Society
Robert Bridge
July 14, 2021
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The West is on the cusp of a massive right-wing backlash from reckless liberal policies that refuse law and order its rightful place in the political establishment.

Following the grim discovery of mass graves from Catholic-run schools for indigenous children, churches across Canada are being torched to the ground. Instead of the liberal government of Justin Trudeau harshly condemning the attacks, however, it has sent a weak and passive message to the arsonists.

There is no doubt that the history of Aboriginal children, physically removed from their parents and forced to attend state-run residential in Canada from the 1880s until 1996, is an appallingly tragic one. Inside of the Catholic schools, an estimated 150,000 attendees were indoctrinated with the new social and cultural values of the dominant Euro-Christian nation. Over the years, many of the children were sexually abused, tortured and even murdered in these “central training industrial schools,” criminal actors in what can be best described as the cultural genocide of an entire race of people.

In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada put out a lengthy report on the findings, as well as its recommendations for addressing the grievances. Yet for whatever reason, the Canadian media shied away from the story, possibly because it was too keenly aware exactly how complicit the government was in the egregious acts. Could that be the reason that not a single person has been put on trial for these crimes against humanity? Whatever the case may be, last month the suppressed news exploded to the surface like a volcano after nearly 1,000 unmarked graves were discovered on the territory of a former residential school in Saskatchewan province.

As a result of the horrific revelations, which have been an open secret among journalists for many years, a proverbial bomb has exploded in the lap of the Catholic Church as dozens of churches in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia have suffered arson attacks, while many more have been vandalized.

Equally problematic, however, has been the tepid and late response from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party to these acts of wanton violence. Although the attacks on Catholic churches in Canada have been happening since around mid-June, Trudeau waited until July 2 to give his first comments on them. And those comments failed to carry the necessary ring of authority that lets the perpetrators understand in no uncertain terms that acts of arson would not be tolerated.

“It is unacceptable and wrong that acts of vandalism and arson are being seen across the country, including against Catholic churches,” Trudeau said, in remarks that amount to little more than a slap on the wrist to the perpetrators.

“I understand the anger that’s out there against the federal government, against institutions like the Catholic Church,” the Prime Minister continued. “It is real, and it’s fully understandable, given the shameful history that we are all becoming more and more aware of and engaging ourselves to do better as Canadians.”

When the moment called for a firm denunciation against arson, which ranks as one of the gravest crimes as it subjects a large swath of the population to grave danger, Trudeau provided guarded milquetoast criticism, which have done nothing to prevent the criminal acts from reoccurring, it should be noted. Moreover, such a kid gloves response will be replicated by other state officials, eager to trumpet the official line.

Needless to say, when Harsha Walia, the head of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, said in a tweet “Burn it all down” in response to news that two more churches were torched in British Columbia (and without any punishment from Twitter to date, by the way), the conservative response came fast and furious. Critics implored their audiences to imagine the government’s response had a Muslim mosque, for example, suffered from such a barbaric attack. The predictable reaction from the government would be – correctly – to label those acts as “hate crimes.”

Terry Glavin, a columnist for National Post, took issue with Walia’s despicable call for violence, and found himself ridiculed by none other than Gerry Butts, who served as the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from November 4, 2015 until his resignation in 2019.

In response to Glavin’s question if burning down churches “is cool,” Butts responded, “No Terry, it is not. Though it may be understandable.” It seems that attacks on Christian churches simply do not fall under the category of “hate crimes.”

Here we have, yet again, Canadian Liberals, in truly selective fashion, finding ways to justify acts of violence as a form of protest against historic crimes. This very same strange proclivity for denouncing law and order more than the initial crime itself was first popularized in the aftermath of the George Floyd protests, which saw one liberal run state after another allow the mob to run wild.

In the city of Seattle, an entire city block was declared an autonomous “police free zone,” which lasted right up until the moment people started getting killed; in Portland, Oregon, the incompetent mayor, Ted Wheeler, denied police the use of CS tear gas after a protester group filed a complaint. Portland police, who have had everything including Molotov cocktails hurled at them, said it was their last form of non-lethal methods for confronting the crowds; in St. Louis, Mark and Patricia McCloskey brandished firearms and pointed them at a group of protesters who trespassed onto their property. Last month, under threat of felony firearm charges, the couple pleaded guilty to lesser misdemeanor charges, yet was still required to surrender their firearms.

Now these same mindless liberal tendencies, first baked in the American madhouse, are being exported abroad to other Liberal hotspots. Canada, with spineless and spiritless Trudeau at the helm, has been an enthusiastic student of these decaying ways. Yes, the violation of human rights is very serious business, but to allow the passions of the mob to run wild as a form of “reconcilitation” is a recipe for the complete breakdown of society. Meanwhile, there are already definite warning signs that the American ‘woke’ mentality has moved across the ocean where it is now taking root in England and Western Europe.

It is the prediction here that the West is on the cusp of a massive right-wing backlash from these reckless liberal policies that refuse law and order its rightful place in the political establishment. Whether that backlash will wear the jackboots on cobblestone brand of fascism is anybody’s guess, but at this point it’s either a return to ‘strong conservative values’ or the complete self-destruction of the Western nations, whose fate will be determined by the destructive mob.

What’s Worse Than Catholic Churches Burning Down Across Canada?

The West is on the cusp of a massive right-wing backlash from reckless liberal policies that refuse law and order its rightful place in the political establishment.

Following the grim discovery of mass graves from Catholic-run schools for indigenous children, churches across Canada are being torched to the ground. Instead of the liberal government of Justin Trudeau harshly condemning the attacks, however, it has sent a weak and passive message to the arsonists.

There is no doubt that the history of Aboriginal children, physically removed from their parents and forced to attend state-run residential in Canada from the 1880s until 1996, is an appallingly tragic one. Inside of the Catholic schools, an estimated 150,000 attendees were indoctrinated with the new social and cultural values of the dominant Euro-Christian nation. Over the years, many of the children were sexually abused, tortured and even murdered in these “central training industrial schools,” criminal actors in what can be best described as the cultural genocide of an entire race of people.

In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada put out a lengthy report on the findings, as well as its recommendations for addressing the grievances. Yet for whatever reason, the Canadian media shied away from the story, possibly because it was too keenly aware exactly how complicit the government was in the egregious acts. Could that be the reason that not a single person has been put on trial for these crimes against humanity? Whatever the case may be, last month the suppressed news exploded to the surface like a volcano after nearly 1,000 unmarked graves were discovered on the territory of a former residential school in Saskatchewan province.

As a result of the horrific revelations, which have been an open secret among journalists for many years, a proverbial bomb has exploded in the lap of the Catholic Church as dozens of churches in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia have suffered arson attacks, while many more have been vandalized.

Equally problematic, however, has been the tepid and late response from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party to these acts of wanton violence. Although the attacks on Catholic churches in Canada have been happening since around mid-June, Trudeau waited until July 2 to give his first comments on them. And those comments failed to carry the necessary ring of authority that lets the perpetrators understand in no uncertain terms that acts of arson would not be tolerated.

“It is unacceptable and wrong that acts of vandalism and arson are being seen across the country, including against Catholic churches,” Trudeau said, in remarks that amount to little more than a slap on the wrist to the perpetrators.

“I understand the anger that’s out there against the federal government, against institutions like the Catholic Church,” the Prime Minister continued. “It is real, and it’s fully understandable, given the shameful history that we are all becoming more and more aware of and engaging ourselves to do better as Canadians.”

When the moment called for a firm denunciation against arson, which ranks as one of the gravest crimes as it subjects a large swath of the population to grave danger, Trudeau provided guarded milquetoast criticism, which have done nothing to prevent the criminal acts from reoccurring, it should be noted. Moreover, such a kid gloves response will be replicated by other state officials, eager to trumpet the official line.

Needless to say, when Harsha Walia, the head of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, said in a tweet “Burn it all down” in response to news that two more churches were torched in British Columbia (and without any punishment from Twitter to date, by the way), the conservative response came fast and furious. Critics implored their audiences to imagine the government’s response had a Muslim mosque, for example, suffered from such a barbaric attack. The predictable reaction from the government would be – correctly – to label those acts as “hate crimes.”

Terry Glavin, a columnist for National Post, took issue with Walia’s despicable call for violence, and found himself ridiculed by none other than Gerry Butts, who served as the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from November 4, 2015 until his resignation in 2019.

In response to Glavin’s question if burning down churches “is cool,” Butts responded, “No Terry, it is not. Though it may be understandable.” It seems that attacks on Christian churches simply do not fall under the category of “hate crimes.”

Here we have, yet again, Canadian Liberals, in truly selective fashion, finding ways to justify acts of violence as a form of protest against historic crimes. This very same strange proclivity for denouncing law and order more than the initial crime itself was first popularized in the aftermath of the George Floyd protests, which saw one liberal run state after another allow the mob to run wild.

In the city of Seattle, an entire city block was declared an autonomous “police free zone,” which lasted right up until the moment people started getting killed; in Portland, Oregon, the incompetent mayor, Ted Wheeler, denied police the use of CS tear gas after a protester group filed a complaint. Portland police, who have had everything including Molotov cocktails hurled at them, said it was their last form of non-lethal methods for confronting the crowds; in St. Louis, Mark and Patricia McCloskey brandished firearms and pointed them at a group of protesters who trespassed onto their property. Last month, under threat of felony firearm charges, the couple pleaded guilty to lesser misdemeanor charges, yet was still required to surrender their firearms.

Now these same mindless liberal tendencies, first baked in the American madhouse, are being exported abroad to other Liberal hotspots. Canada, with spineless and spiritless Trudeau at the helm, has been an enthusiastic student of these decaying ways. Yes, the violation of human rights is very serious business, but to allow the passions of the mob to run wild as a form of “reconcilitation” is a recipe for the complete breakdown of society. Meanwhile, there are already definite warning signs that the American ‘woke’ mentality has moved across the ocean where it is now taking root in England and Western Europe.

It is the prediction here that the West is on the cusp of a massive right-wing backlash from these reckless liberal policies that refuse law and order its rightful place in the political establishment. Whether that backlash will wear the jackboots on cobblestone brand of fascism is anybody’s guess, but at this point it’s either a return to ‘strong conservative values’ or the complete self-destruction of the Western nations, whose fate will be determined by the destructive mob.

The West is on the cusp of a massive right-wing backlash from reckless liberal policies that refuse law and order its rightful place in the political establishment.

Following the grim discovery of mass graves from Catholic-run schools for indigenous children, churches across Canada are being torched to the ground. Instead of the liberal government of Justin Trudeau harshly condemning the attacks, however, it has sent a weak and passive message to the arsonists.

There is no doubt that the history of Aboriginal children, physically removed from their parents and forced to attend state-run residential in Canada from the 1880s until 1996, is an appallingly tragic one. Inside of the Catholic schools, an estimated 150,000 attendees were indoctrinated with the new social and cultural values of the dominant Euro-Christian nation. Over the years, many of the children were sexually abused, tortured and even murdered in these “central training industrial schools,” criminal actors in what can be best described as the cultural genocide of an entire race of people.

In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada put out a lengthy report on the findings, as well as its recommendations for addressing the grievances. Yet for whatever reason, the Canadian media shied away from the story, possibly because it was too keenly aware exactly how complicit the government was in the egregious acts. Could that be the reason that not a single person has been put on trial for these crimes against humanity? Whatever the case may be, last month the suppressed news exploded to the surface like a volcano after nearly 1,000 unmarked graves were discovered on the territory of a former residential school in Saskatchewan province.

As a result of the horrific revelations, which have been an open secret among journalists for many years, a proverbial bomb has exploded in the lap of the Catholic Church as dozens of churches in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia have suffered arson attacks, while many more have been vandalized.

Equally problematic, however, has been the tepid and late response from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party to these acts of wanton violence. Although the attacks on Catholic churches in Canada have been happening since around mid-June, Trudeau waited until July 2 to give his first comments on them. And those comments failed to carry the necessary ring of authority that lets the perpetrators understand in no uncertain terms that acts of arson would not be tolerated.

“It is unacceptable and wrong that acts of vandalism and arson are being seen across the country, including against Catholic churches,” Trudeau said, in remarks that amount to little more than a slap on the wrist to the perpetrators.

“I understand the anger that’s out there against the federal government, against institutions like the Catholic Church,” the Prime Minister continued. “It is real, and it’s fully understandable, given the shameful history that we are all becoming more and more aware of and engaging ourselves to do better as Canadians.”

When the moment called for a firm denunciation against arson, which ranks as one of the gravest crimes as it subjects a large swath of the population to grave danger, Trudeau provided guarded milquetoast criticism, which have done nothing to prevent the criminal acts from reoccurring, it should be noted. Moreover, such a kid gloves response will be replicated by other state officials, eager to trumpet the official line.

Needless to say, when Harsha Walia, the head of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, said in a tweet “Burn it all down” in response to news that two more churches were torched in British Columbia (and without any punishment from Twitter to date, by the way), the conservative response came fast and furious. Critics implored their audiences to imagine the government’s response had a Muslim mosque, for example, suffered from such a barbaric attack. The predictable reaction from the government would be – correctly – to label those acts as “hate crimes.”

Terry Glavin, a columnist for National Post, took issue with Walia’s despicable call for violence, and found himself ridiculed by none other than Gerry Butts, who served as the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from November 4, 2015 until his resignation in 2019.

In response to Glavin’s question if burning down churches “is cool,” Butts responded, “No Terry, it is not. Though it may be understandable.” It seems that attacks on Christian churches simply do not fall under the category of “hate crimes.”

Here we have, yet again, Canadian Liberals, in truly selective fashion, finding ways to justify acts of violence as a form of protest against historic crimes. This very same strange proclivity for denouncing law and order more than the initial crime itself was first popularized in the aftermath of the George Floyd protests, which saw one liberal run state after another allow the mob to run wild.

In the city of Seattle, an entire city block was declared an autonomous “police free zone,” which lasted right up until the moment people started getting killed; in Portland, Oregon, the incompetent mayor, Ted Wheeler, denied police the use of CS tear gas after a protester group filed a complaint. Portland police, who have had everything including Molotov cocktails hurled at them, said it was their last form of non-lethal methods for confronting the crowds; in St. Louis, Mark and Patricia McCloskey brandished firearms and pointed them at a group of protesters who trespassed onto their property. Last month, under threat of felony firearm charges, the couple pleaded guilty to lesser misdemeanor charges, yet was still required to surrender their firearms.

Now these same mindless liberal tendencies, first baked in the American madhouse, are being exported abroad to other Liberal hotspots. Canada, with spineless and spiritless Trudeau at the helm, has been an enthusiastic student of these decaying ways. Yes, the violation of human rights is very serious business, but to allow the passions of the mob to run wild as a form of “reconcilitation” is a recipe for the complete breakdown of society. Meanwhile, there are already definite warning signs that the American ‘woke’ mentality has moved across the ocean where it is now taking root in England and Western Europe.

It is the prediction here that the West is on the cusp of a massive right-wing backlash from these reckless liberal policies that refuse law and order its rightful place in the political establishment. Whether that backlash will wear the jackboots on cobblestone brand of fascism is anybody’s guess, but at this point it’s either a return to ‘strong conservative values’ or the complete self-destruction of the Western nations, whose fate will be determined by the destructive mob.

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