Look at this headline from last year, in the fancy schmancy magazine called Toronto Life:
But over the weekend, wow did Toronto take a great leap forward, if by forward you mean more gun crime:
There were 17 more shootings in Toronto over the long weekend.
That’s incredible. For Toronto I mean. For Iraq or Afghanistan, it’s fine.
In fact there have been a record breaking 244 shootings in Toronto so far this year.
So who do you blame?
That sounds crazy. Obviously you blame the criminals. Sometimes a police force is to blame, partially.
But I mention that, because every single media outlet in Canada has gone nuts linking the gun crime in the U.S. to Donald Trump.
Even when the killer is anti-Trump, hates Trump, such as the mass shooter in the U.S. in Dayton, Ohio, who was an Elizabeth Warren Democrat, proudly retweeted Democrats, was an Antifa activist. You could call him the first Antifa terrorist.
But have you seen a reporter ask Elizabeth Warren about it?
Obviously, I don’t blame Elizabeth Warren for the Dayton murders. I blame the murderer.
But if you can blame Trump why can’t you blame a Democrat...?
And more to the point if you're Canadian:
If you can blame Trump, why can't you blame Justin Trudeau?
I think I know what’s happening here:
In the U.S., the left hates guns, and the right loves guns, and it’s a culture war. In Canada — we have plenty of farmers and ranchers with guns, and some aficionados in the city, who like to target practice. Some folks who have a gun for home defence, but not many. It’s just not that big a part of our political conversation.
So railing against gun crimes, especially gun crimes clearly committed by street gangs in Toronto, isn’t really going to demonize the Conservative Party. Because Canadians know that it’s not a gun problem. It’s a gang problem. It’s a policing problem.
But the Canadian Media Party knows one thing:
If they blame Trump enough, people might forget that Canada is running aground, and the people we count on to fix our problems up here have no bloody clue...
NEXT: Andrew Lawton of the True North Initiative joins me to talk more about Justin Trudeau's reaction to the shootings in the US, in which he seemed to blame... Canadian Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer.
(PS: Here's the video I mentioned to Andrew, of Ahmed Hussain (17:20 - 24:45) calling Canada the best place to be a Muslim.)
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