Sunday, September 7, 2008

Canadian soldier killed, 7 wounded in Afghanistan

As I go around Vancouver trying to run for city council, to my regret no one seems to be focussed on the afghan war. They aren't even focussed on City politics.

I find this a strange thing because I am endlessly engaged on all fronts and care about every nuance of what is currently happening. Very few people care about much beyond their personal lives.

As a realist I must consider my scheme of Technology Assisted Direct Democracy as impractical. People want to be led, and like to complain.

Politics: It is a nasty business, pulling the wool over someone's eyes. There can be no honor in it, by its nature. People don't want to listen, but talk about their ideas (just like me). The most passionate debate today focussed on off leash dog park issues. Perhaps a jaunt defending the right of a person to use LSD or any other substance that they wished without criminal sanction, was a close second.

If I can say that will defend a holy roller's right to roll holy, even though I believe they are nuts and dangerous, then I expect the same freedoms! Otherwise I really don't give a crap what these Canadians are dying for. Certainly not to make me free or keep me safe. Their buddies keep on saying that we should not cut and run. Who in the hell do these brainwashed grunts think they are? My elected representatives? Go ahead and die for American Imperialism, that's your prerogative. It doesn't mean that you have an edge on what is ethical for my Country. My views are just as valid.

Maybe the lack of concern over our continued Canadian losses in a controversial war is a defense mechanism to keep themselves isolated from making a true commitment to war in general and to this one specifically. It is a low level issue because people wish to avoid the hard subjects. Or maybe people know instinctively that it is an artificial war and don't have the nerve to oppose it like so many Americans have been coerced to support idiocy to remain patriotic.

I can't reconcile the numbers of surveyed Canadians who claim to be against this war and Harpers 38-40% support. Someone is sitting on the fence! Or that is the level of understanding in the minds of Canucks. We can't figure that a vote for Steve, George's buddy, means an extension beyond 2011. I think Obama wants to be there forever, as well, to prove that he too can kick ass with the Marines in Good American Tradition.

To have a political White Wolf is special!

Too bad we didn't meet up with Jake (whose picture is on the title link), but it wasn't meant to be.

I tried to soft sell the politics and invite people to read my stories and visit aloofus's blog. This was a much better all round feeling for me today saving my voice.

Truly, I would be nowhere on the political scene without him. If he wanted to run for any office he would stand a good chance of getting in!

Thanks to those who supported my campaign, I really needed it. And to the young man who showed me his ID without complaint, thanks.

What a nice day and I see that some have nibbled at my stories.

There were a few Felini-esq sets, with table clothes, vases full of flowers and all set in lovely surroundings. Thanks so much for letting me intrude for a moment and share your company. Please dig into my stories, they're free; a gift to you. You might be entertained, might even get a glimpse of my soul. Please pass on the links.

Vote for Marc and myself we stand for change.