An epidemic of ignorance

A faithful reader writes from Halifax: “In our current federal election, marked by media hostility to the Conservative government at levels unprecedented in recent Canadian history, a leading candidate of the Opposition New Democratic Party (actually to the Left of Bernie Sanders) in Hamilton, Ontario has claimed that she’d never heard of Auschwitz. This after having made a tasteless joke about pictures [of Auschwitz]. Even worse she is the Vice-Chair of the Hamilton-Wentworth School Board, serving nearly 50,000 students.”

“So far,” he adds, “the National Post, hardly right-wing, but more diverse than most of the Canadian media, is one of the few outlets that has taken note of this.”

Ignorance and malice are epidemic on the left. They go hand in hand and they explain a lot.