Justin’s deep thoughts – part 317

- October 3rd, 2012

In announcing his candidacy for leadership of the derelict hulk known as the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau had this to say to his fellow Quebecers:RE_2012_10_03T003740Z_01_CMU07_RTRMDNP_3_CANADA_POLITICS_TRUDEA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We know some Quebecers want their own country. A country that reflects our values, that protects our language and our culture, that respects our identity. My friends, I want to build a country, too — a country worthy of my dreams. Of your dreams. But for me that country reaches from the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the Great Lakes to the Grand Nord.

I’m finding it a little hard to understand what he means. Especially given his use of “our” to refer to the values of Quebec, is he saying when he finally turns Canada into a country worthy of Quebecers’ dreams instead of the mess it is today that it will reflect Quebec’s distinct culture and identity? Or that Quebecers should be happy with the existing Canadian values so many think they despise?

Politically it is problematic either way. If he wants to go out West and tell anglos he plans to turn their country into a giant Quebec he may find it hard to win seats there. If he wants to go to Quebec and say quit whining, the place is fine as it is, he may find it hard to win seats there. And that kind of exhausts the geographical possibilities (on which he may be unclear anyway, since the southern border of the country is not the Great Lakes out in, you know, that stuff over there with the cows and mountains).

Intellectually it is also problematic. I wonder if anyone out there knows what he thinks he meant in that passage… including him.

 

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2 comments

  1. Charles says:

    This is political Doublespeak as from George Orwell’s 1984 so that he can appeal to all voters. He can be all things to all people. No one can say for sure what it means and he knows that the mainstream media won’t ask him to explain himself. It will be left to Sun News to rake him over the coals.
    jmho

  2. jen says:

    Watching the media sitting and waiting for their godchild to make an appearance was something to see but what I find hilarious was, instead of Trudeau attending to the media he slipped through the backdoor.
    Now what does that tell you Charles?

    Now, if that was a cpc mp to do that, all hell would break open, flair ups, pulling of the hairs of their head, screaming wailing and running to the nearest nation network where demonizing insults ridicule would echo through the airwaves for days and months to come. You know how it is with the msm.

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