Thursday, April 07, 2011

What Harper's Defender's Say About Him

According To Kate Heartfield:
The caricature of Harper does bear some similarity to the flesh and-blood original, of course. Yes, Harper and his party have centralized control, favoured ideology over evidence, manipulated the democratic process, bullied civil servants, exhibited mistrust and disrespect for Parliament, the media and even, sometimes, the public -as shown by the party's strict vetting of participants at rallies and willingness to eject anyone whose partisan allegiance is in doubt.
Yes he is all these things, but Kate grows faint when anyone draws the conclusion that Harper is a "tyrant". Perhaps she would prefer, "despot"?
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1 comment:

  1. OK, how about traitor? Liar? Phony? Fraud? Corporatist stooge? War criminal? Scientific and cultural illiterate? Homophobe? Bigot? Christofascist whackaloon?