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Offline waldo

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Re: Cancel Culture Culture
« Reply #135 on: June 30, 2021, 05:51:07 pm »
How was it ‘cancel culture’ to put someone in prison for rrape?

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Re: Cancel Culture Culture
« Reply #136 on: June 30, 2021, 05:52:35 pm »
Harvey Weinstein... #MeToo

too soon?

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« Reply #137 on: July 01, 2021, 09:54:49 pm »
Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II statues toppled in Winnipeg at the provincial legislature on Canada Day.  Seems like aboriginal rights protestors did it.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/queen-victoria-statue-winnipeg-1.6087684

edit:  there's a video in that article.  A fairly big crowd, many many hundreds it looks like, gathered in front of the statue. Many aboriginals.  The lady filming is very emotional and happy it is toppled.
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« Reply #138 on: July 02, 2021, 04:52:07 am »
Either this is a fad, and will give way to new things maybe even important things or politics will just be about renaming hundreds and thousands of things for the foreseeable future.

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« Reply #139 on: July 02, 2021, 11:44:47 am »
Either this is a fad, and will give way to new things maybe even important things or politics will just be about renaming hundreds and thousands of things for the foreseeable future.

I'm curious to how far the "decolonization" project will go?  I think there's a decent chance that once the baby-boomers die off and the whitey anglo is a minority in Canada we'll see serious efforts for Canada to shake off the Crown and become a republic.  They could easily just replace the Queen's duties with the GG title.  Quebec would love to get rid of the Brit royals.  And this will lead to conflict over "Crown lands" among aboriginal groups.
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« Reply #140 on: July 02, 2021, 12:17:49 pm »
I'm curious to how far the "decolonization" project will go?  I think there's a decent chance that once the baby-boomers die off and the whitey anglo is a minority in Canada we'll see serious efforts for Canada to shake off the Crown and become a republic.  They could easily just replace the Queen's duties with the GG title.  Quebec would love to get rid of the Brit royals.  And this will lead to conflict over "Crown lands" among aboriginal groups.

All these things happened after Canada obtained self government, blaming the Crown or colonization is a cop out.
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« Reply #141 on: July 02, 2021, 01:50:35 pm »
All these things happened after Canada obtained self government, blaming the Crown or colonization is a cop out.

Whatever is factual isn't really relevant to how people feel and think and their resulting actions.

Canada was built as a British colonial project.  The aboriginals were colonized by the Brits and French, then the Brits defeated France on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City during the Seven Years War, after which the British Empire imposed its will over the French colonial population, despite different rebellions and the Quebec Francophone nationalism post-Quiet Revolution.  Canada's government is still part of the "British Crown" in many people's eyes, even if it's called the Canadian Crown.

If Quebec resents the Crown and feels few national ties to it, and aboriginals feel the same, and non-anglo immigrants don't give a rat about the monarchy, and in fact some like South Asian migrants whose ancestors lived under their colonial rule also aren't a fan, how long until it's abandoned by Canadians?  How long until they don't want the Monarch on their money or want to celebrate Victoria Day?

It's all really just symbolic at this point since the Crown is just a figure head rubber stamp, symbolic like toppling statues.
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