Some fine writing from Mr. Radwanski:
It takes a special kind of immaturity to look at an economic crisis - one that has people worried about their jobs and their homes and their life savings - and consider only how it might be turned to your advantage. But then, for all his ideological roots, Harper has demonsrated time and again that nothing interests him so much as cementing his hold on power. He may have evolved in terms of openness to pragmatic policies when they suit his political interests. But this is a leader who very clearly sees politics as a game, and who sees government - rather than what you do with it - as the ultimate victory.
No. Fucking. Shit.
The irony, of course, is that it wasn't that long ago when Stephen Harper's Brownshirt Youth were yammering on about how the only thing the Liberals cared about was hanging on to power, for whatever reason and at whatever cost.
How times have changed.
Now we have Canada's answer to international fascism, Stephen Harper, proving that, like his right-wing idol George W. Bush before him, Stephen has no interest whatsoever in policy of any kind, and it's all about the power. And nothing else. Sound familiar? Oh, look:
With this new power, Hitler banned other parties, declared the Nazi party the only legal party of the state, consolidated power in Berlin between January – February 1934, ended autonomy of local governments and officials, abolished local governments and abolished the upper and lower house of parliament. Democracy was now dead and Germany was ruled by a one-party state.
And, yes, we have just taken the first step down that road.