Justin Trudeau, Liberal virtucrat
The Liberal “fear and smear” campaign against Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer orchestrated by Prime Minster Justin Trudeau is nothing new.
The Liberals have always campaigned on the basis that the Conservatives are not only wrong, but evil. It’s part of the Liberals’ DNA.
Thus, Trudeau and Co. absurdly suggest Scheer is a white supremacist sympathizer who will ban abortions if elected, basically turning Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale into a documentary about Canada under Conservatism.
This precisely recalls the previous, perpetual Liberal attack on former Conservative leader and prime minister Stephen Harper regarding his so-called “hidden agenda” of wanting to seize power, albeit through a democratic election, so that he could outlaw abortions and same-sex marriages.
When that tactic failed, the Liberals launched a fusillade of attack ads in the 2006 election campaign as they were about to lose power after 13 years in office, accusing Harper of every evil under the sun.
Including one that was so ludicrous — that Harper was going to take over Canadian cities by having “soldiers with guns” occupy them — that the Liberals were forced to withdraw it before it officially aired, so widespread was the public’s mockery of it.
Needless to say, Harper did not take over Canadian cities by having soldiers with guns occupy them during his prime ministership from 2006 to 2015, nor did he outlaw same-sex marriages or ban abortions.
But reality never intrudes on the fevered Liberal mind as to what the Conservatives are plotting next.
For example in 1991, when then Liberal MP Sheila Copps, a future deputy prime minister of Canada, shamefully compared Reform party leader Preston Manning to David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Sound familiar?
In the Liberal mind, Conservative criticism of Canada’s refugee policies was racist, until the Liberals toughened the procedures after Conservatives had been demanding it for two years with regard to “irregular/illegal” border crossers.
Then it suddenly wasn’t racist, according to the Liberals.
Even when Scheer agrees with Trudeau — for example that “conversion therapy” which aims to “cure” people of homosexuality is repugnant — the Liberals say he is still suspect.
This because Scheer said when asked, sensibly, that he would wait and see what specific law the Liberals were proposing when they finally got around to doing it, given that they hadn’t done it during four years of majority government.
Trudeau’s PMO has warned the Conservatives are plotting to bring back abortion laws because some Conservative MPs promoted a controversial anti-abortion film, Unplanned, apparently forgetting that (a) Scheer has said unequivocally, as the party’s leader, just as Harper did, that the Conservatives will not bring back an anti-abortion law and (b) that the Liberals used to have pro-life politicians before Trudeau gagged them.
Writing in an American context Joseph Epstein perfectly described the modern Canadian Liberal mentality in a 1985 article entitled “True Virtue” in the New York Times Magazine.
He called them “people who are extremely confident about their own virtue and whose spectacular confidence nicely feeds their general feeling of superiority … if only you will give them the opportunity to demonstrate it … I think of them as ‘virtucrats’, for they are empowered by the unfaltering sense of their own virtue.”
He described a virtucrat as anyone “who is certain that his or her political views are not merely correct, but deeply, morally righteous in the bargain.”
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We have less than one hundred days now until our federal election. Expect to hear what a racist, sexist, abortion banning, homophobe Andrew Scheer is. And if you disagree with Trudeau, you too are a racist, sexist, abortion banning homophobe.
I am going on an extended golf trip. Call me when it is over.