Polls are, basically, trying to put human tendencies in a bite-sized nutshell……which, of course, suggests that we are all basically just nuts. So, the description is apt. Canadians and the pathetic individuals who lead us have just proven that definition to the level of obvious and pending tragedy – thus the title of this blog.
It seems that the latest polls commissioned by the latest iteration of ‘parties’ has revealed that Canadians are overwhelmingly concerned about the environment and the climate and all things plague, pestilence and fire. Nothing like your street being reduced to cinders or your family members dying in hospital to focus the mind. Good on them. Finally, they seem to understand what is truly important….kinda, maybe……
The same polls show that that concern is not their number one issue! The number one issue amongst Canadians according to Gallup, despite living in their RV’s and being on evacuation alert or hooked up to a ventilator, is the cost of living. Yeah, you read that right.…Canadians are still more concerned with their wallets than they are about actually breathing.
Our s**t-for-brains leaders, therefore, have designed their most recent campaign around housing costs, energy costs, business stimulation, employment and food costs. Only the Bloc and the Greens even mentioned the environment. When we die en masse, we, hopefully, can drink wine and maybe pay off the mortgage as we lie there gasping and unable to move.
“Dave! Aren’t you being just a bit dramatic?”
Yeah. I guess so. We all believe: “It can’t happen here. I mean, we live in the first world, don’t we! This isn’t Haiti!* Doesn’t that make us exempt from climate change, forest fires, plague and growing madness? I mean, aren’t we privileged”? (*Siberia has more forest fires raging out of control than all the rest of the world combined – jus’ sayin’)
A regular reader in Kamloops does not think he is exempt. Or privileged. Because he is not. He’s in his RV watching a looming forest fire. The natural flora and fauna around us do not seem exempt (we just contained another forest fire but a few miles away). Our fire-fighting community didn’t feel exempted (because they were not) and, didn’t we all just kinda ‘lose a year’ due to a pandemic?
The pandemic is getting worse (Delta variant. And coming soon to a community near you will be the inevitable blockbuster Omega variant). And yet our decision-makers are opening up the schools and restaurants and pubs! We are like Lemmings being led by Loons!
Trudeau is flying around the country in a large Canadian airliner designated for our privileged elite and has emblazoned the fuselage with his name writ large (like Trump but with more letters). He acts as if the plane is his, not the Canadian taxpayers’. As our climate burns, Trudeau jets and campaigns in an unnecessary effort to achieve a majority government. I am voting Jagmeet* for no other reason than to keep a minority government. I mean, seriously, do I want my life held in the hands of one single imbecile or one managed by a group of them? Gawd! What a choice!
*Annamie Paul (Greens) has no influence and neither do the juvenile, petty-focused Greens. Their sole purpose was the environment and they failed to move us one bit. I do not hate them but they could not get the job done.
And, in case you are confused, I will state it even more clearly: our planet is changing and our lives and the lives of our children are in danger – if not this year, then next. If not next, then soon. The cost of living issues are irrelevant at this time. Breathing without smoke, plague and pestilence is the priority.
What the hell is wrong with those people??? And….what the hell is wrong with us?????