I’m so Blue I could cry
The people have spoken and over 60% said “no way, Jose” to the HarperCONS win, and yet, because less than 40% voted for him and his party we now have a despot in power having a majority government? This is too Orwellian, even for me?
Our friend Chloe said it best, “The despot and his duly elected cabal are now free to start tearing down medicare, CPP and cancelling just about every program that makes life better for the disadvantaged.” I agree and would add a meaner, greedier, intolerant, unforgiving and baser form of government has been elected to run ramshod over us all and as a result, god help us all!
When the media refuses to inform and the public no longer questions, that truly is the beginning of the end of democracy.
On the positive side, I am glad to see the Greens finally get a seat, and that it is Elizabeth May who will occupy that seat. I expect her one voice to be like a fog horn at sea sending out a deep booming blast from time to time warning people of impending danger, while at the same time reassuring those on board that someone is on watch.
The orange wave obviously did not sweep far and wide enough as expected although it did carry far enough to give the NDP the most seats they have ever had and a place as official opposition which is an historic break through for the party.
In my opinion Iggy and the Liberals did not deserve what they got and we as a country are now poorer as a result. Will the inevitable now happen with the merger of the Liberals with the NDP, or will they rebuild to fight another day?
I’m sorry for Duceppe (but not about the Bloc) as he will be missed. Straight, honest talk is hard to find in Ottawa.
All in all, last night can best be summed up by the following quote “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times”… and now, it is time for progressives to pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and prepare to fight again, for it is but a battle that has been lost, the war is still winnable, just not today, but for sure we will win tomorrow.
In the part of this universe that we know there is great injustice, and often the good suffer, and often the wicked prosper, and one hardly knows which of those is the more annoying.