Friday, April 1, 2011

Late Friday Night Ode To ... The Future (Again)

Yet another war, another election campaign (Canada), Christian fundamentalists posing as Conservatives doing everything they can to impose their religious views and beliefs (Canada and USA), so-called liberals/progressive/democrats cowering or triangulating while still not doing much to prevent the Christian fundie march (Canada, USA), the majority of the electorate more ignorant, uninformed and/or disinformed than ever (Canada, USA), informed critical reasoning increasingly becoming scarce (Canada, USA), scientific knowledge and education increasingly under assault while average folks don't care or actually approve ... same thing with regards to constitutional laws and civil rights, further eroding in the name of Holy Security.

That is the state of North America in 2011.

Instead of leading our countries and the world to a veritable better place, we keep on destroying what we have achieved in the past, having become not just part of the world's problems, but selfishly and insousciantly worsening the FUBAR we keep causing.

Thus I give you: Alter Bridge - Before Tomorrow Comes and Open Your Eyes

So remember folks - we can be so much more than we are.

If we open our eyes at last.

But I guess only time will tell if we'll ever get out of these Semi-Dark Ages we keep miring ourselves into.

Forecast: Grim With Heavy Chances Of Losing Country

Still insanely busy, but I just can't remain silent on the current electoral campaign ...

I mean, the ongoing electoral campaign that began months ago (you know, before everyone actually proclaimed that *now* we're running elections?) - but I digress.

In any case, polls still tend toward two most likely outcomes: a CPC minority again, or an actual CPC majority.

Hopefully soon I'll expand my opinion on this. However, I would just reiterate that:

1) Harper and his Harpies are Christian fundamentalists;
2) Conservatism nowadays is only about promulgating/advancing/imposing by any means necessary (through lies, deceit, cheating, fearmongering, mendacity, authoritarianism) a fundamentalist Christian agenda (just look to the south of the border, folks), including a veritable Theocracy;
3) Conservatism nowadays is only about pandering to Big Corporations, Big Energy, Big Whatever, and the rich, because these peoples/entities do not care what system of government they find themselves in - as long as they stay rich and/or continue to do whatever the hell they want, whenever they want and however they want ... provided of course that the rest of us always foot the bill while reaping little - if anything - of the benefits.

And yet, and yet ...

These SoBs will still be elected to government by us Canuckleheads - whether as a minority or majority one.

In the case of the former, expect more or less the same non-governance we've been having since 2006, including cuts in everything secular (including science and innovation, services to women, etc.), all the while favoring the rich and ludicrously rich, as the rest of the world scratch their heads in bewilderment, asking more than ever "what is this country and what have they done with Canada?". In between, the three other twits (Layton, Ignatieff and Duceppe) will keep on playing their triangulating games that keep enabling a minority Harper government to function as a majority one.

In the case of the latter, then Canada as a separate nation and sovereign identity from the USA will quicken its descent into extinction ... and all will be lost for good.

So, go ahead my fellow Canadians - do what you have been doing since 2006 and keep making our country sink further into irrelevance and oblivion - all thanks to your laziness, intellectual sloth and abhorrent lack of civic responsibility.

In other words - take off, eh?

I only wish this was an actual April Fool's prank ...