Yesterday we told you about UN Bureacrat Olivier De Schutter the special rapporteur on the non-existent right to food.
I explained that this so-called right to food doesn’t exist in our legal or constitutional traditions, it’s not in the Charter and I’m pretty sure it ain’t in the Magna Carta.
It is in the UN Declaration of Universal Human Rights but that document also claims that adequate paid vacations are a human right. It also isn’t a law or legal document in Canada.
Was any of this covered in the media? Outside of Sun News, just one writer bothered to mention this.
Most just took De Schutter at his word and didn’t challenge his premise.
Look, we all know there are hungry people in Canada, there are poor people in Canada, just as there are in all countries and they will always be with us. Despite claims to the contrary you cannot eradicate poverty completely. People that were poor move up the ladder, others fall down and the cycle begins all over again.
So we know that people need help in Canada and we didn’t need Scooter from the UN coming here to tell us that.
What did he tell us though – he called for a national food strategy. That was reported widely but did they explain what it meant?
Here’s what the Toronto Star put in their story:
“De Schutter urged Canadian governments to work together to develop a national food strategy.”
The Globe and Mail wisely didn’t publish a word in their newspaper about this claptrap.
Over at Post Media they had a story that again said Scooter wanted a strategy but with no explanation of what that strategy is?
No one is explaining what this national food strategy is, they just tell you that Scooter thinks we should have one.
So let’s review what he wants.
- Higher taxes, especially for the wealthy
- A living wage, higher minimum wage
- Higher welfare payments
- An end to food banks and other charities dealing with the poor
- Bigger role for government
- A tax on sugar and fatty foods
- Rolling back trade liberalization
- Revert large farms to small farms
In essence what Scooter wants Canada to adopt is a European style of socialism.
Why wouldn’t the other media outlets tell you that?
Well maybe they don’t understand what he’s calling for, maybe they don’t get what he’s getting at.
Or maybe it’s because they agree with all those policies. For many reporters, I expect that is the case. We know the media leans left, we know there is far more acceptance of socialist policies among the consensus media than there is acceptance of conservative policies.
There is another problem here as well.
Do you ever notice that you rarely get government policy or an opposition policy proposal explained to you?
Instead it is so and so proposed X and so and so said no.
The story is rarely about the policy, not in any serious way. It is about the fight.
So yesterday it was a story about the mean conservative government saying no to the nice European socialist.
Conservatives bad, socialists good.
You know the score here.
I’m not sure the consensus media does. I don’t think they notice it. Maybe because so many of them are so far left they don’t even realize they are socialists.
We deserve better.
And that’s the Byline.