Rex Murphy: Justin Trudeau’s blind hatred of anti-vaxxers

Oped: National Post

“If you resist taking the vaccines, you are Justin Trudeau’s villain of the moment

It is never right for the leader of a country to launch a furious invective against an entire subset of citizens. It is certainly never right to do so with the full force and blatant contempt that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put on display during last fall’s election.

That was when Trudeau launched a strident, angry, ugly fusillade against “anti-vaxxers” in a French-language TV interview that has now caught the attention of English media. In it, he painted “these people,” the anti-vaxxers, as “often” being women-haters, racists and science-deniers, as well.

Wow! A nasty crew those anti-vaxxers. Out of mercy, I presume, the righteous Justin Trudeau didn’t throw in the rest of the story: that most anti-vaxxers have big, unsightly lumps on the back of their heads, use kittens as door stops and (gasp) don’t recycle. Should we “tolerate them?” he asked, rhetorically.

Follow the train of thought. They may be a fringe group, but that’s of no account because (dire peals from the organ loft) they are “a small group that muscles in.” Insidious bastards, those anti-vaxxers, and cute. Whatever else, there’s a troubled vision of the power of anti-vaxxers in the prime ministerial cranium.

What I thought of when I heard this contemptuous smack at those who do not see matters as he does, “those people” who have doubts, hesitations or are reluctant to genuflect to the government’s whole agenda on pandemic management (because that was really what he was on about), was that Trudeau has more in common with Richard Nixon than cares to believe. What a thought: Trudeau presents as Barack Obama, but acts as Nixon.

That rage against the anti-vaxxers was classic scapegoating, together with all the escape hatches that come equipped with slippery attacks, such as using the word “often,” so he can push back if anyone challenges him on his characterization of anti-vaxxers as “misogynists and racists.”

Scapegoating: A nasty business, indeed. Scapegoating does not lead us to a good place. Definitely the language employed by tyrants who wish to deflect from their own failings/weakness.

Here’s where we talk the basics of scapegoating:

Scapegoat theory refers to the tendency to blame someone else for one’s own problems, a process that often results in feelings of prejudice toward the person or group that one is blaming. Scapegoating serves as an opportunity to explain failure or misdeeds, while maintaining one’s positive self-image.

The other day while quickly addressing Trudeau’s disgusting attack on those who have made informed decisions, in their best interest. It was pointed out that Trudeau’s attack was done to cover up for the jab’s failure to ‘end the pandemic’

A big sigh of relief’: Trudeau says coronavirus vaccines in spring will begin end of pandemicNovember 2020

That’s how Trudeau sold the jabs to the masses. Ending the “pandemic” He lied. And he’s still lying. Had he been honest with Canadians, he wouldn’t have ever made these statements. And he certainly wouldn’t have pushed the experimental jabs!

Trudeau’s BIG LIE is the reason he’s resorted to scapegoating:

History contains a number of examples of political leaders using scapegoats to rally their people at the expense of a despised group

The concept of scapegoating is also somewhat consistent with Sigmund Freud’s notions of displacement or projection as defense mechanisms

Origins of Scapegoat Theory

The term itself comes from the Bible’s reference to a goat upon which Aaron cast all the sins of Israel and then banished to the wilderness. Hence, the goat, though presumably blameless, was essentially punished for the sins of the people of Israel. Psychologists have expanded the concept to include not only someone else to pay the price for one’s own immorality but also a target of blame and explanation when outcomes are not what one hoped for.

In a nutshell, Trudeau’s failings are being cast on to others who are entirely blameless or responsible for the actions/statements made by Trudeau. He lied. Repeatedly. And those challenging his lies are being scapegoated so he (and his party) do not have to accept responsibility for their calculated and overt lying.

Back to Rex Murphy

It was also cute how he could describe anti-vaxxers as only a “small group” one moment (nothing to worry about), but the very next moment remind everyone that they can still “muscle in.” Be on your guard. How agile and tactical these Neanderthals are.

There was, of course, a special bow to Quebec voters. Anti-vaxxers, as Trudeau described them, are a blight on Canada, but Quebecers were fully innocent of such malignant agents.

“Over 80 per cent of the population of Quebec have done their duty by getting the shot. They are obviously not the issue in this situation.” All clear in La Belle Province. And just who does that leave? And where do they live? (My guess is he thinks most of them must be in Alberta, but that’s just a guess on my part.)

Our leader is a cynic. If the federal government’s COVID response was a model of judicious management, quick response and clear communication, Trudeau might claim some room to stir up animosity and grievance towards resistors or protesters. A model of management or even clear communication, however, it has emphatically not been. It has been clumsy, wrong, slow and contradictory.

Who left the airports open at the beginning of this plague? Who said barring flights from China was “racist”? Who ordered masks from Communist China? Whose spokesperson said masks were ineffective? Whose spokesperson then said masks were mandatory?

Who warned against gatherings and then went to a Black Lives Matter protest? Who shut down Parliament, conducted the government of the great nation of Canada, after his breakfast, from the Cottage of the Commons? Who called an election in the middle of the pandemic he was managing?

And while we’re in this territory: Who gets to call “racist” after being filmed prancing around in blackface four whole times? Who gets to hurl the word “misogynist” after leading a government that tried to sweep sexual misconduct allegations in the Armed Forces under the table?

Who gets to ask whether we can “tolerate” certain people who disagree with him, when that same person has gutted the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of all Canadians through his COVID decrees? Under Trudeau, the charter, his father’s very glory, has turned to tissue.

In much of Canada, the unvaccinated may not go where they wish, may not visit family in moments of pain, may not travel or enter public places without their papers. And most significantly, if you resist taking the vaccines, you are that most felonious and vile of human beings; you are Justin Trudeau’s villain of the moment: an anti-vaxxer.

hattip to Yaya for bringing this one to my attention.

8 replies on “Rex Murphy: Justin Trudeau’s blind hatred of anti-vaxxers”

Hi Radar
Kaz brought that article to my attention as well.

excerpt from response

“I did see there were elements of medical freedom protests mixed in to the reason for these protests- But we’ve seen medical freedom protests all over the place and they don’t include the taking of airports and beheadings-“…..

Turdo, the soy boy king, is the most inept and useless PM ever in the history of the world. Who are the fools who voted for this fake?

Hi edward- I’ve never voted for him. Knew he was going to be trouble from the get go.

The fools that voted for him, as foolish as they are, are surely as full of venom, hatred and discriminatory actions as their dear leader is.

I am completely disillusioned with Justin Trudeau. He is taking our country down. His recent handling of the pandemic has been outrageous. His prejudice against the unvaccinated and the pressure he continues to place on them and on the entire population is unethical, unconstitutional and wrong!

Hi Joanne:
you and I are on the same page!
Justin Trudeau has taken our country down. His intentional fomenting of prejudice, dare I say hatred, against the non vaccinated has been heavy handed and should be roundly condemned by our media. It hasn’t. Other then this oped from Rex Murphy.
It’s also very noticeable the so called letters from the public are always supportive of the government narrative. Nothing is published that challenges it (Believe me I wrote the msm more then once) No luck on publication.

I’ve written to Ford, Trudeau, MP, MPP, local health authorities. Local and regional politicians. No response. But, I persevere.

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