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Thursday, October 22, 2015


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Jim Whyte

I find it significant that in your list of the genuine liberals halted at Laurier. It was WLM King that took over from Laurier, and he set the Liberal party on its way to becoming the corrupt, anti-democratic political spoils party it is today.

St. Laurent wasn't like that, but he had Howe to do his dirty work for him. Pearson didn't come across like that, but he had the natural bureaucrat's distaste for anything -- democracy, fr'instance -- that held up what he wanted. Of his successor, the less said the better.

Mark Collins

See also:

"David Warren
The Triumph of Drivel
Reflections on the election of Justin Trudeau and the “idiotized” culture..."


Jim Whyte

"The fact about himself that the bullshitter hides, on the other hand, is that the truth-values of his statements are of no central interest to him; what we are not to understand is that his intention is neither to report the truth nor to conceal it."

from Harry Frankfurt's "On Bullshit", 1986.

Frankfurt even suggests "drivel" as a near-synonym. Anyway, that seems to be what Warren is observing here -- political power as end rather than means attracts people with no care for the truth. We've got one now; and with acting training, forsooth.

I stand by my assessment that the Dauphin is very like the people that voted for his father. Low-information voters, meet your low-information PM.

My fingers are crossed that he will at least stumble into some good measures as well as the inevitable bad ones.

Fred Z

Kathy Shaidle had it: Prime Minister Zoolander.

Happily, like Zoolander, Trudeau is an idiot who will be firmly controlled by the saner powers of the Liberal party. And there are some. I hope.

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