Rex Murphy: It will be a while before Vogue calls on Trudeau again

Sans halo, he how walks the ground like every other politician, as pedestrian as the rest of them

Rex Murphy

Rex Murphy

April 5, 2019
2:06 PM

Excerpt from article:

“The morning after the purge, the god-chefs of irony were in the kitchen cooking up a storm. The morning after the eviction of the two most high-profile women from the Liberal caucus — one an Indigenous leader who had ascended higher than any other in the Canadian political firmament — I repeat, the morning after, the Daughters of the Vote took over the House of Commons.

The Daughters of the Vote were called into existence to promote, highlight, enhance and celebrate the presence of women in Canadian politics. (By the way, where is a Sons of the Vote? Don’t young men need encouragement, too? I’ll save that for another day.)

A year ago, before SNC and its train of woe, before the banishment of Philpott and JWR, this would have been a high Holy Day in the male-feminist calendar, a kind of Easter for the most progressive prime minister Canadians have ever had. This year however, it was more like the prior 39 days of Lent collapsed into one, with no Easter in sight.

Twelve hours after firing the two women that — I think it’s fair to say — the majority of the Daughters of the Vote most wanted to meet, or looked up to, Mr. Trudeau mumbled-stumbled through the most awkward six minutes of his none too distinguished oratorical life. At one point he appeared not to remember Jane Philpott’s name. Perhaps a kinder explanation is that he was too embarrassed to say it. He did show up — he must be given credit for that.

But what could he say to the gathering of young feminists, as it were, the morning after? He wandered, as is his wont, through a forest of non-sequiturs, referenced a fantasy feud between Jody Wilson-Raybould and Chrystia Freeland (“I know nobody in here wants to have to pick who to believe between Jody Wilson-Raybould and Chrystia Freeland”), tried his best to ignore that he was speaking to the backs of about 50 or so of his audience, muttered the obligatory reference to diversity, something about trust and teams, and things went more or less downhill from there.

How different from earlier days, swimming in the raptures of a We Day event, or lauded by the global icons of feminism. What a falling off from a Catalyst Awards dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, where he was cheered for this show-stopper of a line: “Can we make significant and appreciative improvements to an institution that quite frankly was designed for old white guys?” * I expect Philpott and Wilson-Raybould might have an answer for that.

Jordan Peterson: Young People’s Ignorance of Socialism Risks “Absolute Catastrophe”


“They were never taught about it”.

Published 6 hours ago 

on 5 April, 2019

Paul Joseph Watson

Canadian academic Jordan Peterson warns that socialism is so appealing to young people because they are “unbelievably ignorant” about the history of the 20th century.

During an event hosted by The Heritage Foundation this week, the clinical psychologist and best-selling author said that millennials are embracing far-left ideology because they weren’t taught about its disastrous outcomes at school.

“People are unbelievably ignorant of history,” said Peterson. “What young people know about 20th-century history is nonexistent, especially about the history of the radical left. How would you know? They are never taught about it so why would they be concerned about it?”

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He also explained that the simplistic socialist notion of caring for as many people as possible was very alluring for people who had an emotional view of humanity.

Young people are “emotionally drawn to the ideals of socialism, say, or the left, because it draws its fundamental motivational source from a kind of primary compassion, and that is always there in human beings,” said Peterson.

Peterson also blamed the “unholy marriage of the postmodern nihilism with this Marxist utopian notion” for the breakdown in social and family unity, a process which has produced an “absolute catastrophe”.

A major poll last year found that the majority of US millennials would prefer to live under socialism than capitalism.