Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Time for the left to get bold
Harper’s vicious politics were in some ways inevitable. If we allow our political culture to erode and weaken into little more than a side-show to consumerism, it is just a matter of time before the forces of reaction seize the moment and permanently change the country.
It means, in effect, that we are simply not serious in fighting the dismantling of the country. Given the values of Canadians, and the enormous capacity of civil society to respond to the challenge if it chooses to, this simply should not be happening. That it is happening is a dramatic demonstration of our failure of political will.
When will we get serious? Maybe that should be our collective New Year’s resolution. We have two months in which to accept the challenge."
Murray Dobbin's Blog