Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Woe, woe is us

And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 22: 12-13)

I came to the wedding party in the wrong regalia which left me red and without powers of speech. Now I am bound and cast out in the outer darkness where I weep and gnash my teeth muchly. I cannot help but feel violated by the cold reptilian hands of Harper.

Wow! I wonder how many split- and protest- votes got Harper into the PMO with a majority? With 167 to 141, Harper will never need to dirty his hands with the "evil" socialists ever again.

I think with all the cuts coming, our public health system will be bled to death in favour of US-style military and criminal justice system. If this is the case (and there is little doubt), and the "good and faithful" federal Minister of Health thinks she will remain the Minister of Health then she is a greater fool than I thought. Harper will make her a junior Secretary of something-harmless-and-not-really-significant and appoint someone more media saavy to sell the death knell of our old and venerable federal program.

I mean, COME ON! Her staying on as Min of Health is as laughable as the notion of Aboriginal "self-determination" - which realistically should be called, the department of federal land claims agreements.

I wasn't intending to be cynical and small, and wished more than anything for, at most, a minority Harper government the same way I will never make mention of bin Laden's death (except, good riddance). But (to quote Harper) we woke up and found a government we didn't want nor ever asked for. Woe, woe is us.


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