I've been sitting on my duff here having my morning cuppa Joe and looking at the news in wonderment. How can some of the brightest people be so silly? Yes of course I will give you some examples.
The NDP have managed to once again come to the conclusion that they might actually be a force to contend with in Canadian politics. Seeing winning as a distinct possibility they collectively pulled out their trusty hog leg and shot themselves in the foot. Once again they have managed to grasp failure and rip it from the jaws of victory. Personally I think this is a good thing since I am not a collectivist.
I look at people like LEAP authors Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis plus his father Stephen Lewis with disdain. These folks will never miss a meal or loose a home or watch their families suffer from the stress of job loss. Why is it that socialists seem to always want more out of the system then they are willing to contribute? Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis preach of the necessity of LEAP. Necessity has always been the creed of anyone in power who wants to place limits on or take something away. Whenever I have seen that buzz word used alarm bells have gone off in the back of my head.
Another situation I have been following is what's going on in the northern Ontario First Nation of Attawapiska. There is an emergency of epic proportions going on there. So far in March alone there were 28 attempted suicides in this little community of 2,000 people. Some folks have been vilified for suggesting that maybe it's time to relocate the band and integrate thing into the real world. What a sh*t storm that has caused.
As for me, I'm starting to think this is a shake down. In a community so small there are so many attempts at suicide one would think there would be some success but there isn't. Maybe it's just me however given that some of the highest paid, if not the highest paid, politicians in this country are in the First Nations this looks a little sketchy. There have been instances where kickbacks for doing various things like being paid to protest have happened. If you look at the Marxist credo of "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs" and the amounts of cash involved this situation is suspect. Now there are demonstrations by First Nations at federal offices across Canada demanding that The Right Honourable Justin "Baby Doc" Trudeau visit the reserve to see for himself what things are like. Personally I would like to see the money trail. The soap opera continues.
Well that's enough from me for now. It's time to get outside and enjoy the sunny weather up here North of Disorder.