After suffering the embarrassment of having comments with dozens, even hundreds, of likes before being killed, MotherCorp is back to pre-censoring comments. In reportage about “Jihadi John’s” death, the vast majority of comments called out the CBC’s bullshit. And those were just the ones that were “approved.”
While I do not watch The National or any other CBC news program, I do view your company’s website. I assume that a good portion of web articles form a portion of CBC’s broadcasting news programming as well. As a Canadian citizen, and a Canadian taxpayer, I have a right to object when news programming is erroneous (at best) or outright propaganda and false at worst. The list of “news stories” which fall into those categories is a long one. And CBC is by no means the sole offender.
I will concentrate on falsehoods and propaganda broadcast by CBC which is intended to drive us into the Third World War and eventual nuclear oblivion.
CBC’s reportage on Ukraine and Crimea suggests that there was a Russian invasion of the Crimea and that Russian troops occupy Ukraine. The fact is the former president, Viktor Yanukovych was deposed in a western (i.e. U.S. government / CIA)-backed coup after he decided Ukraine did not want to be part of the European Union. Yanukovych was replaced by chocolate baron Petro Poroshenko. Crimean residents voted: to a) break away from Ukraine; and b) apply to join Russia. The country has been embroiled in a civil war ever since. CBC has also reported, and allowed on-air comments to go unchallenged, that “Russia” shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 when there has been absolutely no evidence to suggest this. The crash scene has been severely tampered, there is no chain of evidence and what “evidence” that does exist is not freely shared.
The world is being hoaxed into believing that there is an evil entity out there known as ISIS, and ISIL, and IS and Khorosan and some other names I can’t quite recall right now. No mention is made of John McCain’s links to ISIS (et al) and chief Boogeyman Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (aka Simon Elliot). CBC reporting of CSIS agent Mohammed al-Rashad smuggling three teen British girls into Syria to “fight” for ISIS was quickly memory-holed. Typing John McCain and ISIS really does tell us all we need to know. The coining of the name“Khorosan” was a particularly foolish choice as Star Wars geeks would immediately associate it with Coruscant (i.e. false flag) with is probably why use of that term dropped rather quickly. People who understand Arabic chuckle when they hear “al-qaeda” because that is Arabic slang for “toilet.” Not unlike the john, the bowl, or the crapper. Can you imagine if Gerry Adams (or his voice actor for BBC news reports) had said, “I’m from the Crapper and I’m going to kill you all!”? We’d all die. Of laughter.
Getting back to Mr. Elliot, sorry, Mr. Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi (oh, boy’s that a scary Muslim name, isn’t it, Mr. Mansbridge?) how can he be in a position to release a new USAma bin Laden-style tape when the man was reported dead on April 28, 2015? In fact, the Jerusalem Post of that date reported that, not only had Mr. Elliot died, but his death took place in Israel, while being tended to by Israeli doctors.
Mr. Elliot’s video, as have all the other ISIS videos (or as I refer to them, “movies”) come from one source: Rita Katz and her SITE “Intelligence Agency,” an Israel-based outfit that somehow “discovers” these films on “Muslim websites” using methods apparently not available to anybody else.
I actually wrote Mr. Mulcair a letter saying if it weren’t for the fact he was a taxer-spender, a global warming hoaxer and a gun-grabber, I would vote for him.
CBC continues to deceive viewers when it comes to the “financial crisis.” For the record, I watched “Meltdown.” And I watched the late Jim Flaherty’s own meltdown when the subject of Iceland came up. You may recall Iceland was the only country to say “no” to the banksters. And their government – that is the government the good people of Iceland elected after the previous one was proven corrupt – didn’t just say “no.” It arrested the banking criminals still within the country and issued Interpol warrants for those that escaped.
CBC’s reporting fails to mention that the “debt” taxpayers are expected to service is artificially created out of thin air by privately-owned central banks. The role of George Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece until 2011 and his secret “payday loan” deals with Goldman Sachs is completely ignored. In fact, any mention of Goldman Sachs’ responsibility for financial criminality around the planet is overlooked in corporate media reporting.
As you know, CBC.ca has a comments section. I understand your show, “The National” ran a segment which discussed cutting off that feature. I don’t know, because, again, I don’t watch your show. The censorship of these comments is beyond draconian. It is blatant. Your censors as Keith Bilous’s ICUC are supposed to be on the lookout for offensive language, off-topic comments, CAPS, slander, “hate,” etc. They are clearly not only acting in a partisan manner, but acting on behalf of the clients of their “reputation management services,” another service provided by ICUC. In comments discussing “mass shootings,” any comment where I have inquired about what medications the purported “shooter” or “shooters” may have been on is swiftly killed. Medication, anti-depressants, SSRI’s will ensure my “content” is “disabled.” So either ICUC is protecting its Big Pharma clients. Or it is protecting CBC’s Big Pharma advertisers. Or both.
From my experience, it is obvious the Clinton Global Initiative (aka the Bill, Hilary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation) is obviously an ICUC client. Here is a selection of my censored comments:
Nice try. The “bail-in” regime (aka “negative interest rates”) was instituted as a “contingency” by Jim Flaherty (1 like)
“Question number one regarding such incidents which always gets deleted: Do we know what prescription medications the shooters were on, or were withdrawing from?”
Quoting “I still for the life of me cannot understand how a wife and husband can have a 6 month old baby and jointly plan and go on a killing spree leaving the baby with the grandmother.” “Kind of makes you wonder what medications they were on. Yeah, yeah, I know. Content Disabled.”
Adam Ghadan was Adam Pearlman before he “converted.” Joseph Cohen became Yousef al-Khatab. Zachary Chesser became known as Abu Tahlah al-Amtrikee. Adam’s grand-daddy ran the ADL. Joe used to hang out outside mosques and beat up Muslims.”
“Hey, Keith, why are you blocking comments mentioning SSRIs and other prescription medication?”
Quoting: “Man tries to open door on a European Lufthansa flight while shouting he wants to join ‘youknowwho’ but this site is ignoring it. Disgusting” “He ought to do a simple Google Image search of John McCain and youknowwho to see just whom he is joining.”
Context: Why don’t YOU run for office: “I’m not a psychopathic liar willing to tell anybody what they want to hear, willing to sell my own mother for a dollar and willing to subvert myself and my country to a foreign power. So, in short, I don’t have a prayer (of) being elected under the current system.”
“Hey, CBC, how can you still, in good conscience, report the popular narrative about “ISIS” when, if anything, this incident destroys that narrative once and for all? Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet that was actually bombing REAL terrorist targets. I mean, seriously, what else do we need to know? This war really is a fake, a fraud, a farce and a hoax. And you are insulting the intelligence of millions of Canadians (to say nothing of the rest of the world) by continuing to pretend otherwise. Twenty-three years ago, you had the courage to expose the Babies and Incubators hoax (The Fifth Estate: To Sell A War). It’s time to grow another pair and expose this one before millions MORE people get killed.” (45 likes).
“I agree. The best conservatives can hope for is a conservative-minded leader (see Paul Martin) because the Conservative party is done for at least a generation. And I’m a lifelong conservative voter. My Liberal friends, the Harper regime was not conservative. It was fascist. (13 likes).
Quoting: ” ‘Sharia Law! Ontariowe! Communism! They’re taking our guns! Immigrants cancelling Christmas! Children smoking drugs in from of their teachers! Did I get everything, Stephen?’ Well, yeah, you missed the most important element of the Two Minutes of Hate: The Terrorists! They’re coming to get you! They’ll flatulate in our elevators! Tear the tags off of our mattresses! They’ll mate with our women (just ask the previous defense minister)! Oh, please, Mr. Government, save us!
Quoting previous comment: ” ‘ You might not support the mission, but you have to support the troops.’ Not if they’re committing war crimes we don’t. That’s why Chretien shut down the Canadian Airborne Regiment.” (3 likes)
“Are u.s. and other ‘allied’ troops still guarding poppy fields in Afghanistan and shipping the finished product home? I’m wearing a white poppy. I’m done with this crap.” (2 likes).
It’s a shame the “Whitewater hearings” spent so much time concentrating on a real estate scame and a stained blue dress while completely overlooking a little town called Mena, Arkansas. And its municipal airport. (1 like)
“We came, we saw, he died! Ha! Ha! Ha!” (2 likes) Posting this particular quote by Missus Clinton ALWAYS gets deleted. Care to explain that one?
“Retain power at all costs” (quoting a previous comment). You’d almost think Steve was a former Liberal. Oh, wait…
Relax. Read the comments. We’re winning. And these are just the comments that aren’t memory-holed by ICUC. The neocons are in a panic because Russia is exposing this hoax. (3 likes).
I’m no shill…and I do have a brain. I also read the CBC’s reports about CSIS agent Mohammed al-Rashad smuggling teen British girls into Syria to “fight” for “ISIS. And I know about John McCain meeting with al-Baghdadi. And John McCain ISIS selfies. I know “we” have been air dropping supplies and materiel on ISIS positions in Syria. And even giving them a fleet of Toyota pick-up trucks. The Russians have accomplished in Syria what “we” couldn’t do in two years. (2 likes).
Yeah, good luck with that, Steve. And BTW, I donated to Ford’s campaign. I did not (and do not) live in Toronto. Of course, at the time, I didn’t know Ford was a pathological liar and a drug addict and had a personal and family criminal history. I repudiated my previous support of Stephen Harper (circa 2006) and quickly repudiated my support for Ford when I learned I had been had AGAIN. Too bad there are so many simple-minded neocons that just can admit they have been had, too. (1 like).
There are more, Mr. Mansbridge. I would invite you to check out my own website, LettersToTheBeast.com, where, among other things, I post screenshots of my deleted comments. And the number of “likes” before your censors get around to killing them.
No, sir. It stops here. I’m not buying this crap any longer. You are not going “to sell a war” (with apologies to Lynden MacIntyre) again. And judging by the tone of my fellow commenters, I am not alone in that assessment. And those are just the comments that aren’t “pinked.” It seems a good number of us are there for no other purpose than to call out the bovine excrement. If CBC wants to disable the comments section, go ahead. I don’t care. Watch your web viewership plummet, and the eyes viewing your on-line advertising sink along with it (see the Toronto Sun). And if you think the Liberal government will be your new sugar daddy, I suggest you go to YouTube and look at Julie van Dusen’s temper tantrum with Sheila Copps when Julie felt funding increases to the CBC were unduly insufficient. My memory is a bit hazy after all these years, but I’m pretty sure Copps was a Liberal.
I respectfully suggest you and your corporate / government masters have two choices: we can either spout off on your little comments sections. Or, having had that means of presenting our grievances removed from us and with nothing better to do, we can show up by the hundreds of thousands or millions on Front Street, Bay Street, Wellington Street and Bank Street and make our voices heard that way. The world is coming to two very uncomfortable conclusions: a) the conspiracy kooks were right and; b) they are probably right about a number of other things as well.
This letter touched on just a few of the things that you report and are provably false. Don’t even get me started on September 11, 2001, Sandy Hook (aka Sandy Hoax) and global warming.
I am 46 years old. When I was a schoolboy and my little head was being filled with commies, Rooskies and “nukular bombs,” I couldn’t possibly imagine I would grow up to live in a world where Russia was a free country, the United States was a fascist police state and Canada wasn’t far behind. And I sure wouldn’t have believe Canada would have degenerated into a country where you are free to say anything you want about the government of Canada, but would go to jail for speaking ill of the government of Israel and its agents and lobby overseas.
Feel free to check out this letter on LettersToTheBeast.com where I will supply links to back up every single claim I have made. To put it bluntly: I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this any more.
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cc: CBC Audience Relations, Melanie Joly, Robert Nicholson, Thomas Mulcair
Canada’s israeli community was determined to make an example of Arthur Topham. And it did.
The Canadian jewish News of November 18 bent over backwards to congratulate itself on the successful persecution of RadicalPress.com’s Arthur Topham.
Harry Abrams, 63, a Victoria-based owner of an advertising company, was among the first to bring attention to Topham’s website and his anti-Semitic vitriol back in 2007. Abrams, who has 30 years of anti-defamation work behind him and currently leads the Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island’s social action committee, describes Topham as “rabidly anti-Semitic.”
Curiously, the CjN mentions who was “among the first,” but fails to mention any other complainants. Like the Mysterious Stranger, Richard Warman’s role in this victory goes unnoticed. Warman is the serial SLAPP-suiter responsible for most of the now-defunct Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Warman was cited by the CHRT in 2009 for engaging in provacateuring activity by posting his own “hate messages” on targeted cites and then turning around and filing complaints with the Tribunal because those websites posted his comments in the first place. The CHRT sanctioned Warman by, in the case of Northern Alliance, not allowing him to collect a piece of the action (a portion of the $10,000 fine) as had been customary in his previous cases.
Arthur Topham is forbidden by court order from discussing who the two initial complainants were.
When interviewed by the Canadian jewish News, pliant now-former Royal Canadian Mounted Police worker Terry Wilson (age 51 and retired…nice), who was instrumental in getting the job done for the b’nai brith despite the odds, couldn’t pass up the chance to not only kick Arthur when he was down, but also trash his wife of nearly four decades, Shastah.
Topham also claimed that his wife Shastah is Jewish, a fact Wilson disputes. “He could say she was Jewish by birth but there was no way she would be Jewish by religion and stick with a guy who said things like that.”
A cop speaking his mind about a heinous criminal such as Arthur Topham is one thing. But going after the man’s wife of 37 years for “sticking around with him” is absolutely beyond the pale. Wilson ought to be ashamed of himself. His colleagues in the Police Community should be outraged.
The public face of the prosecution, Harry Abrams, was so elated he couldn’t contain himself when he commented on his own role in the CjN’s reportage.
Actually, Harry, if another website decides to mirror or reproduce Arthur’s writings, there is absolutely no legal consequence to Arthur himself. The only legal consequence would be to the reproducing website itself. And only if Arthur decided to sue for copyright infringement.
There have been spectacular “holocaust denier” trials in Canada in the past. Jim Keegstra, a schoolteacher who was ultimately convicted of “spreading hate against an identifiable group” for teaching his pupils alternative views of World War II history. Keegstra’s conviction was overturned on appeal and subsequently re-instated by the Supreme Court of Canada.
And then of course, there was Ernst Zundel. Zundel was charged under Canada’s criminal code for publishing (he wasn’t even the author; he merely owned the printing plant) a pamphlet entitled “Did Six Million Really Die?” Zundel was charged “spreading false news.”
Canada’s corporate media, the CjN included, were clearly hoping happy days were here again with Arthur Topham. It didn’t happen. They reported he had been charged three years ago (again, based on the complaints of Abrams and Warman). They reported the start of Arthur’s trial. They reported his conviction. But nothing in between. There was no show trial. No circus. No construction hard hats.
LettersToTheBeast is pleased to report Arthur’s website, RadicalPresss.com, is still up an running despite the efforts of the government.
On Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 11:27 a.m. in the British Columbia Supreme Court, city of Quesnel, I was pronounced “Guilty” by a jury of twelve men and women of the following criminal offence, also known as Count 1:
“Roy Arthur TOPHAM, between the 28th day of April, 2011 and the 4th day of May, 2012, inclusive, at or near Quesnel, in the Province of British Columbia, did by communicating statements, other than in private conversation, willfully promote hatred against an identifiable group, people of the Jewish religion or ethnic origin, contrary to Section 319(2) of the Criminal Code.”
Immediately following I was pronounced “Not Guilty” of a second and identical criminal offence, known as Count 2:
“Roy Arthur TOPHAM, between the 29th day of January, 2013 and the 11th day of December, 2013, inclusive, at or near Quesnel, in the Province of British Columbia, did by communicating statements, other than in private conversation, willfully promote hatred against an identifiable group, people of the Jewish religion or ethnic origin, contrary to Section 319(2) of the Criminal Code.”
Within moments of the jury leaving the courtroom Crown prosecutor Jennifer Johnson was seeking new bail conditions that would restrict even further my fundamental rights as contained in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Defence Attorney Barclay Johnson immediately objected suggesting to Justice Bruce Butler that if Crown wants changes to my bail conditions then due process should be followed and Crown must file an application to that effect. Justice Butler agreed and the date of Thursday, November 19, 2015 was set for a hearing on Crown’s application. Later it was set for Friday, November 20th, 2015 at 10 a.m.
Given the fact that Crown has attempted on two earlier occasions to have stringent bail conditions imposed upon my freedom to operate RadicalPress.com it must be assumed that in this instance too Crown will be calling for either removal of my site from the Internet or else a total ban on my ability to operate it until final sentencing which is tentatively scheduled for late January of 2016.
In the event that Crown is able to accomplish either of its objectives, November 20th, 2015 could, theoretically, be the last day that I am able to communicate the status of my case on the Internet pending the outcome of my Charter challenge to Sec. 319(2).
LettersToTheBeast would also like to take the liberty of reprinting a few paragraphs of Arthur’s comments, should RadicalPress become Orwellized by the Canadian government:
Our collective dilemma
Only someone in a comatose condition or willfully blind to any form of self-reflection could deny the fact that the global state of affairs today has reached an extreme state of critical disharmony.
War, and the threat of war, environmental degradation, cancer rates of epic proportions, fear levels at an all-time high and an endless array of bureaucratic and media machinations all designed to confuse and obfuscate any remedial efforts on the part of the people to rectify this imminent threat to our collective condition are the order of the day. Then, coupled with all of these Orwellian conditions, is the growing threat by Zionist infiltrated nation states to introduce illogical, totalitarian, communist tactics such as “hate crime” legislation in order to penalize those who attempt to define and interpret the present narrative of negativity.
Numerous individual writers from the past have warned us repeatedly of what would happen if we didn’t get off our collective fanny and do something about what was happening but, as is the human condition, the general populace is too busy making a living, paying off their plastic, raising families and mesmerized by Big Brother’s “Eye” tv to find the time to address and dismantle these specious, serpentine moves of the Zionist lobbyist to put in place their anti-free speech “hate” legislation.
Now that the proverbial fecal matter is hitting the fan suddenly the truth revealers are getting broad-sided by this legislation and falsely accused and dragged before Stalinist “Show Trial”courts in order to plug the failing dams of deception that are currently crumbling before their very eyes.
In term of my own situation I’ve spent a lifetime searching for answers to this perennial problem of endless conflict and environmental destruction and now, at the ripe young age of 68, I can honestly and rightfully declare that all of my years of research and writing, coupled with the past 9 years of ‘harrowing’ legal hassles, only further corroborates and confirms that censorship of individuals who earnestly try to give warning to their fellow citizens and censorship of the Internet via the unscrupulous use of “hate crime” legislation must be stopped if we are to remain free to think, reason and peacefully protest against any form of oppression.
The final step in this ongoing process of ridding our country of the last remaining legal barrier (Sec. 319(2) of the criminal code will be a Constitutional challenge using the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Sec. 2b which states:
Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
Israel and the Zionist agenda
All of the hate crime legislation in the world has been created by one group, the Zionist Jew lobby, working through B’nai Brith International and other similar orgs. They’ve set themselves up in every nation of the West and their primary purpose as agents of the state of Israel is to silence any and all criticism of the Zionist ideology and its debilitating effect upon human rights and freedom of expression. This fact is now beyond dispute and case after case where individuals are charged with these duplicitous “hate” crimes the complainants inevitably are dual citizens of the foreign state of Israel or else goy sycophants in the pay of these same lobbyists.
To support Israel is to support racism, apartheid, murder of innocents, theft of other nation’s land, the destruction of other cultures, war, destruction and endless terrorist acts and media deception on a scale never before witnessed in human history.
Any Western government that “stands with Israel” is admitting to and condoning and complicit with all of these barbaric and uncivilized actions that comprise the whole of what political Zionism entails.
My first duty as a human being is to acknowledge, revere and do the Will of the Creator – source of all life. God = Love = Truth. If I don’t include God in every equation related to my work and my life then it all becomes meaningless and devoid of that one fundamental principle which governs both the physical and spiritual realms. Any attempt at addressing the evils that men do which omits the Truth is futile. God gave man Free Will which ultimately implies the right to express himself without fear of state repression. The atheistic Zionist agenda would end that freedom of the mind and soul and for that reason alone it must be resisted all costs.
My purpose in all that I’ve done over my lifetime has been to shed light upon the machinations of those who would enslave us and silence us so that we’re not at liberty to express our thoughts and ideas. Censorship now remains the #1 threat to our global survival in that without the freedom to challenge the state (any state) and its dictates and demands we’re left bereft of the ability to speak the Truth. In this sense my struggle is every person’s struggle who desires to remain free and live in peace and harmony with their fellow human beings and all other life forms.
LettersToTheBeast continues to wish Arthur Topham and RadicalPress well. Arthur could have easily been cowed by the two notorious miscreants Abrams and Warman as well as b’nai brith. But he wasn’t. He made them work for their single conviction. And he brought attention to the outrageous and unconscionable control these people and organaization have over our public institutions. Arthur knew from the outset that going up against the likes of b’nai brith, its agents and its well-financed and influential backers would be like fighting Satan in a house fire. Or an oil refinery. (LettersToTheBeasts thanks two anonymous commenters in an Infowars story regarding Alex Jones’ divorce battle with his ex-wife Kelly for those analogies).
Arthur Topham’s sacrifice also brings up the right to and the need for anonymity. They are just as relevant today in the on-line universe as they were when Johanes Gutenberg re-invented the movable-type printing press nearly six centuries ago. Arthur wrote these articles and opinion pieces and published them under his own name. And now he’s paying the price.
This is a topic LettersToTheBeast will cover at a later time.
Please continue to support Arthur Topham by taking the largest currency note you have in your wallet and mailing it him at: 4633 Barkerville Highway, Quesnel, British Columbia, V2J 6T8, Canada.
By a remarkable coincidence, I have seen the words “Content Disabled” appear in my CBC comment posts drop considerably since Canadians unceremoniously threw out The Harper Regime on October 19, 2015. But every once in a while, Keith BIlous’ legion of censors will pop up just to remind us they haven’t gone anywhere.
Yesterday, I even made a post that referred to mass shootings, SSRIs and other depressants that WASN’T deleted! Judas Priest on a pony!
Hey, Keith, I hope business isn’t slowing down too much. I saw a tow truck in front of your house. If this continues, you’d better hide the Tesla!
I actually sent an-email to ICUC yesterday asking if their “our clients” section was a complete list of all of their clients, or just a select few. I went on to ask if the Clinton Global Initiative (aka the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation), the Conservative Party of Canada or any pharmaceutical companies are among their clients. Still waiting for an answer.
…It was in this environment, in early March 1993 that a group of airborne troops set a trap for local teens who were stealing from the base, shooting and killing one in the process. Then, a week or so later, another Somali teen, Shidane Arone, was found hiding in a base latrine.
Pte. Kyle Brown during his court martial hearing in Petawawa in March 1994. He was convicted and sentenced to five years for his role in the death of Somali teenager Shidane Arone. The other soldier involved, Clayton Matchlee, was deemed unfit to stand trial following a failed suicide attempt. (Canadian Press)
His torture and beating death at the hands of two Airborne soldiers, who took trophy photos along the way, became the ultimate symbol of what Canada’s involvement there was all about, at least on the home front…
White poppies are hard to come by in Canada. You can order yours in time for next Remembrance Day from the Peace Pledge Union in London. http://www.ppu.org.uk/whitepoppy/. They cost approximately C$20 (including shipping to Canada) for a package of ten.
From the Peace Pledge Union:
The White Poppy symbolises the belief that there are better ways to resolve conflicts and embodies values that reject killing fellow human beings for whatever reason. Our work, primarily educational, draws attention to many of our social values and habits which make continuing violence a likely outcome.
From economic reliance on arms sales (Britain is the world’s second largest arms exporter) to maintaining manifestly useless nuclear weapons Britain contributes significantly to international instability. The outcome of the recent military adventures highlights their ineffectiveness and grim consequences.
Now nearly 100 years after the end of the ‘war to end all wars’ we still have a long way to go to put an end to a social institution, which in even in the last decade contributed to the killing of millions.
My wife is into Facebook. I am not. However, she was saying a “Facebook friend” in Keswick, Ontario (some fifty miles north of Toronto) was bemoaning the number of people walking around town with white poppies instead of the traditional red ones, as sold, franchised, copyrighted, trademarked and enforced by the Royal Canadian Legion, a nationwide chain of drinking halls in Canada. If somebody up there in Keswick, Newmarket or the environs of York Region is taking the time (and expense) to distribute the Peace Pledge Union’s white poppies, I would personally like to thank you. Whoever you are.
Sorry, Royal Canadian Legion. But the red poppy has become synonymous with war and glorification. It has gone beyond remembering the war dead and the brave sacrifice (as I was taught as a boy) to a call to continue throwing our young men (and even women now) into the meat grinder of the u.s. War of Terror. And any suggestion that we might stop this fraudulent war is met with howls of protest and indignation of all the young people who will have died in vain.