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Take a Hint, Canada.

Yahoo News — Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag resigned on Thursday after parliament formally condemned her handling of the Afghanistan evacuation crisis.
Too bad Canada doesn't have a Parliament. Or a news media.

Canada Excluded From International China Security Pact

Globe and Mail Dismissed by Justin Trudeau as merely a crass American salesman's move to pawn off the latest high-tech US-built nuclear subs to what we have to therefore assume he thinks are the total idiot Aussies, the three-nation deal didn't even include Canada in the talks leading up to the historic pact. And after Trudeau's comments on the matter (and the aforementioned attitude toward the Aussies), you can understand why.
"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday played down Canada’s exclusion from the Indo-Pacific security deal, saying it is merely a way for the U.S. to sell nuclear submarines to Australia ... “This is a deal for nuclear submarines, which Canada is not currently or any time soon in the market for. Australia is.”"
In a clear indication that even Trudeau's political bro Joe Biden doesn't actually take him or Canada seriously anymore (forcing one to wonder if his high-fivin' bro Barack Obama doesn't also come off as a bit two-faced after Obama gave Trudeau a campaign "endorsement" this week), even Canadian officials were left in the dark. Almost like Canada can't even be trusted anymore on any level.

"Three officials, representing Canada’s foreign affairs, intelligence and defence departments, told The Globe and Mail that Ottawa was not consulted about the pact, and had no idea the trilateral security announcement was coming until it was made on Wednesday by U.S. President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison."

Trudeau, in contrast, delayed Canada's Wuhan Virus immunization program by signing a deal not with the Americans or Brits, but with... CHINA, for vaccines, in what turned out to be a total failure with countless Canadian lives lost as a result. What is going on here?

And the science SAYSSS…

National Post —Move over Donald Trump. In their NP Platformed email available to subscribers, columnist Sabrina Maddeaux calmly explains that Justin Trudeau's recent uncontrolled angry outbursts — one at a citizen who was rude, and one at a reporter who dared challenge him with actual reporter-like questions — provides a clue as to his baser instincts. And if you saw these outbursts, you'd agree, it isn't a good look for him or any normal human. But moreover, it's a terrible look for anyone claiming the title of Prime Minister. But it's this new line of anti-science, pure crass political campaign bullshit that has me riled:
"...At a weekend rally in Oakville, Ont., Trudeau revealed his hand when he claimed that, “If you want this pandemic to end, go out and vote Liberal.” He repeated the message again, even turning it up a notch, in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, saying, “If you want this pandemic to end for good, go out and vote Liberal!”
"This is the ultimate false promise by a politician who’s become infamous for making false promises. No one can guarantee he will be able to end the pandemic. In fact, the expert consensus seems to be that there will be no real end to it: the virus will become endemic and we will be forced to live with it, albeit hopefully more normally. ..."
So it's "follow the science," and "the science says... to vote Liberal”? Many, especially the media, would dismiss "bible belt" politicians who insinuated that "God wants you to vote [whatever way].  This blowhard — and his disciples — should be treated no differently.

Two NDP humans resign their candidacy for alleged racist tropes

The National Post headline reads, "Two federal NDP candidates...

Inflation races higher in Canada — another new emergent threat to any economic recovery

Globe and Mail — They're reporting that Canada’s inflation rate jumps to 4.1%, fastest pace since 2003, sending shockwaves to almost nobody in the news media ahead of the stupid election. For example, the state-owned CBC "news media" division of the Trudeau Liberals reports it as their news item number seven or eight from the top. The G&M, as if explaining it to the CBC, wrote:
"The Statscan report arrives just five days before a federal election that’s seen affordability emerge as a key theme on the campaign trail, with all major parties pitching ideas to rein in a variety of costs, including for housing, child care and wireless plans..."
The cost of "wireless plans" is something like priority number 18,539 for me and 99% of the country, but Jagmeet Singh and the NDP — and therefore their loyal media at every opportunity — make out like it's more important than... I don't know.... inflation at 4% and Canada falling out of the economic freedom top ten... to say nothing of trillion-dollar debts and out-of-control budgets, and that thing about the end of our freedom of speech 'n junk like that. But ma wireless plan!!%#

Not “election news,” apparently: Canada drops out of top 10 countries in annual economic freedom report

Fraser Institute — In a sane land with actual journalism, this would be front-page news, one week ahead of an election. "In this year’s report, Canada ranks 14th based on 2019 data, the most recent comprehensive data, part of a downward trend since 2016. (Last year, Canada initially ranked 8th, although data revisions later lowered its rank to 13th.)"
“Due to higher taxes and increased regulation in Ottawa and the provinces, Canadians are less economically free, which means slower economic growth and less investment in Canada,” said Fred McMahon, Dr. Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom at the Fraser Institute.
Economic Freedom of the World: 2021 Annual Report is the world's premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas—size of government [Canada: 111th], legal structure and property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, regulation of credit, labour and business. In this year's report, which compares 165 countries and territories, Hong Kong is again number one—although China's heavy hand will likely lower Hong Kong's ranking in future years—and Canada (14th) trails the United States (6th).

Why isn’t this the biggest story in Canada?

National Review — "Why Isn’t the Attack on Larry Elder the Biggest Story in America?"  Their sub-head put it exactly right:
"A white woman in a gorilla mask threw an egg at a black man seeking to become the first non-white governor of our largest state, and the media shrug."
And they begin their story much as I have over the years: "Do a search for “Larry Elder” and gorilla on the CNN website and nothing comes up. Washington Post? Zilch. Nothing comes up on the New York Times site either..." — only replace those outfits with CBC, CTV, Global, Globe & Mail, etc.
In case you're stupid, let me fill you in: Larry Elder is a black man, but moreover, and in fact almost entirely over, he is a conservative man of considerable intellect and conscience. A Republican.
Indeed, in Canada, wherein they talk endlessly about evvvvvvery instance of "racism" in America in their activist effort to have it spill over into Canada and create divisions here to help fulfill their political ends, they utterly ignored this overt racism doozy. Why? Because they're hypocritical, dishonest, ideological, political... anything but journalists. They should all be ashamed of themselves. But I bet they aren't.
And yet they are so self-assured and arrogant that despite their obvious corruption, which they don't even care if you notice, they continue to demand and accept YOUR taxpayer handouts.

WE: The liberals’, the Liberals’, and Trudeau’s shame —documented in 4-part podcast

The Podcastosphere — I've listened to four parts of the well-done series titled "The White Saviors," narrated by Olusola Adeogun. There will be one more episode. The series documents the "cult" — yes, cult is the word used by an interviewee who worked for them — that is the liberals' own WE organization. I always thought of this WE group as cult-y, and corrupt, and as phony as a Liberal or NDP campaign promise, and as a leftist brainwashing center of bullshittery, but now, more so. Including, or especially because of, Justin Trudeau's participation in it. And the news media's love of it. And Big Public Education's embrace of it. And all of that combined.
The podcast is well described as "the exclusive story of a charity that did well when it was supposed to be doing good."
Produced by Canadaland, which has been on it for years, and arguably broke the story of WE and Liberal Party corruption in 2020.

Click and learn:

Biden’s poll numbers are too embarrassing for the “news” media — I bring you the numbers because the others won't. The "news" media only bring you the news they want you to know, filtered through their very special way of telling it to you — because as you know, they're not really a "news media" at all. Therefore, Biden being increasingly underwater, as demonstrated by the scientific data that the news media studiously refuses to follow at, is ignored. They are lying through omission.
Click to see chart
Read a well-reasoned explanation of Biden's declining poll numbers by Rich Lowry, at Politico, but not at any of the "news media" outlets that couldn't stop reporting on Trump's declining poll numbers.

We won’t “get thru this together,” any more, boyfriend.

Globe and Mail — The Liberals' Globe and Mail division sounded off today on none other than their hero, liberalism's fancy-socked neo-liberal, The Right Woke Justin Trudeau. Seems the marriage is off.
"...We will never find comfort in the Liberal Leader’s corrupted line that we will “get through this together.” He doesn’t mean it. Only certain people matter to Mr. Trudeau – the ones he uses to prosecute identity politics for the singular purpose of furthering his destiny. ..."
The G&M, in a historic fashion reminiscent of the Maclean's revelation of two years ago, suddenly wakes up to discover that the Emperor wears no clothes; or at least those he does wear are just butt-ugly, overly showy, and of poor — possibly Fabrique en Chine —quality. He is, in fact, Right Woke, as I've been saying. And thus, the G&M finally seems to have woken up. Good morning.

The Article

All around the world, a perfect storm is brewing.  Under the guise of anti-Zionism or opposition to Israel’s existence as a Jewish state, forces from all walks of life are converging.  An unholy alliance has formed of Islamists, leftists, conspiracists, Jewish anti-Semites, Neo-Nazis and certain Paleoconservatives, the one commonality among them all being hatred for Israel and Jews.  Whether it’s medieval blood libels, Holocaust denial, belief in Jewish domination of the media and undue influence over American foreign policy or demonizing Israel and exonerating its enemies, the old canards are alive and well.

Such beliefs have long infected the ranks of the American left, whose newspapers during the first Gulf War in 1990-91 featured screaming headlines about how it was all the fault of the “Zionists.”  As a leftist myself at that time, I saw this de-evolution taking place and as a post-9/11 pro-American, pro-Israel counter-protester, I witnessed firsthand the virulence of such hatred.  Seeing Jewish leftists parrot the same propaganda made it even more nauseating.  The stain of anti-Semitic conspiratorial thinking, along with anti-Christian sentiment, had conveniently traveled from the Muslim world to American shores.

This trend was propelled forward by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.  Almost immediately after 9/11, a ridiculous rumor began circulating that 4,000 Jews had been warned beforehand about the attacks by the Israeli government.  It was based on a Jerusalem Post article describing the Israeli government’s attempt to account for the number of its citizens in the area of the WTC and the Pentagon on 9/11.  This conspiracy theory was dismissed by many at the time as irrational and short-lived.  But today, there are thousands of 9/11 conspiracists who believe it, among other inanities, to be true and their numbers are growing. 

The remarks of Prince Alaweed Bin Talal, the Saudi sheik whose check for $10 million was refused by then-Mayor of New York City Rudy Guiliani, was another early indication of where things were heading.  Bin Talal’s comments at Ground Zero about America’s support for Israel being the cause of the attacks would soon become mainstream fare.

There are certainly those on the right who share in such thinking.  Paleocons such as Pat Buchanan, an otherwise intelligent and articulate speaker for the cause of conservatism, have a blind spot when it comes to America’s alliance with Israel.

Arguing from an isolationist standpoint, Buchanan feels that America is endangered by its alliance with Israel. He seems to suffer from the mistaken belief, shared by many on both the left and the right, that were the U.S. to stop supporting Israel, Islamic terrorism would cease to exist.  But in doing so, they buy into the logic, such as it is, of America’s enemies. 

It is not Israel that is causing Islamists to embark on a genocidal mission to kill the world’s “infidels,” along with any Muslims who stand in their way.  Indeed, the Islamists’ hostility towards Israel demonstrates not a nationalist struggle, but rather a supremacist ideology that refuses to tolerate non-Muslims living as equals in their midst. 

As two western democratic nations facing the same ideological foe, America and Israel are natural allies. Israel’s contributions to this relationship are rarely if ever mentioned by its opponents, as no other ally provides the U.S. with such incredible military, agricultural, technological, medical and scientific advances.  Unmanned aerial vehicles, rotorless helicopters for military rescue missions, a device that detects explosives in small electronic equipment, a hydrogen car that runs on water, drip irrigation, a new drug treatment that halts the spread of cancer cells, the first ingestible video camera, Pentium MMX Chip technology, the firewall, Avid video editing software and the world’s largest solar plant are just a few examples.  And this is the ally some would have us toss to the wolves?

If former congressmen Paul Findley and Pete McCloskey had their way, this would indeed be the outcome.  They use their previous membership in America’s political establishment to spread the worst sort of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic canards.  In fact, they formed an organization for this very purpose called the Council for the National Interest (CNI).

The CNI’s most recent outreach effort came in the form of a full-page advertisement in the New York Times in November featuring an offensive cartoon and a headline asking, “Who is Holding Peace Hostage?”  Predictably, the CNI ad blamed the Mideast conflict, the war in Lebanon and the war in Iraq on the “Israel Lobby.”  Never mind that Israel has rarely if ever been the initiator of violence with its neighbors.  Or that the Israeli government stood to gain no more from the deposing of Saddam Hussein in Iraq than any other hostile regime in the region.  Or that American Jews overwhelmingly opposed the war in Iraq.  Once again, Jews must be held responsible for all that’s wrong with the world.

If any dare stand up and speak out against such fallacies, they are immediately vilified as being part of the “Israel/Jewish Lobby.”  But what’s wrong with Jews getting involved in politics and defending their interests like any other group in America?  It’s interesting that the various Arab, Hispanic, Asian and Black “lobbies” don’t seem to cause quite so much consternation.  Yet for some reason when it comes to Jews, it’s seen as the result of a nefarious plot.

Former President Jimmy Carter seems to think so.  At a time when anti-Jewish sentiment is at its apex, Carter comes out with the inflammatory and inaccurately titled book, “Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid.”  Putting forth the usual litany of anti-Israel talking points, Carter’s book also touches on the “Israel Lobby.”  While careful not to use that exact term in his book or during interviews, Carter has indeed spoken of what he believes to be the undue influence of AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee) and other pro-Israel activist groups in the United States.  But claiming that such forces impede true dialogue about the Mideast conflict while traveling the country on a book tour and appearing on CSPAN’s BookTV and countless other media outlets seems just a tad disingenuous. 

When confronted with charges of bigotry, Carter has reacted with wounded indignation.  But the incredible damage his book is doing to the climate of anti-Semitism, both within this county and without, is undeniable.

That it was publicized against the backdrop of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s international conference on Holocaust denial last week didn’t help.  The conference was a chance for Islamists, Neo-Nazis, the self-hating Jews of the anti-Zionist Naturei Karta sect and so-called historians to gather in Tehran and expose what they called the “lie of the Holocaust.” 

At the root of Ahmadinejad’s holocaust denial is a desire to perpetrate the next holocaust against the Jewish people.  But this time, it will be nuclear.  By trying to illegitimize the founding of the nation of Israel, he hopes to make its destruction more palatable. Ahmadinejad daily expresses his desire to “wipe Israel off the map” and to live in a “world without Zionism” even as he strengthens Iran’s nuclear capabilities in the face of a waffling international community. 

Just as in the 1930s when Adolph Hitler was on the rise and the world looked the other way, many today dismiss Ahmadinejad’s threats as the ravings of a madman.  But if the history of WWII has proven anything, it’s that such individuals can do incredible damage.  What began as an obsession with killing Jews led Hitler to slaughter millions of Germans, Russians, Polish, Gypsies, Homosexuals, Catholics, Christians and the disabled, not to mention trying to conquer the world, beginning with Europe.  As has often been said, what befalls the Jewish people has a nasty habit of spreading outward.

America too is in the crosshairs of today’s perpetrators of hatred.  If we allow them to create a world without Israel, just imagine what a world without America would look like.

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