With Trump the examples are almost limitless. Trudeau, not so much, but still.
I'm not going to get into Grope-Gate. Warren's got that covered, ad nauseum. I want to focus on climate change and bitumen, something infinitely more important. Yes, ladies, I'm sorry but it's more important, infinitely more important.
Trudeau, unlike Trump, knows climate change is real. He knows the danger it poses around the world including Canada. He knows that bitumen is the most carbon-intensive, toxin-laden ersatz petroleum of them all. I'm pretty sure he knows that, next to soft coal, bitumen will probably wreak more death and devastation to the poorest, most vulnerable peoples today and to everybody's kids in generations to come.
Trudeau's attitude is "let's just give it a go but, don't worry, we'll fix it later." That's gold-plated horseshit. The emissions from that armada of dilbit tankers will be in the atmosphere, heating the planet for centuries to come. Think you had it hot last month? You can't begin to imagine what "hot" is going to mean to your kids and grandkids forty or fifty years from now.
Fix it later. How? A carbon tax, WTF? So far he's got Alberta (or its incoming premier), Saskatchewan, Ontario and even Prince Edward Island crying "no deal." We know when Trudeau gets into a costly political donnybrook he folds like lawn furniture. The only reason he's going ahead with the Justin Trudeau Memorial Trans-Mountain pipeline is to protect his political fortunes. The premiers know that he's their bitch.
Do the Liberal rank-and-file really believe this "we'll fix it later" horseshit? Apparently so. Which brings me to the recent remarks of Lord Deben, Britain's climate change commissioner who argues that climate change is similar to the Black Death only worse because we know what it is yet choose not to prevent it.
“The thing that I want to bring home to policymakers is that this is increasingly urgent and that these things will be laid at your door if you don’t recognise that and act accordingly.”
Deben compared the threat posed by climate change to the black death, adding: “With the black death, where one in three of the population died, we did not know how it happened, how it spread, so we were not responsible.
“With climate change we do know and so we are responsible. So it is no good saying ‘oh well, it will all work out one way or another’. We are responsible, and if we don’t take on that responsibility we are shoving it on to our children and no parent should do that in any circumstances.”Deben's remarks eerily mirror Trudeau's and his followers' approach. It will all work out one way or another. And, that mentality, ensures that you're "shoving it on our children."
Trump has a carefully nurtured herd of Gullibillies, groomed by years of nonsense from FOX News, Limbaugh, Jones, etc. Liberals pride themselves on being informed, rational people and yet they support Trudeau on this. Of the two groups, which is really worse?