Exit the political center. Let it be known, fading leftists, middle-of-the-road liberals and progressive conservatives are in the attic of 21st century politics.
The post-pandemic people, addicted to social networks and the culture of “me, me, me”, plagued by doubt about gender and inhabited less by guilt than by rage, anger and the desire for revenge without a specific object, are these people taking control in our adrift societies?
Citizens are fed up with broad-backed democracy. A democracy that sweeps away its excesses of tolerance and adulterated accommodations every night under the swollen carpets of its permanent denials.
Indeed, for years, the cultural left, let's call it that, has been imposing its censorship. In the media, in the university and all places of expression.
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We give the assault on vocabulary that has become a source of great intolerance. Words, like the one in “n”, transformed into taboo terms, constrain public discourse.
Pierre Poilievre arrives in a party that he will not be able to model in his image without causing a split.
And his declared war on the wokes won't just inspire conservatives, though. Any advocates of free speech who are fed up with soothing pronouncements from Justin Trudeau and his still ardent admirers are likely to take an interest in this die-hard politician, who seems devoid of the restraint his new role as leader demands. of the opposition in Ottawa on this matter.
Pierre Poilievre did not, however, receive enthusiastic congratulations from François Legault, who was rather on the defensive since his public support for former Conservative leader Erin O'Toole, which had earned him a number of criticisms, even within his own party.
What relations can Pierre Poilievre develop with Éric Duhaime of the PCQ, whose success in establishing himself in the opposition in the National Assembly is doubtful? After all, the new Conservative leader in Ottawa is a friend of conspiracy theorists who wanted to overthrow power in Ottawa by force.
Éric Duhaime, meanwhile, is well aware that many of his supports come from conspiracy theorists made in Quebec. His current position is not enviable, as he can hardly continue to play with fire, which he knows how to do all too well. This earned him reprimands throughout his career as a host on Quebec radio, which he did not give up happily.
Those who proclaim that the federal Conservative party was on the verge of splitting before last Saturday's vote which revealed the immense support of 68% of activists in favor of Pierre Poilievre against a meager 16% for Jean Charest, these “little rabbits” of federalism have been royally misguided.
It is an understatement to say that Justin Trudeau must prepare his exit before someone whispers it in his ear. But faced with a politician like Poilievre, as abrasive as he is authoritarian, as populist as he is comfortable, the liberals will have to do their mea culpa and leave their arrogance in the locker room to find a successor less ideological, less princely and less dilettante than Justin, the architect of the break-up of Canada, once a country, but become a tower of Babel.
In this column, I wrote yesterday that Pierre Poilievre wants to abolish the Bank of Canada. In fact, he wants to fire his governor instead.
Katrine Johns has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Gal Post, Katrine Johns worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my email@example.com 1-800-268-7128