Saturday, October 18, 2008
Harper will destroy himself
Because he is essentially a reactionary - ie because he has no vision beyond a tightly constructed ideology that ignores everything from climate science to the almost unanimous support from Canadian economists over a carbon tax, or from supporting a Bush League war because he defines himself as a conservative republican, to ignoring the suffering being felt by Canadians in the economic meltdown, Harper reacts to events, rather than responds to them. It's not native caution or pragmatism, it's the fact that he doesn't know what's going on in the world because he lives in a ideological bubble. A weakness that will cause him to destroy himself. He is not a leader, he's a follower, and not even a follower of circumstance, but of the chain of faulty ideas that underlie his thought. He thinks he's right, but mostly he proves to have been wrong. That's what will destroy him.