‘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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    Why raise another nation’s flag at all, let alone one filled with murder as a state goal.

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    Honestly, for a mayor in Canada I feel like that is entirely appropriate to not take a stance on foreign policy.

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    Symbol of genocide is being admired …

    The west has lost its fucking mind… Never again expect this one more time because holocaust?

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    adding that she “generally” doesn’t attend flag raising events.

    Feels like the most relevant part of the article.

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    “it’s a bit divisive”

    “I’ll piss off some of my voters either way, so best not to take a principled stance.” It’s disappointing she won’t denounce genocide, but not particularly surprising.

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      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.

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      I don’t think there’s anything cowardly about refusing to support Netanyahu’s antisemitic government, except that she wasn’t a bit firmer about it.

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    Bet she still went to the Chinese festival though

    Edit: to everyone downvoting me. Most of the Chinese themed events in Toronto are round about funded by the CCP who commits acts of genocide against its Muslim populations daily. But you guys aren’t really pro Muslim/Arab human rights, just anti Israel.

    https://medium.com/@somebodyhkyyz/ccp-infiltration-in-toronto-federation-of-chinese-canadians-in-markham-fccm-2a6ef9cc7ac1

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    She’ll be voted out next election. Spineless coward.

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        Doesn’t really matter what you think. She’ll be voted out next time. Like she deserves for being a coward.