How Left-Liberal Extremism is Making Canada an International Anomaly

Demonstrators march down a main street during an anti-racism event in Red Deer, Alta., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press.

“Is Canada facing a crisis of left-liberal extremism like never before? The current state of the nation highlights issues such as record levels of immigration, rising rents, state-sanctioned racial discrimination, and the erasure of history. Reversing this trend will not be a quick fix, but a long-term effort that requires the involvement of generations to come. This shift towards left-liberalism in Canada, particularly since the 1960s, has redefined the national identity as multicultural, post-national, and lacking a core identity. But what are the implications of this ideology, and how can we navigate through the complexities it presents?

The Rise of Woke Cultural Socialism:

This extreme left-liberal ideology, often referred to as woke cultural socialism, places a high value on historically marginalized race, gender, and sexual identity groups. The pursuit of equal outcomes and protection from emotional harm for these minority groups has become a central tenet of this belief system. However, the consequences of such extremism can lead to a decline in human flourishing and overall societal well-being.

Finding a Balance:

While left-liberalism tends to take a moderate approach to economics, favoring a mix of capitalism with regulations and a welfare state, its stance on cultural issues lacks boundaries. The emphasis on group inequality and the protection of minority groups can sometimes lead to the suppression of free speech and the muzzling of uncomfortable truths. This lack of balance in the application of sensitivity and inclusivity measures poses a challenge as we navigate through the complexities of a diverse society.

Navigating Through Left-Liberalism:

The dominance of left-liberal ideology in elite institutions makes it challenging to oppose certain policies without facing backlash. The mantra of “be kind” often comes at the expense of those who may question the underlying assumptions of this ideology. The moral complexities of our world are often reduced to simplistic binaries, leading to unequal treatment and a decline in social cohesion and trust.

Moving Forward:

While the majority of Canadians may oppose left-liberal extremism, the lack of elite checks on radical humanitarian-egalitarian beliefs in our culture presents a unique challenge. As we strive for a society that promotes equality and sensitivity while advancing human flourishing, it is essential to reevaluate the current trends and consider the long-term consequences of extreme ideologies. Can Canada change course and find a balance that embraces diversity while upholding fundamental values of truth, freedom, and justice? Only time will tell.”



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