Trudeau inappropriate, hypocritical
Canadians are a curious lot aren’t we? We can notice the most insignificant event and exaggerate it, and then ignore truly important things saying that they don’t matter.
So it seems with Prime Minister Trudeau’s recent black face scandal. I was surprised to see some of your readers shrugging off the incident and implying that it didn’t matter, that he was young at the time, that it was trivial and so on.
The real issue here is that it is not acceptable to legitimize a double standard or sanction hypocrisy. If a Conservative or centre right politician had done this we would still be talking about it courtesy of the CBC, CTV and the rest of the legacy media that Mr. Trudeau has so conveniently propped up with his recent $600 million loan.
If it is considered heinously inappropriate for one person to commit such an act then it must be considered heinously inappropriate for all, including Justin Trudeau. Adding it to his long list of apologies does not excuse it if we are going to call ourselves a fair society.
And then there is the issue of hypocrisy. For four long years now the prime minister has lectured us, accusing the Canadian public of being retrograde, uncaring, racist, “unwoke” illiberal and reactionary. It is supremely hypocritical of a man who dressed in black face to accuse anyone of moral deficiency.
But then we’ve been down this road before haven’t we? The man who promised us a new era of transparency while racking up five ethics violation charges, who condescendingly insulted a nation by treating their national dress as a costume and who told us we had no right to complain about his revision of our history is no stranger to hypocrisy or inappropriateness is he?
As the days close in on our upcoming federal election let us hope that Canadians pay attention to all of this and vote appropriately. To borrow a line from an old and hackneyed expression: “Those who live in glass houses, should not throw stones.” Are you listening Mr. Trudeau?