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Why are all these political threads full of lunatics with crazy theories?

It just makes me feel like not visiting the thread again. Which might be their goal?
It's the same few loonies in all of them... some are just Russian trolls with one singular agenda, to spread disinformation to distract from Putin's dictatorship (the same methodology employed by Goebels for Hitler). So, they go into any thread to try and do just that. They usually display false flags and try to run down anything Ukrainian as well, to try and justify their incursion into said independent country.

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Though Freeland did not comment directly on the truthfulness of our article, her office denied that her grandfather was a Nazi collaborator.
Yet the whole article reads as if she did. :lol:
 

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Literally the first I ever read this. Sources?




None of the gay people I know who go to it seem to agree that it has been destroyed. Did I miss something? Not sarcasm. Real question. Maybe I missed something.



This I did see, and did not understand.
If you go onto their website, then click on What We Believe, there is a section entitled Black Villages, which states this clearly... it is part of their manifesto. Buddy loves to quote it repeatedly. Another one of his attempts to derail threads since it is obviously completely off-topic :topic:

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And by the way, are you aware that the central plank of the BLM agenda is to destroy western family culture and have children brought up by the commune?
:facepalm: Not that I see anything wrong with communal living but the idea that a push to move beyond the nuclear family as the only acceptable norm threatens you is hilarious.

We "All Lives Matter" people (the genuine ones) have been supporting that idea for a while. The only difference is that the collectives we advocate for are couched in diversity.
 

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Freeland knew her grandfather was editor of Nazi newspaper


Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland knew for more than two decades that her maternal Ukrainian grandfather was the chief editor of a Nazi newspaper in occupied Poland that vilified Jews during the Second World War.
Ms. Freeland’s family history has become a target for Russian forces seeking to discredit one of Canada’s highly placed defenders of Ukraine.
Ms. Freeland, who has paid tribute to her maternal grandparents in articles and books, helped edit a scholarly article in the Journal of Ukrainian Studies in 1996 that revealed her grandfather, Michael Chomiak, was a Nazi propagandist for Krakivski Visti (Krakow News).

Krakivski Visti was set up in 1940 by the German army and supervised by German intelligence officer Emil Gassert. Its printing presses and offices were confiscated by the Germans from a Jewish publisher, who was later murdered at the Belzec concentration camp.
The article titled “Kravivski Visti and the Jews, 1943: A contribution of Ukrainian Jewish Relations during the Second World War” was written by Ms. Freeland’s uncle, John-Paul Himka, now professor emeritus at the University of Alberta.
In the foreword to the article, Prof. Himka credits Ms. Freeland for “pointing out problems and clarifications.” Ms. Freeland has never acknowledged that her grandfather was a Nazi collaborator and suggested on Monday that the allegation was part of a Russian disinformation campaign.
In 1996, Prof. Himka wrote about Mr. Chomiak’s work for Kravivski Visti, a Ukrainian-language newspaper based in Krakow that often published anti-Jewish diatribes including “certain passages in some of the articles that expressed approval of what the Nazis were doing to the Jews.”
But he also said in the article, edited by Ms. Freeland, that Mr. Chomiak had told his family that he was playing a double game as the editor of the newspaper.
“A daughter of the chief editor, who interviewed her father about his wartime experiences, has informed me that Mykhailo Khomiak [Michael Chomiak] and the editorial board as a whole worked to some extent with the anti-Nazi resistance; in particular, they issued false papers for members of the underground,” he wrote.
Prof. Himka said that he was never able to verify this information, which he described as “fragmentary and one-sided.”
In an interview on Tuesday, Prof. Himka said he never knew that Mr. Chomiak had worked for the Nazis until after his father-in-law passed away and he discovered copies of Krakivski Visti in his personal papers.
Although he acknowledged that Mr. Chomiak was a Nazi collaborator, he maintained that the Germans made the editorial decisions to run anti-Semitic articles and other Nazi propaganda.
“Yeah he was the editor of a legal newspaper in Nazi-occupied Poland. He never signed anything in the paper. He never made policy or that kind of thing. It wouldn’t be his call,” Prof. Himka told The Globe and Mail. “[The newspaper] also performed a function for Ukrainian culture and kept Ukrainian intelligentsia alive during the war by paying them for articles, not just anti-Semitic articles but articles about Ukrainian culture. It was a bit of a mixed bag.”
Ms. Freeland’s office offered a short statement when asked for comment on Prof. Himka’s writings about Krakivski Visti and her grandfather.
“Dating back many years, the Minister has supported her uncle’s efforts to study and publish on this difficult chapter in her late grandfather’s past,” press secretary Alexander Lawrence said in an e-mail Tuesday evening.




On Monday, Ms. Freeland accused Russia of spreading disinformation when she was asked by reporters about a number of stories that have appeared in pro-Putin websites about Mr. Chomiak’s Nazi past.
“I don’t think it’s a secret. American officials have publicly said, and even [German Chancellor] Angela Merkel has publicly said, that there were efforts on the Russian side to destabilize Western democracies, and I think it shouldn’t come as a surprise if these same efforts were used against Canada,” Ms. Freeland replied.
She did not directly respond to questions about whether the stories about Mr. Chomiak were true. When The Globe asked her office on Monday to refute the allegation, Mr. Lawrence responded: “People should be questioning where this information comes from, and the motivations behind it.”
Conservative foreign affairs critic Peter Kent said it was obvious the Russians dug up details on Mr. Chomiak’s past to smear Ms. Freeland.
“It is unacceptable. It seems they are trying smear a minister with historical detail that has probably been misrepresented,” he said. “It is unfair and it is typical of what we have seen in other countries and it has nothing to do with her ability to represent Canada.”
Ms. Freeland is a fierce critic of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and was banned from travelling to Russia in 2014, along with 12 other Canadians who had advocated for Western sanctions against the Putin regime.
Stories published in pro-Russian websites have said Ms. Freeland’s strong stand against Russian aggression in Ukraine is linked to her grandfather’s past.
Ms. Freeland has written that her maternal grandparents fled Ukraine in 1939, describing them as “political exiles with a responsibility to keep alive the idea of an independent Ukraine.”





Freeland knew her grandfather was editor of Nazi newspaper - The Globe and Mail
 

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Why are you trolling this thread? And showing exactly the sort of misdirection favored by the Putin regime.
This is a developing story that is a part of Canadian politics. This is suppressed from MSM. That's why I'm posting this.
 

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This is a developing story that is a part of Canadian politics. This is suppressed from MSM. That's why I'm posting this.
No. It isn't. It's irrelevance.
 

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Just read now they passed a bill it's a crime to blaspheme Islam in Canada :lol:. How the hell?
You read incorrectly. What was passed was a motion calling on the Canadian government to condemn "Islamaphobia and all forms of systemic racism and religious discrimination".

It is not a bill, it is not a law. It is non-binding, and really just asking the government to make a statement condemning racism and religious discrimination, highlighting Islamaphobia, given the current political climate in the world.
 

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They passed the motion, to be PC. Even though nobody knows what Islamophobia means.

Christians, Jews and Buddhists, etc, were not included in the motion.
 

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They passed the motion, to be PC. Even though nobody knows what Islamophobia means.

Christians, Jews and Buddhists, etc, were not included in the motion.
If you don't know what Islamaphobia means, I doubt your competency to hold a fulltime job or even operate a keyboard. There's nothing wrong with highlighting one particular form of discrimination that is topical and politically relevant - you're not shunning other types of discrimination. Then again, your understanding of BLM is so skewed that I shouldn't be surprised.

This is the beginning! As I posted in another thread, all canadians should watch this!






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If you don't know what Islamaphobia means, I doubt your competency to hold a fulltime job or even operate a keyboard. There's nothing wrong with highlighting one particular form of discrimination that is topical and politically relevant - you're not shunning other types of discrimination. Then again, your understanding of BLM is so skewed that I shouldn't be surprised.
Actually, "phobia" is a technical or medical term that has been politicized. It would be better to say "discrimination against Muslims" instead of using the incorrect/politicized term.
 

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