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March 14th, 2008

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03:08 pm - Afghanistan mission extension: Passed


Well, looks like we're stuck in the mud-hole of the Afghanistan missions until December 2011, and who knows if we'll actually pull out on the set time.  Anyone attending the protest tomorrow on Parliament Hill against this war?  The university protest is starting in front of the MST Library at 12pm and heading to Parliament Hill, the city-wide protest is starting in front of the National Art Gallery where that giant spider-thing statue is.

Stupid goddamn Conservatives, Bush's little lapdog Harper, and those damn freaking Liberals that voted in favour of extending the mission.  What the hell?!  You're there as an OPPOSITION, look up the word Dion, you OPPOSE the government in power and act as a second voice in order to better represent the people of this country, you don't freaking join hands with them!  Just because god-knows-why you don't want an election doesn't mean you compromise the will of the people of this country for your political games.  

How embarassing for Canada, we bashed the Americans for invading Iraq, then we up and join them to enter Afghanistan instead, GREAT IDEA!  BRILLIANCE I say!!  Oh and that "it's not a Canadian mission, it's a NATO mission" junk?  Pft, excuse me while I hurl, the organization was created during the Cold War to prepare for possible needs of military combat, now that the Cold War's ended the organization and its mandates are useless so dissolve the damn thing.  You can't convince the world and the people we're sincere and committed to peace when we obnoxiously and systematically support and are directly involved in an organization created for military combat.  Besides, just because it's NATO missions doesn't mean it's a right and/or just mission, bullying a country infused with poverty under the guise of "fighting insurgents and helping the Afghan people" isn't going to work Harper/Dion, it's bullshit, complete and utter moronic spew that makes me feel like it was emailed from the Oval Office in Washington, stamped with a PMO seal and tossed into the House of Commons.

Oh and whichever minister it was that said after the motion was passed last night to extend the mission to 2011 that "you can't say it's a Conservative or a Liberal mission anymore, it's a Canadian mission", I say to you that when over half of the population, the civilian population, are against the invasion in the first place and even more so with extending it, don't you DARE label it a Canadian mission.  I certainly don't support it, I haven't met anyone personally  that supports it, how dare you ignore and wash over the opinion of half of the country's population and label us all as supporters of your stupid mandate.

Whew, ok, just had to get that off my chest.  This Afghanistan issue has been running around in panicked circles for a lo~ng time now.  Anyone got a video of yesterday night when they passed the motion and the 50 or so people that were in the Public Galleries that started protesting?  I really want to see it...but it hasn't been covered by any of the media..figures, free media my ass.

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Date:March 14th, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
First of all, I'd rely on a cactus to be a more effective leader before the thought of Stephane Dion being one ever cross my mind. Yeah, I'm just as disappointed as you are over this extension. Everyone knows that the whole "NATO alliance effort" is a load of BS-I mean, how long ago did the Cold War end (yeah...)?And your comment about the media is true-it's their "responsibility" to show the government/Canada (b/c apparently the government is the only apparatus representing our country!) in a favourable light. It doesn't help that the conglomerate news agencies in Canada are government controlled (ie. CBC) & are obliged to promote "Canadian content" (which now I guess includes being the propaganda generator of the government) & the other ones (ie. CTV & CanWest Global) are privately owned by mega-conglomerates that benefit from spitting out the 'party line'. That's why I want to be part of the media & introduce some kick-ass change! Screw conformity y'all!-James
Date:March 16th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
BTW-Did you go to an anti-war rally in Ottawa (I'm sure there was one). I went to the one here in Montreal & it was quite big (I'd say there was at least 500-1000 people in Place du Canada). I think the anti-war sentiment in Quebec is compounded by the fact that the French are pacificists by nature-but regardless, it was good to see a healthy opposition to what the government says "Canadians" want. -James
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Date:March 16th, 2008 08:11 am (UTC)
No I missed the rally here, I slept literally all day x___X I don't know if it's the winter blues or what but lately I've been so sluggish, not really tired but just...blah. So today I literally woke up at 11am, fell asleep again at 12pm, woke up at 6pm and now it's 4 in the morning...my schedule's so messed up. I read about the national protest on CBC though, it pisses me off that nothing was mentioned about the protesters that were in the HoC on Thursday evening when the motion to extend the mission was passed though. It pisses me off even more that what they did was technically illegal since us "commoners" aren't allowed to make a commotion in the public galleries at the HoC, which is retarded since it's supposedly us that they're representing down there anyway.

I mean we can be represented but heaven forbid we go there in person to voice our opinions, that's illegal x___X Democracy...what fucking good is democracy, actually we don't even have democracy seeing as in a democracy it's suppose to be the will of the majority of the population that is adhered to. The majority doesn't want us in Afghanistan, we're still there, that's not a democratic decision, that's a dictator decision taken by Harper. He's not even a good dictator either, some dictators make decisions that they honestly think will benefit their people, we get a freaking robot. I hate this system, I hate our politicians (most of them anyway), I'm starting to hate this world...not that that's anything new but just...grrr...

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