They have the answers
“Just as well to be living with that Isis crowd.”
“Nothing but a bunch of freaking communists.”
“They’re all there for no reason except to line their own pockets.”
“Dwight Ball and Kathy Bennet don’t give a damn about we poor people.”
These are examples of some of the more enlightened comments floating around the province these days. Oh yes, forgot the chief one of them all, “Dwight must resign.” Plastered on utility poles all over the greater metropolitan area of the Capital City. Great stuff, don’t you think? Certainly! Not bad, you say, for a dyed in the wool PC. Right. I am as much a PC as Donald Trump is a greeter for Muslims at a Walmart store in New York. I haven’t been PC since Earl McCurdy was a kid in knee socks. Actually back then I was a member of Trail Rangers, a church boys group. It was an attempt by the United Church to emulate Boy Scouts. Didn’t work.
Don’t know what Earl was doing back then anymore than I do now. You can trace my own political history on Google. After the first 3 1/2 pages it’s not too difficult.
The efforts by our current political masters to save our province from financial anarchy leave me as sick as do the diatribes one hears on Open Line, if one cares to listen. Of course i listen. Someone has to in order to survey the collective wisdom of the masses. Otherwise, how is one to know what to think, unless one is sitting around the cabinet table in Confederation Building, in which one is told.
Actually I’m a fan of Open Line, but Lord help us if some of the yahoos who speak what loosely passes for their minds on that program ever get an authority over anyone in anything.. Edgar Lee Masters wrote that we should exercise caution and “beware of the man who rises to power from one suspender.”
We elected a few last time with no suspenders.
Does the ignorant character who made the announcement about how much better it would be to live under Isis really understand what he is saying? Or that communism is a much better system than ours, or that living in a third world culture is preferable to our own?
Has any of those people ever travelled to countries described as “better than what we got here now, b’ys!” Or if they have any means of listening
to anything other than Facebook, such as ears and eyes, can they not see how asinine their words are? Are they not aware of the abject poverty in which most of those people live, or the oppression and injustice that governs the lives of so many?
What bothers me most is that such people seem to have no
Appreciation whatsoever of how fortunate we are to live where we do. Yes, I do know about seniors who have so little income that they don’t know how will make it through the winter after more fees and taxes are levied on them. And I am aware of the working poor who live from hand to mouth and likewise have to make difficult decisions about groceries and rent.
And do the ignorant among us have any understanding of what their lives would be like in those other places and under those other regimes? Fact is, most of them and their children would be dead.
So an interesting number of you want the premier to resign. Good thinking. In my view, he and his colleagues made a balls up of this past budget.
God knows they were between a rock and a hard place, but as I and many others have pointed out, they hit the wrong people in the wrong way and for the wrong reasons.
But does anyone really think that booting out the premier is the answer? As someone has said, after that, what then? What happens next? A wiser, smarter premier? Like who?
That would be proof the age of miracles is not yet over.