Faith Goldy Running For Mayor of Toronto

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Faith Goldy Running For Mayor of Toronto

Faith Goldy Running For Mayor of Toronto

http://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/faith-goldy-running-for-mayor-of-toronto

"Faith Goldy, a controversial reporter and political commentator who has been accused of being a white nationalist, has filed a last-minute bid to be the mayor of Toronto. In the face of allegations of anti-semitism, Goldy has nonetheless taken a hardline pro-Israel stance. Ironically, her admiration for Israel has cost her support among neo-Nazis..."

MegB

Faith Goldy is the darling of white supremecists whose Islamophobia trumps their anti-Semitism in their support of fascist Israel.

6079_Smith_W

Oh come on. Why are people afraid of open inquiry? Don't they believe in free speech?

https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/why-i-invited-faith-goldy-to-laurier/

If there isn't a backroom connection between this and the assault by the province, it is a very well-timed coincidence.

 

 

robbie_dee

And roughly 60 KM down the QEW Paul Fromm is running for Mayor of Hamilton. The neo-fascists are making their move.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

6079_Smith_W wrote:

Oh come on. Why are people afraid of open inquiry? Don't they believe in free speech?

https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/why-i-invited-faith-goldy-to-laurier/

If there isn't a backroom connection between this and the assault by the province, it is a very well-timed coincidence.

 

 

Five'll get you ten Lindsey gets a PC nomination next time.  She's obviously decided to turn her supposed persecution into a career.

6079_Smith_W

Speaking of connections, this is worth reading through.

http://pressprogress.ca/ontario-pc-candidate-promoted-alt-right-website-...

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

MegB wrote:

Faith Goldy is the darling of white supremecists whose Islamophobia trumps their anti-Semitism in their support of fascist Israel.

I'd say their antisemitism and their "pro-Israel" position mesh:  They support "the Jewish state" because they want THEIR states to be Judenrein.

bekayne

robbie_dee wrote:

And roughly 60 KM down the QEW Paul Fromm is running for Mayor of Hamilton. The neo-fascists are making their move.

Trump's put a spring in their step.

bekayne

MegB wrote:

Faith Goldy is the darling of white supremecists whose Islamophobia trumps their anti-Semitism in their support of fascist Israel.

So I guess the more anti-semitic white supremicists can vote for James Sears (Dmitri the Rapist). 

quizzical

so it's been a year since faith goldie was in Charlottesville mocking those opposed to fascism as they were mowed down by a white supremist.

wtf is wrong in ON?

bekayne

quizzical wrote:

so it's been a year since faith goldie was in Charlottesville mocking those opposed to fascism as they were mowed down by a white supremist.

wtf is wrong in ON?

Wait and see how many votes she actually gets.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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wtf is wrong in ON?

Municipal politics in ON are not party politics, so when a questionable person declares their Mayoral candidacy, it doesn't imply that lots of Ontarians are behind them and will support them.  Literally anyone can toss their hat in the Mayoral race, so long as they can fill out the form and scrape up any required fee. 

That's why the Mayor's race is typically a gong show.  67 people ran in 2014, with the bottom 64 of them divvying up 3% of the popular vote between them.

robbie_dee

Mr. Magoo wrote:

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wtf is wrong in ON?

Municipal politics in ON are not party politics, so when a questionable person declares their Mayoral candidacy, it doesn't imply that lots of Ontarians are behind them and will support them.  Literally anyone can toss their hat in the Mayoral race, so long as they can fill out the form and scrape up any required fee. 

That's why the Mayor's race is typically a gong show.  67 people ran in 2014, with the bottom 64 of them divvying up 3% of the popular vote between them.

I would generally agree with this analysis, but with Blayne Lastman giving this race a pass, there is no major right wing candidate in the race except for John Tory, who is as "establishment" as one can get. Given the very sizeable bloc of voters who preferred the more insurgent right wing Rob Ford in 2010 and Doug Ford in 2014, as well as the historical moment that we have been living in that has seen a rise of the "alt-right" in general, I would not rule out a more impressive showing for Goldy than your typical nuisance candidate. She's not going to win, but simply having her out there promoting her ugly ideas is bad news.

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

Wasn't Wynne terrible? Worse thing to happen to Ontario..oh wait..

alan smithee alan smithee's picture

This loathsome piece of shit makes me like John Tory. Puke.

robbie_dee

Doug Ford finally names white nationalist Faith Goldy in denouncing hate speech (Toronto Star)

The fact that it took Ford three days to distance himself from Goldy after taking a picture with her this weekend sends a pretty clear message that the two have a lot in common, even if not formally aligned. I think there is a real risk she will do very well in the election, and that's terrifying.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

bekayne wrote:

MegB wrote:

Faith Goldy is the darling of white supremecists whose Islamophobia trumps their anti-Semitism in their support of fascist Israel.

So I guess the more anti-semitic white supremicists can vote for James Sears (Dmitri the Rapist). 

With these types, their support for The State of Israel actually aligns with their anti-Semitism.  They support the idea of a "Jewish state"(especially one which puts its Jewish residents in constant danger through its aggressive military response to the Palestinians) because they hope it will lead to every Jew leaving THEIR states.

quizzical

Fords are  the first family of Canada?

fkn whack jobs all of them.

 

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

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I think there is a real risk she will do very well in the election, and that's terrifying.

In a FPTP race, I don't care if she does "well", I care if she does "best".  And I don't really see that as a threat.

TBH, I'd be more worried about her cleverly choosing a ward and running for Council.  Sure, it's not Mayor, but each Councillor is now about twice as "powerful" or "influential" as before, and she wouldn't be the first wildcard to win a Council seat.

As far as using her to smear Ford, and Ford to smear her at the same time, I think this supposed "alignment" of the two of them says more about our cheerful and unquestioned assumptions about them than anything else.  If he comes out and supports her then I guess he supports her.  If he stood near her in a tent where he stood near lots of people who wanted a photo, I'm not ready to assume it's because he's behind her all the way.  Politicians have their picture taken standing near people all the time -- it's literally part of their job.  Why else would Rosalynn Carter let her picture be taken standing near serial killer John Wayne Gacy?  Because he was surely one of hundreds that day.