COVID has been a recruiting windfall for hate groups in Canada, with new alliances and networks forged between white supremacists, xenophobes, and ethnonationalists in the fire of accelerated conspiracism. Joining Matthew to map out this landscape are street-level anti-hate activists Elizabeth Simons, the deputy director of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, Dan Collen, a researcher with the Neuberger Holocaust Education Center's Online Hate Education and Research Project, and Morgan Yew, a video journalist and DJ from Kamloops, whose coverage of Toronto's anti-lockdown protests has been rich and revealing.
We cover a lot in this one: the “irony poisoning” white nationalist recruiting tactics that target 14 year-old boys, the rogue’s gallery of extremists wreaking havoc at anti-lockdown rallies, racists trying on “sovereign citizen” pseudolaw in the courts, and their craven appropriation of Indigenous rights discourse when they lurch into “Pretendian” territory. We’ll also look at the People’s Party of Canada, and discuss why it is not very smart to write it off as QAnon foolishness.
Content Warning: analysis of hateful views, including notes from a white supremacist recruiting manual that is instructing followers on how to indoctrinate children.
Dan Collen’s fantastic articles on Medium: dancollen.medium.com
Morgan Yew’s awesome Twitter feed
The 519- nonprofit promoting 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion serving Toronto - The 519 - Space For Change - The519
Egale Canada - nonprofit promoting 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion serving Canada Home - Egale
CASSA - Council of Agencies Serving South Asians - http://cassa.on.ca/
The Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre - https://www.holocaustcentre.com/
Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice - https://ccncsj.ca/
Timeline cleanse. Some of Morgan’s video nurturance journalism.