They say he’s a socialist.

Deremigi's Blog

Maybe I’m the only one thinking this way, but I can’t stop thinking that the term socialist has taken on a new meaning especially since I heard that former World Bank head Mr. Straus Khan was expected to become socialist leader of France before he got tarred for an escapade with a New York hotel maid. And I gather that he’s not poor  like I used to think socialists were supposed to be. And there’s that last NDP convention that chose a former Quebec Liberal cabinet minister as leader whose great-grandfather had once been  Quebec’s premiere, like an informal inherited right: passing a title down the family line you might say.
And socialist policies don’t seem what I grew up imagining they were meant for, like helping protect the disadvantaged, the way Tommy Douglas boxer and Baptist preacher was supposed to have led the NDP’s precursor, the CCF to help…

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