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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

From Montreal Simon

The Cons and the Cult of Political Violence

The other day I wrote about how the threat of political violence was growing in Canada, and about all the death threats aimed at Justin Trudeau.

I wondered why the Ambrose Cons weren't doing anything to rein in their violent supporters.  

And I also wondered why the MSM had ignored this story for so long, even though it's so obvious, so disturbing, and so dangerous.

So I'm glad to see that Chantal Hébert has noticed a foul stench in the air.

And has let her nostrils lead her to the source of the problem. 

While scores of Canadians were spending the summer smugly lamenting the ugly tone of the American presidential campaign, Canada’s Conservative party was allowing calls for the assassination of Justin Trudeau to be posted on its Facebook page.

Trudeau is hardly the first prime minister to be vilified by bottom-of-the-barrel opposition supporters.

But to openly call for the death of a prime minister goes way beyond venting. And for the Conservative party — an organization that as recently as a year ago was running the federal government — to play host on its Facebook page to an accumulation of such comments is astounding.

And although the Cons are vowing to clean-up their Facebook page, that will only bury the hatred.

The insane hatred that as Hébert points out, like I did, the Cons created and are still fuelling.

Perhaps because so much of the material the party puts out is devoted to attacking the Liberals, its comments section oozes anger.

By demonizing Justin Trudeau...

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