Media, Liberal and Conservative fear mongering about NDP and Greens

I have to say that this “We’ll all be equally broke with the NDP” discourse falls right into the media manipulation and fear mongering about parties on the left. They are terrible financial managers and the international community won’t work with us go the lies explicitly and implicitly spread by media and the other two natural ruling parties (Look how great the Cons are as financial managers, what a sad laugh). But this demonization of the NDP and now the Greens has been an established discourse for so long that most of the Cdn population accepts it without question. This attitude is a relic of the reds under the beds hysteria of the 50s and the neo-con Washington Consensus since the 70s. Interestingly the NDP have never been give a chance to prove at the federal level this nonsense wrong over the past 50 years and more. Of course the proof, as the Cons and Libs and all the other mystified fools will say, is that provincial NDP gov’ts have always been bad for business while ignoring how the corps refused to cooperate or cooperated with those gov’t only a little. This made it very hard for these gov’t to succeed. Also, the usually one-term NDP provincial gov’ts had to try and dismantle so much of the corporate friendly economic and social (not people-friendly) policies instituted by the Cons and the Libs before getting to the hard work of putting new polices and practices in place. Meanwhile the media machine kept going “these leftists are destroying all we hold dear” (Once again let’s pause to consider how the Libs and the Conservatives have been doing this for over 100 years.) Ask yourself, what proof do you have that We’ll all be equally broke with the NDP” ?

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I am an anthropologist and Associate Professor who loves to play guitar and comment on social injustice in whatever form it may take
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