Saturday, July 31, 2010
Me, Summer, and Stephen Harper's Ugly Canada
I wasn't planning to blog about politics this weekend. Just hang out at the beach with my friends.
Check out the wild flowers in the beautiful garden that is Canada in summer.
And play with my dog.
He's getting on. I don't know how many more summers we're going to share together. So I promised him we'd have an EXCELLENT one.
And quite frankly these days I'd rather throw the stick all day, than write about Canadian politics.
But something James Travers wrote in today's Star kept coming back to haunt me.
This country today is not the country Conservatives inherited. For better or worse—and certainly to the qualified satisfaction of voters who share Harper’s brooding hostility to the Canada of Pierre Trudeau, Tommy Douglas and Joe Clark—this is becoming a different, sometimes difficult to recognize, place.
Because it's a question I keep asking myself. How could something so ugly happen?
In such a beautiful place...
How could we let those poisonous weeds choke our beautiful garden? And what stinking heap of Amerikan manure are they growing on?
Oh well...speaking of flowers...this video is about the crazy war on marijuana.
But it might as well be about what Stephen Harper's Cons want to do to Canada...
Or have they already changed Canada beyond recognition? Because it all looks so familiar. So dark and so ignorant.
So will we get our garden back? Maybe. If we're smart enough to unite and drive Harper and his AmeriCons from power, before they destroy everything we love about this country. And change us FOREVER.
I mean what else can you say eh?
In the meantime.... what does my old doggy think about all of this?
Summer is EXCELLENT.
Enjoy it while you can...