Thursday, April 16, 2009

If You're Happy And You Know It...

Clank your chains...

Yesterday, all across the US regular people from all walks of life, and all sorts of political stripes gathered together to protest the unprecedented waste of their money, the undeniable infringement upon their liberty and the unqualified attempt to stifle their right to live their own lives.

These "Tea Parties" have taken on a viral quality in the US as this map shows though sadly, it isn't an election year in the US and all this will likely be forgotten by the next Senatorial elections in 2010. But at least it was done.

Some vainglorious and ignorant Canadians deride our American cousins for wearing their patriotism on their sleeves, but what have we done?

We Canadians are being ripped off just as badly as our compatriots to the south (proportionally), our individual rights are in worse shape than the Americans, just ask Ezra Levant, Mark Stein and others. But instead of doing something we shrug our shoulders, adjust our manacles issue a barely audible "Meh" and carry on.

Meanwhile our government talks about paying other peoples bills, is spending our money like a drunken sailor and narry a peep... Silence from the herd. Hell, we Canadians collectively make more noise and fuss over the $%#@ hockey playoffs than we do issues that confound, limit and erode basic freedoms.

If I could choose two words to describe the prevalent Canadian attitude to individual rights they would be ignorance and ambivalence.

No, I don't think some demagogue is going to enslave us... (just yet) and we're a long way from living in tyranny and dictatorship. Besides, we're not going to go that way.

The apathy will destroy us first...

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