The Lunatic Fringe

No, not B.C and Alberta. These are born-yesterday political movements who’ve made the Rhinoceros Party from days of yore seem like moderates. One of them is the Heritage Front, which is Canada’s only admitted racially motivated political party outside of the Parti Quebecois. Most of the fringe parties are less nasty , but still harbour beliefs in things like Elvis, UFO’s, Black, Asian and Jewish conspiracies, and other tenuous grips on reality. The Natural Law Party, for instance, believes that the road to good management lies through a national Yogic frequent flyer program. These believers are likely to become more extremist in their views as Reform and other elements of the mainstream parties stop pretending they’re sane and occupy the natural territories of the conventional lunatic fringe under the aegis of the Reform/Alliance

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