Thursday, January 12, 2017

CEC - Words of Wisdom from Justin Trudeau — New Year's Reflections - "Our Boy Wonder ..." --Tim Murray


n 2017, we Canadians must take time to reflect upon our good fortune. The good fortune of having an inspirational leader of Justin Trudeau's intellectual caliber. Who would have thought that a young drama teacher and snowboarding instructor would come to acquire so much wisdom and knowledge in just four decades of life? It seems that Justin was right. In Canada, anything is possible. 

Until Justin Trudeau entered my life, I was but an ignorant fool, a prisoner of my own delusions. Until I heard his words of wisdom, I didn't understand that the Chinese Communist dictatorship was something to be admired. Or that all Cubans were in love with Fidel Castro. Nor did I appreciate that Justin, in his speculations about the motivations of the Boston bombers, demonstrated his expertise in social psychology. He nailed it. Islamic terrorism has nothing to do with Islam. It is just a manifestation of poor "excluded," alienated youth whom we need to reach out to. We must "include them" so as to relieve them of their sad isolation. Perhaps Justin neglected to "include" his tenure as a Self-Help guru in his resume. Dr. Phil look out. 

More impressive is his uncanny ability to be different things to different people. Who, for example, could possibly attend a mosque and walk in a Gay Pride celebration? Who could be a rock star at the Paris Summit on climate change and subsequently approve the Kinder-Morgan pipeline? Who could so convincingly proclaim his commitment to the environment while extolling the benefits of economic growth and globalism at the same time? Who could assign half of his cabinet posts to women as proof of his feminism while defending the wearing of the niqab? Drama teacher? Our Boy Wonder could have given acting lessons to Lawrence Olivier.  ...