“No matter who you vote for… the Government always gets in.”
Many Canadians are disaffected by the political process. They realise the governments are all the same. They realise true change rarely happens.
Maybe they even realise that it’s not “Left vs Right” or “Progressive vs Conservative” or any of those handy labels we affix to one another.
It’s the Government vs you.
If you have come to this realisation, go out in the next election and vote “None of the above is acceptable.”
I take a big black felt marker and a pen-style tube of white-out. My vote is counted as “spoiled”. But I would much rather register my protest with all the candidates than hold my nose and vote with “the lesser of evils” — which is still evil. I would rather register my protest than join the masses who believe their voice won’t be heard anyway, so why bother voting at all?
I’ll be voting “none of the above is acceptable” in British Columbia’s next provincial election. What will you do?
Hope… change… these words have been thrown around so much in the last year. But I look at the past few months and I see instead growing despair… and no real change. We’re still handing billions to billionaires, paid for by the middle class. We’re still believing that governments can solve the problems that they themselves caused.
Continue reading What If
Libertarians often consider the Left and Right as two sides of the same “statist” coin. The bottom line for both is increased state control over individuals. They have different things they want to force on the citizens, but they both want to control the citizens.
“Hitler was a socialist” compares leftist ideals with Hitler’s: racism, statism, bellicose nationalism, antisemitism, environmentalism, and other “leftist” values. Wait: leftists aren’t racists or nationalists! Read on…
“We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions”
Adolf Hitler, Speech of May 1, 1927. Quoted by Toland, J. (1976) Adolf Hitler Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday. p. 306
Hitler was a socialist
Solomon and Larry Norman were right—there’s nothing new under the sun.
CBC News reports:
A southeastern New Brunswick mother is outraged after her 10-year-old daughter was given a government-approved school assignment she feels is better suited for “concentration camp employees.”
The article continues:
Continue reading Let’s NOT Play a Game of Lifeboat
The warfare in Gaza right now is heartbreaking. Destruction, fear, and loss of life on both sides is deeply tragic.
Continue reading Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem
I’m not usually a huge fan of The Onion, but this satirical article about the Bailouts made me chuckle. It’s funny because it’s true…
Elections always fascinate and disgust me. It’s not the voting—countless people have fought and died for the right to vote. It’s not the campaigning—everyone ought to have the right to advocate or advertise for their point of view, and I reserve the right to turn off my radio or television or web browser and utterly ignore those message.
What fascinates and disgusts me is the rabid enthusiasm and hero-worship people have for their desired political leaders. And the venomous hatred each side feels for the others’ points of view.
Continue reading Election 2008
I’ve long been a fan of Sinfest, a poignant webcomic by Japanese/American Tatsuya Ishida. His comics have become much more political than I remember them ever being… and the point really hits home.
Warning: some of the comics use adult language and situations.