Saturday, September 19, 2015
My Letter to the Harper Supporter Wayne Gretzky
I have to admit I that you were never my hockey hero, because I've always been a huge Habs fan. You know, the loser team with the glorious past, the one only the Leafs can make look good.
And we needed to play you like we needed a hole in the head, or a yet another puck in the back of our net.
But you were a great hockey player, and it was a pleasure to watch you play OTHER teams. And of course, score for Team Canada.
So I'm very sorry to see you destroy your legacy by endorsing a man like Stephen Harper.
Despite being denied the ability to vote, hockey great Wayne Gretzky endorsed Conservative Leader Stephen Harper during an event in Toronto. "I think you have been an unreal prime minister," Gretzky said, following a brief Q&A with Harper that mostly covered hockey.
Gretzky said that Harper has been "wonderful to the country." The hockey legend wished him success and said that he knew the Conservative leader had the country's best interest at heart.
Because you're right Wayne. He has been an "unreal" prime minister.
The worst and most politically depraved prime minister in the history of this country...
A monstrous goon who has cross-checked our democracy over and over again, high sticked our justice system, speared our values, slashed our rights like a dictator or a maniac.
And has left our precious Canada lying on the ice in a pool of blood.
Our Canada Wayne.
The one you grew up in...
The kinder, gentler, better place millions of Canadians are desperate to take back.
The ones who loathe Stephen Harper for all the right reasons, and are determined to defeat him.
So rather than praise him Wayne, you should have condemned him. Or just talked about hockey, or whatever millionaires talk about. Or just said nothing.
Or failing that you could at least have had the decency to challenge his decision to strip the vote from thousands and thousands of expatriate Canadians like you.
Who could have used some help from a celebrity in their battle to stand up for their democratic rights. Like Donald Sutherland stood up for their rights and his own.
To try to stop Harper from suppressing their votes, as he would suppress the votes of so many others.
But you didn't Wayne...
"Obviously, we want to make sure that we have fair rules to make sure that Canadian elections are decided by Canadian residents," Harper said. "I've never heard Mr. Gretzky challenge that particular notion."
You embraced him, and betrayed us.
And for that millions of Canadians will never forgive you. And for many of them you will never again be The Great One...
You know Wayne, I could be pretty harsh myself eh?
Because in my moral code there is only one thing lower than a Con, and that's a Con collaborator.
But I can't be sure that you haven't suffered too many concussions to know what you are saying or doing.
So let me just say thanks for nothing. Now go jump in your private jet, and go back to where you came from.
And before you go be sure to say bye bye to your "unreal" prime minister.
Because he's not going to be prime minister for much longer.
We're taking our country back...
Wayne, Wayne, how could you have forgotten your Canada?
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