Blogging Tory asks re Fantino-Harper love affair: Is politics truly “just another fucking hockey game”?

From Celestial Junk, member of the Blogging Tories…

Of course Dear Julian isn’t a perfect fit for everyone, especially for those who value the rule of law … or perhaps another way of putting it is that some still expect their MPs to have that special quality the Romans called “Gravitas”.   It all goes counter to the thinking these days, though.

… “Gravitas … who needs Gravitas?”

“The only thing that counts is that team blue wins”.

“Sometimes I wonder if for some, politics isn’t just another fucking hockey game … us against them … with the stands full of mindless fans who hate the other team, hate the other fans, and go apoplectic over every call the referee makes against their team … while demanding ever more calls against the other team.

Like hockey, for these folks politics has nothing to do with concepts, ideas, or principles … just putting the puck in the net more often than the other guy. For them, Julian F. is a score.”

Read the rest of this article…

NOTE: I normally don’t use hard core vulgarities on VoC, especially in titles, but somehow, CJ’s disgust with the sleazy game of politics just made it seem like the right thing to do in this case.

Mark Vandermaas, Editor
VoiceofCanada
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One response to “Blogging Tory asks re Fantino-Harper love affair: Is politics truly “just another fucking hockey game”?

  1. Only in the perverse theater of national politics could a gross political liability like Fantino be seen as Rock Star Cab-Min material. I agree with Junker, politics today has devolved into a form of duplicitous, attention diverting public theater where the opponents engage in long winded odes to principle and ideals while finger pointing at their opponents but in action, they abandon principle to retain their comfy privilege. In reality there is little or no real ideological or ethical difference between the parties (or theatrical troupes). They have long since resigned themselves to the diversionary roll they play as the shadows in the allegory of Plato’s cave. They know they are well paid to give the media-lobotomized plebs the illusion that there is a working democracy determining public policy based in public will. On another level, where the real power politics are played ,quite out side public theater, these elected politicians have no say in any mater concerning the interests and agendas of the power players. They do what their real bosses tell them to. Public will has never been a consideration in making national policy in Canada. Politics is the art of doing the will of the powerful patrons who buy political influence and selling this form of benign feudalism to the plebs as functional democracy.

    Harper’s new MP should fit right in. The job requires only that you do anything the boss wants without question or moral dissent or objection on principle. Caledonia was a good training ground for this form of political amoralism where command chain policy substituted for rule of law.