Author Topic: Pub named after Sir John A changes its name  (Read 1525 times)

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Re: Pub named after Sir John A changes its name
« Reply #255 on: June 22, 2021, 11:11:48 am »
I think canceling John A causes cognitive dissonance.  We were all raised to believe he was great while wrapping the flag around him and ourselves.  Now we realize he did terrible stuff.  So he's part great, part terrible, and we don't know what to think.  At least that's how I feel.  It's kind of how I feel about Bill Cosby.  It's weird to want to boo and cheer someone at the same time.

Extremely good takedown of the JAM myth here by Colby Cosh who is about the furthest thing from a woke lefty as you can get.

Summary: he was particularly racist even by the standards of his times and his corruption played a direct role in the misery inflicted on the Indigenous people's of the west.