I am outraged that in response to the violence in Charlottesville our local racists have decided that it is OK to hold their own "Anti Muslim Rally" at city Hall this Saturday.
I know that non-violent protest is the correct way to challenge intolerant, ignorant attitudes. Everybody in Canada is entitled to their opinion, and the right to assemble to express that opinion, no matter how repugnant. I will be attending the rally in opposition to the racist rally, raising my voice peacefully, expressing my conviction that Canada is a place for everybody.
My confession is that the bigger part of me wants to violently counter-protest with steel toed boots and a baseball bat.
Dear Nazi Shitheads, I am intolerant of your intolerance, and even though I won't, I want to violate your rights to safe assembly and freedom of expression.
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