On the other hand, from my own point of view, Mr Harper’s failure to sweep the land probably means that this inherently cautious politician will be unlikely to champion any serious reform of the country’s ghastly “human rights” commissions that consumed so much of my time and money this last year. He was awfully non-commital when I spoke to him about it back in the summer, and I’d imagine he’ll be even more so now.
Yes, non-commital. A big change from the Harper quote we use to open The Tyranny of Nice — that of a younger, less powerful Stephen Harper denouncing the Human Rights Commissions as totalitarian.
I watched some of the coverage, but wow: politics really is show biz for ugly people. Arnie and I mostly made fun of people’s hairdos without really listening to the returns. And Canadian media are still using giant black headphones and stuff that look like they got them at a USSR tv studio rummage sale.
I decided my time was better spent watching The Gene Krupa Story for the third time.
It doesn’t matter to me who rules the nation. I plan to carry on as I have been, violating Section 13 and thus rendering it uninforcable through attrition.
Yesterday’s post bears repeating. This is our Canada:
Did you know…?
what they’ve done with the former home of the Canadian War Museum?
That’s right – the “Global Centre for Pluralism,” which “seeks to assist the creation of successful societies and was founded on the premise that tolerance, openness and understanding towards the cultures, social structures, values and faiths of other peoples are now essential to the survival of an interdependent world.”
That pretty much says it all, I think.
That is not a nation worth fighting and sacrificing for.
I am fighting (in my own feeble way) for myself, my friends and the integrity of the internet — the final frontier of free speech. If Canada eventually comes around, I’ll consider changing my mind. But Canada has to change before I’ll care.