Sex, religion, and politics: Trudeau’s risky uncivilized discourse
Trudeau’s government has been fun, hasn’t it? We all knew it would be bad, but did any of us see it being this blatant?
Over the last four years, Trudeau’s government has not missed one opportunity to present their righteousness through virtue signalling, has not hesitated to make moralistic arguments, and Trudeau himself has a quick trigger finger when it comes to dismissing the views of those he disagrees with, going so far as to call them racist.
We got a glimpse of what the Trudeau-led future would look like when the PM stated that his gender-equal cabinet was because “it’s 2015.”
Though we can’t turn back time to the good old days, we can look back and attempt to teach ourselves a lesson from rules we once knew, and generally, followed. Straying away from the ways of old can be risky.
Progress is important; there’s no doubt. But to replace something old, tried, and true with unfettered ideas just for the sake of progress is essentially throwing the baby out with the bath water.
One rule we should try to re-learn is how to have civil discourse with one another. In the words of Linus van Pelt from the Peanuts comics, “There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people … Religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin!”
Though the Great Pumpkin surely isn’t as controversial a topic as it once was, the actual third topic, sex, is apparently all of the rage nowadays!
Sex, religion, and politics.
Where, more than anywhere, have we heard these topics constantly brought up than from Trudeau and his government? While politics are obviously a given from our prime minister, it’s the infusion of politics with the first two topics that has been utilized by Trudeau to divide Canadians.
Trudeau has a sex-obsessed government, can’t we all admit that? Gender expression, gender rights, and the deconstruction of sex as a whole are Team Trudeau’s bread and butter. Members of the Trudeau government have had a ball and a biscuit changing Canadian law to better fit their world view, and they didn’t waste any time doing it.
For one government to implement change in such a rapid manner is high-risk, and for what reward? Is Trudeau a prime minister? Or is he more interested in managing social change to create what he considers a better future?
Introducing a third gender, cheering on a culture that permits minors to transition against parent’s consent, as well as charging fines to the tune of $55,000 for stating biological facts, are all now apart of this upside down world Trudeau has permitted to exist.
And how about religion?
Though Trudeau was raised Catholic, it is perhaps fair to say that his connection to the religion he was raised in is tenuous at the very best. The stances Trudeau takes on many social issues do not reflect a deep connection with Christianity in any way, that immediately comes to mind.
The aforementioned deconstruction of gender roles, defunding Christian summer camps that oppose abortion, with members of his government accusing political opponents of bigotry for “voting against every single civil rights advancement in the last 25 years.”
We may have gotten ourselves in a political pickle. It really does feel like there is nothing we can do to adjust our culture back into having civilized discourse. Instead, we have politicians who want to shut down conversation, and who want to uproot cornerstones of society, replacing them with new ideas whose intentions are not entirely obvious.
I once heard of a a guy named Abe who said “a house divided against itself cannot stand,” and personally, I cannot stand a house divided. Say what you want about the former clerk of the privy council Michael Wernick, but he was right about one thing.
The rhetoric we use surrounding our politics has taken a frightening turn. While I don’t agree with him saying that “somebody is going to get shot,” I do agree that using terms like “treasonous” to describe our PM should be used extremely carefully. Words of such nature could insinuate to some that action must be taken.
Earlier this year, we heard a woman imply in Trudeau’s face that he should be hanged for selling Canada to globalists. Is that any more productive than accusing Alberta of having an extremism problem? I personally do not think so. For us to truly succeed, we need to all collectively cool our figurative jets.
Liberals should learn that applying their progressive ideologies into law without any hint of precaution can often lead to more harm than good. It can often harm those you purport to help, and can often lead to further instability.
Conservatives should keep in mind that there are problems with the current system, and that there are perhaps more radical beliefs held by members on the right than one might initially think. Comment sections can be extremely nasty places on both sides of the aisle, and conservatives can just as easily cross lines as liberals can.
Let’s take a second to collect ourselves and focus on what’s best for us as a nation. Let’s take a step back. Because obviously, something has gone awry in the way we talk about our problems.
God willing, we figure it out sooner rather than later.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.
An Indian man has died after being attacked by his own rooster en route to a cockfight.
According to local police, Saripalli Chanavenkateshwaram Rao was killed after the man’s rooster slashed him in the neck with a blade tied on the rooster’s claw.
The man was taken to the hospital where he succumbed from his injuries.
A police officer told CNN that Rao was a local cockfighter, with his cock having attempted to run away on the way to his cockfight.
Rao hailed from a southern Indian village in the state of Andhra Pradesh, and passed away at the age of 55.
The Independent reported that the man was cut in the stomach rather than the neck, and was holding the cock to his stomach.
Though cockfights became illegal in India in 1960, cock enthusiasts continue to pit the birds against each other as a form of gambling and entertainment. The practice remains popular, as many believe state authorities “turn a blind eye” towards it.
“It is not just for entertainment that these animals are made to fight, but it is [also] due to the heavy betting and gambling that goes on in the garb of these events,” one animal rights activist told CNN.
The country’s Supreme Court has repeatedly upheld a ban on cockfights, to little avail.
Potential leadership candidate Richard Decarie has been lampooned by Conservative leadership contenders after he suggested that being gay was a choice.
Speaking on CTV’s Power Play program, Decarie stated that LGBTQ was a “Liberal term,” and that homosexuality was a “choice,” sparking outrage within Conservative circles who are desperately attempting to seem less anachronistic.
Decarie is a prospective leadership contender. His qualifications include serving as Harper’s deputy chief of staff and was also an advisor to Quebec Liberal premier Jean Charest.
Leadership frontrunner and former Harper minister Peter MacKay responded to Decarie’s comment by saying, “Being gay is not a choice and nobody should be running for office on a platform to roll back hard-won rights.” MacKay rounded all this up nicely by posting an image of the top candidates condemning Decarie: “The future of the Conservative Party looks bright.”
Conservative MP and leadership candidate Marilyn Gladu, who distanced herself from the abortion debate, and offered to march in a gay pride parade, told her twitter following that “I have been clear: I will stand up for the rights and freedoms of every Canadian. What has been said is unacceptable.”
Former Harper Minister, Conservative Shadow Minister of Finance, and Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Poilievre also rapidly responded to Decarie’s comments by saying that his utterances were “as unacceptable as they are ignorant … Being gay is NOT a choice. Being ignorant is.”
Leadership contender and former Veteran Affairs Minister Erin O’Toole, who also serves as the Conservative Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs, similarly slated the former Harper staffer. O’Toole stated indignantly, “The Conservative Party is open to ALL Canadians.”
Twitter user Yukon Strong, 40-year-old hunting guide, photographer and IT manager DJ Sumanik, has recently been on a mission to destroy Justin Trudeau’s anti-gun narrative, and has done so in just two minutes.
In a two-minute video, Yukon Strong uses numbers from Statistics Canada on handguns, and “military-style semi-automatics,” a loosely defined term.
The breakdown of weapons used in a homicide clearly shows that handguns are the most used weapons for murders, despite being tightly regulated and federally registered because the majority of gun crime is committed with illegal guns smuggled in from America, which was hammered home by Winnipeg Const. Rob Carver who called the ban “nonsense”.
“Handguns are tightly regulated, they’re federally registered since the 1930s, you need serial numbers, addresses, owners, they’re all tracked every 24 hours by the RCMP, and you need special permits authorization to transport in order to take them to a gun range, and that is the only place that you can go to with a handgun,” Yukon Strong explains.
Despite the fact that long guns and hunting rifles aren’t as tightly monitored, handguns are used much more often for gun crime.
Yukon Strong also found some old footage of Trudeau saying he wouldn’t take guns away from Canadians.
A full breakdown of the graph, which includes data by Stats Can, can be found here.
Lawful Canadian gun owners have filled out a petition that has over 90,000 signatures calling for the proposed gun ban to be scrapped, which dwarfs another petition calling for their ban.
A video of a Chinese woman eating a bat in its entirety at a high-end restaurant has gone viral after it is believed they are the source of the coronavirus. There are other videos of Cantonese chefs preparing bat soup.
Emerging in Wuhan, central China, last month the disease has already taken the lives of at least 17 people with more than 590 cases of infection. The city is on complete lockdown according to the Daily Mail.
There is little known about the new strain of virus, other than that it causes pneumonia. Scientists believe it might have spread from snakes or bats to humans.
Coronavirus is linked to the same virus that led to the SARS epidemic in 2003 and leading Chinese virologists fear that this new deadly strain of coronavirus could lead to an outbreak 10 times worse than the previous one.
China has locked down its third city in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus. The major Lunar New Year events that had been planned for Beijing have been cancelled. Train stations have been shut down in Ezhou. In Huanggang, public schools, trains, cinemas and internet cafes have all been temporarily closed down. All flights have been cancelled in Wuhan and citizens are banned from leaving which has caused panic and people to fight over food supplies.
With almost 600 patients currently infected with the disease, officials predict that at least as many as 10,000 more could be undiagnosed in Wuhan alone. Experts say no virus has spread this quickly since SARS.
Chinese officials are showering the streets with gas in hopes of disinfecting entire streets at a time and roadside quarantine tents are leaving many residents in great fear of what is to come. One resident described the feeling of the city as ‘the end of the world’ in a recent BBC interview.
The coronavirus has left China as well due to travellers who’ve landed in the U.K. and the U.S. One man landed in Washington state from China and was infected with the virus but was not diagnosed until Monday, five days after he returned from China. He is said to have had close contact with at least 16 people within that time period. He is now been quarantined. The main fear is that the virus will mutate and become even deadlier.
An increasing amount of pressure is being placed on the World Health Organization to declare the coronavirus as a public health emergency crisis such as Ebola or Zika were in the past. Wuhan’s Health Commission has reported the city is full of patients with a high fever and that hospital beds are in short supply.
British government ministers have issued a shutdown on flights from Wuhan and are effectively quarantining any passengers entering the country from China. One professor warned that the death rate from coronavirus holds a semblance to the 1918 pandemic of Spanish Flu which took the lives of more than 50 million people.
What data is known thus far about the coronavirus suggests that one in fifty people who contract it will die.