Thinking about that time on Youtube Harper played Imagine with a kid next to him during the election which he won with a majority. One possibility was he was trying to reach people who are all about classic rock, another possibility was to reach people who didn’t think he could be a non-robot, another possibility was that he was a fan of the song or John Lennon. I suspect that’s true and isn’t that weird? Guy who’s energies went into disproportionately rewarding the wealthy while at the same time undermining the poor sings “no religion too” and smiles at the cameras and makes an aside about how he’ll get into trouble for that because his base was filled with evangels. It was a moment of saying he isn’t so doctrinaire – but he was. He was a supremely biased, dictatorial poster boy for restriction. It surprised me he played piano and had relationships with music because of my bias, that people playing music have a greater likelihood to not be assholes – I’m fine with my bias.