Last night I went to sleep just after the news that celebrity terrorist Osama Bin Laden has been killed and woke up this morning to aggressive urges to vote strategically (or else) against Harper rather than for anyone.
People rejoice in the streets world wide. Celebrating the murder of the al Qaeda leader.
I get it but it still grosses me out.
Seriously. It makes me feel physically ill that people are dancing and singing and praising all powers that be because somebody is dead. I FULLY understand why. But it still makes me feel sick.
Canadians are running to the poling stations to put in their two cents. Well, not really. Any cents that will keep Harper from another term as Prime Minister.
It’s not that I fully (trust) any particular political party or even the political system in general but it would be nice to vote in support rather than in fear.
“VOTE! Voting is an obligation! People died so others would have the right to vote!”
People died so other people would be obligated to vote or so they would have the right to if they so choose?
I’ll vote. I’ll vote strategically. I’ll vote in fear.
But then my only strategic move will be how to get the heck out of this place so I can live somewhere warm and beautiful, not far from the sea, where I can renovate an old house to live in, bake vegan lemon tarts and play guitar on the front porch while sipping mint julep and watching the loofah grow and the goats graze…