The Sad Thing About It All
Word has it via Steve Paikin that the SockPuppets– the Osgoode Hall Law students involved in the Human Rights Complaint against Mark Steyn via Maclean’s Magazine— are having trouble getting hired as lawyers.
Imagine that.. appear to be against free speech; consort with controversial lawfare Jihadists; repeat yourself like a broken record on TV, radio, magazines and newspapers over and over and over again; appear to completely miss the legal consequences of your project and misunderstand the basic legal traditions of Canada.. and bingo!
The sad thing about it all is that anybody with half a brain could probably have given some proper media-advice, message-points, and some coherent development of the argument in a constructive manner, given so much attention. Sorry, no freebies from FreeMarkSteyn– and besides, Khurrum & Company, you had your chance– and proceeded to set it on fire, bash it with an old boot, then fling it over a cliff for good measure.
What ARE they teaching in school these days? Actual mastery of content? How to do stuff? Common sense? Reasoning?
These kids are the promised wunderkind: the walking talking fruit of Trudeaupian socialism & multiculti grievance-mongering, plus the dumbing down/ radicalization of the education system over the past 40+ years. ‘Skills’ without wisdom; an infinite sense of confidence & entitlement without accomplishment; and a warm blankie of niceness over all.
..Not As I Do
Of course, as with all self-appointed saviours, Trudeau himself was all about living off the built up moral, intellectual, and spiritual capital of our civilization, built up over centuries– the family that gave him life; the schools that educated him; the church that formed his soul; the Jesuits who taught him philosophy; and all the rest. However, that same product of so much built up over so long use his public life to patiently shred that same inheritance, in the interests of a utopia built in his own image.
Now, the children of the ruins don’t even have what their grandparents and parents have largely rejected or ignored without knowing they were tossing away treasure. Hence the SockPuppets and hundreds of thousands of others like them: children of a destructive revolution which stole everything and gave nothing in return.
Evil It Up!
And now, in the name of that authoritarian utopianism, the HRCs and like-minded drones want to take away even the freedom to think, to choose, to possibly rediscover what has been stolen and vandalized and deliberately buried away– faith, philosophy, law and rights, our full Western inheritance stretching back to Greece and Rome; grounded in the Bible.
As Mark Steyn and Jonah Goldberg and others have pointed out, it’s the lack of confidence that is killing us; there’s less and less ‘There’ there; increasingly our chattering classes and elites aren’t sure that what we are and think is worth believing in or fighting for or passing on.
The poor hapless jobless SockPuppets? Symptoms.