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Friday 24 October 2014

Why There's Always Time to Commit Sociology

Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre was said to wield a bronze flagpole for most of the day, even clutching it hours later when they were escorted from the building.
You can almost picture it - a white-knuckled Poilievre so shaken by the shooting that he's unable to let go of the bronze flagpole he snatched as a futile safety measure.  All this, while Stephen Harper hid in a closet - a closet!
The picture first painted of our MPs is not an overly heroic one.
But when you big deeper, a different picture emerges:
That's not exactly the same thing as cowering in a closet, is it?
Taking home a wooden spear souvenir is a bit different than being unable to let go of a bronze flagpole, isn't it?
What the truth of the matter is, I don't know.  I wasn't there.  What I do know is that everything we here is based on perspective, assumption or spin - and that you can't get the truth without doing a bit of digging.
Which is pretty much the whole point of sociology, isn't it?

1 comment:

  1. The damage has been done. Around the world, headlines imply that Canada's Prime Minister cowered in a closet "while bullets flew." I never thought that I would be giving kudos to the Toronto Star, however, they reported correctly that the prime minister was hustled into an ante room...and this was no doubt part of a pre-conceived security plan. The hiding in a closet headlines were purposely slanted by insideous leftist journalists who all have an agenda to take down the Conservatives. It is sickening, and to see the National Post leading the charge in most disheartening. Is real journalism dead? Ya gotta wonder, but there are no doubt many layoffs ahead at beleaguered Post Media as they strip the bones of what is left of Sun Media.