Monday, September 29, 2008

Elections, elections everywhere and democracy is still hard to find

Just got sent this video (thanks, Clara). Stephen Harper who is running for Prime Minister in Canada has said he would cut arts funding to the tune of $45 million saing, at one point, "You know, I think when ordinary, working people come home, turn on the TV and see … a bunch of people at a rich gala all subsidized by the taxpayers, claiming their subsidies aren't high enough when they know the subsidies have actually gone up, I'm not sure that's something that resonates with ordinary people." Of course, what counts as an "ordinary" Canadian to Harper and his ilk is a rather disturbing, if fictional. Mind you, as this video implies, perhaps Harper and the Tories will be successful in creating the very "ordinariness" they seem to crave.

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