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In Support of Belinda Stronach – Facebook Group

For those who use Facebook, there was just started today a group open to anyone who wishes to join to show their support for Belinda Stronach as she’s undergoing her battle against breast cancer. That group is here.

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7 comments to In Support of Belinda Stronach – Facebook Group

  • Scott writes:

    "…. please keep your ramblings to BlogsCanada; Jim may allow them there, but I don’t wish to see them here.

    Glad to see that this so-called and self-described "progressive" so enthusiastically endorses free speech.

    And as for my ramblings,  my point—and my only point— in essence is simply that the main reason for your singling her out for support has to do with the logical consequence of wealth. She proved able to buy herself a political career and the attention of our corporate media, so now her public profile  can enlist the special attention of certain political sympathizers.

    So, there it is.  And by all means, I invite you to delete this post. Show me your real inclination of mind, Scott.

    Glenn Fitzgerald.

  • Glenn, no one deserves to get this disease, be they rich or poor, famous or not. If you don’t want to support her in her fight, that’s your choice… but don’t criticize those who wish to support her, and please keep your ramblings to BlogsCanada; Jim may allow them there, but I don’t wish to see them here.

  • Scott Tribe writes:

    "Where did I say she deserves "more" sympathy, Glenn?  I didn't –  you just made that up."

    If you didn't think she deserves more sympathy, than why did you post two full entries in your blog devoted to special attention to her particular plight?

    One of your entries cites and provides the link to a face-book for, "anyone who wishes to join to show their support for Belinda Stronach."

    Another entry exclaims, " Best Wishes, Belinda!"

    It seems that you think she deserves some kind of special mention—in other words, more sympathy than the poor wretches on the street whom lack the support of a rich daddy.

    And make no mistake about it, there has been nothing in her short career to suggest any extraordinary quality of the person save for privilege and wealth.  Anyway, Scott, I likely harbor a far greater and "acidic" skepticism of our political system and its elites than many Canadians.

    Glenn Fitzgerald.

  • Where did I say she deserves "more" sympathy, Glenn?  I didn't –  you just made that up. 

    I also agree that all victims should be remembered equally… telling people there is a group out there to lend moral support to a public figure doesn't in my mind imply she's getting privileged treatment… it's just a way of expressing support in her individual case.

  • Scott, why on earth should Belinda Stronach get more sympathy from me than the homeless woman dying of cancer on the streets of Toronto or Thunder Bay?

    My own progressive and egalitarian instincts tell me all victims of cancer ought to be compassionately remembered—-not just the privileged Canadians whose rich daddies gave them a future.

    Glenn Fitzgerald

  • Sure.. but personal shows of support are also very crucial to helping people get over terrible diseases like this. We shouldn't begrudge those who want to do this.

  • How about a facebook group that supports every Canadian struggling with a life threatening illness instead? Layton has a wish to make prescription medicines affordable for all Canadians here.

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