An American friend wrote to ask me, how could Justin Trudeau have become Canada’s prime minister when, in 2011, he had said that honour killings shouldn’t be called “barbaric.”
Trudeau’s comment is making the rounds down here. He walked it back, apparently, but we’re still amazed he’s Canada’s leader.
I replied, I would be amazed too, except that the world is tipping.
The elite know that the people who have the children will win over the people who have the abortions. Viscerally, they have to know it. Practically, it is a social crime to discuss the fact.
They hope to preserve some kind of life for themselves amid the decline (a decline driven largely by the mathematics of 4 being larger than 1). As it happens, they also despise their underlings* (who cling bitterly to guns and religion—but vote for welfare).
So Justin did get elected, of course, and the goodies rain down The people have spoken.
Some of those people do grow restless at times. I was talking to “Jane” the other week.
She was terrified of rampant Islam, including the lighter sentences she had heard of, given to Muslim men convicted of crimes against woman. But she nonetheless voted for Justin’s Liberals, the party that would more likely advance the Islamist agenda.
She confided in me (hoping I would do something).
I asked her, Jane: Will you tell anyone but me that you are afraid?
No. She just wanted someone to know privately that she was afraid.
She was afraid of being called a racist, even though the issue has nothing to do with race; every non-Muslim or non-approved Muslim of whatever ethnicity is at risk. Her neighbours all know this but vote to keep the terror that threatens all of us strong. They read media that assist by silence and incomplete explanations.
She seemed to sense that she had chosen; she only wanted someone to witter to safely. (She knew I wouldn’t shout, you RACIST! You ISLAMOPHOBE!)
If thing go badly for her, there is little I can do, I can only reflect on Mark Steyn’s: Civilizations become too stupid to survive.
* Reality check: Some of the underlings turn to fascist movements, but that won’t help. Fascism is a variant of socialism that is nationalist, rather than internationalist, at least in its aspirations. Most signwaving recruits probably still want and need welfare and big government, and someone else’s children must inherit the bankrupt territories. Less creative, more oppressive, and more violent societies usually ensue, at least in the short term. One rescues what one can.
See also: A friend doesn’t know what to make of “Requiem for Europe”