Monday, June 27, 2011
Time to Say Goodbye For Now
I realize it's probably not the best time to leave Canada. Canadian summers are so short eh?
But the truth is I can't wait to leave, because politically speaking this has been the worst summer EVAH. First the Cons got a majority, and then it started to rain.
And it won't be too hard to give up blogging either, because if all the yelling and shrieking in the progressive blogosphere was light, the truth would be blinding. But all I see are people wailing in The Great Darkness. Especially if they are Liberals.
And since I love all progressives and my blogging family, that makes me sad.
I also realize that I'll be missing Pride Week, and the Gay Pride Parade. But at least I won't have to endure the debate over whether the Fordzilla is a homophobe. When that's exactly what he is.
By deciding not to attend this year’s parade, the mayor is reinforcing the stereotypical notion of Pride as nothing more than a queer fest for cruising homos. In that sense, the mayor is delegitimatizing an entire community, an influential and important one, whose members also have kids, mortgages and dreams and aspirations for their loved ones, just like the mayor.
And you can't put lipstick on that pig...
Besides, on a higher note, they say you have to leave Canada to write about it.
And I'm taking Sébastien to the place where as a small boy, while keeping an eye on the sheep, I had some of my BEST ideas...
When it was sunny.
So maybe I can figure out what flaw in our national character caused us to be known as the Ugly Canadians.
Doctors from many countries have implored Canada for years to change its ways. The Lancet, a leading medical journal, has underscored the dangers of asbestos. The World Health Organization has warned that “at least 90,000 people die each year from asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis resulting from occupational exposures.” Doctors from Canada (including Quebec) and abroad have signed petitions, sent letters, organized delegations – all to no avail.
Because that one really hurts eh?
On the other hand I'm also taking Sébastien to see the wall a Roman Emperor put up to keep out my rebel people...
So I'm hardly about to give up on the Canada I love so much. Or stop attacking Emperor Harper. Or stop trying to knock down the walls of poverty, ignorance, and bigotry.
And I know that if we unite and help each other, we CAN defeat the Cons.
So I think I'll just wrap this up with a message of hope.
And this great new song that stands for just about EVERYTHING I believe in...
Hey kids, it will get better.
Hey Canada, it's always darkest before The Dawn.
Have a great summer everybody!!!
See you when I see you...