I haven’t read the Toronto Star ever since comments were disabled at their website. Being denied the opportunity to challenge their editorial slant in both commentary and selective news reporting I saw little reason to venture to the paper’s online source and give them my page-view. It was a stupid business decision if you ask me – to disable commenting that is – because page-views are a website’s bread and butter and what better way is there to increase page-views than to attract those who typically ignore your paper by allowing them the opportunity to give you a piece of their mind in the comments? TorStar deserves to go bankrupt and it can’t happen fast enough.
That being said, it’s hard to not notice a headline or two in one of the many Toronto Star boxes that litter the streets of the city and a recent headline bleated “31,000 Syrians Welcomed.” When I read that I thought, “Welcomed by whom?” only to quickly realize they mean us Canadians.
It always bugs me every time the word “welcome” is used to describe the latest batch of “new Canadians” as if to imply they are wanted here in the first place. I, for one, don’t welcome them here at all. They’re not needed, they bestow no tangible benefits to us a country or people, they clog up our roads, create more problems than they’re supposed to solve, they drive down wages while contributing to the general scarcity of good paying jobs, and generally are oxygen consuming slabs of meat that just get in the way of where you’re going. Immigrants are overrated and if it’s meant they’re “welcomed” like a spring thaw after a long, cold, dark winter then no. It’s more like “welcomed” like a case of Chlamydia.
“31,000 Syrians Dumped on Canadians” would be a more accurate headline. Or, “31,000 Syrians Imposed on Canadians” would be another. Perhaps, “31,000 Fashionable Charity Cases of the Virtue-Signaling Class Arrive in Canada, Taxpayers Expected to Now Take Care of Them” would be the most honest if too long. But “Welcome”? Please! Speak for yourself.
Below the picture accompanying the print edition of the front-page story ran the text “Trudeau applauded at UN for Syrian Intake” and that says it all now doesn’t it? That’s what this is all about it now isn’t it? Here we have a man of no accomplishment despite his having great privilege and the advantages that come with it, whose only contribution to the whole affair is shooting his mouth of during an election campaign, taking credit for the efforts of others and being applauded for it. It was an event where a man of little accomplishment was applauded by many for doing practically nothing. 31,000 Syrians arrived in Canada, with more to come, on Justin’s insatiable need for narcissistic supply to feed his inveterate narcissism. It was a cheap and easy PR stunt to impress the right people and Justin knew others would do the work for him and he’d get all the accolades.