Monday, November 8, 2010

Canada's Prime Minister Vows to Stand Against Anti-Israeli Rhetoric

Considering the Canadian government's history of open-armed acceptance of Marxist multiculturalism at the expense of traditional Canadian culture, I don't know what to make of this statement by Canadian prime minister,  Stephen Harper.  It is impossible to ignore the obvious political benefits of Harper, a politician, making this statement while speaking at an anti-Semitism conference, and I have no clue how much of it he really means.

But I can't help liking the sound of it.
Whether it is at the United Nations or any other international forum, the easiest thing to do is simply to just get along and go along with this anti-Israeli rhetoric, to pretend it is just about being even-handed, and to excuse oneself with label of honest broker.

There are, after all, a lot more votes--a lot more--in being anti-Israeli than in taking a stand.

But as long as I am prime minister, whether it is at the United Nations, the Francophonie,  or anywhere else, Canada will take that stand, whatever the cost.
Is it possible that Harper is beginning to respond to what many--if not most--Canadians are thinking but are not permitted to express?

H/t: Gates of Vienna.

1 comment:

  1. Its refreshing to hear, but as you pointed out, he had an audience agreeable to that message. Would he have said the same thing at a pro-palestinian group? That is where you see real principles.

    By the way, isn't Francophonie a horrible name? lol