Canada’s woke regime and other commentary

Culture critic: Canada’s Woke Regime

To perceive “the endgame of the woke revolution,” advises Scott Yenor at First Things, look north: “The woke regime is most advanced in Canada, where officials call it ‘multiculturalism.’ ” Canadian premier Pierre Trudeau (father of Justin) developed the thought within the Sixties, however as Hugh Donald Forbes’ e-book “Multiculturalism in Canada” exhibits, as “its logic worked out,” multiculturalism “became increasingly hostile to the traditional understanding of individual rights and Canada’s old self-understanding.” Multiculturalism’s freedom comes from “human-rights commissions,” its equality from “an increasingly deceptive quota system.” With “accommodation and silence” at its coronary heart, in reality, “Trudeau’s hopeful vision . . . promises despotism.”

Media desk: Principle-Free Journalism

“In American journalism, there are supposed to be some clear, nonnegotiable third-rails,” Victor Davis Hanson notes at American Greatness: “zero tolerance” for racist language, no “contextualizing” sexual harassment, name out any “hint of presidential debility,” “lying” is “intolerable.” Yet whereas arguably “no other president in modern memory has trespassed more egregiously on these no-go areas than Joe Biden, he has received no criticism for his transgressions.” Why? “The media was always left-leaning” and grew to become brazenly so after President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, but additionally blame “the rise of Silicon Valley and related left-wing billionaires, enriched from monopolies of social media.” Yes, Democrats have now “won the long march through journalism” — however at the price of “every principle of journalistic integrity liberals ever claimed to champion.”

Cop: Public Safety NYC’s No. 1 Imperative

Under Mayors Rudy Giuliani and Mike Bloomberg, crime plummeted in Gotham, and funding and residents flocked to town — however that each one started to vary when “Bill de Blasio, who had run a campaign highly critical of the police, became mayor,” recalls retired NYPD Detective James Coll at City Journal. While having fun with the fruits of his predecessors’ public-safety efforts, de Blasio “gradually shifted the public narrative from highlighting the success of the NYPD to vilifying the department.” By 2020, the predictable outcome grew to become unattainable to disregard: a large and lethal crime wave. The metropolis should now reverse course with a brand new mayor. “If we are to maintain a prosperous and vibrant New York, public safety must once again become a top priority. Disparaging (and abusing) the police is a slippery slope to lawlessness, danger and chaos.”

Lawmaker: The Vital Truth Behind Wuhan

The Chinese Communist Party’s “concerted campaign to pile lies on top of lies about the virus and its origins” means that it was “engaged in a systematic cover-up designed to avoid culpability for its mishandling of the pandemic that has killed more than 3 million people,” charges Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) at Fox News. Even although “there remains a reticence to tackle this issue with urgency,” understanding the origins of the virus, “no matter how much it angers the CCP, is the most important question in the world right now.” We have to understand how this pandemic began to “best prevent the next one” and “better understand our adversary and win this New Cold War” with Beijing.

Foreign desk: HK Dissident Stands Valiant

On Monday, the Committee to Protect Journalists honored Hong Kong’s Jimmy Lai with its 2021 Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award. But as The Wall Street Journal editorial board laments, Lai, “the founder, owner and contributor to the Apple Daily newspaper, won’t be able to accept the award in person, because he sits in prison in Hong Kong.” Lai and his Apple Daily journalists “have been making a valiant stand to keep publishing despite the risk of arrest and imprisonment. They are an example of real journalistic courage that should educate an American media that likes to play up its bravery in challenging the government while living under the protection of the First Amendment and a free society.” Lai and his staff “put their freedom at risk to challenge a real tyranny.”

— Compiled by The Post Editorial Board

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