October 23, 2015

Canada is over

Theo CaldwellArchive

Nice little country we used to have.

For right-thinking Canadians, election night was about as cheerful as the Red Wedding. Now, as we enter the reign of Justin, First of his Name, we must confront a painful reality: Canada is finished.

This is not merely a political truth. Culture trumps politics.

There is no question a hollow, misguided leader can cause tremendous damage, particularly in Canada where a prime minister with a majority has near-dictatorial power. What is much more important, however, is what it says about a people that they would elect such a leader in the first place.

In an election night musing, CBC’s Peter Mansbridge recalled prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau saying he is always underestimated.

People didn’t underestimate Justin, they overestimated Canadians – specifically, the capacity of the nation’s electorate to know a dimwit when they see one.

I have previously written that Justin is Canada’s Barack Obama. This is true not only inasmuch as both are embarrassing ciphers, but the election of each of these men heralds the end of once-great nations.

To understand this is to comprehend that America, too, is over.

Under Obama, America has taken on more debt than any entity in global history. Nearly 100 million Americans no longer work, and an increasing number of citizens see this as normal.

Internationally, Obama has abdicated the role of leader of the free world on behalf of future presidents.

Culturally, too, the nation is perpetually honked off, divided, and dumb as hell. Again, Obama cannot be blamed for all this, but he both reflects and exacerbates the condition.

Furthermore, electing such a person ratifies political correctness as national policy.

Some have said that racism in America was almost dead until Obama. This is one of those notions that could never find purchase in mainstream discussion. Racism as a concept, business model and organizing principle is alive and well, even as it has been crushed at the individual level.

Socialists love people in groups of a million or more so, while no decent person would behave as or associate with a “racist,” it is constantly claimed that “racism” is everywhere.

Neither you, gentle reader, nor anyone you socialize with would dream of overtly deriding or excluding someone because of their sex or skin colour.

And yet your school, places of employment and worship, your local media outlets and your government do just that as a matter of course.

Certainly, they do so in opposite terms from what we are conditioned to expect – that is, they reverse the targets of bigotry from those portrayed in movies, on TV and in the New York Times – but they are perfectly at ease limiting the number and influence of a particular race (if that race is white, or in the case of college admissions, Asian), and they are utterly unembarrassed to afford special privileges and less demanding standards to races they prefer.

Thus, since 2008, we have been bombarded by the nonsensical insistence that Obama became president despite his race when everyone, with the possible exception of Obama himself, knows he was elected because of it.

In Canada, it is more often gender than race that raises leftist hackles, and Prime Minister Justin promises to continue the Liberal Party policy of set-asides for women.

Taken to its logical conclusion, this would suggest Justin himself should have eschewed the leadership in favour of some distaff colleague, but this disregards a crucial caveat: If you are a wealthy, white, male scion of a political dynasty, and a leftist, you basically have to kill someone to be barred from national office.

This is but one, small instance whereby objective governance will be replaced by political correctness which, as many have observed, is merely totalitarianism masquerading as politeness.

Case in point, in his victory speech, Justin stressed the “positive” nature of his campaign and vision for Canada.
This might seem familiar to readers on the right. By now, you should be used to hearing that if you differ from the statist, politically correct silly-bears of a liberal you are “negative.”

Let’s take a couple issues at random and see how that translates.

On abortion, Justin refuses to say at what stage an unborn child merits some protection and deserves to be respected as a person. In this, he is again similar to Obama who, while an Illinois state senator, repeatedly fought to prevent infants born alive after botched abortions from receiving medical care.

This is “positive”?

Justin has gone so far as to ban anyone with misgivings about abortion at any stage of pregnancy, for any reason, from running as a Liberal Party candidate.

To be clear, for “positive” guys like Justin and Obama, a fully formed baby can be mutilated and killed in the womb, or left to die on a table because, y’know, women.

If this is how you think, you’re not only an idiot, you’re an evil idiot.

Speaking of evil, how about ISIS?

Asked to explain just when he might commit Canada’s military to a cause, if he cannot summon the will to fight these monsters who burn people alive in cages and rape and murder by the thousands, Justin has no answer.

This is because, confronted by true evil, the liberal mind will do almost anything to avoid calling it by its name.

They’ll bandy the word “evil” around, but will only apply it to domestic political opponents like Stephen Harper and George W. Bush, or to people who oppose bike lanes.

A man will convince himself of any number of things, rather than accept an uncomfortable truth. And Trudeau, leftist that he is, believes in nothing but “climate change,” a “woman’s right to choose,” and the indispensability of leave-in conditioner.

We know that in both Canada and the United States, there are many people who share the skewed priorities of Justin and Obama, but they have only recently achieved electoral consequence.

It was bad enough for Justin’s party to choose him as leader. But the Liberals, like the Democrats, have long been a Star Wars bar scene of freaks and nasties. When an entire nation makes the same mistake, however, it’s like volunteering to be Alderaan.

So, when millions of Canadian voices cry out in both official languages, only to be suddenly silenced, you’ll know the reason why.

In Trudeau, Obama will have competition for the title of most politically correct leader in world history. Consequently, freedom will suffer in Canada.

This is because leftist dogma, as embodied by Justin, tolerates no dissent. Moreover, it has an infuriating tendency to declare differing opinions to be illegitimate – even criminal.

It is a worldview in which wanting to keep your own money is “greed,” while confiscating other people’s is not; where Muslim terrorists are not a threat but “climate change” is; where babies’ lives can be snuffed out, subject to the almighty “rights” of “women” – unless those women have the misfortune to live in Syria, in which case they’re on their own.

As with anyone, Justin has mannerisms that are difficult to take, particularly for those of us who are naturally disenchanted by him. For instance, he intermittently hisses “my friends” throughout his speeches, and the sound of him saying “merci” is like someone chewing a banana next to your ear.

But beneath these superficialities lurks the menace of an untrammeled ruler who will grinningly cripple our economy, hasten our capitulation in the war on Islamic terror, and replace what was left of individual freedom and self-sufficiency with fashionable nonsense and government largesse.

And when this Maple Syrup Messiah and his kakistocracy begin to falter, do not expect them or their acolytes to accept responsibility. As Mark Steyn points out, a flailing Justin will blame his predecessor, the competent but monumentally unlikable Harper, as Obama blames Bush to this day.

But there is, for those who care to look, a sliver of hope. Our forefathers forged this nation out of ice and muck and beaver crap. Perhaps, when Justin is done wrecking everything, we can do so again. It will never be the same – a nation never comes all the way back from electing someone like Justin – but we may yet salvage a piece.

Here’s hoping it will be a country where we speak the truth, defend the defenceless, and stand for something once again.

(Theo Caldwell is THAT guy. Contact him at theo@theocaldwell.com)


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commented 2015-11-12 00:14:09 -0500
We wouldn’t be in this danger if it were not for a 4th estate acting as a 5th column
commented 2015-11-02 22:05:11 -0500
Canada is not over if we continue to fight for it. If you guys want to sling mud, go ahead, but you fellow conservatives out there are wasting your time. When have you ever reasoned with the unreasonable left, they don’t hear so good, unless you’re agreeing with all of their fear rhetoric. Yes, that’s right, I equated the left with fear mongering. The fear of “Global Warming” is entirely lefty and everyone knows it’s BS, and changing the catch phrase to “Climate Change” doesn’t make it any more real. For all you nit wits who think we’re going to be holding hands skipping around the windmills smoking dope and eating vegetables, maybe you should look outside your little bubble. You might see that the oil companies aren’t running and hiding, they’re simply moving operations to a more friendly economic environment where they will continue to explore, drill, and extract. $50 a barrel is still pretty lucrative around the globe, just not in Alberta. Last time I checked, all the anti-oil saviours were driving, flying, and texting with no remorse. Did you hear the one about the Native owned Eagle Spirit Energy endorsing a mimic pipeline across the land they so vehemently opposed previously? It’s all about the money, not the environment, like the lefties like to propagate. Hey, Eastern Canada, for those of you who forgot basic math, 1/2 of nothing is still nothing, but you can always blame the evil conservatives, it’ll help you feel better when your ranting at the job fair with your lefty fool buddies. CANADA, we conservatives stand on guard for thee!!
commented 2015-11-01 03:15:27 -0500
And “Holey Moley” to you too Mark David Johnson… In case you haven’t really grasped the intent of The Rebel, this is a free-wheeling discussion forum posited upon the topics raised by the Rebel’s creators… Albeit, with mostly participants of a conservative bent… “Super Pacs”, Mark David, BUY advertising to influence political outcomes… The Rebel, unless you can prove different, did NOT buy ANY advertising in the national media in the election just past… But many unions certainly did! So “splain’” please, where is the equivalency?…
commented 2015-10-28 12:36:23 -0400
Holy moley.
Are you guys a “news” organization or a veritable permanent anti-anything not conservative attack ad? Did you register as a third party during the election? Because basically that’s all you are is a Canadian version of a Super PAC.
Really, a dimwit? Canada is over? Get over yourself. You also use many flawed analogies when talking about Liberals that are even MORE appropriate when talking about Conservatives (especially talking about “no dissent”). How much of a hypocrite are you?
commented 2015-10-27 03:28:15 -0400
Theo’s hair could easily defeat Justin’s hair ;-)
commented 2015-10-26 23:20:24 -0400
Rock-a-bye TERRY.
commented 2015-10-26 20:19:22 -0400
Bye bye, Jamie.
commented 2015-10-26 14:52:32 -0400
“Jamie: so…not at all?”
Au contraire, TERRY.
“Might one then inquire why you persist?”
Children still respond.
commented 2015-10-26 10:23:41 -0400
Jamie: so…not at all? Might one then inquire why you persist?
commented 2015-10-26 07:35:31 -0400
Just as well as it works now, TERRY.
commented 2015-10-26 02:02:44 -0400
Jimmy Da silva aborted babies in this country are not globs moron , globs do not take 8 hours to die and cry
commented 2015-10-25 22:57:24 -0400
Jamie – I honestly didn’t know people still tried that kind of baiting after the age of about 14. Did it work for you back then?
commented 2015-10-25 17:33:55 -0400
Stop being silly, JIMMY. I’m happy as heck for you guys!
commented 2015-10-25 17:07:39 -0400


Well we actually see is reality.
commented 2015-10-25 16:59:11 -0400
Geez, TERRY and JIMMY, you guys been seeing each other for a while, eh?
commented 2015-10-25 15:38:17 -0400

I think with Trudeau winning – we can expect the absolute worst of the worst from people here over the next 4 years.

I talk to many conservatives on other sites and they are reasonable and optimistic – sure they don’t like Trudeau and would never vote for him, but they are more than happy to be proven wrong. They don’t think that evil was at work here with Trudeau winning.

Even they hate the kind of conservatives that The Rebel represents. The kind of conservative that will do anything to make Trudeau fail and yes like you so stated – set their own house on fire in the name of Harper.
commented 2015-10-25 15:30:31 -0400
Let’s hope not. I follow a couple of Tea Party sites with sick fascination after Obama’s election; I found it inconceivable that citizens of a country could actually say: “Our President is evil incarnate, and we will do everything we can to make his Presidency fail”. That, to me, was insane, like setting your own house on fire. But it seems to be something than some of the folks here are prepared to do.
I also remembered being sickened to point of nausea at one American commenter who kept referring to the First Lady as “Obama’s shit-coloured, nappy-haired ho.” One of the things I thought at the time was: “If this is what passes for ‘political humour’ in the States, thank God I live in Canada.” Eight years later, Vlad is making “jokes” about Donald Trump and Putin raping Mrs. Trudeau. Nice.
commented 2015-10-25 14:55:27 -0400

I guess I was just hoping that since we are all in this together – The Rebel and the commentators here would actually want to be proven wrong about Trudeau and hope for the best for Canada.

Of course Ezra knew that the Conservatives were going to lose – but you are right, The Rebel isn’t in this for news and certainly doesn’t practice journalism – The Rebel is just an online shill for The Conservative Party and their interests.

Even if you want to say that the MSM is left leaning – they will still acknowledge the good that the Conservative Party has done and the bad that the Liberal Party has done. The Rebel will never, ever give Trudeau and The Liberal Party credit for anything – even when they may clearly deserve it. There will never be a Ezra post: I Was Wrong About Trudeau.

It’s going to be 4 years of Conservative Party campaigning for the next election on The Rebel with more fear mongering, hyperbole, conservative propaganda, conspiracy theories and doomsday scenarios that only Ezra Levant can deliver.

I don’t think we can really expect rational discussions until the Conservatives are running things again.
commented 2015-10-25 10:32:58 -0400
I think some, maybe most, of the people of the people who post on this site regularly were traumatized by this election.
I live in Ottawa, and I have a number of political friends right across the political spectrum (including a Conservative Senator I’ve worked on various projects with for years). Everyone reading the internal party tracking and numbers has known since early September that the Conservative campaign was in big trouble, and since October that the race was lost. Even without polling information, you could tell from Harper’s sudden lapse in the last weeks of the campaign to some pretty desperate gestures.
Since Ezra is a friend and former employee of campaign director Kory Teneycke, he knew it too. But this is not a news site, and this site does not practice journalism; it was a flat out, no-holds barred campaign tool for the Conservatives; and this site could not POSSIBLY report what pretty much every other journalist in Canada knew – that the Conservatives were going down, and hard.
So many of our friends here were blindsided by the scope and scale of the defeat, and they’re furious, terrified, and lashing out. In the CBC thread I’m seeing the kind of infantile insults from otherwise mature commenters that I’d expect in a Mean Girls chatroom, and some truly abominable postings (Vlad’s gleeful musings about the rape of Mrs. Trudeau come to mind.)
All of which is to say – let’s not expect rational discussions for few days.
commented 2015-10-25 04:00:57 -0400

What would you like me to say. If Harper won, I would have never heard the end of it. I am not saying this is the case with you, but if people here are going to give it, then they have to be able to take it as well.

The funny thing is that I have had great conversations with reasonable and sensible conservatives on OTHER websites that are able to concede that they lost and they truly hope for the best – they want to be proven wrong about Trudeau, but at The Rebel – it’s nothing but spewing bile, declaring the end of Canada, various doomsday scenarios, conspiracy theories and the second coming of Jesus Christ to right this evil wrong of our federal election.

Can you not see the absolute fucking idiocy of that? An election was lost in a democracy. It happens. Conservatives weren’t going to run Canada forever as much as that might make you very happy.

Voting conservative isn’t the smart thing to do – it’s what YOU think is the smart thing to do, so your point about researching with your head is moot.

Let me ask you the same question that no one has been willing to answer:

If you were living a happy and prosperous life – making good money and the future looking bright for you and your family, would you care what the media had to say about someone that you feel helped you achieve this wonderful life. Would you listen to the media and potentially risk that happy and prosperous life that you are living by voting for someone else because the media has demonized a politician that again – you feel has helped you achieve the glorious life you are living?

Now what if your weren’t living a happy and prosperous life for the last 10 years and didn’t like the Canada that you were living in. Might you consider a political party change, because at this point – there is nowhere to go, but up?

Welcome to the world of millions of Canadians – who voted for Mulcair and Trudeau.
commented 2015-10-25 02:25:24 -0400
Wow, even when yous say something smart you say something stupid. That is what liberals don’t understand. Not about me or most of the people here. I can not just be put in a box. I know that makes thing easier for you to understand but it’s not fear mongering if it is true. I mean all the saying: fear mongering, sour grapes, your favorite of ‘move on, you lost so get over it, and so on. They are all ridiculous. They remind me of when I was about 19. They are called a red herring if you want to know (look it up). They try to skirt the topic and evidence. But you are right that if people keep acting like it is OK to act in a ’everything is about me and you don’t matter’ kind of way we will indeed go down the worst slippery slope of all. But that falls down to individuals as much as the babysitting government. It is simple really. Hold the door for people, help someone stuck at the side of the road, buy a homeless person a meal, etc (not vote without researching with your head and not your heart). It’s really common sense that seems to be less common more and more. I’m glad it is good where I am.
commented 2015-10-25 02:01:07 -0400

Yes – never. The genie is out of the bottle. You can’t put him back in. In fear mongering conservative terms that you will understand – society will just get worse with each decade that passes and morality will no longer exist as the liberals continue to take over.
commented 2015-10-25 01:58:21 -0400

The glob will never know, so don’t worry. If my mother for whatever reason felt that she had to abort me, I would be just fine with what she felt was best for her. I also wouldn’t know about it. Do you think there is a convention every year for aborted fetuses to get together and talk about how their rights were taken away?

Jesus Christ is not “coming back”. So stop holding your breath for that.
commented 2015-10-25 00:49:55 -0400
Jimmy, never say never. Abortion is legal right now but it isn’t dealt with like a drive through at Tim Hortons. Doctors are very careful. Actually, most doctors don’t even like doing it. But Justin, to grab the votes of the younger, more ignorant, demographic of women or women misguided by thinking they can vote by intuition, promised abortions for all, and for all a dead life (I won’t get into what constitutes a life because people much smarter than you have not come to a conclusion). But it is so stupid. We had a good system. Why fix what isn’t broke? Especially when they are going to break it. Trust me when I say nothing good can come from this. The same rule applies to assisted suicide. The slippery slope. Today, it is abortion, whatever he thinks that is, and then it will be born babies because technically they won’t have self-awareness for a few years. So why not make a convener belt of live babies to the incinerator? That may sound extreme now, but that is the lesson of the slippery slope. Once it starts, where will it end? But at least for now Justin is promising abortion birth control, although I know that is not good for any normal person’s psyche. I’m not totally against abortion although I don’t like it much, something that happened after having a child of my own, and I’m not totally against assisted suicide, but I am very against promised legislation on something so important to garner votes. Then there is, ironically, acting worse than Harper by not giving his party any voice on the subject.
commented 2015-10-25 00:34:49 -0400
“Abortion will never be illegal.” Jimmy, you’re probably almost right about that, as far as Canada goes. I say ‘almost’ because (1) your ilk will be running things for a while yet, so many more babies will be slaughtered in the womb; and (2) what you don’t realize is that the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s Son who rose from the dead, is coming back to rule this world soon and I can assure you that when He returns, abortion is going to be very illegal worldwide, and you don’t want to know what the penalty for killing a baby in the womb will be then. If I were you and I cared what happened to me in eternity, I would start asking myself whether defending the killing of babies in the womb is what I want God to remember about me. Then I would be on my knees asking Jesus to forgive me and save my wretched soul.
commented 2015-10-25 00:17:56 -0400
Since your criterion, "not viable outside of the womb” makes abortion permissible, then presumably, like Herr ’Dr.’ Singer, you, who sets himself up to determine what person has a right to life or not, are okay with infanticide as well. Not “tough shit unfortunately” for me, by the way, but for the person who you so flippantly determine is not deserving the right of “life, liberty, and security”! The human living being in the womb is just a “glob” and therefore has no right to life? And you call that “reality”?!!! You are some sick puppy!
commented 2015-10-24 23:47:11 -0400

It’s the answer according to reality and society. I get it – you don’t agree, but tough shit unfortunately for you. The genie is never going back into the bottle. Abortion will never be illegal.
commented 2015-10-24 23:43:13 -0400
It’s not the answer, but an answer by someone elevating himself to the position of God thereby determining which “person” is “deserving of rights”, including “the right to life, liberty and security” (Canada’s Charter). By your definition, since “not viable outside of the womb” makes abortion okay, then presumably, like ‘Dr.’ Singer, you, who sets himself up to determine what person has a right to life or not, are okay with infanticide as well.
commented 2015-10-24 23:39:59 -0400
Peter please stop feeding that bedwetter.
commented 2015-10-24 23:33:33 -0400

Reality. How do you think abortions are legally being done?