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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Jonathan Kay: Who would have thunk it? Angry Ezra is making media mincemeat of Saint Suzuki

Actually, Jon, a lot of us saw this coming..

..Ezra’s brilliant trick with Suzuki has been to turn the Cult of Suzuki on its head. Cults, after all, are creepy, because their social dynamic typically consists of an all-knowing father figure exercising moral suasion over legions of younger followers. Witness the episode at John Abbott College in Montreal, in which Suzuki’s team suggested that their boss be surrounded on campus by an all-female bodyguard corps.

Cults also usually reek of hypocrisy — because cult leaders, being human, never have the discipline to live by their own precepts.

“There are two David Suzukis,” Ezra writes in his most recent column for the Sun chain. “Most of us know one of the Suzukis. Let’s call him Saint Suzuki. That’s the Suzuki whose TV show on the CBC constantly lectures us about our lifestyle. He says we need to consume less, buy less and use less fossil fuels. But then there’s another Suzuki. Let’s call him Secret Suzuki, because he’s far less well-known...

Read all of Jonathan Kay's column at NATIONAL POST 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Read the Suzuki Foundation's rebuttal: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/panther-lounge/2013/10/false-allegations-pollute-the-well-of-public-discourse/