The Canadian prime minister has alienated the largest democracy on Earth and played host to a former Nazi. And that was just this week.
This is the first time I've read something in the US press about India that goes any deeper than "Modi bad" or "Modi like Trump".
The man is the most popular leader on the planet and the leader of the world's largest democracy. Americans deserve more balanced reporting about India.
Having been in Canada (from the states) for 5 years now, I was surprised Trudeau got re-elected when he did last, but I guess I shouldn't have been. Canadians are a remarkably compliant people and seem to be pretty on-board with 'wokeness' or whatever you want to call it, making the Trucker's protest all the more remarkable.
How can anyone who knows history, especially country leaders, not realize in WWII that Russia was one of the Allied powers which means they fought against the Nazis, so this man fighting the Russians was of course, fighting for Germany/Hitler, against his own country. It is inconceivable to me that Canada's leaders and Zelensky did not know this. It is a disgrace.
Trudeau probably did not know that Hunka was a Nazi; after all, he's incompetent. Trudeau DID call his fellow citizens Nazis during the trucker's protest. That is far more damaging to Canada and the Western world than mere stupidity.
I agree with BJ Dichter (trucker convoy leader; see Triggernometry interview on Youtube): Trudeau is typical of a raft of Canadian politicians (in all parties) who are just not good enough. The best and brightest give politics a wide berth. We’re not the only country to suffer from impoverished leadership options and we pay the price every day. Painful!
The Canadian government which has a widespread euthanasia program gave a standing ovation to a Nazi.
Gavin Newsom is acting just like Trudeau. Same sort of guy. Manipulative politician unhinged from the people and without a moral center that is visible. All you need to know about Trudeau is in how he flushed Rota, blaming him for what he had done.
You have to dig a little deeper into Trudeau to truly understand this, which is ironic as it is the complete superficiality of the man that is at fault. He probably wasn't aware that some Ukranians fought for the Germans, and much less that some or most of them did so to liberate themselves from Stalin and his famine, making their moral position a heck of a lot more complicated than even which socks he should choose (and if you know your Justin, you'll understand that).
That superficiality is his trademark. Why women in the cabinet? Because it's 2016. Peoplekind. Etc etc. All while breaking conflict of interest rules, trying to influence justice by involving his own attorney general in a politically-motivated non-prosecution, and then sacking her despite her being female, indigenous and, worst of all, competent. We've watched this clown apologise for everything, but do nothing to change it. Make an entire psychodrama with flags at half mast for months over a Canadian genocide that did not happen, and then threaten to pass a law criminalizing expressions of disbelief in that supposed genocide. He has screwed up our economy for decades to come by borrowing hundreds of billions of dollars to throw at anything that might buy a vote because he thought that "modern monetary theory" was a real thing and not an old mistake exemplified by the Weimar Republic. But if you live in a reliably Liberal area you won't see that cash, as you already vote his way. That's why Nova Scotia is about to become an island as the crappy low dyke keeping the highest tides in the world out of the Chignecto Isthmus is about to fail but he won't spend a penny on it. And if you don't see that you have to be vaccinated to sit by yourself in a truck cab for 12 hours a day you'll get your bank account frozen and criminal charges. He has not just been a bad prime minister, he has been a disaster. And as his sins mount up, Canadians are becoming ever more hungry—who can blame them?—for an opponent willing to say anything more extreme in the opposite direction. Frankly, the Conservatives would win the next election with a moderate socialist platform, so unpopular is Trudeau, but instead we are getting into slightly deranged territory with PP, who will be our next PM.
I have long believed that when one party goes extreme (leftwards or rightwards), the correct policy for the opposition party is to simply be less extreme, rather than move far in the opposite direction as they usually do. That way they keep all their own voters, and vacuum up the doubtful from the other side. But as soon as Justin goes more woke, PP gets more rigidly rightist and so on. What a mess!
Funny thing is I was in Ottawa Friday for a football game and got held up by Zelenskyy’s motorcade.
I wish all the worst for our prime idiot, the worst of all Canadians, the literal poster child/textbook definition of white privileged.
Maybe he can go for a skate on the Rideau canal.
Yes, I know it’s not frozen
Thoughts and prayers for the 2SLGTBQIA+ community who had to endure this whole ordeal. Godspeed.
I love Canada and, as an American, I do not presume to tell our cousins to the north how to run things. But, having spent a fair amount of time in Canada recently, I do wish for a PM and provincial governments less interested in public pronouncements and more interested in good airports that can handle baggage and connecting flights, good roads that get fixed in timely ways, and--how I can I say it?--a more can-do spirit in how people approach their work in both the public and private sectors. Canadian government showed greater zeal for ticketing elicit grocery shoppers during lockdown--and make no mistake: Canada would still be in lockdown if some politicians had their druthers--than in ensuring the the productive resumption of business, life, schooling, community, and commerce. Canada is a kinder but also more passive North American nation. To stay kind it needs to be more effective.
Rupa, another excellent article. Speaking as a Canadian, I’m confused how our leaders forgot that Canada and the Soviet Union were allies in WWII, and if you were a male Ukrainian or ethic German living in the Soviet Union at that time, your choice was conscription to the Soviet army or volunteer for the German army to fight the oppressor. But, according to Rota, Trudeau and Zelenskyy, Hunka was a freedom fighter against Russia?? The stupidity and carelessness in Ottawa is unbelievable. Canada accepted many, many European immigrants after WWII who had to make tough choices during the war. I’m not willing to judge people placed in situations I cannot bear to imagine.
Trudeau blocked bank accounts from protesters and had the police run over with a horse over them. This is an excellent lesson in History on how tyrants emerge and come to power, even in democracies or so called "first world countries". As an immigrant from a third world I am appalled on how the left quickly went to 1984 mode so fast. I guess it can happen anywhere.
Never thought I would see Machiavelli in action.
It’s shocking to witness what’s happening in Canada under Trudeau. From the freezing of bank accounts, to the censorship of media Bill C18, calling the entire country racist, the mass grave hoax, the WE scandal, SNC scandal, collapse of our economy, election interference from China, the list goes on and on. During his leadership, our first Indigenous attorney general, health minister, finance minister, Governor General, Clerk of the Privy Council (most senior civil servant), ambassador to China, defense minister, Trudeau’s own principal secretary and the Speaker of the House have all been fired or forced to resign in disgrace and scandal. And a few weeks ago, Trudeau’s wife left him. That says a lot.
It isn't at all surprising to me that Leftists want to give Trudeau a pass for all this.
I almost never comment on goings on in other countries. I don’t understand them, I don’t know their culture, and I hate it when other countries opine on ours like they know something. Trudeau, though, I hope is deposed. I almost feel sorry for our neighbors to the north before I remember that they willingly elected his dumbass twice. His entire agenda is to say the opposite of the US while stripping any freedom that he can find. He’s a totalitarian, an intellectual lightweight, and a bad person, and I don’t say any of that lightly.