08 May 2012

Don Macpherson: The choice is democracy or mob rule


At precisely what point did we pass through the looking glass? Was it when responsible people began blaming the government for “provoking” violence instead of student leaders for enabling it?
Or when respectable citizens started clamouring for a democratically elected government to buy “social peace” – or, more likely, rent it for a while – from a mob of masked anarchists?
Or was it when Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, the spokesman for the hard-line CLASSE – and, apparently, for the entire student movement – declared on Wednesday: “I don’t have the power to appeal for calm”?

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