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Go vote! Or don’t! The FPP system will probably scuttle your intentions anyways. I hear spitting into the wind or pissing up a rope are fine substitutes for exercising the barest of minimums required for participatory democracy.

The getting out the vote campaigns are heroic and all that stuff, encouraging all those young whipper-snippers to exercise the merest formality in participating in a democratic like system.  But really, young people…oh you sad sack millennials,  you’re fucked.  Generation X is now in the demographic that tends to vote often and is catered to by the political class – did you hear all the campaign promises about lowering tuition and making going to university/college easier – I didn’t either.  Have a nice future pouring my coffee and lackadaisically ‘helping’ me at retail locations.

What I heard a lot of during this overly long election cycle (thank you Conservative gerrymandering squad) was economy, jobs, and then niqab.  None of these topics have been ‘tailored’…ooo… I guess the word for it now is ‘curated’ for your easy consumption and understanding.  Did you tune out and start that really important twitter conversation about the Blue Jays?  You did?   Good for you!  We’ll see you in line, eagerly waiting to express your ‘individuality’ by purchasing the next mass produced shiny over-hyped bauble at the Apple store.   Because what you buy defines you.  (Not your actions, not your commitments to others, not your responsibilities – just your *stuff*, honest.)

Conspicuous consumption, they have an app for that…

The political leaders, during the election cycle, have talked, emoted and generally performed fairly well; all of them selling their shiny political promises and filled with rainbow farting unicorns and free bonbons for all.  A series of turgid farts strained through a dirty burlap sack would have just about as much relevance and importance to the decision Canadians are making on the 19th of October.

What is really at stake here is the continued march of Neo-liberalism and the decimation of the social fabric of our society.  Corporations are not people, nor should they have the right to sue our governments for protecting our people (and businesses) from predatory capitalism.  The TPP is NAFTA all over again.  Do you like having domestic industry?  Unions?  Society run for the benefit of the people living in said society?  The TPP is the enema-bag filled with hydrochloric acid poised to flush all those nasty things I mentioned out of Canadian Society.

I could care less who gets into power as long as this latest shit-swirl in the ice cream of trans-national capitalism is strangled in the crib, because combating Neo-liberalism is the big picture now because if NL wins democracy doesn’t matter anymore.    Is our country for Canadians or Corporations?  Profit or People?

ndpNow I voted NDP because my MP is one kickass woman (Linda Duncan) who regularly kicks ass and takes names in Parliament, she responds to mail and makes me think briefly that representative democracy might not be bag-of-rats I think it is (that feeling passes quickly).

The 10 week slow motion seppuku that was the NDP national campaign was about as inspiring as being hit repeatedly in the head with a dirty sweat-sock filled with cold spunk.   I just need the names of the NDP campaign-brain trust who somehow thought that throwing all the ham at all the walls by going centrist was the best-est idea evar?  The salty-tears of socialist jebus are leaking out of the dark hall-closet you mung-gargling-arseholes tossed him in for this election.  Pandering to the centre and abandoning core democratic-socialist principles… who would of thunk that was a recipe for getting ass-whipped in the election…

Hello NDP your political base is calling wondering where the hell you are and why there are smexy middle of the road blonde hairs on your damn overcoat.

So anyhow, happy election day Canada.  We’ll get the government we deserve today.   I’ll see you, fair readers, tomorrow as I have a date with TIO and the good Captain Morgan.

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