Many progressives causes are based on myths

Many of the causes championed by “progressive” politicians like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne are based on myths.

The myth that police are inherently racist, that income distribution is unfair, that the rich don’t pay their share of taxes, that a “green” energy future free of fossil fuels is just a wand-wave away, that higher taxes and deficit spending will grow the economy, that radical Islam is not a threat, that governments spend less on First Nations than on other Canadians, and so on, are all mostly wrong.

Like many myths, though, they are very powerful, especially in the age of social media where trendy ideas go viral almost instantly.