This time, instead of just having Canadians on the boat, a group called Alternatives International has a whole boat from Canada.
The Montreal-based Alternatives, which has received $5 million from the federal government over the last few years, is not what most people think of when they think of an aid group. They don’t feed the hungry or clothe the naked. They are political organizers.
According to their website, they “help the networking, building, and promoting of innovative initiatives in popular and social movements that are fighting for economic, social, political, cultural and environmental rights.
Now they are organizing radicals in this country to join radicals from around the world in taking on the only democracy in the Middle East. The only country in the region that gives rights to minorities, that respects the rule of law.
They are partnering with radical Islam to attack an ally.
With your tax dollars...Well, as "popular and social movements" go, Hamas is pretty innovative (albeit in a nasty, thuggish, Medieval sort of way). Then again, so was Hitler's, and we never funded it.
Update: Alternatives makes its brazen pitch for Gaza boat shekels:
Many people and civil society organizations in Canada and Quebec are opposed to the blockade of Gaza imposed by the government of Israel and the unconditional support extended to Israel by the government of Canada. People want to demonstrate their opposition to such a situation.
It is in this background that the initiative to sail a Canadian boat in coordination with other similar international initiatives came into being. The boat will carry humanitarian aid for the Palestinians in Gaza.
Rigorous fundraising need to be undertaken to make this initiative a success. Alternatives and Alternatives International would be supporting this project by providing its administrative and financial management skills. All the funds raised in this campaign will be exclusively used on this project.
For reasons independent of the project, Alternatives will not issue any tax deductible receipts for the money donated.
In order to support a Canadian boat to Gaza please make an online donation now with Paypal.Please don't. They're already getting enough--far too much--of our money as it is.
Update: A song for the Hamas-boosting boatniks:
Somewhere down on the Med
Somewhere sick in the head
Those boaters wait to try to bait
And torment the Jews who'll be waitin'.
Somewhere down on the Med
They're there waiting with dread.
If they could ditch the Zionists
Then straight to Hamas
They'd go floatin'.
It's far, far from Quebec.
It's dreck, beyond the pale.
They know beyond a doubt
They'll rout Jews who would thwart their sail.
They'll thrive and they'll connive,
We know, cuz 'sakes alive
They get our loot to boot
To subsidize all their floatin'...