"You're acting like Harper!" yelled one member of the crowd, drawing out the former prime minister's surname.
Justin Trudeau was explaining his consideration of the Trans Pacific Partnership. And now the voice of outrage had gifted the prime minister a chance to score a point.
"Actually, the approach that I'm choosing to take is one in which I am sitting here," he said, shrugging and then gesturing towards the room, "engaging with you, listening to you, working hard on understanding..."
But on stage at the Young Workers' Summit, an event organized by the Canadian Labour Congress, Trudeau was receiving something less than a unanimously warm welcome. Rather, he was jeered and, in some cases, angrily questioned.
The truth of the matter is...citizens of Western so-called "democracies" are deeply and irreversibly disgusted by the last few decades of neocon, globalist, criminal warmongering and economic exploitation of the world's vulnerable...at home and abroad. If le Dauphin thought that a pretty face and big smile was going to overcome this deep-seated revulsion...he found out differently at the "Young Workers" meeting.
Now, Justin could blame unionized workers antipathy towards the TTIP or whatever secret, globalist, sham trade agreement the perps are currently trying to shove down the throats of the working public...or he could even sluff it off as "poor manners"...but I would recommend that he look at the bigger picture.
The big picture is that, immediately following the last election Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quickly and shamelessly fell into line behind his despised predecessor, Stephen Harper and sanctioned the ongoing "Wars against Muslims" that have been going on since 1990. Despite being give a strong electoral mandate to shuck the mantle of the The U.S.-led psychopathic imperialist coalition which consists of: The U.S., the UK, Canada, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan and Morocco Trudeau chose not to. This is Canadian tax dollars at work committing war crimes.
Just today, Amnesty International...which has recently reduced its world-wide reputation to "tepid" due to its up to now anemic responses to Western Atrocities in the Middle East...has come out with a new report:
War crimes: US-led 'coalition' killed 300 Syrian civilians in 11 airstrikes - Amnesty International
According to an eyewitness account, an initial night strike was followed by a second attack from a helicopter gunship, which hit first responders trying to dig out survivors.
"At this point I had a two-month-old baby boy in my arms whom I had rescued. The hit caused me to fall and drop him... I fell into the hole made by the air strike. That was what saved me... My mother, aunt, wife and children - a daughter who was four years old and a son who was two and a half were all killed. The woman and her son who I'd rescued were killed. Everyone but me was killed," the survivor said.
It was the usual script. Bomb the bejesus out of a village and then, when first responders arrive...follow up with another bombing run to take them out. This is the immorality that Western politicians have been sanctioning since 1990....and this is the blood that is metaphorically splattered all over Justin's designer shirt and hands as he attempts to talk to Canadians.
You cannot separate morality from politics...as much as Western Politicians would dearly love to. If Canada is associated with killing millions of innocent civilians in geopolitically strategic and/or resource rich vulnerable nations...you cannot separate that bloody association from domestic or trade/economic policies. So you can't forgive Canadians if, in our utter disgust and frustration with bloody and weak-minded politicians...we use a "convention" of young workers as a forum to vent.
Philippines' Duerte is starting to look better all the time...by standing up to the US. Trudeau could take a page...or at least a couple of lines, out of the reckless Philippine leader's playbook. Like Duerte, Trudeau was given an electoral mandate from the people to change Canada's obsequious vassal-state prostration.
Let me just make this prediction. Unless Justin Trudeau distances himself from the bloody, lawless, war criminal...and soon. He will be a "one term" Prime Minster.