George Affleck provides his amusing view on the changing civic election landscape. In his mind, the NPA is the new, or is that always, party for the progressive voter. Angry old white men who love their cars — take note! Make room.
For Affleck, all this talk about progressives uniting to fend off the NPA is just “fear mongering”.
“In my mind, the word progressive is not owned by the left side of the political spectrum. That’s bullshit,” Affleck told the Georgia Straight in a phone interview Monday (March 12).
For Affleck, progressive is neither left nor right.
“Progressive is based on principles and beliefs, and how you approach things,” he explained.
By that measure, according to Affleck, the NPA is a progressive party.
Thanks to Carlito Pablo in the Georgia Straight.
I can’t help but think that, given the rapidly shifting civic political landscape, that we’re heading down the rabbit hole. What fun! And we’ll surely meet fascinating creatures there, with even more topsy-turvy quotations like those from Mr. Affleck. Hold on to your hat, and make some tea.
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”
Lewis Carroll “Through the Looking Glass”.