BC elections are funny, sad and scary all at the same time. (warning, following BC politics can cause sleeplessness and depression. Any consumers who feel depressed after following BC politics should immediately turn off the computer/TV/radio and seek vitamin D, hence my recent silence on the blog.)
This morning I got an email from my best friend of 45 years, asking me a simple question that managed to inspire me to write. Thank you my friend, you always know what I need…
“I would love to hear what you think of the recent political goings on; how about that Gordon Wilson thing yesterday !? “
This was my reply (with a small edit or two).
It’s funny, because Gordon Wilson is a facebook “friend”, as is Judi Tyabji. I logged on yesterday to him complaining about how people are saying nasty things about him “coming out” for the liberals. I find it hilarious that anyone was that surprised that he is a liberal, or that his opinion carries any weight. I find it sad that he and Judi still support the liberals, after the backstabbing that they got all those years ago. I have lost any respect I had for him, which wasn’t much to begin with, given his political history that earned him the nickname Flip Wilson. knowing that a vote for the liberals is a vote for child poverty, inequity and privatisation of public assets. That he must not give a single fuck about the environment, the wild salmon, the coast, which did surprise me, given that they run a oceanfront farm in powell river. What kind of an idiot he must be? So, there you go, very mixed feelings about that.The polls are showing the election race to be tightening. I do not find this amusing, I am terrified in these ways. The pollsters are cherrypicking to bias results. I am an Angus Reid member and they have not asked me a single question about politics in months, I have even complained to them about it, with no result. People may just be stupid enough to elect the liberals based on smear campaigns. If this scenario comes to pass, all hope is extinguished for any kind of democratic improvement in BC. A liberal government will be the end of the province as we know it and all hope will be gone.Why is Dix not campaigning? It’s politics, he is expected to slay the opponent and Clark is a fucking huge and easy target. In my humble opinion, Dix was a plant, put in there to lose this election. Look for the same behavior from Mulcair. I am very upset by what I see in Canada and have come to the conclusion that we have never been a democracy. It was always a lie.I haven’t been able to write about anything lately, as I am absorbing this knowledge. Aunty Linda asked me who she should vote for. A clear invitation to pontificate. The only advice I could give her was to vote for the candidate in her riding who shows the best intent for her riding, and that independant candidates could only be a good thing in parliament.It’s depressing.