In Canada under Justin Trudeau, you can see all of America’s festering cultural problems in an exaggerated form unshackled by the restraints of the Constitution. It is like the Pete Buttigieg presidency.
“Canada, with the exception of French-speaking Quebec, is becoming the world’s first woke nation. That is, wokeness is increasingly becoming its identity. To glimpse what happens when a nation is captured by John McWhorter’s “religion of antiracism”, look no further than my country.
Earlier this month, activist mobs pulled down statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II on the grounds of the Manitoba provincial legislature. From Victoria in the West to Charlottetown in the East, statues of Sir John A Macdonald, the closest thing Canada has to a founding father, have also been toppled or removed. The wave surged in mid-2020 as a copycat response to the Black Lives Matter protests.
As the result of the supposed discovery of mass graves of indigenous schoolchildren on church property, claims never properly verified by the media, nearly 30 Catholic churches have been torched or defaced in the past week. The response from the country’s woke prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has been tepid and late, even describing the actions as “understandable”. Meanwhile, protest from conservative politicians and media has had little cut through due to the relative weakness of conservatism compared to Britain or the US. Despite the rebukes of conservative premiers in Alberta and Manitoba, there has been nothing to match the decisive action to protect heritage taken by leaders like Emmanuel Macron in France or even Boris Johnson in Britain. …”
If you haven’t read Eric Kaufmann’s book The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America, please do so. It is essential to understanding the rift between modernists and traditionalists that has been widening since the 1910s. He really needs to update it to take the story from the 2000s to the 2020s.