No doubt Mr. Brown would like to turn over a new page. As it were.
— Jim Maclean (@CrustyMaclean) February 24, 2018
When no less than the Washington Post asked him if it had been right to advocate sexually assaulting Caroline Mulroney, in fact, Bate expressed “no regrets,” quote unquote. The rape “contest” was merely “throwing a pie,” Bate said, and “we hit her.”
And don’t get us started on the Glebe Montessori-cocaine stuff.
Michael Bate’s Frank magazine has so far dodged #MeToo – but NB: he runs a misogynist’s sandbox where harassment of women isn’t just tolerated, it actually culminated in a “contest” advocating the rape of Caroline Mulroney. #onpoli #cdnpoli https://t.co/uIxuPOu9GO
— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) February 10, 2018
Here’s the scene:
We were in a church. There was a choir singing upstairs. People were sitting, quietly, with their kids.
And then the pigs got up on their hind legs and started squealing.
They started squealing and screeching, their little pig eyes all red, about “sharia law” and Muslims “raping” children and the need to “separate the races.”
The pigs looked human, but they weren’t. They were racists and anti-Semites and haters who roughly resembled humans, but weren’t human. They were pigs.
They started in when my wife Lisa stood up to talk about our efforts – along with many others – to fight the neo-Nazi Your Ward News. They started taunting her. She kept her cool, but I was getting a bit mad.
When it came time for Iqra Khalid to speak, the racist pigs started lunging forward. They were in a spit-flecked fury. She was everything they hated the most: a Muslim. A woman. And a Muslim woman with power.
And she wasn’t afraid of them.
We were concerned, however. So Lisa went and stood beside her, as did a young man with the Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church. And MPP Arthur Potts and me stood up, between the pigs and Iqra Khalid.
The Liberal MP said the cops had been called, but they never came in. I, and my pal Joe Warmington,, found that very odd (if you look at the video, you’ll see me taking my jacket off and “getting ready to go” as a Jewish friend said to me – and I was).
Anyway. It was bad. It was really, really bad. A woman being attacked by a bunch of pigs – because she’s a Muslim, and because she opposes bigotry.
In a church. That part I can’t get out of my head, I told her later.
When racist pigs are prepared to do that in a church, they’re prepared to do anything.
It’s been a few years since a hate group jammed a rifle in my chest. Could be an interesting night.
Change of plan: I wasn't going to attend @apottsmpp's terrific anti-racism rally tonight, where @lisakinsella is speaking. But now that an Islamophobic hate group is coming, I'll be there in full Peaky Blinders mode. Could be interesting. #topoli #onpoli https://t.co/s0jQ9elfDn
— Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) February 22, 2018
Judge Patrick Brown by his friends. Says plenty.
And if someone doesn’t take this to the police before the weekend, I’ll be amazed.
Story link is here, and a bit of it is below. Meanwhile, Lisa will be speaking tomorrow night at an anti-hate forum being led by a great leader in the fight against bigotry, Liberal MPP Arthur Potts – more details here.
They know it won’t be easy and expect to be in it for the long haul, but Beach residents Lisa and Warren Kinsella say they’re prepared to do everything they can to put a stop to an extremist newspaper published in the Upper Beach.
During a recent interview, Warren, a lawyer, political consultant, pundit and author who has written extensively about racism for more than three decades, called Your Ward News (YWN) the most hateful publication he’s come across.
“(It’s) unprecedented and it’s right in our neighbourhood,” he said, adding no one should be subjected to it.
“We’re doing everything we can to choke off the air for this neo-Nazi rag.”
His wife, Lisa, a prominent Liberal consultant and commentator, cannot believe the “blatant misogyny” in Your Ward News and how many women feel concerned for their personal safety because of what is written within its pages.
“Your Ward News is not free speech. It is hate propaganda,” she charged. “(Standing up) is the right thing to do.”
The couple, who have a blended family of six children and a grandson, first sprung into action in the spring of 2015 when a copy of the paper arrived at their home.
…about six weeks before he won his party’s leadership.
You can’t make this stuff up.
But, by all means, keep him around as a leadership contender.
On this day in 1965, Malcolm X was murdered, slain in front of his wife and children by the racist and anti-Semitic Nation of Islam.
X is, as friends and family will tell you, a rather big deal to me, on many levels. Among other things, X is the name of the three books I am writing/have written. X is in every room where I work and live. And X is on my arm, literally.
He was truly a giant of a man, and he would have never hesitated to stand up against the racist, criminal Donald Trump. His voice is acutely missing, in these profoundly dark days.
Worth remembering, then:
People who stand for nothing – will fall for anything.