6.14.2004



Ok, so, I'm not a very political guy. Like, my whole life. And this is odd, because my father has been pretty active in politics for the past 20 years. But this year, I think I'm voting for the above.

Now, some of you are saying "that's a waste of a vote", and in a way, I agree, but hear me out. First of all, lately, a vote for one of The Big 3(Conservative, Liberal, or *shudder* NDP...don't get me started on Olivia Chow and her hubby) has been a waste of a vote. Yeah, one of them is going to win, but you won't. You can't believe a word they say. Now, I believe this about all(or most, I shouldn't generalize) politicians; I inherently mistrust them. They're in the business of being in politics, that's their job, and there are very few ethics left in the business. Your MP will shake your hand, act like they're getting to know you, and tell you what you want to hear, but once elected, it's all party policy. And that's not even true, really, because the party will go back on their policy and promises. It's changed, like the wind, like it never existed in the first place. You saw it with Chretien, Harris, Rae, Miller, McGuinty. They're interchangeable talking heads, so much so that policy and ideas have become second to spin and soundbites.

"What? We never said that. You mustn't have been paying attention. Besides, the party BEFORE US was lying, and so we made promises with faulty information. It's their fault we're raising taxes so that I can take a C-130 to get a haircut in Monaco(If you have the means, I highly suggest it, it is so choice). Oh, you don't like that? Tough shit, you're Canadian, you think 'coup' is some sort of food from Quebec."

Well, you get the idea...

I wish that more people would vote with their conscience, with their heart, as opposed to treating it like a competition. My theory is, even if they don't have a chance of winning, if enough people vote for something OTHER than The Big 3, then just MAYBE The Big 3 will have to sit up and take notice, change their ways in order to "stay in business". And at the same time, you're voting for a party that has nothing to lose by being honest, might still have some passion, might even have some ideology left. Integrity.

So, yeah. I haven't totally made up my mind yet. While I don't urge you to vote for the same party, I urge to vote with the same rationale. Stop thinking about ourselves, and start thinking about the country. Whats good for the country is good for us. Who's with me?

Hell, on the other hand, I might just make my own party of one, The Creemore Party. At least I know I can keep and believe in my promises...

On another note, my good good (and even more apolitical)friend Patrick is showing his art, starting this weekend. You should really go and check it out if you're in the GTA.

*click flyer for his website*

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