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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 12:24 pm
 


<strong>Written By:</strong> Sebastian Anders
<strong>Date:</strong> 2006-01-19 11:24:00
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“So what exactly do you whiners want as a leader for Canada?” asks Green.

“Uhh, uhh, uhh… Oh-oh-oh. I know, I know,” stutters the caller, as if in the classroom.

“OK genius. Tell us,” sighs Green.

“We want someone who can walk on water; someone who can perform miracles and cure all our ills. We want someone with a direct line to God but never talks about God and doesn’t try to shove God down our throats. We want someone who never gets angry, someone who understands that people have weaknesses and that they are bound to make mistakes and, and, uh, uh...”

“Hold it, genius. I think I know where you're going with this and I think you're on the wrong track because if you are thinking of Jesus; been here and done it, and besides, he does get angry.”

“Remember that bit in the temple with the money traders? He was some pissed off. And I'm sure he'd whip a few asses if he were called into our house of Parliamentary bungles. But anyway, I don't think he is interested. Mother Teresa has retired and Pope John Paul has gone on a permanent vacation. So that leaves God himself. Obviously, you won't accept anything less than Godly perfection as the leader of our illustrious Government. But let me ask you this: where the hell were you during the last eight or ten elections? You put the devil in charge, you're complaining about the results and you are still hesitating about kicking his sorry ass out. Well, let me tell you about a few simple facts.

“First of all, everything you have said about the Conservative Party and Harper is false. Harper and the Conservatives have repeatedly made their policies known. They have told us where they stand on just about every important issue that is troubling this country because of what the Liberals and the other socialists or progressives have screwed up. And if you still don't know, you can get all the information you want just by asking. No one is going to come to your house and deliver the information to you on a silver platter while you drink your Baileys' in front of your Wide Screen HD TV.

“You have to move your ass to get the information. It won't come to you out of the blue. And, something else you should know. Because of this sorry parliamentary system we are stuck with, you don't vote for Harper. You vote in your own riding for the Member of Parliament you think is most worthy of your support because you know he will do the right thing when he gets to Parliament. Can you say that about any of the Liberal or NDP candidates in your riding?

“In a Republic, which is the direction in which we should heading, you would have the opportunity to vote for the leader of your choice as well as your representatives. And we would not be bogged down with ridiculous little ditties like the Governor General and all the other hangers on in each province. But that is the subject of a future discussion. So you say you would like someone else as leader of the Conservative Party before you change your vote for the Conservatives. Who do you have in mind?”

“I don't know,” answered genius. “There must be someone else out there who is better than Harper?”

“You are absolutely right, “ harped Green. “There must indeed be someone else better than Harper. But that person has not made himself or herself known. So for the time being, the members of the Conservative Party have chosen Stephen Harper as their leader, by an overwhelming majority. “Where were you when the vote was taken? You could have had your say. And if you did and you did not get the person of your choice, too damn bad. That is the democratic process: the choice of the majority. Learn to live with it. Or perhaps you are like the Liberals and the other Socialists who believe in the rule by the minority, the vocal special interest groups: the whiners.

“So what do you have to say to that, genius? Hello. Hello. Are you there? Gee. It looks as though he hung up. Couldn't stand a taste of reality. Oh well. Next caller.”

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is just about what goes on in the minds of our geniuses of the media. What would they do if the perfect leader showed up? They would be out of a job because they wouldn't have anything to bitch about.

Happy trails:
Sebastian Anders
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“In a Republic, which is the direction in which we should heading, you would have the opportunity to vote for the leader of your choice as well as your representatives. And we would not be bogged down with ridiculous little ditties like the Governor General and all the other hangers on in each province."

And once we elect said leader through popular majority, how do we ensure they remain accountable to our elected representatives? Or even (by recent example) that they obey the laws those elected representatives create?

I'm just asking for argument's sake: is it better or worse that we have a token figurehead, with executive decisionmaking delegated to a cabinet of elected MPs who have to sit through question period once in a while? Seems to me we might have the best of both worlds: a figurehead with absolutely no practical authority or arbitrary power (checked by the ever-present threat of a switch to republic), but who still nominally represents the sovereignty of the people?


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Who is Lowell Green?


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Who is Lowell Green?


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<a href="http://www.cfra.com/hosts/lowell.asp">http://www.cfra.com/hosts/lowell.asp</a> <br />
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That was my first question.


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Contrary Mary:

If your question is a sincere quest for cultural enlightenment, it is understandable that you could have such a void in your life, being so far removed from the civilised world and all. However, by now you must have sought the information through the link so generously provided below by another reader.

If on the other hand, it is nothing more than sarcasm, then your effort is wasted.

Either way, the simple fact is that if it is due to your lack of knowledge about the existence or not of someone by the name of Lowell Green, it is irrelevant since you have missed the point entirely.

It is like asking what the purpose of the little ball at the top of a car antenna is, when someone honours you with the presentation of the new, hard earned acquisition of his luxury car, and you can't even see the car for the antenna ball.

I don't know that there is a cure for people like you. I doubt it. Oh well, too bad. Can't win them all. In fact, I don't want to win them all. Only those who are worthy.

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MK

The Democratice system of government was developed to suit a small city state as existed back then. Over the centuries, it has been adapted to suit larger and larger population bases. Then the English brought in their own version within the newly minted parliamentary system, a few hundred years ago.

Other systems of democratic governance have come about, including the Republican model, in its many versions, some better than others. Meanwhile, a somewhat altered version of the English parliamentary system was brought into Canada. Since then, population has multiplied manyfold, religion, science and technology have drastically changed the world we live in, making the democratice system as it was originally designed, more and more difficult to adapt to new realities and be an effective system of governance.

What is most prevalent in all these changes is that people are generally reluctant to change with the times, unless they are forced to do so, like moving on to the automobile from the horse and wagon. They like to hang on to the old traditions, whether they work or not, whether they are practical or not, just for the sake of tradition and in too many cases because of the fear of change.

What is also very evident is the constant criticisms of new ideas by those who want to hang on to the old ways and traditions, without ever offering a solution, especially in view of the need for change, when it is indeed evident that the old, traditional ways no longer fit the needs of an evolving society.

But them, criticism is so much easier than original ideas, n'ect-ce-pas?

Sebastian Anders

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