Due to relentless propaganda from the mainstream U.S. media, most of the world believes that only racist, sexist anti-vaxxers voted for President Donald Trump. However, when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leveled the same accusations against Canadian truck drivers, many people asked themselves: “Canadians? You mean those peaceful, polite, liberal social democrats up in the Arctic?” Trudeau may have unwittingly opened a can of worms and spilled the beans on how narratives are cooked.
The wokest leader in the western world has now doubled down on insulting everyone with whom he disagrees and may have crossed a line with a lot of Canadians. After being grilled in the Canadian parliament by MP Melissa Lantsman, a Jewish Conservative whose descendants survived the Holocaust, Trudeau accused the Conservative Party of standing “with people who wave swastikas.” The remark caused uproar in the chamber but Trudeau walked out shortly after being admonished by the Speaker, ignoring multiple demands for an apology.
Although similar in many respects to the United States, Canada has evolved into a more European-style country where socialism is not a stigmatizing word. Furthermore, most Europeans are aware of this political kinship with Canada.
During the feudal age, serfdom was ubiquitous in Europe. Labor unions grew out of this strong class awareness and fueled a different type of revolution than the American. European workers belonged to the lower class, while American workers constituted the middle class. The stated goal of socialism in Europe and Canada has been to protect workers from exploitation and oppression.
Therefore, when the truckers in Canada started protesting, it immediately aroused sympathy among European workers. The truckers are now doing what French peasants and laborers have done for decades. The yellow vest movement, spawned by oppressive green policies in France, is similar in scope and form.
Social Democrat Trudeau
In Europe, Trudeau’s image has been that of a mainstream European social democrat, thoroughly on the side of ordinary workers. However, when he started labeling hard-working truckers as racist and sexist, confiscating their money and gasoline, and behaving like a feudal lord, many ordinary Europeans balked.
Why is Trudeau attacking people of the working class? Why is he slandering them with labels that are manifestly untrue and misplaced? Isn’t he supposed to be on their side? After the initial confusion, the answer finally dawned: He is making up stories, pushing a narrative, to justify his authoritarian actions.
That line of reasoning stimulates a new suspicion among a growing number of working-class Europeans: What if the media and the politicians were lying about Trump supporters, too? If so, what other lies are they pushing? Can we even trust them on anything?
Thus, Trudeau may have sown the seeds of doubt about the grand narrative presented by politicians and their acolytes in the media. Usually, politicians distort the truth with such skill that most people overlook the lies. Still, Trudeau’s audacity is so extravagant that many have noticed it and may be awakening from their ideological slumber.
This may be a dangerous discovery for the ruling elites who make heavy use of the tools in Trudeau’s narrative toolbox. Unwittingly, he may have revealed the dirty secret of how the sausage is made. If he continues his relentless attacks on the working class, he and his ilk may suddenly find themselves stewing in their own brew.
~ Read more from Caroline Adana.