"You’d think that somebody among the Deep Thinkers might have reflected that “leaping” doesn’t have the best of historical connotations. Specifically, it conjures up Chairman Mao’s Great Leap Forward, a lurch to socialized modernization"
Peter Foster on the Financial Post, September 15, 2015I was just looking to post some newspaper articles regarding the reactions to 'The Leap Manifesto' when I found that paragraph that has some similarity to what I wrote here. It struck me because I had not read it before. Furthermore Mr. Foster, I have found, is a climate science/climate-change denier, and seems to be an extremist on the corporative side. Which means I would dislike and disagree with much of what he has to say.
The Leap Manifesto, I like the renewables part, the communism not so much.
Fl. USA - Gt
September 16, 2015
Update 9/16/15 6:38 pm
Update 9/18/2015, (Newspaper articles about "The Leap Manifesto") below.
*While I am sympathetic to many of the issues there, it is necesary to make my position clear in an assertive way.
The Leap Manifesto isn't radical. It's a way out of Canada's head-in-the-sand politics
Martin Lukas - The Guardian - UK - 17 September 2015
Canada's Leap Manifesto: Will this change everything
Alfred L.C. van Amelsvoort - Independent Australia - 17 September 2015
Leap Manifesto plan to overthrow capitalism puts spanner in NDP plans to convince centrist voters
Tristin Hopper - National Post - Canada - 16 September 2015
Leap Manifesto gets poor marks for timing and content, otherwise fine
The Globe and Mail Editorial - Canada - 15 Septermber
Peter Foster: Naomi Klein’s Great Leap Backwards
Financial Post - 15 Septermber
National Post's Peter Foster: Is he suffering stupidity, venality or both?
By Richard Littlemore - February 29, 2008
The leap manifesto