July 02, 2016

“There's no French Magna Carta” — John Robson on Justin Trudeau's “incoherent” patriotism

Ezra LevantRebel Commander
 

On my Canada Day show, our Resident Historian John Robson talks about Justin Trudeau's "scatterbrained" vision of the country.

 

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commented 2016-07-03 10:47:02 -0400
Sorry typo – should read J.R.R. Tolkien

My favorite CS Lewis quote:
" Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

Lewis must have seen some prototype social justice warriors on his Oxford Campus to come up with this razor sharp truth.
commented 2016-07-03 10:36:27 -0400
Len Vaness commented – “I never thought much of CS Lewis until THAT quote…doesn’t mean you’ve made me a fan…but he shows some common dog”

Lewis was a smug academic atheist who converted to th Christian faith by his friend J.R.R. Tolkein
commented 2016-07-02 23:17:29 -0400
Lost herd DRIFTS with the wind". Stupid spell check.
commented 2016-07-02 20:47:49 -0400
Len, I have often bought CDs that I regretted in a minor way because I didn’t like much of the music on it. But then over time I ate to realize that it was all pretty good and most was excellent. For example. Ian Tyson’s Lost Herd. That is one of the best songs ever but mostly unknown to the masses. “Which way the wind blows, that’s the way the herd goes, Lost herd grits with the wind”. (My paraphrase from memory.) May it be the same for you with CS Lewis. Another great is G K Chesterton. A prophetic voice if there ever was one:
“Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.”

― G.K. Chesterton
commented 2016-07-02 16:54:10 -0400
Just another reason why Canada needs a referendum to leave Quebec.

Give me a party that will entertain such a motion
commented 2016-07-02 16:11:38 -0400
Al Peterson…I never thought much of CS Lewis until THAT quote…doesn’t mean you’ve made me a fan…but he shows some common dog.
commented 2016-07-02 16:06:59 -0400
Thank you Professor…you illustrate one of the reasons why history is important!
commented 2016-07-02 15:59:56 -0400
Dan Mancuso said: “So that puts me between the rock and the hard place when I am left with only two options to fight back against the socialist fascism and totalitarian One Worlder agenda being imposed upon us by the selfie-PM and his fellow travelers – violent revolution or separation of the West…which has to include BC – if we can just figure out how to deport Vancouver to Ontario or Quebec.”

I would imagine violent revolution will accompany separation of western canada as EL BOW unleashes his well armed jihadi army to subdue any attempt! Vancouver? Simple. Once the west has gained independence, cut off the power and water neither of which is generated within the city. Then offer all inhabitants unhindered travel to the Liebrano controlled east.
commented 2016-07-02 14:31:00 -0400
Stompin’ Tom Connors said it best:

And while our politicians, divde our presious land
We speak in French & English, but they still don’t understand
If you don’t believe your country should come before yourself
Ya can better serve your country, by living somewhere else

In a land that’s short on heros, they trade our jobs away
And we don’t need no zeros to come and help us save the day
So if you don’t believe your country should come before yourself
Ya can better serve your country, by living somewhere else
commented 2016-07-02 14:21:21 -0400
It’s getting difficult to know where to stand in today’s lefty-messed-up world of chaos and confusion…
If I stand up to jihadi Justin and his socialist horde of traitors and criminals and defend the sovereignty of Canada from his globalist interlopers, I would be defending Canadian nationalism…and I’ve always admired American patriotism.
So that puts me between the rock and the hard place when I am left with only two options to fight back against the socialist fascism and totalitarian One Worlder agenda being imposed upon us by the selfie-PM and his fellow travelers – violent revolution or separation of the West…which has to include BC – if we can just figure out how to deport Vancouver to Ontario or Quebec.
Liberalism is a mental disorder…and it’s designed to mess everyone else up too…
commented 2016-07-02 14:13:08 -0400
No Taxation without representation. This was the “trigger” for the American Revolution, it is also the one for the UK’s rejection of the failed EU Super State. All of the “experts” failed (and still do)fail to grasp this simple fact. The average people are rejecting the failed Centrally Planned, Big Tax, Big Spending Unaccountable, Unrepresentative super nanny state. The “Experts” all got this one wrong. Their “solution” to the utter failure of the EU model is more EU. The EU will no longer exist in it’s current form in a few years. And soon to be gone with it will be the welfare nanny state. Good riddance!
commented 2016-07-02 13:27:59 -0400
Trudeau seems “scatter brained” to a student of factual history like Prof. Robson because Prof. Robson analyses Junior’s mind farting from the perspective of the patriotic Canadian nationalist.

You have to discard the idea that Trudeau is a Canadian patriot, he is not, he is a dogmatic globalist and his loyalties lie with that ideology rather than traditional Canada – in this perspective, his pathetic attempts at historical revisionism become clear – he is selling globalism, not Canadianism.

Increasing numbers of UN-connected activists (like Junior’s second brain) are arguing that citizenship should be denationalized. Invoking concepts such as inclusion, social justice, power “sharing” by identity groups – they argue for transnational citizenship, post-national citizenship, or global citizenship being embedded in international accords and “evolving” forms of transnational in and out-migration arrangements (open border migration policies). Junior is a proponent of this post-national Canada vision and has said so publicly.

The theory of Globalism (AKA transnationalism) will be for the twenty-first century what multiculturalism was for the last decades of the twentieth century – transnationalism is the next stage of multicultural ideology – it is multiculturalism with a global face. Like multiculturalism, transnationalism (Globalism) is a social engineering agenda that provides elites with both an empirical tool (a plausible analysis of what is) and an ideological framework (a utopian vision of what should be) to spread global hegemony agendas into the fertile soil of academic communities. Transnational advocates argue that globalization requires some form of transnational “global governance” because they believe that the nation-state and the idea of national citizenship are poorly suited to deal with the global problems of the future (like climate change and the migration it allegedly causes according to Dion).

Many of the same leftist activists who touted multiculturalism now champion the “visionary” transnational age which is the de facto “post-national” era (i.e; the end of nation-state sovereignty/nationalism). Today many globalist jurocrats and legal academics, argue that transnationalism is the wave of the future. They insist that transnationalism, combined with large-scale immigration, should redefine the meaning of North American and European citizenship.

It is clear that arguments over the “culture war” are really about globalization and will dominate much of early twenty-first century public debate – but the arguments will not be framed in such honest terminology to a traditionalist patriotic public the globalists perceive as resistant. The promotion of transnationalism as both an empirical and normative concept will be couched in politically sanitized language and terms but is an attempt to shape this crucial ideological struggle over globalization and, in a larger sense western culture and liberal democratic governing structures. The adherents of transnationalism create a dichotomy. They imply that one is either in step with globalization, and thus with transnationalism/post-nationalism and progressive thinking, or one is a backward antiglobalist (nationalist) and subject to the usual string of slanderous epithets chanted by radical street nihilists funded by globalist think tanks.

Justin is a globalist first and a Canadian second (if at all).
commented 2016-07-02 12:23:59 -0400
Yes, Peter but Al is not El.
commented 2016-07-02 12:09:57 -0400
Woops! I guess Al is All. ;o)
commented 2016-07-02 12:09:08 -0400
All Peterson, excellent post and very apt quote from C.S. Lewis, one of my favorite authors.
commented 2016-07-02 11:32:27 -0400
acuuna yes he has but rest assured there are plenty of us who never will. trudeau and his family love there muzzies, treason comes to my mind when I think of his useless little brother sucking up to iran, doing videos for the gov of iran. the entire family should have to go live in a muslim hell hole, Toronto or montreal should be able to offer one up for them.
commented 2016-07-02 10:54:50 -0400
Thanks again, Prof. Such clear thinking is a rare commodity in our world today.

I’ve often wondered if Justin is stupid or plain evil. I realize that he is both. Being a lefty he thinks that the freedoms we enjoy just come from the air we breathe north of the medicine line. They ignore the historical precedents established over hundreds of years and even millennia and treat them like yesterday’s newspaper. He knows he is destroying (or is at least trying) Canada but nothing must stand in the way of hiss addle headed agenda.

Liberals always use the same words we’ve always used but infuse them with different meanings and in so doing ensnare the low information voter. There can be no other end for an entertainment based society. What ever is the latest fashion (LBGTQRXYZ) is a “value” even though it totally ignores the historical outcomes of other societies who embraced such evils. We take out policies from celebrities-God help us! Hence Justin’s fascination with celebrities and it is why he so desperately wants to be one himself and why he and his cabinet hang out with them at every opportunity. We are a laughing stock among nations.

One of Justin’s favourite mantras is yapping about “Canadian values” one of which means we are globalists and do not value anything Canadian at all. To be Canadian is to not be Canadian. Fine.
More and more I am identifying as a Christian first, a Westerner second and a Canadian third. When being a Canadian means what the left wants it to mean I have no other choice. I will not be manipulated or bullied into the queer, globalist, islamist, green, global warming, etc agenda.

“In a sort of ghastly simplicity we remove the organ and demand the function. We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.”

― C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man
commented 2016-07-02 10:38:26 -0400
How very true, Acuuna.
commented 2016-07-02 10:35:19 -0400
in the finest of French traditions, trudeau has already surrendered to the muslim hordes.