Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021
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‘Burn It All Down’: Violent Language Leads to Violent Actionson July 19, 2021 at 10:48 pm Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS
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Commentary You wouldn’t think opposing burning churches would be controversial in Canada. But it upsets a surprising number of people including Harsha Walia, former British Columbia Civil Liberties Association head, and a bunch of her supporters. How did we get here? As Global News observed, “In a June 30 tweet responding to a news article about a pair of Catholic churches burning down, Walia wrote ‘burn it all down.’” And she was immediately not fired. Nor two weeks later. Finally on July 16 the BCCLA grudgingly conceded that they were cutting her loose in a cowardly act of capitulation to a racist sexist mob. No, really. On announcing her resignation “with heavy hearts,” the board of directors said in a follow-up letter that their outfit was facing “inexcusable racism and misogyny and threats to physical and mental safety.” Apparently “We encountered a wave of hateful commentary, fuelled by the fact …

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