I don't want to be too hard on Michael Ignatieff, because falling down the memory hole of Canadian history can't be a pleasant experience. But since he's threatening to take us all with him.
I have to say that even by the standards of Canada's Alice in Wonderland politics he's sure on a strange journey.
He spends his time campaigning in places like Alberta where he'll never win a single seat. He continues to rule out the idea of a coalition.
It simply beggars belief that the Liberals would, in fact, rule out a coalition that could return them to power and defeat a Conservative government that they claim to believe is evil incarnate.
Unfortunately, the Liberals' talking points this week suggest they've learned nothing. "Liberals will campaign to form a Liberal government," they insist. "We aren't interested in coalitions."
Even though the new British government coalition has made the idea more respectable than ever.
He continues to suck up to Big Oil.
American regulation of the offshore oil industry has been revealed as a sham. Our regulation of drilling in the far harsher North Atlantic and Arctic is said by experts to be even weaker.
And thanks to what is in effect a conspiracy between the governing Conservatives and opposition Liberals to avoid an early election, Canada’s environmental rules are about to be further gutted.
Even though Big Oil has never been less popular.
And he could use that tsunami of angry outrage to
A power crazed political thug from Calgary. A tool of Big Oil, who wants to turn Canada into Amerika. A religious fanatic, a misogynist and a homophobe. What more could we ask for eh?
But what do we get from Ignatieff? A slightly revised scene from Alice in Wonderland with Iggy playing Alice:
Alice: I was just wondering if you could help me find my way.
Cheshire Cat: Well that depends on where you want to get to.
Alice: Oh, it really doesn't matter, as long as I manage to avoid an election...
Cheshire Cat: Then it really doesn't matter which way you go.
But of course it does matter. Because unless the Liberals can get their act together not even a coalition will save us.
Michael Ignatieff says the Cons have done a job on him. And he's right. So what is he waiting for to do a job on them? By launching the most aggressive culture war this country has ever seen.
Is he really content to just paint the roses red? While the fascist bullies roll over him...like they did to poor Dion.
I hope not because if I remember correctly even in Wonderland, when the shit hit the fan.
And the mad Queen went on a rampage.
And the Cheshire Cat stopped grinning.
And the White Rabbit looked at his watch and said time is running out.
Even Alice fought back...