Thinking about terrorism and the post national state

OK, I’m pretty sure he never said this …


… I think it is some real “fake news” that Rebel Media put out there. But he did say, according to Candice Malcom in the Toronto Sun that “He wants us to consider the rights and freedoms of terrorist sympathizers and ISIS supporters in order to strike the right balance between our safety and their freedom to do what? Support jihad?

After the most recent (since April 2017) attacks in  London, Manchester, Melbourne, Oslo, Paris, Queanbeyan (a town adjacent to Canberra, Australia’s capital) and Stockholm, we must understand that global terrorist attacks are not confined to third world countries, mostly in the Islamic Crescent (although the vast majority of such attacks do occur there) and that, in 2017, Canada is very likely to be a target, especially as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

The mayor of Ottawa says that his city will be extra vigilant, but even with excellent intelligence and extra police officers the likelihood of preventing every potential attack is somewhere between highly unlikely and non-existent. Still, most world leaders are exploring ways to identify and “neutralize” the (mostly) young men who are likely attackers and the people who indoctrinate, recruit, train, equip and finance them … most world leaders, that is, except, it seems Canada’s leaders.

Team Trudeau seems so intent on winning the Muslim vote that it appears to be willing to risk national security and the very lives of ordinary, innocent Canadians in order to do so … or, perhaps, it simply mirrors the Laurentian Elites’ conviction that Canada has “no core identity” and is, therefore, the world’s first “post-national state,” which might just be what Pierre Trudeau and his son desire. I suggest that because Justin Trudeau did say:



  • Is Justin Trudeau “soft on terrorists?” I don’t really think so.
  • Is the Liberal Party pandering to the Muslim-Canadian communities, looking for votes in 2019? Probably.
  • Is Justin Trudeau pursuing his father’s dream of a post-national state? Almost certainly, in my opinion.
  • Do the second and third answers make us less secure, more vulnerable to terrorist attacks? Most emphatically: Yes!




4 thoughts on “Thinking about terrorism and the post national state”

  1. I’m no fanboy of the guy with nice hair, but the second meme only gives _part_ of the story — how unlike partisan memes … Here’s the rest of Trudeau Jr’s quote in the NY Times: ‘‘There are shared values — openness, respect, compassion, willingness to work hard, to be there for each other, to search for equality and justice. Those qualities are what make us the first postnational state.’’ (source: If one is to judge a single sentence, let’s at least judge the whole of what he said – including what’s good and bad about the values he’s throwing out there.

  2. I’d also look forward to you fleshing this one out a bit, given how much discussion is out there — how is PMJT’s pandering to the Muslim-Canadian communities + dream of a post-national state = making Canada more vulnerable to terrorist attack? Keep up the good work!

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