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Saturday, April 10, 2004

The Purity and the Power

Yes, the C-250 posts are re-revealing the split between Socons and Libertarians, which, despite Jay and Flea's valiant attempts, I feel are ultimately insurmountable, for philosophical and temperamental reasons.

God is up there right now, laughing away at Jay's slotting me on the side of Purity! However, it's a fair cop. I am a deeply introverted and, to a lesser extent, fastidious gal, with little stomach for realpolitick. I prefer the relatively safe realms of theory and history. We may well need to go along with C-250 to attain Power (Jay's counterpoint to Purity) but the very idea turns my stomach. Sorry.

Posted by Kathy Shaidle on April 10, 2004 in Canadian Politics | Permalink


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Well Kathy, I am hoping God is not laughing too hard as when the time comes I am going to need a "friend in Court". A lot.

Electoral politics does, unfortunately, require some stomach turning tactics. But the alternative is to allow the Liberals to remain in power and that will lead to stomach turning realities.

The dilemma faced by libertarian ans socon alike is how to lead when the electorate is frightened of leadership. Part of the solution to that dilemma, I think, is to avoid purely symbolic fights.

Posted by: Jay Currie | 2004-04-10 11:50:16 AM

Kathy and I disagree on this one and I am not certain we have much common ground to find on the specific issue of Bill C-250 or "homosexuality" in general. But as a reasonably introverted and fastidious soul myself I am happy to find we have something in common.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea | 2004-04-10 12:33:55 PM

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