Sunday, October 21, 2012
Harperland and Our Lost Canada
I was on my way to catch the ferry the other day, when I came across this seagull perched majestically on a pole, looking like it knew the answer to everything.
So I said "Seagull, explain me this; how can something as horrible as Harperland happen in a place as beautiful as Canada?"
And the wise old bird, with the beady yellow eyes, replied: "It's a long story, nobody cares, and I don't either." And flew off.
Which is when I started to think that maybe my friends are right eh? Maybe I spend too much time worrying about the state of this country. Maybe I should just forget about politics, and spend more quality time listening to music, playing video games, getting drunk, or smoking up and watching the food channel.
Because lets face it, no matter what atrocities the Con regime commits, you're never going to see demonstrations in Canada, like these in Britain today.
Except in Quebec...
But then that's a different place.
And I'm sure I'm not the only one who doesn't recognize this one.
Harperland is a place many Canadians do not recognize as theirs. Mr. Harper seems not to share many traditional Canadian cultural values and a good number of Canadians feel estranged from his government.
These are the new conservatives, threatened by a world where the only certainty is constant dizzying change. They find less and less in common with other Canadians who in turn find them baffling, strangers in a strange land. The two groups can barely connect with each other. This is not the Canada we once knew and no one knows how to deal with it.
A place where scientists are muzzled, the truth is what they say it is, strength is ignorance.
“Wow. Umm. They didn’t tell me I’d have to answer questions like that when I took this job. I think that it’s – I don’t know the total answer to that –,” said Hamilton, before Conservative MPs interrupted to prevent him from continuing.
And everything Stephen Harper says and does is an affront to democracy.
Oh boy. I'm sure I'd be a happier person if I didn't care about politics, or write about the Cons so much. Because it can't be good for you eh?
But it's just not going to happen. For the only thing that would horrify me more than seeing an alien regime destroy a country as beautiful as this one...
Would be seeing that even as it was happening, only the wind howled.
For I intend to howl like a wolf, until the day the Cons are driven from power. So help me Godzilla.
And I don't even bother to explain to anyone anymore why I feel that way.
I just say I come from a different place.
And I have a rebel background...
Up with the rebels. Down with the Cons.
Have a great Sunday everybody...
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