Half of Canadians Want Refugees Deported


bluebyrd35
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#571
Quote: Originally Posted by spilledthebeer View Post

Actually Canada has NOT always had an open door policy for immigrants and refugees. The colony of new France was set up 2 years before the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock- and by the time of the American Revolution the population of New France was 60,000 and population of United States was 2.5 million-including slaves......the discrepancy due largely to Cdn govt wanting to limit the ethnic friction and wild gun play occurring in United States. Cdn writer Pierre Berton said it best when he pointed out: in the U.S. the people came first and the law came later but in Canada, the law went first and the people were allowed in afterwards. Cdn govt wanted NOTHING to do with the sort of stuff shown in the movie Gangs of New York!

Any student of Cdn history will know that the only reason Canada allowed in Eastern Europeans is because British farmers had no idea how to survive on the prairies. Govt guessed correctly that the Slavic `aliens` they decided to allow in would never have much loyalty to Britain but their bond with Canada and their land would be like iron- isnt it nice the govt was right!

Slavic peoples are like us-the same sort of Christian values and the same faith in our democratic and economic system. They integrated quite smoothly once they were given a fair chance. They had the usual sentimental nostalgia for the old country but they did not try to forge alliances with the likes of HezzBollah and Taliban!

All we can be sure of with modern Muslim immigrants is that they may not make us change our ways by force.....the majority of Muslims seem willing to build up their numbers until they have the votes necessary to RE-WRITE about half our constitution!

Those people who came here in the 19th century enacted a blending of like minded people. The Muslim is a colonization effort that looks a lot like a from of CANCER and it will kill us if it gets too strong!

Self preservation is not racism! And if we are all- as LIE-berals insist- such a racist lot then why are so many non whites struggling to join us here? LIE-berals NEVER discuss such points as this!

When you say self-resevation comes first ........how does that line up with, life without the benefits we now enjoy without enough working tax-payers to support them?
We need immigrants to simply maintain our population these days. It has nothing to do with Racism

Racism is when you eliminate whole groups of persons because of a few who are fanatics. Do you not have enough confidence in our country's immigration system to trust our officials to choose who will make a good Canadian citizen?? Have they really done such a terrible job? After all those who came over our borders were taken into custody by the RCMP directly and will go through the system as others have done. Remember also ......many of those were persons who were already investigated and were accepted by the US. Fear drove them.....just like it probably drove them out of their home country.

Racism is when one country exploits the cheap labour of a neighbor but wants to make that neighbor build a wall so those doing the cheap labour will not contaminate the home country!!

Racism is when all members of a religion are judged by the actions of a sect of terrorists. After all the Muslim koran is quite close to the Christian Bible . In both books, women, lepers are seen as less than human, and unbelievers should be killed!! The difference is, in Canada, government laws concerning "killing" unbelievers and how women must be treated come before religious law!! Our laws treat only the offenders as criminals.

We still have religious groups in this country who treat women as sex slaves .....Just recently a Mormon leader was jailed for having 70 (no less) wives. Some as young as 11 and 12. They have circumvented the laws for many years. We have crooks, killers, wife beaters,child molesters in our old stock Canadians. Racists discriminate against all Christians, Jews, or Muslims or against all Syrians, Israelites or Germans because of a specific Sect, terrorist, killer, child molester. That is the difference!! That is racism. So. tell me again now why we should consider judging all Muslims as risky because of a sect of terrorists??

Must we ban all Christians because many killers child molesters, thieves were/are practitioners? Why non-whites are struggling to" join us" is beyond me as our treatment of our natives (who are mostly non-white) is and has been really horrible!! Not sure if it is two suicides a day or a week amongst their teens right now.

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Fake News

Ah so fake news is when it interferes with your belief and has very little to do with truth.
 
JLM
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#572
Quote: Originally Posted by bluebyrd35 View Post

When you say self-resevation comes first ........how does that line up with, life without the benefits we now enjoy without enough working tax-payers to support them?
We need immigrants to simply maintain our population these days. It has nothing to do with Racism


That's all well and good AFTER our own population is fully employed and living a decent life style and can afford the necessities of a decent life. I've got really no idea of what the exact number is but I think I can safely say there is a hundred thousand of our own indigenous people living a life of squalor and hopelessness. Let's get them up to snuff and THEN bring in a few refugees!
 
bluebyrd35
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#573
So...you assume that this indigenous problem can be solved in the next few years?? I assume you really feel the present government can solve a problem that every government has grappled with since confederation. In a way it has.....By admitting through immigration the families and individuals who are able to pass Canada's immigration procedure.

How many taxpayers will it take to support the retirees, PLUS the more than hundred thousand indigenous needy?? And the latter are needy in so many areas, that simply throwing money at the problem won't work. Special medical, educational, housing programs are desperately needed...NOW.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/topic/The-boomer-shift
 
Johnnny
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#574
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spilledthebeer
#575
Quote: Originally Posted by bluebyrd35 View Post

When you say self-resevation comes first ........how does that line up with, life without the benefits we now enjoy without enough working tax-payers to support them?
We need immigrants to simply maintain our population these days. It has nothing to do with Racism

Racism is when you eliminate whole groups of persons because of a few who are fanatics. Do you not have enough confidence in our country's immigration system to trust our officials to choose who will make a good Canadian citizen?? Have they really done such a terrible job? After all those who came over our borders were taken into custody by the RCMP directly and will go through the system as others have done. Remember also ......many of those were persons who were already investigated and were accepted by the US. Fear drove them.....just like it probably drove them out of their home country.

Racism is when one country exploits the cheap labour of a neighbor but wants to make that neighbor build a wall so those doing the cheap labour will not contaminate the home country!!

Racism is when all members of a religion are judged by the actions of a sect of terrorists. After all the Muslim koran is quite close to the Christian Bible . In both books, women, lepers are seen as less than human, and unbelievers should be killed!! The difference is, in Canada, government laws concerning "killing" unbelievers and how women must be treated come before religious law!! Our laws treat only the offenders as criminals.

We still have religious groups in this country who treat women as sex slaves .....Just recently a Mormon leader was jailed for having 70 (no less) wives. Some as young as 11 and 12. They have circumvented the laws for many years. We have crooks, killers, wife beaters,child molesters in our old stock Canadians. Racists discriminate against all Christians, Jews, or Muslims or against all Syrians, Israelites or Germans because of a specific Sect, terrorist, killer, child molester. That is the difference!! That is racism. So. tell me again now why we should consider judging all Muslims as risky because of a sect of terrorists??

Must we ban all Christians because many killers child molesters, thieves were/are practitioners? Why non-whites are struggling to" join us" is beyond me as our treatment of our natives (who are mostly non-white) is and has been really horrible!! Not sure if it is two suicides a day or a week amongst their teens right now.


Ah so fake news is when it interferes with your belief and has very little to do with truth.


Yes- the poor Bluebyrd of happiness has flown away from the logic coop and flipped her logic lid! Hey featherbrain- we are not arguing an end to immigration- merely an end to POISONOUS IMMIGRATION! That means we want to limit the number of people who come here with designs for suicide vests in their note books!

As for your foolishness about natives- is it not an odd thing that native suicides ARE SPIKING NOW after two years of LIE-beral mismanagement? LIE-berals could screw up a two car funeral!

And in related news here is a story that does not bode well for Marijuana dealers- both legal and illegal! Consider:

Tax-free cigarettes adding to Ontario's contraband problem

CHRISTINE VAN GEYN, Special to the Toronto Sun
First posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 08:59 PM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 09:02 PM EDT. Toronto Sun files


Premier Kathleen Wynne knows that contraband cigarettes are a problem in Ontario — costing her government millions each year in lost revenues. But her tough talk doesn’t match her actions.

Let’s start with the tough talk. This past January she announced a whole new department within the Ontario Provincial Police just to deal with contraband smokes. Will it work? Maybe, maybe not. By itself, this probably won’t make the problem worse.

But what of her actions? A month after announcing the new OPP task force on contraband, the Wynne government hiked tobacco taxes by $3 a carton, making illegal cigarettes that much more attractive.

And then there’s the real kicker, the Ontario government allocates millions of tax-free cigarettes to smoke shacks on reserves for sale to Status Indians. In fact, they allocate so many cigarettes to reserves that it’s likely only 122 million out of 435 million cigarettes allocated to reserves are sold to Status Indians.

The leftovers? Sold illegally.

It sounds crazy, but it’s true. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has obtained documents through a Freedom of Information request that shows that Ontario Cigarette Allocation System is sending so many tax-free cigarettes to Ontario reserves that to be consumed legally, every smoker on a reserve over the age of 15 would have to smoke 61 cigarettes a day, every day.

It is painfully clear from these numbers that huge quantities of cigarettes from the government allocation system are being sold illegally to people who are not Status Indians. This fact is even more obvious when billboards for “smoke shacks” and “tax free smokes” are found throughout reservations.

Indeed, based on the government’s own numbers, the CTF estimates that last year, at minimum 47% and possibly upwards of 72% of all sales of tax-exempt government allocated tobacco were made illegally to people who were not Status Indians.

As for the recent tax hikes, there is a relationship between increased tax rates for tobacco and increased contraband. As tobacco taxes have risen, so has the incentive to smuggle, produce and sell tobacco illegally in order to avoid taxes.

The CTF also estimates that in 2014-15 alone, the overall contraband tobacco trade in Ontario cost the federal and provincial governments up to $1.22 billion in lost tax revenue. Over the past eight years, the total tax loss is as high as $9.2 billion.

To make up that tax hole, Wynne turns to hard-working Ontario families with plans like taxing home heating fuels, hiking gasoline taxes, and now possibly even applying a double land-transfer tax for homes outside of Toronto.

Law enforcement is a component in the fight against contraband, but doubling down on enforcement without changing the underlying conditions that fuel the contraband tobacco trade is throwing good money after bad.

One of the simplest steps to fight contraband would be to reduce the number of tax-free government allocated cigarettes given to aboriginal reserves.

The Ontario government should reduce the allocation amount by half, and then conduct a followup investigation to determine if further reductions are necessary.

This is a more sensible — and far less costly — solution than continuing to spend new money on enforcement measures while simultaneously hiking the taxes that drive consumers to the black market. It’s a solution that Wynne needs to consider if she is serious about fighting the black market in cigarettes, getting back some of those lost tax dollars, and keeping cigarettes out of the hands of children.

— Christine Van Geyn is the Ontario director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation
 
Johnnny
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#576
Holy jeez. Smoke a joint or something...
 
Bar Sinister
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#577
Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

That's all well and good AFTER our own population is fully employed and living a decent life style and can afford the necessities of a decent life. I've got really no idea of what the exact number is but I think I can safely say there is a hundred thousand of our own indigenous people living a life of squalor and hopelessness. Let's get them up to snuff and THEN bring in a few refugees!

The history of refugees in Canada is that once admitted they do not stay refugees for very long. They get jobs and start paying taxes. As a result, rather than being a liability they soon become an asset.
 
JLM
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#578
Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

The history of refugees in Canada is that once admitted they do not stay refugees for very long. They get jobs and start paying taxes. As a result, rather than being a liability they soon become an asset.


I have no problem with that, but our own citizens should get first crack at it.
 
EagleSmack
#579
Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

The history of refugees in Canada is that once admitted they do not stay refugees for very long. They get jobs and start paying taxes. As a result, rather than being a liability they soon become an asset.

Boy is Canada in for a shock this time around!

*snicker*
 
B00Mer
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#580
Okay this is who is coming to Canada as refugees..

[youtube]PfmywzjdtRM[/youtube]

MN: SOMALI MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS Explain Why It's Acceptable To Kill Anyone Who Insults Mohammed [VIDEO] * 100percentfedUp.com
 
bluebyrd35
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#581
Quote: Originally Posted by spilledthebeer View Post

Yes- the poor Bluebyrd of happiness has flown away from the logic coop and flipped her logic lid! Hey featherbrain- we are not arguing an end to immigration- merely an end to POISONOUS IMMIGRATION! That means we want to limit the number of people who come here with designs for suicide vests in their note books!

As for your foolishness about natives- is it not an odd thing that native suicides ARE SPIKING NOW after two years of LIE-beral mismanagement? LIE-berals could screw up a two car funeral!

And in related news here is a story that does not bode well for Marijuana dealers- both legal and illegal! Consider:

Tax-free cigarettes adding to Ontario's contraband problem

CHRISTINE VAN GEYN, Special to the Toronto Sun
First posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 08:59 PM EDT | Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 09:02 PM EDT. Toronto Sun files


Premier Kathleen Wynne knows that contraband cigarettes are a problem in Ontario — costing her government millions each year in lost revenues. But her tough talk doesn’t match her actions.

Let’s start with the tough talk. This past January she announced a whole new department within the Ontario Provincial Police just to deal with contraband smokes. Will it work? Maybe, maybe not. By itself, this probably won’t make the problem worse.

But what of her actions? A month after announcing the new OPP task force on contraband, the Wynne government hiked tobacco taxes by $3 a carton, making illegal cigarettes that much more attractive.

And then there’s the real kicker, the Ontario government allocates millions of tax-free cigarettes to smoke shacks on reserves for sale to Status Indians. In fact, they allocate so many cigarettes to reserves that it’s likely only 122 million out of 435 million cigarettes allocated to reserves are sold to Status Indians.

The leftovers? Sold illegally.

It sounds crazy, but it’s true. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has obtained documents through a Freedom of Information request that shows that Ontario Cigarette Allocation System is sending so many tax-free cigarettes to Ontario reserves that to be consumed legally, every smoker on a reserve over the age of 15 would have to smoke 61 cigarettes a day, every day.

It is painfully clear from these numbers that huge quantities of cigarettes from the government allocation system are being sold illegally to people who are not Status Indians. This fact is even more obvious when billboards for “smoke shacks” and “tax free smokes” are found throughout reservations.

Indeed, based on the government’s own numbers, the CTF estimates that last year, at minimum 47% and possibly upwards of 72% of all sales of tax-exempt government allocated tobacco were made illegally to people who were not Status Indians.

As for the recent tax hikes, there is a relationship between increased tax rates for tobacco and increased contraband. As tobacco taxes have risen, so has the incentive to smuggle, produce and sell tobacco illegally in order to avoid taxes.

The CTF also estimates that in 2014-15 alone, the overall contraband tobacco trade in Ontario cost the federal and provincial governments up to $1.22 billion in lost tax revenue. Over the past eight years, the total tax loss is as high as $9.2 billion.

To make up that tax hole, Wynne turns to hard-working Ontario families with plans like taxing home heating fuels, hiking gasoline taxes, and now possibly even applying a double land-transfer tax for homes outside of Toronto.

Law enforcement is a component in the fight against contraband, but doubling down on enforcement without changing the underlying conditions that fuel the contraband tobacco trade is throwing good money after bad.

One of the simplest steps to fight contraband would be to reduce the number of tax-free government allocated cigarettes given to aboriginal reserves.

The Ontario government should reduce the allocation amount by half, and then conduct a followup investigation to determine if further reductions are necessary.

This is a more sensible — and far less costly — solution than continuing to spend new money on enforcement measures while simultaneously hiking the taxes that drive consumers to the black market. It’s a solution that Wynne needs to consider if she is serious about fighting the black market in cigarettes, getting back some of those lost tax dollars, and keeping cigarettes out of the hands of children.

— Christine Van Geyn is the Ontario director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation

Well I tried to read your tirade but gave it up as illogical, biased and insulting and not worth my time. I must say though, I got a glimpse of a mind view, I personally find distasteful. ]Makes one wonder if, instead of the human race evolving, it is devolving.

Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Okay this is who is coming to Canada as refugees..

[youtube]PfmywzjdtRM[/youtube]

MN: SOMALI MUSLIM IMMIGRANTS Explain Why It's Acceptable To Kill Anyone Who Insults Mohammed [VIDEO] * 100percentfedUp.com

Oh yes I listened to all those Muslims. Every male is in favor of Sharia law. It seems to me since the beginning of the human race, that man wanted (wants) control over his ladies. Cows do the same thing. In fact every single living species where one sex is more powerful than the other, the wish for domination exists. So, do you think getting rid of a few Muslim men expressing their natural desires solves the problem?

Or should it be handled differently. Like .... instead of judging, we are trying to teach that in civilized society, rights of all individuals are the same under the law/ or should be. To have religious freedom, is allowed as long as does no harm to another. To have NO choice in a religion or under the law is slavery and is not allowed. I notice that even though those Muslims were frank about what they believed to be truth, most did not wish to return to where they felt they had those rights.

Christians and many other religions have already been through this phase. Now, it is Islam's turn. Have any of those immigrants killed an unbeliever? Do they wish they could?? I suspect not. It is loss of control of their ladies that they are mourning.
 
B00Mer
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#582
Quote: Originally Posted by bluebyrd35 View Post

Oh yes I listened to all those Muslims. Every male is in favor of Sharia law. It seems to me since the beginning of the human race, that man wanted (wants) control over his ladies. Cows do the same thing.

Are you trying to infer that men are cows?
 
Tecumsehsbones
#583
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Are you trying to infer that men are cows?

You're more of a steer.
 
bluebyrd35
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#584
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Are you trying to infer that men are cows?

LOL not really, but perhaps the " bovine species" is a bit over the head of some. I guess I should have just used " bulls" but that can refer to many other species of four legged animals. All ages and states of education understand "cows" and comprehend their evolutionary status.
 
B00Mer
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#585
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

You're more of a steer.

Nah, bull... full of it.
 
bluebyrd35
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#586
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Boy is Canada in for a shock this time around!

*snicker*

Why?? The last lot of Syrians are doing very well. Our system of immigration is pretty good. Apparently sometime in the past there were complaints of Canada turning away dozens of Syrian refugees. So exactly why should we worry?

Documents reveal why Canada rejected dozens of Syrian refugee claimants | National Post
 
spilledthebeer
#587
Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

The history of refugees in Canada is that once admitted they do not stay refugees for very long. They get jobs and start paying taxes. As a result, rather than being a liability they soon become an asset.

Oh- like Alphonse Galliano- the Italian born LIE-beral Human Resources minister in charge when three billion dollars was STOLEN from his ministry?

And how sad that you IGNORE the reality that the contributions offered by immigrants are HALF of what they were twenty years ago! And thr contributions are dropping steadily!

Or how about the Portuguese guy who came here 30 years ago- got arrested for drunk driving and was to be deported but LIE-berals gave the guy a second chance and then he had kids here and got sick with some degnerative disease that put him on OUR disability pensions but did NOT stop him from driving!

So there he was arrested AND and called to court for his TENTH CAR CRASH while drunk- and he was a NO SHOW! Arrested yet again for driving drunk and crashing his car! The guy is a one man wrecking crew who is literally keeping LCBO in profits! Though where he gets the money is a mystery- criminal activity in there some place!

There are too many idiots being given what they do NOT deserve- Cdn citizenship and no amount of fuzzy feel good LIE-beral crap will erase the public image of Canada as the sucker nation of the world!

There are so many decent people in the world who simply want an honest chance and who WILL make us all proud of offering that chance so WHY do LIE-berals insist on dealing with the darkest, dirtiest most criminally disruptive ones?

And let me remind you: so far NO LIE-BERAL HAS EXPLAINED TO ME WHY WE SHOULD ALLOW THE CONVICTED TERRORISTS OF TORONTO 18 TO STAY HERE AS OUR IDIOT BOY JUSTIN INSISTS!

What is the problem here LIE-berals? Do some of idiot Boys choices even puzzle you?

Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Boy is Canada in for a shock this time around!

*snicker*

Yeah and all the laughs are at the expense of the sucker nation of the world!

A pair of Toronto Sun writers have done a good job of explaining what sort of poison is being taught by special interest groups that have infiltrated our schools. These groups are using GRANT MONEY given out by LIE-beral politicians and civil service loons seeking to BUY ethnic votes. These wretched LIE-berals are more interested in grabbing power and gravy for themselves than they are in who gets SHOT on our increasingly MEAN streets! I reprint the article by Sun writers Levy and Henri below, along with some comments of my own in brackets):

Black Lives Matter Toronto misses point of protest. By Sue-Ann Levy, Toronto Sun. First posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 06:30 PM EDT | Updated: Sunday, July 24, 2016 08:18 PM EDT

Black Lives Matter-Toronto Freedom School classroom inside a TDSB school on July 13, 2016. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun)

TORONTO - An expert on the Mississippi Freedom movement of 1964 that led to desegregation and gave alienated blacks the vote says there “doesn’t seem to be any thinking” by Black Lives Matter “about how to build a movement.”

(I say: American Blacks in 1960`s had logical goals they worked towards by sensible means while BLM Toronto is a bunch of arrogant loudmouths who want EVERYTHING in life THEIR WAY-REGARDLESS of what laws all the rest of us have to live by!)

Dr. Kathy Emery, a lecturer at San Francisco State University who has written extensively on the Freedom Summer and Freedom Schools movement, says not only was the situation completely different back in 1964 — namely that blacks were being lynched, tortured and sexually abused by the police and by white citizens, and the entire state was dedicated to maintaining “white supremacy” — but she says the leaders of the Mississippi movement were trained in the history of “non-violent” action, had a strategy, and carefully “chose their targets” before engaging in the summer’s campaign.

“There was infrastructure and organization the way there doesn’t seem to be yet in the BLM movement,” says Emery, who ran her own summer Freedom School in San Francisco from 2005-2010.

“They don’t understand the history of the south Freedom movement and they don’t understand the history of nonviolence.”

I contacted two American experts last week to better ascertain what the 1964 Freedom School movement was all about and whether it has any connection — either as far as the curriculum or the rationale is concerned -— to the one initiated this summer by a member of BLM Toronto, LeRoi Newbold.

BLM Toronto and Newbold refused numerous efforts to respond to questions about the Toronto school — which runs until July 29 — but many details are available on the BLM-Toronto Facebook page (facebook-dot-com/blacklivesmatterTO).

Emery says the original Freedom Schools — there were 41 in Mississippi — were part of a summer project to attempt to “crack open” the state, which was the “heart of apartheid in the south.”

“The stuff that we see today on camera and all that, that’s a drop in the bucket compared to Mississippi in the 1960s and earlier,” says William Sturkey, whose excellent article “The 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools” was just posted online about a month ago.

Sturkey, assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina, says the curriculum included remedial reading, writing and arithmetic, which was intertwined with teaching the students — ages 5-82 — how voting works and what it can do (to change their lives).

After attending segregated schools where the curriculum “was closely monitored” to ensure certain black history wasn’t taught, he said the Freedom School kids “were bursting with excitement” to express themselves.

Black history became a “huge part” of the Freedom School curriculum, Sturkey says, with a focus on such activists as Harriet Tubman (a former slave and abolitionist who rescued other slaves through the Underground Railroad), and Frederick Douglass and Ella Baker, both African-Amercian civil rights activists.

The students created their own newspapers, wrote stories, poems, plays and essays, and even wrote letters to the president, he says.

“They felt their voices were actually being heard.”

Sit-ins were carried out to “incite boycotts” of stores and movie theatres, for example, that still wouldn’t allow blacks to sit with whites, even after president Lyndon B. Johnson passed the civil rights act of 1964.

Sturkey said a lot of the Freedom School students that summer went to their local Woolworth’s and “just began sitting in.

“They became the first ones served at the local Woolworth’s,” says Sturkey,

These sit-ins were done to “gain sympathy” of the public, Emery adds, and not to anger people, as BLM appeared to do by disrupting Toronto’s July 3 gay Pride parade.

“The thinking (by BLM) seems to be disruption … to bring attention to the issue …but then what?” she says.

“Anger is the opposite of what you want to do … it alienates people. You have to have humour and audacity … that’s the key to success of any direct action.”

Sturkey notes that the Washington, D.C.-based Children’s Defense Fund operates a modern kind of Freedom School program (summer and after-hours) throughout the U.S. that is more focused on teaching kids to read, providing daycare, feeding kids nutritious meals, and providing a “really positive environment” in many places “where kids don’t experience a lot of positivity.”



ABOUT THE TORONTO FREEDOM SCHOOL

It started two weeks ago in Toronto District School Board (TDSB) school in the west end.

The Black Lives Matter-Toronto Freedom School is being led by LeRoi Newbold, a teacher at TDSB’s Africentric school and a member of the BLM movement.

The Children’s Peace Theatre — heavily subsidized with Toronto, provincial and foundation grants and which operates out of the city-owned Massey Goulding Estate for rent of $2 a year — took out the permit for the Freedom School space. TDSB spokesman Ryan Bird says they paid approximately $3,400 for the three-week permit.

(Yeah, that`s great-a whole pile of GOVT MORONS ENCOURAGING Blacks to blame White people for ALL their troubles. As if it was White people who encouraged ignorant Black kids to drop out of school and deal drugs! And was it White people who suggested to Black dorks that it was a good idea to drive through a police radar trap or police roadblock and threaten to run down cops-and then blame cops for Black dorks getting shot? In a BLM school a car is NOT defined as a lethal weapon when a Black driver is trying to run down a White cop. BLM dorks apparently see running over cops as `social justice` and consider reverse discrimination to be fair play? And maybe this helps explain WHY cops are so willing to shoot-BEFORE they get run over and to use lethal force to stop wild drivers before they kill a member of the public?)

Newbold and the BLM organizers refused several requests for an interview about the school, its curriculum and the attendees.

(I bet that`s right! If BLM DID tell us what they were teaching there would be a HUGE outcry from DISGUSTED tax payers-and much of that anger would be directed at LIE-berals who are doing such a FINE job of undermining our society by encouraging DORKS who hate Whites and western civilization to demand `change`! But then what can we expect when the Ontari-owe LIE-beral premier dislikes men and has little use for them except as walking wallets to be LOOTED and our prime minister that stupid Boy was raised by his father to consider Canada to be IMPERIALIST! Add in the reality that LIE-berals MUST BUY civil service union votes along with whatever votes they can gather from other LUNATIC fringe groups such as BLM if they are to be elected and you have a package of values that are POISON to ordinary Cdns!)

Karen Emerson, artistic director of the Children’s Peace Theatre, would only say they were “particularly proud” to be trusteeing the Freedom School this year for BLM, whose members were “just awarded the city’s race relations award.”

But according to information posted on the BLM Facebook page, the program was designed to “engage children in political resistance to anti-black racism and state violence” — through a trans-feminist, queer-positive lens — and offer “an entry point into the #BlackLivesMatter movement.”

It appears that the students have spent their time so far making accessible playgrounds out of jinx wood, learning about resistance in Brazil, about Nanny Maroon (a Jamaican national hero) and the Haitian Revolution, cooking hominy porridge and veggie patties, and visiting the Sustenance Greenhouse at the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. They also prepared drawings and notes to the incarcerated engaged in hunger strikes at Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay.

(OH swell-kids writing notes to CRIMINALS on hunger strikes in Lindsay jail! And who would these poor innocent/hungry CRIMINALS be? And just what are their crimes? And would ordinary Cdns think it a good idea to persuade their kids to be sympathetic to such people? BLM thinks its none of our business and NOT our concern to know what propaganda they are stuffing into the kids in their classes! It is OBVIOUS to me that one quick way to save govt tax money is NOT to continue funding MORONS who mislead kids! But its TYPICAL LIE-beral shit that THEY decide what-if anything-to tell us about how OUR MONEY is used!)

The three-week program will end Friday with an event displaying the art of Freedom School students.
 
MHz
#588
Is the 1/2 that want them gone the same ones that killed all the Indians rather than bargain with them??
 
Johnnny
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#589
Quote: Originally Posted by spilledthebeer View Post

Oh- like Alphonse Galliano- the Italian born LIE-beral Human Resources minister in charge when three billion dollars was STOLEN from his ministry?

And how sad that you IGNORE the reality that the contributions offered by immigrants are HALF of what they were twenty years ago! And thr contributions are dropping steadily!

Or how about the Portuguese guy who came here 30 years ago- got arrested for drunk driving and was to be deported but LIE-berals gave the guy a second chance and then he had kids here and got sick with some degnerative disease that put him on OUR disability pensions but did NOT stop him from driving!

So there he was arrested AND and called to court for his TENTH CAR CRASH while drunk- and he was a NO SHOW! Arrested yet again for driving drunk and crashing his car! The guy is a one man wrecking crew who is literally keeping LCBO in profits! Though where he gets the money is a mystery- criminal activity in there some place!

There are too many idiots being given what they do NOT deserve- Cdn citizenship and no amount of fuzzy feel good LIE-beral crap will erase the public image of Canada as the sucker nation of the world!

There are so many decent people in the world who simply want an honest chance and who WILL make us all proud of offering that chance so WHY do LIE-berals insist on dealing with the darkest, dirtiest most criminally disruptive ones?

And let me remind you: so far NO LIE-BERAL HAS EXPLAINED TO ME WHY WE SHOULD ALLOW THE CONVICTED TERRORISTS OF TORONTO 18 TO STAY HERE AS OUR IDIOT BOY JUSTIN INSISTS!

What is the problem here LIE-berals? Do some of idiot Boys choices even puzzle you?



Yeah and all the laughs are at the expense of the sucker nation of the world!

A pair of Toronto Sun writers have done a good job of explaining what sort of poison is being taught by special interest groups that have infiltrated our schools. These groups are using GRANT MONEY given out by LIE-beral politicians and civil service loons seeking to BUY ethnic votes. These wretched LIE-berals are more interested in grabbing power and gravy for themselves than they are in who gets SHOT on our increasingly MEAN streets! I reprint the article by Sun writers Levy and Henri below, along with some comments of my own in brackets):

Black Lives Matter Toronto misses point of protest. By Sue-Ann Levy, Toronto Sun. First posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 06:30 PM EDT | Updated: Sunday, July 24, 2016 08:18 PM EDT

Black Lives Matter-Toronto Freedom School classroom inside a TDSB school on July 13, 2016. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun)

TORONTO - An expert on the Mississippi Freedom movement of 1964 that led to desegregation and gave alienated blacks the vote says there “doesn’t seem to be any thinking” by Black Lives Matter “about how to build a movement.”

(I say: American Blacks in 1960`s had logical goals they worked towards by sensible means while BLM Toronto is a bunch of arrogant loudmouths who want EVERYTHING in life THEIR WAY-REGARDLESS of what laws all the rest of us have to live by!)

Dr. Kathy Emery, a lecturer at San Francisco State University who has written extensively on the Freedom Summer and Freedom Schools movement, says not only was the situation completely different back in 1964 — namely that blacks were being lynched, tortured and sexually abused by the police and by white citizens, and the entire state was dedicated to maintaining “white supremacy” — but she says the leaders of the Mississippi movement were trained in the history of “non-violent” action, had a strategy, and carefully “chose their targets” before engaging in the summer’s campaign.

“There was infrastructure and organization the way there doesn’t seem to be yet in the BLM movement,” says Emery, who ran her own summer Freedom School in San Francisco from 2005-2010.

“They don’t understand the history of the south Freedom movement and they don’t understand the history of nonviolence.”

I contacted two American experts last week to better ascertain what the 1964 Freedom School movement was all about and whether it has any connection — either as far as the curriculum or the rationale is concerned -— to the one initiated this summer by a member of BLM Toronto, LeRoi Newbold.

BLM Toronto and Newbold refused numerous efforts to respond to questions about the Toronto school — which runs until July 29 — but many details are available on the BLM-Toronto Facebook page (facebook-dot-com/blacklivesmatterTO).

Emery says the original Freedom Schools — there were 41 in Mississippi — were part of a summer project to attempt to “crack open” the state, which was the “heart of apartheid in the south.”

“The stuff that we see today on camera and all that, that’s a drop in the bucket compared to Mississippi in the 1960s and earlier,” says William Sturkey, whose excellent article “The 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools” was just posted online about a month ago.

Sturkey, assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina, says the curriculum included remedial reading, writing and arithmetic, which was intertwined with teaching the students — ages 5-82 — how voting works and what it can do (to change their lives).

After attending segregated schools where the curriculum “was closely monitored” to ensure certain black history wasn’t taught, he said the Freedom School kids “were bursting with excitement” to express themselves.

Black history became a “huge part” of the Freedom School curriculum, Sturkey says, with a focus on such activists as Harriet Tubman (a former slave and abolitionist who rescued other slaves through the Underground Railroad), and Frederick Douglass and Ella Baker, both African-Amercian civil rights activists.

The students created their own newspapers, wrote stories, poems, plays and essays, and even wrote letters to the president, he says.

“They felt their voices were actually being heard.”

Sit-ins were carried out to “incite boycotts” of stores and movie theatres, for example, that still wouldn’t allow blacks to sit with whites, even after president Lyndon B. Johnson passed the civil rights act of 1964.

Sturkey said a lot of the Freedom School students that summer went to their local Woolworth’s and “just began sitting in.

“They became the first ones served at the local Woolworth’s,” says Sturkey,

These sit-ins were done to “gain sympathy” of the public, Emery adds, and not to anger people, as BLM appeared to do by disrupting Toronto’s July 3 gay Pride parade.

“The thinking (by BLM) seems to be disruption … to bring attention to the issue …but then what?” she says.

“Anger is the opposite of what you want to do … it alienates people. You have to have humour and audacity … that’s the key to success of any direct action.”

Sturkey notes that the Washington, D.C.-based Children’s Defense Fund operates a modern kind of Freedom School program (summer and after-hours) throughout the U.S. that is more focused on teaching kids to read, providing daycare, feeding kids nutritious meals, and providing a “really positive environment” in many places “where kids don’t experience a lot of positivity.”



ABOUT THE TORONTO FREEDOM SCHOOL

It started two weeks ago in Toronto District School Board (TDSB) school in the west end.

The Black Lives Matter-Toronto Freedom School is being led by LeRoi Newbold, a teacher at TDSB’s Africentric school and a member of the BLM movement.

The Children’s Peace Theatre — heavily subsidized with Toronto, provincial and foundation grants and which operates out of the city-owned Massey Goulding Estate for rent of $2 a year — took out the permit for the Freedom School space. TDSB spokesman Ryan Bird says they paid approximately $3,400 for the three-week permit.

(Yeah, that`s great-a whole pile of GOVT MORONS ENCOURAGING Blacks to blame White people for ALL their troubles. As if it was White people who encouraged ignorant Black kids to drop out of school and deal drugs! And was it White people who suggested to Black dorks that it was a good idea to drive through a police radar trap or police roadblock and threaten to run down cops-and then blame cops for Black dorks getting shot? In a BLM school a car is NOT defined as a lethal weapon when a Black driver is trying to run down a White cop. BLM dorks apparently see running over cops as `social justice` and consider reverse discrimination to be fair play? And maybe this helps explain WHY cops are so willing to shoot-BEFORE they get run over and to use lethal force to stop wild drivers before they kill a member of the public?)

Newbold and the BLM organizers refused several requests for an interview about the school, its curriculum and the attendees.

(I bet that`s right! If BLM DID tell us what they were teaching there would be a HUGE outcry from DISGUSTED tax payers-and much of that anger would be directed at LIE-berals who are doing such a FINE job of undermining our society by encouraging DORKS who hate Whites and western civilization to demand `change`! But then what can we expect when the Ontari-owe LIE-beral premier dislikes men and has little use for them except as walking wallets to be LOOTED and our prime minister that stupid Boy was raised by his father to consider Canada to be IMPERIALIST! Add in the reality that LIE-berals MUST BUY civil service union votes along with whatever votes they can gather from other LUNATIC fringe groups such as BLM if they are to be elected and you have a package of values that are POISON to ordinary Cdns!)

Karen Emerson, artistic director of the Children’s Peace Theatre, would only say they were “particularly proud” to be trusteeing the Freedom School this year for BLM, whose members were “just awarded the city’s race relations award.”

But according to information posted on the BLM Facebook page, the program was designed to “engage children in political resistance to anti-black racism and state violence” — through a trans-feminist, queer-positive lens — and offer “an entry point into the #BlackLivesMatter movement.”

It appears that the students have spent their time so far making accessible playgrounds out of jinx wood, learning about resistance in Brazil, about Nanny Maroon (a Jamaican national hero) and the Haitian Revolution, cooking hominy porridge and veggie patties, and visiting the Sustenance Greenhouse at the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. They also prepared drawings and notes to the incarcerated engaged in hunger strikes at Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay.

(OH swell-kids writing notes to CRIMINALS on hunger strikes in Lindsay jail! And who would these poor innocent/hungry CRIMINALS be? And just what are their crimes? And would ordinary Cdns think it a good idea to persuade their kids to be sympathetic to such people? BLM thinks its none of our business and NOT our concern to know what propaganda they are stuffing into the kids in their classes! It is OBVIOUS to me that one quick way to save govt tax money is NOT to continue funding MORONS who mislead kids! But its TYPICAL LIE-beral shit that THEY decide what-if anything-to tell us about how OUR MONEY is used!)

The three-week program will end Friday with an event displaying the art of Freedom School students.

Having to scroll through your posts on a phone is annoying.
 
MHz
#590
Get an Atari then. Is that the new standard for communication, texting to a phone???
 
spilledthebeer
#591
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Is the 1/2 that want them gone the same ones that killed all the Indians rather than bargain with them??

Oh you poor foolish thing- you just do not see how thoroughly LIE-berals are SCREWING US ALL! Consider:


Throwing money at native issues is NOT a solution-in spite of what some at Toronto Sun may think. Consider this article, along with some comments of my own in brackets):

Spend more cash at home on First Nations. By Joe Warmington, Toronto Sun

First posted: Thursday, December 15, 2016 08:45 PM EST | Updated: Thursday, December 15, 2016 09:39 PM EST

This year Canada has written a $13-million cheque for Vietnamese farmers. In addition, there’s another $15 millon for “job training in Africa” and $14.2 million for infrastructure in Indonesia. There was $2.6 billion gifted to developing nations to combat climate change.

At November’s Summit of La Francophonie in Madagascar, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave $112 million to Haiti and several African countries. We are also spending $38 million to renovate 24 Sussex Dr.

So how much did the Oneida Nation of the Thames receive for its housing crisis?

Zero.

“We applied for funding for 50 new homes and we were turned down,” Chief Randall Phillips said at a news conference Thursday. “We were told “to get the money” you have to be up north.”

It was devastating to watch Phillips tear up as he talked about the five people — four children, including a baby — who died in a tragic fire in “one of our older houses” that was like “kindling.”

Phillips said he could not get the funding to replace this kind of house.

Vietnam got its funding. Indonesia and Haiti, too. None for this tiny First Nations community of 2,300 people, 30 kilometres south of London.

I put a late call into Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, but there’s nothing anybody can do to repair this disaster.

“This was an older property and it was just basically kindling,” said Phillips. “First Nations housing is in a crisis and we’ll continue to point to the federal government and provincial government to make sure that they uphold their responsibility to make sure that we have safe homes here.”

Too late in this instance.

(Natives are clearly in need of some tough love. Its sad that people had to die but its WORSE that govt is being exclusively blamed! Why is it exclusively the responsibility of govt to supply housing for natives- especially in southern Ontari-owe where it’s a lot easier to get a job than in Atiwapiskat! Once upon a time it was enough that govt supplied TOOLS so natives could build their own housing. I guess it’s the fault of govt that the chimney wasn’t cleaned and started a fire-or that aged wiring was casually overloaded till flames appeared? And as for the burned house-and others like it being `kindling`-so what-lots of Cdns live in just such kindling houses-there is a reason for that law about working smoke detectors!)

It’s sad because over the summer, the government wrote 1,447 cheques to Canadian communities for almost $8 billion. One of those was $13,482 for a picnic shelter in Rockland, N.B, Other grants were made for tennis courts, flagpoles and a gazebo.

And don’t forget the $300 million set aside for next year’s 150th anniversary of Canada celebrations.

(Our govt DOES like to buy its supporters! And natives have already been counted as LIE-beral lovers-that`s what happens when your community loves LIE-berals and scorns Conservatives! No need to buy natives now-and no need for new money from LIE-berals either-the supply of gravy is LIMITED!)

Nothing to celebrate for our original Canadians on the Oneida Nation of the Thames indigenous land where there are surviving children who were part of the family which perished.

“They have lost everything,” said their chief.

At some point, Canada must let more First Nations members own their homes and control their destinies. I don’t want to put all the blame on Trudeau because this is not a new problem and it seems none of his predecessors did much to fix this problem.

(Face it-natives ALREADY own their own homes-in the same way that a condo owner `owns` his condo-in common with the other `owners` in the building. A native reserve is simply an odd sort of communal living situation. Its just too bad that LIE-berals have done away with ALL the Conservative inspired laws that would have minimized waste and corruption on a typical reserve.)

(When govt supplied tax money intended for building houses and refurbishing drinking water plants is instead used for Carribean cruises, hockey tournaments in California, mad money for California casino, restaurants, alcohol and other such garbage, then we MUST speak of corruption on reserves! As we know, the threat of legal action was NOT enough to persuade Atiwapiskat band chief Teresa Spence to tell us what she did with that 150 Million she wasted-without producing a single receipt to show where the money went-its just gone and natives say its none of our business! There might be more housing money available for Oneida`s if there was LESS money wasted on stupid things!)

(Further, the current set up of reserves was conceived of a century ago and the planners NEVER envisaged our current situation-and the reserve system is now obsolete-with NO WAY to allow dead broke natives to own their homes-standing on the COMMUNALLY OWNED land. An excellent partial solution is to force responsible govt onto reserve councils by compelling them to open their books to public inspection.)

But I will say that the lesson is clear: Canada is handing way too much of our precious money to foreign countries when we have many of our own people living in dangerous, Third World conditions.

(Such foolish talk! Our brainless prime minister believes that CANADIAN imperialism must be opposed and how better to do it than to cripple us by giving money away. The less money we have, the smaller will be our carbon foot print. Our brainless Boy much prefers to see greenhouse gas produced in third world countries that give Him the sort of respect that we DON’T!)

Since there’s nothing looking too important on his itinerary that I can see in the next few days, I suggest Trudeau travel to this hurting community to help these people grieve. He should also direct some of that global warming money for developing nations to this Canadian First Nations community so they can replace their tinder box homes before more people die.
 
MHz
#592
That Atari is really paying off big time now.
Let the Indians run their smoke houses as in the days of old and cater to the non-indians and just treating alcoholics would put them well into the black. (let alone the other addictions they can probably cure (rather than treat)
 
White_Unifier
#593
Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

The history of refugees in Canada is that once admitted they do not stay refugees for very long. They get jobs and start paying taxes. As a result, rather than being a liability they soon become an asset.

Well, technically, they're still refugees by definition. The definition of refugee does not necessitate unemployment and lack of productivity. Some refugees are qualified engineers and entrepreneurs, but they're still refugees.
 
JamesBondo
+1
#594
Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

The history of refugees in Canada is that once admitted they do not stay refugees for very long. They get jobs and start paying taxes. As a result, rather than being a liability they soon become an asset.

Someone give Cliffy a refugee card.
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#595
Quote: Originally Posted by JamesBondo View Post

Someone give Cliffy a refugee card.

How come most of the conservatives on here are assholes?



U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Coalition Blamed for Attack That Killed 42 Migrants

Meanwhile, Reuters is reporting that U.N. investigators blame the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led military coalition for a deadly attack on a Somali migrant boat off Yemen in March that killed 42 people and injured 32 others. Reuters cited a confidential U.N. report that found the attack violated international humanitarian law. It blamed a U.S.-made helicopter gunship operated by Saudi Arabia for the assault.


http://www.democracynow.org/2017/7/2...ed_42_migrants
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
#596
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

How come most of the conservatives on here are assholes?

♫♪♫ "Who put the "iffy" in Cliffy ..."♫♪♫
 
Cliffy
Free Thinker
#597
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

♫♪♫ "Who put the "iffy" in Cliffy ..."♫♪♫

The full title was "Cliffy the Biffy Man" cuz I built 6 outhouses for a gathering back in the 90s. I am a scatologist, among other things.
 
Curious Cdn
No Party Affiliation
#598
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

The full title was "Cliffy the Biffy Man" cuz I built 6 outhouses for a gathering back in the 90s. I am a scatologist, among other things.

No shit?
 
bluebyrd35
No Party Affiliation
+1
#599
Quote: Originally Posted by spilledthebeer View Post

Oh- like Alphonse Galliano- the Italian born LIE-beral Human Resources minister in charge when three billion dollars was STOLEN from his ministry?

And how sad that you IGNORE the reality that the contributions offered by immigrants are HALF of what they were twenty years ago! And thr contributions are dropping steadily!

Or how about the Portuguese guy who came here 30 years ago- got arrested for drunk driving and was to be deported but LIE-berals gave the guy a second chance and then he had kids here and got sick with some degnerative disease that put him on OUR disability pensions but did NOT stop him from driving!

So there he was arrested AND and called to court for his TENTH CAR CRASH while drunk- and he was a NO SHOW! Arrested yet again for driving drunk and crashing his car! The guy is a one man wrecking crew who is literally keeping LCBO in profits! Though where he gets the money is a mystery- criminal activity in there some place!

There are too many idiots being given what they do NOT deserve- Cdn citizenship and no amount of fuzzy feel good LIE-beral crap will erase the public image of Canada as the sucker nation of the world!

There are so many decent people in the world who simply want an honest chance and who WILL make us all proud of offering that chance so WHY do LIE-berals insist on dealing with the darkest, dirtiest most criminally disruptive ones?

And let me remind you: so far NO LIE-BERAL HAS EXPLAINED TO ME WHY WE SHOULD ALLOW THE CONVICTED TERRORISTS OF TORONTO 18 TO STAY HERE AS OUR IDIOT BOY JUSTIN INSISTS!

What is the problem here LIE-berals? Do some of idiot Boys choices even puzzle you?



Yeah and all the laughs are at the expense of the sucker nation of the world!

A pair of Toronto Sun writers have done a good job of explaining what sort of poison is being taught by special interest groups that have infiltrated our schools. These groups are using GRANT MONEY given out by LIE-beral politicians and civil service loons seeking to BUY ethnic votes. These wretched LIE-berals are more interested in grabbing power and gravy for themselves than they are in who gets SHOT on our increasingly MEAN streets! I reprint the article by Sun writers Levy and Henri below, along with some comments of my own in brackets):

Black Lives Matter Toronto misses point of protest. By Sue-Ann Levy, Toronto Sun. First posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 06:30 PM EDT | Updated: Sunday, July 24, 2016 08:18 PM EDT

Black Lives Matter-Toronto Freedom School classroom inside a TDSB school on July 13, 2016. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun)

TORONTO - An expert on the Mississippi Freedom movement of 1964 that led to desegregation and gave alienated blacks the vote says there “doesn’t seem to be any thinking” by Black Lives Matter “about how to build a movement.”

(I say: American Blacks in 1960`s had logical goals they worked towards by sensible means while BLM Toronto is a bunch of arrogant loudmouths who want EVERYTHING in life THEIR WAY-REGARDLESS of what laws all the rest of us have to live by!)

Dr. Kathy Emery, a lecturer at San Francisco State University who has written extensively on the Freedom Summer and Freedom Schools movement, says not only was the situation completely different back in 1964 — namely that blacks were being lynched, tortured and sexually abused by the police and by white citizens, and the entire state was dedicated to maintaining “white supremacy” — but she says the leaders of the Mississippi movement were trained in the history of “non-violent” action, had a strategy, and carefully “chose their targets” before engaging in the summer’s campaign.

“There was infrastructure and organization the way there doesn’t seem to be yet in the BLM movement,” says Emery, who ran her own summer Freedom School in San Francisco from 2005-2010.

“They don’t understand the history of the south Freedom movement and they don’t understand the history of nonviolence.”

I contacted two American experts last week to better ascertain what the 1964 Freedom School movement was all about and whether it has any connection — either as far as the curriculum or the rationale is concerned -— to the one initiated this summer by a member of BLM Toronto, LeRoi Newbold.

BLM Toronto and Newbold refused numerous efforts to respond to questions about the Toronto school — which runs until July 29 — but many details are available on the BLM-Toronto Facebook page (facebook-dot-com/blacklivesmatterTO).

Emery says the original Freedom Schools — there were 41 in Mississippi — were part of a summer project to attempt to “crack open” the state, which was the “heart of apartheid in the south.”

“The stuff that we see today on camera and all that, that’s a drop in the bucket compared to Mississippi in the 1960s and earlier,” says William Sturkey, whose excellent article “The 1964 Mississippi Freedom Schools” was just posted online about a month ago.

Sturkey, assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina, says the curriculum included remedial reading, writing and arithmetic, which was intertwined with teaching the students — ages 5-82 — how voting works and what it can do (to change their lives).

After attending segregated schools where the curriculum “was closely monitored” to ensure certain black history wasn’t taught, he said the Freedom School kids “were bursting with excitement” to express themselves.

Black history became a “huge part” of the Freedom School curriculum, Sturkey says, with a focus on such activists as Harriet Tubman (a former slave and abolitionist who rescued other slaves through the Underground Railroad), and Frederick Douglass and Ella Baker, both African-Amercian civil rights activists.

The students created their own newspapers, wrote stories, poems, plays and essays, and even wrote letters to the president, he says.

“They felt their voices were actually being heard.”

Sit-ins were carried out to “incite boycotts” of stores and movie theatres, for example, that still wouldn’t allow blacks to sit with whites, even after president Lyndon B. Johnson passed the civil rights act of 1964.

Sturkey said a lot of the Freedom School students that summer went to their local Woolworth’s and “just began sitting in.

“They became the first ones served at the local Woolworth’s,” says Sturkey,

These sit-ins were done to “gain sympathy” of the public, Emery adds, and not to anger people, as BLM appeared to do by disrupting Toronto’s July 3 gay Pride parade.

“The thinking (by BLM) seems to be disruption … to bring attention to the issue …but then what?” she says.

“Anger is the opposite of what you want to do … it alienates people. You have to have humour and audacity … that’s the key to success of any direct action.”

Sturkey notes that the Washington, D.C.-based Children’s Defense Fund operates a modern kind of Freedom School program (summer and after-hours) throughout the U.S. that is more focused on teaching kids to read, providing daycare, feeding kids nutritious meals, and providing a “really positive environment” in many places “where kids don’t experience a lot of positivity.”



ABOUT THE TORONTO FREEDOM SCHOOL

It started two weeks ago in Toronto District School Board (TDSB) school in the west end.

The Black Lives Matter-Toronto Freedom School is being led by LeRoi Newbold, a teacher at TDSB’s Africentric school and a member of the BLM movement.

The Children’s Peace Theatre — heavily subsidized with Toronto, provincial and foundation grants and which operates out of the city-owned Massey Goulding Estate for rent of $2 a year — took out the permit for the Freedom School space. TDSB spokesman Ryan Bird says they paid approximately $3,400 for the three-week permit.

(Yeah, that`s great-a whole pile of GOVT MORONS ENCOURAGING Blacks to blame White people for ALL their troubles. As if it was White people who encouraged ignorant Black kids to drop out of school and deal drugs! And was it White people who suggested to Black dorks that it was a good idea to drive through a police radar trap or police roadblock and threaten to run down cops-and then blame cops for Black dorks getting shot? In a BLM school a car is NOT defined as a lethal weapon when a Black driver is trying to run down a White cop. BLM dorks apparently see running over cops as `social justice` and consider reverse discrimination to be fair play? And maybe this helps explain WHY cops are so willing to shoot-BEFORE they get run over and to use lethal force to stop wild drivers before they kill a member of the public?)

Newbold and the BLM organizers refused several requests for an interview about the school, its curriculum and the attendees.

(I bet that`s right! If BLM DID tell us what they were teaching there would be a HUGE outcry from DISGUSTED tax payers-and much of that anger would be directed at LIE-berals who are doing such a FINE job of undermining our society by encouraging DORKS who hate Whites and western civilization to demand `change`! But then what can we expect when the Ontari-owe LIE-beral premier dislikes men and has little use for them except as walking wallets to be LOOTED and our prime minister that stupid Boy was raised by his father to consider Canada to be IMPERIALIST! Add in the reality that LIE-berals MUST BUY civil service union votes along with whatever votes they can gather from other LUNATIC fringe groups such as BLM if they are to be elected and you have a package of values that are POISON to ordinary Cdns!)

Karen Emerson, artistic director of the Children’s Peace Theatre, would only say they were “particularly proud” to be trusteeing the Freedom School this year for BLM, whose members were “just awarded the city’s race relations award.”

But according to information posted on the BLM Facebook page, the program was designed to “engage children in political resistance to anti-black racism and state violence” — through a trans-feminist, queer-positive lens — and offer “an entry point into the #BlackLivesMatter movement.”

It appears that the students have spent their time so far making accessible playgrounds out of jinx wood, learning about resistance in Brazil, about Nanny Maroon (a Jamaican national hero) and the Haitian Revolution, cooking hominy porridge and veggie patties, and visiting the Sustenance Greenhouse at the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. They also prepared drawings and notes to the incarcerated engaged in hunger strikes at Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay.

(OH swell-kids writing notes to CRIMINALS on hunger strikes in Lindsay jail! And who would these poor innocent/hungry CRIMINALS be? And just what are their crimes? And would ordinary Cdns think it a good idea to persuade their kids to be sympathetic to such people? BLM thinks its none of our business and NOT our concern to know what propaganda they are stuffing into the kids in their classes! It is OBVIOUS to me that one quick way to save govt tax money is NOT to continue funding MORONS who mislead kids! But its TYPICAL LIE-beral shit that THEY decide what-if anything-to tell us about how OUR MONEY is used!)

The three-week program will end Friday with an event displaying the art of Freedom School students.

Good grief. ...Are you as long-winded,while saying absolutely nothing that makes sense, when conversing with someone????

Please at least filter the rubbish somewhat!!. I would rather read a book. Evan a book on advanced calculus!!
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Bar Sinister
No Party Affiliation
#600
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Boy is Canada in for a shock this time around!

*snicker*

Is that 'snicker" supposed to indicate wit? If so it fails utterly.