Thursday, January 19, 2006
And this wonderful post was inspired by my best mate, Todd. He emailed me this link.
Ahh, yes, Rondo Thomas. Your true colours shine. And it's a constant reminder of where the Conservative Party really stands. In the midst of the economic scandals, they hide their true values with standard political promises of economic reform.
For the history lesson, the Conservatives are a union of the old Progressive Conservative Party and the neo-Conservative movement from western Canada, the Reform Party. The PC's self destructed after the fall of Mulroney, and never really recovered. The Reform Party suffered mistake after politically incorrect mistake. Having MP's who doubled as KKK members. Slamming gays. Firing MP's because they weren't white. The list goes on.
So the Reform Party renamed themselves the Canadian Alliance. Stockwell Day, the avid water sportsman, was petitioned by Rick Mercer to change his first name to Doris. The name change helped them hide their radical social agenda behind the promise of economic reforms. But tiering Health Care was their Achilles heel.
What to do? The mistakes of the past still haunt them. So they merged with the PC party. A last ditch hope to shed the shame of the past. And they still couldn't beat Paul Martin's Liberals. But still, the strength of the "new" Conservatives resides in western Canada, old Reform country. So surely, in the fall of 2004, a large push against gay marriage was made.
But now, the Conservatives only talk money. How money was misappropriated by the Liberals. Tax cuts to improve prosperity (though it truly only affects the rich). Tougher on crime. Education in the trades (while ignoring the arts, which fosters independent thought).
So when you vote on the 23rd, remember the cost of these fiscal reforms. They are, in no particular order:
1. Government revoking the rights for gay marriage, which will lead back to the criminalization of homosexuality.
2. A looser stance on ethnic and diversity relations.
3. Tiering of our health care plans to income brackets.
4. Less money invested in Telefilm Canada and the arts in general in Canada, which will make our young artists more dependent on American productions for work.
5. Involvement in American nuclear weapons programs.
6. Fighting in pointless American conquests like Iraq, which was NOT sanctioned by the United Nations.
I could go on, but I hope you get the point. For further reference, review High School (or University) history regarding World War II, and read 1984 by George Orwell.
Choose your Canada.
That is all.
neolithic pondered at 13:35
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