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Doris Lessing words serve as perfect synopsis about socialism


By Lethbridge Herald on March 31, 2022.

Editor:

The March 24th letter titled “The political circus will be leaving town” I thought must be some snippet of a greater paradoxical howler for the comedy group, perhaps the one following said “circus”. 

For alas, the paradox (albeit not provincial) is that our federal shifty lefty Liberals and hard-core lefty NDP never much in love with each other – former “distrusting”, hate fueled political foes, have in the past week themselves “cobbled together” a political alliance – hmm, perhaps to ward off the line “if they didn’t hang together they would, assuredly, hang separately” – said will be the fate of the UCP and “old PC?”

 Harbouring no particular favour for any of them – left, right, centre, north, south, west, or east – I puzzled then recognizing the writers name, said “Ahh I know from where this comes – there’s a manual.” 

It’s the “other side” (of a near totally corrupted political system) parading its reckless “visceral passion” once again. Doris Lessing, a former Communist, told us all about the methodology at play in one of five Massey lectures of long ago. In one of those grand and passionate pronouncements, later published, Ms. Lessing described in perfect form “………the evil ones have to be hounded to their deaths or ‘re-educated’.”

Somewhat an intellectual, Ms. Lessing, lived the hell offerings of Socialism/Communism; even got taken in by it all for a period. Later “woke” she delighted in warning vast audiences of the dark social/political and economic disaster that looms – the “sheer madness” of it. 

Quote: “We believed everyone in the world would be living in harmony, love, plenty, and peace – for ever. This was insane, and yet we believed it, such groups continually spring into existence everywhere; have periods when such beliefs are their diet while they hate and persecute and revile anybody who does not agree with them.”

Perfect synopsis Ms. Lessing – history serves as pallbearer – proof of the present and past sheer hell of a classless, helpless, aimless, society, courtesy of the fascist feudal system that guiltlessly reduces the servant to complete bondage and servitude controlling every movement – everything! 

Be wary, be warned!

A.W. Shier

Lethbridge

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buckwheat

Great letter. Can’t wait to see the responses.

Fedup Conservative

Just can’t wait to prove what a fool you are can you? Good for you the true conservatives in my world enjoy watching you guys make fools of yourselves. It gives us a good laugh. Too bad you are so easy to fool by these phoney conservatives, isn’t it? You don’t see young Albertans doing it.

buckwheat

The usual hate filled response. Nothing to say about the article. Yawn.

Fedup Conservative

Funny how the true conservatives in my world see this joining of forces as a blessing for all Canadians after watching these fool Reformers, pretending they are conservatives going down to defeat when the people learned what they stood for. Praising criminals in Ottawa and Coutts for costing Canadians millions of dollars, but they don’t care.
The MLAs from the Lougheed era I knew weren’t surprised that Reformers Preston Manning, Stephen Harper, Brian Jean, Danielle Smith, Jim Prentice, and Andrew Scheer were all defeated in elections. Add in Erin O’Toole and you can bet Reformer Jason Kenney will be next, yet these ignorant fellow seniors think they are their heroes , just too dumb to understand what they have cost them.
Some are now praising Pierre Poilievre for wanting to become leader of the conservatives, yet the true conservatives point out he is just another Reformer to be defeated, He is a good pal of Jason Kenney after all he was selling Reform Party Memberships for Kenney in Calgary when he was 16 years old and was an assistant to another Reform Party loser Stockwell Day in the Alliance Party.

Fedup Conservative

THERE IS NOTHING DUMBER THAN WATCHING SENIORS GOING AROUND PRETENDING THEY ARE CONSERVATIVES WHILE THEY CALL ANYONE WHO DOESN’T AGREE WITH THEM A LEFTY WHEN THEY ARE THE ONES SUPPORTING ONE.
THEY SUPPORTED RALPH KLEIN WHO ALWAYS CALLED HIMSELF AND LIBERAL AND JASON KENNEY’S WAS AN LIBERAL FOR YEARS IN REGINA< BUT THESE FOOLS DON”T CARE> THEY ARE EASY TO FOOL.

SophieR

It’s the stuff jokes are made of. Our proto-fascist conservative parties calling everyone left of them a ‘socialist’ and/or a ‘dictator’.

Doris and Justin walk into a bar …

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Montreal13

I try to follow the “platforms” and not the name of the party. Unfortunately, sometimes platforms need to be changed due to new information or circumstances. Whether that new information is political or real, is unfortunately not easy to determine.