December 16th, 2002

Unexpected Racism

Native leader under fire for applauding Hitler
Anti-Jewish diatribe prompts demand for hate-crimes probe in Saskatchewan


David Ahenakew's anti-Semitism is wrong on so many levels. A more generic racism as well:

"My great-grandson goes to school here in Saskatoon. These goddamned immigrants — East Indians, Pakistanis, Afghanistan, whites and so forth — call him a dirty little Indian. He's the cleanest of the old goddamn works there. That's what I'm saying. It's starting right there, at six years old."

I'd suggest that this exceptionally radical racism stems from a particularly radical anti-colonialism, a post-Fanonist movement if you would.

Christmas Shopping

I've finished my Christmas shopping. By and large, the gifts I've bought fall into three categories: music/video; Island and Canadian souvenirs; and, Island and Canadian musical/video souvenirs. I know, now, that I put the actual purchases and preparation for shipping (for my off-Island friends) much too late; I'll just entrust the gifts to the care of Purolator Courier and hope that they get there in time.

I'll be going to see Star Trek: Nemesis tomorrow night, and then hopefully The Two Towers Thursday night as part of Jen Galle's birthday celebrations. Going to see the movies is fun; I've gone more often in 2002 alone than in the rest of my life before that date.
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