But it’s not JUST a war on women. It’s on everyone who isn’t overflowing with entitlements, and it’s largely being waged by white men, who seek to perpetuate male and white supremacy.
You are either actively on the side of the oppressed, or the oppressor. And if you’re silent, you’re with the oppressor.
Let’s up our game for justice and dignity:
“Last night, as the news swarmed online, a friend texted me: ‘There’s a war out there against us.’
“I think she’s right. I think there is a war. I think we’ve been fighting it for some time. I think it’s reached a breaking point.
“This war is not about men and women. This war is about those who believe people of all races, cultures, sexes, genders, classes, and religions deserve kindness and respect, and those who don’t. We have to speak out, for ourselves and for each other.”
I so hope you had a wonderful Indigenous Peoples’ Day yesterday!
In “America” there is a movement to replace the systemically racist Columbus Day. It’s spreading briskly; soon it may reach the 100th Monkey and spread across Turtle Island.
In Canada, we had Thanksgiving Day, for all the cornucopia reasons you can think of.
But as thinking citizens and all around justice-seeking individuals, we all have a role to play in leading our leaders into the pristine pastures of a richer community with greater reconciliation and cultural peace.
And please, let’s not let “America” beat us to the closer-to-utopia place of eradicating systemic racism. Let’s put on our toques, re-tape our hockey sticks and fix Thanksgiving.
And while we’re at it, let’s help Edmonton change their football Eskimos name. Here are some simple tactics to get that done!
And on the way, check out all the “American” places that are ahead of most of “Canada” with Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Columbus Day is Institutionalized Racism
Yesterday morning I took this picture of racist graffiti on a bus shelter ad on Kingsway at Kilarney.
“No Muslims” scrawled with no irony when you read the actual ad.
This is NOT my Canada, NOT my East Van!