Monday, August 17, 2009
The NDP Convention and the Media Circus
As you know, I try to stay away from criticizing Canada's progressive parties, because I believe in a united left, and don't think it's a good idea to burn bridges we will some day have to cross.
But the reaction to the NDP's convention is so absurd ...such a circus...I feel I must.
First came the dumb media reducing everything to an idiot headline.
As if there weren't more important things to discuss. Like how to win more seats in the next election.
And most idiot of all....completely ignoring the fact that if you translate the words Democratic Party into French, and then use the initials it sounds like Pe- De. The slang word for FAGGOT. Which would make the party the laughing stock of the province.
Why do you think Mario Dumont called his party the ACTION Democratique instead of the Parti Democratique? Duh.
Then came the country's disgusting right-wing media
The more than 1,000 delegates endorsed action to prevent violence against aboriginal women. They endorsed enshrining childcare into law. They endorsed investment in environmentally friendly jobs. They endorsed ending rules that prevent homosexuals from donating organs.
In the end, there were more than 50 policies approved. But there was little to raise the eyebrows of the party's socialist founders.
As if the word SOCIALIST... as in social democracy.... was something to be ashamed about. Instead of the trademark of some of the world's most advanced democracies. As if the issues discussed weren't important.
Then came the Liberal bloggers.
Who sounded like members of the Con choir. Even though if Ignatieff does manage to win an election, because the Bloc isn't going ANYWHERE he can only hope for a minority. And will have to depend on the NDP to stay in power.
Oh boy. It's all such a ridiculous and tragic FARCE. The centre-left eats itself while the dirty Cons kill Canada.
And while I'm at it .....I'm still waiting to hear why, according to the latest EKOS poll, 41 per cent of Liberals believe the country is heading in the RIGHT direction. And why one out of three of them would choose the Cons as their second choice?
Because let's face it, with those kind of scary numbers, if the NDP didn't exist we would have to invent it.
You see that's the irony eh?
The NDP doesn't need to change its name because EVERYBODY knows who they are.
But who I wonder are the Liberals?
And isn't it about time THEY changed their name to the LCP? The Liberal Conservative Party.
People please. Trust me I love you ALL. But we must understand that thanks to the Bloc, the home team of the semi autonomous nation of Quebec, the political landscape of Canada has changed FOREVER.
And the only way the tyranny of the Con minority will be defeated, is if the left unites or forms a coalition like they do in other civilized countries.
The Coalition for Change was an idea ahead of its time in a country stuck in a rut and going NOWHERE. But sooner or later everyone will recognize the obvious.
And it will be back...
My advice? Love it now or love it later. But while we wait for it to return don't do the Con's dirty work for them.
If you really love Canada.
Don't shit in your own backyard...