If reading the Toronto Star encourages comments like the following one then maybe it's time to change papers. You're intellect is at stake.
Protecting fish doesn't require beating anglers
Oct 08, 2007 04:30 AM
Anglers claim racism
It is appalling that Westport residents are attempting to justify what is clearly blatant and inexcusable racism. If they were actually environmentalists, they would be welcome to write angry letters to Stephen Harper about his goal to sidestep the Kyoto protocol rather than brandishing axes and committing hate crimes. With 73-year-olds being beaten unconscious, it's obvious that this has gone beyond protecting the local fish population.
This is disgusting behaviour and they should be expected as a community to publicly apologize.
So, in order to protect the local fish populations this woman suggest the good people of Westport should be writing angry letters to Stephen Harper about his commitment to the Kyoto protocol. Yes it is true folks. The people of Toronto are stupid.
I wonder if this woman has ever heard the saying "think globally, act locally". How is stopping illegal fishing and poaching in your community not acting locally? If she is appalled by the tactics that were used then maybe this woman should save some of her typical Torontonian moral outrage and redirect it at Greenpeace and PETA; two organizations that are not shy to use violence and the destruction of property to make their points and achieve their goals.
But she is Torontonian. Her sense of self-righteous indignation is selective, not universally applied.
And they wonder why the rest of the country hates that city so much. It's not the city Canadians hate. It's the people who typically live there. And considering the above comment I say that hate is deserved.
If she expects the community of Westport to publicly apologize for the deeds of a few I wonder if she expects the Canadian South Asian community to apologize for the Air India bombing? Hell, I’d like to hear that. That community is only responsible for the deaths of over 200 people, the largest mass murder in Canadian history, and legal costs in excess of over $200 million billable to the Canadian tax payer. It's not like they pushed someone into the water or anything.