The normalization of racial supremacy, the encouragement of it by some political leaders as a path to power, isn’t just abhorrent, it is a threat to our peace & to our communities.
- how easy it is to stoke economic fear and pair it with racial fear. We have history to prove it. We know that road.
- Canada is not immune. We must always be on guard for the small wedge that opens the door.
Like the frog in the pot of increasingly heating water, it’s the prejudices, hate & fear that are allowed to spread & given platforms that lead to the boiling point.
But in WWII it was the German Jews, the LGBTQ community, the non-aryan, those with some form of disability who could feel it coming.
Then they were slaughtered.
When we demonize & allow ‘leaders’ to press on that hate & that fear, when they conflate it with global & economic worry - then we all lose.
Remember these stories.
They’re never far from us.
They are always closer than we think.