Monday, April 11, 2011

Not now honey, the game is on.

As much as politicians like to think they are so important, they are not and no one gives a shit. We have some pretty serious voter apathy in this country. Can't blame us, there is no one to vote for. The leaders of all our parties make me cringe. I feel like I'm being asked to choose between a cracked skull or a punch in the balls. On the national propaganda airwaves (CBC) this morning they said that all the leaders of the political parties agreed to change the time of one of the debates because of a conflict. What could be more important than hearing what the leaders have to say about what they would do if given the most powerful position in the country? Get this, it conflicts with a first round playoff hockey game. Well, give the people what they want I guess.  I feel much better knowing that if China-mart has a sale on the same day as the election, the election will probably just be rescheduled. People do love to get tons of poor quality junk they don't need. More people go to China-mart than watch hockey, so here is my free advice to the leader-losers we have in this country. Check with ALL the big private corporations before scheduling your meaningless, annoying, time and money wasting election if you want anybody to show up.

Actually, if we had no government at all, people wouldn't even realize it for quite some time. After a while you might start hearing things like "Hey, have you noticed things seem a lot less fucked up lately?"

I certainly don't buy into this argument that if I don't vote I have no right to complain. Bullshit, I've read our constitution and it doesn't mention that. Nor is there any law, statute or regulation that says so. I'm guaranteed freedom of conscience and expression. Now if all our asshole politicians started reading, understanding and obeying the Canadian Constitution and The Charter of Rights and Freedoms, that would be one hell of a good start. It may even be enough to convince me to take 20 minutes out of my day every fours years to go down the street and vote.

But as it is now,  I certainly don't give a shit who votes or who wins. Spring is here and my focus is on gardening, earthbag building and increasing my self sufficiency skills.


  1. Wow, until I read your next-to-the-last paragraph, I thought you were talking about the good ole USA. Didn't know things also suck in Canada.

  2. Dome,fuck the vote it really doesn't matter be it US or Canada.Prepping for what they are bringing on is all that matters.Good luck with the garden and I hope you and your lady have a great building season!


  3. live life as if they dont exist.. take back your individualism

  4. Politics definitely inspires more vitriol than nationalism. The way I see it, a government for a land mass as large as Canada is impossible and inevitably as top-heavy as ours is.

    Check out Murray Bookchin's synopsis of Libertarian Municipalism: At the very least it puts (or restores) the idea of politics into a new light, one that is community-sized, which is a model I see happening everywhere...

    "Think Local, Act Local" If something gets too big to handle, it has to be broken down again to a manageable size. Yes, let's just move on from national politics, but let's consider what structure our community needs or can provide.

  5. We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. -Ayn Rand

    Yup. And in the meantime, thousands look on while their rights and freedoms are slowly eroded claiming "but there are no real options". No good option is not the same as no option at all. But that will be most clear when time has run out and those who stood by, claiming apathy and individualism, wonder why they did nothing at all.