Sunday, July 19, 2015
The Sad Saga of Mother Canada and Jesus Harper
As you may know a Toronto businessman wants to build a massive statue called Mother Canada in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
And although it is a private initiative, the foundation he created is now looking for public money.
Even though polls show most Canadians hate the idea.
And most of the reviews have been brutal.
There are many patriotic reasons to reject the grotesque Mother Canada monument being proposed for a rocky outcrop along the shores of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The most persuasive is that this towering Colossus of Wars, meant to memorialize Canada’s military dead through the image of a shrouded, beckoning female figure, should never be imposed on a national park.
And I mean BRUTAL.
And that brings us to the third, conclusive reason why Mother Canada shouldn’t exist – it’s offensively tasteless at the aesthetic level. The bigger-is-better approach to art is best left to Stalinist tyrants, theme-park entrepreneurs and insecure municipalities hoping to waylay bored drive-by tourists.
And even though many have said it looks more like a monument to Stephen Harper and the Con regime...
Rather like the monstrous monument Great Leader wants to build to himself in the heart of Ottawa...
And I'm sure you know how I feel about that...
The Calgary Herald seems to think the Mother Canada statue it's worth every dollar of OUR money, and is now reaping an unholy backlash.
The Calgary Herald published an editorial on Thursday defending the use of public money to build the controversial eight-storey Mother Canada statue. The reaction on Twitter? Fine — take her.
If they feel that strongly about this, they should show their love of the troops by building this darned thing in Banff or along the Bow River," said Trevor Adams, senior editor of Halifax Magazine.
And as you can see the reaction on Twitter has been...um...less than supportive.
But although I also hate the idea of building such a hideous monument to war in a beautiful national park, I am a Canadian eh?
So I'm always looking for ways to reconcile our differences.
And since some people are clearly in favour of building that statue.
And our Great Leader is now calling himself Jesus Harper.
Wouldn't this be a good compromise?
Yes, yes, I know. It's also monstrous.
But we have to remember Harper and his Cons with SOMETHING.
And they were monstrous.
So I can't help feeling it would be only too fitting...
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