Saturday, December 6, 2008

Divine right of Grits aligned with the righteousness of the left

Socialist elements have increasingly insinuated themselves into the Liberal party. So far to the left have the Grits drifted that former provincial socialists premiers Ujjal Dosanjh of British Columbia and Bob Rae of Ontario, who have been elevated to senior party positions, seem quite at home in a party that was once at the centre of the political spectrum.

quote-left-red-grey-bgAll that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.quote-right-red-grey-bg

– Edmund Burke

Now they have thrown their lot in with the New Democrats and the trade union movement. Should de facto leader, that old socialist war horse Bob Rae, win the official leadership, god knows what form the party will take.

Under Rae’s leadership—abetted by the likes of Dosanjh—the party is likely to morph into a British-style liberal democratic movement. In the United Kingdom, the Liberal Party, after being in an alliance for some time with the non-labour socialists, merged with the Social Democratic Party—sound familiar?

ignatieffBut armed with a permanent alliance with the socialist and supported by the left-of-centre Bloc Québécois, the Liberals may see a chance to seize power for decades to come.

Toronto MP Michael Ignatieff, who has been rather lukewarm towards the current Liberal-NDP coalition may be the single best hope of prevent such a bleak outcome. I wish him well in his quest for the Liberal Party’s leadership.smleaf

1 comment:

  1. The liberal train has gone so far down the 'unite the left' track,
    going to the end may be a shorter distance
    than backing up to the crossroad.

    It's a long long way back.
    But to go ahead, they have to kick the Bloc off the train and take on an election as a LibDpper coalition.