"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." Plato
As Harper is making his list and checking it twice, of future guests for his Fox News North TV Station; Joe Mendelson, who loves this country, will never sit opposite whatever straw sucking, cud chewing, belching host will be providing colourful commentary and asking the same question: "Do you hate gays and women, but love god and guns?"
"That's all we need to know. Thank you for appearing Mr. Kenney."
Joe Mendleson is disgusted with Canadians and I don't blame him. How did we get from being a nice democratic country, that was loved by the rest of the world, to now having our own Fox News Station, and a country being governed by viscous religious fanatics?
We can blame Peter MacKay for selling us out. I know I have many times, but the fact of the matter is we are lazy. We became complacent believing that no one could destroy the house that John built, and guess what? While we were sleeping that's exactly what's happened.
We should be ashamed. I know I am. "A people in decline". We should sew that to our flag.
“I view us as a people in decline,” he says. “We are a society that is very lost and completely uninvolved with democracy.” He himself has been involved in the past, becoming a card-carrying Progressive Conservative working for Prairie populist David Orchard in the 2003 leadership race won by Peter MacKay.
“I was betrayed by Peter MacKay,” he says, referring to the deal between MacKay and Orchard in which MacKay promised, if he became leader with Orchard’s backing, not to seek a union with the Canadian Alliance. The deal was eventually broken when the PCs joined the new Conservative Party with Harper as its leader.
His disenchantment since has only deepened. Canadians, he says, have become “anesthetized – they’re asleep about their country ..."
C'mon girls. Protest. protest, protest. And when you think you're done protesting, protest some more.
He holds little hope for the G8, saying at best the leaders will pay “lip service” to such matters as poverty, will ignore “The Great Big Mummy” that is the environment and will fail women. “Women are the only hope,” he says.
“Women have to become politically active. They alone can change the temperature and the direction of this country.”