08. Mai 2012
A recent column argued that, unlike Europe, right-wing extremism in Canada has actually waned since white supremacists, neo-Nazis, violent Christian fundamentalists and Holocaust deniers commanded centre stage 20 years ago. A recent column argued that, unlike Europe, right-wing extremism in Canada has actually waned since white supremacists, neo-Nazis, violent Christian fundamentalists and Holocaust deniers commanded centre stage 20 years ago. After all, Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel was jailed for inciting hatred; Jim Keegstra’s dismissal from the Alberta school system for teaching anti-Semitic nonsense was upheld by the courts; Ron Gostick, one of Keegstra’s mentors, is dead; and Terry Long, who burned crosses for the Aryan Nations, has dropped off the map. Alan Dutton of the Canadian Anti-racism Education and Research Society begs to differ. Dutton monitors extreme right-wing and neo-Nazi organizations. He has advised governments on the hate groups who target Jews, Muslims, Roman Catholics, progressive Protestants, visible minorities, big government, big business, big unions, immigrants, first nations and so on. Dutton says in a letter the extreme right only appears quiescent. It has a new strategy, one for which National Post (and former Vancouver Sun) reporter Stewart Bell’s recent story about White Nationalist Front leader Kevin Goudreau provides an apt metaphor. (The Sun published the article Aug. 8 under the headline “Diminished, yet still full of hate”.) Goudreau buttons his shirt right up to the collar, Bell observed. His chest is tattooed with a huge flaming swastika adorned by “SS” lightning bolts, surmounted by what looks like a double-barrelled shotgun and a wolf, or maybe it’s a wildcat.
via canada.com: Modern hate groups run ‘silent and deep’