In attempting to wax poetically about democracy, Visiting Professor™ Michael Ignatieff decides it is wise in the leadership debate to paraphrase the most famous quote by Mao Tse-Tung, also the most prolific mass murderer in the history of mankind.
Seems you can judge the cover of a man by the books he reads.
So let’s close the book on Ignatieff immediately, especially when it is now blatantly obvious that his erudite and pompous elitism is staggeringly out of touch with all true Canadians.
And he has the nerve to accuse Prime Minister Stephen Harper of “betraying democracy.”
Spare us such twaddle.
“Let some flowers bloom here, let democracy breathe. Let it live,” quoth Ignatieff.
“Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend,” wrote Mao, although it is often misquoted as being 1,000 blooms.
But it matters not.
What matters is that Mao went on to murder through brutality and forced famine some 65-million people to secure his communism — more than Hitler, more than Stalin, more than Pol Pot, and more than all those homicidal maniacs combined.
So when it comes to global genocide, Mao wins...And come election time, fingers-crossed, Mao-spouting Count Iggy loses.