Woke Tories

This is why I’m saying Canadian conservatism is dead:

With everything Trudeau has done, this is the only criticism of him that Conservatives have been able to muster? That he wasn’t woke back when nobody was?

And what can O’Toole stop Trudeau from doing? Posing in “insensitive” costumes? Who the ef cares? NDP voters? They are so far gone anyway that screw them.

The country is literally circling the drain while these bozos virtue-signal about who was more politically correct at a costume party back in 1998.

Canada’s conservatives are for vaccine passports, for lockdowns, for woke policing of everybody’s past, and they think the biggest problems in Canada are “climate change and racism.”

16 thoughts on “Woke Tories

  1. I disagree. Conservatism isn’t dead in Canada. What is happening is that the leadership of conservative institutions are both unable and unwilling to adapt to changed media and electoral conditions because it means losing their jobs, position, privilege etc.

    These people are a bit like the nobility of old, living their lives in reality shielded bubbles. The only way they learn is for reality to slap them very hard with some kind of bad outcome, which means losing a couple of elections in a row.

    I know this through experience where I live because not very long ago I had a series of conversations with a series of highly ranked conservative party people in separate jurisdictions regarding basic databasing and campaign techniques.

    They were at the point of admitting that they had a problem, which everyone else with a functioning brain understood 6 years ago.

    Talking to them is a bit frustrating.

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  2. “Canada’s conservatives are for vaccine passports, for lockdowns, for woke policing of everybody’s past, and they think the biggest problems in Canada are ‘climate change and racism.'”

    Yup. Hear, hear!! And so say we all. And so say all of us. Amen to that… etc. etc.

    Where’s the surprise? Canada has been a one-party democracy under the management of its woke elites for at least the last decade.

    It’s trending that way everywhere in the west including the U.S.A.

    Resistance is futile.

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      1. I think the way out is through media. There is way too much propaganda around, and no balance whatsoever. People need proper unbiased sources of news, not this constant stream of clickbait and propaganda that passes for news these days. That is where the right needs to make its in-roads.

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      2. “Where’s the way out?”

        Before a way out is imagined, there must first be realism about how far we have fallen.

        A wokester cultural revolution that has compromised the foundations of liberal democratic traditions in the west, even in its anglosphere heartlands.

        And this new regime can’t be arrested through political parties and elections as the woke are in nearly full control of the apparatus of the state, the means of mental production and reproduction, and the commanding heights of commerce, finance and industry.

        And, if you think I exaggerate, I have one word for you – Trump.

        Canada is a great example of how far the woke cultural revolution has progressed in the west – no matter which party “wins” an election, its wokester elites can’t lose.

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        1. Unfortunately, I don’t think you are exaggerating at all. It’s all true. How do we wake people up, though? Or do we wait until it starts dawning on them? That will take a long, long time.

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          1. “a long, long time”

            Yes. Very possibly.

            And things will very likely become more detached from reality and authoritarian in the next few years.

            What caused the fall of the Soviet Union? Maoist China?

            Internal resistance? Not really.

            Regime change is often catalyzed by the stress of an external crisis (economic, geostrategic,cultural) or two as ideological authoritarians lack the flexibility to adapt to extensive changes in their international environment.

            But there are no guarantees – the Cuban communist regime survived for several decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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        2. ” even in its anglosphere heartlands”

          Even? I’d say “especially”. The current…. state of affairs arises precisely from the deepest cultural assumptions of the English speaking societies carried to their logical extremes and beyond…

          As bad as things are or might get in other places I don’t see them replicating the exact formulas that have led to the political wrecks of Canada, the Us, the UK, Australia and New Zealand…

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          1. “Even? I’d say especially”.

            The anglosphere is the beating heart of liberal democracy.

            It birthed it, evolved it over centuries, and successfully defended it many times against its enemies through force of arms.

            If the wokesters succeed in snuffing it out in the anglosphere, the regime of liberal democracy will meet certain death internationally.

            “The current…. state of affairs arises precisely from the deepest cultural assumptions of the English speaking societies carried to their logical extremes and beyond…”

            I don’t know what this means — but I’d reckon that the “deepest cultural assumptions” of the anglosphere’s uniquely liberal democratic political culture have been rooted for centuries in the outcome of the Glorious Revolution of 1688-89.

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          2. I’ll take my lead from Mr Arroyo, then. It is precisely Liberalism’s Anglo-sphere heartlands that has led to the implosion of so-called “liberal” values and turned most English-speaking countries – do not forget Ireland, which is experiencing hysterical times – into some of the most illiberal democracies [a contradiction in terms, I know] on earth at the moment.
            I see consistency, though, in the current rising tide of illiberalism: why should racism be the only thoughtcrime? The moment a large sector of educated society agrees that certain thoughts must not only not be expressed but even not entertained, and you find yourself in a totalitarian set-up. If freedom of speech does not mean the ability to express ideas that others find objectionable, then what kind of freedom is it? Unorthodox ideas and opinions should be fought only by means of other ideas; if ostracism, scapegoating, cancel culture and other forms of inquisitional social pariahfication are used, then we cannot really talk of free speech.
            Oh, and let me add: we in Europe never really had the kind of free speech laws that the US enjoyed so vigorously until recently.

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            1. “It is precisely Liberalism’s Anglo-sphere heartlands…”

              What you might be forgetting is that it is the virulent infection of several illiberal strains of continental political thought that created the wokester regime in the anglosphere.

              Continentals, for the most part, have enjoyed little historical success in sustaining liberal democratic political traditions. Burke more or less nailed the reasons for this in his Reflections on the Revolution in France.

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              1. ” the virulent infection of several illiberal strains of continental political thought”

                I don’t really buy that. The source of the current rot comes ultimately from the removal of all the restraints (religious, ethical, moral, societal) that had harnessed and given direction to the economic and socio-cultural power of liberal democracy.

                The drive for acquisition not limited by any broader concerns ends up consuming itself. The illiberal strains of continental thought were simply tools used to break the social, religious or ethical constraints of the past and to enforce growing inequality and to protect the acquisition class from the dispossessed.

                The fact that some irrelevant college professors were dreaming of smashing the patriarchy (ie liberal democracy) for decades was irrelevant until the forces of neoliberalism elevated the silly idea as a tool of the worship of capital….

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              2. “The source of the current rot comes ultimately from the removal of all the restraints (religious, ethical, moral, societal) that had harnessed and given direction to the economic and socio-cultural power of liberal democracy.”

                Consider that in 1790 Burke said the exact same thing when comparing the liberal democratic traditions of British political thought to that of the continental revolutionaries.

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            2. Yes, the French initially invented all this garbage. But today, it’s the Anglos, unfortunately, who are poisoning the whole world with this crap.

              The Spanish newspaper El Pais – that’s Spain’s equivalent of the NYtimes and very progre – recently hired Ana Iris Simón as their weekly columnist. This is after Simón has been accused of being a fascist by every wokester in existence because she denounced neoliberalism as a leftist project. Can you imagine American MSM lining up to hire somebody like this? I’m really psyched for Spain. And really upset for us.

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              1. “I’m really psyched for Spain”

                I dare to repeat myself.

                Liberal democratic political traditions are paper thin on the continent (possible hall passes for the Netherlands and the nordic countries).

                “If the wokesters succeed in snuffing it out in the anglosphere, the regime of liberal democracy will meet certain death internationally.”

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