Friday, August 14, 2009

Wanker Of The Day

Neil Reynolds has some nasty things to say about J.S. Woodsworth and the early CCF. Reynolds implies that Woodsworth was reported to have said some condescending things about ordinary people, during the 1930's:
"The untrained masses," he explained, "are incompetent to pass judgment upon the complicated problems of capitalism."
(perhaps Mr Woodsworth was talking about the grandparents of today's Canadians who believe we elect our Prime Minister directly -- ed.) . Imagine, a person from another era saying something that might seem strange to modern ears? I expect capitalists from the same era were all sunshine and roses? Given the context of the time, Woodsworth was a saint. Mr. Reynolds owes him an apology.
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