I’m okay. You’re not okay. At all. This idea of moral relativism is the most twisted and perverted ideal going; any stink-job piece of crap, including murder but starting at the bottom-feeding level of character assassination is permitted in the name of “resistance”. The resistor, the rebel, and the alleged high moral ground and natural sense of superiority it confers, permitting the condoning of what ostensibly is behavior of the path of least resistance. As the Quebec provincial election grinds to its conclusion….
Whatever Jean Charest’s faults, in particular a tired neo-Liberal economic model and where there’s smoke there’s fire persistent indications of less than appropriate public spending, he is a Quebecer, and in his vision, according to his principles, has served Quebec well and fought for more powers and concessions from Ottawa, much like all Premiers have done. The problem is Quebec’s “Quiet Revolution” is now fifty years old and the foundation has a lot of structural faults. Quebecers don’t necessarily like deficits, but they love the entitlements, except there are not enough trickling down to the bottom quintiles of society….
Charest can be hacked to pieces for his “Plan Nord” on natural resource extraction in northern hinterlands; but really, the demagogues like Bernard Drainville can bleat all year long, regurgitating forty year old speeches about the province not transforming its wealth and precariously being in the Russian mold of importing technology and exporting trees,gold, iron etc. But. Much of the taxpayer wealth is in the pay stubs of government unionized employees, who express, articulate the sentiment that they are the most nationalistic and patriotic of citizens, but when it comes to taking some of that rhetoric and translating it into developing the country and out of their wallets this is another issue altogether. That general idea of investing, sacrificing something to build a country is generally perceived to mean a chalet, a new car, a snowmobile…
(see link at end)…The image shows a prone figure resembling Charest lying under the blade of a guillotine as a ballot-shaped blade is dropped on his neck.
The words “end of the regime” highlight the drawing which is done in red and black….
“This is my hope,” Fugère wrote in a post accompanying the cartoon, which originated with someone else.
Sebastien Aubé, the campaign manager for Cardin, says Fugère found the cartoon “amusing” when she glanced at it on her Facebook feed but deleted it moments later when it struck her as odd.
“She explained things and offered her apologies to anyone who found the cartoon offensive,” Aubé said.
Jean Perreault, the head of Charest’s campaign and a former Sherbrooke mayor, criticized the circulation of “this drawing in very bad taste.”
He said it deserved to be “firmly and unequivocally denounced.”
Perreault said “it showed a lack of judgment” on the part of a public figure and demanded a public apology.
It’s not the first time Charest has been shown in a deadly situation….
In June, Québec solidaire co-spokesman Amir Khadir came under fire after police found a parody leaflet in his home showing Charest dead at his feet. Police were in his home to arrest his daughter in connection with some alleged illegal acts during student protests….Read More:http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/quebecvotes2012/story/2012/08/31/quebec-votes-charest-guillotine.html