• girlfreddy
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    22 days ago

    Choosing to stay stupid when given the option to learn is not plausible deniability. It’s just staying stupid, and PP will get called out on it if/when he uses it as an excuse.

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      22 days ago

      Called out in parliament, maybe, but not by anyone inclined to vote for him. I’ve never met a Conservative voter who thinks critically when it comes to voting (and I’ve met several with advanced degrees). Policy and performance don’t matter; they vote for ‘their team’ and based on beliefs - not evidence - that ‘conservatives are good with money’ and similar swill. It’s more like being a sports fan or a religious devotee than a rational elector, ime

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        22 days ago

        You’re right, his base won’t call him out. But we’ve got some of the best journalists in the world here in Canada and I guarantee you every one of them will hold his feet to the fire on that topic.

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          I hope you’re right! I have very little confidence in mainstream news media these day to do anything besides serve the interests of corporations and the wealthy. Recent examples: (coverage of) Colonialist genocide in Palestine, carbon ‘tax’, recent capital gains tax. This issue is compounded by how few Canadians read non-mainstream news. I know you do, but I think we’re clearly outliers since we’re on Lemmy