As we await the arrival of the teabagger tide in the U.S. here are a few things to reflect about.
Don't ever call it a grassroots movement.
The stunning rise of the Tea Party — which seems to have had spillover effects here with Rob Ford’s victory — shows how the wealthy have manipulated the anger following the devastating 2008 financial crash, and turned it into a battering ram for their own causes.
Don't call what's happening in the U.S. journalism.
On Larry King Live last week, commentator Ben Stein noted how the media were now running America. They choose the issues to amplify, they tell the people what they should think on these issues, they do it around the clock, and no one, not even a president as eloquent as Mr. Obama, can avoid being crowded out by the cacophony.
Because it's just propaganda...
And whatever you do, don't ever believe it couldn't happen here.
And here’s news for those of you still in shock: The real meaning of the Ford victory is that a true, reactionary Conservative can easily be elected in the 416 area code. With the right media strategy. Now, lie down with a cold cloth on your face for a while.
Because if Canada keeps on becoming more and more like Amerika.
And the Cons get their own
We will wake up one day, in a country we don't recognize...