Thursday, November 18, 2010
Home is Where Freedom Lives
When I was a boy in Scotland I used to think about how big and free Canada must be.
But now that I see how Stephen Harper is making a mockery out of democracy.
That the Prime Minister would, even indirectly, cooperate with anyone so treasonous as to show callous disregard for the lives of Canadian servicemen and women seems preposterous. Even that he would be comfortable finding himself in agreement with such scoundrels on something as important as the deployment of Canadian troops into a war zone seems beyond the realm of belief.
Or perhaps the lesson here—the moral of this story, the message of this week, the theme of these last five years—is that it is counterproductive to place much more than passing importance on the words that come from the mouths of this government.
And how we can't do anything about it. Even as the country becomes a prison nation.
I change my mind.
I'm starting to miss Scotland.
And this doesn't help...
Oh sure. It's just a small country. But it's a progressive one.
University education is free. Hope still lives.
And of course freedom is EVERYTHING...