Peter Hitchens is a renowned British conservative columnist who writes for the Mail on Sunday, and is the author of bestselling books including The Abolition of Britain, The War We Never Fought, and The Rage Against God.
Hitchens is a skeptic of the Left's policy on mass immigration into the U.K. and is a critic of the West's increasingly liberalised culture.
Many of the same ailments the United Kingdom is currently suffering from are the same issues affecting Canadians thanks to our newly elected Liberal government.
I wrote to Peter Hitchens to ask him about pot legalization, Ontario and Alberta’s new sex education curricula, and the Liberals' policy on Syrian refugees:
REBEL: In terms of mass immigration in the U.K. you’ve said that it was the Labour party’s deliberate intention to, quoting Andrew Neather, “rub the right’s nose in diversity" by encouraging large swaths of migrants from the Third World.
Canada's Liberals, who promised during the election to vet 25,000 Syrian migrants, have now, upon forming the government, increased that number to 50,000.
Do you think the Canadian Left shares the Labour Party's stated intentions; that is: to alter the nation's demographics?
I cannot say. The interesting thing about Andrew Neather’s remarks was that they were made in a public place, a rare admission of what we might suspect but could not know. Also, Canada is an utterly different country from Britain, a small island which until recently had an ancient settled population without significant cultural, linguistic, ethnic or religious differences. Beware of seeking too many parallels. Countries are 9 or were, anyway, before globalisation different from each other. I would have to live in Canada for many years to give an answer to that question, anyway.
REBEL: Staying on the topic of mass immigration, it seems that the cultural tenets of Islam are acquiring more mainstream acceptance in Canada.
The current Prime Minister, when speaking at an event called “Reviving the Islamic Spirit” said that such an event “is also about celebrating our shared beliefs in justice, fairness, equality of opportunity and acceptance.” Why is the Left so eager to align itself with Islamic values, but is quick to throw Judeo-Christian values under the bus?
This isn’t universal on the Left. People such as my late brother were consistent in disliking all religions, which Utopians who understand their own opinions really have to do. Most people aren’t consistent, and the Left tends to dislike anything established or associated with parents or other authority figures. It’s what they’re like.
REBEL: Prime Minister Trudeau says the nation's policy on marijuana is not working, and that the legalization and regulation of this substance will help keep it out of the hands of our youth. Do you agree with such an argument, and if not why?
No. I have not noticed "regulation" keeping drink and cigarettes out of anyone’s hands. These opinions are based on profound voluntary ignorance and willful stupidity. My reasons are set out in my recent book The War We Never Fought.
REBEL: You are a vocal critic of our increasingly sexualized culture, as evidenced both in mass media and in our children's education. Currently in Canada, in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta, new guidelines teach students that there are six genders, and permit grown men who believe they are women to use girls’ washrooms.
At a time when English and math skills appear to be on the decline, why are such policies considered priorities on the Left, and what do you believe is the overall intention of such policies?
As far as I can discover, sex education of all kinds was devised by radicals to destroy inhibitions and self-restraint, in language and then in behaviour, lessen the authority of the family and undermine the Christian belief in monogamy and fidelity. It’s working well. So it continues. Bizarrely, its proponents claim it is aimed at reducing unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. It has never done this, and indeed they have grown worse since its introduction (though the "morning after pill" has begun to reduce the pregnancies). Yet despite this failure, it continues apace. Either its proponents are stupid and unobservant, or they’re not being candid about their aims.
You've written that the rise of the Trump phenomenon is a symptom of failed conservatism. I was wondering if you could briefly explain this.
It is very simple. In the sleep of reason, monsters are born. In the absence of any intelligent, reasonable conservative movement, empty vessels emitting fake conservative noises will gather support. What else is there to explain?
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