Tuesday, May 3, 2011
the Canadian election (or derelection)
It's called skunk cabbage; it stinks; and it's growing here.
Quelle depression. It is, 'ow you say, very depressing.
That awful man, who doesn't care a fig about the rules of democracy (3 shutdowns of parliament to avoid answering questions to his government); withholding of important documents (illegally); closing of women's programs; no funding for justice groups. No policies for climate control. Support for corporations and privatization (corporate groups again). He gets elected again.
I guess Canadians really don't give a shit about honesty or environment or peace or regular working people. Those folks out in BC who elected the wonderfully intelligent Elizabeth May, and those marvelous gritty quebeckers who turfed the dry liberals and the bloc for a vibrant new vision with Jack Layton et al – those dear folks excepted, of course. They have some brains, it's obvious.
All praise to those new faces and clear voices who will be there, paid, and representing us in parliament; and thank god they have no experience – there are too many old farts in there now who are corrupted by the system that has been hopelessly unbalanced and short-sighted, who don't really understand that there is more to life than 'men in control' – militaristic and patriarchist and power-panting stalwarts, so many of them; people who just don't get it.
I know we need jobs, i know we need stability; i know we need common ground, but we also need true representation of all people, based on values that are important to us. Not political correctness for the sake of it alone, but truly listening to the voices of all.
Oh well. Four more years of his zombie group (he doesn't allow them to speak on their own, as we all know – only what 'daddy' has decided). It's embarrassing to have that as 'leadership', and a huge regression. Let us pray to the true spirits of human potential and love, and that is not a god of any stripe, just an idea and ideal that lives within those who dare to really think and seek justice.