Justin Trudeau Debuts The Next Environmentalist Jihad: THE WATER CRISIS!!!!!

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He’s an unaccomplished 30-something dilettante, using nothing but his father’s legacy and a lame metrosexual affect to inject himself into the Canadian political scene.

Sound dangerous? I think so, because Justin Trudeau seems thick enough to actually believe the socialist-enviro-extremist crap that he feeds to impressionable young audiences. His latest? The next wave in subversive anti-Western enviro-cloaked agitprop, **The Water Crisis**. From a CP story by Noor Javed June 25/07 (h/t Bourque), “Trudeau Calling for Better Water Conservation”:

“Water is not an issue on a lot of people’s radar,” said Trudeau, one of the keynote speakers during a session at the American Water Works Association conference in Toronto.

“People aren’t really thinking about water, where it comes from, how we’re using it, and what we need to look for in the future.

“There needs to be a shift in mindset. “

So this is about a concern for disappearing water supplies, right (for which he offers no evidence…)? Not quite…

“We are in a society where we need to be able buy things, and this consumption society we live in is going to get us in trouble,” said Trudeau, who has worked for years with a number of youth and wilderness conservation groups.

This is his agenda, proven once again (for another example, see this post from last month). Justin Trudeau is against free markets and capitalism, and he’s too dumb to cloak it. Amazingly, the Liberal Party is too blinded by the name to understand that he is to the left of the NDP.

Hopefully he’ll burn out quickly, and do damage only to his party. A position of power for this Trudeau will create a huge mess.

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13 responses to “Justin Trudeau Debuts The Next Environmentalist Jihad: THE WATER CRISIS!!!!!

  1. Mario

    Like father, like son.
    what Daddy did with the oil,
    Junior will do with the water.
    (What do you think about HydroCanada? Sounds good, eh?)

  2. alex

    Hydro Canada, i like it.
    Get a plum job,screw it up…..million dollar parachute.

    Is it just me or does young Justin look eerily like a young D. Suzuki.

  3. MA

    Hmm…I wonder if he’ll cut back on water when his unborn child is born…baths for infants are so passe. Good grief. This is a guy that’s waiting for the axe to fall on Dion to be coronated…I can’t believe we’ll actually have to give him air time.

  4. philanthropist

    Tens of thousands of freshwater lakes, a total population the size of a big city in Asia, surrounded by three oceans…

    Canadians should be very worried about where their next glass of water is coming from according to this moron who has apparently never seen a map.

    He’s getting closer to forty years old – but makes it appear as though he were born yesterday – and that is enough for ‘news’ editors to pay attention to him? Blatant stupidity?

  5. terris

    you’re opinions reek of right leaning arrogance. stop being so fool hardy and consider that he might have a point. twenty years ago people gawked at the idea that we needed to conserve oil. look where we are now.

    you’re post also offers little about what he is talking about in regards to water.

    do you’re research or you will forever look like an asshole.

  6. The beauty of running a blog is that you get the IP and e-mail addresses of every commenter. I won’t expose the above commenter’s e-mail address; however, I think the following information gives you a rare insight into the state of higher education today:

    terris (IP: 130.113.128.11 , edmund.CIS.McMaster.CA)

    Grammar and punctuation are no longer prerequisite to university admission – but, aparently, left-wing ideology and closed-minded rage are.

  7. murray

    You may not like him as person but that doesn’t mean his opinion on water is incorrect. Instead of applauding his stance on this issue, you take a cheap shop at his “metrosexual” image.
    I think you will find that Mr. Trudeau is not the only person concerned about H2O. The WHO extremely worried about water quality and availablility around the world – hence WORLD WATER DAY.

  8. Well that settles it! Because a metrosexual socialist wants to fear-monger about nonsense, and because the WHO has a water day, I guess I’m just wrong.

    Fact is, socialists can’t hide their socialist policies behind environmentalist lies. We’re not that stupid.

  9. K MacGregor

    What would cause you to think that he’s lying? You’ve offered no evidence to support your claim. In many parts of Canada it’s true that we’re not lacking for water. However, my parents, on a well, routinely run out of water every summer and have to shower at the gym while their upstream neighbours obsessively water their lawn. Regardless, water scarcity within Canada is not precisely the issue. Looking more carefully, you’ll see that water scarcity in the States is a big concern among those who are worried about water in general, and that among those the fear is often one of national security, and the degradation of our own resources for the profit of others. The perception among Canadians that freshwater is an utterly limitless resource that will replenish itself in aquifers and surface water as fast as we choose to remove it is part of the problem. Water does replenish, of course, but not nearly at the rate we’re able to remove it. If you’re interested in doing research on water scarcity (to give you the benefit of the doubt), some case studies you could perhaps do a Google search of are Arizona’s water supply, and the Ogallala aquifer. You’ve probably heard that the Colorado river no longer reaches the sea – it is drained dry before then to irrigate golf courses in the desert.
    However, water scarcity is obviously not the only reason to conserve water. Consider how we move water around – by pumping. This uses an enormous amount of energy. About a third to half of the energy used by the average city is used for pumping water. Considering the cost of energy, its increasing scarcity, and the detrimental effects of energy consumption on urban centres (and the rest of the world), you can see why that would be important. Also important is water pumped for uses other than domestic, such as manufacturing, and – this is key – irrigation. Most of these are self-supply (not endless free water from a municipality) and therefore the user, (e.g., a farmer), pays the cost of extracting the water. While overuse may have little effect for those taking from surface water bodies, the lowering of the water table, and therefore increased pumping distance, can be crucial for irrigators. Consider, therefore, how water conservation will affect the price of food, clothing, and fuel, not to mention the quality of your municipal services. Perhaps, given your mandate of truth rather than ideology, you should consider Justin Trudeau’s comments more closely.

    As a sidenote with regard to adjusting your comments to more convincingly portray open-mindedness, perhaps you should criticize the spelling of left- and right-wing posters evenly. “you’re” is pretty offensive grammar, but you’ll note painful lapses in capitalization and punctuation among other posts as well, and you must admit that “coronated” is downright hilarious.

  10. Bullocks. Water is a renewable resource. The earth is fine. This one isn’t sticking. Time to move on to another justification for back-door socialism.

  11. K MacGregor

    That wasn’t exactly a rigorous rebuttal. In fact, you may notice that no actual fact or rebuttal was contained in that message. Lovely as it would be, saying “water is renewable, everything is fine, la la la” doesn’t make it true simply by your wishing it. Obviously, water is a renewable resource: that’s a simple fact that would be stupid to dispute. However, you seem to have failed to notice the rest of my argument which explained what the problems with water over-use are. I’m guessing that you didn’t bother to look up the facts concerning the Ogallala aquifer (a vast aquifer underlying eight states which has allowed the rapid growth of the High Plains area of the U.S.), its rate of depletion and the subsequent impacts on industry and environment of the region. I’ll try to explain this more clearly. Think of a household budget. You have an income coming in weekly, fortnightly, whatever. Money is therefore a renewable resource. However, your income is not unlimited. When considering your monthly budget, you must account for necessary outflows (mortgage, bills, etc.) and subtract them from your income. What you have left is your disposable income, which you can spend on other things that you don’t necessarily need. In a water system, some natural outflow takes place – this, as well as basic needs such as drinking water, constitutes the necessary costs – and we take some amount of the water to use for our own purposes where not necessary, such as lawn watering: this is the disposable income. Now, if you spend more money each month than is your income, you’ll end up with a deficit. If you have some savings, that may be fine – you can use a little of them each month to support your spending. However, eventually your savings will run out, and you will have to curtail your spending or incur debt. The Ogallala aquifer has very little “income”, but a lot of “savings” from about 10 million years ago. With so much “savings” available, it’s easy to think you could spend forever with no consequences. However, the Ogallala has been running a deficit for many years. It recharges at a rate of about an inch per year, but is being depleted at a rate of about 2.7 feet per year. Soon its savings will run out, and its income is nowhere near enough to support all the people who depend on it for drinking water, irrigation, industry, etc. Then what will happen?
    (further difficulties occur because of varying depth in the aquifer across its area, but that’s more complicated and I won’t get into it.)
    In the meantime, water extraction becomes more and more expensive as water must be pumped a few extra feet every year. Here is a paper on the economic impacts of the depletion of the Ogallala which you, as a capitalist, might find interesting:
    http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/21589/1/sp99te01.pdf

  12. K MacGregor

    As a sidenote, you seem to believe that socialists try to hide the fact that they believe in socialism rather than capitalism. I believe most socialists are proud to be that, and that includes most Canadians, since we live, after all, in a socialist country, where you can go to school even if you’re not wealthy, and where you can be treated for cancer or have surgery even if you couldn’t personally afford it while sick and unable to work. If we didn’t live in a socialist country, my sister would be dead, having been unable to afford the six throat surgeries she required in her early twenties (I’ll carefully avoid a discussion of the impacts of smog here), so I’m pretty proud that Canadians were willing to help my sister. I’m also proud to pay my taxes and be able to help others. Most socialists think socialism is a great system which allows them to help others when they can and receive help when they need it, and most socialists think capitalists tend to be selfish, short-sighted people who care more for wealth and personal gain than about the welfare of others, so I don’t imagine any socialist would ever pretend to be a capitalist.

    As another sidenote, having recently criticized another poster’s closed-mindedness, perhaps you should read and consider my arguments and provide thoughtfully reasoned responses in order to avoid appearing blatantly hypocritical.

  13. Henry

    What a load of frivolous drivel, flaggman. Justin is voicing a genuine and valid concern for our consumerist tendencies. That you have nothing to counter is evidenced by the lack of any criticism directed at the idea of water conservation, and no thoughtful criticism of K Macgregor’s replies. It’s true that water is the ultimate renewable resource, but that does not lessen the need for us to be more responsible consumers.

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