Friday, September 25, 2015

NDP Candidate Stefan Jonasson Ousted for Stating Opinion- Je Suis Charlie?

Stefan Jonasson is no longer running in the Manitoba riding of Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley after comments surfaced in which he compared the beliefs of one set of Orthodox Jews to the Taliban.
Jonasson said he was asked by the NDP to step down and agreed to do so.
“I wish that the party had had the courage and the foresight to believe that my candidacy was worth defending, but they did not,he said Thursday night.
Jonasson, a minister, posted an article three years ago in which he accused the Haredim — an Orthodox branch of Judaism — of mistreating women by segregating the sexes, enforcing strict dress codes and more. He wrote “much like the Taliban and other extremists, the Haredim offer a toxic caricature of faith at odds with the spirit of the religious tradition they profess to represent.”
I can't even hold my nose and vote for the NDP- 

Ultra-Orthodox Jews cause '11-hour long nightmare' on board flight to Israel

 A flight from New York to Tel-Aviv descended into an “11-hour long nightmare” after ultra-orthodox Jewish passengers on board refused to sit next to women, delaying take-off and causing further disruption during the flight.

 But the flight did not take off on time, according to Shalom Life, after a group of Haredi Jewish passengers refused to sit next to women, believing that men and women should be segregated.
 The Haredi passengers agreed to sit in their assigned seats for take-off, but one passenger described the overall experience as an “11-hour long nightmare,” referring to the difficulty before take-off and the ensuing disturbances on board, caused by the Haredi passengers “jumping out” of their seats when the fasten-seatbelt sign was switched off.
  Woman wants apology after Haredi man demands seat change on plane
Christine Flynn, 31, said she was waiting for her flight from Newark, New Jersey, to Toronto to take off early Monday morning when a Haredi man approached, CBC News reported Wednesday.
“He came down the aisle, he didn’t actually look at me … or make eye contact. He turned to the gentleman across the aisle and said, ‘change,’” Flynn told the broadcaster.
After the passenger refused to switch seats, the man asked a passenger in the row behind to switch with her, Flynn said, adding that the Jewish man never spoke directly to her or made eye contact. A flight attendant finally found a place for the man to sit, next to another man.
  Flynn said. “If people are going to get on flights and demand that they sit next to someone of the same sex, there should be an area where they can go. I should not have to move because someone has a problem with my uterus.”
 Stefan Jonasson should not have been pushed out for stating an honest opinion in a truthful manner- Canada doesn't love free speech or freedom- period.

Charlie Hebdo Strikes Again- Who Is The Target?


  1. Really, who is there to vote for in Canada? It's a disgrace. Each party is a disgrace to Canadians.

  2. Vote for anyone you like.. or don't vote at all, The only thing that I care about is not voting for NDP.

    1. "The only thing that I care about is not voting for NDP"

      Yah, why is that?

  3. Yes and did you hear how CBC was spinning this? Like he was talking about Jews in general, it was just awful. I did post about it on the NDP discussion group, and don't forget that it was through the Liberals that Parliamentarians for Israel was established.

    It really sucks having to choose the lesser ish of all evils...

    Whoever gets in I sure as heck hope it is a minority.


    1. Hey Buff!
      Spoiling the ballot is the only way I can ever participate in this dog and pony show- I declined the provincial ballot, but, can't do the federal one.
      sooo..... it's all I can stand to do.

    2. btw: why am I not surprised about the CBC and their spin ?
      And so many believe them to be the 'voice of the left in Canada" I laugh

    3. Ha ha ha - I laugh too... It's sad Penny, so sad. We were warning by many but of course no one took notice and the rest is history. What a bloody mess. We could even have Harper again, with a minority... I don't know yet what I will do though spoiling the ballot is certainly up there with the choices.



  4. Unless "None of the above" is one of the choices, you are looking at a false choice which is an attempt at fraud.

    If you vote in a political party candidate, they will respond first to the direction of their party and not their electors because they depend on the party for electoral endorsement and election funds. Political parties hijack any potential democracy. They are anti-democratic, in other words. Again, it is a case of fraud.

    When a fraud is being presented to you, the common sense thing to do is not to participate in it. If you do, then you become part of the fraud and are responsible for that.

    1. thanks james-

      because that's my other choice non participation- period
      writing anything on the ballot outside of boxes spoils the ballot and it is discarded- so one can spoil the ballot and participate without voting-
      in my naive days when I participated in the election, inc working at the polling station- I saw one ballot with a line diagonally across it- it was recorded as spoiled-