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Old 01-12-2017, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I was thinking about all those places in between major cities I have no idea about in Canada and the USA. I was also remembering that people across Canada really do not have the same level of cultural diversity as in the major cities I am use to. Then I came to think about what it would be like being in different parts of Canada and being not white. I know a few years ago I was thinking about driving to Florida and was looking for interesting places to stop along the way and some how I got a little turned off by some of the places a long route that seemed to have a less friendly attitude towards people that are not white ex South Carolina, Parts of PA and The Virgina States. I almost forgot about the existence of really racist people.

This made me start to wonder how much of an issue does canada have with racist groups like the KKK/ neo- Nazis? Coming from Toronto this almost seems not like, but I doubt impossible. I was reading something online stuff today suggesting there was a KKK branch in George Town/ Brampton Area... which in it's self sounds like really as when I think of Brampton that is the last thing I would thing of?
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:46 PM
 
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[quote=klmrocks;46808095 Coming from Toronto this almost seems not like, but I doubt impossible.[/QUOTE]
I grew up in Toronto on the east side of the city, there were neo nazi teen gangs. And I went to highschool downtown. We had neo-nazis come INTO our school (back then, anyone could just walk in) to try to recruit (which was REALLY stupid, because our school was a VERY cultural diverse school).
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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It did take root up here in the 20's and at one point claimed to have had 10's of thousands of members though they rather quickly fizzled away.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ku_Klux_Klan_in_Canada

could it take root again (and white nationalist groups In general)- well perhaps the climate is better these days than it has been in a long time unfortunately..

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/s...nt-drive-in-bc
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I grew up in Toronto on the east side of the city, there were neo nazi teen gangs. And I went to highschool downtown. We had neo-nazis come INTO our school (back then, anyone could just walk in) to try to recruit (which was REALLY stupid, because our school was a VERY cultural diverse school).
The grim history of the Ku Klux Klan in Toronto - Spacing Toronto

Oh my god ....

I just did a search more specifically on this in Toronto and realized that this man name Don Andrews who basically grew up in the area of the city I live in now was the head of the Toronto version of the KKK.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Andrews

Lot of crazy stuff went down in Toronto before I was born !
I will admit I grew up in a part of the city that was very diverse and most of the population was new imigrants and now live in a pretty white part of the city ( which I really never knew existed until I was an adult). Mind you this is gradually changing, but I dont know how this is still possible, but on my street most of the people that live there are white/ anglo Canadians. I am not saying this is bad or good... it is just really different then where I grew up in the city. This might sound stupid for some people reading this but seriously for most of my life growing up in Toronto "white" anglo people have always seemed to be a huge minority and since moving to this part of South East Scarborough ... very different. Both homes I have bought in this area of the city were from the kids ( kids in their 60 to 80s) of English Canada people that had passed away ( ex people that bought the homes in the 1940s and passed aways in the 2000s and their kids put the homes up for sale).

Wow to think this history has just been sitting right under my nose and I never know about it.

This is scary ... this man was a city employee and even was runing for mayor ... holly cow. Now I am starting to understand how people like Trump can win elections ... many of us (self included) are not really aware of bad stuff that is going on right under our noses.

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Old 01-12-2017, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Now I am reading about this guy ....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Droege

What the heck? How did I not know about any of this ???

This people are pretty much living in/ were livinig in and around my area of the city.
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:20 PM
 
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Now I am reading about this guy ....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Droege

What the heck? How did I not know about any of this ???
I vaguely remember this guy and now the Heritage Front Is ringing bells.. He met a pretty violent end and was up to no good by the likes of it (cocaine dealer). He also had connections with the Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel, who was deported to Germany back in 2005 wanted for inciting racial hatred. Not good memories!
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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wow... look at this stuff I am digging up ....


Creativity Movement Toronto: Southern Ontario Skinheads Kingston Ont. March 15th 2014

We are worried about ISIS???? Looks like we got a lot of home grown nuts out there we might want to also being keeping tabs on!!!
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:28 PM
 
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wow... look at this stuff I am digging up ....


Creativity Movement Toronto: Southern Ontario Skinheads Kingston Ont. March 15th 2014

We are worried about ISIS???? Looks like we got a lot of home grown nuts out there we might want to also being keeping tabs on!!!
Well as I said, we could be living in a time where the climate these days is a perfect breeding ground for this stuff to flourish. We've always had it to some degree or the other but there is certainly a shift in western societies with the rise populism and the Alt Right.

https://www.hrw.org/world-report/201...se-of-populism

It'll be interesting to see who will win the Conservative leadership....
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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I'm sure tabs are being kept. They are entitled to their beliefs, no matter how revolting you or I make think they are.
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I vaguely remember this guy and now the Heritage Front Is ringing bells.. He met a pretty violent end and was up to no good by the likes of it (cocaine dealer). He also had connections with the Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel, who was deported to Germany back in 2005 wanted for inciting racial hatred. Not good memories!
Wow... what other crazy stuff is going on right under my nose ... scary.
One minute I got MS 13 blooming up just blocks way from where I live and now I am realizing I might be living in white supremist Turf in South Scarborough ... thank god I have fence !

Wow this guy who was shot dead lived at 2 North Dr... which is the upper beaches ( not my area ) ... but close enough. Really crazy. And they use to have meeting there too. Wow ... really messed up. I know from walking around certain certain streets in my area there seems to be some really old style grubby bars in around kingston road. I honestly thought most of them were fronts because so people could get tax breaks on the properties they owned because I am not sure how anyone could maintain a business with only a handful of drunks who were regular customers.

Ernst Zündel's use of live on Carleton St. and use to hold events at Latvian House and lot of members of these groups apparently like to hang out at Sneaky Dee's? Which is sort of ironic ... racists hanging out at a place that serves tex-mex food?

I think I need to start actually meeting my neighbours ... to figure out the heck I am living around before wake up to a burning cross on my lawn .... ( okay that is over the top melodrama..., but I am seriously pretty shocked about this ).

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