Saturday, August 15, 2009

Keeping NDP delegates in line

Was watching the NDP convention last night (perhaps evidence of hidden masochistic tendencies?) and I saw something rather interesting.

At one point, after a spirited debate as to the validity of a sub-amendment to an amendment to a motion, two members of the party’s “Anti-Harassment Committee” took the stage.

Their job was to remind delegates of the NDP’s strict anti-harassment policies. Delegates were told what constituted harassment (essentially saying anything that would offend just about anybody) and the strict punishments they could expect should they dare engage in harassing anybody.

This got me thinking. If the NDP sees the need for special squads of anti-harassment police just to keep their own super-politically correct socialists in line, what would they have in store for the rest of us non-Marx reading, unenlightened, bourgeoisie?


Anonymous said...

Whoo think of all that "politically correct brainpower" in one room at the same time, scary, scary.
I would like to take this opportunity to suggest a "New" name for the "New Democratic Party" I was thinkin'
Politically Constipated Party or PCP

Simeon (Sam) George Drakich said...

Gerry, is ACORN in attendance?

Anonymous said...

Gerry, I think her name is Lynch and she runs the thought police.

Carolyn Gardner said...

This is really no different from what normaly transpires in NDP constituency offices... they practically have to ask permission every time they wish to use the restroom...