We have been given permission to offer the following insight from Cal Davis.
I am sad today about the acts of Terror that have occurred this weekend in the US. I also join with many Americans in regards to Trumps condemning the original violence without acknowledging the activities of many white supremacists and neo Nazis.
A couple of other things have come to mind. First of all for the most part the American press refer to the neo Nazis as white supremacists or white nationalists.
In Canada neo Nazis are most referred to as the far right. That is particularly so on CBC.
Today I recalled when a terrorist invaded Parliament Hill after killing an unarmed reservist. That event was referred to by the Commissioner of the RCMP as the following:
“It was clearly an Act of Terror (based on) his background and motivation. Most Canadians referred to the incident as an attack by a terrorist. Even Trudeau Junior referred to it as a terrorist attack”
But there was one prominent person at the time that refused to call it a terrorist act. And that person as you will recall was Tom Mulcair , the official opposition leader and head of the NDP.
Yes, his comments were reported in the press, but other than some follow up comments by Conservative MPs, you never heard about the Mulcair’s remarks again.
Now my point is this. Wasn’t Muclair’s refusal to recognize the attacks in Ottawa as a terrorist attack similar to Trumps original remarks about the Virginia incidents?
Muclair said our terrorist had a mental condition. I guess you could also argue the same thing about the guy that ran a car into a group of demonstrators and injured many and killed one of them in Virginia?
By the way our terrorist had a history of involvement with terrorist organizations.
Anyways, my point is how Mulcair was able to get away with those comments and is still receiving a handsome salary as a Member of Parliament.