The provincial GREENs are trying again. Annual convention, policy rebuild, new executive, more statements, more promises. New hopes and dreams. I hope they get it right this time. Mind you, the heart, soul and faith of the party is on the perimeter of the Gulf of Georgia (the Salish Sea) and the only elected Greens came right from the middle of it. But the Annual convention this year is in Kelowna. So, on the face of it, there seems to be a Liberal Party spy doing their convention arrangements.
Can’t win with the bad guys at the controls, guys. See: the Conservatives and the Elections Act?
Still, I have hope. I looked at the candidates for the executive board and some of them are capable people. I think. Resumes don’t always paint an accurate picture but they think they are great anyway. I hope they are. I voted for the cute one.
The last two decades of voting for the GREENs has reminded me of when I supported the Canucks. I dropped that silly effort-in-faith twenty years ago only to replace it with the equally as disappointing and under-performing GREENs. I may suffer from failure-to-prEdict contests and elections syndrome (FECES) – the acronym may not be too close but the feeling is). Both processes seem awfully similar to me at times. Both full of BS, too. Politics, professional sports…..all the same, kinda. And the champion is only champion for a short time before we go through it all again.
Like it was all just another business……………hmmmmm?
One of the best things about living off the grid is our daily indulgence in denial. We don’t hear, we don’t see, we don’t feel the omnipresence of BIG Brother every day- like we did when we were in the city. Of course, BB is still out there lurking, planning, screwing up and sending us the bill. That is what he does. And he makes his bullying presence known at tax-time and other rent collecting times but, generally speaking, on a day-to-day basis, HE is not here inflicting himself on us too much. There is not enough percentage in it for him. We are, for the most part, out of sight and out of mind. In a word, we enjoy and revel in governmental and institutional benign neglect.
Would the GREENs be better? Unlikely. They are simply not BIG enough to win against BB. For all their bad press, bullies are usually pretty good at being bullies and they know how to do their job. And they will. If the GREENs ever win much of anything, they will be punished for it. They won’t get big in my lifetime.
I think the real way to vote GREEN is to live green. Walk the walk, talk the talk, grow the greens and shrink the footprint. And, when you have the choice, vote for any one but BBC and his evil twin, BBL. The Liberals-Conservative big twins. I am almost as leery of their sister, the kinder, gentler but raised-in-the-same family, Ms NDP.
Call me crazy but that whole family reminds me of the FORDs of Toronto.