- Books, Literature, and Writing
My Thoughts III (Journal)
Note: I picked this journal entry to post because here in Canada we are just entering a federal election and this journal entry relates to some of the things happening now (such as a plan by the Conservative government to spend thirty billion on fighter jets when kids have no public school buildings in their communities here in Ontario). I think my thoughts from five years ago are still relevant now.
June 27th, 2006
Bloody life! The federal government is spending 1.2 billion dollars on defense. Defense? Defense from whom? Like Canada really needs extra armored vehicles, or tanks or what not. One might say that we do: for our soldiers in Afghanistan. However, we do not! We actually need to pull our soldiers out and stop doing the dirty work for others. No terrorist has ever attacked this nation, no Afghan has ever threatened Canada, nor have the Afghans declared war on us. Thus, why are Canadian soldiers putting their lives and Afghans people’s lives at risk? This whole thing with Canadian forces in Afghanistan smells worse than a pig’s stall.
Our new Prime Minister also smells fishy. He and his cabinet resemble a bunch of Nazi’s high on some cheap drugs that made it in office by some grave mistake.
Last November, the Liberal government signed an agreement in Kelowna B.C., with leaders from five different aboriginal groups regarding federal spending to help improve native people’s social and economic opportunities. The deal was finalized at $5.1 billion over the course of five years. Yet, this conservative federal government scrapped the Kelowna deal replacing it with $450 million given to aboriginal people over the course of the next two years. That is not the entire deal but the main part of it. Now that is what I call a deal (for the federal government)!
The Prime Minister might be a little hazy or drowsy not to see or hear about the deplorable conditions in which the native people live even here in Ontario. Can someone take the Prime Minister to a few Native Reserves around the country? Now, from my basic understanding I must deduct that this country cannot help its own citizens but it will help other countries destroy other countries. Then, we can spend more money on rebuilding the countries, which we have destroyed. It is an amazing loop in which the United States has been circling for quite a long time: the country is either demolishing or rebuilding another country and thus, there is no money for social spending at home.
So, indeed the Prime Minister and his cabinet need to open their eyes and travel a little further than Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto or Montreal to see how incredibly poor conditions of living are affecting Canadians. One must see how some people live to come to comprehend why there is such a huge problem with alcoholism, with children and women abuse and with suicides. Then, the realization will come: that we need more food and more affordable housing not more equipment for the army. What must happen for everyone to get his or her basic human needs in a first world country as Canada?