Thursday, April 3, 2008

Hateful, Racist Wingnuts

According to Five Feet of Bowel Obstruction® the above describes “the good old days...”

The video in question from the film “Ghandi” depicts the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre on April 13, 1919, where British Indian Army soldiers under the command of Brigadier Reginald Dyer opened fire on an unarmed gathering of men, women and children. The firing lasted about 10 minutes and 1,650 rounds were fired, or 33 rounds per soldier. Official British Raj sources placed the fatalities at 379. According to private sources there were over 1,000 deaths, with more than 2,000 wounded and Civil Surgeon Dr. Smith indicated that there were over 1,800 casualties.

It’s becoming so routine that one shouldn’t really be surprised by Kathy Shaidle’s disgusting racism and yet there’s always an element of shock in realizing that such foul, hateful people are part of the “spectrum of conservatism” in Canada these days.