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Words of Wisdom From Justin Trudeau—New Year’s reflections

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Words of Wisdom From Justin Trudeau—New Year’s reflections

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In the coming New Year, we Canadians must take time to reflect upon our good fortune. The good fortune of having an inspirational leader of Justin Trudeau’s intellectual calibre. Who would have thought that a young drama teacher and snowboarding instructor would come to acquire so much wisdom and knowledge in just four decades of life? It seems that Justin was right. In Canada, anything is possible.
Until Justin Trudeau entered my life, I was but an ignorant fool, a prisoner of my own delusions. Until I heard his words of wisdom, I didn’t understand that the Chinese Communist dictatorship was something to be admired. Or that all Cubans were in love with Fidel Castro. Nor did I appreciate that Justin, in his speculations about the motivations of the Boston bombers, demonstrated his expertise in social psychology. He nailed it. Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. It is just a manifestation of poor “excluded”, alienated youth whom we need to reach out to. We must “include them” so as to relieve them of their sad isolation. Perhaps Justin neglected to “include” his tenure as a Self-Help guru in his resume. Dr. Phil look out.
More impressive is his uncanny ability to be different things to different people. Who, for example, could possibly attend a mosque and walk in a Gay Pride celebration? Who could be a rock star at the Paris Summit on climate change and subsequently approve the Kinder-Morgan pipeline?  Who could so convincingly proclaim his commitment to the environment while extolling the benefits of economic growth and globalism at the same time? Who could assign half of his cabinet posts to women as proof of his feminism while defending the wearing of the niqab? Drama teacher? Our Boy Wonder could have given acting lessons to Lawrence Olivier.

The take away point here is that in their ardent support for Justin Trudeau, millenials have shown that Tom Brokaw was wrong. Millenials—-not the people who stormed the beaches of Normandy—- are “The Greatest Generation”. The truth is, in issuing so much wisdom, Justin Trudeau was only giving voice to the innate wisdom of people who spend most of their waking hours texting and checking their Face Book page.  And here I thought that the pathway to knowledge was found in scholarship! That shows just how pitifully misinformed and disconnected I am. Having a sense of history is nothing but an encumbrance in this modern world, especially in a country which Justin has proudly declared to be the first “post-national state”, cut from its moral moorings.
Tradition? The cultural legacy of two founding peoples? How quaint. How “irrelevant”. Justin’s Canada is “home to the world”, a mere microcosm of the United Nations. If old white boomers don’t get that, too bad. The future does not belong to them. Even the past ain’t what it used to be. In case you haven’t heard the news, the legacy of  ‘white settlers’ and Canadians of European origin is nothing but a legacy of racism. Nothing good ever came out of them. No wonder Justin is so determined to eradicate our obsolete concepts of free speech and restore blasphemy laws.  As he said, “Muslim values are Canada’s values”, so no Canadian must be permitted to criticize Islam.
And that’s all cool with our cosmopolitan, university-indoctrinated, globe-trotting millenials. They know so much more than ignorant, red-neck deplorables like me. After all, I don’t eat sushi or listen to the CBC.  God, I don’t even use chopsticks.
As Justin recently said, globalism is the way to go.  However, characteristic of the humility and candour that is his trademark, he now concedes that many Canadians have been left behind.  Tragically, they missed the bus on the road to prosperity and the sunlit uplands of a world without borders—or Europeans and their descendants either.
But let us not despair. Justin has a solution. In order to ensure that marginalized Canadians  get their fair share of utopia, he will fight for more social housing units. Ethnic cleansing for a roof over my head.  Sounds like a fair trade to me.
If only his predecessors had possessed this profound insight!  If only puppet governors or Quisling governments had realized that their subjects would have gladly accepted their displacement by foreign conquerors and colonists if they had a strong social safety net!  If Marshal Petain had done that, history might have been different. Ditto for the rest of occupied Europe  And there would have no need for Russians and Poles and Middle Easterners to risk annihilation by the Mongol hordes centuries ago.  All a patriotic prince need have done is to do what Justin would have done in his place.  Surrender to the invaders and placate the subjugated with the promise of affordable housing.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would live to see the day when a Messiah with flowing shiny hair would come to our country’s rescue at the 11th hour.  A man of inimitable mental prowess and charismatic leadership.  To think that I had given up hope. Oh me of little faith……
Tim Murray
December 29, 2016
Quotes from Justin Trudeau’s Little Red Book

“There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China. Their basic dictatorship is actually allowing them to turn their economy around on a dime.”
“While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for ‘el Comandante.’”

“In casual conversation, I’d even use the word barbaric to describe female circumcision, for example, but in an official Government of Canada publication, there needs to be a little bit of an attempt at responsible neutrality.”

Boston Marathon bombing: “ Now, we don’t know now if it was terrorism or a single crazy or a domestic issue or a foreign issue,” he said. “But there is no question that this happened because there is someone who feels completely excluded. Completely at war with innocents. At war with a society. And our approach has to be, where do those tensions come from?”
On Muslim women who wear the niqab: “I have invariably found them to be strong-willed and very open about their choice, and how it is indeed their choice.”

How Smart Is Justin Trudeau? Read this:
https://pjmedia.com/blog/how-smart-is-justin-trudeau/?singlepage=true

Justin Trudeau on Castro’s Death- a PM without Common Sense

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Paul Fromm, Director of the Canadain Association for Freedom of Expression gloats with talk show host Brian Ruhe about How Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stuc…
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Paul Fromm, Director of the Canadain Association for Freedom of Expression gloats with talk show host Brian Ruhe about How Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stuck his foot in his mouth by overpraisingFidel Castro in his eulogy. Brian and Paul discuss the theory that Justin Trudeau is the son of Fidel Castro!

Below is a FAIR USE of an article by PAUL WELLS, National Affairs, Tues., Nov. 29, 2016, at:
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2…

I want to talk about the rest of Canada’s weird, hesitant relationship with Cuba. But first, since I’m just getting to it now, a few words about Justin Trudeau and Fidel Castro.

We haven’t seen Justin Trudeau mourn like this since his dad died. In expressing his “deep sorrow” at the death of Castro, a “larger than life” figure whom Trudeau lauded as “a legendary orator” —

Sorry, let’s just pause right there. Legendary orator? On Sept. 26, 1960, Castro addressed the United Nations General Assembly for four and a half hours, a record unchallenged to this day in the most boring room on earth. In 1998 in Havana, he spoke for seven and a half hours. Calling Castro a great orator is like calling porn legend Ron Jeremy a romantic: it confuses volume with quality.

Onward. Trudeau lauded Castro’s “tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people,” whose speech and dietary protein Castro rationed, by law, for decades. I guess it was tough love.

To be sure, Trudeau balanced his praise with criticism. “During Castro’s rule, thousands of Cubans were incarcerated in abysmal prisons, thousands more were harassed and intimidated, and entire generations were denied basic political freedoms,” the prime minister wrote. Just kidding! No, that last quote isn’t from Justin Trudeau at all. It’s from Human Rights Watch. As for the PM, in a communiqué overflowing with praise for Castro, he could find room for only one word about the Cuban dictator’s human rights record: “controversial.”

Nor can the PM’s defenders long sustain the notion that his statement must have been penned by some careless lackey in the Prime Minister’s Office. No, the communiqué is too solidly in line with the entire Trudeau family’s record on the man to be anything but an honest reflection of Justin Trudeau’s thought.

Castro was a pallbearer at Pierre Trudeau’s funeral. The PM’s brother Alexandre Trudeau wrote in this newspaper a decade ago that Castro was “something of a superman,” whose “intellect is one of the most broad and complete that can be found.” Alexandre Trudeau wrote that he “grew up knowing that Fidel Castro had a special place among my family’s friends,” even if ordinary Cubans “do occasionally complain, often as an adolescent might complain about a too strict and demanding father.”

One notes family similarities in prose style.

Justin Trudeau is defending the statement he made following the death of former Cuban president Fidel Castro. The prime minister says he never shies away from addressing human rights issues.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)
So a prime minister who claims to prize evidence-based policy was caught putting family connections ahead of the exhaustively documented abuses of a man whose death marks a crucial step in his own people’s long-delayed march toward freedom.

But the rest of us — we cold and bashful Canadians — will probably continue to watch Cuba as we have for decades, unsure or divided in our response to events in the land Fidel Castro leaves behind.

Exhibit A in the theatre of ambivalence is Justin Trudeau’s predecessor. Stephen Harper met Raul Castro, Fidel’s brother and still the president of Cuba, only 19 months ago, attending what would be Harper’s last Summit of the Americas in Panama City. The two men sat smiling awkwardly at each other in hard-backed chairs next to a little round table.

Probably most Canadians not named Trudeau have long known that Cubans did not have the government Canadians would want for them — and, indeed, not the government Cubans would choose, were they granted the freedom to change their minds about the revolution. But that knowledge doesn’t tell us which mix of engagement and isolation is wisest.

Most Canadian leaders have fallen back on a policy of doing a little less than the Americans. It’s a deeply unsatisfying policy. John Diefenbaker resisted putting Canadian forces on a war footing during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Harper let Obama decide on a change in stance, providing only conference facilities and plausible deniability.

Having blown some political capital by saying what he thinks, Trudeau is now going to skip Fidel Castro’s funeral. It’s a retreat to ambivalence dictated by a public outcry that must have astonished the prime minister, who grew up with a photo of Fidel Castro in his family’s home and thought, perhaps, that everybody does.

Paul Wells is a national affairs writer. His column usually appears Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.