Sunday, December 07, 2014
Is It Time To Shame Those Who Still Support the Cons?
It was a magnificent and moving sight, fourteen beams of light reaching into the sky from the top of Montreal's Mount Royal.
One for each of the women murdered at the École Polytechnique, in the shadow of the mountain where I want my ashes scattered, twenty-five years ago.
But as beautiful as that sight was, for some reason it also reminded me that I live in the darkness of Harperland.
Where the points of light are few and far between, and all is ugly and CRAZY.
For where else but Harperland could it happen that on a day of action on violence against women, the Con regime's foul prostitution law should come into force, and make the lives of many women even more dangerous?
And that even though the law is fatally flawed, and almost certainly unconstitutional, it was hailed by the chirping Con MP Joy Smith as a triumph of equality...
Women's equality advocates identify prostitution and human trafficking as two of the most serious forms of violence against women. "It is fitting, therefore, that … Bill C-36 will come into force. This is a historic moment for Canada," she said.
When it's exactly the opposite, yet another Con assault on the rights of women.
And Smith is the same MP who during the same-sex marriage debate in 2006, was so convinced that straight marriage was doomed, she broke down on the floor of the House of Commons and sobbed uncontrollably.
So you know she's either really really dumb eh? Or out of her mind.
And speaking of dumb... where else but Harperland could a useless climate change denier like Leona Aglukkaq be an Environment Minister?
And be preparing to head to a critical meeting on climate change, without even a shadow of a plan, and never sounding more idiotic.
As Federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq prepares to attend international climate talks, she says Canada is still deciding whether to match a recent U.S. pledge for further reductions in carbon emissions.
For once the Cons claimed they couldn't do anything until the Americans did. But now Obama has moved, they're STILL stuck in neutral.
So you can imagine what that summit is going to look like...
And then of course there's the most brutal question of all:
Where else but Harperland could it happen that after nine years of this brutish, mindless insanity, this national dumbing down, this absolute freak show, if an election was held tomorrow, Stephen Harper and his Cons could STILL be re-elected?
Is THAT crazy or what? And who are the Canadians who can be scared or bought so easily they would switch their support to Harper and his foul Con regime? After all they've done to Canada.
And what I take from all of the above are two things:
One, the Liberals and the NDP better stop fighting each other, because they could soon be called upon to form a coalition to topple the Cons.
And two, we need to focus on these demographic groups:
The Liberals led among voters between the ages of 18 and 54, while the Conservatives were ahead among voters over the age of 55.
The seniors who keep voting for the Cons, and the younger Canadians who support our side, but don't turn out to vote.
By coming up with new and creative ways to get the young to vote. And shaming the older ones into changing their behaviour.
By among other things letting them know exactly how we feel...
Because too many in this country have been shaming us for far too long, and enough is ENOUGH.
If this insanity continues, the world is going to start demanding that we wear flashing clown hats on our heads.
Instead of paper bags...
So they can see us coming and RUN.
You know, sometimes in the darkness of Harperland I feel like I'm just going around and around, and never getting anywhere.
But I never give up. I know there are points of light out there buried under some heap of snow or manure, but sometimes they're just hard to find.
And I do know this...
This is still my Canada.
And I still want it back...
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