submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

'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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[-] [email protected] 27 points 1 month ago

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

[-] Delusional 5 points 1 month ago

And they've been doing it since 1999. Makes no sense to me.

[-] Son_of_dad 3 points 1 month ago

Why raise the Canadian flag then? How many of my native brothers y'all kill?

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

National flags are jingoist nonsense. Patriotism is a social disease.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 4 weeks ago

Patriotism is a social disease.

Agreed. Imagine being proud of where you're from like it's some sort of personal accomplishment.

Nationality isn't an accomplishment, it's a statistic.

[-] SatansMaggotyCumFart 2 points 1 month ago

I haven’t killed anyone.

[-] Agent641 2 points 1 month ago

A likely story!

[-] Bookmeat 25 points 1 month ago

She may be signaling that she's against Israeli genocide.

[-] [email protected] 19 points 1 month ago

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

[-] [email protected] 16 points 1 month ago

Symbol of genocide is being admired ...

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

[-] [email protected] 15 points 1 month ago

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

Feels like the most relevant part of the article.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago

"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.

[-] [email protected] 31 points 1 month 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

[-] [email protected] 13 points 1 month ago

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.

[-] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago

Well said. That's how I see it, anyway

this post was submitted on 15 May 2024
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