In advance of his trip to meet President Barack Obama in America’s capital city, Prime Canadian Minister Justin Trudeau conducted an interview with CBS’s Lara Logan for 60 Minutes which aired on Sunday. Pushing aside substance for the superficial, the interview promoted the Liberal Prime Minister as a paragon of virtue and nobility. Besides reminiscing over nostalgic video of the Trudeau family, the interview touched on several issues, including the Syrian refugee crisis.
On the topic of the 25,000 Syrian refugees recently admitted into Canada by the Liberal government, Trudeau was asked about possible associated security risks related to Islamic terrorism.
Logan pressed Trudeau on national security.
“Would you be just as comfortable if there was a terrorist attack carried out by someone who came in as a refugee?” Logan asked.
“Ultimately, being open and respectful towards each other is much more powerful as a way to defuse hatred and anger, than layering on big walls and oppressive policies,” replied Trudeau.
Shining a bright light on the liberal fantasy land he lives in, Trudeau’s response frames the motivations of Canada’s and America’s shared enemies as responsive to insufficient openness and respect. The hatred and anger of our enemies, in the mind of Trudeau, can be defeated with love and kindness.
Progressive leftists like Trudeau and Obama believe that savage radical Muslim terrorists intent on destroying our culture and civilization are an oppressed proletariat, victimized by Western imperialism and colonialism. Thus, all of their malice and ill-intent are – as Trudeau suggested – vindicated and can be defused by our openness and respect. This is why he’s chosen to withdraw Canada from bombing ISIS, to release economic sanctions on the Iranian regime, and why he believes that national security and protected borders are not worthwhile concerns.
Ending off the interview, Trudeau was asked about the United States.
“I just felt like it might be nice if they paid a little more attention to the world. Having a little more awareness of what’s going on in the rest of the world – is what many Canadians would hope for Americans.”
Remember, Trudeau is the intellectual prizefighter who, up until a few months ago, had never heard of the Baltic nations. Asked, “what is your favorite Baltic nation?” he actually responded, “That’s not a thing.”