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Bring Back Humanity

Last night we started to watch the CNN town hall about the massacre of seventeen teens and adults last week and turned it off. We found it just too contrived. 

As well, we feel that the media is taking advantage of an unspeakable tragedy for their own ratings. Perhaps they were (and still are) and they will have to live with that.

Up until this morning, the seventeen murdered children and teachers were  names and faces. We watch Morning Joe every day. Sometimes it can be aggravating. But sometimes, like today, it brings someone else’s life and pain right into our kitchen.

The father of a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl who was shot in the back while running for her life last week, was interviewed. He wasn’t yelling, he wasn’t hysterical and at times, he wasn’t even that coherent. But he was real. He brought humanity back. He was allowed to talk for more than ten seconds which is about the attention span of the average adult.

As a Canadian, we know we are looked at by the world as a bit boring, very unexciting and often predictable. Right now we’ll take our country, with all its warts, over the anguish, grief and agony that the United States is going through and will continue to grapple with for many years to come.

If nothing else, maybe humanity will be brought back to the United States by the teens who are speaking out.

Perhaps a moment of silence to begin the school day will become the norm. Lest one think this 60 seconds is irrelevant, think again. A high school in the Bronx initiated this a few years ago. There was a profound difference in the way children dealt with each other. Some children even had a minute of silence on weekends. The school became a more human place.

It’s time to bring humanity back. It’s one of the things that smart phones – which are not so smart after all – took away.

Justin Trudeau, our illustrious Prime Minister finally made it to the Drudge Report. Unfortunately, for all the wrong reasons. Frankly Blanche, he’s becoming more famous for his penchant to be a buffoon, than his good looks. What’s the world going to do?

To make things simpler to read, we will list his latest antics which all took place on his current trip to India:

…He has been ridiculed on social media by Indians for his ‘tacky’ and over the top outfit choices while on his first visit to their nation. Indians called his outfits ‘too Indian for the Indians.” Ministers, authors, journalists and ordinary Indians lined up to mock him  saying his wardrobe was ‘fake and annoying’. Mercifully, he put on a suit today.

…His handlers didn’t do their homework and are now in major damage control mode.

Someone by the name of Jaspal Atwal was convicted of trying to assassinate an Indian cabinet minister in Canada in 1986. Here’s where the Liberals are creating the news to suit their purposes. This dude was invited to a reception with the Prime Minister, which took place today. What his handlers are saying is that as soon as they realized who Atwal was, they rescinded the invite. What they are not telling you…

Is that Atwal had already attended a reception with Trudeau on Tuesday evening. Oops.

…To try and salvage this disastrous trip, a video posted to Twitter shows the prime minister dancing his way onto a stage, followed by the piece de resistance when he told a business leaders that Canada had just celebrated the 100th anniversary of Canadian confederation.

…And finally, Trudeau flew his celebrity chef to India, of course at your expense.

This trip turned out to look like an episode of the three stooges.   Let’s just say his people can’t wait till he gets home. At least in Ottawa they are able to control him.

Nothing, zip, zero, zilch is going right for the Canadiens. Their main goalie, Carey Price is out indefinitely with a concussion. The Canadiens’ chances of making the post-season listed at 0.1 per cent. Oy.

We are rethinking voting for the CAQ in the next election after receiving a very interesting email. The country tossed out Harper and look what we got – a Prime Minister who, after his looks, has little more to offer the country.

Then we tossed out Coderre. It took the new mayor, Valerie Plante, oh, about three days to allow power to get to her head. Perhaps the unease about the CAQ’s real intentions should be looked at more closely. So far we’re zero for 2.

Good Shabbos, We’ll talk…

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