Here is the international definition of genocide:
“In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
Killing members of the group;
Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”
What’s notable about this is what’s not on there.
For example, removing an illegal homeless encampment doesn’t show up as a genocidal act.
Because someone would have to be completely off their rocker to think that removing a homeless encampment is tantamount to genocide.
We shouldn’t even have to talk about this. It’s so self-evident that genocide and removing a homeless encampment have nothing to do with each other that it wouldn’t even need to be discussed if we lived in a sane world.
But we don’t in a sane world.
The world is getting crazier and crazier, and many of our erstwhile leaders are absolute lunatics.
In response to the long-overdue move by Vancouver to remove the homeless encampment in the Downtown Eastside, former Vancouver Mayor (and former NDP MP) Kennedy Stewart said the following:
“On October 15, 2022, 85,732 of you voted to elect a new mayor and council who today abandoned our attempts to reconcile with Indigenous people and resume traditional genocidal practices. Welcome to Cruel Vancouver.”
On October 15, 2022, 85,732 of you voted to elect a new mayor and council who today abandoned our attempts to reconcile with Indigenous people and resume traditional genocidal practices. Welcome to Cruel Vancouver. #Vanpoli #UNDRIP https://t.co/hR2rmEeR8M
— Kennedy Stewart (@kennedystewart) April 5, 2023
This is a crazy statement, for multiple reasons.
First, equating removal of a homeless encampment with ‘genocidal practices’ is absolutely bonkers.
Second, Stewart seems to be attacking voters for having ‘dared’ vote for someone other than him.
Third, Stewart is both assuming that all people in the encampment are Indigenous, and also implying that reconciliation requires leaving Indigenous People to suffer on the street.
Fourth, Stewart sums it up by referring to ‘Cruel Vancouver,’ as if he wasn’t being cruel by refusing to take action on crime and by letting people stay on the street in illegal encampments.
A messed up attitude
As our country gets more and more violent, we have to recognize that a key reason for this that we are being subjected to a radical soft-on-crime social experiment.
Many of the people pushing that experiment are elitist academics who are out of touch with reality, and many are politicians like Kennedy Stewart who are so pathetically weak that they’ve tried to cope with their weakness by casting it as a virtue, rebranding it as ‘compassion,’ and allowing crime to fester and now surge out of control.
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