good day

Aug. 6th, 2017 06:36 pm
sabotabby: (gaudeamus)
 Ernst Zündel is dead and Godspeed You Black Emperor has a new album coming out.

Today is a good day.
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Via [livejournal.com profile] jamie_miller: As usual, VICE has the best coverage of everything. This article is about the struggle in Greece against Golden Dawn and their cop buddies; the author spent a night with anti-fascist protestors following the murder of rapper Killah P.

The political situation in Greece is terrifying; my heart goes out to everyone there who is fighting the good fight. If anyone hears of a way to help (is it International Brigades time yet? It almost feels like it is), do let me know?
sabotabby: raccoon anarchy symbol (red flag over TO)
Um.

So. When the guys selling the Rob Ford crack video disappeared, I made one of my usual tasteless jokes, which was that they were probably wearing concrete shoes at the bottom of Lake Ontario.

Well.

What does it take to get rid of this guy?

Of course, now I'm hoping that he stays in office for just a little bit longer, on account of my rock star t-shirts, due to arrive on Tuesday night thanks to the seriously charming kindred spirit at the local t-shirt printing place. And because at this point, if he leaves office, the right-wing could get someone with similar politics but a more subtle approach in, whereas if this drags on and on, we are guaranteed a left-wing mayor (hopefully one named Olivia Chow) with a wide majority on council to clean up Ford's clusterfuck.

But I mean. The Globe is outshining the Star with their epic investigative report that, among other things, links the Ford family to fucking Wolfgang Droege, notorious Toronto neo-Nazi. Note: I don't give a shit if Doug dealt hash in high school—who didn't? What does interest me is whether he knows people who can have inconvenient people disappeared. Answer: Apparently yes.
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Adolf Hitler, the Ultimate Avatar, by Miguel Serrano:
A recap of utter epicness
By [livejournal.com profile] sabotabby, Professional Internet Martyr


As you might know, I kind of have a thing for wacky conspiracy theories. The wackier the better, really. The best conspiracy theory of all time, of course, is the one where Hitler doesn’t kill himself at the end of World War II, but instead takes off in a UFO that transports him to Antarctica, where he finds the gateway to the hollow centre of the Earth. Yes, this is a thing that people believe. Said people are, well, occasionally prone to publishing books about their unique belief system. As much as I enjoy this theory, these books are, shall we say, a little difficult to read.

Because he hates me, [livejournal.com profile] apperception kindly e-mailed me Miguel Serrano’s 600-page opus on Hitler, yoga, deep ecology, and if I’m very, very unlucky, tantric sex as well. I am pretty sure that Chilean New Age Neo-Nazis are into tantric sex. I thought of obtaining some background information on Mr. Serrano for context, but the Wikipedia page detailing his belief system was so batshit insane that I think it left me more confused than elucidated.

At any rate, I’m going to read the entire fucking thing so you don’t have to.

the literary equivalent of the Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster lies beneath this cut )

And that’s the cliffhanger that ends Part 1. There are six parts. I am not entirely sure if I’m insane enough to read the rest, but you can start a betting pool if you’d like.
sabotabby: raccoon anarchy symbol (Jew jokes)
Photobucket

The Honourable Wife Beater's official response to his Nazi photoshoot is that he didn't know who Latvis was. Which—okay. Despite years as a member of Anti-Racist Action, I wouldn't know who Latvis was if he walked up to me on the street.

You know. Unless he was in uniform. Which he was.

I am not awesome at uniform identification (though some of his pins were, um, easily identifiable) but if I were mayor of the city and had faced some criticism in the past for my racist and homophobic statements, I might pause long enough to ask someone, at least, whether that is indeed a Nazi stormtrooper uniform before putting my arm around the dude.

But one expects stupid from the HWB. As someone on Twitter put it, he's the only politician who would deny all knowledge and have that actually be true.

This is an opportunity for strange bedfellows, though. Warren Kinsella, who is an utter slimeball, was the first mainstream journalist to break the story. He's not someone I'd normally associate with progressive politics. The SUN and National Post also followed suit (along with more progressive media outlets like the CBC and the Star.).

You know why? Because, while the SUN and National Post are pretty racist, they do need to court the right-wing Jewish community. And in the past, said community has at least been helpful where going up against neo-Nazis is concerned. When I was in ARA, we had an uncomfortable relationship with the now-defunct CJC—they didn't want to have much to do with us because we didn't approve of racism against Arabs either, but they hated neo-Nazis as much as we did. So they'd at least talk to us.

But the CJC is gone, swallowed by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs. Said organization believes anti-Semitism is dead, unless it's Arab anti-Semitism. They actually don't give two fucks about the Canadian Jewish community unless they see an opportunity to slam Palestinians. Bernie Farber is too left-wing for them. But I did expect them to draw the line when the mayor of the city meets with a prominent neo-Nazi, twice.

Nope!

“We want to thank Mayor Ford for his quick response to this matter, and reiterate the fact that we consider the Mayor a true friend of Toronto’s Jewish community."


Awesome. I hope everyone knows that that CIJA doesn't represent anyone but themselves.

Keep that photo circulating, folks. Especially if you have older relatives who voted for Ford because he promised to cut their taxes. This deserves to be a massive political scandal.
sabotabby: raccoon anarchy symbol (red flag over TO)
I can't put the counter up because I'm not sure when this photo was taken, but it does seem to be undeniably a picture of the Honourable Wife-Beater hanging around with an actual neo-Nazi. Not in the distant past, when he was just a stupid kid from Etobicoke, but recently.

Photobucket

That's Jon Latvis from RaHoWa (short for Racial Holy War) and he is not exactly quiet about his politics. The photo appears to have been posted by Latvis himself. If you can't read the text, it says: "Me meeting with Toronto's Mayor, Rob Ford to get an endorsement for the Latvian Homeguard—at City Hall," and was posted May 6th.

The story comes via Warren Kinsella, who is about as far from a trustworthy source as you can get, but it's also up on Anti-Racist Canada. I went to check out Latvis' Facebook account, which is surprisingly public but also very sparse. I mean, it's possible that there's a dude impersonating him who is also good with Photoshop, but there are more prominent Toronto neo-Nazis and Ford would hardly be the first right-wing wacko with far-right links.

ETA: Context!

“(Mayor Ford) condemns all forms of racism.”

Except, you know. When he makes comments about how Chinese people work like dogs or immigrants are the cause of gun violence in Toronto or when he slashes social programs that primarily benefit racialized communities. He likes purple people, though.

Pass it on

Jun. 10th, 2009 08:15 pm
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The piece-of-shit Nazi scumbag who killed a man at the Holocaust Museum in DC today was a Freeper. Anyone who's spent more than 30 seconds on FreeRepublic knows that it's a hotbed of seething, mindless hatred. They'll try to distance themselves (they are currently trying to argue that Muslims somehow did this), just like Operation Rescue is pathetically trying to distance itself from the misogynist bastards that killed Dr. Tiller, but this oughtn't fool anyone.

Also, he is a terrible artist.

All anger aside, this is scary as all hell.

(Hat tip: [livejournal.com profile] corvus.)

Pass it on

Jun. 10th, 2009 08:15 pm
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The piece-of-shit Nazi scumbag who killed a man at the Holocaust Museum in DC today was a Freeper. Anyone who's spent more than 30 seconds on FreeRepublic knows that it's a hotbed of seething, mindless hatred. They'll try to distance themselves (they are currently trying to argue that Muslims somehow did this), just like Operation Rescue is pathetically trying to distance itself from the misogynist bastards that killed Dr. Tiller, but this oughtn't fool anyone.

Also, he is a terrible artist.

All anger aside, this is scary as all hell.

(Hat tip: [livejournal.com profile] corvus.)
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It's time for the Make Up Your Own Answers to Perplexing Questions Game!

Discussion Topic #1: What exactly did Matarazzi say to Zidane?

Alternately, if you're sick of the World Cup...

Discussion Topic #2: Bill White (a.k.a. the guy who called me a "Jew-demon in human form") got purged from the National Socialist Movement. Why?
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It's time for the Make Up Your Own Answers to Perplexing Questions Game!

Discussion Topic #1: What exactly did Matarazzi say to Zidane?

Alternately, if you're sick of the World Cup...

Discussion Topic #2: Bill White (a.k.a. the guy who called me a "Jew-demon in human form") got purged from the National Socialist Movement. Why?
sabotabby: raccoon anarchy symbol (crying bunny by zazuomgwtf)
First of all, in the "what the hell are you smoking?" category, we have this loverly article, courtesy of ARA.

White Nationalist Conference Ponders Whether Jews and Nazis Can Get Along
By JONATHAN TILOVE
March 3, 2006
NY Weekly

For the small, hardy band of right-wing Jews who attended this past weekend's American Renaissance Conference, the biennial gathering of white nationalists ended on a sour note.

The events Saturday, February 25, passed without major incident. But then, late Sunday morning, none other than former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke approached the microphone on the floor during the question-and-answer session for French writer Guillaume Faye. After congratulating Faye for stirring remarks that "touched my genes," Duke asked if there weren't an even more insidious threat to the West than Islam.

Taking the Jew-hatred out of white nationalism is like taking the Christ out of Christmas... )

Cut, because it's triggering. )

Ugh. I can't deal. Here's a bunny.

For the women of South Dakota, permission slip for an abortion.

It's a little thing, I know, but I'm really glad to be going to the IWD march this weekend.

On a much lighter note, if it wasn't $45, I would totally need an Eat Flaming Death, Fascist Media Pigs! t-shirt. Hopefully, it'll go down in price at some point like their other shirts. Short of that, I'm making it into an icon. (Hat tip: [livejournal.com profile] lovableatheist.)

Finally, please sign this.
sabotabby: raccoon anarchy symbol (Default)
First of all, in the "what the hell are you smoking?" category, we have this loverly article, courtesy of ARA.

White Nationalist Conference Ponders Whether Jews and Nazis Can Get Along
By JONATHAN TILOVE
March 3, 2006
NY Weekly

For the small, hardy band of right-wing Jews who attended this past weekend's American Renaissance Conference, the biennial gathering of white nationalists ended on a sour note.

The events Saturday, February 25, passed without major incident. But then, late Sunday morning, none other than former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke approached the microphone on the floor during the question-and-answer session for French writer Guillaume Faye. After congratulating Faye for stirring remarks that "touched my genes," Duke asked if there weren't an even more insidious threat to the West than Islam.

Taking the Jew-hatred out of white nationalism is like taking the Christ out of Christmas... )

Cut, because it's triggering. )

Ugh. I can't deal. Here's a bunny.

For the women of South Dakota, permission slip for an abortion.

It's a little thing, I know, but I'm really glad to be going to the IWD march this weekend.

On a much lighter note, if it wasn't $45, I would totally need an Eat Flaming Death, Fascist Media Pigs! t-shirt. Hopefully, it'll go down in price at some point like their other shirts. Short of that, I'm making it into an icon. (Hat tip: [livejournal.com profile] lovableatheist.)

Finally, please sign this.
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From [livejournal.com profile] syndicalist and [livejournal.com profile] terry_terrible:
Timur, a guitar player of Russian hardcore band Sandinista!, was killed in a street fight by a group of neo-nazis in the country's supposedly cultural capital of St. Petersburg. Timur and a musician from another hardcore band were approached by nazis as they were coming back from Food Not Bombs food-giveaway. A young man in his twenties bled to death before ambulance arrived at the crime scene in roughly 20 minutes.
Sandinista's profile can be found at http://www.myspace.com/sandinistaxspbhc


Please post this information in your blog/bulletin board as a sign of our INTOLERANCE TO NAZI SCUM.


I went to the anti-Sharon protest. Sharon, by the way, was a no-show, which most of us expected but still took some people by surprise. He addressed the United Jewish Communities General Assembly via video-conference at the Metro Convention Centre. We hung about outside and demonstrated. It was a remarkably good turnout for a cold, dark Monday night. I may post photos, but since it was so dark, they all turned out like crap. But every other person there had a camera so maybe someone's turned out better than mine.

On a shallow note, it was one of those demos where almost everyone was dressed sensibly, so it's too bad that I lose at nighttime photography.
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From [livejournal.com profile] syndicalist and [livejournal.com profile] terry_terrible:
Timur, a guitar player of Russian hardcore band Sandinista!, was killed in a street fight by a group of neo-nazis in the country's supposedly cultural capital of St. Petersburg. Timur and a musician from another hardcore band were approached by nazis as they were coming back from Food Not Bombs food-giveaway. A young man in his twenties bled to death before ambulance arrived at the crime scene in roughly 20 minutes.
Sandinista's profile can be found at http://www.myspace.com/sandinistaxspbhc


Please post this information in your blog/bulletin board as a sign of our INTOLERANCE TO NAZI SCUM.


I went to the anti-Sharon protest. Sharon, by the way, was a no-show, which most of us expected but still took some people by surprise. He addressed the United Jewish Communities General Assembly via video-conference at the Metro Convention Centre. We hung about outside and demonstrated. It was a remarkably good turnout for a cold, dark Monday night. I may post photos, but since it was so dark, they all turned out like crap. But every other person there had a camera so maybe someone's turned out better than mine.

On a shallow note, it was one of those demos where almost everyone was dressed sensibly, so it's too bad that I lose at nighttime photography.
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Via [livejournal.com profile] jk_fabiani, if you haven't seen video footage of the Toledo riots, here's a link for you:

OMG riot!

It just looks like a lot of people running around to me. That's activist videos for you, though. If you look really close, you can spot my friend.



Language geeks, particularly feminist language geeks: [livejournal.com profile] sonicage is having a fascinating discussion about male normative language that I just know some of you will love!



Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] trollprincess: Chances are people you don't even know are being introduced to your journal every day, either randomly or through someone else. In addition to recent entries, people can get to know you better by what you posted in the past.

With that in mind, post a link to your entries on this day six months ago, nine months ago, a year ago, and two years ago.


Well, most of these are locked. I wonder how many lurkers I have, though.

Six months ago (April 20, 2005), I was babbling about how Heather Mac Donald was hilarious. There were also mentions of wombats and vultures.

Nine months ago (January 20, 2005), I was into peak oil before it was cool to be into peak oil.

One year ago (October 19 and 21, 2004), I discovered the reality-based community and was overjoyed that my phone wasn't working and tried to kick-start a Dr. Hunter S. Thompson for President campaign.

Two years ago (October 20, 2003), I was in the midst of a break-up with my partner of four years and dealing with The Cancer, Round One.
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Via [livejournal.com profile] jk_fabiani, if you haven't seen video footage of the Toledo riots, here's a link for you:

OMG riot!

It just looks like a lot of people running around to me. That's activist videos for you, though. If you look really close, you can spot my friend.



Language geeks, particularly feminist language geeks: [livejournal.com profile] sonicage is having a fascinating discussion about male normative language that I just know some of you will love!



Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] trollprincess: Chances are people you don't even know are being introduced to your journal every day, either randomly or through someone else. In addition to recent entries, people can get to know you better by what you posted in the past.

With that in mind, post a link to your entries on this day six months ago, nine months ago, a year ago, and two years ago.


Well, most of these are locked. I wonder how many lurkers I have, though.

Six months ago (April 20, 2005), I was babbling about how Heather Mac Donald was hilarious. There were also mentions of wombats and vultures.

Nine months ago (January 20, 2005), I was into peak oil before it was cool to be into peak oil.

One year ago (October 19 and 21, 2004), I discovered the reality-based community and was overjoyed that my phone wasn't working and tried to kick-start a Dr. Hunter S. Thompson for President campaign.

Two years ago (October 20, 2003), I was in the midst of a break-up with my partner of four years and dealing with The Cancer, Round One.

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