Godstud wrote:I suspect that if you go in the past(10 to 20 years) of every politician who has ever lived, that you would find them making stupid mistakes when they were younger, that would not reflect on who they are today.
Undoubtedly. However, we have a fraudulent political faction that feigns outrage through so-called "mainstream media" at the sort of thing Trudeau did with the actual intent to lambaste people who are not of their political stripe, and find themselves bemused and frantically conjuring up excuses for the behavior of their own membership and leadership
when they offer no such excuses for their political opposition and indeed pile on for political ends.
Godstud wrote:Note: I am not defending Trudeau's past actions. I am merely making the point.
Like the picture of Al Franken mock grabbing the boobs of a young woman, I think it is funny. However, it is a situation where the left has to eat their own in order to maintain the credibility of their holier-than-thou disposition.
Godstud wrote:Of course, if you're just looking to fling poo(which is obviously your goal here), well then go ahead. It's futile and puerile.
My obvious goal here is to point out the hypocrisy of the political left, and just how funny they have become--almost a self-parody, but they still take themselves too seriously for that. We shall see in mid-October whether it is futile. Puerile? Wouldn't that be a better characterization of Mr. Trudeau?
Godstud wrote:Then again, what would a person living in a plutocracy like CA, USA know about Canadian politics?
That some of its leaders are fraudulent... After all, I live in a plutocracy of very wealthy "woke" people who support supplying heroin addicts with sterile needles and methadone (invented by the Nazis), leaving mentally ill and addicted people unable to care for themselves homeless on the streets while purporting to be for universal healthcare.
Presvias wrote:Everything else he's done proves that he probably isn't racist..
No. He's not a racist in a political sense. In a non-political sense, he is a racist--AND SO IS EVERYONE ELSE. It's natural. Similarly, Donald Trump is not a racist. You won't find pictures of Donald Trump dressed up in black face--and you can be sure there is a well-paid army of people trying to dig up anything they can on Trump.
Presvias wrote:He may have done racist things when he was younger, but he's certainly the best you can hope for in modern 'democracy' in the west.
Oh, I think one can hope for a great deal more--like not being so absurdly sanctimonious given ones own attitudes.
Godstud wrote::roll: Trudeau isn't a racist.
Of course he's racist. He's just not advocating race-based political policies.
Godstud wrote:He did a dumb thing a long time ago. Many people do.
Like saying, "You can grab 'em by the pussy." The point is that one political faction in particular tries to destroy people's reputations with the hopes of disqualifying them from public office for exactly the type of thing Trudeau himself has done many times.
Godstud wrote:Even they say that beyond an apology there's really nothing to be done.
Well, Canadians could spend millions of taxpayer dollars to investigate whether Trudeau has ever oppressed anyone of a different race in spite of no credible evidence that he has done so.
Godstud wrote:It does, however, hurt his image a lot.
Yes. In this case what goes around comes around. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones for their own good, and the good of all peoplekind.
Pants-of-dog wrote:I am not voting for him because of actual racist policies he has actually supported and are actually significant.
Enlighten us! What policies?
Rancid wrote:That is, people are willing to give him a pass on racism because well, there's probably other selfish stuff they want from him.
And because they more or less did the same types of things. They are just as "racist" as Trudeau himself, and every bit as "racist" as the people they accuse of racism. Wokeness is a fraud and it will persist as long as there is some utility to it. Those of us who prefer freedom to security just want to destroy the utility of that sort of fraud.
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