Hot on the heels of the discovery of the graves at Kamloops, B.C. came the finding of 751 more in Saskatchewan, which will be dealt with in detail in the upcoming edition of Imagine.
This is beyond racism; it's genocide and here in dear sweet Canada.
Also, we have the murder of the Muslim family in London, Ontario; allegations of racism in the teacher’s union and in various police forces; Annamae Paul of the Green Party spoke of harassment in Parliament, because she is black, female and Jewish; plus there has been a 50 per cent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in Canada during the last year; not a pretty picture.
Some have said ''Racism is alive and well in Canada,'' but they are wrong; "Racism is alive and sick in Canada,'' extremely sick.
Politicians may rant about and pass anti-discrimination laws, while they uphold the system that causes worker friction.
Capitalism divides the working class against each other. From birth we are taught to hate and fear this person or that because he/she is black or white, a jew or a gentile, a catholic or a protestant, a Hindu or a Muslim, fat, thin, old, young and so on and so forth. There are millions of specific differences which should mean sod-all to any rational person, but they all have a common denominator: at a given time and place this person or persons just happens to have a superficial difference to everyone else who is hanging around, therefore he/she or they must be at best shunned, beaten, or at worse killed. Sometimes there is plenty of the latter in wars when the working class kill each other in their bosses’ interests.
While they're doing that their bosses are counting their profits and laughing at what idiots the working class are. I ask any non-socialist who may read this: ''Do you want your boss to continue laughing at you?''