I’m still not sure how I feel about this.
I don’t know how I’m supposed to feel right now. I’ve never been big into politics of any kind until GamerGate came along. See, as a Canadian it just never really interested me one way or the other. As far as I could tell our left is crazy and our right is corrupt. Of course I didn’t feel the need to vote because of this.
Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party won by an absolute majority as reported by CNN. What really troubles me though? Our new Prime Minister is a self-proclaimed Feminist. To be fair, it’s not a bad stance on paper, that is until you take into consideration the current state of feminism. We’ve seen countless examples over the last year or two showcasing how Feminism has been reduced into nothing but radicals rallying for censorship against everything, claiming it all to be sexist and offensive in one way or another.
At first I had hoped Trudeau would be different, I was optimistic in thinking Trudeau would have been an equality feminist, something along the lines of GamerGate’s Based Mom, Christina H. Sommers. I guess that was too much to hope for though as the more I look into Trudeau, the less optimistic I became.
As TheRalphRetort has reported Trudeau is no fan of misogyny infused GamerGate. That alone scares me. The new Prime Minister of Canada has listened to and believed a media narrative pushed against the consumer revolt that stands for ethics in games journalism and anti-censorship. Okay, sure, the narrative has worked on many people, it’s no secret. To the uninformed who don’t go looking into the situation personally, all it takes is a quick glance at the biased GamerGate Controversy article on Wikipedia to bite the narrative.
“My mom raised me to be a feminist. My father raised me, he was a different generation but he raised me to respect and defend everyone’s rights, and I deeply grounded my own identity in that, and I am proud to say that I am a feminist,” he said during the Up for Debate event in September.
“The things we see online, whether it is issues like GamerGate or video games misogyny in popular culture, it is something that we need to stand clearly against.”
Perhaps it’s not the end of the world, maybe Trudeau is just uninformed about GamerGate. Perhaps there’s hope for him yet I thought to myself. Well, that thought quickly changed.
I looked up a bit more about Trudeau and it only got worse. As TheStar and many other “news” outlets quickly informed me, when asked “why violence against women remains a problem with young men today” Trudeau was quick to place the blame in music lyrics, pornography and absent fathers.
When asked why violence against women remains a problem with young men today, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said music lyrics, pornography and absentee fathers are factors in “a lot of communities.”
“I think there’s probably an awful lot of factors that come together to shape societal behaviours, certain types of music — you know, there’s an awful lot of misogyny in certain types of music, there’s issues around pornography and its prevalence now and its accessibility . . . and there’s also the shifting parental roles as well. There’s a lot of communities in which fathers are less present than they have been or they might be in the past. There’s more need to have engaged, positive role models,” Trudeau said in response to a question posed by journalist Francine Pelletier off-camera.
These news outlets go on to report this statement is “perpetuating racial stereotypes and ignoring structural causes of women’s inequality”. Maybe they have a point, but I’m to focused on how two of his issues are directly aimed at forms of entertainment. I would love to see the studies that show violence against women is caused by music and pornography. I’m sure they’re just as credible as the ones who told us television and video games cause violence.
The more I look into Justin Trudeau, the worse it gets. I just hope for Canada’s sake Trudeau won’t start us on a path of authoritarian censorship. He has already showed us traits of the kind of crazy SJWs bring to the table. It may not be a bright future for Canada, but hey, at least weed will be legal.
“We will legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana,” the platform states. Marijuana prohibition doesn’t prevent youth use, causes socially disruptive and expensive arrests, and supports organized crime, the statement adds. “We will remove marijuana consumption and incidental possession from the Criminal Code, and create new, stronger laws to punish more severely those who provide it to minors, those who operate a motor vehicle while under its influence, and those who sell it outside of the new regulatory framework.”