Sunday, November 20, 2016

Tending the home fires

Like all other sentient beings, I have been aghast at the inconceivable political tragedy playing out to the south.  It has also been heart wrenching observing the stress the election of Trump has caused in my girlfriend's family back in her New England home.  As a Canadian, I have to be careful not to resort to smug claims that it couldn't happen here.

As a matter of fact, it most definitely could as we saw with the Snitch Line horror from the 2015 election and the ludicrous attempt to use the hijab as a campaign lever.  And the cynical use of this execrable tactic by Dr. Voldemart (She shall not be named).  But, whether through good luck or good virtue, we avoided the embarrassment of re-electing the Harper Horror.  As a result, we are feted as the last bulwark of openness.

It is a duty of all citizens of conscience to do what we can to confound the forces of hate whenever and wherever they raise their head from the muck.  As a Canadian, I rededicate this blog to excoriating the hate wherever it arises in my Home and Native Land so as to preserve what good we have and encourage us to improve.  If we are the last bastion of openness, we have a parallel to follow (with a few edits to reflect the current menace):
Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous the United States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo Breitbart and all the odious apparatus of Nazi Trump rule, we shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France Quebec, we shall fight ion the Maritimes seas and oceans Prairies, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the airwaves, we shall defend our chunk of the continent island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches Blogger, we shall fight on the editorial pages landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender...
And, after a tough fight, it turned out right in the end.  So can ours if we stand up and fight against hate.Recommend this Post