Meow everyone. A few weekends ago , I went out to Hamilton Ontario, to cover a protest, much like something I have done hundreds of times right here in Toronto . This protest was also, not unlike what we have seen in Toronto of late, that being a protest against free speech by the usual bunch of brainless idiots and communists .
While protests in Toronto have been fairly large , noisy and quite violent , The Hamilton one was small, with less than 100 people combined , from both sides showing up . I decided to go there to cover this as , since we , here in Toronto have not had one in a while, I wanted to know if Hamilton was going to become the next battle ground for these group of basement dwelling , unemployable neanderthals . I was not disappointed , sadly .
The event started when a group of about 10 who are in support of free speech showed up . This group had a secured a permit to legally hold a law full demonstration on the grounds of Hamilton City Hall , so yes, everything was done by the book. While the group from the other side didnt show up until much later , they did sent ” scouts ” to try and get numbers from the site .
One such example was this guy , who seemed to circle the place for an hour or so , trying to look innocent as he was always on his phone around the group. He was seen heading onto a bus later , leaving , possibly out of frustration .
Then, there was this guy who spend the better part of 30 minutes trying to get shots of the early arrivals as well .
Then there was this guy . No, no one ever guessed that this guy , with his anarchist logo hat was just sitting on a bench , and just happened to be walking by … nooo.
We need to look at just how this all played out . The legal permit holders , the one who support free speech , had the city hall square , by permit,, and stood by , within the confines of city hall, , not wearing masks , ready and willing to have civil discussions with anyone from the opposing side , who too was willing to be open minded . The other side, arrived at around 1:00 pm and as if to signal their true mindset, they arrived from across the street from city hall, a location that was holding a comic and animee convention .. yes, group of people , these protestors , living in a land of make belief , in their parents basement , playing video games all , arriving from a like minded convention nearby .
We had some of the usual , known crowd there , faces we have seen in Toronto as well . For example, as seen below, Trish Mills, who protests anything and everything , was here as well . OK , she does live around the corner from there so it was easy for here to get out for a few hours without her parole officer noticing :
Then, from the land of confusion, a land where laundry mats and showers are prohibited , this guy , also from Toronto showed up :
As an added bonus, the bald lady next to him was also there in Hamilton , as in Toronto :
There is a reason these people are referred to as brain dead morons. This guy clearly shows us why , as he still insists that t-shirts are worn as head gear . Whats next, tin foil and wire coat hangers ? :
Of course , no protest is ever complete unless you have your designated union goon(s) present . This day , did not disappoint. On this day , as in Toronto a few prior, Barry Conway showed up :
I wonder if he knows that wearing a silly mask does not hide his identity :
Dont they all look nice in their pathetic and laughable ” masks ” ? But wait, I thought they were peaceful protestors and as such, would not have to hide behind some facade . The ” right ” was not wearing any masks ? Why is this ?
However, after all was said and done, nothing was going to compare with what I was able to get on video . People, I have always stated that extent of the idiocy and stupidity of these antifa morons was off the scale. However, as you will see here, for yourself, this lady is the text book example of the the true meaning of stupid really is . Behold the definition of stupid :
If this protest proved anything, it proved , clearly that this on the ” right ” , were and are absolutely open to discussion . I have seen myself , the participants , from the ” right ” , at this very protest, showing compassion and a willingness to listen to others opinions and arguments. I have seen the members of the ” right ” offer help and aid if needed , I have seen the ” right ‘ be reasonable and rational . By contrast, the radical left can only, seemingly , retort with cheap insults and the old standby of calling opposing views points racist and the people nazis. It was , therefore fitting that as these radicals emerged from the seemingly land of fantasy , so too, did they retreat back to the same as they left, for reality is not , clearly, part of their sphere of understanding. I found it interesting that while these anarchists tried everything to intimidate and antagonize the political right , they continually failed to get the violent response they were looking for , were hoping for . I found it refreshing as well that at those times when things were seemingly getting heated , the free speech defenders were there to usher away the person o their own side to ensure that no violence would take place. Antifa , on the other hand, did everything to incite violence.
This event marked something new for me as well . For many years , as a photographer , I have shot events much like this , always remaining neutral as I shoot. Yes, of course I have my opinions, but my own opinions have never effects my ability to shot an event . Anyone who reads my blog, will very quickly come to realize that I am NOT a fan and supported of these radicals, anarchists and outright idiots. For that,I make NO apologies. Hamilton was different. It was a small enough event that I was able to get to see, up , much closer, each side , even if I already knew each side and what they represent . I could not , any longer , stand by , shooting , yet knowing what the radical left really represent . They represent a real, significant danger to this country and our way of life. Their roots come from the highest , most dangerous places on earth and the leaders are some of the worlds most dangerous people. As I have written in my blog many times about these people, my actions when shooting have been one of fairness to both sides, because freedom of speech , like it or not is there for both sides to express their opinions….. as long it is NOT hate speech . So far, to date, I have NOT seen or heard any thing coming close to hate speech from the right , but from the left, their whole premiss of protesting is to use hate speech .
These antifa idiots are not only some of the most clueless bunch I have ever seen , they are also some of the most truly stupidest people i have ever come across . For these morons, EVERYONE who is not in agreement with THEIR twisted and convoluted idea and ideology are automatically labeled as nazi’s , racists, facists, homophobes and what ever other new words they pick up along the way . They have zero concept of what they are actually protesting, let alone what they are actually accusing people of being. The funny thing , sadly , is that they qualities they accuse others not in agreement with them , are precisely the same qualities they THEY themselves are filled with . They claim to be about freedom of expression, yet they deny those outside of their twisted mindset the very freedoms they claim to represent. Make no mistake , these antifa idiots are about everything BUT freedoms, rights and liberties.
The groups that were out on Saturday in Hamilton are groups I am aware of . From what I have seen , I saw nothing about them that denotes any kind of oppressive inclinations , nothing that denoted racist tendencies , nothing that denoted the abdication of freedoms and rights . What I saw was people who firmly believe that ALL Canadians should be treated EQUALLY , as opposed to giving special treatment to one group, at the expense of another . This is exactly what I have seen in many other previous events where these same groups were involved.
I stated that I have covered hundreds of such events as a neutral photographer . Well , as a neutral observer , my observations have shown CLEARLY and conclusively that these anarchists / antifa are the REAL problem , the real risk to national security . I cannot , any longer , remain neutral in the face of such an impending crisis , one that has a real risk of forever altering the very fabric of this great country of ours. As a long time photojournalist, I have been afforded a great many opportunities over the years to get that great shot , of get access to events and places otherwise off limits . I have played by the rules, something I intend to continue with . HOWEVER, I also fully intend to use these same powers or opportunities to further expose antifa and their followers , leaders and everyone connected with them . The last straw for me was when one of these antifa scum bags decided that it was perfectly fine to spit upon another person because this thug had a different opinion, then take it even further and expose himself.
The radical left is hell bent of destroying our country using any and all means at their disposal . For the radical left , ALL options are on the table as tools of destruction . So, my message to the ” right ” , I will continue to photograph and document these people vigorously , I will continue to expose them for the danger that they are , but I will be standing with YOU ALL . One can only push a person so far before one will take action . I , up to this point, was happy to expose them and make those who need to know about them , aware of them and who they are . The time has come to step it up and confront them . I have been pushed far enough by these radicals that are putting my country into extreme danger , that I can no longer stand by , idly and simply watch it happen .Those days are OVER .