by Brad Salzberg
August 16, 2022
It’s all the rage. The post-modern politics of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau have given birth to a fresh social phenomenon: prejudice against Anglophones and Christians in Canada.
It’s application is subtle. So much so that white Canadians are never mentioned by name. For CAP, it’s a cowardly act. If government, media and our educational system are going to call out Canada for racism against so-called “minorities,” at least they could have the gumption to actually name the perpetrators.
They never do. Indeed, it’s all about implications. Without explicitly referencing the accused, Justin Trudeau, Jagmeet Singh and the rest of the Anglo-bashers allude to the perpetrator without coming out of the closet to name those responsible.
The unnamed culprits are as obvious as snow in Nunavut. Government hold Canadians of European heritage responsible for all prejudice, oppression and racism within society.
That’s all of us– the living and breathing, as well as our historical predecessors. Astute observers witness an indisputable fact: Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh never differentiate between present-day Canadians, and those who fanned the racist flames in an historical context. Thus, the blame falls on the shoulders of Canada’s entire Anglo-European community– living and dead.
Interesting to juxtapose this with society’s attitude toward non-racialized peoples. To what extent do Canadian media hold present-day Chinese responsible for Mao Tse Tung’s murder of millions during the 1966 Communist Revolution? That would be nothing at all. How about the responsibility of contemporary Muslims for the 9/11 bombings? Current Sikh citizens for the Air India bombing of the 1980’s? Informed readers know the answer: “nothing from nothing leaves
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