Friday, September 12, 2008


The Cobourg Daily Star, Sept 9, published an editorial entitled, "Oh, the male of the species." The editorial was a response to an earlier letter I had written that had been published in the same newspaper. Local feminists are into fund raising to have a monument placed into the central park there. The monument is there to commemorate the women who had been murdered in Montreal many years back by Marc Lepine.

The editorial writer, Grahame Woods, is a retired mental-health counsellor and Gemini-winning television playwright. He wrote, "Marc Lepine very much represents men who, throughout history, up until this so-called modern day, have brutalized, raped, killed, battered, imposed upon, and, generally, dehumanized women as if it were their god-given right and..."

Of course I replied with the following letter. The red text was deleted by the Cobourg Daily Star before it was published today:

Section 13.(1) of the Human Rights Act declares that “It is a discriminatory practice for a person ... to communicate ... any matter that is likely to expose a person or persons to hatred or contempt by reason of the fact that that person or those persons are identifiable on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination

Grahame Woods' screed displays all the characteristics of exposing men to contempt. He does not qualify any of his assertions with modifiers such as “many men” “a few men” “a significant portion of men” or such like. His assertion is that the mentally deranged murderer, Marc Lepine, represents men as an identifiable group, and produces a litany which depicts that men as an identifiable group are murderers, rapists, brutal savages throughout history.

Yep, the feminist doctor just delivered a baby boy and handed it to the mother saying, “Congratulations! It’s a murderer.”

But let us look at another litany, one that is a counterpoint to the dreary “boys and their toys” accusation of feminist peaceniks who portray women as natural born nurturers. This litany refers only to the present age.

It was under former prime minister of India Indira Gandhi's rule that India had a bloody shoot‑up with Pakistan in 1971. It was under her tutelage that India constructed and exploded a nuclear device.

It was under former prime minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto's rule that Pakistan continued to lob artillery shells into India. It was under her tutelage that Pakistan continued its program to develop nuclear weapons.

It was under former prime minister of Israel Golda Meir's rule that Israel went to war with the Arab countries in 1973 on Yom Kippur. It was under her tutelage that Israel continued its construction of nuclear weapons.

It was under former prime minister Margaret Thatcher's rule that Britain went to war with Argentina in 1982. It was under her tutelage that Britain modernized its nuclear forces and invited U.S. nuclear weapons to sit on British soil.

It was under former Chinese leader Mao Zedong's rule that his wife, Jiang Qing, former leader of the Gang of Four, directed the Cultural Revolution, which caused countless deaths and degradation for millions throughout China.

War and preparations for war (a.k.a. defence) is firmly rooted in the maintenance and/or extension of power. Power is genderless. The capacity for evil, as for goodness, belongs equally to both men and women.

The problem with power extends to women in the home. An extensive study, Homicides of Children and Youth, is a publication of the U.S. Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, reveals that 75 percent of children under age 6 are killed by women. The study also determined that child-killing women are hands-on killers – women are more likely than men to use their hands and feet as weapons to kill children (54 percent versus 22 percent). A 1988 study (Silverman and Kennedy) highlighted the fact that young, unmarried females are more likely to commit infanticide by suffocation or strangulation whereas older married females beat them to death.

Mr Woods ends his hateful screed with the following, “The shame is that most men, from the beginning of time, have remained and continue to remain silent, turning a blind eye, accepting, rarely speaking out against other males' abhorrent behaviour.”

The exact same applies to the dominant killers of children: women. And let us not forget that children are the most vulnerable and innocent of victims anywhere and at all times throughout human history.

It may come as astonishing news to Mr Woods, but malevolence exists in equal proportions in both genders, and it manifests itself in an unlimited number of ways – each of them as hurtful as the other. I believe in equality; I neither favour nor disfavour men over women, nor do I favour nor disfavour women over men.


Anonymous said...

Another calculated fallacy indulged by conniving fembot totalists is calling the Montreal mass killer "Marc Lepine" and leading us to believe he was a typical Quebecois Habitant lad.

His real name was Gamil Gharbi, the son of Algerian immigrant Rachid Liass Gharbi and Canadian Monique L├ępine. He spent much of his early childhood (developing years) in Costa Rica and Puerto Rico.

He gew up in a strict fundamentalist Mid-eastern culture home environment where Gamil's father showed contempt for women and believed that they were only intended to serve men. He was verbally and physically abusive to his wife and children. He discouraged tenderness between mother and child, as he considered it spoiling.

THIS was the culturally conditioned misogynist malevolence that was unleashed at L'ecole sure as hell was not normative North American male values which spawned Gamil's hatred of was cultural and family conditioning but it did not come from a typical Canadian culture or family.

Canadian men have been unjustly scapegoated for the actions of a madman from a misogynist family culture ... I refuse to branded as a contemporary of Gamil Gharbi simply by the coincidence of my sex.

Wally Keeler said...

Sheesh, I didn't know that. Now I do. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Its very important to know this Wally, because it reframes the whole perspective of the Montreal killings and sheds light on the real cause of the conditioning that made this berzerker target women. It was his cultural conditioning and that culture was not Canadian.

There was also official deadly ineptitude with the police who also were happy to scapegoat anyone to take the heat off their mistakes.

Do you know that Gharbi (Lepine) was issued a federal firearms licence and bought the gun legally? Yep!- the federal firearms licence (FAC), which had a mandatory police background check for violence or instability, was in effect back then, and Gharbi had been a section 8 washout with the Canadian armed forces. That was a federal record in public domain that would automatically disqualify him for a firearms possession certificate. But the Montreal police issued one to him anyway. - Hmmmmmmmm how coincidental.

This is the same police service that issued a handgun permit to Valary Fabricant the nutty professor who shot up his colleagues at Concordia (after they went to the police SEVERAL TIMES complaining Fabricant was going berserk and making death threats to them). Hmmmm a pattern of coincidence?

This is the same police service who certified Gill (the Dawson shooter) after he had a record of anti-social psycho problems at school and was on prescribed psycho active drugs for his problems. The things they don tell you that make you go hmmmmm.

Framed in the context of these realities, the Montreal massacre cannot be blamed on normal north American male values nor on our tradition of responsible civilian firearms ownership.

The fact these very pertinent realities were unknown to you should send a chill up your spine with the realization the media has been part of this hoax. But why?

The above facts were repressed universally by our media and no media scribbler or talking head challenges the fanatic whaling harpy fembots who endlessly chant the fallacies of the Montreal killings.

The end result was these media repropagated misconceptions were used by a totalistic left wing government who used the fallacies and hysteria to essentially outlaw civilian firearms ownership and pave the legislative groundwork on the Canadian police state.

They spent 2 billion dollars lining the pockets of their patrons and expanding police bureaucracy and powers in setting up a warrantless reverse onus control system to criminalize, harass and disarm olympic target shooters, duck and moose hunters and antique collectors.

All because 3 certified mad misanthropes were licenced by the police to commit their crimes.

Things that make you go hmmmmm

Wally Keeler said...

Indeed, Major HMMMMMMMM.
Thank you again for this -- not even a blip on my radar. Major HMMMMM. You can bet yer booties I won't be forgetting these details.

Hello Birdy said...


I am not too surprised that you didn't know about Gharbi being a Muslim. The MSM would not report this and completely ignore it.

There will always be whack-jobs who will do horrid things not only to women, but to other men, children and animals.

To blame all men for these outrages is childish and stupid. That writer sounds like a light-in-the-loafers, genteel fool whose mother didn't dote on him enough and now he is dedicated to winning the approval his majority female co workers at the little rag where he apparently spews his bile.

He mistakes his grudge against men with what should be a contempt for Islam. That is where real misogyny lives.

L.J. Brooks said...


You are right about the MSM ignoring the truth about gamil Gharbi. The only mainstream writer that I've seen report about it is Mark Steyn.

L.J. Brooks said...

Reference Anon's remarks about both Gharbi and Gil having mental problems. The problem is that medical records are off limits to the police. The only way they can get someone's records is with a search warrant. Or, if the doctor has concerns and informs the authorities.

As for Gil, the reason he got his FAC is that both his mother and father stated on his application form that he was not suffering any mental problems, even though they knew he was having problems. In other words, they made a false declaration which is a criminal code offense.

Anonymous said...

L.J. Brooks said...

"Reference Anon's remarks about both Gharbi and Gil having mental problems. The problem is that medical records are off limits to the police."

Not true of a public record ( Gill's school nurse reports and Gharbi had Forces records that are tracable through a background search) and Fabricant had private informations sworn that he was making death threats.

Private doctor's records are privileged but not public service/system records.

I'm aware how the CPIC (police info net) system operates and all these records would score a red flag hit on an FAC application search on either CPIC or FIP

da wolfe said...

See the comments at Blazing Cat Fur's link to your post Wally. Its not just that the killer was from a misogynist Islamic culture but that the feminized western men in that classroom let it happen.

In other words, the people who blame male violence and stigmatize Men are exactly wrong - and are the true cause of that massacre.