Ontario NDP candidate for Ottawa Centre, Joel Harden, has got it bad for maniacal deceased dictator Hugo Chavez.
According to the Toronto Sun’s Mark Bonokoski, Hardin’s 469 page doctoral thesis celebrated Venezuelan socialism and the Bolivarian Revolution.
Harden wrote “the example of Venezuela it is argued exemplifies the participatory radicalism and new solidarities crucial to developing activist politics in the 21st century.”
You'd have to be certifiable to think that there’s anything good coming out of Venezuela right now, or to think that what happened there is some sort of template that should be duplicated in successful Western countries.
It’s a wretched pit of centrally planned misery that’s getting worse every day.
But that hasn't stopped far left-wing socialists, like Harden embedded in Ontario’s New Democrat Party from looking at Venezuela as a socialist success story.
Loving murderous dictators is a feature of the NDP, not a bug, and today I’ll show you all the other high level NDPers with a soft spot for Marxist tyrants.