Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year in Harperland

Well it's hard to believe that I survived another year in Harperland. Because 2013 was such a brutal year, I sometimes wondered whether I was still living in Canada eh?

But it was also the year the Con regime began to fall apart. The year their monstrous leader was mortally wounded.

So even though it's really cold out there I couldn't be feeling better.

After so many nightmare years, and as hard as it may be to believe, the future has never looked brighter. 

And that's really all I have to say since I've been partying all night. I warned them not to make me the bartender. And that two glasses of champagne would make me the life of the party. But they didn't listen.

So now a more sober analysis of our bright prospects will have to wait until I sober up eh?

But despite my desperate condition, I did manage to prepare a little video to ring in the New Year.

With some of Seb's pictures of me, some pictures of the struggle to free our land, and of course FIREWORKS.

To try to reflect how I feel at this time in Canadian history, and my hopes for the future...

Yup. Wouldn't that just be the BEST present we could get in 2014?

Thank you all for reading this blog, and sharing your feelings with me, and your hopes for a better future, in a Harper-free Canada.

Thank you for your friendship, and your amazing support.

From Simon, Sébastien, and Jake the Donkey....

Who as you know is living for the day Rob Ford is defeated.

All the best to you and your loved ones.

Happy New Year everybody !!!!

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  1. Your video made me teary. Happy New Year, Simon.

    1. hi Omar.....I tried to make the video both sad and hopeful. The sad part is how I feel about what the Cons have done to this country, and how the idealism of so many has not been able so far to halt the destruction. The hopeful part is that if we keep slugging away I'm sure we will defeat them in the end. And of course the funny part is me trudging around in the snow writing messages on the boardwalk wall. Seb will NOT be asked again which of his great photos I should run. ;)
      Happy New Year Omar, may 2014 be your best year ever...

  2. All the very best for the New Year to you Simon, and to Sébastien and Jake.

    1. hi sassy...thanks a lot and all the best to you in 2014. You know it's funny, I thought of you when I was writing the post. I was going to joke about if anybody said anything about a non-drinker like me getting drunk (slightly tipsy), I would say but I always get drunk on New Year's Eve, it's a Scottish tradition. Then I thought of you, and the other three teetotallers in Scotland, and decided I better not... ;)

  3. Anonymous4:32 PM

    Happy New Year, Simon! Thanks for the great blogs and for seeing light in these dark days of our beloved Canada. It has helped a lot.

    May there be more Light in 2014.

    1. hi Cathy....thank you for reading my blog, and yes like you I'm really looking forward to seeing the light return to our land. I don't think most Canadians will ever take it for granted again, not after this nightmare. Which is a good thing. And we will rebuild it and make it even more beautiful than it was before the Cons came along. Let there be light in 2014 and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones !!!

  4. Yes, that was lovely. Renzo and I wish both of you - and Jake - the same.

    This story made me very sad, given the increasing crisis up North in Indigenous communities and all the Inuit, Innu and Northern Cree people seeking shelter "down south" in Montréal:ébec+Culturally+safe+space/9335635/story.html Good that people are concerned about them though, and organising a culturally safe space and valuing these people.

    1. hi lagatta....thank you I'm happy you liked it. It wasn't easy to put together, not just because I was slightly tipsy and ready to lay my head down on the keyboards. But also because I'm using a new editing program. It's a more advanced version of the one I had before, so I assumed it would be basically similar. But boy was I wrong. What would normally take me less than an hour to put together took me more than two hours, and having to read the instructions (something I never do) gave me a humungous headache. But I'm hoping to make many more in 2014, because I really do think videos are the only way to reach voters, especially younger ones. And the only way to convey the true horror of the Con regime. As for the native struggle I too feel the same way you do. But the Idle No More movement was and is a great inspiration, and sooner or later the seeds it has planted will bear fruit. No Canadian should ever settle for so much poverty and so much injustice. Happy New Year to you and Renzo !!!

      P.S. I have some bad news about Jake, but I'm not ready to share it yet.