From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. Carl Schurz

Thursday, May 2, 2013

We Deserve Better Than This

Okay it's bad enough that the opposition parties are not interested in cooperating in the fifty or so ridings where the Conservatives benefited from vote splitting but dammit is it too much to ask that they stop sniping at each other and start opposing the Harper Government. It has gotten so bad that the NDP has even taken to questioning Elizabeth May's environmental cred, yeah that outta win them a ton of votes.

It is beyond frustrating that once again the Liberals and NDP have decided to attempt to pry votes from each other despite the fact this has proven to be a losing formula time and time again.  A formula that has been completely ineffective in reducing the Conservatives slice of the pie and more significantly growing the pie by luring disefranchized voters back into the fold.

Those who have given up on the system represent a group of voters nearly the total size of support for all the parties combined, given that you would think that the opposition parties would be hell bent on garnering some of that support, but no, they are too interested in doing battle with each other and sticking to tired policies.

The NDP is busily trying to look pragmatic and moving away from their traditional identity while the Liberals having learned nothing from their defeat cling to their neoliberal bent with a smattering of social policy tossed in to take the edge off.

I find myself torn, while at the moment I cannot vote for either party I also fear another Harper victory. So here we are stuck with nothing but bad options and for the first time in my life I have sympathy for those who choose not to vote.

So in the end all I have left to say is A pox on all their fucking houses and DAMMIT we deserve better than this.


  1. There is no doubt that we deserve better, Kev, but as long as the attainment of power, instead of working for the betterment of all Canadians, is the exclusive goal of the opposition parties, I fear that what you describe has little chance of changing.

    1. And to add insult to injury anyone with even a cursory interest in changing that paradigm is weeded out at the earliest possible stage

  2. I thought it was beyond ridiculous last election and inexcusable this time.

    Go back to the English leadership debate and look at how the made a hash out of the attempt to call harper on his coalitions=coups hypocrisy.