The growing normalization of threatened violence towards public figures as an acceptable expression of free speech must come to an end.
Last week, a ‘candlelight vigil’ to mark the 75th Anniversary of the trial of Nazi scientists who conducted human experiments on Jewish prisoners was held at the BC Legislature. It became a platform to hang BC Premier John Horgan and two senior Cabinet ministers in effigy as a symbolic protest against COVID restrictions and limitations. Pretending that the government response to COVID 19 is the same as what happened in the Holocaust is both repulsive and reprehensible. The two are not the same and to pretend they are is to ignore the suffering of the Jews at the hands of malicious leaders who sought their destruction.
— Tim Schindel