Nor does the leopard change his spots. The news media seem to think that the new leader of the conservatives in parliament has discovered his nicer self. We can expect that he would want to appear more likeable to the Canadian voter. Nobody said he was stupid. His objective is be prime minister and nobody wins that job overnight.
But what will not change are his narrow libertarian leanings. He will use his wife, his children, hollow concerns, anything to be considered more likeable. His worry for the Eastern Canadians recovering from the ravages of Mother Nature’s hurricane is facile. He is still a mean little man who fails to understand the need for government to aid and protect those less fortunate in the vagaries of life.
Pierre Poilievre preaches that it is every person for themselves. His plan is for a country where only those who strive will survive. It would be a land where the rich will only get richer and the poor and those of advanced age will be forgotten. There will be no sympathy for the sick and cold prisons for the violent.
This is a man who has never held a job outside of politics. He probably has no understanding of the every-day workplace. He would not know the good employer from the bad. He has never experienced the discipline of military service. He fights against gun control and has probably never been on the wrong side of a person who was out of control with a weapon.
Mr. Poilievre seems to have never experienced trauma. He appears to have no grasp of the economics he pretends to critique. He must have been advised to button up on his support for cryptocurrencies. Maybe, some day, he will be able to take a tour of the Bank of Canada and learn how it functions, outside of direct government control.
A reader suggested the other day that Mr. Poilievre is a parasite on the body politic. I think such comments are counter productive. He is a person of limited experience. He does not seem to want to help protect our world’s environment and its safety for human habitation. He seems a bookish type. I wonder if he has ever read William Golding’s Lord of the Flies?
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