Friday, January 22, 2010
Stephen Harper and My Lost Country (Video)
Can you believe the timing? Tomorrow's rallies for democracy will take place on the fourth anniversary of the day Stephen Harper and his Cons came to power.
He promised to change Canada beyond recognition. And boy did he ever.
"Here's the verdict: We're less prosperous, less respected, less fair and we're less democratic. That's Stephen Harper's record."
Once we were peacekeepers and humanitarians. Now we're torture freaks and planet burners.
Now this sinister political thug is getting to use his reckless deficit as an excuse, to stab and slash away at government services and Canadian institutions, until the knife scrapes the bone.
Mr. Harper said yesterday Ottawa doesn't plan significant cuts to transfers, although he seemed to leave the door open to smaller trims. “We are not looking at the kind of deep cuts in program transfers we saw by the previous [Liberal] government.”
Last week he was promising NOT to cut transfer payments. Now he says he will.
Bye bye lower tuition fees, bye bye medicare. The young have no future, just a lifetime of low paying jobs. The old will die in hospitals being served watery soup and toast for supper, and using catheters ripped out of corpses.
But then we've changed too.
Four years of HarperCon rule have made us a nastier, meaner, greedier society. And much much more AMERIKAN.
So while I always try to inspire hope in others, I have to admit that I've been slowly losing it myself.
Which is why for me tomorrow's rallies are so important.
A last chance to show that democracy counts. A last chance to keep hope alive. A last chance to show that the Canada we love isn't dead yet.
Which is why I made slightly different version of a video I first ran last night...
As long as there is resistance there is hope.
Tomorrow let's make our voices heard. We want Canada to be Canada eh?
Down with the AmeriCons and their crazy leader.
Our country. Our FUTURE...