Why should you care? Does it matter? It matters. Billion-dollar fighter jets and super jails, before a pittance for a radio station that subtly promoted democracy, and decency, around the world. In small but undeniable ways, the Conservatives are chipping away at the notion of what Canada was, and what it is. It is thoughtless, it is ideological, it is done without any appreciation of our history or our shared culture: the Harper regime are denuding us of the things that make us uniquely Canadian. To ourselves, and to the world.
Funny how things connect. I had just finished my last post about, essentially, the biology of behaviour and how aggressive behaviour requires broader energy conversation to be sustainable when I read the above piece on Harper's continued efforts to shrink government services yet expand personal control and institutions of security.
Neo-Cons want people to be tough or fade away; therefore, they reduce services expecting that the strong will survive. Not much thought is given to those who are less able under whatever circumstances, but neo-Cons tend to be limited in scope like that. Funny enough, Neo-Cons see the national defense and aggressively positioning Canada on the world stage as the only legitimate roles of government.
The more virulent these folk get, the more enslaved they become to their own genetics.
Personally, I wouldn't call that freedom.
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