Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Jack Layton and 9/11 Truth

Just for kicks I decided to throw Jack Layton's name into YouTube. A little opposition watch on a long weekend. Anyway, apparently the 9/11 Truth idiots have taken to asking Mr. Layton questions about their causes. What's Layton's response? Does he condemn this bullshit for what it is? No. The member for Toronto-Danforth says that he is good friends with conspiracy theorist Barry Zwicker and that he has "studied" Mr. Zwicker's ramblings on the subject. He then PRAISES 9/11 Truth for their opposition to the equally non-existent North American Union. I wonder if he shares their views on the evils of vaccines. Here's the video (you have to fast forward through the random story about Layton and Chow not saving a guy's life).



I understand not wanting piss off these wackos, but there's a large gulf between polite and sympathetic. Jack seems to be leaning strongly to the latter.

6 comments:

Johnathon said...

The sad truth is that there are many Liberals who also believe 9/11 was executed by Laura Bush. Well, I actually mean G.W Bush. But she must have alos known.NO?

Anonymous said...

Jack doesn't particularly engage the videographer on the 9/11 issue. He does encourage him to become more active on the issue of the SPP. Canadians should have real concerns about SPP given that much of the discussions surrounding it are happening behind closed doors. Council of Canadians and a number of other progressive groups have raised alarm bells about the impact of SPP negotiations on our social safety net, enviro policy, etc.

Sean S. said...

rolling in the mud so early in the week?

Layton doesn't agree with the videographers, but just because he doesn't denounce them on the spot doesn't mean he supports their views. Do you honestly expect any politician to be hostile to a member of the public?

Tory@York said...

Combine that with one of Laytons MPs reading out a petition in Parliament calling for 9/11 to be recognized as an inside job, doesnt look too good on him.

Johnathon said...

Layton has to cater to his anti-American muslim voters.

Need I say more?

The guy is a clown.

Get rid of Toronto and the NDP is dead. The Liberals would also be finished.

Richard said...

johnathon... you're obviously a pretty die-hard c(C)onservative, yes? I've noticed that you engage immediately on most of these Blogs and assume a militant posture, praising the neo-cons and bashing the middle/left. Please correct me if I'm wrong...

However - here you've overstepped the boundaries of rational thought. How about this... get rid of Toronto and you've gotten rid of Canada. Is that your goal? If you're happier with a significantly more right of center government and attitude, perhaps a permanent trip south of the 49th? (you might find that in US Conservative circles - you'd be considered a leftie!)

Thanks for the illuminating posts...

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