Saturday, May 28, 2005

When they poured across the border

Whatever you may see over there in the blogroll, I'm probably going to be quite partisan for a bit.

The Liberal Party runs wasteful, outrageously expensive and intermittently available monopolies in medicine and countless other markets. The Liberal Party plans to enact junk-science Kyoto and make children political hostages just like the doctors are. The gun registry. On and on. Their fairy-tale premises and foolish aims aside, all of these programs are at bottom just excuses for kickbacks, favouritism, and empire-building. Worse, the media on balance are in the pockets of this thoroughly venal faction.

But whatever their policies and past, the Liberal Party disregards fundamental traditions and understandings of our system of government so as to remain in power and cover up its theft. The supremely important fact is that they are bringing our democracy into disrepute and creating a terrible precedent by ignoring the repeatedly expressed will of the House of Commons. I'm non-partisan about that only in that I'd be saying the same things whichever party was doing it. It's just that this is a Liberal sort of tactic.

The Conservatives are too left wing for me. But they are now standing against corruption verging on illegal seizure of power. There's not much middle ground to be non-partisan in right now.

7 comments:

MapMaster said...

As you can see on some of the blogs in the blogroll, "non-partisan" is not exactly a true descriptor. Perhaps, "non-traditionally-partisan" might be more apt. Abstention from partisanship is not a requirement, as long as one is not dogmatic about it.

Mike said...

Now, I'm confused.

MapMaster said...

How about the "none-of-the-above" blogging alliance? Or, "temporary-allies-of-convenience-partisan" blogging alliance?

Meaghan Champion said...

How bout the "I hate everybody... I hate everybody... I hate everbody... Tell the bastards to do real and honest work for a living." : version of non-partisanship? NOTA would also apply.

MapMaster said...

I'll subscribe to that alliance. The acronym would be awkward and hard to remember, though…

Tommy Steele said...

Mapmaster,

I don't think you understand the term non-partisan.

MapMaster said...

Oh, that's very possibly true!