Until this moment I have been forced to listen while media and politicians alike have told me “what Canadians think”. In all that time they never once asked. This is just the voice of an ordinary Canadian yelling back at the radio – “You don’t speak for me.” – Catherine McMillan
You may be repeatedly reminded of her words when you watch this:
Republican Virginia State Senator Amanda Chase issued a warning on Friday to the thousands of Second Amendment advocates who are planning to attend an upcoming massive pro-gun rally in Richmond, saying that they are “being set up.”
The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) organized the event, which is being held on Monday, and “is traditionally known as ‘Lobby Day’ in Virginia’s capital,” WTOP reported. “Tens of thousands are expected to show up for the event Monday in Richmond. Given the contentious nature of the issue, the prospect of such a large event has raised tensions. Earlier, [Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph] Northam declared a state of emergency. And recent arrests have further raised those tensions.”
Any predictions on how the media will twist the truth to demonize one or more attendees?
Anyone who has gone through the education system in Canada has had a mixed bag of teachers. My own public high school education in central Vancouver consisted of great math teachers, an incredible Physics teacher, and some very dedicated shop teachers. But I also experienced an English teacher who was drunk every morning and some Chemistry and French teachers who clearly should have never been teaching children.
Conrad Black pokes a few holes in the neverending union & media narrative that the Ontario education system is perfect, if only it weren’t for the stingy Ford government not giving them endless amounts of money:
The renewed agitation by teachers in Ontario highlights the debacle of the whole public teaching and school administration apparatus that is possibly the greatest and most universal public policy failing in modern Western civilization. It is one of the richest and most distressing ironies of our times that all of our Western societies consecrate more and more funding resources to education to produce steadily less educated and ostensibly less informed and less usefully intelligent graduates of secondary schools and graduate university programs. Not surprisingly, we are also focusing on fewer and fewer real subjects of authentic study. As my learned and much-harassed friend Jordan Peterson has often said, any course calling itself something that ends with the word “studies” is not a real subject. It is just a part of a larger subject and generally implies the exclusion of most of the real subject (and I write this as a former lecturer at McGill University in “French Canada Studies,” which was in fact the history of Quebec).
It’s been clear that the Demoncrats don’t believe in fairness, innocent before being proven guilty, or any sense of law & order. They’re totalitarian thugs who don’t believe that anyone else but them are allowed to hold public office. Donald Trump had the audacity … to believe that he the right to defend himself. We shall now his superb defense team in action.
A perfect example of the cultur war between the Left and the Right occurred on BBC television recently. An academic named Rachel Boyle dismissed the opinions of a guest on the show simply because he was a white male. Here words provided a clear example of “racism” but she is so deeply immersed in her own bubble that she can’t see what a bigot she has devolved into. The guest, British actor Laurence Fox, refuses to back down.