Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones
Here is an article illustrating the skewed values of our LIE-beral overlords. With some comments of my own in brackets):
Somewhere, Bill Clinton is laffing his **** off.
...and Trudie is taking lessons.
Miss World goes where PM fears.
By Mike Strobel, Toronto Sun. First posted: Thursday, December 15, 2016 10:10 PM EST | Updated: Friday, December 16, 2016 07:31 AM EST
Canada’s miss on a mission is shaking up the Miss World Pageant, tackling China over human rights abuses. She is doing Canada proud.
She’s got more cojones than our prime minister.
If Justin Trudeau is China’s patsy, Anastasia Lin, 26, of Scarborough, is its pest.
“China intimidates and threatens,” she told me as she prepared for the pageant, Sunday in Washington D.C.
You can’t blame China, really, for those tactics. They seem to be working on Team Trudeau.
When Beijing bigwig Wang Yi tossed a tantrum because some journo asked about human rights, his wussy counterpart, foreign minister Stephane Dion, reacted like he had a mouthful of marshmallows.
Justin, meanwhile, cozies up to Chinese billionaires at Liberal fundraisers. The PM claims he’s always raising human rights issues — tough to do while scarfing down caviar.
(A collection of Chinese Communist bankers have just been given permission to open a Cdn bank branch- shortly after one of those rather notorious “pay for access meet and greet” deals so beloved of LIE-berals- and isnt it odd that immediately after the meet and greet the Chinese bankers contributed a million dollars to a Trudope family charitable fund- and then GOT their go ahead for the new bank?)
Has anyone ever actually seen Trudeau Junior collar a commie, so to speak, over abuse of prisoners of conscience, over organ harvest, over such trifles as freedom of the press, association, expression and religion?
Perhaps he’s leaving it to Ms. Lin. Abandoning her to the Beijing bullies, in other words.
“I feel vulnerable,” she recently told me of her government’s feeble stance. “It’s me against the world.”
Kowtowing to bullies never works. They eat your lunch.
Our miss on a mission knows the ire of the People’s Republic. She was Miss World Canada 2015, too, but was barred from competing at the international show by its host country last year. You guessed it. China.
Why the cold shoulder? Because Lin, all 5-foot-6 of her, is a fearless critic of China’s abuses, including reports of state prisoners slaughtered for the organ trade, especially her fellow Falun Gong followers.
“I wanted to be a voice for the voiceless,” she told me, “but I didn’t understand how hard that is.” Even this week at the pageant itself, nestled in the capital of the free world.
A friend of hers tells me Anastasia got a message from her father, still in China, saying “he couldn’t take it anymore.”
Anastasia says Chinese authorities have squeezed her dad’s business relentlessly since she hit headlines last year, and refused him a travel permit for the pageant.
Miss World brass have told her to keep a lid on during the pageant. As an ex-Miss Universe judge, I know how sticky pageant protocol can be.
Why shun publicity, when the Miss World motto is Beauty With a Purpose? Or does the long arm of Beijing reach even a beauty pageant stage?
Lin did manage one interview, with Associated Press, with the same message she gave me last month.
“Everybody is tied economically with China,” she told AP. “China’s soft power is so huge that no one really dares to speak up.”
I hope she wins Sunday. I hope she can stare down China while wearing a sash that says Miss World.
She could teach our prime minister a thing or two.
Strobel’s column usually runs Monday to Friday.