Ottawa Sun | 18 March 2011 | Orest Slepokura

Blind ideology

Re: “Why it’s barbaric,” Lorrie Goldstein, March 17, 2011.
It’s bad enough Justin Trudeau seeks to debate the suitability of the adjective “barbaric” as applied to such barbaric anti-Canadian practices as honour killings and female circumcision, but to do so awkwardly only makes him look like the out-of-touch limousine liberal he is. In fairness to Trudeau, all ideologues are some to some extent willfully blinkered. Sometimes, he is so totally blindsided by ideology the ideologue will spout patent nonsense. This was one of them. Unfortunately, it didn’t give us the momentary comic relief we all so badly crave about now.

Orest Slepokura
Strathmore, Alta

(We need comedic relief, sure, but not from politicians being unintentional clowns. Bring back Gilbert Gottfried!)