Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Conventional Wisdom has it that...

It will be convenient to have a name for the ideas which are esteemed at any time for their acceptability, and it should be a term that emphasizes this predictability. I shall refer to these ideas henceforth as the conventional wisdom.

The Affluent Society

Canada is now at D-Day plus 22* and the CW has begun to congeal. The time has come Vigilance said to blog of many things and address a series of truth(s) universally acknowledged**. To wit: The Harper Regime is a colossus astride the entrance to Ottawa and will form the new Natural Governing Party". Centrism is dead as a political force and as a result so are the Liberals. And most ludicrous of all: "The NDP is the only true voice of progressiveism in Canada" or the equally risible: "The success of the NDP in #elxn41 means an immutable change in the Canadian political landscape".

But the point of this post is not to unnecessarily torture great lines from English literature. I intend to address these canards and by doing so illustrate how the Liberal Party can rise from the dead to lead Canada into it's next century.

*D-Day -= Defeat Day
**Even if you don't agree with the sentiments, it was a noble attempt to mash up some great lines from classic literature.
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