Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Purchasing Social Justice with envelopes of money and an ice pick

Michael Ignatieff and Joe Volpe enlist the support of the deceased, Bob Rae calls on his imaginary friends, and Stéphane Dion preaches good old fashion communism.

HT: Darcey of Dust my Broom - Dion gets cozy with the editorial board of the Red Star:

As in the 20th century, the main issue is to reconcile economic growth with social justice. The party that was able to deliver both to the people was the Liberals. We have been the party that has been able to identify the issues and improve the (lives) of the people. That is why we've been the party of the 20th century. We won't be the party of the 21st century if we don't understand in which century we are.

This is my vision: The economy, if it is to be profitable, needs to be sustainable in the 21st century. Some countries are well ahead of us. We have too much waste in this economy and in this society. My action plan is to improve the situation by engaging in dialogue with members of our party, and subsequently Canadians.

Unless you are able to be more competitive in the new revolutionary sustainable economy, then you cannot do what Liberals would like to do, which is bring about social justice.

When you (have) social justice, you help people to be healthier, better educated and have better security for their families. Then they are more confident and they become bigger players in the economy. And then you have the virtuous circle for the 21st century: a better economy feeding social justice.
Although the ration line seems wrong long, always remember this is the cost of social justice. Canadians need to remember the century they should aspire to is the 20th century - the century of Hitler and Stalin and the Liberal Party of Canada, the oppressed people's saviours. If the Liberals are to protect the country from global cooling warming, two-tier healthcare, organic spinach and Christianity, they must ration out the resources according to the basic axiom of social justice: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need. The Liberal Party cares. The Liberal Party is sensitive to your collective needs. Regression is good - Progress is wrong.

4 comments:

geoff said...

After reading that Red Star piece, all I can think of is.... Who is John Galt?

rhebner said...

"engaging in dialogue"
"be more competitive in the new revolutionary sustainable economy"
"the virtuous circle"

There must be a speech-o-matic machine that allows politicians to throw a bunch of disjointed feel-good catchphrases together and out pops a speech. He says absolutely nothing but still has that atmosphere of heft and importance.

Pietr said...

In today's Morley Advertiser, from 'this day in history', Japan suffered a typhoon which in 1959 killed 4700 people dead and injured 40,000.

Hasn't happened since people started talking about Global Warming, though, right?

Bruce Gottfred said...

Wow, I thought that quote was a joke, but no, there it was in the Star. Incredible. Dion dusts off the great central planning nonsense, gives it some new paint, and tries to sell it to Canadians.

"We have too much waste in this economy and in this society. My action plan is to improve the situation by engaging in dialogue with members of our party, and subsequently Canadians.

"Unless you are able to be more competitive in the new revolutionary sustainable economy, then you cannot do what Liberals would like to do, which is bring about social justice."

Dialogue. That'll fix things. It's just what we need, we can never get enough of that. And a five-year-plan to deliver Social Justice through a dictatorship of the proletariat.

Whoops. Slipped back into that 20th century lingo.