Out of Step

These days in Canada, it’s not fashionable to think for oneself or to march out of step with the prevailing views. Thus, Mr. Harper and his government, are finding themselves decried in the media, as biased, and un-Canadian in their stance vis a vis the war in Lebanon, due to the fact they called a spade a spade, so to speak, by saying the whole mess was precipitated by terrorists, engaging in warlike actions, invading a sovereign country’s territory, killing its citizens and kidnapping others. I guess if this happened to Canadians in Canada, the prevailing reaction would be “they must have deserved it and thus the perpetrators did nothing wrong”. Most Canadians I talk to are like parrots, they keep espousing the same “BS” the media are propogating – and the more anti-American it is the better. I will be more incorrect here, by quoting the Bible, “for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God”. That’s right ALL. Not just the USA, not just whoever is out of favour at present, but ALL. This of course is followed by the quote, “let him who is without sin, cast the first stone”. Canadians by far are the most sanctimonius, snobbish, disparagers of those who are “out of favour”. Yet they have no right to be, as they have until recently, (when Harper and McKay actually took a truthful stance on the war), been the most vacillating. If you really want the straight goods, from Lebanon, read this: http://www.menapress.com/article.php?sid=1479
We need more journalists like Salim Mansur, David Warren, Peter Worthington, and the like. Truth is by and large, becoming an irrelevant commodity in the media these days, but that is a reflection of society, and its humanistic existential relativism. Where’s a modern day C.S. Lewis to take up the fight against the relativistic morass when we need and eloquent spokesperson?


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