Pierre Poilievre's profundities ... plus the care and treatment of wood - 2022-07-05
His creepily metaphorical new campaign video, posted Sunday, July 3 in all the usual social media venues, became an instant cult classic with its presumably unintended unwholesome references to wood as well as its potted profundities.
"The beam was always inside the log." Surely this is worthy of Jerzy Kosiński's creation, the fictional simpleton Chauncey Gardner, whose infantile prattling in the film version of Being There is taken for profundity in the imagined Washington D.C. of the late 1970s.
It's doubtful it's by accident that Poilievre's sinister profundities suggest that if we can only "scrape off all the shit and mud and debris" we can restore our Dominion to its pristine utopian purity of old. The crude profanity is surely intentional, too – a dog-whistle within a dog-whistle.