The political left in this country is forever accusing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative party of having a hidden agenda. But now we see what a real hidden agenda looks like, and it’s ugly: the conspiracy between the New Democrats (NDP) and the Bloc Québécois.
We have always known that the socialists owed their loyalty more to their “movement” and doctrine than to their country. Socialism is like a religion.
That’s the essential difference between socialists and other left of centre liberals: they both operate on the left of the political centre, but the socialists are ideologues and owe their loyalty to such forces as the “class struggle,” the “labour movement” and the “welfare state.”
Our Canadian socialists will make any deal or compromise to move their party closer to the centre of political power. Socialists are internationalists and often mock and deride any show of nationalism. You often see examples of this on television talk shows. Socialists, in Canada and elsewhere, seldom support national armed forces, and many even balk at wearing replica poppies in remembrance of those who died for our country.
It is really no stretch for a socialist leader like Jack Layton to reach out to a traitor like Gilles Duceppe and his separatist Bloc Québécois and form an alliance. Layton is quoted as boasting to his caucus,
Wouldn’t we all just love to know what “details” Layton chose not to “go into?” A secret pact with a party whose stated purpose, their raison d’être, is the destruction of Canada. My God, has the man no shame?
The Bloc is not a formal partner in the Liberal/NDP coalition, of course, but with the secret pact Layton made with the Bloc “a long time ago” in his back pocket, Layton was able to cut a deal with the feeble-minded, power hungry Stéphane Dion and his Grits to get six seats at the cabinet table.
The fact that such an alliance will surely hurt Canada is immaterial to men like Layton. After all, it furthers the ends of his socialist NDP and Jack gets to finally move out of the kitchen.
Canadians have always known this about the NDP, at least, at a subconscious level. This intuition is a big part of why they have rejected the NDP in every federal election for the past several decades.