What Is In A Name? As Long As the Game Is Politics

I have always thought that in Canada that there were ideological differences in what was good for the country and that is why we had a multi party system  Liberal, Conservative,  Bloc Québécois, or New Democrat for instance on the Federal level and Liberal, Conservative, Partis Québécois or New Democrat at the provincial level.  I was stupid enough to think that if a party shared the same name Federal party and provincial party, that this meant that the two governments belong to the same society of thinking and were joined in  ideology and membership.  For some crazy reason I thought that it was more than a  chosen name of a team. 

I understand now that much like  in the case of  sport only the sport name counts, like baseball or in our case politics. Your team name in baseball can be the Dodgers or the Pirates it really does not matter as long it is baseball you play when you hit the field, or in our case politics.  The  managers and coaches know that all players can be traded to another team and will be expected to pick up the other team’s style of play and adopt that team’s strategy and help to make that team number one at the stroke of a pen. They also know that they could be sent back to the minor leagues if that is what is deemed best for the team.   The Conservative team could have a player who started off  playing for the Liberal party before being traded to the  Bloc for a while before being  sent down to the provincial Québécois and rounding out his elected career as a New Democrat.  Once retired the player would automatically be eligible for a job as a  senator, or head of a government corporation, or and ambassador to somewhere, but  who they have played for will never matter as long as they played the game of politics the way it should be played.

Just like in sports we the constituents are the fans and have very little say in how the rules are made, or how and when the players are traded, or how much it costs to watch the game.  We the constituents they need to support this game called politics are like the fans of baseball and are expected to forget which team any player used to play for before, once they start playing for our team.  The price to watch this game of politics is getting higher and higher. Oh the rich can still afford to go to the game and they still have the money to buy their box seats and season ticket, but as the players salaries keep going up  the average Joe can not afford to go to the game anymore and take his family.

The only problem with this is that we the constituents vote based on what you the politician says  about what you and  your political team of choice stand for. We trust you to do what you say and are always disappointed. While you play your game for the rich and big corporate  companies, lowering their taxes and raising the taxes on the small;  your game turns the middle class into the poor.

The poor do not get enough to eat, we are losing the privileges of equality when it comes to the basic needs of life like medicine and medical attention and the right to breathe the same air as you, or occupy the same space as you.  We the once middle class have now become the scorned, the cause of all your problems and stress. 

I remember going to a Conservative golf tournament some years back. I was having a drink while waiting for supper when two young conservatives decided to chat.  I guess they thought that I was a Conservative because they started in on how they could not see  any reason to worry about climate change and global warming. They went on to say that even if they thought it to be true it probably would not happen in their time so why should they have to pay the price for it now by hurting the economy by forcing companies to get greener.  There tongues were too loose with the eagerness of youth who had  too much propaganda to drink and were drunk on their own sense of importance. 

This young couple said that they thought that they did not think that people on welfare should have the right to vote.  Welfare people are a burden on society and contribute very little in terms of what is needed to keep this country running, was their reasoning. When I said that members of my family were on welfare and I did not agree with their views on climate change, or the way we should treat our less fortunate members of society, they looked at one another horrified.  These two young darlings will probably be running for government office in the near future.  This is the direction I see the politicians are moving this country in politically; in all parties at all levels of government. 

Human rights and justice and equality for all is the talk of the opposition. All parties use these words and phrases much like a pitcher uses the fast ball, the curve ball and the slider to win the game.  The promises of a campaign are soon forgotten and the need to make money take priority.  Why should I the poor care about how the roads are for you the rich when I can not afford a car and a car is never going to be within my grasp.

To you in power and who control things in this game remember The October Crises and every other up rising against a government by its people.  Their methods may be wrong but their movement came out of a feeling of desperation and hopelessness.  They thought they had no choice that it was the only way to get your attention. We the pacifists maintain that they were wrong and that if we are patient that things will be different.  We the pacifists pray that you the people who have the power will make at least a little change so that they the revolutionary, will not feel the need to resort to violence to get your attention,  are we wrong?

 How many of  the poor peoples  babies are you willing to let die for lack of medicine and doctors care  because they can’t afford the trip to the hospital, but the extra taxation will enable you to have a second car, or something of this nature?  How many seniors are you ready to sacrifice for the same reason so you can golf a few more times a week, or take a second vacation? 

People will take their food money and go to the doctor.  Then will get hungry and start to do what is necessary to feed their families, ( steal, sell drugs, prostitute themselves and others) or simply become revolutionariess (now called terrorists) Remember the French Revolution.  Where will you hide when all the starving people want food and all that will satisfy their hunger is your head.  Take a look a round the world do you want as a government to fight a revolution for the rest of  time? To never have peace and your children never to have known it?

This is not directed at  one party this is directed at all of you who play the game you chose to call politics. In your game real people live or die by the decisions you make.  Liberal , Conservative. Separatist, New Democrat, we see you all for what you are,” teams playing the same game vying for the right to be called the champions of the game of politics and hold it as long as possible by any means necessary.

Here is a little thing going a round about how people are feeling in Canada.

Wait till they Harmonize the PST & GST in Ontario.  Ouch Ouch Ouch


Tax his land,
Tax his  bed,
Tax the table
At which he’s fed.
Tax  his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts
Tax  his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax  his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.
Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.
Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won’t be done
Till he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He’s good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he’s laid.
When he’s gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.
Accounts ReceivableTax
Airline surcharge tax
Airline FuelTax
Airport MaintenanceTax
Building PermitTax
Corporate IncomeTax
Dog LicenseTax
Driving PermitTax
EnvironmentalTax (Fee)
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment  (UI)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Gasoline Tax (too much per litre)
Gross ReceiptsTax
Hunting LicenseTax
Marriage LicenseTax
Personal IncomeTax
Prescription DrugTax
Provincial Income and sales tax
Real EstateTax
Recreational VehicleTax
Retail SalesTax
Service ChargeTax
Telephone FederalTax
Telephone Federal, Provincial and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Vehicle  License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft  RegistrationTax
Well PermitTax
Workers CompensationTax
— and in 2010 the HST

Not one of these taxes existed 60 years ago, & our nation was one of the most  prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had a large  middle class, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.


What in “Hell” happened? Can you spell ‘politicians?’

  I  hope this goes around CANADA at least 100 times. YOU can help it get  there.

About archemdis

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