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Monday, February 18, 2019

Racist Yellow Vest Supporter David Selvers and Millennium Crane Rentals Fined $70,000 In Workplace Death Incident

I have the best readers. This article is due to one who continued to dig into a figure who appeared in yesterday's blog post.

On Sunday, ARC published a story in which a Yellow Vests supporter David Selvers was profiled:


The Canadian Anti-Hate Network wrote about him and his racist blog (an example of one article is included above) in a great deal of detail as well as his connection to the Yellow Vest convoy traveling to Ottawa:


It turns out he's even more interesting than I had thought.

Selvers is also the owner and president of Millennium Crane Rentals:



Millennium Crane Rentals was also the subject of a "feel good" publicity article this past December in the local Sault Ste. Marie newspaper:
Thank you to David Selvers, President Millenium Crane Rentals for sharing his pictures with Superior Media. The following photo gallery speaks for itself. 
In honour of the season, Algoma Steel Inc. is pleased to announce they have partnered with Millennium Crane Rentals to resurrect the Christmas Star. The Star was crafted back in the 1980’s by members of Algoma’s Central Trades group. Measuring 29-feet across, the steel framed star was wired with lights and hoisted high in the sky to shine bright over the Steelworks, bestowing goodwill and best wishes to the residents of Sault Ste. Marie.

UPDATE 2: Selvers also testified in the Elliot Lake mall disaster inquiry back in 2013.

On Monday, February 18, Selvers posted the following on Facebook in support of the Yellow Vest convoy which had arrive in Sault Ste. Marie:


However as a result of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network article, he's received some blow back:


The Selvers blog post references the June 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in North Kennsington which resulted in the death of 72 people. It was not a terrorist attack, but which appears to be as a result of government negligence. Given his pronounced Islamophobia it isn't a surprise that he jumped to this conclusion and I suspect it is likely that he still believes it, especially based on the following reply:


Wait.... what?


"I'm the farthest thing from a racist..."

Uhm.... does he know what the word "racist" means?

It doesn't take long to find examples of not only racism, but also incredibly sexist, homophobic, and violent rhetoric on his personal blog, a few examples of which I include below.

A word of warning though. I've been been running the blog for more than 11 years now and this among the worst I've read in years:

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Major Media White Washes Yellow Vests Movement and Convoy to Ottawa: Ignores Racism, Antisemitism, Islamophobia, Homophobia, and Misogyny Endemic to Reactionary Movement

On Tuesday last week, "The National" on CBC uncritically profiled the Yellow Vests movement and provided a forum for overt hate groups such as the former Nouns of Odin now going by the name the Clann. There was little to no mention of the racism rife within the movement and no mention of the violent threats directed towards political figures on the left (or at least those the reactionaries consider to be on the left). As bad as this coverage was, news papers including the "Calgary Herald" and "Toronto Star" provided even worse coverage.







It was so bad, even Faith Goldy was angry, though I somehow suspect she was angry for different reasons:






The articles however provided cover for right-wing politicians to be able to support the event since they could now claim, citing these news sources, that the Yellow Vest sponsored convoy to Ottawa is solely about oil pipe lines despite what they themselves know to be true:





ARC and especially Yellow Vests Canada Exposed and the Canadian Anti-Hate Network have been exposing the racism and violent rhetoric behind the reactionary Yellow Vests movement in Canada for more than two months. We've done what the major media hasn't done; critically examine the ideology underlying this movement and bring to light the people behind it. Those include people like this guy:




Dave Selvers is the organizer for the Yellow Vest Convoy in Sault Ste. Marie:





In a "Sault This Week" article from early January, members of the local Yellow Vest group which included Selvers stated:
George Brown, an active member of the Yellow Vests wants to make clear that he and fellow Yellow Vests are not against immigration. 
It just needs to be “done legally and fulfil needs for Canadians”, to help Canada’s homeless and destitute, Canada’s veterans and first nations, Brown said. 
Yellow Vesters are not against helping those who must flee their countries because of violence and corruption, he added. 
“Those in the middle east both Christian and Muslim need to be looked after”.
Given his association with the paranoid M103 protests though, one might pause to question Selvers' own (as well as the movement in general) commitment to protecting refugees and supporting immigration:






My own dive into his Facebook profile found a gun-obsessed, conspiracy-minded individual who revels in his hatred of Muslims and "non-white" Canadians and who has called for the execution of Canadian politicians:

Saturday, February 16, 2019

ID Canada Facebook Page Deleted Resulting in Much Crying and Gnashing of Teeth

The big event this weekend is of course the reactionary Yellow Vests convoy to Ottawa which Yellow Vests Canada Exposed and the Canadian Anti-Hate Network have been doing a fantastic job of covering. I'll probably be addressing the event some time later this weekend as well sourcing their very through work. In the meantime, there's been some significant news on the ID Canada front.

Again if you aren't following either, you really should be.

ID Canada of course is the identitarian (read: white nationalist) group that was originally called Generation Identity Canada before rebranding. In a recent article I discussed the very cozy relationship that ID Canada had with some current and past personalities associated with Ezra Levant's Rebel Media. I also very briefly mentioned a Generation Identity Canada Facebook page that had been removed by Facebook some years ago before I had an opportunity to see it for myself.

Well, looks like history has repeated itself, but in a more significant way:


Not only was the Facebook group permanently banned, but so were the leaders' own profiles.

Of course, they are now erroneously crying "censorship!" despite not actually being censored because being banned for violating the terms and services of your user agreement (or a private company not wishing to be associated with your rather noxious brand) isn't actually censorship. At all.


And while they were a bit smug about the efforts of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network's efforts to combat their flyering campaigns, they now are whining about being picked on:


Funny. I thought tears were salty. Turns out they can be quite sweet.

In a move that won't surprise anyone, white nationalist Faith Goldy also tweeted about the banning in support of her fellow travelers:




The video in which she promotes the hate group, alludes to the banning of the group on Facebook as part of a Trudeau conspiracy, advocates the government taking over a private company for the benefit of the far-right, and attacks the Canadian Anti-Hate Network as "the enemy" which says a lot about the good work the Canadian Anti-Hate Network is doing:



On that note, if anyone would like to donate to the Canadian Anti-Hate Network and piss off white nationalist Faith Goldy even more, please click on this link.

Now the removal of ID Canada and their leadership for Facebook might not seem like a big deal, but it is one less avenue they now have to promote themselves and their toxic views. De-platforming works. Ask Laura Loomer or Milo Yiannopoulos for example.... I mean if you can find them between they occasional desperate publicity stunt to get peoples' attention because they have few other avenues to do so.


Sure.

"Hundreds."

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

More Threats From Yellow Vesters. More History of Criminal Conduct

So, remember that time when it was reported that a reactionary Yellow Vest Supporter had been arrested for pointing a gun at a police officer and then was found to have an arsenal of weapons, some of which were illegal?

Well.... not so funny story. Seems another guy who supports the reactionary Yellow Vesters had a very similar history and is currently making threats online:





Yep, another one, though he hasn't been arrested recently as far as I know.

More confirmation that this is a feature of the reactionary Yellow Vest protest movement and not a bug.

And as readers of this blog as well as those who follow Yellow Vests Canada Exposed and the Canadian Anti-Hate Network (and if you don't, you should) know, this is only the tip of the iceberg:




Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Cozy Relationship Between Rebel Media Personalities (Past and Present) and White Nationalist Generation Identity/ID Canada

Back on July 2, 2016 a rally and counter protest occurred at Queens Park in Toronto which in and of itself wasn't especially unusual. On this day were those who were demonstrating in support of al-Quds Day. On the other side were counter-protesters including the Jewish Defence League and supporters of the then newish Pegida Canada. While this event in and of itself would have been worth looking into in more detail had I been more on the ball at the time, it was what I have subsequently learned about what was happening on the periphery as a lone individual observed and commented on the event that I now find especially interesting:



The individual observing the event is seen above commenting on 4chan which is one of the toxic cesspools found online rife with racism, sexism, Islamophobia, and antisemitism. The individual took a number of photographs documenting his or her presence at the event:


The posts made by the individual (highlighted in red) and others certainly conform to the vicious hatred that one would expect to find on 4chan as well:



In some cases I've included the comment being responded too and combined it with the reply.








Now if I were to post every racist thing posted on 4chan, even if I confined myself to including only Canadian posts I'd be too busy to do anything else with my day. The reason why this particular thread is compelling is because of this comment in which the individual claims to be a writer for Rebel Media as well as being on the administrative team for Generation Identity Canada:


Generation Identity Canada, now rebranded as ID Canada, was barely on my radar at the time this post was made. I was somewhat aware of the movement in Europe but was more focused on more public groups such as the Soldiers of Odin and Pegida Canada. Over the past few years however this particular "identitarian" group and the movement in general has come to occupy a fair amount of my time.

Now while regular readers are likely all well aware of who Generation Identity/ID Canada is as well as the beliefs the membership holds at this point there may be a few new readers who would like a bit of a primer:


I can't speak to the truthfulness of claims the person posting these messaged made regarding his or her involvement with both Rebel Media or Generation Identity. I haven't been able to find any video on "The Rebel's" website that match the description of what was described and the original Generation Identity Canada Facebook page has long since gone the way of the Dodo only to replaced by a new Facebook group. However, one thing that is very clear is that current and former members of the Rebel Media team have had a very close relationship with Generation Identity/Generation Identity Canada/ID Canada over the years and have spent a lot of time promoting the group (full video "Exposure Undercover: Inside Britain's New Far Right can be found here):