Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Justin Trudeau and the Triumph of Love Over Hate

It seems only right that after enduring a torrent of hatred aimed at him, his wife, his children, and his mother.

Justin Trudeau should move today to protect the rights of a group of Canadians who know only too well what it feels like to be hated.

Canada's transgender community.  

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed his government will move forward with new legislation to protect the rights of transgender Canadians. 

"I am proud to announce that tomorrow, on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, we will be tabling a bill in the House of Commons to ensure the full protection of transgender people," Trudeau said on Monday in Montreal, where he was accepting the Laurent McCutcheon Award for his commitment to fighting homophobia and transphobia.

Transgendered Canadians are misunderstood and mistreated by many, including some in the LGBT community. They are bullied, discriminated against, and the victims of savage violence.

And both here and in the United States their long struggle for equality has been reduced by Con bigots to a question of who can or can't use a public washroom.

Both C-389 and C-279 were targeted by opponents as "bathroom bills," with some suggesting that extending human rights protections to transgender people would make it easier for predators to prey on children in public washrooms.

In an attempt to humiliate them, and whip up even more hatred against them.

So today's move to finally grant them equality is great news, and so is Trudeau's decision to become the first prime minister to march in a Gay Pride parade...

And what makes even more special for me is that Justin Trudeau has had to deal with the same kind of vile and irrational hatred gay people experience from the moment he ran for office.

And the depraved political pervert Stephen Harper set out to destroy him.

By questioning among other things his manhood...

So even though he's straight, Justin has also had to endure the sting or the stench of homophobia.

Which helps explain why he relates so well with all its other victims. i.e. every gay person in Canada.

But it's not only the Cons, and their legions of bigots who are responsible for that wave of frenzied hatred. For some progressives are also afflicted by the same disease.

And their hatred of Trudeau also borders on insanity.

I honestly thought the Liberals won the last general election. I could have bet the farm that a Liberal government was sworn into power last November.I honestly thought the Liberals won the last general election. I could have bet the farm that a Liberal government was sworn into power last November.

Then something happened. We still had this young guy, Slick, as prime minister. Those were his lips moving, his voice talking but the words that came out were, sure as hell, Stephen Harper's.

So much for a Liberal renaissance. It's still the Tories running Canada.

For while it's fine to criticize Justin, what can justify that bizarre statement, or that raging barely contained fury?

And from the same blogger who recently called him a "bitch" like the ones who are raped in jail.

When Trudeau is definitely better than Harper.

He is dismantling his legacy...

And he is a much nicer person

I just don't understand it. And I wish everybody would just cool their jets and stop fuelling what is rapidly becoming an insane climate of violence.

And the good news?

The Trudeau haters are just a small angry group, of filthy Cons and bitter old men. 

And if Canadians went to the polls today, the Liberals would win a super majority.  

A random sampling of 1,517 Canadians over the age 18 by Forum Research found that 52 per cent would vote Liberal if an election were held today, enough to create a Liberal “supermajority” in the House of Commons, stealing almost all of the NDP seats and a few from the Tories.

 “The Liberals started with a honeymoon. At this point, not only is the honeymoon still on, but the Liberals are still gaining,” said Forum Research president Lorne Bozinoff.

So it seems that despite the best or vilest efforts of the hate mongers, Canadians still love their new prime minister...

And that message.

Which is also mine.

Here's to Canada's transgender community on their day of victory after a twelve year struggle.

Here's to the triumph of love over hate.

And the prime minister of ALL Canadians...

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  1. Love is Not a Crime......Live and Let Live.....Great post, Simon!

    1. Hi Kathleen ...thank you and long live love!!! Or vive l'amour !!!! Love beats hate any old day....

  2. It's still the Tories running Canada.

    We seem to have some delusional Liberals as well as a lot of vicious Cons still kicking around.

    1. Hi jrkrideau....yes that has to be the weirdest statement, and could only be fuelled by a hatred so diseased it must surely disgust all decent people. But fortunately the hate mongers are a small angry group of losers, and most decent Canadians welcome a chance for a new beginning....

    2. Anonymous5:28 PM

      Right on Simon...FS

  3. Anonymous10:56 AM

    Love is not a crime eh? Is that enforced by LAVs......oh sorry......I mean jeeps.

    1. Hi anon....oh isn't that clever? Aren't you cute? We need LAVs to enforce love in Canada.? Is that the latest line from the PMO? Or did you think up that one yourself? Do you also sit on your whoopee cushion all day grinding out comments like that one for the glory of your humiliated leader Stephen Harper, and trying to dominate the blogosphere like Rape-O does? Do you too not have a life loser? But hey, how about those Trudeau numbers? Aren't they AMAZING????❤️❤️❤️❤️

    2. No. And I'm not a Con, I'm well to the left of the libs. Yes, I'm glad to see the back of the evil Harper régime, and am glad that the Libs presented this bill which the NDP had advocated for years.

    3. Anonymous5:27 PM

      See Simon, anon 10:50am is a fine example of how ignorant Canada has become. I bet this anon feels real good trying to slam you. A real "cock of the walk"...... in their own little, ignorant brain!!!!!!!! and that is just one idiot......many more in Canada. FS

  4. Well said, Simon.

    1. Hi UU4077....thank you. I just got tired of all the misogyny and the hate out there. I hare bullies of all stripes, I have fought them since I was twelve, and I really don't want to see Progressive Bloggers turned into a hate site. We can all do better than that....

  5. Anonymous2:33 PM

    Great post Simon. I'm also fed up with the vile name calling from bloggers claiming to be progressive. I expect no less from the hate filled Cons. Keep on reaching for the sun, you truely are a tall Sunflower. DN

  6. Hi DN...thank you. Yes, I am tired of all the vileness, and the foul language, from dirty old Cons who sound to me like perverts. We do need to keep reaching for the sun, and celebrating the good instead of wallowing in our own excrement. You know the funny thing is that I believe that that innocent sunflower graphic I made is what set old Rape-O off. Because he hates me almost as much as he hates Justin, for obvious reasons. And he clearly must have seen hi sunniflower or the writing on the wall. Keep reaching for the noble and the good my friend and we will get their together....

  7. Anonymous9:59 PM

    That dirty old man is killing Prog Blogs. He thinks he owns it. I saw how he said he wanted to rape Trudeau, and nobody wants to read that !!!!! He should go blog for the Blogging Tories!!!!!

    1. Hi anon....to be fair I don't think he was saying HE wanted to rape Trudeau. He wanted him to be gang raped by the other prisoners in a jail. But you're right, Progressive Bloggers is definitely fading, and he must bear some responsibility for that.. He does seem to feel he owns it, and that only his posts need to be read.. And as you say no progressives want to see some guy calling for Trudeau to be raped. But I honestly believe he doesn't know what he's doing. Anyone who blogs all day from early in the morning to late as night, doesn't have much of a life, and is hardly in a position to tell anybody else what to do. Somebody needs to take him aside gently, and tell him gently that all he is doing is helping the Cons...

  8. Of course the rights of transgender Canadians should be protected. But if someone transitioning to a female still looks like a male, how many girls/ women would feel comfortable having that person in their washroom? And vice versa...

    1. hi David...that's a false argument. A transitioning person will use a washroom where they feel most comfortable. And the so-called bathroom laws are the the ones that would create a problem, by forcing a transgendered person who looks like a woman into male washroom and vice versa. And it is nothing more than naked bigotry...

    2. Anonymous5:18 PM

      Right on Simon..... I am a woman and if I need to pee I could care less what or who is in the room...... I am going to pee.... Simon what you do not seem to notice is that Canada has become a racist, ignorant nation. I fortunately found myself some land in rural Ontario and hopefully by September will be on my way to getting off the grid and getting away from the ignorance..... Just me, my dog, my husband, and my chickens!!!!!!! I shall spend my free time supporting the underground economy to make up for the theft, allowed by CRA of rich criminal tax dodgers!!!!!!!!! F$(K the government, any government. Self serving each and everyone of them. Not a moral compass in sight in any of the current Politicians. Certainly not serving the taxpayers that pay their undeserved salaries and perks. Lairs and criminals occupy the hill these days!!!!!! It will take more than Trudeau to rid Canada of racism and ignorance. Look how his wife is attacked. We even have discrimination against assisted dying?????? When I am ready, I don't need the OK from the government, nor do I need assistance. FS

  9. Simon, are you telling me there are no people who are in the process of transitioning to a female that still give the appearance of being male? If such a law was enacted in schools, you don't think that girls are going to freak out if they see someone who looks male walk into their school bathroom???


    1. Anonymous4:18 PM

      David children are taught how to be racist by Adults. I take my Grandson into the Woman's bathroom all the time to keep him near me. He doesn't seem to care.... Children repeat what they are taught. Kids will not "freak out" unless they are told by an adult that it is bad and to react that way!!!!!! Its the tunnel vision, racist Adults that cause these problems.... don't try and justify racism on innocent kids. FS