Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Why I Didn't Get on the "Poor Jack Layton" Bandwagon.

I was sorry to see Jack Layton die. I had nothing against the man personally. He certainly added color to Canadian politics. But he was in my opinion a "weasel of a politician" especially in front of the cameras.

For some reason, I could not get very rapt up in his death. There are many good (and better) men and women that die every day and we hardly hear about them. Perhaps Canada needed a new hero this month and the best they could do was to latch on to a leader that had passed on.

As I read his deathbed manifesto, the letter he supposedly wrote to so many, I could not get excited about it. He talked about hope but unfortunately without any reference to God there cannot be any real hope -- there can be a false security in some other form of human hope (which so far has got us nowhere), but not in real hope with potential to become reality.

And then today, two articles came out in the mass media expressing exactly how I felt. Here is the first one. You read it and decide for yourself. But remember, you at least heard it first right here from me -- the layman often gets it right before the professionals get to craft their words carefully and legally.

Jonathan Kay: Who has the guts to call out Layton’s cynical manifesto? Blatchford, of course | Full Comment | National Post

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