Writing in the Guardian -- the only place where she's able to peddle her political invective these days -- Heather Mallick has a message for Britain:
She despises Canada. So Britain should avoid being like Canada.
Mallick tells Britain that they should "use their words". She describes it as polite shorthand for: "Stop hitting your little friend, you tiny nasty animal. Negotiate. Share your toys. Find a way."
This is immediately preceded by her wailing about how Canada's centre-left opposition parties won't gang up against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party, and refuse to share their toys with them.
"Use your words". The phrase takes on a particularly facetious tone when it comes from someone whose personal viciousnesa and vindictiveness is as well known as Mallick's.
One just has to look at what Mallick uses her words for:
"Excellent campaigning. If only our hateful pseudo-human Prime Minister would meet a nice granny in Kamloops and hurt her feelings. Actually, Harper would knee her in the groin and block her hip replacement, he's that personal in his hates.Stephen Harper is "hateful", "pseduo-human", and assaults the elderly.
Canada has a Conservative minority government right now that does have a core belief. It's that Canadians deserve a good stomping, all of them. Conservatives can't stand people, particularly if they're female, or second-generation Canadian, or educated, or principled, or not from Alberta, which is the home of the hard-right belly-bulging middle-aged Tory male. Watch them at the G8, ostensibly fighting for women's health internationally while blocking abortions for raped Congolese."
Is that what Heather Mallick is trying to say here?
Conservatives are so hateful that they "can't stand people" (it helps that in Mallick's mind Conservatives are "pseudo-human", so themselves are not people), and are sexist fat old men.
(Unless they're Rona Ambrose, in which case it's acceptable to make sexist jokes about her hair.)
It kind of reminds one of what Mallick had to say in the column that effectively ended any semblence of revelance she may have enjoyed at the CBC:
"It's possible that Republican men, sexual inadequates that they are, really believe that women will vote for a woman just because she's a woman.Republican men are "sexually inadequate". Sarah Palin isn't really female. She looks like a primped-up porn star. Her daughter is a hussy impregnated out of wedlock. Her husband is a redneck, and her son is a sissy.
...No, she isn't even female really. She's a type, and she comes in male form too.
Palin has a toned-down version of the porn actress look favoured by this decade's woman, the overtreated hair, puffy lips and permanently alarmed expression. Bristol has what is known in Britain as the look of the teen mum, the "pramface." Husband Todd looks like a roughneck; Track, heading off to Iraq, appears terrified."
Yep. Heather Mallick is a poster-girl for the civilized nature of the use of words. When she insists that the use of words is the act of the civil, everyone should take her seriously.
One imagines that perhaps Canadians should be thankful for one thing. If Mallick is going to insist on using her words, as they were, at least she's doing it far, far away from Canada -- in what seems to be the only news outlet that will actually print this kind of drivel.
In the meantime, she should feel free to count herself among Murray Dobbin and those desperate denizens of the far left who either have failed to understand that Canadians relected the Liberal/NDP/Bloc coalition, or simply don't care.
It isn't as if she possesses so much of a shred of relevance. Any semblence of it she ever possessed was drowned in her own bile a long time ago.