Hatred Toward Trudeau Family Is Out Of Line

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML

Over the last couple of days, we’ve once again seen the ugly side of social media and it paints a disturbing picture.

The subject matter was the break in at Justin Trudeau’s Ottawa home over the weekend.

Trudeau was not at home at the time, but his wife and three children were asleep upstairs in the house when someone broke in and left a threatening note surrounded by kitchen knives.

To think that someone would attempt to terrorize a family like that is frightening, but it  pales in comparison to the barrage of  mean-spirited and hateful comments that appeared on newspaper comment sections and social media.

The common theme was that the Trudeau’s had it coming to them because they’re Liberals, and numerous personal attacks on Trudeau and his father, which of course, has nothing to do with the story.

The tone of the comments was so vitriolic that even a number of conservative commentators, who often critique Trudeau were appalled by the personal attacks, as they should be.

Sadly, this is another example of  a  disturbing  trend;   the  erosion of  political debate and the rise of  mean-spirited , personal attacks on public figures.

Public discourse is essential to the democratic process, but  anonymous  and hateful ramblings on media websites, only prove how  ignorant and ill-informed some people  can be.

 

Comments

  1. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear…Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

    Ephesians 4:29, 31-32

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