The LEAP by Tom Black

Published October 1, 2015

Tom Black

The NDP Leap Manifesto was released in Toronto, on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 with Stephen Lewis, former leader of the NDP. The Leap Manifesto was written in the spring of 2015 with its beginnings at a two day meeting in Toronto with representation from environmentalists, Indigenous Rights, social and food justice, and labour activists.

In the National Post on Sept. 16, they ran a picture of Steven Lewis. In the article they state, “Stephen Lewis put his signature to a plan to overthrow capitalism”. In the article Lewis said that signing onto the Leap didn’t mean that Tom Mulcair’s centrist policies weren’t good. Now it seems that even though Mulcair pretends to be middle of the road or maybe even a little conservative at times, we should take a close look at the party he represents and who will create the policy that would define his government if he were elected.

One such policy would be the end to the use of any and all fossil fuels within a generation, the end to all trade deals and the conversion of big farms to small organic ones. They claim that by going to renewable energy from wind and solar, they will save the world from climate change and redistribute the wealth.
They want to expand economic sectors that are already low carbon; like caregiving, teaching, social work, the arts, public-interest media and start a national child-care program. These jobs, mostly performed by women, are the glue that builds humane, resilient communities they claim. It seems to me that mothers who stay home to raise and teach their children create a much more humane world than any that can be promoted by state run baby sitters spewing the state approved morals.

In other interviews Naomi Klein, the author of “The Leap” and Lewis’s son Avi Lewis, suggested that the far left (Trudeau and Mulcair) should unite in a coalition government to out the conservatives if there was a minority and insist we must change our 1st past the post system in favour of proportional government. Greece and Italy are prime examples of how well that worked.

David Lewis, Stephen’s father, came to Canada in the early 1900’s, fleeing communist Russia, and eventually becoming the leader of the NDP before the Ed Broadbent years. Although he claimed that he was not a communist and politically, actively fought against having a communist party in Canada, he in fact could never separate most of his so-called NDP philosophy from the basic communist theory. He son Stephen, has now signed “The Leap”, which has been quickly tagged on twitter as the “Tommunist Manifesto”. The call from the new Manifesto is to make government the power and control over entrepreneurship by private citizens, controlling what they produce in their factories, what they grow on their farms and where they sell it. They would remove private property as we know it and make it communal. This would be done by removing fossil fuels to transport product, forcing local production to feed local communities. The world had to come to the aid of the Russian people when this experiment failed; Let’s be careful who we vote for folks, the change we get may not be what we expect.

5 Responses to “The LEAP by Tom Black”

  1. Jim October 7, 2015

    To pretend that a liberal or ndp government will not destroy canada as we know it is ludicrous . Neither of these parties has the ability to govern this country in a manner that will be fair and equitable to us as citizens A prime example was justin trudeaus father an arrogant lieing fascist who it seems has returned as our Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne. Mr Harper had guided us through very tough times and I believe is the only leader who can keep us where we need to be. He is also the only political leader I have ever seen do something about scandal in government by allowing the perpetrators to be prosicuted. Hopefully when he gets reelected we might get some of our rights back as property owners that the Liberals in Ontario have so cheerfully stolen.

  2. Rob October 2, 2015

    Tom, I take exception to the fact that you mention that Italy and Greece are poor example of Proportional electoral systems, thats an awful general statement. They are so much like Canada aren’t they! Welfare states with a country full of people who won’t work for a living. Why didn’t you mention the Netherlands or Germany who have very good success with their proportional elections. Canadas only hope for fairer governments is a proportional system. This first past the post system is inadequate to say the least.

  3. Karen Breitbach October 1, 2015

    The “Leap” seems to be only a public version of what has been all along the NDP’s Constitution, preamble including the words:

    “The principles of democratic socialism can be defined briefly as: That the production and distribution of goods and services shall be directed to meeting the social and individual needs of people within a sustainable environment and economy and not to the making of profit; To modify and control the operations of the monopolistic productive and distributive organizations through economic and social planning, towards these ends and where necessary the extension of the principles of social ownership,”
    That’s Marxism, the same kind that sees our once glorious neighbours south of the border heading down the road of guaranteed bankruptcy.
    No wonder the NDP constitution is not there for the eyes of the Canadian public and why it remains in the same dank and dark place as Layton’s visit to the Velvet Touch.
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    On David Lewis, the following may also explain:
    Moishe (or Moshe) Losz was Svisloch’s Bund Chairman.[5] The Bund was an outlawed socialist party that called for overthrowing the Tsar, equality for all, and national rights for the Jewish community; it functioned as both political party and labour movement.[6]

    When the Russian Civil War and the Polish-Soviet War were at their fiercest, in the summer of 1920, Poland invaded, and the Red Russian Bolshevikarmy counter-attacked. The Bolsheviks reached the Svisloch border in July 1920. Moishe Losz openly opposed the Bolsheviks and would later be jailed by them for his opposition.[8] When the Polish army recaptured Svisloch on August 25, 1920, they executed five Jewish citizens as “spies”.[9] Unsafe under either regime and with his family’s future prospects bleak, Moishe left for Canada in May 1921, to work in his brother-in-law’s Montreal clothing factory.

  4. Grace Joubarne October 1, 2015

    We no longer have to worry about the goals of our so-called politicians. The shadow government (corporations headed by the UN/One World Government) run things…the rest is ‘noise’ to distract us. Regardless of what we want or who we vote for, the outcome will be what the OWO wants. We have done too little too late…

  5. Dale Harsell October 1, 2015

    Thank you Tom for finally explaining to Canadians what the goals of socialism are. We all know it is one step away from Communism and Ms. Wynn has shown us how well it works in Ontario. Liberals and NDP are devout Socialists and this is a perfect example of what their true goals are.

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