Friday, April 18, 2008

What You Call Paranoid, I Call Normal

The Tories and their fellow travelers, have been firing up the paranoia machine over the RCMP raids on their headquarters. Tales of dark conspiracies and talk of revenge are on the lips of the true believers. One might conclude that this is just the result of the silly season in parliament, caused by the special circumstances of a minority parliament. That would be the wrong conclusion. This paranoid style of politics, as practiced by the Conservative party has been around a long, long time, and is integral to American politics, the wellspring of modern Canadian conservative thought. No one should be surprised by this flare up of paranoia. It would have been more surprising to me if it hadn't made an appearance.
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