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Old Posted Oct 29, 2019, 10:53 PM
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I assume you also disapprove of the government losing money subsidizing fossil fuel companies?
Perhaps point to a case where this is occuring?
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Rough couple of weeks in the news for the CMHR.

Gail Asper 'very troubled' by allegations of discrimination at Canadian Museum for Human Rights

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manit...ions-1.5619639
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So the woke museum of select peoples human rights is now closed and huddling for damage control to address the systemic racism, homophobia and misogyny, what a shit show!
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Old Posted Aug 5, 2020, 11:56 PM
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Maybe it wasn't such a great idea after all.
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Old Posted Aug 6, 2020, 3:19 AM
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Maybe it wasn't such a great idea after all.
Like with a lot of things the intended result is far from what is actually achieved!

The whole notion of a museum for human rights was ill conceived from the get go.
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So the woke museum of select peoples human rights is now closed and huddling for damage control to address the systemic racism, homophobia and misogyny, what a shit show!
lol kinda funny when a racist pretends to care about systemic racism because it happens to suit them today.

The CMHR was built by the Harper conservatives, they appointed the board and CEO so it's not really surprising that it's founded in racism, homophobia and sexism.
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lol kinda funny when a racist pretends to care about systemic racism because it happens to suit them today.

The CMHR was built by the Harper conservatives, they appointed the board and CEO so it's not really surprising that it's founded in racism, homophobia and sexism.
As we know, the CMHR was initially conceived as a Holocaust Museum, but such a thing would not have been a likely recipient of significant amounts of government funding. So it morphed into this thing called the Canadian Human Rights Museum, based on the circa 2000 understanding of the concept, which was highly academic and rooted in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It came into being when Harper was PM but I don't think the outcome would have been much different under Martin, or Ignatieff/Dion had either of them been elected PM.

Anyway, since then, the popular conception of human rights, at least in the western world, has shifted... we have seen a lot more activism over the past few years. Not surprisingly, expectations of something calling itself a human rights museum have changed dramatically. So now we are seeing a major reckoning at the museum where it adjusts itself to meet those expectations.
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Anyway, since then, the popular conception of human rights, at least in the western world, has shifted... we have seen a lot more activism over the past few years. Not surprisingly, expectations of something calling itself a human rights museum have changed dramatically. So now we are seeing a major reckoning at the museum where it adjusts itself to meet those expectations.
Excellent point. I think it's also important to remember that the mission/message of the CMHR isn't somehow invalidated by the flaws in it's employees. If anything, it makes the message that much more important.
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lol kinda funny when a racist pretends to care about systemic racism because it happens to suit them today.

The CMHR was built by the Harper conservatives, they appointed the board and CEO so it's not really surprising that it's founded in racism, homophobia and sexism.
So you are outright calling me racist?
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So you are outright calling me racist?
That's correct, and I'm guessing you won't recognize the irony that you took delight in entertaining such accusations against the museum but get all ruffled when your own behavior gets called out.
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