| Benjamin Rudski |

To be honest, at first, I did not want to write this article.  I usually like to keep quiet, hiding behind my satirical quips, not wanting to offend either side. In this polarised world, I did not want to be a polarising figure, but rather one who could bring a little levity to some of the more serious events in the news. But then I realised that, as somebody born in the United States, as a Canadian, as a lover of freedom and democracy, and most importantly, as an observant Jew and the grandson of a refugee, I could not remain silent.