of what use is the Globe and Mail?

The Globe and Mail, says my friend and guide Oban, is for the comfort of Canada’s governing classes. So true.

I picked up a copy this weekend just to enter its reality distortion field. Here is Coyne on the truckers:

“The trivial risks of vaccination were elevated into mortal perils. The minor imposition of vaccine mandates was painted as a nightmarish assault on liberty.

“The well-attested thuggishness of the protesters, meanwhile, was simply denied or whitewashed as “civil disobedience”. The extremist ideology of its leaders , the threats of violence, the dreams of overthrowing the government? They’re not really the leaders. That’s not what they meant.”

The basis for this imperious condescension is the belief that the risks of vaccination were and are not ‘mortal perils’: that injecting revolutionary new messenger RNA vaccines into the body – which have been tested on the population for the first time and which seem to carry significant risks of myocarditis, among others- is a matter of little concern. “The minor imposition of vaccine mandates” is not minor at all; they constitute the compulsory consumption of DNA-altering bio-engineering without serious social and parliamentary discussion. of what we are being subjected to, the risks which were assumed away and the rewards which appear to be nil, or close to it.

The effects of the vaccines were to provide immunity for up to 12 weeks. And then they were to require more ‘jabs’ of more messenger RNA vaccines indefinitely, like flu shots.  Setting up the apparatus of compulsory society-wide ingestion of DNA-altering substances is serious work. It requires the talents of people like Coyne to obscure the issues and assume away the problems.

I turn the page of the Globe to find Beverley McLachlin, former Supreme Court Chief Justice, talking about “the Ugly Side of Freedom” solemnly intoning nonsense:

Freedom without limits slides imperceptibly into freedom to say and do what you want about people who don’t look like you or talk like you. Sadly, the Ottawa truckers’ convoy has revealed this ugly side of freedom.”

Says who? My friend Rebel Yell was in the crowd most days and found Innu, Cree, French, English, Sikh and all walks and regions of Canadian life represented, all being polite and cheerful and greeting each other as fellow Canadians, in one of the most massive  demonstrations of patriotism we have seen in this country.

If you want to understand what is going on in the world today, you are better off listening to Joe Rogan and, in particular, his interview with Maajid Nawaz, available on Spotify.

The dots will be connected eventually, but not by anyone writing for the Globe.

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By way of evidence which is by no means conclusive but just found on the Internet within minutes of writing this piece:

Of which there will be much much more soon. See Robert Kennedy Jr. below:

 

 

Czeslaw Milosz on “The Captive Mind”

 

Czeslaw Milosz (pronounced roughly as Cheswav Miwosh) wrote The Captive Mind in 1950, when Stalin still had three years to live. He was an escapee from Communist Poland, where he had served in the post war Polish communist government for a time as a diplomat.

In the era of Wokeness, it is important to recall that we have been through this before,  albeit on the other side of the Iron Curtain.

I am reading it with great enjoyment.

One chapter of the book concerns a practice call “ketman”, which is taken from Islamic Persia. It was described by the French diplomat Arthur de Gobineau in the 1850s. Ketman is a term for the practice of total deception as regards one’s adherence to Islam. Ketman had to be practiced in the era of total control of thought by the Islamic mullahs (in which we have seen no change in Iran since the 1850s).

Milosz quoting Gobineau (at page 57)

“The people of the Mussulman East believe that “He who is in possession of truth must not expose his person, his relatives or his reputation to the blindness, the folly, the perversity of those whom it has pleased God to place and maintain in error”. One must . therefore. keep silent about one’s true convictions if possible.”

The Ketman of the 20th century was of course the degree of necessary deception regarding one’s adherence to Communist doctrine. Milosz writes “nevertheless, Ketman in its narrowest and severest forms is widely practiced in the people’s democracies. As in Islam, the feeling of superiority over those who are unworthy of attaining truth constitutes one of the chef joys of people whose lives in general do not abound in pleasures.” (p. 60)

[Ideological] “deviations… are not an illusion. They are cases of accidental unmasking of Ketman; and those who are most helpful in detecting deviations are those who practice a similar form of Ketman. Recognizing in other acrobats the tricks they themselves employ, they take advantage of the first occasion to down an opponent or friend. Thus they protect themselves; and the measure of dexterity is to anticipate by at least one day the similar accusations which could be levelled against them by they man they denounce. Since the number of varieties of Ketman is practically unlimited, the naming of deviations cannot keep pace with the weeding of a garden so full of unexpected specimens of heresy.”

Now apply this to contemporary universities in the grip of Wokeness and watch for the practice of systemic Ketman , and for it to be exposed by other practitioners of the same devious arts.

The stupid shall prosper, the wise decline

Teacher candidates win ‘huge victory’ over province’s mandatory math test for educators

 

Different results by racial origin mean that a test is racially discriminatory, and hence, unconstitutional, says Ontario Court.

Quote:

“Ontario introduced the Math Proficiency Test (MPT) as part of a package of provincial strategies to improve student math skills after test scores began to dip. As of last year, the MPT was a requirement for all new teacher candidates who want to teach in publicly-funded schools.

The Ontario Teacher Candidates’ Council requested a judicial review, arguing the test had a disproportionately negative effect on racialized candidates.

Recently, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice Divisional Court found the requirement infringes on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The court’s Dec. 17 decision noted that racialized teachers were under-represented in Ontario and that there were alternatives to the MPT.

“Racialized students benefit from being taught by racialized teachers,” the court decision stated. “The deleterious effects of the MPT on racialized teacher candidates who have been unsuccessful in the test outweighs its benefits.”

Ottawa teacher Bella Lewkowicz, one of the founders of the Ontario Teacher Candidates’ Council, called the decision “a huge victory.”

“It’s not often that educators can claim victory over the Ministry of Education,” she said.

The province started officially administering the test last May. The demographic data shows disparities in success rates, the court heard. Candidates who identify as Indigenous and Black have success rates 20 per cent lower than white candidates.”

 

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How soon will airplanes fall out of the air because people to stupid to fly them or design them are hired because they are “racialized”. Wait for it. Five years? Ten years?

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Richard Atimniraye Nyelade, who has his master's and bachelor's degrees from his native Cameroon and did another master's degree in Norway as well before coming to Canada in 2018, had no problems with the mathematics content questions, but didn't succeed on the pedagogy portion of the test.

Richard Atimniraye Nyelade, who has his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from his native Cameroon and did another master’s degree in Norway as well before coming to Canada in 2018, had no problems with the mathematics content questions, but didn’t succeed on the pedagogy portion of the test. PHOTO BY JULIE OLIVER /Postmedia

Rittenhouse acquitted

 

From CBC news, which fails to mention the criminal pasts of the people shot by Rittenhouse:

“Huber was then killed after hitting Rittenhouse in the head or neck with a skateboard, and Grosskreutz was shot after pointing a gun of his own at Rittenhouse.

“After the verdict, Huber’s parents, Karen Bloom and John Huber, said the outcome “sends the unacceptable message that armed civilians can show up in any town, incite violence, and then use the danger they have created to justify shooting people in the street.”

I thought that was what the Black Lives Matter and Antifa did. Apparently only they are entitled to show up in any town, incite violence, and create the danger that justifies shooting. Defenders of order are criminals if they do the same.

 

The zombification of San Francisco

This is San Francisco on fentanyl.

 

From Michael Shellenberger

“For over a decade, the city of San Francisco has been carrying out an experiment. What happens when thousands of drug addicts are not only permitted to use heroin, fentanyl and meth publicly, but also enabled to do so? The results are in: hundreds of them die annually. Last year, 712 people in San Francisco died from drug overdoses or poisoning, and this year a similar number are on track to do so.

“Worse, cities around the country, from Seattle and Los Angeles to Philadelphia and Boston, have been copying San Francisco’s approach. Partly as a result of these supposedly progressive policies, 93,000 people in the US died in 2021 from illicit drugs, a more than five-fold increase from the 17,000 people killed by illicit drugs in 2000.”

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According to critical race theorist Ibram Kendi, whose views are shared by San Francisco’s progressive policymakers, policies that result in racial disparities are themselves racist. As a result, progressives should view harm reduction-only policies, including Housing First, as racist.

“Indeed, San Francisco is engaged in an unethical refusal to mandate proven medical treatment to drug addicts that is no different from the denial of medical treatment to syphilis sufferers by US government researchers in Tuskegee, Ala., between 1932 and 1972. In those infamous, racist experiments, US health and medical professionals denied penicillin to African American men long after it became clear, in 1947, that the antibiotic saved lives.”

 

More is at https://michaelshellenberger.substack.com/p/more-black-americans-died-from-san