Tim Blair: Trudeau’s obscene moral abyss


The New York Times reports:

Italian police on Thursday charged 15 Muslim men with homicide aggravated by religious hatred after survivors of a migrant boat rescued in the Mediterranean told investigators that the men had menaced Christians on board and thrown a dozen Christians overboard to their deaths …

The victims came from Ghana and Nigeria, the police said, while the accused are from Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal.


The crucial issue here – particularly if you’re Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau – is whether throwing Christians to their deaths is an example of punching down or punching up. I suspect he’d go with up, on account of Muslims being “non-privileged” and “a powerless, disenfranchised minority”, as Trudeau whined in his recent, pathetic attack on slaughtered Charlie Hebdo staffers:

Traditionally, satire has comforted the afflicted while afflicting the comfortable. Satire punches up, against authority of all kinds, the little guy against the powerful. Great French satirists like Molière and Daumier always punched up, holding up the self-satisfied and hypocritical to ridicule. Ridiculing the non-privileged is almost never funny – it’s just mean.

By punching downward, by attacking a powerless, disenfranchised minority with crude, vulgar drawings closer to graffiti than cartoons, Charlie wandered into the realm of hate speech … 

Charlie Hebdo attacked with drawings. Their killers attacked with AK-47s. Trudeau is more upset about the former, as is New York artist Melanie West, a co-resident in Trudeau’s obscene moral abyss:

Christianity is a religion that features a lot of people with a lot of global dominance, while on the other side, Islam is a faith that has been bludgeoned in order to justify the pillaging and imperial slaughter of the East(What a perverse and twisted worldview! Gasp!) Within that context, a Western body blatantly disrespecting Islam (like when drawing the Prophet Muhammad) is dropping arrows from the top. They are driving salt into the wound. They’re punching down, and they shouldn’t be surprised when people get desperate and punch back.


Or, presumably, when Muslims throw Christians into the Mediterranean, possibly due to the massive global dominance of Nigerians and Ghanaians. Mark Steyn has far more to say on the topic of Trudeau and his disgusting kind, expressed far more eloquently than I ever could, but for now let me add this:

The likes of Trudeau and West are too fantastically, rigidly stupid to understand that “comfortable” and “afflicted” are not permanent conditions. For example, if “comfortable” millionaire crap cartoonist Trudeau were to have been visiting friends in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, he may have found himself rapidly converted to “afflicted”, what with all the burning jet fuel pouring over him.


Likewise, the “afflicted” Islamic terrorists aboard those 9/11 jets, who were already “comfortable” enough in terms of upbringing, education and careers, became more “comfortable” still as they carried out their martyrdom missions. One supposes, too, that the “afflicted” Muslims floating off the Italian coast were more than “comfortable” tossing Christians to their deaths.

Among many others, Trudeau, West and Australian Guardian illo-pullet Andrew Marlton probably dreamed for their entire lives of the moment when they would bravely stand up to confront a democracy-opposing, women-hating, homophobic, theocratic fascist power. But when that moment came, through extremist Islam, they licked power’s boots. They caved. They ran.

They not only punched down, they fell down, pleading, on their knees.

4 thoughts on “Tim Blair: Trudeau’s obscene moral abyss”

  1. Hello there…its me again……Don Laird……

    Sorry…..just gonna post something ’cause I’m a little off topic and off track…….mea culpa, mea culpa……

    A great song about those lost to mental illness called “Book of James by The Augustines………and a great remake tribute of Neil Young’s “Old Man” by the band “Redlight King”

    “The pain that ya feel could be the fuel that ya use”………..

    Truer words never uttered……………


    Regards, Don Laird
    Dogtown Bastard
    Alberta, Canada

      1. One last one………..I promise……….

        I was in the military back in ’86. I bought a brand new Honda Nighthawk 650 and got 6 weeks of leave that summer. I was 26 and rolled out the front gates of CFB Petawawa for the time of my life.

        I toured most of North America. From Yosemite, Death Valley, the Avenue of the Giants in Oregon, the Great Plains, the Rockies, I slept in ditches and in fields ‘neath the stars, washed in rivers, ate a billion tacos, drank whisky and racked up 15, 000 miles, all solo.

        I will never forget all those miles and the smiles.

        Regards, Don Laird
        Dogtown Bastard
        Alberta, Canada

        PS:…Every young man needs to ride, solo, across the length and breadth of North America before he’s 25. As Mark Twain once said, “It’s hard to be bigoted and narrow minded when you’re well traveled.”

  2. Re: “Free speech … becomes its own kind of fanaticism,” (Doonesbury cartoonist Garry) Trudeau said as he accepted a lifetime achievement award from the organization, adding that cartoonists’ role is to “punch up” rather than down.”

    Yes, because to him, all muslims belong to a “race” of poor oppressed swarthy “People Of Colour.”

    Liberals are racists: they always assume that ONLY White Western people (including, of course, the Jews in Israel,) are INTELLIGENT enough to be guilty of being truly evil, while all their pet “People Of Colour” (including the “swarthy palestinians”) being mentally inferior and all, just can’t help being enslaved by their instincts and emotions into acting as violent animals when frustrated, the poor oppressed little dears, so the liberals will always indulge their crimes, much as one ignores the new puppy as it pees on the rugs.

    PS: Re: ““Free speech … becomes its own kind of fanaticism,” means he imagines one has a duty or responsibility not to hurt others’ feelings or offend them by exposing them to the often-painful truth.

    The concommitant corollary is that he believes people have a right to not be offended or have their feelings hurt by the truth.

    In other words, he wants to make it illegal to offend criminals by accusing them of their crimes, because that might “make” them commit even MORE crimes!

    He is a cowardly masochist and traitor to rationality and civilization.

    By endorsing ‘hate-crime’ extortion laws, he wants to make it illegal to accuse criminals of their crimes!

    He wants the law to enable, aid and abet the cover-up of all crimes, so long as they’re committed by swarthy inferior “People Of Color!” After all, whitey has it coming to him!

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