For 40 years “progressives” called the shots in Canada, and their influence affected and infected everything. They left big bruises on the economy, social policy, immigration, the armed forces, law, foreign affairs, cultural policy and, of course, the Constitution. Much of the Canada that we grew up with was indiscriminately swept away, good and bad alike.It's quite tempting to read Solberg's little rant as satire; but no, the man is clearly serious. The whole conservative social project is built around a vision of Canada as a social club for angry white men drinking bad coffee or worse beer while they swear at hockey, taxes, and anything else not just like them or which they're too lazy to understand.
Well, maybe not completely swept away. That old middle-class Canada could still be found hanging around Legions, hockey rinks and the kind of coffee shops where the only coffee they serve goes by the name “coffee.” But make no mistake — that Canada had been kicked to the curb and anyone who believed in it was expected to shut up and pay their ever-increasing taxes while their progressive masters turned their country inside out.
Assholes, they want a nation of assholes. From sea to shining sea. Two piss yellow beers, one stickered Labbatt, the other Molson. Timmies and CoffeeTime. A war somewhere for the army to fight for shits and giggles, just like they cheer and jeer their kids or grandkids at minor hockey. 'The wife', untrusted with matters of money and politics and motor-vehicle operation, is at home boiling the broccoli and her mind to mush 'cause that's the way he likes it'.
There's no middle-class there, Monte.
That's regressively mediocre brick-dumb provincialism and an utter waste of opposable thumbs and complex brains. There's nothing to "believe in" there.
Theirs would be a laughable cause if only they weren't declaring war on their children to pursue it.