1. I am not a fact-checker.
2. I am not a journalist.
3. I am not a writer with a column in Esquire.
BUT WE’RE GONNA DO THIS THING ANYWAY.
Earlier today, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, a 24-year-old reservist, was killed – gunned down while standing guard at the National War Memorial, steps away from Parliament Hill.
Cue shock. Horror. Incredulity. Tears.
Followed by reflection. Commentary. Punditry. Partisanship.
The latter was worst on Twitter. It always is.
But the pièce de résistance – the cake-taker, if you will – was this piece by Esquire’s Stephen Marche: Canada, The Idea, Is In Pieces
Let’s read it together, shall we?