Friday, April 4, 2008

“Stagnation wrapped in delusion. That's Canadian public life.”

This from The Ottawa Citizen’s Dan Gardner today in a piece that I believe goes a long way to explaining why we are all so bloody sick and tired of our political masters, of all stripes.

Entitled Our Great Bounty Brings Trivia and Bloat, Gardner’s piece doesn’t only skewer politicians, but also goes on to poke holes in our collective image of ourselves. As one example, he points out that although we have never met our international commitments for foreign aid, and our contribution to peacekeeping has been steadily declining to a point where it is now virtually non-existent, we still puff out our chests with pride, “proud as a beaver with a new stick”.

Well worth a read.

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