Monday, August 8, 2016

The Greens become Canada's first officially racist political party

Resign, Elizabeth. It's your only honorable option 
The Green Party has become Canada’s first officially racist political party. They’ve endorsed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement which aim to cut Jewish Israelis off from the rest of humanity. BDS goes against Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms – and all other human rights legislation in Canada – which specifically forbids discrimination on the basis of national origin and ethnicity.

So you cannot, in Canada, boycott someone because they’re Israeli as called for by the BDS movement. It’s racist. And of course, BDS supporters have no objection to Arab Israelis (who make up 20% of Israel’s population). If an Arab Israeli student wants to attend a Canadian school, BDS movement has no objection; it’s only Jews they wish to bar. So the BDS movement is doubly racist.

Where do the Greens stand? They're now with the likes of this Cambridge professor who decided to boycott a 13-year-old girl because "the Jews have become Nazis."

Poor Elizabeth May. She spoke against the resolution. Now she’s stuck with carrying the banner of bigotry. The only honorable thing to do is resign. It wouldn’t even be a hardship. She could just cross the floor to the Liberals side of the House, where I’m sure Justin would welcome her with open arms.

But of course she’d no longer be a party leader. No guarantee even of a cabinet post. And so she might fade into obscurity. No more media scrums. No more sure spots on TV panels. The end of the lime light. It’s a tough thing for a politician to accept. But it's the only honorable curse open to her.

Resign, Elizabeth. Show the world what you’re made of. 

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