Donald Trump is just the tip of the iceberg

  1. Hard to change a mindset.

    As for the short attention spans? Neurologists are recommending reading hard copies of books for ‘depth’ thinking. I certainly notice a difference on how much I absorb between ebook and hard copy.

  2. Naomi Klein is a radical activist who is against everything that has helped the world progress. If we followed her ideology, we’d still all be dying in our early 50’s.
    It’s about time we had a right wing resurgence in Canada. The “progressives” are regressing us into poverty. Look what the “progressives” have done to bankrupt Ontario. And since Butts is Trudeau’s puppeteer as well, Canada is on the same track.

    • Jerome, you are absolutely right! Respectable publications like Maclean’s should not be giving any airtime to extreme radicals like Naomi Klein and present it like an acceptable alternative viewpoint. The former Soviet Union refer to socialist radicals like Naomi Klein as “useful idiots”, essentially ignorant supporters of Lenin and Stalin from Western countries who have no idea or care of the ongoing criminal atrocities that they commit on its own people. Make no mistake, Naomi Klein is exactly one of these people. She is a strong supporter of Hugo Chavez and his Venezuelan Socialist Bolivarian Revolution, despite the complete economic collapse and dire poverty it has caused for millions of Venezuelans, many of which are now facing starvation no different than what Ethiopia and North Korea faced in the 80s and 90s. Instead of denouncing socialism, Naomi Klein doubles down and wants to introduce her Leap Manifesto to Canada, which is based on exactly the same principles as the Socialist Bolivarian Revolution that destroyed Venezuela. She explicitly acknowledge that her climate change message has nothing to do with saving the environment, but everything to do with replacing our successful capitalist system with her brand of socialism, which has been a proven failure in the Soviet Union, China during the Cultural Revolution, the Eastern European Bloc, Cambodia, Cuba, Zimbabwe and now Venezuela. It’s a shame that Maclean’s could give her a podium to air her propaganda that in reality, is no different than the views of Pol Pot, Kim Jong Un, or Hitler.

  3. Good for Naomi Klein to here express her views so fully.

    I expressed mine when I voted for Donald Trump last November. For me, he was the “least bad” of the four major candidates for the US Presidency – and I still feel that way.

    Is not “diversity” hard to take? Yes, but after eight years of Obama, I feel liberated now.

    I’m looking forward to my yearly visit to Canada this early fall. I’m returning to Québec, which of course has its own challenges living with “English” Canada.

    • You are very ignorant to think that Naomi Klein represents good just because she doesn’t like Trump. She is nothing more than an extreme radical social just warrior (i.e. Communist) disguised as a climate change activist. Naomi Klein has confessed that her Leap Manifesto has nothing to do with helping the environment, but everything to do with replacing capitalism with communist ideologies. In fact, she is an unapologetic supporter of Hugo Chavez and his Bolivarian Socialist Revolution, the very movement that caused the complete economic collapse of Venezuela and turned that country into a narco-dictatorship with millions of its citizens now faces starvation and the highest crime rate in the world. It’s disgusting and revolting that someone like Naomi Klein still wants to bring that revolution to Canada under her Leap Manifesto movement knowing very well the outcome of what happened in Venezuela.

  4. Same on you Maclean’s for giving Naomi Klein a podium to air her propaganda and fake news. Naomi Klein is an extreme radical no different than Pol Pot, Kim Jong Un, and Hitler. Not once in this article does it mention her unapologetic support for Hugo Chavez and his Bolivarian Socialist Revolution, the very movement that caused a complete economic collapse in Venezuela and turned that country into a narco-dictatorship with millions of its citizens now facing starvation and the highest crime rate in the world. Nor does this article mentions that Naomi Klein confessed that her climate change policies such as her Leap Manifesto has nothing to do with protecting the environment, but everything to do with replacing “dirty capitalism” with her idealistic socialism despite it being a proven failure the world over. Comparing Naomi Klein to evil fascists like Pol Pot, Kim Jong Un, and Hitler may sound extreme at first, until you realize everyone of these dictators are passionate self-declared socialists hell bent on destroying capitalism, just like Naomi Klein.

    • Too true!!

    • What we don’t need is Naomi Klein.

  5. Why should we pay attention to anything Naomi Klein has to say. She is a self confessed Marxist. Macleans should not be giving her room to air her unCanadian views.