The protest circuit industry can fuck off now. s
I don’t care what you think you’re protesting. I don’t care who you think you are or what warrior status you think you’re achieving in your fucked up alternative reality, you can take your scaffold climbing, traffic-stopping, whistleblowing, broomstick-foreign flag protests with, and you can fuck right off.
Am I the only Canadian who thinks stopping traffic in Canada with foreign flags over a conflict 20k miles away is bullshit??
This isn't a peaceful assembly. IDGAF, who are you, or what change are you looking for – hurting people trying to support their families over a war you'll… https://t.co/rdZrAQdrkN
— Dean Blundell🇨🇦 (@ItsDeanBlundell) November 16, 2023
Maybe the uber progressives or uber conservatives think it’s cool because they need people to like them, but 80% of this country recoils at the idea of unemployed assholes with foreign flags stopping Canadians from getting to work or home to their families after a long day. These are human beings who are trying to put food on tables. Immigrants and Canadian nationals were guaranteed by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms not to have their freedoms impinged on by anyone else’s right to express themselves freely. The scene from the Jaques Cartier Bridge in Quebec today or the mass protests around Toronto aren’t just contrary to the Charter, they are illegal according to the Charter, which governs the right to a peaceful existence, and this shit is anything but peaceful.
Jews in Canada will not hide or cower, we will not waiver in our resolve to stand against these hateful boycotts. We will never stand by idly as Jews and Jewish business are targeted. Got a feeling that Aroma will be busier than ever next week. #BDSFail
— Michael Levitt 🇨🇦 (@LevittMichael) November 4, 2023
Toronto – November 9 – Head of “Canadian Defenders 4 Human Rights” group publicizes video of himself badgering a Cafe Landwer barista. He demands to return a drink: “We don’t want to drink it, that’s like drinking blood” #Antisemitism pic.twitter.com/EhAHca9S4W
— Documenting Antisemitism (@AntisemitismCA) November 9, 2023
Canada has welcomed immigrants (like me) for hundreds of years. What we should never accept is foreign interference. But specific political and religious organizations don’t give a fuck about that when it comes to curating support or donations for their bullshit causes, and Abrahamic faith Wars are a bullshit cause.
In a military sense, Hamas started a war with Gaza, and they are getting their asses kicked. They don’t get to decide who gets dead or how the rules of engagement work, not Israel is crushing Gaza and the terror cell responsible for Oct 7. Using horrific videos of innocent civilians caught in the crossfire of a war started by barbarians as a way to virtue signal to your family or community of progressives is fucking gross. Using Israel’s history as a way to justify murdering innocent people in the name of war for your politically aligned interests is also fucking gross.
Somehow they all have the same gameplan: Interrupt commerce and the way of life across the globe to destabilize countries with fear porn, flags, and protests that penalize or hurt people who don’t have the luxury of being a triggered asshole that can take the day off to be a triggered asshole.
In a recent poll, over 80% of Canadians surveyed said they don’t care about your flags or protests. They went on to admit your prevention in their lives, when you prevent them from getting to work or getting home to their families, has the opposite of any flag waver’s desired effect. To make friends and get people onside.
Here is the protester outside the Israeli consulate, in a somewhat bizarre interaction.
📸 Oct 18, 2023 pic.twitter.com/Xs32druLLr
— Caryma Sa'd – Lawyer + Political Satirist (@CarymaRules) November 14, 2023
Since when did being an asshole convince strangers to help you? At what point did you think storming a city’s financial district or a bagel shop with foreign flags from countries responsible for terror attacks and the world’s biggest open-air prison would get people onside?
I speak for the fair-minded immigrant and Canadians who truly appreciates living and working in Canada, where your freedom to be an asshole stops at my freedom to get to work or to see my Dad in the hospital. Or my friend Rachel’s ability to leave her condo for a doctor’s appointment or my simple ability to go from A to B.
It amazes me how many flag-waving losers have negatively affected real freedom in Canada by asserting their freedom to be dickheads.
The convoy was a flag-waving orgy that cost taxpayers billions in local commerce thanks to border crossing protests that lasted for weeks.
The Israel/Gaza protests? It’s the same, minus the border issues. Jewish and Arab-owned businesses have been doxxed and shot up, including a Jewish school in Montreal, thanks to the fuel of these protests. Diners at Landwer and other companies were targeted by mobs doing their worst for the country, culture, or religion belonging to the flags they carry.
NEW: Three people face interrupt lawful enjoyment and forgery charges after pro-Palestine protestors repeatedly interrupted last night's Giller Prize ceremony in Toronto.
Evan Curle, 25, Maysam Abu Khreibeh, 25 &
Fatima Hussain, 23, all of Toronto, were charged pic.twitter.com/EqP7kKhBUT
— 𝘽𝙧𝙮𝙖𝙣 𝙋𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙪𝙢𝙚 (@BryanPassifiume) November 14, 2023
How many salespeople do you know whose sales strategy is to be a disruptive asshole before asking for your business? Would you give it to them?
This isn’t any different. Only they fail to include the vital part in their sales job: You need to support my religion’s ability to be an asshole because of my religious freedom to do so.
Yeah, no. We don’t.
So fuck off with your foreign flag-waving support of something the rest of us don’t or can’t give a shit about. We’re busy improving our lives and providing for our families and the people we love in a country that promised us THAT freedom.
Dean Blundell is a Canadian radio personality. Best known as a longtime morning host on CFNY-FM (The Edge) in Toronto, Ontario. In 2015 he was named the new morning host on sports radio station CJCL (Sportsnet 590 The Fan). Dean started his career in radio in 2001 and for nearly 20 years been entertaining the radio audience. Dean’s newest venture is the launch of his site and podcast which is gaining tremendous momentum across North America.