The above title refers to the election we are enduring in our province that ends tomorrow night. That is my prediction. And I have never been right in an election call ever. Hard to believe. But I have a perfect record of being wrong. So, take the title and content of this blog with salt and, if you are so inclined, a glass of scotch.
I also think Christy Clark (our current ditzy premier) will lose her seat. PLEASE! If there is a God!
Reading and listening to the poli-speak for the last few months (and before, actually. I have a weakness for this crap) I am inclined to believe that the numbers estimated don’t really mean much. So what if they (the victors) win by 20 seats or two? In our system of democracy (fatuous nonsense and lies) if you win by one seat, you rule like a tyrant. So the actual amount of the majority is less important than simply having one. And I think folks know that.
One’s vote is diluted or ‘stepped on’ in so many ways by our system. Deep down that is likely the single greatest reason that people do not vote.
Well, that and the fact that each government seems to be like the last. We are always voting in the clones or the clowns, it seems.
I also don’t think it matters a whit what they say when they are campaigning (they being politicians). Politicians all lie. But few electors realize that they have to. Well, they want to, as well. They belong to a party and they all believe a party has to speak as one. Ergo, the majority are not speaking their own truth, let alone the elector’s truth. Fuggedabout the real truth. So, they lie. You know, to show a united front?
Most gangs and thugs operate like that.
Whatever the excuse – they lie! From the get-go. And then from then on in.
So, if their lying-all-the-time is a given, why vote for anyone? (Doesn’t that just encourage the bastards?) Answer: we do not know what else to do.
Neither do I.
So, I rant now and then. Call me crazy. I have kept it to a minimum this time. Give me that!
Still, I would like to offer up a radical alternative to the current status quo. Whoever gets in passes a law that makes political lying illegal punishable by removal from office. ANY lie. If you tell the reporter you had a burger for lunch when, in fact, you had a BLT? GONE! And I mean gone from the building. Back home you go. Tail between legs. Never allowed back. Ever. Boy would that re-incent the media to ‘dig’ and do investigative journalism.
Yes, I know it would never work. For one thing that would mean we would have vast empty government buildings a lot of the time, wouldn’t it?