With the Bernier debacle discussed and debated ad nauseam, mainstream outlets have viewed Bernier’s remarks cynically, ignoring the context with which they were said while wrongfully assuming he deplores diversity.
Now, many are left wondering what our ‘illustrious’ Prime Minister has to say regarding his ‘cult of diversity,’ which has procured the sort of reaction we have come to expect from him.
To the dismay of the Conservative voter base, it appears that Trudeau continues to peddle—yet again—the notion the CPC has a proclivity for the “politics of division.”
On the contrary, he has been guilty of employing said tactics. Most notably, his views on paid summer internships for religious institutions, and his claims the CPC endorses Rebel Media—both, are go-to talking points used to dismiss critiques against LPC policy and party character.
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Additionally, he found a way to blame Stephen Harper for the tweets put forth by Bernier—at this point, it has become a running joke, souring public perception over the LPC’s lack of accountability.
That ‘evil’ Harper. How dare he make Bernier put out those ‘hateful’ tweets, criticizing Trudeau for engaging in identity politics.
Unfortunately, Trudeau’s rhetoric on Conservatives has resonated with the media, leading to what may be another PR victory for him and his voter base.
For the record, the CPC is not a breeding ground for chaos, vitriol nor prejudices of any kind.
Bernier tells it how it is, as promoting identity politics at the expense of social cohesion leads to actual and sometimes irrevocable cleavages between different ethnic and religious groups or ‘tribes.’
However, Andrew Scheer and Deepak Obhrai have openly come out against Bernier’s views, as the issues of integration and multiculturalism are not high on the CPC’s agenda, nor should they be.
With Trudeau screaming ‘bloody murder’ as he too espouses the same rhetoric he has accused his Conservative-opposition of using, paints him a hypocrite who has lost the moral high ground (not that he indeed had one).
As to the extent, this will galvanize his increasingly post-modern movement is yet unknown, however, if the forming cleavages between members of the CPC continue to widen, then it may very well prove disastrous for their chances to form government in 2019.
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