Weekly Updates

Far Right Week In Review, February 16 To February 22

Friday, February 16

More on the bitter infighting between Action4Canada, A4C’s lawyer Rocco Galati and their opponents within the “Freedom Movement”. Rocco appears to be about to lose his house. A4C’s revenues have been cut in half. This is a major bloodbath within the antivaxxers, and appears to be doing significant damage to one of the most important organizations the movement has produced. https://www.freepolitik.com/p/a-small-mob-of-military-style-agitators?r=1h0d6r&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&fbclid=IwAR24UQRXGtaA58xfecPVrNY3yJZNyEqr82jq6zX46jTCjsN4MejPfY7jKMs

The far right is sensing that widespread opposition to the NDP’s proposed changes to the Land Act presents them with a significant opportunity to attack the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous people. (Update, the NDP tucked tail and bailed: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/first-nations-leaders-disgusted-that-opposition-derailed-proposed-bc-land-act-amendments-1.6779515 )

“Who keeps us safe? We keep us safe!” Ottawa shows how it’s done. https://x.com/HorizonOttawa/status/1758521878866522432?s=20

At the World Government Summit 2024 less than a week ago, “Tucker Carlson, when asked about Alexei Navalny, opposition leaders and journalists in Russia [told his interviewer “Every leader kills people. Some kill more than others. Leadership requires killing people.”

Saturday, February 17

50,000 reported out in the streets of Budapest against Viktor Orban. https://x.com/front_ukrainian/status/1758819850695176365?s=20

Ottawa cops suck. Friends of the Convoy. https://x.com/iroguerobot/status/1758628236823498769?s=20  Enemies of Palestine. https://x.com/SamHersh01/status/1758625108422193467?s=20

New Brunswick Conservative candidate claims province sent police armed with automatic weapons to enforce Covid restrictions. https://x.com/shawnrouse/status/1758310036600729689?s=20

Despite that, Higgs is still standing by Faytene. https://x.com/ElizabethWeir2/status/1758557918482342310?s=20

Politically weaponized transphobia > online hate > real life consequences. https://x.com/Garnet_2203/status/1760290853648470445?s=20

Sunday, February 18

Last week saw an antivaxx protest in Victoria targeting the premiere of a film about Bonnie Henry. About 30 antivaxxers travelled from the lower mainland to harass the event. Victoria police were in attendance due to their aggressiveness.

One of the attendees was Gordon Watson. “People don’t like [Bonnie Henry]. A lot of people really hate her. I mean, I’ll tell you, one lady I know who’s a seasoned lawyer and a mature personality, and she says ‘I’d like to see her hang’.” Watson is a Christian fundamentalist with a long string of convictions for contempt of court, assault and aggravated assault.

More recently he’s moved on from anti-abortion activism. He now organizes meetings around Victoria for Canada’s most prominent neo-Nazi Paul Fromm. https://www.saanichnews.com/news/holocaust-denier-leads-meeting-in-sidney-264556

Monday, February 19

It looks like the Fraser Institute is getting on board with the far right’s campaign against UNDRIP and any form of indigenous rights. Opposition to the NDP’s Land Act amendments is just the tip of a very large and very racist iceberg

Part of that iceberg is their argument that residential schools weren’t so bad after all. https://x.com/drex/status/1760035541016617014?s=20

The Flu Trux Klan have a friend in the Ottawa Police. https://www.convoywatch.ca/p/ottawa-police-dazzled-by-urban-fireworks

The covidiots in Ottawa assault a woman and the police stand by then arrest victim. https://x.com/TonyYvce/status/1759584759435477039?s=20

The queer-phobes in Abbotsford assault a woman and the police stand by. https://x.com/TrumpDownfall/status/1759403184202879451?s=20

Chris Carbert is one of the Coutts 4 still in custody awaiting trial on charges of conspiring to murder police officers. Two of his co-accused copped plea deals, and Carbert appears worried their testimony for the Crown may get him in deep shit. https://x.com/milly72810023/status/1759450385880641700?s=20

Tuesday, February 20

Poilievre – pimping transphobia for votes. https://x.com/atRachelGilmore/status/1760375517067239437?s=20

Ottawa police learned nothing from the convoy. That, or they’re complicit. https://x.com/ctvottawa/status/1760424633252159575?s=20

Jamil Jivani is the Conservative candidate in the Durham byelection, and a faithful representation of Pierre Poilievre’s politics. That’s why he got fired from his day job. https://twitter.com/DavidHamer_1951/status/1759699446051287137/photo/1

Here’s Canadian insurrectionist Mike Roman. https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2023/09/06/Mike-Roman-Canadian-Ties/
People, people, can’t you see? Gaza has nowhere to flee. https://x.com/abierkhatib/status/1758519211708571806?s=20

Sneakers are just the latest in a long line of fine products... https://x.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1759319295761199222?s=20

Rebel News, still unspeakable. https://x.com/deonandan/status/1758572163840274589?s=20

Our local transphobes try to link up with their U.S. counterparts at every opportunity. Here, Ronnie Herman interviewing Moms4Liberty.

Wednesday, February 21

The Conservative Party of BC will be running on a rabidly anti-trans program this fall. Despite that, their candidates can expect to be under a lot of pressure from the transphobe movement to take even more extreme positions.

Speaking of extreme positions, in its long march to Gilead, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that embryos are people, citing the Old Testament -- “We believe that each human being, from the moment of conception, is made in the image of God, created by Him to reflect His likeness. It is as if the People of Alabama took what was spoken of the prophet Jeremiah and applied it to every unborn person in this state: ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, Before you were born I sanctified you.’ Jeremiah 1:5 (NKJV 1982),” the opinion read.” https://newrepublic.com/post/179122/alabama-supreme-court-bible-embryo-ruling-ivf

Ignoring the fact that you can freeze embryos but you can’t freeze babies, the court’s chief justice declared “the theologically based view if the sanctity of life adopted by the People of Alabama encompasses the following: (1) God made every person in His image; (2) each person therefore has a value that far exceeds the ability of human beings to calculate; and (3) human life cannot be destroyed without incurring the wrath of a holy God, who views the destruction of His image as an affront to Himself.” https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2024/02/21/us/alabama-supreme-court-embryo-ruling.html

Despite this Godly sentiment, the state of Alabama does not require a jury to be unanimous in order to impose a death penalty; it executed two inmates last year; there are another 167 on death row. https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/facts-and-research/dpic-reports/dpic-year-end-reports/the-death-penalty-in-2023-year-end-report

Thursday, February 22

W. Brett Wilson’s an investment banker. In 2018, Wilson produced a series of tweets describing anti-pipeline activists as "slimy bastards," calling for them to be hanged for "treason". CBC Calgary decided against using Wilson as a future commentator because of these comments. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Brett_Wilson

Brett also likes white supremacists like Tucker. He helped organize his visit to Alberta. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/tucker-carlson-danielle-smith-calgary-analysis-1.7094117

Teachers are being targeted by the anti-SOGI crowd. https://www.vernonmorningstar.com/local-news/students-are-worth-it-bc-teachers-stand-by-sogi-amid-threats-7320270

While in office Donald Trump systematically (and often illegally) dismantled what little gun control there is in the U.S. https://democracyforward.org/work/sidebar-trump-done-guns-lot/

Just not at Mar-A-Lago. https://x.com/TristanSnell/status/1760493854564741422?s=20 

The Long Read – The sheer scope of grifting within the “Freedom Movement” is truly breathtaking. Predators eating bullies. https://canucklaw.ca/covid-hoax-grifters/?fbclid=IwAR2fF3xEok-hsIv47riwFUaGIfM8wwUpVlQcDXezwhh_iN_e10Afe2JdRcc

Tweet of the week -- https://x.com/ActualCorn/status/1758644336323874827?s=20

Deepfake of the week – Photoshop Poilievre https://x.com/professorsan/status/1759803611243032720?s=20
Meme of the week --https://x.com/TomStDenis2/status/1760414818073255982?s=20

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Christian-Nazi-Conservative candidate in Hampton-Fundy-St. Martins but were too repelled to ask (Subtitle – What does it mean when a provincial premier makes an ally of someone like this?) https://twitter.com/shawnrouse/status/1759630937921290717

Coming Events --
March 9 – Stand United rears its ugly head again, organizing a nationwide anti-media demo. In Vancouver it’s targeting CTV. https://x.com/atRachelGilmore/status/1744733058312675586?s=20 

March 19 – New Ontario convoy planning to occupy police stations. Good luck with that.



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