Do not stand for the Canadian Anthem

I have not stood for a national anthem in 40 years. People get so pissed all around me at sporting events or where ever we are expected to show our fealty. Not a lot of critical thinking going on when people do stand. They are afraid of being different. They are totally captured by brain-dead patriotism. When you stand for Oh Canada you are standing in support of Canada’s on-going genocide of Aboriginal peoples, you are standing for its mining industry that acts so criminally with Cdn gov’t complicity in killing people, and you are standing for ecocide through the fossil fuels industry, you stand for Canada’s armament industries selling to regimes that repress women and kill their own minorities among other horrors that Canada perpetrates around the world and at home.

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About flexosaurus

I am an anthropologist and Associate Professor who loves to play guitar and comment on social injustice in whatever form it may take
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