Monty Python’s timeless take on progressives pits the lamentable People’s Front of Judea against the woeful Judean People’s Front, hurling insults at one another across an empty Roman coliseum. Those, sad to say, were the days.
Today, the centre-left sprouts ever more new organizations not to disagree with each other, but to say much the same thing. Each week, it seems, brings another activist group dedicated to dealing with economic unfairness, or a changing climate, or … fill-in-the-issue-here. Policy differences are slight, the main thrust always the same: Stephen Harper is a wicked, wicked conservative who took Canada and wrecked it.