Sunday, August 15, 2021
In the next few months, we’re going to overdose on political promises and recover with the antidote, the hangover or broken promises.
While most experts are doubtful the recently appointed Governor-General will defy the Prime Minister’s request to drop the writ, I am hopeful that she’ll pause and see if the other parties can form a coalition government. It seems, if announcement flurries in recent weeks and months are any indication, the Liberal government, which has not been defeated, feels they can buy a majority by promising spending on everything for everyone everywhere without voters questioning our collective capacity to pay for it. They think we are numbed to large numbers from pandemic spending and won’t wince at a few hundred billion more added to debt and deficit.
I live in a great country – and on many issues, we need to rebuild it on a better, more ethical and fair foundation for all our peoples, both original, imported and born here.
We need substance, integrity, and less rhetoric. I’m not sure why we keep looking to Ottawa for those elements, but I think we should look more within. Within ourselves, within our communities, we ought to make sure we send the best people to Ottawa instead of a particular party because they are all riddled with rhetoric.
The other day someone said to me, “I want to vote for someone, not against someone. I want to vote for something, not against something – I want that” … and I want that too.
Every media outlet will keep us informed and confused by playing a variation of three-card monte with us, where we cannot tell the NEWS from the NOISE. People talking about what might happen, or what they fear might happen, or what they believe about someone’s alleged actions or disguised intentions is OPINION, and most opinion – in my opinion, is NOISE.
Well, yesterday was Friday the thirteenth!, SB, Calgary, AB