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While you’re in a forgiving mood…..

September 2019

Wow! I’ve learned in the wake of Justin Trudeau’s blackface scandal that a lot of Liberals are in a very forgiving mood.

In discussions on Facebook, I’ve had people making a variety of excuses for why we should forgive Prime Minister Blackface and just move on.

How many of them believe the ousted Liberal candidate for Burnaby South, Karen Wang, deserve a second chance?  Sorry, who?

Well for those who have forgotten, she was fired as a candidate during the by-election earlier this year that later elected NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, for a post she made to the Chinese site WeChat.  Written in Mandarin and posted by a campaign volunteer, translated into English the post read: “If we can increase the voting rate, as the only Chinese candidate in this riding, if I can garner 16,000 votes I will easily win the by-election, control the election race and make history! My opponent in this by election is the NDP candidate Singh of Indian descent!” 

She said she was sorry too.

In numerous discussions with a variety of people on Facebook, I have heard a long list of excuses for Justin’s behaviour and attempts to draw in other unrelated and imagined “offences” committed by Andrew Scheer and Doug Ford (who for those keeping score is not running in the federal election).

Most of the people I “conversed” with, seemed to fail to grasp the fact that Trudeau dressing up in brown and blackface is just ONE issue here. They failed to see that Justin is showing a colossal amount of chutzpah given that Trudeau has positioned himself as the champion of social justice, inclusivity and diversity. He has spent so much time telling us how morally superior he is and how racist and intolerant the rest of us are, and he has now been exposed as a massive hypocrite.

More than one poster tried to claim that, “JT never claimed to be morally superior to anyone. He has only pushed Canada being better and supporting others. The rest is your emotional reaction.”

Have none of those who make this claim been paying attention, or are they just willfully ignorant? Maybe they’re so busy with their own self-righteous virtue-signalling and trashing of anything that goes against their opinions and/or the partisan propaganda they’ve been inundated with, that they can’t see what is so clearly in front of them. Are they not aware of what an international embarrassment Trudeau has become and the depth of his hypocrisy?

By the way, have you ever noticed how liberals say they welcome diversity of thought, and are then shocked to discover that there are other opinions?

Another issue is that Trudeau only admitted and apologized for it when he got caught the FIRST time! Yes, the FIRST time. He made an additional admission to donning blackface years earlier in high school, but a third incident came to light less than a day later.

Trudeau admitted that he had failed to disclose the existence of these photos and video. When asked why he withheld this information, Trudeau that, “He was embarrassed,” so one must conclude that at some unknown point, even Trudeau admitted to himself that it was inappropriate.

Many of the posters I conversed with ended up scolding and lecturing me when I asked why it’s so hard for Justin to answer how many times he’s done blackface since 2001, a question he’s been asked repeatedly? It seems like he has something to hide, because it shouldn’t be that hard. For example: How many times have I personally appeared in blackface since 2001? NONE! How many times have I personally appeared in blackface in my life? NONE, NEVER, ZILCH, ZERO. See how easy that is?

None of those whom I asked to address that point dared to offer an opinion or tell me why I was off base. Maybe Justin really can’t remember, which is really telling. I mean, just how many times do you have to don blackface that you can’t recall the exact number of times. It’s not like asking how many times you’ve been to your favourite fast-food restaurant.

Even Reverend Al Sharpton, a black American civil rights activist and Baptist minister who is known for his racist, sexist and antisemitic, over-the-top rhetoric, expressed disgust at Trudeau’s blackface adventures. For those who know Sharpton, it’s quite an accomplishment to make him cringe.

Some of the other comments directed at me were:

“What I really want to know is what does this have to do with policies. If you like gossip, fine, go for it. Personally, I want to know what a person stands for. Scheer is too busy calling gays dogs, and never apologized for that, Trudeau apologized. Get over it….Too bad Scheer couldn’t of apologized for calling gay people dogs…..oh wait, he never did, did he?”

This of course is in reference to that video from 2005 that Liberal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, who in a stunning display of chutzpah, released in a failed attempt to show that Scheer is homophobic for voting against same-sex marriage in a House of Commons vote.

The sentiment regarding same-sex marriage that Scheer was expressing was a widely held opinion, even among Liberals at the time. Even Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton were against same-sex marriage around that time period.

Well, the truth is Sheer never said gays were dogs; it was an analogy. If you want to read the full Scheer’s full speech, you can read it at the link below, but here is the relevant part: “Abraham Lincoln has been credited with this quote, which goes something like this, “How many legs would a dog have if you counted the tail as a leg?” The answer is just four. Just because a tail is called a leg does not make it a leg.” Where in that quote, or in the rest of the speech, does he say gays are dogs?

A link to Andrew Scheer’s speech in the House of Commons –

https://openparliament.ca/debates/2005/4/5/andrew-scheer-1/?fbclid=IwAR1pUr404UseoHRhkVKwoo_FtwXVNz6PaepHBu8Wrssd_2SaP3xiLPZAjdg.

It was a theme that many posters kept hammering away at; that Scheer has not expressed any regret about the “dog” analogy.

My response to each was essentially the same; that it was an analogy. Even if you consider it a poor analogy, and I’m not sure I would have used the same example, how is it in ANY was on par with committing a racist act like wearing blackface? Do you know the history of blackface? Now, I’m not saying Trudeau is himself racist, but doing blackface so many times that he can’t remember how many times he has done it, he’s either so “privileged” that believed he can get away with it, or he’s a special brand of stupid. Which is it?

Yes, society has changed, even in the short period from 2001 until today, but it was widely known how insensitive blackface was in 2001. Does anyone remember the criticism Ted Danson faced for appearing in blackface at the Friars Club Comedy Roast for Whoopi Goldberg in 1993, even though it later came out that Whoopi was involved in pulling off the stunt?

By the way, if a black friend of mine told me to dress in blackface for an event we were going to, I’d tell him/her, “You don’t like me very much, do you? Are you going to stand beside me the whole time people are rightfully criticizing me for being so racially insensitive and stupid, telling them it was your idea?”

In a similar vein, one person wrote, “Get over it. Was a masquerade party years ago. Vaudeville would have sent you over the edge.”

So by your definition, it would be OK to wear a Nazi uniform, so long as it’s at a costume party? As for vaudeville, it was socially acceptable to do blackface back then, as was calling black people nig***s, treating homosexuals as criminals, beating your wife, drinking and smoking while pregnant, calling soldiers suffering from what we now know as PTSD weak, cowards and lacking moral fibre, allowing children as young as 7 or 8 to work in coal mines, subjecting workers to horrible working conditions…….Shall I go on?

Now getting back to the same-sex debate issue, normally I would argue that one person’s past actions/opinions don’t mean another person’s present actions/opinions are correct either, but the fact is the same-sex marriage debate was a very contentious issue on Parliament Hill two-plus decades ago, dividing members within all the parties.

For those who have forgotten, a lot of people, politicians and the general public, disagreed with same-sex marriage back then, just as they did with homosexuality in general back in the 1960s, an attitude that included many “liberal-minded” people

Do I need to remind people that prior to 1969, homosexuality wasn’t just socially unacceptable to most people, it was a criminal offence in Canada. North American society has evolved since then.

As this CBC article (link below) points out, “Scheer was hardly alone in opposing the Civil Marriage Act: at third reading, the legislation passed by a vote of 158-133. Those who voted against the bill included 93 Conservative MPs, 32 Liberals and one New Democrat. (The Conservatives, at the time, were proposing that same-sex couples could instead be covered by “civil unions.”)” Did you know that Conservatives were proposing “civil-unions?”

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/andrew-scheer-gay-marriage-lgbtq-goodale-1.5256095?fbclid=IwAR3pz5aVGRhA9Eeq6p8VetlJDV9YiW4F6vOlQmz2f9keq-SBSZr7As2OYvI

That hardly sounds like Conservatives were trying to oppress the LGBT community. While many, including me, have changed their opinion on same-sex marriage and now fully support it, “civil-unions” would have given same-sex couples pretty much the same rights as married couples; it just wouldn’t be called “marriage.”

Society has evolved for the better in a lot of ways (in some way, not so much as “anti-social” media shows us). Can I also remind you that the great Tommy Douglas, the “father of socialized medicine,” in his day, advocated for labeling homosexuality as a mental illness? Believe it or not, this was a very progressive opinion because homosexuality was considered a criminal offence at the time, so despite the repugnant nature of this opinion by today’s standards, it was a step forward.

Unfortunately, too many are blinded by their partisanship and their refusal to see beyond their own nose. Some are also blinded by their own hypocrisy, or their refusal to recognize and call-out the hypocrisy of others, including those on “our side.”

Another poster scolded me by saying: “Hypocrisy is Andrew Scheer saying on Sept 15, regarding racist and other disturbing posts and videos from his candidates, saying, ‘As long as they apologize(d), it’s time to move on.’ Then on the 19th raging against these photos even after the PM owned that shit and apologized immediately. Not to mention that Scheer has never apologized or retracted his statements on marriage equality and homosexuality. THIS is hypocrisy.”

Well, the fact that Trudeau did blackface on three occasions, that we know of, or whether he should get a pass for apologizing are just two parts of the issue. The big problem for JT is the fact that he has positioned himself as the champion of social justice, inclusivity and diversity. He has spent so much time telling us how morally superior he is and how racist and intolerant the rest of us are, and he has now been exposed as a stunning hypocrite.

By the way, Trudeau told CBC in January 2018, “There is no context in which someone doesn’t have responsibility for things they’ve done in the past” So there’s that too.

Things get better with this one: “Your exaggerations belittle the point you are trying to make. JT never claimed to be morally superior to anyone. He has only pushed Canada being better and supporting others. The rest is your emotional reaction.”

The only thing Justin has done for Canada is make himself an international embarrassment and piss-off a lot of our allies and trading partners. We are a laughing stock with a weak leader, and don’t think that isn’t playing into the current situation with China holding Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig hostage, or did this writer forget about those two? Does anyone think that the name “Little Potato” was a term of endearment? Apparently there are lots of Justin-boosters seem to think so.

Not wanting to be outdone, another poster sent me a link to a post from the web site Narcity.com and boasted that I wouldn’t be able to defend it: “Viral Facebook Post Accuses Andrew Scheer Of Saying ‘We Don’t Need’ Indigenous People.”

https://www.narcity.com/news/ca/andrew-scheer-allegedly-said-i-dont-need-indians-in-a-previous-campaign?fbclid=IwAR1sUu8HhBU7qWePPwchZ-duc6tApUHMHLFRPmyo13JVC0s2dtA1nXtB3qc

Firstly, I’m not going to defend an unsubstantiated rumour posted to Facebook. I’m not saying it’s false, but this is the ONLY time I have heard this accusation. I haven’t heard about this from mainstream outlets, even from the CBC and the Toronto Star, both hardly Scheer supporters, so at this time, it is unsubstantiated gossip. Secondly, I don’t need to defend it. If he said it, he should wear it.

Apparently that is the difference between him and me. I don’t even try to defend the indefensible. I advised this poster that maybe Scheer could apologise for it, if it was true. “Would that make you happy? All of you here seem to be willing to forgive JT because he said he was sorry. Regardless, how does this accusation, true of false, in ANY way excuse what Trudeau has ADMITTED to doing?”

I got no response from this poster or any others to this comment.

The comment that displayed the most chutzpah was this little gem: “It was a party. There were many people there all dressed up in costume for an Aladdin theme party. Do you think most people of colour are upset by this? They have to much on their plate,”

So you’re condoning Justin’s behaviour, behaviour that I’m guessing you would NOT be tolerating if it was a conservative? Yes or no? So in your opinion it would be OK to go dressed in full Klan regalia to a Jim Crow-era themed party (by the way, the Klan attire would be VERY wrong too)? How many remember the criticisms that Prince Harry faced, and rightfully so, for wearing a Nazi uniform to a Halloween party in 2005? JT could have dressed as Aladdin without the blackface, although if it was a conservative, the usual crowd of “woke” social-justice warriors would still say that they are guilty of cultural appropriation.

This is of course besides the fact that this was not actually a costume party, but a formal, black-tie event. Well, maybe that explains things a little; Justin thought that it was a blackface event, not a black-tie event.

Now this person tried to scold me that, “this had nothing to do with the Jim Crow era and you know it. Why would you come out and admit to anything if you didn’t think it was wrong in the first place? It was an Arabians themed party. Get with the program.”

She then goes on to lecture me that. “As far as hypocrite Scheer goes…..Hope theses help you to remember and he never apologized,” with links to four articles going on again about, once again, the “dog” analogy. Once again, it’s a stretch to say that his analogy was meant as an insult.

Now, I’m aware that there is an attitude among a significant portion of Quebecers, who feel justified in not being appalled by blackface, but then why are we smug Canadians appalled by the southern U.S. culture where flying the Confederate flag doesn’t carry the same stigma as it does in other parts of the U.S. and Canada.

Another person even tried to change the issue by saying, “you support the Tories who closed veterans affairs eh? And cut dnd (sic) funding across the board/messed up every level of major procurement army/navy/airforce (sic)? Funny stuff.”

I pointed out to this person that I’m a Veteran and I have been very critical of the Tories for that, along with scrapping the Life-time pensions for disabled Veterans, and their buggering up of the procurement process, which the previous Liberal government of Jean Chrétien buggered up too. I’m not so blindly partisan that I can’t criticize the Conservatives when they deserve it. “Nice try, but you’ll have to better than that,” I told this poster.

By the way, yes I would be VERY critical of Scheer or Ford if they ever paraded around in blackface too, which as of this moment, there are no accusations or photos of either.

I even had one person alert me to a Facebook posting, where a man by the name of Rob Gravelle informs us that” “Just so everyone knows , the Trudeau video wearing blackface was at a party to support the canadian (sic) female whitewater racing team who had ZERO GOVERNMENT SUPPORT UNLIKE MALE TEAMS to go to Africa to race, An African themed party was made to raise funds for their cause, a costume party, in truth i don’t think anyone saw this as racist back in the day but there it is , he was supporting the girls and their passion for the river.”

NEED TO UPDATE ( sorry , don’t mean to beat a dead cat)**the African party was a few years after this incident, my…

Posted by Rob Gravelle on Thursday, September 19, 2019

My response to one of great incredulity: “Are you kidding me?! I don’t care if he was raising money to cure cancer or AIDS, and it doesn’t matter if it was an “African-themed” party. Do you not understand the origins of blackface? Sure, he could wear African attire, in a respectful way, although some of you would still consider it cultural appropriation if a conservative did it, but there is NO reason to go full-on blackface. It’s really amusing watching all you Justin supporters twisting yourselves into pretzels to justify his behaviour; behaviour all of you would NOT be tolerating if it was a conservative.”

A particular sock puppet tried to draw Doug Ford into the discussion, with the very “intellectual” argument, “Hey #Doug Ford, you know what else was ‘unacceptable in 2001? ‘ Selling drugs to underage teenagers. STFU you gasbag and let us wait you out. And I mean OUT. For good.”

To which I replied, “Photos/Videos of Justin Trudeau in blackface: Four that we’ve seen so far! Photos/ Videos of Doug Ford in blackface: ZERO! Your serve Ed!”

Speaking of this particular sock puppet, he said in another post, “So he’s human after all. Justin Trudeau did dumb things when he was younger just like everyone else. Should apologized-for mistakes from 2 decades ago cost Trudeau re-election, when Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer compared gay people to dogs in 2006 and has NOT apologized? Who are we punishing – Trudeau or the country?” My response was, “Well, we could hold him to the same standard to which he holds others. So there’s that.”

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While Ed hasn’t responded to my retort, many others did:

“Haven’t we…? He apologized and his policies are definitely the least racist of any previous PM.” What other PMs would you be talking about? I don’t recall any others wearing blackface. And NO, he hasn’t been held the same standard that he’s held others to, including two former Liberal MPs that he kicked out of the party, a former Liberal cabinet minister whom he demoted and a former Liberal candidate in the by-election that saw Jagmeet Singh win a seat earlier this year. Oh yes, and there’s also the ethics violations and sexually assaulting a female reporter in 2000 in Creston, BC. So there’s that.

“So is there a specific example of him not accepting the apology of someone who did something stupid 20 years ago?” Well how about him not accepting the apology of the ousted Liberal candidate for Burnaby South, Karen Wang… So there’s that.

In making my arguments, I frequently like to cite articles that I’ve read to demonstrate that I’m not making up the information that form the basis of my arguments, sometimes with facts that people may have forgotten. Sometimes the writer makes the point better and more succinct than I do, so I will quote them directly and provide a link to the original article to show not only that I didn’t make it up, but because if I’m going to attribute a quote to someone, I like to make sure I get what they said right and in the context they originally meant.

One of the articles I cited was an article written by British television presenter Piers Morgan, a controversial figure and someone with whom I don’t always agree, but I thought he made a good point.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7482979/PIERS-MORGAN-Blackface-Justin-Trudeau-demand-racist-head-plate.html?fbclid=IwAR3dZv6iBjTKGi8BIqV_9i_sxRe4RScZ2h-TNszoKcf-ErpLtEU9saI5OZY

Well, that set off this tirade from one poster: “oh we’re taking the phone hacking scandal, gathering stories through illegal wire tapping guys word for things, yes he has a leg to stand on… You need to smarten the fuck up on your sources..you could do better, but you’re not being smart at all. Relying on ethical outrage without any ethics or moral center to guide you..otherwise you’d do a better job than this…” (sic)

You know people, sometimes you have to forget the messenger and just pay attention to what they are saying. Whether you like Piers Morgan, or think he is an obnoxious blow-hard, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s not OK for Justin to appear in blackface, not once, but so many times that he apparently can’t remember the number? How do you forget something like the time(s) you wore blackface?

It also doesn’t change the fact, as Morgan also clearly points out a fact that many others have done, that Trudeau is a virtue-signalling hypocrite.

It’s like when the Democrats in the U.S. lost their minds over the fact that Hillary Clinton’s e-mails were obtained by an unknown hacker and leaked to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who promptly published them on his web site.

Was it the Russians? Assange refused to say, but it doesn’t really matter who hacked the e-mails. What really did matter was what was said in the e-mails, which was pretty damning to Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.

Maybe the poster was so dismissive of Morgan because he is a conservative supporter, but you know this has gone beyond a partisan issue when you have prominent Liberals like former party president Stephen LeDrew, Warren Kinsella, an adviser to former Prime Ministers Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin and former Member of Parliament Dan McTeague, whose columns I’ve also cited at different times, saying this isn’t their Liberal Party anymore. Even buddy and former Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, who very openly campaigned for Trudeau in the 2015 election, even while serving as Ontario’s Premier, criticized Trudeau too.

Here’s just one of Kinsella’s articles on the subject:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-trudeau-refuses-further-comment-on-blackface-issue/?fbclid=IwAR3XBMmk7Cz0AlD1UpBWZn4uy_3Oyl7TrnKjGv4CkKkb0hS8FWD3oSQ7y5U

In another post, I made mention of the fact that Trudeau sexually assaulted a female reporter at a fundraiser in Cresten, British Columbia, in 2000, something that Trudeau dismissed as  “…people can experience interactions differently,” and that he would not have been so forward if he’d known that she was reporting for a national newspaper (The National Post), an “apology” that seemed to insinuate that female reporters who work for smaller market media outlets are fair game.

The response I got back was quite shocking: “Oh, so now it’s sexual assault rather than a grope. Funny, the reporter in question called it “inappropriate touch”…and she also asked that the matter be dropped, but, as usual, a conservative male can’t respect HER wishes.”

Wow, talk about victim blaming, and yes legally it is considered a sexual assault.Assault – “265 (1) A person commits an assault when, (a) without the consent of another person, he applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly;”“Canada has a broad definition of sexual assault. It includes all unwanted sexual activity, such as unwanted sexual grabbing, kissing, and fondling as well as rape.Sexual activity is only legal when both parties consent. Consent is defined in Canada’s Criminal Code in s. 273.1(1), as the voluntary agreement to engage in the sexual activity in question. The law focuses on what the person was actually thinking and feeling at the time of the sexual activity. Sexual touching is only lawful if the person affirmatively communicated their consent, whether through words or conduct. Silence or passivity does not equal consent.”

One person tried to dismiss me by saying, “All of his comments sound cut and pasted from a Canada Proud page. Or any Alberta politician for that matter, they all sound like that here.”

I responded that he should use Google to verify everything I have said, both in this thread and on all the other treads in which I have posted. You can see for yourself that the information I’m citing all comes from various sources in the mainstream media, including the CBC and the Toronto Star, media outlets that have been accused over the years of being nothing more than Liberal Party propagandists but in this case, have been publishing some very negative things about Trudeau. Ignorance is no excuse.

Then we got into the tin-foil hat logic, with one woman telling me:

“I can’t tell you to read my lips. But I’m going to tell you I don’t care (about blackface). I am against everything Scheer stands for. I’m against him using trump’s playbook. I’m against him doing anything to our HC unless it improves it. I’m against him even inferring that he going to look at getting rid of CPP and OAS. I’m against Scheer for wanting to make abortion illegal and to fund private schools. My main concern is that he’ll open the door for the Americans to get their grubby little hands on our HC and our natural resources. I don’t like the fact that he is funded by American interests like the Kochs. I am for gun control. What I’m seeing is a Harper Boy and a American puppet. The Americans are brutal, arrogant and practice frontier law and are ruthless. I know I am one and have worked for a few large U.S, corporations in my lifetime. I love Canada and I don’t want it to fall in the sphere of influence of the U.S.

My opinions are based on facts, backed up by information published in mainstream media outlets, including the CBC and the Toronto Star. What is your proof for anything you have said about Scheer? You do realize that saying, “…that he is funded by American interests like the Kochs,” is potentially libelous without anything to back that up? You can be critical of Scheer without engaging in tin-foil hat conspiracy theories. Everyone said that Harper had a “secret agenda,” but even after nine years he was Prime Minister, he never demonstrated that he had one, even in the last four years when he had a majority government and constitutionally, could have done almost anything he wanted.

Said of the same woman by another woman poster, “Talking down to women and telling them their rightful passion is just anger and delusion is sexist and abusive.”

Where does sex come into it? I would say the same thing if I was responding to a man who said the same things.

I know this has been a long article, but these people just kept giving me great material; a bottomless pit of leftist drivel and toxic delusions about the man who is our head of government. Many other people, from political and corporate leaders, to low-level workers have lost their careers and reputations for a LOT less than blackface or any of the other embarrassing scandals in which Trudeau has found himself.

Global News Chief Political Correspondent David Akin made a very good point when asking Trudeau at a press conference whether he had considered stepping down as party leader in the wake of this blackface revelation; that he’s not “the indispensable man.” Akin further pointed out, “The prime minister job was not created so you could work through your issues….”

It’s ironic that Donald Trump, a man who is frequently accused of being a racist, has never been caught or even accused of doing blackface. Funny that.

I’m obviously not going to convince everyone here, but I’m just trying to remind people here that we need to be critical thinkers here. Unfortunately, too many are blinded by their partisanship and their refusal to see beyond their own nose. Some are also blinded by their own hypocrisy, or their refusal to recognize and call-out the hypocrisy of others, including those on “our side.”

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Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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