Thursday, January 01, 2015
The New Year and the Great Canadian Revolt
The little ferry had to struggle against a howling bitterly cold wind, as it headed for the lonely part of the island, for the last time this year.
And the scene seemed to symbolize what the ghastly year of 2014 felt like to me.
Because it was a struggle. Sometimes it was hard to tell whether we going forwards or backwards. The foul stench of the Con regime was always in our faces. And there were times when I wondered whether I would make it to 2015.
But now the New Year is here, and like the glow of the setting sun, it brings with it the promise of brighter days ahead.
Because this is the year when we will finally get a chance to defeat Stephen Harper's foul Con regime.
And it couldn't come soon enough...
Because he is a bestial leader, and if I portray him like that, it's only because he deserves it.
And because I believe, like even Jeffrey Simpson does, that he hasn't been condemned enough.
Despite many commentaries about the style of the Harper government, and what it is doing to Canadian democracy, more still should have been said. Pick your starting point: impugning the integrity of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada; demeaning the Chief Electoral Officer; trying to pack the courts with right-wing judges and former prosecutors; dropping parliamentary review of Supreme Court appointments; huge omnibus bills that prevent serious debate; unbridled use of taxpayers’ money for pro-government advertising; an electoral reform act denounced by most of the country’s leading political scientists; the muzzling of natural scientists; the ongoing attempt to restrict information; and so on and so on and so on.
Because let's be clear eh? By the standards of any modern democracy, of any decent country, a leader with a record like that one is unfit to remain in office...
He should have been given the hook long ago.
And to allow him to snatch or steal another mandate, would complete the corruption of Canada, and make us all look like idiots, people without moral values, or just CRAZY.
And although I agree with Simpson that the MSM must shoulder a large part of the blame, for treating this nightmare situation as the new normal, or as politics as usual, or as just another horse race.
This is an election year, and we will be saturated with polls. They will show parties going up, and parties going down. They will be invested with enormous and usually unjustified significance by those who take them and those who “report” on them.
They turn political reporting into horse-race journalism of interest, frankly, to only a small number of political junkies such as television yakkers and newspaper columnists who talk right past what interests citizens.
I also blame the progressive parties for failing to turn the anti-Harper struggle into a larger cause or movement.
One that can inspire Canadians, move them to action, get them to vote in greater numbers than ever before.
And above all better reflect what this next election will be all about: stopping Harper and his political thugs from destroying what's left of our country and its values...
Because if we can't create a Great Canadian Revolt, and we can't make saving Canada a sacred cause. We will not move the complacent hordes, and they will not vote in the numbers we need to crush the Cons. So it really is go big or go home.
But as you know I'm working on that eh?
And I'm counting on that mighty movement, Harper's record, his sordid scandals, the sagging economy, AND Baby Freedom to finish him off...
As I'm sure they will.
So the only other thing I want to say tonight, is thank you again for reading this blog and encouraging me so much.
It has been a long and exhausting struggle, but the happy ending will make it all worthwhile...
The ghastly Con monkey will end up where he deserves.
And if you thought the New Year's Eve fireworks were amazing.
Imagine what it's going to look and sound like in Canada, the night the Con regime goes down...
Won't THAT be amazing?
The night we get our Canada back.
Get your party hats ready eh?
And Happy New Year everybody !!!
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