Ever wondered how genocides happen?
Or why First Nations people were thrown in concentration camps called “residential schools” and had thousands of children die?
Ever wonder how mass abuse happens in concentration or in accepted individual abuses?
Look no further than the National Post.
They cannot stomach #MeToo, and that should send a red flag about the abuses going on in a newsroom that pouts that women are snapping and revolting.
Again, the newspaper huffs and puffs, using sophistry.
#MeToo is chaotic. Yes, because you are dealing with people who do not come from wealth and cannot prepackage a message through a public relations firm for you.
Chaos is reality. This is story about how ingrained abuse is in various systems. You want a unified message?
You are then a lazy journalist wanting a press release to do your thinking for you.
It is not a sign of anything else but exposing an entire culture where abuse of power is the norm — not normal, but a norm.
Imagine how National Post would have covered the Holocaust as we mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Well, the reports of abuse are too chaotic and mixed up, and the Jewish complaints of abuse by Nazis have gone too far!
Or how they would have covered the abuse of Aboriginal children in Canada.
Well, the reports of abuse or too chaotic and mixed up, and the First Nations complaints of abuse have gone too far!
This isn’t reportage. This is insensitive and oblivious observations that someone with a severe Anti-Social personality disorder would find acceptable to print in a public forum.
What about domestic violence? Do those need to be orderly reports? Should battered wives send you a press release from their publicist, you lazy oafs?
Or victims of incest? Do they need to hire a spokesperson and a crisis management team to make thinking easier for you, your ditzy and obtuse majesty?
This is beyond bad journalism: it is the justification to keep a status quo because the thinking on this issue is hard.
Just because a movement is not organized, doesn’t mean it is wrong. It means the problem is too big because journalists — who never learned to do the job — never exposed abuses when they should have done it.
The National Post should be ashamed of itself — and if there is any proof that the federal government shouldn’t fund newspapers, this article is it.
Instead of wondering how bad is abuse of power, it chooses to blame the victims — victims who are now gaining more power than an inept press.
Jealousy rears its ugly head, and this article is an attempt to twist logic.
But not everyone is beguile by stupid and self-serving logic.