For John, BLUF: As we used to say: "A man's got to do what a man's gotta do." Nothing to see here; just move along.
From the Blog of Mr Mark Steyn, 5 December 2019.
Here is the lede plus one:
Friday December 6th marks the thirtieth anniversary of the "Montreal Massacre" - a grim day in 1989 when fourteen female students at the École Polytechnique were murdered by a man known to posterity as "Marc Lépine". Much followed from that terrible slaughter, including various useless "gun control" measures - and the formal annual commemorations that, three decades on, are attended by as many eminences as Remembrance Day or Dominion Day. The men present in that classroom are now in their mid-fifties; the women are not. I was far from home that December and was not back in Quebec until Christmas. And so I accepted the official narrative of events - until, that is, a few years later, when I looked into it myself.There is no doubt that wrong lessons were drawn, and as a result we have drawn wrong conclusions regarding male and female relations and responsibilities. This, in turn, has added to the gender confusion with which we now live, as a society.
Awhich point I marveled at how the Canadian state had succeeded in so thoroughly imposing a meaning on the slaughter that is more or less the precise opposite of what actually happened. I've written about it over the years, although my comrades in the Canadian media complain every time I do so, as if any questioning of the official fairy tale cannot be permitted.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff