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I have seen those posters attacking you. They are hate. Why aren’t the police doing something?” said Joe Cressy when first running for Toronto City Council.

I said to him, “The police are doing what they can. When you get into office you do something.”

Joe and his office have said there is nothing they can do.

There is always something we can do.

“(Reg Hartt,) the founder of a landmark alternative theatre in downtown Toronto is refusing to back down in the face of a poster-bullying campaign designed to bring violence upon him and his associates:”

In 1981 I opened THE NEW TESTAMENT to Luke 18:8. “However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”

The translation I read in 1981 was far stronger: “Do you think when I return I will find so much as one person believing?”

My answer then and now was and remains, “If in my time, me.”

For this reason I know that he will not be returning in my time.

We are called  both Jew and Christian to give thanks for all things.

All things means all things. What we see as good. What we see as bad.

Not only that Christians and Jews are called to do good to those who do evil to us.

That, as I have learned and as I continue to learn takes some doing.

Nonetheless, God’s grace, I am giving thanks and I am returning evil with good. God knows when I slip there have been more than enough eager to give evidence.

THE SUPREME COURT OF CANADA defended street postering as freedom of speech for people without access to mainstream media (magazines, newspapers, radio, television, the internet).

They did not defend it as something to be used for my private profit nor for anyone else’s.

They certainly did not defend it so that people could put up posters designed to incite hatred and violence.

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” ― Elie Wiesel.

We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must – at that moment – become the center of the universe.” ― Elie Wiesel.

Just before Christmas 2017  a street person I had helped said, “I was offered money to tear down your posters. I was offered more money to break your legs. I was offered a lot of money to kill you. If I have been offered this others have.”

I said, “Yes, they probably have.”

On March 18, 2018 a fellow who came to my program asked to access the internet.

There is a publication ban on the rest. I was told by the court I can not talk about it.

That publication ban did not stop THE TORONTO SUN. Nor did it stop THE TORONTO STAR. Nor has it stopped the other mass media outlets that have published information on it.

My current lawyer after examining what my first lawyer had done said, “That man may have bought braces for his kid but he has done nothing for you.”

We are called to give thanks in all things, the good and the bad.

My trial is in September 2020.

My current lawyer told me to set up a fundraiser.

I told him that after the stories published in the media about this people would not give me a dime.

Not a dime has been given to my fundraisers.

Am I angry.


I am giving thanks.

Push comes to shove I probably won’t have a lawyer when this comes to trial because he needs to be paid in full.

Am I scared?

Of course.

Am I giving thanks?


Babylonian Talmud, Yoma 9b
מקדש ראשון מפני מה חרב? מפני שלשה דברים שהיו בו: עבודה זרה, וגלוי עריות, ושפיכות דמים. . . . אבל מקדש שני, שהיו עוסקין בתורה ובמצות וגמילות חסדים מפני מה חרב? מפני שהיתה בו שנאת חנם. ללמדך ששקולה שנאת חנם כנגד שלש עבירות: עבודה זרה, גלוי עריות, ושפיכות דמים

The following is from the Talmud, Tractate Yoma. (Yoma is Aramaic for the Hebrew HaYom, The Day, referring to Yom Kippur.): Why was the First Temple destroyed? Because of three evils in it: idolatry, sexual immorality and bloodshed . . . But why was the Second Temple destroyed, seeing that during the time it stood people occupied themselves with Torah, with observance of precepts, and with the practice of charity? Because during the time it stood, hatred without just cause prevailed. This is to teach you that hatred without just cause is deemed as grave as all the three sins of idolatry, sexual immorality and bloodshed together.

“Worse than the deeds of our enemies is the silence of our friends.”—Martin Luther King Jr.

In Christ there is no just cause for hatred.

–Reg Hartt

Jane Jacobs: The Official Spirit of Toronto is “Stamp Out Fun.”

My mother loved Reg Hartt Jim Jacobs


Street Poster Campaign smearing Terry Ross. Terry died last year. He was still receiving threats on his life.

Daniel Goggin on working with and being smeared with street posters put up by he who shall not be named. Daniel has learned there is a contract on his life.

Daniel Goggin 2017 09 27

 Tearing down street posters June 12 to July 1, 2019






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