‘There’s a war going on in the Middle East and people are protesting every weekend,’ the Mayor of Toronto said in a statement

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    2 months ago

    Tbh, policing of criticism of the Israeli government and their ongoing colonialist genocide of the Palestinian people has been so profoundly pervasive and oppressive in Canada (and US, Germany, and other countries), at least the half year or so, that I consider Chow’s comments and non-participation pretty courageous and commendable actually. Like you, I certainly would have liked a more principled stance that explicitly denounces genocide, but given the almost absurd level of censorship and whitewashing that’s been going on, I think she’s perhaps saying and doing as much as she can. It’s clear to me that this is much larger than her. I’m glad she’s mildly voicing dissent about the flag-raising at Toronto City Hall. It’s a @#$%ing travesty

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      That’s fair. Maybe I’m putting too much of the systemic problems at her feet, when in fact I’m more disappointed in almost all of our leadership. And you’re right, it’s better than nothing.