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Governments Promote Racism in Alberta

  ©20118 by Raymond Alexander Kukkee   [caption id="attachment_4179" align="aligncenter" width="545"]Sihk motorcyclists will no longer be required to wear standard safety helmets... Is the turban now deemed a satisfactory replacement for a Sikh motorcycle operator's helmet?[/caption]

*(Note:  Picture credit  is offered to unknown photographer (2018) for the one-time use of this amazing image  )

 Governments Promote Racism?


It's annoying when  governments 'innocently'  promote racism and division whether unknowingly, or blatantly—with intent,  wherever or however it may occur.   Like Trudeau's race/gender-obsessed politics. And the 'Liberal'  M103  Islamophobia scam.  Heard enough yet about  Trudeau's new best friends,  "refugees, fake refugees, irregular travelers and irregular migrants "freely walking into Canada?  How about terrorists and ISIS killers returning to Canada at the special invitation of the Prime Minister?  Special rehabilitation treatment for known ISIS criminals?  "Special treatment for the Prime Minister's "special ethnicities?   You get it.  If that isn't the blatant promotion of RACISM, well, you did get the idea.

Remember the Prime Minister's famous Indian vacation gambit? "Trendy" governments tend to promote racism in the strangest ways... Heard enough yet about India and it's  Khalistani separatists and the Indian politics of terrorism?    No? Let us recall that Canadians have been since lied to, manipulated, insulted, patronized and betrayed by the dishonest and embarrassingly  childish  Prime Minister avoiding transparency at all costs.   Recall those ridiculous images of Justin Trudeau  prancing about in INDIA —in traditional dress, insulting and embarrassing Indians and Canadians alike?  Not enough?  Our Prime Minister's being linked to questionable Indian  criminals like Atwal   and Justin's favourite Khalistani "Separatist' Sikh  extremists,  has amused his 'handlers'  and alerted the suspicions of the global community. But what has this got to do with racism?  Anything?  Maybe.   Read on and weep.


Look in the Rear-View Mirror....

Look in the rear-view mirror.  On April 12th,  you won't have to blink twice.   Yes,  it's a  Sikh motorcycle gang parade .  All heads covered in brightly-coloured turbans.   No mandatory helmets required.   Arrogant Sikh middle fingers raised to all of the  other biker clubs in Canada.   By default, they must be envious.  Why sure...

Governments Promote Racism with Questionable Social Policy

We all know that governments make unpopular and foolish decisions.   "Trendy" governments promote racism with questionable social policy, manipulation and sickening distortion of family values.  Disturbingly naive, foolish and incredibly costly immigration  policies specifically and willfully include the importing of globally incompatible  cultures into the west.  To add insult to injury, politicians then 'inexplicably' yield to demands of those same  unhappy, insatiable foreign minorities to change Canada itself.   To buy votes, to be popular, to be trendy,  to  be traitors....well, you get the idea. Sell out Canadian tradition, culture and values.  Ensure the failure of Canada.  Connect the dots.


Alberta is the latest confused Province...

Confused  bureaucrats from the staid, conservative government of Alberta (yes, you read that correctly, Alberta!)  have now decided that Sikh motorcycle operators will be magically exempt from the provincial regulations requiring drivers to wear MOTORCYCLE HELMETS while operating motorcycles on Albertan highways. Starting April 12th,  Sikhs  licensed to operate motorcycles in the province of Alberta will no longer be required to wear ANY  helmet, a standard piece of  safety equipment for motorcycle operators in North America,  an accessory known to minimize injury —a piece of equipment which is universally acknowledged  to save lives of   motorcycle operators.  Yes, Sikh or not.   Religious beliefs"or not.


Modern and Trendy Politicians  Promote Racism AND IGNORE  Safety Standards.

Now —let us not fool ourselves.  Canadians have been around the track enough times to know that 'modern and trendy' political wimps and  governments promote racism as they please. And arbitrarily bend traditional rules for their own benefit.  To fulfil their own delusions,  to "ingratiate" unhappy, foreign whiners,  and  enable questionable agendas.   To magically assist nose-diving  political  leaders eager to harvest votes from eternally-loud, complaining, visible minorities.  Endlessly.  We get that. What else is new?  That's only PART of the equation.

We suggest that  in matters of highway regulations, ROAD SAFETY and COMMON SENSE must prevail. In this instance, certainly does NOT seem to count at all.  What about the inevitable non-Sikh passenger?  What about driver responsibility and inferred liability?    What about the safety of Sikh  passengers?   What about the safety of children  who may  be taken for a 'ride'?  When Sikh motorcycle operators bash their skulls in, will Canada be required to PAY them in the sick racist logic Trudeau used to pay Khadr the terrorist and three others?

Once again,  in the bureaucratic "rush " to suck up and  garner votes by yielding  to minority  Sikh demands,    logic, common sense, highway  safety and equality for all  have once again  been ignored and  tossed by the wayside.   The same mistake was made previously in B.C.  and in Manitoba. The destruction and devaluation of the Charter continues. **Note:  Jagmeet Singh, now the federal leader of the NDP, attempted to obtain the helmet exemption for Sikhs in Ontario in 2016  and FAILED to do so.

On April 12th, 2018,  equal treatment of all Canadians under the Canada Charter of Rights and Freedoms will take  another ridiculous and unnecessary  disparaging.  Clubs and Gangs of Sikh motorcycle riders  will parade gloriously  down streets near you with added superiority in  their newly-awarded freedom.

On April 12th, the flamboyant  multi-coloured  Sikh turbans  blowing in the wind  will be  their only protection against 120km/hr  impacts  between  very hard rock cuts,   skulls vs. oak trees,  road rash , asphalt and bridge abutments,  guard rails and  massive  oncoming highway transport truck bumpers.

Even children know that a human skull, like a  watermelon, will shatter upon impact.  Sikh supporters  call it a 'basic right'.   Yep.  A basic right to splatter one's brains far and wide.

Splat. What a "win! ".


Sikhism or not, all 'beliefs" and 'religious rights" should BE POLITELY  but FIRMLY PUT ASIDE  where highway safety is involved.   This is not racist, but IS certainly based upon common sense.

Traditional,  previously mandatory helmets  provided at the very least  a  minimal degree of protection,  —some element of protection —in all but the very worst accidents.

Sikhism, Charter rights skinned, twisted and abused to justify proud, fancy turbans blowing in the breeze —certainly do not.


Which is More Important?    Secular Lives and Common Sense, or arbitrary, non-secular Demands?


Which is the most important?  The incredibly arrogant demands to 'appease '  "religious beliefs  of Sikhism"?  Arbitrary adherence to 'old hat rules'  (no pun intended)  made centuries ago?  Old conventions which were written long before the invention of magic carpets, motorcycles and  potentially death-dealing high-speed travel were  imagined? —The  increased and very real danger to lives of Canadians  on busy provincial streets and highways?  You decide.

We must ask if  the 'success' of that arbitrary  "Sikh"  challenge to the Canadian Charter is  worth the loss of even one life?  Who will pay for the increased burden on the health care system?  How about long-term care for the brain-injured?   How about the additional costs for the  insurance industry? Will that industry react with  predictable skyrocketing rates, or outright refusal to insure Sikh operators  because of their customer's demonstrated and personal choice to SHUN standard safety equipment?  Will niqab and burqa-wearing motorcycle whiners  be next?

Will all Canadian motorcycle operators  now demand—and rightfully so,  demand equal treatment and 'approval'  to toss their helmets and safety gear along the wayside?    Will this childish 'success'  of Sikhism generate more ridiculous and frivolous  Constitutional challenges to the Charter and destruction of  equality of all Canadians?  Of course.  

Here at Incomingbytes.com we believe  this bureaucratic decision is yet another questionable, irresponsible  and  incompetent  bureaucratic decision.  Whether "justified" as a 'religious right' 'supposedly' decided  by the Charter or not.  The sad fact is  this is a perfect example of what Section 33  "the notwithstanding clause"  could have, and should have been  correctly and beneficially  used for —to remedy and avoid  an outrageous abuse of the charter resulting in an inequality of treatment of Canadians.  To protect the skulls and lives of the self-entitled and  arrogant.  From themselves.


Coming soon to a city, town , or highway near  YOU.  Look in the rear-view mirror...and watch the disappearance of common sense in Canada as bureaucrats happily and smugly promote racism.  Racism with a COST. 





Is that Incoming I hear?

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Issues: The Great Niqab Debate

©by Raymond Alexander Kukkee   [caption id="attachment_3233" align="aligncenter" width="332"]The Niquab The Niqab--A Traditional Face Covering[/caption]

The Great Niqab Debate is Upon Us, Like it or Not.

Whether it is a mild social debate,  a tempest in a teapot, an opportunistic politician's wet dream in an election year, a growing phobia, a racist argument; or an issue of women's rights, religious beliefs, a genuine, growing concern for public safety, or Islamophobia, the great niqab debate is upon Canadians, like it or not.  One may choose to participate or not. One may express opinions, or not. Here at Incoming Bytes we encourage comments, as long as they are polite,  civilized, constructive, and offer reason.

*First, a disclaimer:   I am male, senior, born Canadian, and here at Incoming Bytes I demand honesty first from myself.   I have NO  intention of mincing words or using cute lies  feel-good euphemisms  to please  devious "politically-correct" , factions, social manipulators with an agenda, devious religious zealots, homesick immigrants,   devious, lying politically-motivated opportunists,  or the whining variety of any of the above.  Opinions expressed in the niquab debate may not agree with mine, but  I will defend your right to express an opinion in a civilized manner.

As for me? I am not 'racist' —If I were racist, I would have been  censured or killed off as  a child by my kind and gentle folks, who accepted everybody, no matter what their origin, race, color, age, occupation, or gender. As a published author and writer,  to maintain integrity, I make every effort to continue with that tradition;  Christian values, life lessons, honesty, and above all, common sense, a trait too often overlooked in hot-button debates such as these.

Let us consider the great niqab debate. 

A niqab is a traditional head covering that covers the face but exposes the eyes.  It is not to be confused with the 'hijab'  which is a head-scarf covering for the head and hair,  or the 'burqua'  which is a complete covering including the head,  eyes and body of the woman wearing it.

So— Do Canadians Prefer to see the Faces of Others?

I'll go first.  IHMO, yes.  Most certainly  I prefer to see the faces of other people around me,  and here's why.  An open, exposed face is an instant first-impression evaluation and confirmation of identity with a simple glance. Instinctively, as a matter of human self-preservation, faces covered are construed  naturally as a potential danger, as someone who may have something to hide,  or be someone with less than honest intent. First impressions--rightly or wrongly.

You can decide for yourself, but fact is, it is a natural human instinct to be wary of the unknown entity, the unexpected, the covered face, the stranger, regardless of the type of mask. Does your natural instinct upset you?  Does that offend ?  "Feel-good " social manipulators take advantage of that fact.  Contrary to popular opinion,  politicians insist it is "non-inclusive, " "being intolerant" 'Un-Canadian"  and "racist";  apparently they are certain they know the natural instincts of Canadian human beings better than Mother Nature herself.

*Polls suggest the majority of Canadians know better. The majority of Canadians want the niqab and burqua banned in public places; particularly in traditional Canadian ceremonies such as the swearing of an oath for Canadian citizenship and courts of law (1). 

Is Human Distrust of the Niqab-Covered Face  instant "Islamophobia"?

Liberal politicians would have you believe the distrust of the niqab is Islamophobia, but NO, it is not.   In western culture, the covered face has always been associated with evil  intent.  Murderers, thieves, bank robbers, break-in artists and burglars, stage-coach robbers and horse thieves  in the old west all wore face masks. Rapists, looters and and rioters inciting trouble in modern, peaceful demonstrations invariably choose to wear face masks. Evil spirits favour the dark, which is simply another form of mask. Racists, the KKK.  Masked rabble-rousers invade peaceful demonstrations and less than stellar characters committing home invasions all prefer to wear masks or hoods to hide both their identities and their agendas. The common petty thief holding up the Mac's Milk on the street corner near you —will wear a balaclava, hood, or mask. The Western world is  conditioned to be wary of the covered face, regardless how innocent it may actually be.

Strangely enough, 'super-heroes' in North American culture, individuals  like Batman and Robin, Zorro, and Spiderman wear masks too, but it must be pointed out that we, the omniscient comic-book observers and movie-goers--are allowed to see their super-hero faces unmasked in the super-hero's  own, safe environment.  We know who THEY are.

The Niqab Wearer --What does SHE Think of the Covered Face?

We cannot be so foolish as to pretend we know what is in the mind of the woman (or person) wearing the Niqab or any other face covering,  but dear readers, in the interest of fairness,  let us try.  Perhaps the niqab-wearer feels more confident in her own undercover world, assured that she is not identifiable. The value of anonymity. Being allowed to do anything she pleases. Really? That might be a stretch...but  would not be surprising considering the human penchant for role-playing, the characteristic human female desire to be "mysterious".  Fine.  Perhaps everyone should try it sometime.  Masks can be naughty. You get the idea. Perhaps, instead,  though, closer to reality, we should be asking, "what does the Niqab-wearer think—if a fully-masked 'person'  approaches her on a vacant street, in the late evening, or in the dark?" Or just outside of the bank as she's making a deposit?  Is she afraid? What is her natural instinct? To run? To escape?  To hide?  Is she wary, or afraid, like any average person, male or female, adult,  senior, or child might be?  Would she be wary, and be looking for potential help?  If she is followed by a masked person, would she be preparing to escape or defend herself?  Flight or flight.  Of course. To pretend otherwise is completely illogical and unnatural. So we must assume correct answer is yes, she would at least be wary, if not afraid for her very life, seek help, or get out the cell-phone and pepper-spray.... How then, can the same  niqab-wearer expect Canadians to appreciate a double standard?  We anticipate the fascinating answer to that question. 

The Niqab Debate and Religion

Although the mandatory wearing of the niqab because of religious beliefs has been offered by some niqab-wearers who infer the niqab is required by Islam, conflicting information suggests the niqab  is not a requirement of the Quran at all. Perhaps it is more realistic to recognize that social pressure from a controlling ancient culture, zealous males in her family  should not be confused with strict religious edicts. In observation, is it logical that " women free to dress as they wish" would be voluntarily and happily wearing stifling, black full-face coverings in 45C Middle East heat? No.   Our brilliant readers may offer alternative suitable answers to this dilemma. Here at Incoming Bytes we neither offer or  pretend to know all of the "politically-correct" answers expected in the contentious niquab debate.

Does the Niqab remind us of ISIS and a new world threat?

Are we leery of the niqab and the covered face because ISIS (ISIL) is inciting fear with mindless murder, terrorist activities,  threats, and ISIS images invariably show all faces covered? ISIS is inciting fear of Islam, in spite of the fact that mainstream Islam has issued a fatwah against ISIS, insisting "they" are not Islamic.  Have the scenes of murder, beheading, ethnic cleansing and genocide reduced Western tolerance for anything Islamic, including the niquab which is perceived to be 'Islamic' ? What  do YOU think instantly when YOU see someone wearing a niquab? It reminds one of  war,  ISIS and terrorism, again, rightly or wrongly.The suggestion that ISIS women also wear suicidal explosive belts is not helpful either. Neither is the image that suggests lunatic terrorist males could be hidden under flowing robes and niqab or burqua. Likely? No. Possible? Yes. 

Niqab and the Law in Canada

A recent Federal Court ruling struck down a ban on the niqab and other face coverings during citizenship oaths. The logical question must be asked: Why would Canada allow any unidentifiable person to disrespect our citizenship oaths? Does that mean anyone can now take a citizenship oath with a fully-masked face? Not on your life; —it involves 'special treatment' for the niqab-wearer. Based on the concept of 'equal treatment of persons' required under the Canada Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the niqab-wearer also has advantage over all other Canadians in that she(?) can see the faces of Canadians, but they are not allowed to see HER face. It seems logical that is not equal treatment under Canadian law either.... What do YOU think?  

Does Society in Canada have a right to dictate how women dress?

No. Of course not. To politicize the issue and  turn the niqab into a 'dress code' issue and 'repression of women's rights'  is ludicrous.

The best Part:  The Niqab debate and Common Sense

It seems totally logical that Canadians, politicians and feel-good social manipulators must eventually come to understand it is NOT necessary to alter our laws, traditions, ceremonies or change, diminish, modify our culture and customs to please newcomers of any ethnicity  who CHOSE to come to Canada as a better place to live. In  fact, changing OUR culture and laws is a complete disservice to newcomers who, although perhaps homesick for their homelands and culture,  DID choose to come to Canada for something BETTER--a better life, kinder laws, you name it.  SO, why would "leaders" freely and so easily modify Canada  to "accomodate" ? Changing Canadian values, law,  and customs for ANY other culture is NOT necessary to respect people of other ethnicities, even if they insist on wearing a niqab. "Those who flee oppression oft' flee to oppression of their own" comes to mind. Let us not change Canada to mimic their homelands, whatever they may be, niquab or not. Time to grow up, Canada. #   Is that Incoming I hear?  

* A recent  Leger poll taken for the Association for Canadian Studies, indicates some 70% of Canadians agreed with Prime Minister Stephen Harper's controversial statements regarding face coverings, and fully 60% of respondents feel the niqab should be banned in public spaces, for example, while taking the oath to become Canadian, or at the proceedings in Canadian courts of law.

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