A radical leftist group has just literally taken over the Ontario New Democratic Youth (basically the NDP's OYL).
"Hold on a second, Gabe," you might say. "Aren't you being a bit over-the-top?"
No! I just had the pleasure of reading an article in a publication called "Fightback: The Canadian Marxist Voice of Labour and Youth" in which the author boasts, in detail, of how a group of self-proclaimed "radical Marxist" Young New Democrats ("Democrats" is being generous here...) stacked the ONDY Convention in Hamilton last weekend.
Story is here: http://www.marxist.ca/content/view/613/1/
Their slate won every single executive position for which they nominated a candidate, a controlling majority of the Exec. And they proceeded to pass a series of hilarious policy resolutions.
It would appear that this was possible for three reasons:
1 - Their convention only had 75 delegates, so bring 40 of your closest friends and you too can be the Co-Chair.
2 - They do not enforce a membership cut-off, so anyone can show up to the election, sign a form, and vote. Seriously.
3 - The political gods thought I deserved some major lolz.
Model Parliament is going to be CRAZY!!!!
.... I love it when people go nuts in an election year. Oh well.
Hehe. So much for that whole "there's no longer a ginger group in our party!" schtick.
The Ontario NDP - blasting themselves so far back into their socialist past that they make Ed Milliband blush! Baha.