This week an uproar occurred when our newly minted rock star Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued a statement regarding the Holocaust.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust:
“On this day, we pay tribute to the memory of the millions of victims murdered during the Holocaust. We honour those who survived atrocities at the hands of the Nazi regime, and welcome their courageous stories of hope and perseverance.
“The Holocaust is a stark reminder of the dangers and risks of allowing hate, prejudice, and discrimination to spread unchallenged. It also reminds us that silence must never be an option when humanity is threatened.
“As we pause to educate ourselves and our families on the bitter lessons of the Holocaust, we also strengthen our resolve to work with domestic and international partners to continue defending human rights and condemning intolerance.”
The Prime Minister of course does not issue these statements without filter. This was not a tossed off comment in after a presser.
This was an official statement released on behalf of our head of state via his chosen people. IE the ones that handle his words.
Choosing words is an art and science. One word can make something sound weak, or harsh, or ignorant. Omitting a word can do the same. Mixing up words can mix up meanings.
While Mr. Harper and his former government had many faults, many many faults, so many faults that some think that Mr. Trudeau didn’t so much as win this election as compared to Canadians who simply wanted Mr. Harper out of power, his government would clearly have mentioned the Jewish people in such a statement in the same vein that you would mention the Armenian people that were exterminated and massacred by the Turks in their own Holocaust.
For any politician to mention the Holocaust, delivered to us via Nazi Germany, without mentioning the plight of the Jewish people can only be considered purposeful. We’ve since seen some…..silliness coming from Stephane Dion’s office, but the reality is that the words have been spoken, and darn it, those secondary statements never seem to get the coverage that initial statements do.
If this was an error, and not too many reasonable people who understand how things work at the PMO think that, then that’s scary for our country, because clearly detail was neglected, and if it happens for something like this it can happen to any issue.
If it was done on purpose then a message was shared. It was shared to Jews, to Muslims, to really crazy Jews & Muslims, and to just about everyone else.
At this time of the circus performances, of kicking people out of their meager homes in places like Toronto so landlords of hotels can rake in extra cash stuffing suffering refugees into those spaces each statement; each word, can mean much more than such simple words can.
The World is watching. Our country is watching. While Trudeau the Younger has some leeway in some instances, enough acts and words clearly show positions that many Canadians can and should be concerned about.
No political leader is perfect and no Canadian, even a partisan one, will always agree with the position of a leader or party, but the car show salesmenship that has marked the Trudeau election win, and led to victory over Stephen Harper has many Canadians scratching their heads.
Four years run quickly. We should all be watching our Prime Ministers words, deeds, and actions.
If Mr. Trudeau really was sincere in his statement he might also look at the Province in which he has his seat in Government as they have been trampling the rights of English speaking Quebecers since right about the time he was born.
The trampling of those rights have led to an actual higher percentage of “refugees”, English, and French, out of the Province because of the trampling of rights that impact language, culture, health, education, and the ability to commerce.
Words are funny things. What do you think dear CFN viewers? You can post your comments below.