Saturday, 7 June 2008

Looks Like Georgina, Ontario needs the multiculturalism, "diversity is our strength", make whites a minority cure.

We are reminded not to succumb to racially stereotyping the black community every time one of its individuals pulls a gun, robs a store, or gets involved in a violent altercation for the nth time. We are equally reminded not to do so to the Muslim community every time we read or hear news reports of, yet another, terrorist attack done in the name of Islam. Same is said of the gay community each time of its members dies of AIDS. Same is said of the Asian community each time one of them is busted for fraud, counterfeiting, copy right infringement, or drug trafficking. But in this Toronto Star article whites are all supposed to bow their heads in collective shame as they sadly realize that they are all beset by an incurable trait called racism, a trait that is uniquely their own.

Georgina faces some ugly truths

In the wake of a much-publicized string of attacks on Asian fishermen, a community was forced to face its demons. Now, the focus is on healing

Jun 07, 2008 04:30 AM
Robyn Doolittle
Staff Reporter


But last September, this bridge was a crime scene, linked to a rash of disturbing attacks against Asian fishermen. A Toronto angler out fishing with some friends was pushed into the river by some local twentysomethings. It launched a chain of events – a brawl, a high-speed car chase, and finally a horrific crash – that put Shayne Berwick in a coma for 8 months.

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Six assaults were eventually reported to York police. Arrests have been made in five. Dozens more victims told stories of harassment, racial slurs, theft and assault on Chinese-language call-in shows. Incidents were reported as far away as Peterborough and Westport.

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As the debate raged, nine parked vehicles were vandalized with swastikas, anti-Semitic graffiti and homosexual slurs in late September.

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Located at the northern tip of York region, Georgina is a geographically large but sparsely populated community, where 96 per cent of the 42,000 residents are white. The majority of residents are undoubtedly open-minded and tolerant, but like many rural towns, it has its share of prejudice and isolationist sentiments.

The paradox is that just 30 minutes south of Georgina on Highway 404 is Markham, one of the country's most diverse communities with 65 per cent of the 261,000 residents identifying themselves as members of a visible minority.

"I've heard theories about Georgina – apparently that particular area, it's very white and people who live there have lived there for a long, long time and there isn't much mixing with even the outside white people. It's just a very isolated community," said Avvy Go, director of the Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic.

You've got to be kidding me! Avvy Go should know that what she just said can be equally applied to the Chinese community in Canada. They may live in multicultural cities but the Chinese rarely venture outside of their own communities and socialize with non-Chinese Canadians. They are insular, isolationist, very nationalistic towards China, and, I must say, very racist (you'll rarely, if at all, see someone who is Chinese date someone who is black because blacks are, you know, filthy). I'm sure Ms. Go knows this but it is better to distract us from these "ugly truths" about the Asian community and focus our attention on those nasty white bogeymen living north of Steeles Avenue.

But what is interesting is that Markham, Ontario is mentioned - where the white population has been reduced to 35% with an equal and rising of Asian population - as if that is a model Canadian city. The question I ask is if this "journalist" bothered herself to investigate race relations in Markham? Several years ago the rapid influx of Chinese immigrants into Markham caused the then mayor of Markham to voice with disapproval that Markham is "going Chinese" bringing to light the racial tensions that arise when one racial group displaces another. The mayor was castigated for stating the obvious because the reduction of whites to minority status is "progressive" and therefore a good thing where predominately white towns like Georgina are relics of "old Canada" that need to be replaced with the Toronto model: the reduction of the domestic population to minority status with the rapid introduction non-Europeans via mass immigration. It is a scientific fact that non whites are incapable of racism by virtue of the colour of their skin alone.

There is more to this story than is being reported. If Asian fishermen are attracting such negative attention it's probably because they are doing something that invites it. They are not "babes in the woods" as this article lets on. I've written about it here, here, here, here, here and especially here.

The real purpose of this piece is to stroke the egos of Torontonians and those who live in the GTA. It tells them that they are so much better than everyone else including fellow Canadians because they are cosmopolitan and welcome with open arms minority status for the host population because they are progressive, whatever that's supposed to mean. The "journalist" accomplishes this by generalizing rural Canadians as closed minded, insular, isolationist, inward looking, traditional and resistant to change, "too white", and, above all, racist and we all know how progressive it is to generalize vast segments of a population with the boneheaded antics of a few individuals.

Also this piece, and others like it, imply that the onus for racial harmony rests solely on the shoulders of the white majority population as if racial minorities share none of the responsibility. This, of course, is ridiculous.

More disconcerting is the lack of any real debate about immigration matters and multiculturalism coupled with the systematic repression of dissenting voices will only push people to engage in racist acts to express their discontent. We should learn from this and allow more open and honest discussions facing the demographic and cultural changes that has been imposed upon the people of this country but it looks like the left, who control the debate, seem to favour more laws and more arrests to restrict debate. Now that's what I call progressive.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

York Regional Police chief says "The moment I saw it (black-painted skeleton from a noose), I tell you rage built up in me. I was so offended."

I felt the same rage, not because of the two ignoramus's actions, but because of another hand-wringing, guilt-ridden public servant who bows before the alter of political-correctness who foolishly offers his expected platitudes.

A senior police officer who emotionally over-reacts to a silly event as this, must surely be pandering to minorities. There are more serious criminal activities that deserve this police chief's "rage" than the reported activity in question. For example, child molesters, innocent murdered people or criminal assaults causing bodily harm, etc. etc.

Sycophantic quotes geared for public consumption, does not do justice when uttered by senior police officers and only make them appear more hypocritically ingenuous than they really are. Whenever I read about these types of statements originating from "white" officialdom, what I really hear them saying is "See everybody, I'm not at all racist!"

Still quoting from "The Star",

"When asked whether racism was a problem in the area, one woman earnestly replied: 'Absolutely not. This is not a racist town. There's only about, I don't know, two coloured people here.'

She spoke with perhaps ignorance, but not malice.
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When baited with the usual "racist" question, the reporter got his/her expected stock answer that implied defensive submission.

But that didn't matter to this reporter who set the woman interviewee up with the usual loaded question because the reporter now goes on to suggest she is ignorant when describing black people as being "coloured".

If I'm not mistaken, this same newspaper has no problem in describing white people in being "too white bread" in past articles.

".......whites are all supposed to bow their heads in collective shame as they sadly realize that they are all beset by an incurable trait called racism, a trait that is uniquely their own."

I sincerely hope more Canadians are able to break free from this matrix and learn to read between the lines as well as you do.

I'm going to pass this Toronto Star article over to amren.com and hope that it gets a dis-honourable mention.

PaxCanadiana said...

Sycophantic quotes geared for public consumption, does not do justice when uttered by senior police officers and only make them appear more hypocritically ingenuous than they really are. Whenever I read about these types of statements originating from "white" officialdom, what I really hear them saying is "See everybody, I'm not at all racist!"

That is so true and no one does this best than urban dwelling "I'm better than you because I'm 'progressive'" Canadians. No wonder the country hates Toronto. It's because they deserve it.

When baited with the usual "racist" question, the reporter got his/her expected stock answer that implied defensive submission.

But that didn't matter to this reporter who set the woman interviewee up with the usual loaded question because the reporter now goes on to suggest she is ignorant when describing black people as being "coloured".


Good point. Now that I think about it the woman couldn't win either way. She said that she doesn't believe the good people of Georgina are racists and the reporter accuses her of ignorance. If the woman agreed with the alleged racist character of Georgina as the "progressive" reporter was alluding to it would have been greeted as welcomed candor. Either way the people of Georgina are racists to say nothing of the Asian community.

Racism is not specific to any race, ethnicity, religion and culture as Jason Kenney found out the hard way. You don't need to go to Georgina when there are so many ethnic enclaves in Toronto alone to chose from. If you want to find racism any one of those enclaves is a good place to start.

danny said...

I like learn Chinese, because Chinese culture and history is fascinating and mysterious. As China increasingly is seen as a growing business power, interest in learning the Chinese language had rocketed, and dominance of Chinese over English will be a long time coming. More and more people begin to learn Chinese, because here is clear career potential for the future. Chinese language education market will be prosperous.

Anonymous said...

To "Danny" above.

Non sequitur

Check your English dictionary!