Feb 09 2010

Are Olympics Protesters in Vancouver Just Haters?

Personally, I’m glad that there are plenty of protesters out for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. I don’t think much of the radical fringe that will be sated with nothing less than a handover of all city property to the Squamish and Musqueam bands and a chicken in every pot for anyone with a pulse in the downtown eastside. But sometimes, the medium is more important than the message. Already, we’ve shown a great willingness to air our dirty laundry for the international media.

Read my full article at the Vancouver Sun.

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Why oppose the Vancouver 2010 Olympics?

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4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Are Olympics Protesters in Vancouver Just Haters?”

  1. Adrianon 09 Feb 2010 at 6:30 pm

    What’s really weird is that people like Harsha Walia, who wasn’t even born here, seem to be the loudest in complaining about racism and poverty and stolen native land.

  2. Neilon 09 Feb 2010 at 11:41 pm

    There is nothing wrong with using the Olympics as a spotlight in which to bring your message in the same way as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Chevrolet. Fact is, Vanoc and the IOC have blatently trodden on our fundamental human and Charter rights in Canada and there is much to be upset about. Don’t lump those of us informed and angry into the same category as those very few select idiots who will, undoubtedly, take protest too far.

  3. Ahmedon 11 Feb 2010 at 3:20 pm

    “What’s really weird is that people like Harsha Walia, who wasn’t even born here, seem to be the loudest in complaining about racism and poverty and stolen native land”

    Those pushy, brown immigrants from third world countries should simply shut up and be grateful for what we provide. Ah the banality of Canadian racism.

  4. Markon 22 Feb 2010 at 12:31 pm

    “””# Ahmedon 11 Feb 2010 at 3:20 pm
    “What’s really weird is that people like Harsha Walia, who wasn’t even born here, seem to be the loudest in complaining about racism and poverty and stolen native land”

    Those pushy, brown immigrants from third world countries should simply shut up and be grateful for what we provide. Ah the banality of Canadian racism.”””

    You don’t get it huh? Is she (or he) outraged on behalf of the aboriginals? How about fixing your own country before denigrating the one that has provided the haven you now call home?

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