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Sunday, 25 June 2006 10:43
An Open Invitation to Jack Layton: Why Do We Not Fight?

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- C. L. Cook - It's said: "A hero dies once, but a coward dies a million deaths." If true Jack, how many of those millions of deaths have you yet died? And, how many more dead are required before you and the vaunted inheritors of the "peace" party currently marking time at NDP HQ stand on your stated principles?


An Open Invitation to Jack Layton:
Why Do We Not Fight?

C. L. Cook

PEJ News
June 25, 2006

Beside the cretin-like complicity of the current crop of so-called Liberal party members wearing the varnish off their privileged chairs in Canada's House of Parliament, no other single entity bears more responsibility for what has come to pass in Canada than the New Democrats. The country is now nominally ruled by a cadre of blatant Republicans, killers that would have our treasury devoted to the kinds of death and destruction policies so evident in our tortured neighbour to the south.

Is that O.K. with you and yours? Apparently so with Jack Layton and the NDP.

How many thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions of maimed and killed Afghani, Haitians, and others will it take, Jack before you and your pitiful party find legs to stand against this? Shall I support my local NDP federal candidate, (a decent and truly concerned woman) here in Victoria, while hoping the political machinery behind your machinations turn finally to this issue? Well, forget it.

There's a poster of Tommy Douglas pinned on my wall. Do you know him, Jack? Tommy reminds me daily of the promise of this nation, and the courage of those who would stand against outrageous calumny to forward an agenda that would, finally, serve the people's best interest. You, Jack, are the beneficiary of that nobility. And what have you done with that great privilege and responsibility? Nada

And what does the New Democratic Party have to say? Nada.

There's a piece of mail sitting in my crowded 'mail-crutch' sporting a smiling visage. It's Denise Savoie, "my" duly elected Member of Parliament from Victoria. I didn't vote for Denise, though I know her intents to be true, because of you, Jack.

I can stand the liars, and the cons, those that would present themselves to their fellow citizens as concerned and conscientious, while lining their own pockets; one expects that of the lying Liberals, and their radical twins, the  Conservatives; what I can't accept though, Jack, is cowardice. That you can face the mirror of public expectation, pretending to promote the concerns of your constituents, and do nothing is unforgivable.

The NDP's role in the ascension of Stephen Harper is irrevelant in this; your party has proven itself a traitor to its principles for decades, but now, as Canada careens towards what can only be accurately described as an fascist future, will you yet not peep? How far must we slide before courage is rediscovered on the Rideau?

I expect little of you and yours, Jack. You remind of the Toronto Maple Laughs, and all those other unfulfilled ambitions vexing our nation - do you think it "yours" too? - but still  I implore you to heroic, if doomed, effort.

The majority of Canadians polled are against the gruesome transformation going on in the country. How safe must your message be before you dare open your pie hole?

Or do you disdain the populace as your "opposition" and privileged forebears?

There is no wiggle room left, Jack. You stand now, or fall forever remembered as Benedict Arnold is south.

Chris Cook is a contributing editor to PEJ.org, and hosts Gorilla Radio, a weekly public affairs program, broad/webcast from the University of Victoria, Canada.; You can checkl out the GR Blog here.


Last Updated on Sunday, 25 June 2006 10:43

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