Yesterday, the leading presidential candidate in Brazil, named Jair Bolsonaro, was stabbed.
I have no connection to Brazil at all, but this was an attack on anyone who believes in democracy.
Luckily, Bolsonaro survived. He may even return to the campaign trail.
The vast majority of news coverage of this event has called Bolsonaro as “far-right”.
In fact, Bolsonaro is centrist, if words mean anything:
He was the leading candidate to win the presidency, just a month from now.
But the man who tried to murder him — well, the line is, he’s just mentally disturbed. That’s always what the media says when it’s a Muslim terrorists, or an alt-left terrorist.
I care about this, because this is normalized.
Steve Scalise was targeted because he was a Republican. He was shot by a left-wing activist.
Conservative Senator Rand Paul was attacked so badly he was sent to hospital for days.
Our own Sheila Gunn Reid was punched in the face by a leftist named Dion Bews. A Toronto Sun photographer was hit on the head, and had to take medical leave, when some alt-left Antifa types didn’t like him because he was with the Sun. And seven policemen just stood by and let it happen.
How far is it from a punch in the face to a gun?
Do you doubt that one day, a conservative will be assassinated?
Maybe here in Canada?
Don’t pretend there aren’t people who very much want it to happen here.
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When he calmly and reasonably criticised the Liberals' incompetence during the NAFTA negotiations, the CBC host was literally left stuttering with confusion!
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