his appearance (with Crystal Sinclair of Idle No More Toronto) was unremarkable, typical banter. He later switched to a monologue, blasting violent, racist and anti-Semitic anger into the camera. The highlights included talking about killing CSIS & RCMP Agents, killing white people, and Holocaust denial.
Near the beginning of his monologue Billy explains his view on what indigenous people need to do to get attention for their cause:
“Us Indians have to do something really extreme to get the world’s attention, like forming a Taliban“
Next he explains to CSIS and the RCMP how “your time is coming” and how
“the Indians that you don’t have in the prison systems will be more than enough to take out any motherf##kers that you bring out at us”.
Billy describes how these agencies are “planning the final extermination”, and how the Conawapa Dam in his home territory is part of the plan. Next Gary Wassaykeesic (who was arrested for breaking & entering at the Swamp Line 9 occupation) chimes in saying
“I’ve heard police make that comment, this is our f##king country”.
Billy responds saying:
“Well that’s f##king bulls##t, that cop himself should actually be f##king shot and killed“.
Billy then explains his dismay and how he perceives that people are ignoring indigenous issues saying “Do we Indians have to blow up something? For all this s##t to f##king stop?”. Following up saying “Do you want a war, do you want a war!” and explaining how the RCMP are “getting away with f##king murder in the jail cells”.
He then moves on to discuss his feelings on Jewish people and Israel- explaining:
“I had a Jew, an Israelite, admit to me that what they suffered from Germany was actually f##king NOTHING compared to what us Indians had f##king suffered from the Church, the British, The Portuguese, and the Spanish.”
Next he shifts to what sounds a lot like Holocaust denial saying:
“I f##king laugh at the Holocaust. Seriously, I spit on the f##king Holocaust. The Holocaust was was not a f##king genocide, if it was a genocide they’d all be f##king dead– but, no, they need the f##king Israelites to exist. Hitler was just something else.”
Then Billy begins to talk about his belief that the US military learned what they know from indigenous people including the Marines and the Army. Captain Yarr (a.k.a. Dee Shanger) pointed out that they also learned from Oka and Tecumseh. Billy then explains his belief the US military is brave because of “all your equipment and tools give you your confidence” then following up saying:
“Give me all those f##king equipment and tools and I’ll make you Americans disappear“
After that he starts talking in language that sounds a lot like the rhetoric that comes from con-artist Kevin Annett. He explains that the Vatican “has to be charged as an enemy of mankind”, and that the entire British Royal family must be convicted with genocide. Then he says:
“The moment you send your f##king goons and legal f##king houligans to come after me- that’s the moment I start f##king killing white people. Until I can get a 33rd degree Mason and f##king cut his F##king head and heart off. That’s the kind of warrior I am”
Billy then explains how “my generation of Indians who’s had enough, whose beyond pissed, and has spirit and will give the f##king energy for a true f##king armed resistance”. Captain Yarr interjected to justify Billy’s words saying:
“don’t be scared of the truth…he’s justified to say what he says, right- try and understand that”.
It was right at the point where Billy started talking about killing white people that your humble narrator tuned in to listen. Sitting with UndercoverKity and Lawrence McCurry at a nearby Tim Hortons we were all shocked to hear what he was saying. As a student, Undercoverkity felt obligated under Ryerson’s non-academic code of conduct to report any danger toward “students, staff, faculty or the community”.
Security said that they would come to the Tim Hortons to meet with us and take our report. But, prior to speaking with us, they stopped by the Livestreamers and told them at they need to “tone down their language”. From this point Billy, and the other Livestreamers looked visibly shocked. He immediately began toning down his language and trying to cover-up for the racist hate he’d just finished broadcasting. Security came to us, took our report, and then left after thanking us.
There was a bit of unintentional comic relief at the end of Billy’s broadcast. Sigrid Kneve, a recent graduate of OCAP’s (Ontario Coalition Against Poverty) activist school and an arrestee at the Swamp Line 9 protest, came on the screen and tried to fix Billy’s image after all of the racist hate saying:
“Hi. That’s so good to listen to Billy, he’s such a good kid. He’s so intelligent, caring- he does like to laugh too.”
Billy runs a Facebook page called Deconstructing Genocide, and the content on his page (as demonstrated above) demonstrates his more of his xenophobia and hatred, paranoia, and anger towards white people. After watching his video, and looking at the Facebook page, it appears that Billy has some very serious problems. Listening to his speech about what he wants to do to law enforcement officers, and his justification of terroristic acts, it’s clear that Billy is potentially a very dangerous man.
Ryerson professor Judy Rebick is scheduled to talk on the Livestream tomorrow. It will be interesting to see if she still appears, and if she speaks out about their open promotion of violence, racist hate, and their promotion of con-artist Kevin Annett. To join them tomorrow, and to ignore what’s happened this weekend, would be no different than promoting it herself.
Attempts have been made to contact Ryerson’s media liaisons, and an email has been sent to the university’s president- but, nobody was available on Saturday for comment. I will follow-up with the media liaison team on Monday.
Here’s the video which is now posted on Vimeo. It is in no way intended to promote the ideas said on the video- they’re insane. The public needs to understand the level of radicalization that’s occurring in our country. What’s happening right now is enormously dangerous. These are not a simple band of fools, they’re supported by the activist radical left community at-large. Sigrid Kneve comes from OCAP, an organization responsible for people throwing Molotov cocktails during the Queen’s Park Riot.
The real question has to be asked where the money came from to support two years of Livestreaming. It sounds to me like someone in authority should do an audit of their funds- you’re already half way there, they’ve been broadcasting their bank account number for the past three days…