Patriotism, lower taxes, leaving people alone, a strong national defence, and a values-based foreign policy are far superior to the insanity on offer by the far-left and the far-right.
In recent videos, Pierre Poilievre has been making a very important point:
Canada doesn’t really have a ‘liberal’ party anymore, not in the traditional sense of the word.
Rather, the Liberal Party of Justin Trudeau is an ‘illiberal’ party that is becoming more and more authoritarian.
There won’t be a liberal party in the next election… pic.twitter.com/pjEwjZsYBv
— Lianne Rood (@Lianne_Rood) January 26, 2024
By contrast, Pierre Poilievre is far more of a ‘classical liberal.’
Poilievre’s basic idea of the government staying out of people’s lives, while promoting a sense of patriotism, keeping taxes low, and sticking close to our traditional allies is far more in keeping with the kind of classical liberalism that helped to build the Western world into an economic and cultural juggernaut.
Another way of saying this is that Pierre Poilievre is advocating for ‘normie conservatism.’
Both far-leftists like Justin Trudeau and the far-right in the United States and parts of Europe have become so critical of the Western world and the democratic process that they seek to undermine their own countries, while praising authoritarian regimes.
The far-left tends to side with China and Iran, while the far-right sides with Russia, but in the end they are both far too sympathetic to the propaganda of dictators, and far too willing to weaken their own nations from within.
It’s no coincidence that both the far-left and the far-right sound almost identical on foreign policy, and both are obsessed with expanding state power so they can impose their agenda and extreme worldview on the unwilling.
Meanwhile, normie conservatives have views that are ‘boring,’ yet quite enduring. They believe in keeping taxes low to ensure economic freedom, they believe the government should stay out of our lives as much as possible, they believe the erosion of our national pride and erosion of our military strength should be reversed, they believe we should stand with our democratic allies and stand against dictators, and they believe that Western democracy and capitalism is fundamentally a good thing. They don’t buy into victimhood or endless guilt, and they believe that Western values are still the best values.
Pierre Poilievre is showing himself to be a strong defender of the ‘normie conservative’ perspective, which is a key reason he’s doing so well in the polls and why the attempts by the Liberals to link him to Donald Trump continue to fail.
Canadians can see that it’s Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh who are far outside the mainstream, not Pierre Poilievre.
In a world of rising extremism, it’s clear that what we really need is to get back to the ‘normie conservatism’ and ‘classical liberalism’ that helped the Western world succeed in the first place.