What should strike one as being noteworthy about these incidents are the extent to which radical and systemic efforts have aligned in trying to take down Canada’s heritage and history. In many ways, what is happening in this decade in Canada parallels what is happening in the US with the statues of General Robert E. Lee and Thomas Jefferson being removed in New Orleans and Florida. Given that this is the case, one should ask themselves the extent to which there might be an agenda overarching both radical and systemic efforts in the US, Canada, and the West to destroy the traditions of our great culture.
Similar what happened with Sweden in 2015, where Foreign Minister Margot Wallström refused to apologize for referring to lashings as a “medieval punishment", or what happened with Germany in 2017, where Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel accused the Saudi’s of kidnapping the Lebanese president (something that the Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil agrees with), Canada can now be lumped in with these other Progressive countries that have embraced Progressivism to a point where it conflicts with the traditions of both European descendants and non-European descendants.
It was on his last visit in July 2017, that Trump posed “the fundamental question of our time” by asking “whether the West has the will to survive.” asking further: “Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it? Now, as of his ongoing 2018 tour, Trump has come to Europe expecting an answer, and if you look at what he has said about mass-immigration at the NATO summit and in the UK, it is clear that, at this point, he explicitly and rightfully regards it as a “threat to European culture”. But this shift in policy is but a symptom of the broader change that is going on in the West.
One cannot help but even wonder if it's why the Parliament and Progressive Conservatives shy behind Trudeau who, for the first time ever in his career, has to take a step forward, and while actually doing that, he’s far too much of a doofus and far too weak (in terms of his power level) to actually take a shark like Trump on, and Trump is a shark that smells blood.
The truth is that the West can only repudiate Spartanic values for so long before it is subverted by Spartanic forces within, destroyed by Spartanic forces without, or before it tries to use Spartanic means against themselves, and it can only militantly oppose militarism for so long before it is subverted or destroyed.
When engaging in policy analysis of countries like Hungary, we must look at what can be learned from them. Hungary and Poland both have defended themselves against terrorist attacks, they have successfully reduced the numbers and risk associated with the “refugee” crisis, they seem to be experiencing a high level of GDP growth with high scores on the HDI, and they are coming together on the grounds of mutual national strength.
On February 28th of this year, Stephen Harper gave a speech at the Standford Graduate School of Business on the rise of populism and nationalism in the West, claiming that he believed Canada was not “immune” to such “polarization”. Interestingly enough, this speech, while implicitly referring to populist nationalism as a divisive disease, made some rather unusual concessions for a “progressive conservative”.