The empty suitcase
This leftist emigration talk is so whiny and self-indulgent, so slothful, defeatist and complacent. Even if it is mainly theoretical, such talk is extremely enervating. This wouldn't happen to the right.
I can scarcely remember the last social conversation I had during which the possibility of leaving the country was not raised. All these conversations follow a similar course: variations on despair and fear at the ascendance of the right-wing, nationalistic, religious bloc, a sprinkling of economic blues and chilling demographic projections and then the knock-out blow, including a survey of Canadian immigration...
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