Friday, September 19, 2008

Hey, I'm All For This!

Following a link from Saskboy's blog, I find this hilarious letter to the editor of Canada's tabloid leftwing rag, The Toronto Star. It couldn't get any better.
"sound troubles, Sept. 14

The NDP's use of a non-unionized technical road crew at the CNE is a glaring example of its low regard for the priorities and needs of the labour movement and its working-class constituency. This party has indeed strayed from its roots in the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, which sought to achieve a fundamental restructuring of Canada's economic, social and political features, so as to transform it into a good and just society.

The labour movement needs to seriously re-examine its relationship with the NDP. It is time for labour to explore the formation of a new party with progressive women, racial justice, environmental, peace, youth, global justice, trans and queer, and student social movement organizations.

Now more than ever we need a party that will not be uneasy with its association or defence of the rights of the majority of us who sell our labour with little control over how it is used and compensated.

Now more than ever we need a party that will be a champion of participatory political and economic democracy.

Now more than ever, we need a political party that will promote the development of political literacy within the electorate. This development would help the citizens in critically reading the word, as well as the economic, social and political world around us.

Ajamu Nangwaya, 3rd Vice-President, CUPE Ontario"
Hell, this guy is advocating splitting the political left in the country even further than it is already. That's a good thing. He's also advocating endorsement by the splintered group of all the fringe causes known to man (and women) and that's a good thing. And to top it all off, he's insinuating that the Canadian electorate is currently incapable of critical thought. What more could you ask for. It might even make those poor folks up in Gerry Ritz's riding better able to excuse his stupid and callous behavior and vote Conservative.


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