The Star ‘Jumps The Shark’

This is pure partisan politics being given the guise of respectability by having a long tenured and published professor make the charge.
This is pure partisan politics being given the guise of respectability by having a long tenured and published professor make the charge.

Well that didn’t take long.

As Doug Ford marks the 100 days mark of his time as Premier of Ontario, the Toronto Star has accused Ford of killing the province’s working class.

I’m not exaggerating in saying the official newspaper of the Liberals is accusing Ford of murder, it is right there in a column that they approved.

Disgusting!

The Star published published a column by Dennis Raphael, a professor in health policy and management at York University.

How does the good professor arrive at this conclusion that Ford is killing people?

He opens his piece by quoting Frederich Engels, partner in crime to Karl Marx in establishing Marxist theory and spawning communist revolutions the world over.

Raphael cites extensively from Engels’ 1845 publication, Conditions of the Working Class in England, where he makes the argument that people dying from want in any way is “social murder.”

Then the professor points to Ford’s pausing the raise in the minimum wage and promising to roll back the job killing elements of Bill 148.

That is an attack on the working class argues Raphael and therefore murder.

“Let’s not put neutral labels on what Doug Ford is doing. It is more than austerity, cutbacks and conservative politics. It is social murder,” Raphael writes.

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