This post is about Justin Trudeau, today’s Person of Interest.
Here you will find one (of many) analyses of Trudeau’s speech to the UN. I will content myself with these observations:
- Given the large number of international concerns running right now, it is odd that Trudeau would talk about how badly we’ve treated our aboriginal people.
- Given that the UN will have no part in fixing a purely Canadian internal problem, it is odd that Trudeau would mention it on this particular stage.
- A cynic might think that, by exposing our ‘dirty underwear’ Trudeau is trying to distract public attention from other real problems, including: broken voting reform promise; blowback on tax reform; dealing with Donald Trump.
There are, imho, many things Trudeau could have tried for progress or at least consensus on, including these:
- Cholera in Yemen
- Bombing of citizens in Serbia
- Isolation of Qatar (mostly by Saudi Arabia)
- North Korea with rockets and h-bombs
- Hurricanes and Global Warming, and warming nay-sayers
- Earthquakes in Mexico
- The continuing fiasco in Haiti, where years later, little has been accomplished despite large amounts of money going to NGOs there, and a lot going to the US Army there (research this if you don’t believe me.)
- Political and economic disaster in Venezuela, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Argentina.
Oh well. Sunny ways here, and dirty laundry at the UN.