I am still really, really angry at the gutless, vote-grubbing, reaction to the Tories veil ploy, by the opposition. All of the parties deserve scorn, though for different reasons. The Bloc's reaction is understandable. It is a nationalist and xenophobic party that is trolling in the fetid pools of ADQ voters, in hopes of reviving its flagging fortunes. As for the Liberals, they are just hopeless. They are nothing but Canada's version of the Democratic party -- so afraid to look "weak", that they yell "me too" every time the "real men" in the Tory party suggest kicking at minorities.
As for the NDP, their reaction is truly baffling to me. This is a party that championed rights for Muslims for years and was in the loop when the new voting law was passed (whether they should have supported a law designed to suppress voting is another question). Why would they roll over and let the Tories get away with something so slimy as to scapegoat Muslim women (who, let me remind you have not asked to be exempted from any law)? My fear is, the party brass is so fixated on winning Outremont that it is willing to swallow its principles in order to escape any negative headlines in the Montreal press. To me, this is an unforgivable betrayal of everything the party is supposed to stand for.
The NDP was built on the social gospel, so let me conclude by quoting some: Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Update: After following today's circus, Lord Kitchener's Own wonders after the intellectual fitness of our "betters". Who can blame him?
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