April 18, 2016

Why Canadian conservatives should cheer NDP's Great “Leap” Backwards

Harry KhachatrianRebel Blogger

The New Democrat Party (NDP) took another step towards reenacting the Bolshevik revolution when they voted to replace party leader Thomas Mulcair and fully embraced the Communist Leap Manifesto.

Mulcair’s ousting – albeit, not exactly a good old fasioned exile to Serbia or a KGB assassination – comes after the party's damming defeat in the last federal election. The NDP lost nearly all held seats to Mr. “the Baltic nations aren’t a thing” Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party.

The New Democratic Party’s downing has prompted two main elucidations. Mulcair's defenders suggest his national election loss was merely a result of strategic voting against the nearly decade-long governance of Harper’s Conservatives, rather than a symptom of Mulcair's weakness.

Others suggest Mulcair ran too far to the right when he said Canada ought to balance its federal budget. Reminder, his platform included a federal childcare program, a nationalized pharmaceutical program, a federal minimum wage of $15/hour, higher corporate taxes and the elimination of interest rates on student loans. If Mulcair thought he could deliver on these promises whilst balancing the budget, he’s not qualified to work as a cashier, let alone Prime Minister – but if this guy was too conservative for you Leninist lemmings, you're going to love what's coming next.

The Leap Manifesto, a neo-Marxist policy platform cooked up by socialist couple Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein, has officially been embraced by the party base. Rebranding the original creed of the Soviet Union as “environmentalism," the far-left party now aims to run a scorched earth campaign against the fossil fuel industry.

The Manifesto reads like a seven-year-old’s Christmas letter to Santa, with passages claiming that reductions in taxation and government spending constitute “a threat to life on earth”:

“We declare that 'austerity' – which has systematically attacked low-carbon sectors like education and healthcare, while starving public transit and forcing reckless energy privatizations – is a fossilized form of thinking that has become a threat to life on earth.”

Where will the money come from, you ask? According to the LEAP Manifesto, Canada has trillions of dollars, all just a few pieces of legislation away from the hands of NDP politicians:

“The money we need to pay for this great transformation is available — we just need the right policies to release it. Like an end to fossil fuel subsidies. Financial transaction taxes. Increased resource royalties. Higher income taxes on corporations and wealthy people. A progressive carbon tax. Cuts to military spending. All of these are based on a simple 'polluter pays' principle and hold enormous promise.”

Looking towards the future, this gives the Canadian Conservative Party a sound opportunity to retake Ottawa in four years.

In a political landscape where both left-wing parties prioritize political grandstanding vis-à-vis environmentalism, we can attract traditionally liberal-voting blue collar workers whose livelihoods are de facto brushed away, just so a few NDP politicians and their supporters can feel morally superior. 

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commented 2016-04-20 04:19:58 -0400
THOMAS CONWAY… Let me get this straight… So Rachel Notley is just practicing something you call “social democracy”??…And her ranks are NOT riddled with eco-nuts, world federalists, and communists who “know what is best for us”?… Let me tell you something – Canada does not need a “viable” Communist Party because it already is permeated with “communists” in school boards, the news media, local councils, environmental organizations, unions, government agencies, churches, universities, and arts communities… And I am still pondering whether the High River gun grab was a manifestation of communism or fascism…
commented 2016-04-19 15:49:09 -0400
Bill…interesting notions, but entirely incorrect, with no factual historical basis. NDP is not communism, it is social democracy. Very different and in fact they are usually in conflict in any country that actually has a viable Communist Party, which Canada does not have.
commented 2016-04-19 14:03:15 -0400
THOMAS CONWAY… I disagree with you. Communists can be divided into 3 groups… non-communists who are enemies of Canada or competitors, who just use communist ideology to weaken us. Next, actual communists who (according to marx) promote the exploitation of natural resources only after the ‘revolution’, and only by state-owned enterprises…. this group does not want us to exploit natural resources so long as it benefits capitalism… then there is the 3rd type, the useful idiots…. this latter group is most fitting to describe the NDP…. and about your last statement, enviros are the first to go, this applies across the board… “revolutionaries in the struggle” are always the first to go in a communist society because the ideology they fought for is not attainable… communist leaders recognize this and deal with them because they are the first to realize that they have been duped and are the most likely group to become counter-revolutionaries….
commented 2016-04-19 13:02:32 -0400
Obviously the writer and commenters don’t know what a communist is, because it certainly is not the NDP. Also, to link environmentalism to communism reveals a complete misunderstanding of both. Environmentalists are the first to go to jail under a communist regime, albeit along with those who want civil liberties.
commented 2016-04-19 12:53:50 -0400
Peter Netterville commented 37 mins ago
I wonder how many LEAP manifesto lovers use fossil fuels in any form.

Peter every leftist POS that is on their computer and Smart phone that posts on the rebel, loves their oil and gas industry. This is how they stay in touch with each other and they can plan the next riot.
commented 2016-04-19 12:40:26 -0400
As the liberals and NDP continue to ‘leap’ frog over each other in their race to the left we can only hope it leads into oblivion. Bill I hope your right.
commented 2016-04-19 12:14:06 -0400
I wonder how many LEAP manifesto lovers use fossil fuels in any form.
commented 2016-04-19 09:40:24 -0400
Polling has revealed the radical agendas the NDP have adopted appeal too less than 10% of the electorate – we will see their seat numbers match that figure – particularly with some Marxist anti Canadian Jihad groupie like Avi Lewis at the helm.

The liberals were usually polling in the low twenties after their scandals , to prop up their base they have become the big labor party that the Dips have abdicated for full on Marxist statism.

Canada continues to throw government’s out, not electing them on a political whim. Libs and Cons have always relied on the swing voter block who have no partisan loyalty and just want a nation that is run properly which does not damage them or take them for granted.

It is obvious that this government will wear their welcome out with that swing vote very early – yet we see the conservatives in no hurry to assemble a more attractive alternative, AND we see that the Liberals will be relying heavily on a sycophant media journo corps which fabricates a cult of personality narrative to obfuscate the inept fiscal recklessness of the current government (an absolute copy of the last Obama/Media/special interest trinity).

We are in for a few years of economic pain and media corruption before people come to the realization they have been played again by false hope and fantasy narratives. When that cathartic moment arrives, the NDP will be on the wrong side of public will.
commented 2016-04-19 02:22:35 -0400
Brian, if there is an exodus from the NDP, I believe it will head for the Liberals, so the Conservatives shouldn’t celebrate just yet. However you could be correct if the Cons find a Peoples Person as their new leader.
commented 2016-04-18 21:58:30 -0400
Justin Trudeau should run for leader of the NDP. He moved the Liberal party so far to the left the Dippers have been scrambling to catch up ever since.
commented 2016-04-18 18:43:08 -0400
Sigh……I think voters, especially those in the east are too stupid to consider anything but socialism. That means, the leftward Lieberal Party is sure to be returned to power, a scary prospect as they have also expressed in this “LEAP” Manifesto. In fact, they may embrace it as its provisions would allow them dictatorship of what used to be a free and democratic state…..Canada!