It was the worst of years. The year when the crazed tyrant Stephen Harper ripped a giant hole in the fabric of Canada, chewed on its heart and its liver, and lied through his bloody teeth.
It was the year of the ugly Canadian.
“Imagine a single person who always thought they were better than everyone else—what kind of relationships would they have? What would they be like to be around? Imagine that multiplied by the power of a nation, and it can spell big trouble.”
When the morons assaulted our country and its values like a pack of wolves, made ignorance and petty chauvinism a virtue, and shamed us in the eyes of the world.
It was a year of infinite sadness.
Pretty lady from Metric please play this song for Bruce and all the other victims of bigotry...
So we can let them know that love makes us strong, we are not afraid, and we will never forget them.
And remember too that for all that sadness, it was also a year of RESISTANCE.
When the Gay Freedom Army won some major victories, and helped make the world a little safer for bullied kids.
We stopped the gun lobby dead in its tracks.
And many ordinary Canadians, young and old, took to the streets to let the tyrant know that enough is ENOUGH.
Oh great K'naan play this freedom song for them...
So the whole world can know that our spirit is unbroken. And even in Harper's ugly Canada freedom LIVES.
As for me, now that I have seen the face of fascism...
I promise to fight Cons, bigots, and bullies harder than I ever have before.
And do all I can to unite progressives so we can deposit those who would steal our country, squealing and broken, in the garbage can of history.
Hey Broken Social Scene play this song one more time for me...
For there WILL be change, we WILL get our country back, we WILL save the planet, and the truth will set us FREE. Or there will be hell to pay.
Remember Omar Khadr, and all the other victims of Stephen Harper and his ugly Canadians.
2010 was a horrible year, but 2011 will be better.
Thank you for reading this humble blog.
From me, Sébastien, and of course, our old dog.
Who is wearing his
The future belongs to us... if we are willing to fight for it.
Happy New Year everybody !!!!