Sunday, April 06, 2014
Has the Time Arrived for a Canadian Spring?
Well I think I can now OFFICIALLY declare that Spring has arrived in Simonville, the small humble corner of Canada where it's never Harperland.
And I must admit that all I feel like doing is climbing on to the old boathouse roof, stretching out my arms like Jesus, giving thanks to the merciful Gods of The Great White North, and soaking up the sun.
But this is shaping up as a Spring like no other.
Because everywhere I look in Canada I see signs of rebellion, as ordinary Canadians mobilize to defend their democracy...
Or read calls to action like this one.
And all I can say it's about time, and I couldn't agree more with Kev. Now is the time for the progressive parties in Parliament to join that rebellion and take their protest to another level.
They must become obstructive, use every procedural trick in the book to turn up the heat. They must do this though only in lead up to the one action they must take to bring the fight against this assault on democracy to a head and thrust it squarely into the public's conscience....BOYCOTT PARLIAMENT.
Because they may be good people, and they may have the noblest of intentions. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions, they're getting NOWHERE.
Doing the same old thing over and over again with no hope of a different result is the very definition of INSANITY.
So they do need to go big or go home.
Anything short of this would be cowardice and an act of complicity. The opposition does not get to play nice, play within the rules and say they tried, not this time, not with this government and certainly not with this bill.
Go big or go home, stand up for Canadians or be judged harshly by history.
And I would only add it's also time for Canadians to hit the streets.
Like about fifteen thousand people did this week in Montreal.
Thousands of protesters flooded downtown Montreal streets Thursday to protest what militant student group ASSÉ called "austerity measures" in the 2014 provincial budget.
Because they're back. The people of the red square with their flags and their banners.
And if they can march through the streets in the face of police intimidation, to demand an end to austerity and inequality, we can and must do the same to defend our democracy.
Because the truth is like our parliamentarians, we too have been too passive for too long. For too long we have looked on helplessly as the Cons destroyed our country and raped our values.
That sorry spectacle has reduced too many of us to a state of despondency and despair, turned too many into the walking dead.
So it really is time for a Canadian Spring.
Because I can never forget how the Quebec Spring mobilized the young and the old.
Helped defeat a corrupt government.
Gave me the hope to continue.
And brought the living back from the dead...
And if it could happen there it can happen here eh?
Let's show Harper and his thugs what we really think of them.
Let's make this a Canadian Spring to remember.
And the beginning of the end of the Con regime...
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