Another per­spec­tive on a white guy

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Great­ness lies for­ward, not back (Ed­i­to­rial, July 22)

Paul Ber­ton is miss­ing the point why an ego­tis­ti­cal bil­lion­aire white guy is pop­u­lar at this point in his­tory.

The elites have brought us to a sit­u­a­tion where ter­ror at­tacks are the new nor­mal, while the press looks for il­log­i­cal causes.

It is be­cause the press and oth­ers are dom­i­nated by left­ist views that cover up the truth, are con­temp­tu­ous of those who dis­agree with the party line, dis­mis­sive of misog­yny and xeno­pho­bia when it comes from the third world but hy­per­sen­si­tive to ev­ery small in­sult and im­per­fec­tion from those who up­hold Judeo-Chris­tian val­ues — as if the crit­ics now want to de­stroy civ­i­liza­tion.

Ber­ton wisely ac­knowl­edges the progress West­ern so­ci­ety has brought to all peo­ple, yet is ea­ger to de­stroy that progress in the 21st cen­tury and re­place it with the bar­bar­ity of the 7th cen­tury with­out any chal­lenges.

It is not that new Cana­di­ans or Amer­i­cans are not ac­cepted, it is that many to­day bring val­ues an­ti­thet­i­cal to the un­der­pin­nings of the great so­ci­ety which have given us the op­por­tu­nity to suc­ceed and to have a say in our own democ­racy.

Sym­pa­thy for the “other” some­times un­der­mines the rights of the ma­jor­ity. An­ar­chy in­volves un­wel­come change and is not pro­gres­sive. Gary Gerof­sky, Dun­das

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