If you asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau whether Xi was a communist, he wouldn’t admit it
Periodically I get heckled for saying “Trudeau administration” not “Trudeau government.” But I cling to the quaint non-Xi Jinping concept of a separation of powers rather than a centrally directed, unified force for social change that can turn on a dime. And I’m glad that some within our state apparatus agree.
My colleague Kelly McParland, quoting Vigneault, asked in exasperation, “You have to wonder how often knowledgeable people need to attest that China’s is a dangerous, predatory and untrustworthy government before the fact of it begins to sink in and action is taken.” Instead the Trudeau administration pussyfoots around genocide (what’s an exterminated minority between trading partners, plus Uighur is hard to pronounce), plays Olympic dodgeball and flirts with Huawei.
As you may know, I don’t believe in conspiracy theories. I think they poison public discourse and am forever trying to explain to people that when someone says stuff you don’t agree with and does stuff you don’t agree with it’s because they think stuff you don’t agree with. But the Chinese Communist plan for world conquest isn’t a plot. It’s a plan.
For opposing conspiracy theories I get called many names, including co-conspirator. But not “useful idiot.” They leave off the “useful.” Unlike China’s leaders when it comes to Western politicians who give them a free pass, such as outgoing Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, who recently echoed Document No. 9 Point 3 in a Canada China Business Council video.
“It’s not our role to go in and tell someone else they’re wrong,” he said. “I’m proud to be a Canadian, but Chinese people are proud to be Chinese. And they have a way of doing things. Let’s go learn.… And let us grow economic ties.” Never mind that they crush Hong Kong and commit mass slaughter. After all, Hitler and Stalin had a way they did things, too. And the Chinese way includes lucrative consultancies and senior advisor posts.
Unfortunately, Xi Jinping is as communist as Lenin or Mao. General secretary of the Chinese Communist Party. Commanding its immense private army and flying a red flag with five yellow stars. Need I go on?
Apparently so. Because if you asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau whether Xi was a communist, he wouldn’t admit it. He isn’t given to answering even innocent questions, let alone awkward ones. And I’m not saying they have something on him. He’s a fool on national security, as on economics, our constitutional order and practically anything else you can think of.
Even so, this wilful blindness and misconduct is amazing. If he won’t stop it, we must.