Remember that excruciatingly long 2015 Federal campaign in Canada? With the one party that had that leader nobody respected outside of his ever-shrinking cult? The same party that insisted that Other Guy just couldn't handle the big chair? Well, it didn't turn out so well for that party, to most of Canada's relief. So this time around that party will have learned from that lesson, right? Right?
Apparently not. The way they see it, they didn't go far enough to ensure their narrative controlled the scenario at all times. From all angles and all directions delivered by as close to all outlets as possible. Hell, even make up some outlets to push the propagnda. More is more. How can we lose?
It worked for Brexit, it worked for Trump, it worked for Ford, it worked for Kenney. Bring on the Post-truth ascension of the Ordered Populists, eh? Despite a level of flat-out lying day in and day out on everything under the sun that aligns with an invisible roadmap to the future based on "We're not that guy", Canada remains unconvinced.
From Season 1 Episode 17 to tonight's Season 12 Episode 6, The View Up Here has welcomed Stephen Lautens to bring humour, irony, satire, insight and bold reality to Canada's political tribulations. We look at some of the sustained efforts that have made their way to Canada from, mostly, the Republican Party of the US be it directly or by enhanced proxy. It's no longer about facts, policies, economics or national vision. It's all about setting the narrative on every subject back to one purported cause. The absolute unsuitability of one man who represents a version of Canada the whole world recognizes and overwhelmingly holds in good standing. The Canadian electorate knows more about the party and its leader who have been Government over the last four years than any other option on the ballot. Yet the non-stop narrative of what THEY are about leaves a dangerous void.