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Grandpa Gurney (ft. Tristan Johnson)

Grandpa Gurney (ft. Tristan Johnson)

Update: 2020-08-15


YouTuber Tristan Johnson of Step Back History joins us to talk about how incinerating tens of thousands of Japanese civillians at the close of the Second World War is actually bad.

The impetus for this discussion is a chatacteristically long-winded Twitter thread from National Post opinion editor Matt Gurney, where he argues that dropping the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which he concedes were not militarily necessary, were good. That's because it allowed his grandfather to return home early and safely from carrying out British colonialism in India, where he was stationed with the Royal Air Force.

Whose lives are more valuable, 150,000 Japanese men, women and children, or Matt Gurney's? Real tough to say.

Apparently Gurney's voice was such a valuable addition to the discourse on Hiroshima and Nagasaki that he was invited onto Evan Solomon's iHeartRadio show to talk about it.

You may remember Evan Solomon from when he got fired from the CBC for using his position as the host of Power and Politics to sell his guests expensive art.

It's a Canadian media failson match made in Hell.


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Grandpa Gurney (ft. Tristan Johnson)

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