And it applies to their ilk the world over.
…the NDP has evolved into a dream, a means of escape from ordinary life for those who feel the need of it. (…)
For its followers, the NDP delivers the politics of reassurance. It’s a question of self-esteem. Those who are even a distant part of it can consider themselves compassionate human beings without necessarily doing anything much that involves compassion.
When they think about the NDP, or put its signs on their lawns, they can forget the unpleasant economic truth of their lives and contemplate the presumably better world that might exist somewhere, sometime.