The ad in this week's CJN aims to "Help Save Canada."
From what does it need saving, you may well ask.
From crazed jihadis who mean us harm?
From Khomeinists who seethe and rage at their annual hate-Israel jubilee every year?
From Liberals like Justin Trudeau, who are doing their utmost to suck up to Canadian Muslims, some of whom are known to hang out in some pretty dubious, not to mention extremist, company?
Don't be silly. The chap who produced the ad, one Ronnie Kaplansky, is determined to save us from - wait for it, now - Prime Minister Stephen Harper (booga booga.)
Oh, sure, Harper is the one world leader whose support for Israel is vocal and unstinting. But according to Kaplansky and 42 of his unnamed friends who chipped in for the full page screed, that's a big part of the problem. As they see it, Mr. Harper's support for Israel is understandable but his lack of balance regarding the Middle East is reckless. "We are fast becoming the laughing stock of the world," wrote David Bell in a letter to the Globe & Mail (October 12, 2013.) I would suggest that we already are the laughing stock of the world.
You see, Kaplansky, who admits to growing up "with the strong influence of parents who were avid socialists, is one of those Jews who thinks the best way to make a case against Harper is quote as many hard leftists as possible. To that end, he also cites this bit of twaddle from Ha'aretz, the newspaper beloved by and reflecting the morally bankrupt and even Quislingesque values of Israel's anti-Zionist elites:
"The truth is that will all due respect to the prime minister of Canada, his relevance in the international community, his influence on what goes on in the Middle East and his ability to help Israel in matters of like and death are inversely related to the size of his country."Kaplansky wants you to know that that deathless line was quoted by Globe and Mail scribbler Jeffrey Simpson, neglecting to mention, of course, that Simpson, like most at the G&M, suffers from a wicked case of Harper Derangement Syndrome (HDS).
Someone else who's been hit by the same affliction is one Douglas Gibson who, on the back cover of Mel Hurtig's new book, The Arrogant Autocrat, claims that Harper...
...has "radically altered the democratic, social and economic fabric of our country." He has "inflicted enormous damage on our country and on our international reputation."Please believe me when I tell you that that is equal parts derangement and delusion--as delusional and deranged as when, early on in Harper's term as prime minister, kooky leftists kept raising the specter of a "hidden agenda" that, go figure, has remained covert to this day. And because of that, I suggest, they Harper-haters had to concoct the sort of patently and provably specious palaver that Doug Gibson and his ilk are wont to utter.
Fortunately, the truth is close at hand - and, sadly for Kaplansky and his coterie, it's far closer than they might have wished. Here's Gil Troy, a history professor at Montreal's McGill University and a CJN columnist, who, just a few pages after Kaplansky's Chicken Little shtick, sets the record straight vis-à-vis Harper (who, remember, has supposedly made us a "laughing stock") and the wildly-popular Obama (who has just shafted Israel and Jewry in the worst way possible):
Obama wants to be remembered for opening new channels to Iran; Harper will be remembered for closing Canada’s Iranian Embassy in 2012. Obama is gambling that Iran’s actions will improve, trusting the diplomats’ sweet reassurances despite the mullahs’ harsh calls for “death to America” at home; Harper is judging Iran by its aggressive actions and ugly words, refusing to be snookered. Ultimately, the future will tell which leader is correct – but, judging by history, the smart money is on Harper’s wariness rather than Obama’s naiveté.Exactly. So while I'm no big fan of Harper's open-door immigration policies, ones which have seen far too many Zion-loathing Muslims flooding our shores, when it comes to Israel and the current scene in the Middle East, there is no doubt that "laughing stock" Harper is a giant and the perennially popular Obama is a pipsqueak.
And Ronnie Kaplansky? He and his cohorts are backing the wrong horse, attempting to kneecap the right one, and are on the wrong - and a very dark - side of history.