Saturday, September 23, 2006

Shut up Jack!

Just watching the news and there was a segment on Jack Layton's meeting with Hamid Karzai. Jack met with the Afghan leader to tell him that if he had his way, Canada would have abandoned Afghanistan a long time ago.

I have never agreed with Jack Layton's politics, but until recent months I always thought of him as a decent human being. But, I am willing to admit when I am wrong.

I am also willing to admit that I need to learn to gain control of my temper when dealing with people with irritatingly simplistic political beliefs. Luckily for Jack, he wasn't in the room when I was watching the news this evening. So I took out my rage on the next best thing...

Sure, maybe it was a little juvenile... but it made me feel better.

1 comment:

mlbright said...

OMG, you actually ruined a book. Bookburner!! Autodafé lover!!!

About Jack, I'm surprised no one has never exposed his proposed abandonment of Afghanistan as a massive contradiction in his supposedly socialist platform. What are free and safe Afghanis in an NDP world? Not worth it apparently. Forget the basic human rights and security of his fellow man: for Jack, health care and welfare for Canadians is much more important than basic human rights. As long as his core constituents get generous welfare cheques, or have sufficiently expensive outlets for their bourgeois affected compassion, he's happy, no matter what kind of world they live in. This kind of hypocrisy is why I've abandoned the NDP.