2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Indeed, I suspect the general public is "nuts.." and/or suicidal (?)

Reader comment on item: Does the [New York] Police Department Profile? Should It?
in response to reader comment: Has Canada gone nuts?

Submitted by J.S. (Canada), Jun 16, 2006 at 17:48

Immediately after the arrest of the 17 suspected terrorists, the CBC decided to feature another one of their so-called "It's Your Turn" whereby Canadians were encouraged to submit their questions, video-tapes of questions, along with a live audience. Well, having seen this feature before at CBC -- I was prepared for what was coming -- that is, a full-fledged propaganda exercise. The "audience" was packed with the pro-Islamist supporters, and the videotaped questions were carefully chosen / selected.

As predicted (they follow a propagandist script), they would feature a taped questioner -- typically this would be some poor bozo (I feel sorry for these people who particpate in these grotesque exercises) who'd politely ask questions such as -- "When I was growing up, I never thought about hyphenating my identity -- that is, I thought of myself just as a "Canadian" -- none of this hyphenated nomenclature -- as in "I'm an Irish-Canadian" or "I'm a East Indian Canadian." Shouldn't we try to find some common values of what it means to be a Canadian?" (I'm not quoting verbatim here -- just the gist of certain questions). Well, of course, immediately the defenders of the "multi-Kultis" rose to the occasion and pounced -- on the attack -- an audience member immediately responded (note the question had been taped, thus there could be no response -- and, of course, the live audience person could fully vent their wrath) misrepresented the taped- speaker's words (implying that even to ASK such questions smacked of "racism") -- and then there was the usual in the outraged, angry, unanimous ranting of the multi-cultis. This (of course) was followed by the personal testimonial of an alleged Muslim who claimed to have been in Oklahoma when the federal building was bombed. Then followed his sob story -- the suspcious looks from people whom he thought were his friends -- then the denouncing of the United States as irreconciably racist...and (now the punch line)...and...and ....and he thought Canada would be different...(I'm rotfl)...

There were some reasonable people in attendance -- they weren't the moderator nor the wasps in the audience -- one was an Imam -- surprisingly, I suspect there are more Muslims who dislike the denial that's going on, than there are the typical, Leftist Liberals.

Anyway, I couldn't stand to watch the program in its entirety -- I switched channels after 15 minutes or so...It's just too sickening...

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Indeed, I suspect the general public is "nuts.." and/or suicidal (?) by J.S.

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)