So... When my fellow Canadians elected a Conservative majority this spring, I was more than a little disappointed. I didn't especially want any of the other candidates to win, I just really, really, really didn't want a Harper majority. It's not even Harper himself that scares me so much. Oh, I don't like him AT ALL but he's just a soulless automaton with all the charm and charisma of drying paint. It's his "we-walked-among-the-dinosaurs" former Reform Party cronies that scare the shit out of me.
The man is totally unlikable, I knew that. What I *didn't* know is that he is SO racist, he'd make up new words to try to bring legitimacy to his deluded point. It seems he lives in a different country than the rest of us. As we take strides to become a more open, tolerant society, our fearless leader is relying on fear-mongering to demonstrate his... something. Really, I don't know what he's trying to accomplish, other than being a buffoon. It's completely out of touch with the people of the country he leads.
I was afraid of a Harper majority because I was afraid that as a leader without other parties to keep him in line, he and his former Reform Party cronies would chip away at things we hold dear. I felt OK with Jack Layton as his Jiminy Cricket but now he's gone and the Liberals are running around like a headless chicken so there's nothing to stop Kooky from doing kooky things. The next thing you know he's going to try to strengthen ties to the monarchy. Wouldn't that be funny? Some self-aggrandizing pile of horseshit like pictures of himself and the Queen in every Canadian embassy in the world. God, that would be ridiculous! Oh...
If Ontario goes blue in the election next month I may die.
Jen, I might move if I can figure out where to go.
That's scary that a racist can get elected.
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