I can't help but notice all of the blatant attacks on Conservatives on facebook lately. I'm surprised at the number of young people who are not just expressing their personal opinions on politics, political parties, or voting in general- they're actually organizing and promoting "stop harper" campaigns.
One photo even depicted an image of Stephen Harper at a rally alongside a black and white image of Adolf Hitler, as if to draw some sort of reasonable comparison between the two. I'll ignore the NDP logo in the top corner of the image for a moment, only to say that regardless of your political views, a collage of this sort is just disgusting.
At my high school is Sault Ste. Marie we were always taught to cheer for our own team- and cheer we did. We were taught not to insult or dis the opposing team, but rather to support our own team through our cheering. This is something that I've taken with me in life since those days at SBSS, which is why I have such disregard for "party-bashing" or "leader-bashing" during elections. I thought I had seen enough of it from Michael Ignatieff, but I was equally disappointed by a fellow SBSS alum's depiction of our PM as Adolf Hitler.
Point: Express your political beliefs. In fact, you're quite free to do so in this country. But sinking to the level of the current leader of the Liberal Party of Canada in all his "leader-bashing" glory...please, grow up. (I hope someone catches my hypocrisy!)