It is possible to get confused between the political colors of Canada and the U.S.A. The problem is that the liberal red in Canada is the color red of the Republicans in the United States. And then, of course, the Democrats in the U.S.A. are stuck with being blue.
But if that was the only difference between the two countries, we would consider it very minor. What is serious is the bitterness that has developed between red and blue, Republican and Democrat. The relationship today is caustic. And it is all based on lies.
Credit former president Donald Trump for most of the lies. That man never gave a political speech that was not a constant series of one-liner lies. And most members of the Republican party appear to be buying into those lies. Any sensible person should recognize a lie when they heard it. For example: If you believe that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election, then, logically, Al Gore won the year 2000 election and Hillary Clinton won the election in 2016. You can hardly accept one set of figures without believing the figures for the other party. Or does the party involved matter more than the figures?
And yet, some Republican politicians went out in the heat of the noon-day sun of Washington the other day to complain that 548 people have been arrested so far for rioting and trespass and violence on the American Capitol on January 6 this year. The Republicans obviously felt that these people might be Republican voters and they were being harassed and were suffering unjustly. They complained that this supposed abuse of human rights was going on while ‘violent’ Black Lives Matter groups are left free. This sounds like bigotry but we can leave that for another time.
You have to recognize this situation as very dangerous. I would say that Donald Trump pushed those poor people to the limit when he spoke to them on the morning of January 6. He told them to invade the Capitol. He incited them to violence. He was as guilty as any of them. He should be on trial. This is not a political matter. It needs judges and juries.
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