Thursday, September 19, 2019
What Are the Standards?
Kinsella is exorcised but, then again, he would be. He's had it in for Trudeau for a long time and his indignation is theatrical-grade.
We live in an era of many things I don't fully understand such as cultural misappropriation. There seem to be shifting lines.
Malice and disparagement, those I can understand. To say or do something to mock or degrade another race or ethnic group is intolerable. That's the element that I don't see in Trudeau dressing up as a character from some animated movie. Where's the malice? Who was degraded?
Kinsella now claims there's a video of another blackface incident in which Trudeau is seen making simian gestures. If he depicted black people as apes then, yes, that's inexcusable.
Does that mean he should get a pass? I really don't know. If I had to slot this fiasco into my list of issues that I have with Justin Trudeau it wouldn't be near the top of the pile.
This does Trudeau no credit. It will, I'm sure, cost the Liberal Party votes. Not mine. I haven't changed.
It's not as though he was caught eating babies.
As for me, I'll just sit back and see how this plays out with the Liberal rank and file.