If you want to understand the rapid rise of Black Lives Matter in Toronto, read Tom Wolfe’s Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, written in 1970.
In two satirical essays, “Radical Chic” is the first, “Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers” the second, Wolfe explains why, when Black Rage confronts White Guilt, Black Rage wins.
In today’s context, BLM are Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers.
Mau-Mauing means to denounce and intimidate someone — named after the Mau Maus, a secret society of African warriors who led a revolt against British rule in Kenya.
The “Flak Catchers” are hapless government bureaucrats charged with keeping them happy.
They do so under orders from their “Radical Chic” bosses.