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NDP reprieve: Socialism lives to fight another day

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In my last post, rumours of Socialism's death were greatly exaggerated.

At age 215, Socialism had its neck on the chopping block at the recent NDP convention in Vancouver when a last minute reprieve spared it.

The fate of Socialism was referred to the NDP executive, where its future will be deliberated and a recommendation will be made to a future convention at an unspecified date. The mere thought of having one's fate referred to the unblinking, steely gaze of NDP executive members gives me a fit of the horrors.

Instead of having its neck on the chopping block, Socialism now has one foot on a banana peel. It could still roll through the streets on a tumbril in the not too distant future to a place of execution.

(Meanwhile, word has just been received that the United Church has put Jesus Christ on waivers. He may be sold to a rival denomination.)

This article was first posted on James Laxer's blog.

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