Thursday, February 11, 2016

Reason no deterrent to barbaric enemies

Les MacPherson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix:
   For a world leader, Justin Trudeau is astonishingly naive. His remarks the other day on Canada’s new role on the sidelines in the war against ISIS sounded more like what you would expect from a beauty pageant contestant. He stopped just short of asking why can’t we all just get along.
What he did say was almost as troubling.
   “The lethal enemy of barbarism isn’t hatred,” pronounced the prime minister, “it’s reason.”
   I don’t know if he took questions, but it might have been illuminating to ask for a single example, in all of recorded human history, where reason prevailed over barbarity. I can’t think of one...Continue reading...

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