Frustrations woven through our lives, through our days, should not surprise anyone.
Political back-biting locally, provincially and federally is bad theatre akin to professional wrestling – except in politics, it’s the audience getting hurt.
Or take your eye off that for a minute – the geopolitics of the day is akin to watching eggs that won’t unscramble.
We see that playing out in Canada, as Liberals and New Democrats link arms in a unity play to make our country more socialist (I’m not saying that’s terrible political tactics or 100% a bad thing), but a slippery slope to be sure. On the surface, it looks like a clever move to give job security to two weakened leaders (Trudeau and Singh) – strange bedfellows indeed - while providing rival Conservatives with plenty of raw meat for their leadership contest. After the past two years of virtual suspension of parliament and having the country run by the unelected staff of the Prime Minister’s office and delivered from the steps of the cottage – it’s time for a renovation of our government.
And, in Alberta, who knows what to think?
Will the real Jason Kenny please stand up?
I’ve seen more humility in him in the last two weeks than in the past four years – which, if we’d seen more of that in the previous few years, he wouldn’t be in the popularity pickle he’s in today. As for Brian Jean et al who seek to stir a pot to unsettle everyone’s confidence, you are no better than those strange bedfellows in Ottawa – they are doing the same thing:
Just as we are recovering our individual and collective equilibrium, you are pandering to our need for simplistic calming solutions to big complex problems.
And here’s something to leave you with – isn’t it peculiar that the Liberal/NDP pact came at exactly the same moment as the CPR/unions simultaneously agreed to restart the trains and go to binding arbitration; that’s a spectacular coincidence, and it only the most naïve among us cannot see it for what it is. We’ve had a coup in Ottawa – and our Liberal and NDP friends will celebrate for a while, but the reality is that an inept minority government disenfranchised Canadians. There is no other way to see it.