Liberals, Nobody Still Likes You
Why are the Liberals having a leadership race? I mean, I get it that they think they had a coronation last time, but why do they think that had anything to do with Quebec voting in a whole bunch of young people from a party they’d only just heard about when they saw it listed on the ballot?
Liberals have been feuding since the end of P.E.T.’s reign, you’d think they’d recognize a shot at unity when his much more marketable son comes along. Also, Justin gives them a certain novelty act appeal with his good looks and Glee-style charm.
Odd that Liberals still don’t get it, it’s not the leader, it’s you, Liberals. Sometimes a coronation is the way to go. Juss sayin’. ‘Cause all that’s going to happen as a result of this leadership race is, aw, heck, who cares what happens. Never mind. As you were. As relevant as space travel.
Oh, and, by the way, if you were actually had the opportunity to see earth, our only habitat, from space and your mission thereafter is to lead a political party in a country seemingly hellbent on doing what it can to hasten the Apocalypse, well, I hope Chris Hadfield is writing a ballad about you.
Martha? We already have Allison Redford. We don’t need any more women in politics. We need women not in politics.
Because that’s just it, isn’t it, we’ve been long enough now with Stephen Harper and his Conservative party? gang? posse? that most of us have moved on. I mean, I still live here, but I don’t even support our hockey teams when they’re playing internationally anymore.
I root for them to lose, in fact. Juniors, seniors, Olympians, I actively root for a loss. I’m sick of hockey, like I’m sick of Canada. We’re a greedy, smug, selfish country that has been revealed by Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party of Canada and I can’t pretend anymore that we aren’t.
And our hockey teams play dirty.
Okay, full disclosure: I don’t even watch hockey when we play internationally anymore. I couldn’t possibly care less about hockey.
So Stephen Harper can have Canada because I’ve gone back to the future and become what Old Man Trudeau told us way back in the 60s to be – a citizen of the world. I stand with all those global citizens who are fighting back against the tyranny of government dictated by money markets and desperation.
It’s absurd, what’s happening, developing a resource that costs us, all of humanity, more, not “just” in terms of the environment and human health, but us, as Canadians, economically, too, than it would cost to leave it in the ground covered by a natural carbon sponge while we leave it to the smarter co-citizens amongst us to figure out a better way to produce energy.
It makes no sense because we know too much, we know the facts of climate change and we know the facts of climate change denial. One set of facts is about long term science, the other set of facts is about short term politics. And now, even the beneficiaries of the short term politics set of facts are admitting to the long term science set of facts (which makes them pretty horrible people, but whatever), and yet, we’re still the greedy, (albeit, not so smug), selfish country we always were.
Anyway, I used to worry about the Liberals being spoilers for a New Democrat government led by stand up environmentalist, Tom Mulcair (I mean, love him or leave him – and who actually loves Tom Mulcair – but he resigned from a cabinet position on principle – too bad he didn’t do it again when the first Omnibus bill showed up).
Now I think the Liberals will actually be spoilers for another Conservative government led by whoever manages to ride out all the corruption and incompetence that has revealed Canada to us and to the world.
By the way, I know that sounds like a bad thing, but I don’t believe it is. Because no matter what happens now, we know too much to pretend we’re Canadian.
At long last, we’re citizens of the world.