Random Quotations – September 12th, 2019

Six items in total…

“Waldman, a longtime resident of Richmond, a city that has an ethnic Chinese-majority population, can also be heard saying, ‘You give your people a bad name. We hate you people. Go back where you belong,’ followed by expletives… Until it was taken down, Waldman’s Facebook page was bombarded with more than 1,500 comments, mostly criticisms from a diverse group of people who saw her behavior as racist and hateful… Some of the comments were themselves vicious and racist as they targeted her Jewishness… The story took a surreal turn two days later when Paul Fromm, one of Canada’s leading Holocaust deniers and white nationalists, tweeted his support for Waldman, who campaigns against anti-Semitism.” – Ng Weng Hoong, “Canadian far right, China loom in parking lot dispute” – Asia Times, September 12th, 2019.

“One suspect was stopped by police service dog Rogue and the man was taken to hospital and treated for minor puncture wounds.” – Oshawa This Week, “Caught on camera: 2 men charged after copper pipe theft” – August 26th, 2019.

“I just think that there are plenty of ways that people can send messages if that’s something that they need to do without using guns and without engaging in this kind of violent criminal activity. So, we’ll be trying to fight it” – Toronto Mayor John Tory, quoted by Antonella Artuso in “Other ways to send messages besides a gun: Tory” – Toronto Sun, August 19th, 2019.

“The hesitancy and growing number of people who do not to want to be alone and in proximity with female colleagues in the wake of #MeToo has led to some commentators calling this tendency and/or strategy the ‘Mike Pence defence’ or some similar phrase. Mike Pence is renowned for his avoidance of being alone with a woman out of respect for his wife, as well as it being an effective means of preventing the possibility of a scandal.” – Dylan Gibbons, “#MeToo backlash continues – now even women are less likely to hire women” – The Post Millennial, September 2nd, 2019.

“On a different matter, I recently added some commenting restrictions to the website, aimed at preventing threads from being overly monopolized by just a handful of particularly enthusiastic participants. The system now limits individuals to no more than 10 comments per hour, of which no more than 3 can be directed to a particular thread. A very small handful of particularly ‘spammish’ commenters have been placed under tighter restrictions… Offhand, these seem like rather generous limits that should hardly impact reasonable and well-behaved commenters, while preventing the accumulation of too much clutter.” – Ron Unz, “Strong traffic and commenting restrictions” – The Unz Review, August 25th, 2019.

“According to the judges, GI usurped the public authorities’ responsibilities and ‘exercised an activity in conditions such as to create a confusion in public opinion concerning a governmental function.’ Thus, the Frenchmen will be punished for symbolically and nonviolently doing what the French government was failing to do… Galant was unfazed, declaring in a video in front of dozens of GI supporters: ‘This sentencing in no way affects our determination. We are ready to face all the risks, to take all the blows, to save our people and our civilization.’ Numerous nationalist and even conservative politicians have condemned the court’s decision.” – Guillaume Durocher, “French Identitarians to be fined and jailed for opposing illegal immigration” – The Unz Review, September 3rd, 2019.