Monday, March 14, 2011

I Wish.

I find it really hard to care about Canadian politics these days.

The same old parties are ranting along the same old lines about the same old things. Not a one of them offers or even wants any change to the system. Sure they gripe and moan about how "they" would do it differently, about how "they" are the only ones offering any new this or that, but the fact remains that if you look at it really hard you can see that all you need to do is change the faces, and the rants spewing forth across the house could come from any party at any time.

We don't have political parties we have pragmatic collectives who feed, vampire like off the votes of those who they dupe into their ideological lairs. Conservatives sell their souls in the hope that their particular status-quo will be maintained, Liberal voters pant and repent at the altar of progressive reform while the Dippers don the revolutionary garb and wave the red flag of socialism. All, in the end, get exactly nothing.

Our politicians word is written in water and nailing down any ideal (other than their prime directive of "thou shall get re-elected") is like nailing jello to the side of a battleship in a North Atlantic gale.

The best-worst thing is I can see an end to it, but it relies on the end of the entire system, which is to say a political or social or economic apocalypse the like of which has never been seen.

I imagine an Atlas Shrugged type collapse, a greatest depression, widespread social chaos spread across the entire planet. I see an unstoppable absolute and irretrievable end to the world as we know it and think...

I wish.

4 comments:

cynicalsynapse said...

Sadly, I have much the same view of politics in the US. The movie Soylent Green keeps coming to mind...

cynicalsynapse said...

I had to repost.

Sergio said...

Hey mate - not sure if you've ever come across Paul McKeever and the Freedom Party of Ontario - but it might be worth a look if you haven't.

http://blog.paulmckeever.ca/

http://www.freedomparty.on.ca/

Good luck.

Zip said...

Yes Sergio I know Paul in a virtual sort of way and have been a member of the Freedom Party for over a year.