LIBERALISM 101/C – TRUDEAU – ism
Canadian political history, as an extension of Anglo Saxon civilization and Judeo Christian cultural roots, was sheltered from violence which created USA but it received the leftism influence from Europe which was implanted especially after 1848.
As I mentioned in Liberalism 101/B, amid of years when we had liberal PM, generally Canada was very moderate conservative. One interesting PM was Lester Pearson who acted not as a leftist politician . During his time as Prime Minister, his Liberal minority governments introduced universal health care, the Canada Pension Plan, the Maple Leaf flag and, wisely, kept Canada out of Vietnam War. Unfortunately he promoted P.E.Trudeau in his cabinet , grooming him for a future PM. Due to a typical Canadian electorate complacency nobody paid attention to Pierre’s biography, as close to the communist ideology as was possible for a westerner. Look to some few details. In 1939, Hitler and his ally Stalin signed their Non-Aggression Pact, started World War II and divided Poland between them. Pierre opposed the war, he explained, because, “Like most Quebecers, I was taught to keep away from imperialistic wars.” Stalin also called it an “imperialistic war,” until Hitler attacked him, which made the war “patriotic” . He also spent some time in the Communist backed Bloc Populaire, helping to undermine the war effort. Like the Communists at the time, he apparently believed Hitler wasn’t that bad. In 1947, Trudeau was a student at the London School of Economics, founded by the Fabian Socialists to train Marxists and spread Marxism. Almost twenty years later, Trudeau, about to become Prime Minister, reflected on his Marxist training and told reporter Norman DePoe that Laski is “the most stimulating and powerful influence he has encountered.” Apparently, he visited Communist Yugoslavia. He was in the Middle East during the first Arab-Israeli war. He was in Shanghai when Mao Tse-tung took over. Now, in Montreal, in 1951, Trudeau and Pelletier began to publish a magazine they called Cité Libre,There was frequent contributor Pierre Gélinas, Quebec Director of Agitation and Propaganda for the Communist Party. There was Stanley B. Ryerson, leading theoretician of the Communist Party and editor of Marxist Review. Also in 1951, the Communist World Peace Council, and the Communist World Federation of Trade Unions, began planning an international economic conference to be held the next year in Moscow. One of the delegates was Pierre-Elliott Trudeau. Indeed, the fact that Trudeau’s name appears first means he headed the Communist delegation.
Pierre apparently had developed a taste for leading delegations to Communist countries. In 1960 he led another — to Communist China. He participated in a Communist “victory celebration.” He met his idol, Mao Tse-tung. Trudeau describes his meeting with the Communist leaders like this: “… It is a stirring moment: these greybeards, in their ripe old age, embody today the triumph of an idea, an idea hat has turned the whole world upside down and profoundly changed the course of human history.” Of the greybeard who has murdered more than 30 million Chinese, Trudeau says: ” … Mao Tse-tung, one of the great men of the century, has a powerful head, an unlined face, and a look of wisdom tinged with melancholy. The eyes in that tranquil face are heavy with having seen too much of the misery of men.” Everyone knows, I hope, that the Communists summarily rushed to the gallows or to jail millions of innocents. Trudeau not only justifies Mao Tse-tung’s mass murders – he applauds them. They are good, he says. They are necessary. They prove Mao’s genius. Trudeau lavishly admired Fidel Castro, Julius Nyere, and other Third World dictators. Trudeau visited the Siberian city of Norilsk and lamented that Canada had never succeeded in building so large a so far north – unaware, or unconcerned, that Norilsk had been built by slave labor of political prisoners. Looking to Vorkuta where many soviet political prisoners have been exterminated, he allegedly commented that …from here started the future! The following sentence is a sum of his political thinking: “Each of our countries has chosen a federal system of government … its very complexity is its strength, for it permits the necessary degree of flexibility … We have a great deal to learn from the Soviet Union.” Pierre Trudeau , in line with his previous training, tried to Nationalize Canada’s energy (communism-ized) and he also created Petro-Canada, an organization which proved profit was elusive to big government . But when the government finally took their fingers out of Petro-Canada and privatized it, magically…somehow… this company actually became profitable. To keep power, Pierre was very cunning inventing that parlous “multiculturalism” to attract new comers and also, he reduced the waiting period from 5 years to 3 as such at the next elections he had 2 times more new comers, voting en masse for “his party” who gave them an illusion of Canadian identity.
P.E.Trudeau, despite the very ridiculous adulation from ignorant vulgus pushed our society dangerously to the extreme left which started to prove an evident dissipation of our civilization and cultural roots.
Johannes de Silentio