Saturday, June 19, 2010
What the Cons Have Done to Our Country
I wish everybody could have seen Don Newman facing off against Kory Teneycke the other day. Because the old man was magnificent.
He never backed down once. He didn't let that AmeriCon fish get away with ANYTHING. He corrected him all the time. He made him look ugly and cheap. He made him look like an IDIOT.
In a dignified and journalistically restrained way, it was both a call to action, and a lament for a country being lost. Just like this one from another grand old journalist.
Imagine a country that writes a covert manual on sabotaging Commons committees. That country is now this country.
Imagine a country dragging its climate change feet as the true north melts. That country is now this country.
Imagine a country that can spend $1.2 billion for summit security but can’t find the petty cash needed to invest in the status of women. That country is now this country.
Imagine a country where donut shop wisdom is more prized than expert analysis. That country is now this country.
Imagine a country where serving the Prime Minister as chief propagandist is job preparation for running a national news network. That country is now this country
Wow. What a powerful summation of what the Cons have done to our country. The massive, brutish, alien assault on Canada and its values.
Now imagine a country where progressives outnumber Cons more than two to one, but can't do anything to change the situation because they're too divided. Too busy fighting themselves.
And it's almost too much to bear.To look on helplessly as your country burns.
Thank you Mr Newman. Thank you Mr Travers. The younger generation salutes you for being so decent and so Canadian.
Now it's up to us. All of us. We can and must do better.
Because this country is OUR country. We can imagine or remember a more beautiful Canada.
And we want it BACK...