Friday, July 13, 2012

What Gardner said...

But still I am amazed at how many people despise Stephen Harper so much that they would endorse a mass songbird slaughter if the prime minister were photographed smiling at a chickadee. 
Consider the War of 1812 commemorations, which the government has enthusiastically supported. There are many reasonable grounds for criticism. That we shouldn’t spend millions at a time of cutbacks. That they turn a complex reality into a cartoon. That the cartoon amounts to political propaganda. All legitimate points of discussion. 
But in the anti-Conservative fever swamps, there’s no discussion. There is rage. These commemorations are a travesty! The War of 1812 has absolutely nothing to do with Canada! Stephen Harper is trying to change our history!
Dan Gardner in the Ottawa Citizen.
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