October 14th, 2008
|11:10 pm - Oh Canada~...Your future looks bleaker by the day.|
So, polls closed in B.C. and Yukon a few hours ago and it looks like from all predictions that Canada's going to have another Conservative minority government. I'd say I'm disappointed except I'm not really. I'm no fan of the Conservatives, or right-leaning politics in general given their tendency for big tax-breaks for large companies, cuts to social programs, etc., etc. but really, these days I don't see all that much difference between the different parties or politicians at all. I doubt day-to-day life's going to change for us commoners regardless of who's running the country these days, they'll still ram through whatever policies or agendas they want ignoring dissidents and/or differing opinions from the masses because honestly the majority of the masses couldn't be bothered to pick up a newspaper or watch the news for half an hour everyday, and even if they did, so what? I doubt the whole country's going to start storming Parliament Hill over policies they disagree with, most peoples' lives don't revolve around politics, something that proponents of electoral democracy seems to have forgotten.
So yeah, looks like we're stuck with Harper the Robot for...however many years again, blargh. Ugh...and I have a headache plus feeling extremely nauseated tonight too...wonder if it's my subconscious psyche responding to the results of this election (albeit I'm quite glad this whole thing's over. Election campaigns sickens me more-so than the usual political stunts because it's basically a bunch of guys taking our money and then using it to tell us how amazingly awesome they are. You know, in some countries that'd be called corruption, here it's called an election campaign, go figure -__-).
Sigh... I guess if Obama doesn't win the election, I can't say that I'm moving to Canada.
We can hide there until the next elections comes around in our respective countries lol. At least in China Premier Wen and President Hu will be around until 2013 and with those two around China can't stray too far off the optimistic path. By 2013 the winds have got to have changed over here in N. America and hopefully some sanity will have returned (either that or the economic crisis will have collapsed all the economies and people will be running around like chickens with their heads lopped off).
I feel like Canada's spiralling down this path of wtf-ness, and watching the current US elections I've also gone "Wtf" a lot in the past few months (that Palin's one heck of a woman).
Can I join you two? XD
I say, if Obama doesn't win in the states, we make him an honorary Canadian and elect him up here. ^^
....I don't know a damn thing about elections other than I can't stand Harper (he reminds me of Satan..... :P)
Yes! Join, join!! The more the merrier~!! I think if Obama toured Canada he'd get groupies like rock-stars. Harper seems to remind a lot of people of unpleasant things...my friend says his eyes look like they can shoot laser-beams, another friend says Harper looks like a robot, yet another says the dude seems cold like an icicle. He certainly doesn't seem very...approachable or amiable.
(Btw, the video clip of which your icon is from? It's pure love XD We should have Osa run Canada, can't do worse than our politicians, plus we'd get eye-candy everytime there's a press conference. Maybe some smexy spicing up of the political scene will get more Canadians involved and interested XDD)
I've never understood the North American use of the word 'liberal'. All politics in Canada/United States are liberal, but is it conservative/socialist/etc liberalism?
Well in Canada Liberal is a party...they're suppose to be the left-leaning party, and they are in comparison to the Conservatives, but the NDP is even more left-leaning so the Liberals are more centre on the political spectrum in comparison to the other 2 parties. It's more associated with that particular party rather than specific ideologies in Canada these days. I think if you asked most Canadians what the actual liberal ideology is you'd get confused looks a lot of the time.
|Date:||October 16th, 2008 12:15 am (UTC)|| |
Yeha I feel the election-fatigue setting in (isn't it funny that Canadian elections are so bland, unimportant, naunced & inflated, yet they somehow manage to tire us out anyways?)...a Conservative minority is unsurprising, but what has me really riled up is the fact we just blew $300 + million on a farce election that gave us a slight(er) majority of the thing we did or did not care to have in the first place. This is why our system sucks & we need electoral reform for a push towards proportional representation! Thank God we live in a country that is so tame that we are in revolt after election results are posted & we won't be shot for voting freely...if there is a bright side to any of this, at least we go on with our normal lives as usual & get to see sexy robotic Harper (personally, my favourity) than the weirdo, "Uncle-ish", sweater wearing, "Y'all wanna come ta ma' house fo' sum turkey dinna'?" Harper (God that makes me shudder)...-James
Electoral reform? Maybe if we start it today...we can see something resembling results in our grand-grand-grand-grand-grand-childrens' generation...if we're lucky. You know if Harper had so much money he needed to blow off I would've gladly taken it off his hands for him, I can think of so many more useful and productive ways to blow off $300million.
How does the lack of change (ie, keeping up with Harper) change things in any way (be it to the worse)? Nah... things will very much remain the same. But then, thats what the voters decided. Or at least those of them who bothered to go to the polls. All the rest should avoid ranting, since they didnt care to vote.