Musings —02.08.2017 08:49 AM—
…which is the working title of my next book, by the by.
Anyway. To get your morning off on a thoroughly depressing note, read this:
Almost a third of Canadians said the government should discriminate against Muslims when selecting foreigners to move to the country, and a third want to discriminate against people of colour to prioritize white immigrants. More than 65 per cent think immigrants have a responsibility to behave “more like Canadians.”
“Whatever is driving Canada’s exceptionally positive history of immigration … it does not appear to be an exceptionally tolerant public,” the study read.
What does it all mean? It means:
- Trump and Brexit, racist and bigoted though they may be, were not outliers or flukes
- Leitch and O’Leary are cynical and despicable, but they’re not stupid
- Trudeau and most Premiers are to be applauded for their courage and integrity – but all of them should keep an eye trained on the political rear-view mirror
Why is all this happening? Well, (a) war and poverty and climate change are displacing people around the world (b) which has led to a massive influx of refugees and migrants in developed countries (c) whose pink-skinned citizens are reacting to globalization and joblessness by blaming the newcomers with brown skin, when the blame actually belongs to microchips and their own lack of job skills.
But I could be wrong about all that. What I’m not wrong about is this:
The Beast is awake, and he is among us again.