I have a question for you. Is this quote from Canada’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, more disgusting than it is dumb, or is it dumber than it is disgusting?
The Liberal leader was asked which nation he admired most. He responded: “There’s a level of admiration I actually have for China. Their basic dictatorship is actually allowing them to turn their economy around on a dime.”
First I have to ask, what is the difference between a “basic dictatorship” and the “deluxe model” dictatorship? Does the more advanced model come with less food on the shelves and colder water in the gulags? Does the basic model come with social justice warriors instead of block captains? And yes, including the word “basic” is a tell. It is meaningless here, but stupid people think they have to throw in an adjective to make themselves look smarter. But because they are stupid the best adjective they can come up with is something basic like “basic.” “Actually” is another tell that you are talking to a simpleton. I know because I use it all the time. It
actually adds absolutely nothing to the content of either sentence. (Yes, he actually uses it in both sentences.)
Canadians are supposed to be nice people, but Trudeau has gone for the Full John Kerry in how insipid and casual he is about dictatorship. WTF Canada? Did you look at Obama and think to yourself, “We would certainly like to have our own embarrassing idiot! Why should the US have the biggest and best of everything? We must close the embarrassing, and oblivious, idiot gap! Sharing Prince Charles with England isn’t enough!” Or did you feel like you were being left out of the whole seventies revival thing the world has going on with economic malaise in the US under what is effectively Carter’s third term?
The truth is that the only thing that has helped China is that its government has stopped doing things it never had a right to do in the first place. It has simply gotten out of the way. The areas where it has tried to do something affirmative have been massive failures just as they always are.
Trudeau is one of those people who has great difficulty understanding how the world works. Cause and effect simply eludes him. He has never had to be useful. He has never had to understand anything. Everything has been provided for him. Don’t believe me? He is the type of man who would look at someone taking the boot off your neck and praise the boot for improving your breathing! That is the exact logical equivalent of what he said, and it is the sort of thing you would expect one of those inbred royals that are strewn about Europe to say when they are trying to be profound between bouts of flying off to Davos to complain about how much carbon all of the peons are using with their dirty, dirty jobs, and their dirty, dirty homes, and the clothing they wear on their dirty backs while they live their fetid, little, dirty, inconsequential lives.
In short, Trudeau is every bit the preening, useless ponce leftists hoped he would be.
On the bright side, I am older and the day I will die will come sooner than it would have yesterday. At this rate I might just miss the complete excision of The Enlightenment from the history of human progress as all of the productive people are yoked to the ever burgeoning useless idiot cart full of people who understand nothing and decide everything.
Hat tip to Instapundit for finding this.