Once more, into the breach. Some friends and I made our way to the pro-Hamas protest outside the Vancouver Art Gallery today. We showed our Canadian and Israeli flags and distributed some literature with a point-by-point comparison of Hamas and a more historic fascist movement. Some highlights:
1. The middle-aged woman protesting with the fascist supporters who came over and shouted at our small contingent, saying:
"If I were in Gaza, I would be a suicide bomber. We are all Hamas. Every one of us would do that. We are all Hamas."
For the full account, please click the following link: http://jnarvey.com/2009/01/03/
It was good. We were few, but we were a happy few. It feels just right to stand in the snow and fight for democracy and Human decency, even at the risk of pneumonia and facing the possibility of the wrath of an enraged jihadi mob. Really good.