Justin Trudeau’s Big Renovations and Small Stature
Justin Trudeau has said he refuses to move into the Prime Minister’s residence at 24 Sussex Drive until it has a multi-million dollar renovation. Estimates of the cost run as high as $150 million. $150,000 would provide a handsome renovation for any home, including that of the Prime Minister. Renovations costing hundreds or a thousand times that are not only excessive and wasteful, but should be viewed as a national disgrace, and not a matter of national pride. I think Trudeau Jr.’s stature is not fitting of his position. He is Prime Minister, not king, emperor or tzar. He should not be so juvenile.
David Suzuki was right, Justin Trudeau is an asinine little “twerp”. And the Liberal party is clearly insane as well as corrupt – just like the Conservatives. Surprise, surprise. Our new messiah turned out to be not so messiah-like after all.
Spending millions of dollars on a home renovation for the Prime Minister when people are going without affordable housing or clean drinking water, when there are homeless people on the streets in the nation’s capital and all across the country, seems like an abomination to me, and should be to anyone of sound mind and basic decency.
I would probably refuse to move into 24 Sussex Drive as well – but not because it is too shabby, but because it is too opulent. I’d rather camp out in a tee-pee behind the Parliament buildings and live there, and turn the Prime Minister’s quarters into a homeless shelter.
I’d tear up some of the grass and plant a vegetable garden, and install solar panels to power a stereo and laptop – my two concessions to the modern world. That, or better, for the sake of decorum, keep the grounds of the Parliament buildings intact, and live in a little log cabin in the woods, across the river from the Parliament buildings, outside Chelsea, Quebec, as I’ve done before, and would happily do again.
And where would the Prime Minister greet and host visiting dignitaries, if he is residing in a little cabin in the woods? Well, there is the Chateau Laurier, which is right next door to the Parliament buildings, and which is fancy enough for even the most vain and self-important of state officials and world “leaders.” And I believe there are one or two rooms in the Parliament buildings that are suitable for meetings as well.
Personally, I think that anyone that is so selfish, small-minded and petty as to refuse to move into 24 Sussex Drive until it has a multi-million dollar renovation, is not worthy of running a shoe store in the local strip mall, much less being the leader of a major country.
Justin Trudeau is finger painting his name and his own honourifics on his father’s shrine. It is disgraceful behaviour, not fitting of a back-bencher, much less the Prime Minister of a leading nation.
Justin Trudeau is no Tommy Douglas, no Nelson Mandela, no Dalai Lama, no Ashoka, no Aung San Suu Kyi, Gandhi, Zapata or Martin Luther King Jr., no great leader of any kind. He would appear to be, by all indications, a spoiled rich boy who is out of his depth, and lacking in both character and integrity, as well as judgement. The boy king has no clothes.
Some will find this critique of the new Prime Minister too harsh, but I think the selfishness and small-mindedness that has just been demonstrated requires a strong response, because it is an indicator of character and stature, or a lack of these.
Our “leaders” need to be held accountable. If the people refuse to hold their leaders accountable, and the political elite begin to feel they can do anything they like, without having to account for their actions, then things can quickly get out of hand.
Leadership is about service to the people – it is not about self-glorification or self-indulgence. Anyone who is confused about this is not fitting of the role. With great power comes great responsibility. It should not come with great vanity.
The era of infantile grandiosity must come to an end. The era of magnanimity must begin. If the country is not led by compassion, then it is not led, but degraded, and nothing good will come of it, I assure you.