Yesterday morning, I decide to go across the street to Starbucks to have a coffee and read the newspaper. So, imagine my surprise when I open up the Calgary Sun to page 2 and find an article that states anyone willing to move to Calgary and join the Aryan Guard (a local neo-nazi group), the organization will pay their damage deposit for an apartment.
Okay, first of all, I want to make something clear. I am not a racist. Yes, in the past I have told and laughed at my fair share of jokes about other races. Looking back on it, I'm pretty ashamed of myself for doing it and I have resolved not to do it anymore. Having said that, I do believe that because we have freedom of speech in this country, that a person has the right to be racist if they so choose. I believe that racism comes from ignorance and stupidity, so I have absolutely no respect for the Aryan Guard or any other neo-nazi organization. However, I also believe that they have a right to do their protests and have their little group. This is not the most popular stance I've taken on an issue, but free speech is something that is very important to me, so I have to let other people have the same freedoms. It's in the charter of rights and freedoms.
What I think is appaling is the fact that the Sun printed a huge article about it on page 2. So, basically the Sun is advertising for this group of racist idiots for free. Now, every hillbilly racist moron that wasn't aware of this group before, is aware of them now, and the group can get more recruits. Which is what the world needs, more ignorant, racist fuckers running around causing trouble for people just because of the colour of their skin.
Anyway, I just thought I'd spew out about this because I really pissed off about it when I read that article and I really need to get this out of my system.
Writing updates: None really. I've been slacking a bit because I've been spending a lot of time playing Grand Theft Auto 4. I need to pull up my socks and kick my ass into gear and get some stuff done. Plus, I still need people to read "Terror Eyes" and tell me what they think. Anyone interested please leave me a contact or email me, or leave me a note on Facebook.
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