There’s nothing like stunting off tragedy.
ONLY 100%. https://t.co/ERYaX9oMUK
— Dean Blundell (@ItsDeanBlundell) June 8, 2021
Here’s London Police confirming that they believe the four pedestrians struck and killed by a vehicle in that city yesterday were targeted because of their Islamic faith and this was an “intentional act.” pic.twitter.com/nhMynPBc1P
— Courtney Theriault (@cspotweet) June 7, 2021
Every time there’s a terror attack or racially motivated tragedy, it happens: Social media lights up with assholes from every angle using the tragedy to push clout or make some kind of self-serving point.
This is an example of not-so-subtle Islamophobia… posted by a @LawSocietyLSO Bencher… during the vigil for a family murdered in an ostensibly anti-Muslim hate crime.
— Caryma Sa’d – Lawyer (@CarymaRules) June 9, 2021
Part of me wants to disable our comment section… pic.twitter.com/la3yvXWSGX
— Dean Blundell (@ItsDeanBlundell) June 9, 2021
My favorite group to hate, racist assholes.
Max Bernier, the PPC leader, used the terror attack to attack COVID yesterday to pander to racist conspiracy theorists who lapped that shit up. I’m not saying Max is a racist but using the racially motivivated mass murder of a Muslim family to sign up freedom fighters to his new party is pretty good chum to troll with.
Max took exception, with Doug Ford easing restrictions on folks attending a vigil for the family who was murdered by Nathaniel Veltman last week. He was able to think without his heart and tell a grieving country his rights were violated by that vigil and it was further proof the pandemic isn’t a ‘thing’.
To his credit, he did offer condolences to the little boy left behind in the senseless terror attack by a white supremacist but never addressed the fact it was racially motivated which is fucking BRUTAL, IMO.
When a white supremacist with swastiksa painted on his flak jacket runs over a Muslim family with his pick-up truck, you should probably call it what it is, Max. A terrorist attack by a born again christian/right wing extremeist.
His tweet brought out all the other heartless honkeys who lack any human perspective at all, which was Max’s goal all along.
As gross as Max’s approach to this has been, there are many angles to using the tragedy for personal gain. Trudeau and O’Toole did it yesterday, too.
To most people on social media, that’s why tragedies like this exist. For politicians and religious zealots it’s an opportunity to use the horrific human loss to get votes, increase donations or show the world how woke/racist you are.
People like Max see this as a chance to increase the fortunes of the PPC with memetic lies about the pandemic.
Trudeau and O’Toole see the death of this family as a tool to reinforce or change their personal political narrative ahead of an election.
Racists used it to point out 911 and other shit that doesn’t matter to a 9-year-old boy with no family, strapped to a bed recovering in ICU.
And it’s all really fucking gross.