In an article from Maclean’s Magazine: “Trudeau and his team have worked hard at sucking up to Trump,” yet Trudeau delivered “a borderline rebuke” of Trump. While doing it, he clumsily tried to extricate himself from being the divisive, Islamic-supremacist pushing, morally defunct leader that he is. Trudeau told New York University students to “embrace diversity” and “reject nationalism.” Those were his code words for “support open borders and the Islamization of the West.” He went on:
Let me be very clear: this is not an endorsement of moral relativism, or a declaration that all points of view are valid. Female genital mutilation is wrong, no matter how many generations have practiced it.
Indeed, FGM is wrong. So are honor killings, wife-beating, stonings, murdering gays, rape of infidels, beheadings, killing infidels, persecuting Christians, restricting the freedom of speech, etc. This is why the former Conservative government of Canada introduced the Zero Tolerance on Barbaric Cultural Practices Act, an Act that was rejected by the Trudeau Liberals.
Trudeau also stated:
“Let yourself be vulnerable to another point of view” accompanied by rote denunciations of accompanying sins. One must not “cocoon ourselves in an ideological, social or intellectual bubble,” he implored, or “engage only with people with whom we already agree,” but instead “fight our tribal mind-set” and the dreaded “identity politics.”
Had Trudeau been advising Islamic supremacists, his words would be sensible, but he is referring to conservatives who pride themselves on the standing for principles including free speech, diversity of thought, and the equality of rights of all people before the law. How can anyone trust Trudeau on tough issues such as the global jihad when he’s busy on tours humiliating himself and his nation? Canada’s Prime Minister was even the subject of a hit piece in, of all places, the Washington Post, entitled “Justin Trudeau’s appallingly dishonest speech to NYU.”
The two articles below — from Maclean’s and the WaPo — expose a man who is unfit to be a leader. While they expose his silliness, the larger issue is his promotion of Islamic supremacists. In the words of Alberta United Conservative leader Jason Kenney (former Citizenship and Immigration leader under Stephen Harper): “Trudeau is an empty trust-fund millionaire who has the political depth of a finger bowl.”
“Justin Trudeau delivers a borderline rebuke of Donald Trump”, by Stephen Maher, Maclean’s Magazine, May 16, 2018:
Justin Trudeau came as close as he should ever come on Wednesday to denouncing Donald Trump.
Standing at second base of Yankee Stadium—where the U.S. president has box seats—Trudeau spent 20 minutes telling the 2018 graduating class of New York University to embrace diversity, to reject nationalism.
Young New Yorkers like Trudeau, seeing him as the anti-Trump—the handsome young feminist from Canada—and the students cheered whenever his smiling face appeared on the jumbotron during the commencement address.
If they have heard about his misadventures in India, they showed no sign of it.
Trudeau didn’t mention Trump, but none of the thousands of students and parents sitting in the drizzle listening to Trudeau could have missed the point.
He didn’t just mention in passing, as he does in every Canadian speech, that diversity is strength. It seemed to be the whole point of coming to Trump’s home ballpark to address the students of one of the most Liberal colleges in the United States.
He is walking a fine line with this kind of thing. No political issue is more important to the government of Canada than managing the trade relationship with the United States.
Trudeau and his team have worked hard at sucking up to Trump and his team in the hopes of stopping him from destroying NAFTA. You can tell that the Trudeau team has done a good job at it—involving business people, diplomats and former prime minister Brian Mulroney—because the Conservatives don’t accuse them of flubbing it. It’s the one issue that is so important to Canadians that it’s beyond partisan politics……
“Let me be very clear: this is not an endorsement of moral relativism, or a declaration that all points of view are valid. Female genital mutilation is wrong, no matter how many generations have practiced it. Anthropogenic climate change is real, no matter how much some folks want to deny it.”
Here in the Bronx, where Trump won just nine per cent of the vote in the 2016 presidential election, the students gave their loudest cheers of the day for that line.
Trudeau told the students that appealing to tribalism is the easiest way for leaders to rally support, but building common ground between tribes is a higher calling……
“Justin Trudeau’s appallingly dishonest speech to NYU”, by J.J. McCullough, Washington Post, May 17, 2018:
As is common among sheltered men of extreme privilege, when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attempts to share relatable thoughts on modern life, his words tend to expose a speaker who has no actual familiarity with social trends but has clearly been briefed to their existence. The commencement speech he delivered Wednesday at New York University is a classic study of an obliviously cloistered poseur trying desperately to feign compliance with current fashions. A belabored reference to Pokémon Go was the least of it.
Trudeau — or whatever team of speechwriters and handlers who do the heavy thinking on his behalf — seems broadly aware that North America is mired in a state of intense sociopolitical polarization, and that amid all this shouting and anger, it is the role of great minds to reassert the case for virtues of free speech and intellectual diversity.
Such was the tone Trudeau’s NYU speech correspondingly struck, with tender protestations to
“let yourself be vulnerable to another point of view” accompanied by rote denunciations of accompanying sins. One must not “cocoon ourselves in an ideological, social or intellectual bubble,” he implored, or “engage only with people with whom we already agree,” but instead “fight our tribal mind-set” and the dreaded “identity politics.”
To be sure, these are good sentiments. Unfortunately, there is no evidence whatsoever that Trudeau takes them seriously in the context where his opinions most matter: his performance as Canada’s ruler……