As our new Prime Minister is about to be sworn in later today, I thought I'd take one more kick at the old PC-can and then let it rest until the another Prime Minister called Lucifer rears his ugly head again, as he most certainly will. History reveals that much.
Since election day, it's been interesting, never fun, overhearing the Harperites banter back and forth on Facebook and in the Letters-to-the-Editor sections of the newspapers. I even overheard a couple of them discuss their leader in the local coffee shop. They were sharing their angst over the proposed deficit that many of us voted for. I couldn't help but quip "has your life or lifestyle ever been damaged or compromised because of a deficit?".
I've had quite enough conversations with people who think climate warming is a farce, that the gun registry is the most anti-democratic piece of legislation ever, that the first nations can damn well go out and get a job "like everyone else", that women will deserve a more lofty place in government and society when they damn well earn it and blah blah blah... I never bothered trying to figure out how they rationalized the shabby treatment of the veterans who came back from Asia psychologically damaged. I can guess what they think.
That's it for me on all things political in this humble soap box. I made the exception all those weeks ago because the state of the country was desperate. If we return to that state again, and if I'm still alive, and if I can still get worked up about these things...well, we'll see what happens then.