Canada is not alone in having such a provocateur. Every country has that one journalist or famous person or politician who is not afraid to gain notoriety by promoting an us and them mentality. Finding a convenient scape goat is an easy way to gain more popularity with certain sections of society- those who are struggling, those who are unemployed, those who have been taught to see the world as us and them. It is convenient to blame those who are not like us. And it is even easier when someone who has a public platform expresses those beliefs for us. These provocateurs gain a following. Some people believe fully in what they say, others listen to just to see what outrageous thing the person will say next. But for whatever reason these buffoons have a following.