When Canadians vote …at least those who do … we are NOT choosing Canada’s Best Matinee Idol or Best Smile or Friendliest Media Photo-op Champion …. or even Best Orator.
We are choosing the person we believe will best LEAD the nation, protect our country, advance our economy, preserve our environment and address social inequalities and injustices.
And being a democracy, with so many varying ideas, philosophies, ideologies, it’s not surprising that every election, a whole lot of voters end up very unhappy with any results. But … except for the most partisan types incapable of saying or thinking anything good of those they oppose … I submit all the major party leaders until now would have had the intellectual abilities, experience and knowledge needed to govern, even if we disagreed with their policies.
Justin Trudeau? No!
Remember, we’re talking about the Prime Minister of Canada.
As I have written on this blog before, he has never impressed me … from his silver-spoon upbringing, a lack of any meaningful job or business experience, any special community service involvements and not even much in the way of credible major political ideas, contributions or accomplishments … apart from self-promotion and self-advancement.
In fact, this past week, he showed once more his total lack of even basic historical knowledge and understanding Canadians should EXPECT from a Prime Minister.
In a Toronto speech, Trudeau compared the Harper government’s immigration policies towards Muslims to Canada’s anti-Semitic policies turning away Jews during the Second World War. Many Jews turned away and/or sent back ended up dying in the Holocaust.
“So we should all shudder to hear the same rhetoric, that led to a “none is too many” immigration policy towards Jews in the 30s and 40s being used today to raise fears against Muslims” Trudeau said.
In fact and insult to BOTH Jews and Muslims.
Over the past decade, Canada has welcomed an average of over 56 thousand immigrants a year from Muslim countries each year, almost 625,000 … and still counting.
In addition, Muslims who feel persecuted abroad and board an aircraft bound for any Canadian city (or arrive at the border by ship or by car) and then claim “refugee” status.
And when they get here, we immediately provide them with all kinds of assistance, health coverage, free education, social services … and legitimate refugees face a welcoming attitude by most Canadians. Even phony refugee claimants and illegal economic migrants, Muslim or whatever, are given rights and access to government services NONE of the Jews received from McKenzie King’s openly anti-Semitic policies, ministers and bureaucrats.
We don’t inter Muslims arriving here, even from terrorist-infested Muslim states, in enemy-alien camps in rural Ontario or Quebec, as Canada did to some of the very few European Jews who did make it here; we don’t turn away ships loaded with refugees and send them back to die in gas chambers, as we did to the Jews; and I haven’t seen bans on Muslims living/buying homes in areas of Canadian cities, attending schools or universities, or joining golf/country clubs, as Canada did to the Jews in the period Trudeau cited.
A disgraceful comparison by the Liberal Leader.
Not to mention …but let’s … that there are FORTY-NINE Muslim-majority nations in the world … giving legitimate Muslim refugees LOTS of choices and possibilities that was certainly NOT available to Jews fleeing for their lives.
What Trudeau is REALLY doing is playing the race/religion card to ingratiate himself with Muslim-Canadian voters … and clearly is not onlyt willing, but actually trying to distort history and the facts for his own selfish political advancement (again).
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair …. no fan of the current Tory government’s immigration policies himself … took Trudeau to task for using the “Jewish” comparison.
“Using any reference to the Holocaust in relation to the situation in Canada is singularly inappropriate,” Mulcair said this week.
As Canadians, both inside Parliament and out, debate current government policies, proposals and actions on immigration, civil rights etc. there are MANY aspects that can be targeted and torn apart.
But comparing Canada’s treatment of Muslims today to the way the Jews were treated in the Second World War shows an ignorance NOT WORTHY of any educated person …. especially one who dreams of becoming our Prime Minister.
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