Sorry, but yes, once again, I am talking about… the Niqab:
It is clear that the canard about a tiny number of Muslim women hiding their identities behind niqabs at citizenship ceremonies will be the hot-button issue of this election campaign. That’s too bad, because this blatant distraction is fuelled by cynicism, fear-mongering and misinformation.
A canard you say? And yet, and it might be a coincidence, the NDP is dropping in the polls ever since the launch of this terrible weapon.
I should note, I am not generally what you would call a lefty, nor a supporter of the NDP. I remember a Bob Rae Ontario, and that makes the idea of voting NDP… well… icky. Of course it was easy for me not to vote for hard lefties like Layton. As a model centrist, extreme left and right always leave a bad taste in my mouth. I don’t like Harper any better. The sad part is, that leaves the Liberal Party… After years of picking bad leaders, they decided to install a legacy puppet, and that cynical ploy seems to have worked marginally well. The problem for the Libs hasn’t been Harper though, but rather a newly rational NDP.
My original impression was Mulcair would be a doomed second stringer following on the coattails of just-a-backrub Jack.
But… I have to admit, Mulcair even makes someone like me consider voting NDP. He reminds me of Ed Broadbent, a guy who was popular across the board, and had he just been a Liberal, could have quite easily been PM.
I tend to vote local, and really in my riding, the NDP has a stranglehold, so my vote won’t change much. But for once I’m not locked into just turning in a protest vote.
I admit it, I like Mulcair. But that might not be good for him in Quebec. The real challenge for him is keeping his base happy, while still appealing to the centre. Is Ontario finally ready to give the NDP another chance?
Or is Muclair just the mask behind which the looney left is hiding? We all know about masks, and those willing to wear them: they are to be feared and ostracized. No one wearing a mask should be trusted. It’s an implied threat to our safety and our culture.
And this is twice as true for women, who would never willingly wear an oppressive mask. Clearly these women need to be arrested, but our multicultural society has lost the will to protect us from their internalized patriarchy.
(on a more serious note the cop in this video is my hero today)
Never been much interested in that MRA stuff, too much whiny victimy bullshit, but on occasion they do bring the funny.