Oh yea, more refugees like this guy… just what we need.

“He calls Canada “a country with no metaphysical foundations,” a uniquely philosophical form of slagging. He says, compared to Iran, living here is “the best way to end up with an uncreative and boring future.” He has specific gripes: nobody gave him tenure, he doesn’t feel feted enough and other academics complain that he name-drops too much (a page later he mentions Vaclav Havel, who he met — twice). He says his students consider “mediocrity a form of normalcy.” Massey College is “a haven of second-class snobs . . . intellectually crippled by meaningless existence.” I’m not cherry-picking, most of this was excerpted in the Star.

It’s harsher than anything he says about his interrogators at Evin, but maybe they deserve more compassion than the porter at Massey. I mean it. That’s what philosophers do at their best. They challenge sacred assumptions. Toronto was overextended on its smugness; that’s how things got so bad here.”

  • ntt1

    He could have a point about the dictatorship of the mediocre in Canada after all how can a one eyed woman beater become a media darling in the CBC unless he is surrounded by the blind?

  • ontario john

    I guess Canadian universities are so hard pressed to find instructors that hate our history and culture that we have to import muslim nutbars to fill the ranks. Our tax dollars at work. The liberal media is on a roll today. First the Star this morning filled with white men are evil propaganda and I just saw a National Post website piece on the downfall of social conservatism in Canada, stating that everyone in the country is becoming more leftist and we should welcome islam.

    • Frau Katze

      Disgusting article. The tone reeks of elitism.

  • Frau Katze

    No “metaphysical foundations.” Let’s send him back, pronto.

    • Rosenmops

      I’ll chip in for a one way ticket.

  • AlanUK

    I feel sorry for the man (no, really).
    He is so obviously unhappy that it would only be right to send him back to somewhere in the Middle East on a one-way ticket.
    He’ll be happy there, won’t he?

    • AlanUK

      Now, where could he go?
      Syria or Saudi Arabia, perhaps? Both good Muslim countries.

  • Surele Surele

    Go back. Now. And take Salutin with you, will ya?

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Can someone please explain to this simple American what “metaphysical foundations” (in the context in which he uses the term) for a nation state even means?

    I’d love to hear his thoughts on the “metaphysical foundations” of the United States.
    Bwahahahaha… 🙂

  • Minicapt

    It would appear that young Ricky does not fully understand the words he writed. Especially about the transcendentness of a real writer and the subsequent redefinition of the normal.