“Operation Geronimo. The imperial mentality is so profound, throughout western society, that no one can perceive that they are glorifying bin Laden by identifying him with courageous resistance against genocidal invaders. It’s like naming our murder weapons after victims of our crimes: Apache, Tomahawk… It’s as if the Luftwaffe were to call its fighter planes “Jew” and “Gypsy.””—Guernica / Noam Chomsky: My Reaction to Osama bin Laden’s Death
There’s a fine line between a political party and a lobby group. So I think it’s important to remember that while we may lament the dearth of choices in our political landscape, and look to the bloc or the greens for a fresh view, that they are just special interest groups with no real federal platform. Still, I guess it’s no different than people voting for Harper for no other reason than a perceived sympathy for Israel, or for Ignatieff for having eyebrows with a reputation of consoling grandmothers.