19 November 2013
BCNDP Convention Report
Attended my first convention of my fucking near hopeless province's NDP on the weekend. It is good to have a big catalog of faces to draw on when I think broadly about my province's and country's socialist democratic alternative to the right wing scum bags that all too often get elected to fuck us around day after day.
What I learned, most importantly, is that the delegates to the convention really do care about the province, its hard working people, the environment and the economy. All we have to do is change the perception a few too many people have of us as a political party that does not know what the fuck it is doing to that of a political party that does know what the fuck it is doing and contrast that new perception with what people already know, even if they were not quite ready to admit it last spring: the Liberals are swine.
Guess the most important thing the party decided to do was develop a plan for the economy and the jobs we all need in it that people can believe in. What I call Socialism 101, motherfuckers. Second most important thing was electing a new president of the party, Craig Keating. I supported his competitor but judging by his performance in the post convention Provincial Council meeting I sat in on I would have to say the party chose well. Man has a sense of humour, a huge asset in these dark days.