The Waffle: It was about an Independent Socialist Canada
The waffle was about an independent socialist Canada. It burned bright for a few years while I was in my teens and sparked my interest in politics at a young age. Sadly Socialism is now seen as an impractical, unhealthy, dirty, form of mind control, ironically the power of corporate propaganda is so powerful we can accept ideas that are in direct conflict with our own best interests things like the arms trade, the concentration of wealth, and the glorification of greed. Bertrand Russell noted one hundred years ago “Capitalism appeals to the sacred principle “The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate”.
So why did the New Democratic Party purge itself of the Waffle? Why abandon the idea of an independent socialist Canada? To answer that question is to understand why people continually vote for the ruling class under the banner of Liberalism, Conservatism and New Democratic parties. It is to understand Controlled Flight into Terrain.
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