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To be fair, even the left buys into the meritocracy thing.
Was Bill Gates worthy, or lucky? Looks like he was just a lucky guy in the right place at the right time!
Is Tommy Douglas really "the Greatest Canadian"? Yes, of course! He made all the right choices and showed courage when others didn't and he changed Canada forever!!!
I've never, ever heard anyone suggest that Douglas was just in the right place at the right time. Would you like to be the very first to suggest that?
Then how lucky for him to have been born when he was, and PM when he was, yes?
Isn't that pretty much the gist of the article?
Wasn't PET runner up?
What if the contest were held today?