Friday, June 6, 2014

We Do Nothing

That's the most frustrating thing about Canadian progressives. Our nothingness. I suppose if there was some progressive version of a money-making, self-interested progressive machine, we could get ourselves some of that wingnut welfare and actually influence policy or form astroturf groups that had an actual impact on our world, but since making money is primarily a capitalist undertaking, we're reduced to bloviating on the intertubes.


Anonymous said...

I guess the Broadbent institute doesn't count?

thwap said...

I have no idea what you're talking about. Please, if you have details, share them.

Dana said...

The Broadbend Institute is a talk shop.

Talk isn't action.

No. Progressives have very little in the way of courage of their convictions.

They're certainly unwilling to fight for what they believe in.

If they even really believe it, which more and more I doubt.

The Spanish Civil War fought today would not have an International Brigade.

thwap said...


Well, you know, violence is so dehumanizing. We must vote and petition and peacefully protest and non-violently submit to beatings and jailings, until our powerful opponents exhaust themselves.

And then we WIN!

I'm still waiting to hear what the Broadbent Institute is actually doing. Evidently, it's something real, but I've never heard of it.