UPDATE: Harjap just filed another “privacy complaint” with YouTube- if people like him get in any sort of power, the world will be ugly and filled with censorship…
On Friday I got an email from YouTube saying that an individual had made a ‘privacy complaint’ about a video I posted showing clips of an organization called the Native Youth Movement. The video contained two names in it- Harjap Grewal and Harsha Walia- two of the highest profile promoters of political violence in the country. No other names were mentioned in it, so it must have been either Harjap or Harsha who made the complaint.
They’re both leaders at the notorious anarchist revolutionary group called No One Is Illegal (NoII)- an organization notorious for it’s support of political violence and their radicalization of racialized communities. Harjap is also an employee of the Council of Canadians, an organization whose Executive Director has admitted that they were instrumental in enabling the violence that occurred at Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics.
The Native Youth Movement was founded in Winnipeg in 1990 as part of an effort to help guide indigenous youth away from gang violence. In 1995-1996 a chapter was opened in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Unfortunately, it didn’t take very long for the radicals to get involved. In 2006, Harjap became the person who took the money for them:
I’m sure you’re wondering by now why they’d want to censor the video. Well, it’s probably because it doesn’t look very good for Harjap that he was involved with this group. The video includes many clips from the protests against the 2010 Olympics, pictures of masked indigenous protesters carrying guns (including kids), racist hate speech, and classic lines like “take back the land, kill the white man” & “It’s our land, go home”.
Both Harjap & Harsha (they’re a couple) have some pretty messed up views on violence and racialized hate. Harsha is Canada’s highest profile promoter of it- after the Olympics, she put her support for violence on the record in a video recorded debate against Derrick O’Keefe- standing up for the people who smashed up the city. Curiously, NDP MP Libby Davies was in the audience and didn’t say a word to counter Harsha’s madness.
In 2011 Harjap appeared in end:civ, a film by Franklin López based on the teachings of the violent, transphobic end-of-the world cult Deep Green Resistance. Others in the video include militants like Macdonald Stainsby, Zoe Blunt, and Peter Gelderloos. Harjap’s appearance included explaining his views how Gandhi wouldn’t have been successful without other people using violence. Insanity.
This, of course, was all fine and dandy a few years ago when Harjap & Harsha were trying to establish their ‘cred’ as violence promoting revolutionaries. But, today, they’re trying to clean up their act a little and cover up who they really are. After all, now that they’re older, this sort of hate could negatively impact their political and professional ambitions.
Many of us have said and done things in our youth that could look badly on us as in our later years. Respectable people would simply apologize and explain that they had some pretty wild ideas in their youth. This is exactly the opportunity Harsha Walia was given during Occupy Vancouver- but, she steadfastly refused. As Macdonald Stainsby explained to me- “she can’t”. The truth of the matter is that some of their funders and supporters still believe violence is necessary- speak out against it and they’ll lose a lot of support.
This makes them part of the problem…
But, no matter how hard people like Harjap & Harsha try to censor the truth about their promotion of racial violence, it won’t work. Their attempts only make me, and others, even more determined to get the word out- teaching them the meaning of the Streisand Effect.
I’ve re-created the video, this time without Harjap & Harsha’s name on it. I invite all of you to help share this video as far-and-wide as possible- that’ll show ’em…
“Back in the sixties when everybody was either on one side or the other, we used to spend all our time avoiding being on one side or the other, because in that particular game there’s only one side, and any energy that you give to the idea of war, is war, you know. And it’s all war, and the best thing to do is to drop the whole notion.” –Jerry Garcia
The more things change, I guess.
“This video has been removed by the user.
Sorry about that.”
Direct quote from youtube…seems you might be getting the hint? Or just worried because you fucked something up?
I made a mistake, just re-uploaded it again and it’s working now. Sorry for the inconvenience…
I wonder if it is just the angle, but that photo above, with them all in their black bloc garb, they look like adorable little munchkins. Why is it that these people tend to be short? Inquiring minds want to know!
I think the answer to that is obvious… Lol
Well, I think it is worth serious consideration. In my experience many short people expect all sorts of things that are contrary to nature, and they get _very_ huffy if you do not perform as they expect. Further, they tend to believe in double standards. For example, short people are always asking tall people to get things off of the shelves for them, but if a tall person said “hey, I dropped that, you’re closer to the ground, pick it up for me,” I bet the short person gets all uppity.
” After all, now that they’re older, this sort of hate could negatively impact their political and professional ambitions.”
Exactly why I avoid working directly with paid activists, and I’m always suspicious of university student activists, especially after the whole Occupy thing, there’s something about putting yourself totally on the line and then realizing you’re just helping some yuppie future enemy build their c/v. That’s what I like about lower working class people, especially street people, we live a more visceral existence on a day to day level, we haven’t been programmed to think of violence as inherently wrong, and also we don’t get involved in political, social or environmental causes as social activities, we do these things because we’re directly effected by the problems and we want those problems solved, so when they talk about ‘fighting’ for a cause and use phrases like ‘revolution’ and then they say those are just euphemisms for standing around waving signs and chanting silly bullshit so they can look like great organizers and ‘leaders’ on t.v. it feels like a scam. Despite disagreeing with them on a wide range of issues, at least I can respect Wallia, Harjap, etc. for remaining consistent in defending the natural, healthy, aggressive tendencies of politically aware lower working class people despite the pressures of working within an elitist, pseudo-academic sphere still dominated by western middle class pseudo-morality.
“we haven’t been programmed”
Of course you have been—primates like Bonobo monkeys use sex to settle conflicts, and afaik they are as close to us as any other similar mammal:
“The bonobo is popularly known for its high levels of sexual behavior. Sex functions in conflict appeasement, affection, social status, excitement, and stress reduction. It occurs in virtually all partner combinations and in a variety of positions. This is a factor in the lower levels of aggression seen in the bonobo when compared to the common chimpanzee and other apes. Bonobos are perceived to be matriarchal and a male’s rank in the social hierarchy is often determined by his mother’s rank.”
So, it is a question of whether you believe in feminine sexual appeasement or macho warmaking. Which is right, which is wrong? Who’s to say in this topsy-turvy world. Well, I guess I will. I’d rather people started fucking to solve problems than shooting at one another, because, you know, a bit of semen here and there is a lot safer than fucking shrapnel. Oh, but I have just been programmed, right?
“the natural, healthy, aggressive tendencies of politically aware lower working class people”
Aggression is unhealthy. Even physiologically, it is indicative of the production of stress hormones that damage tissues and lower the lifespan. Indeed, and this is very unfortunate, people can become addicted to aggression, addicted to the chemicals that the body releases when one is aggressive. Early theories of schizophrenia focused on the idea of self-intoxication, due both to learning and due to nutritional deficits.
What you call “politically aware” I call malnourished. If we look at history, the march to pacifism comes with better nutrition. Not that we’re simple machines defined by environment, but garbage in, garbage out. Further, as stated above, a lot of these Anarchists are tiny little weaklings who look like they may have been malnourished during their development. I do not think it should be ignored that our troubles here may be predicated of lack of development in a large portion of the population. If that is the case, then it may be futile to try to reason with people who are aggressive due to malnutrition but who sort of enjoy the feeling of being aggressive, who therefore do not _want_ to nourish themselves.
I mean, Daniel, presume I am right, and there were a diet of healthy foods and supplements (Schizophrenia has been treated with niacin) that would remove your blood-lust. Would you take it, or would your love of violence win over? Would you keep yourself malnourished and fighty out of some misguided sense of “solidarity” with other malnourished people?
@Daniel Johnson – I can answer your question directly instead of twisting it around and putting it in a pretzel like Standing Water. Standing Water seems to enjoy making anyone that is critical of the system feel like garbage.
People should be critical of the system because it has failed. The foxes are in charge of the henhouse. The mainstream politicians are lowering our standard of living by hidden taxes, austerity, QE, money printing, allowing banks to get away with everything, wars abroad and so forth.
Standing Water is simply a tool used by Sun News Network. Why else did Grenouf go on there? SNN gets its’ ideas from Fox News. There can only be that explanation. It happened. Standing Water would have us believe that the mainstream politicians are our fault. The same thing goes with mainstream media. Standing Water wants us to atone for our sins when God is not in control of anything. I am atheist and as a result don’t believe in any spiritual being. Standing Water doesn’t act like any religious person I’ve ever met.
He sounds completely judgmental and blames the average poor person instead of the perpetrators who are the bankers, the politicians, the media and the military industrial complex.
The only thing Standing Water does is splice out what is commented and uses that against the person commenting. Sounds as if Standing Water is extremely judgmental, fascistic and blames the person that has been impacted. Why else are there protests in Europe? People are sick and tired of being lied to.
When will Standing Water stand up for the little guy that has lost everything due to the financial crisis of 2007-08? When will Standing Water understand that the mainstream politicians sold off everything prior to 2007-08. There are no family supporting jobs. The young people of the future are not to blame for the fault of elected leaders? We need to point the finger at who is at fault. Enough with God and that religious nonsense. Religion is just a tool for control. The same with mainstream media. The same with mainstream parties.
“We need to point the finger at who is at fault. Enough with God and that religious nonsense. Religion is just a tool for control. The same with mainstream media. The same with mainstream parties.”
“Understand also well that the Devil has now led this nation astray for very many years, and that little loyalty has remained among men, though they spoke well. And too many crimes reigned in the land, and there were never many of men who deliberated about the remedy as eagerly as one should, but daily they piled one evil upon another, and committed injustices and many violations of law all too widely throughout this entire land.
And we have also therefore endured many injuries and insults, and if we shall experience any remedy then we must deserve better of God than we have previously done. For with great deserts we have earned the misery that is upon us, and with truly great deserts we must obtain the remedy from God, if henceforth things are to improve. Lo, we know full well that a great breach of law shall necessitate a great remedy, and a great fire shall necessitate much water, if that fire is to be quenched. And it is also a great necessity for each of men that he henceforth eagerly heed the law of God better than he has done, and justly pay God’s dues. In heathen lands one does not dare withhold little nor much of that which is appointed to the worship of false gods; and we withhold everywhere God’s dues all too often. And in heathen lands one dares not curtail, within or without the temple, anything brought to the false gods and entrusted as an offering. And we have entirely stripped God’s houses of everything fitting, within and without, and God’s servants are everywhere deprived of honor and protection. And some men say that no man dare abuse the servants of false gods in any way among heathen people, just as is now done widely to the servants of God, where Christians ought to observe the law of God and protect the servants of God.” (Sermon of the Wolf to the English)
“Why else are there protests in Europe? People are sick and tired of being lied to.”
Actually, I think the protests are an expression of a sick society divorced from God, that is, Nature. Clearly there is more protest in Europe because Europe has been suffering under unbelief for much longer. Keep in mind that Islam is a heathen religion, a form of demon-worship. At least using this highly advanced metaphorical story, if you must be an atheist and take it as such. The problem I find with most atheists is that they are hypocritical. They want stories about things like “justice” and “fairness”, but they don’t want to allow other sorts of stories about things equally as fantastical. And if you try to suggest that “hey, justice is just as invisible and intangible as God, why do you believe in justice and not in God?” they get all huffy.
“Standing Water wants us to atone for our sins when God is not in control of anything.”
God is in control of everything. And I want to be clear that it is not me thinking myself sinless wanting others to atone for their sins—God sent his son Jesus Christ into the world to save sinners, and that is the salvation preached to me, which I have received, which I will retransmit. So it is because I am a sinner that I was able to receive the gospell, and it is because I want us all, myself included, to atone for our sins, known and unknown, things done and left undone, so that our nation of Canada may become great once again—Canada was at its greatest when we acknowledged the Supremacy of God not merely as an empty phrase in the beginning of our Charter but as a bedrock principle written by the finger of God into our hearts. The real question for today’s youth is why they are so disabled as to be unable to be Christians? After all, any atheist should be able to go to Church and play along—it’s all just Opera, right?
This is what I fundamentally don’t get about atheists/anarchists: they have so many rules, yet they have no coherent ontology for those rules other than vain cliquishness. I guess some short people really loved primary school!
There is a line in the song “It’s our land, go home” and the group they work with is No One Is Illegal. LOL
That is priceless!
Indeed, it just goes to show how hypocritical Harjap & Harsha are. You can’t make this sort of stuff up!
You should ask them which Indigenous Nation they are from and represent lol
The Indigenous Nation of Short People. Everyone knows tall people are aliens!
As I’ve said before about No One Is Illegal- too many Indians, not enough natives at the helm…
Chaos is profitable……