Wednesday, May 11, 2005


The power dynamics of our Westminster system in Canada means that, unlike republican systems such as America's, we must rely - trust - that the elected portion of our government, the proxy of our individual powers, will follow certain conventions. These conventions are our only true political defense against despotism and totalitarianism. A government which steadfastly grasps power by ignoring these conventions telegraphs to the people a dark and frightening corner of its true nature - its core desire to plunge us into the abyss of totalitarian rule. Yes, I said totalitarian rule.

The Liberal Party, by ignoring last night's vote of confidence in spite of documented evidence of similar precedence ( read the Observant Astronomer's analysis of events in 1926), displays a confidence in its own ability to survive the ensuing crisis. The sources of that confidence must be examined.

We need no better example of Liberal arrogance than this flagrant denial of the democratic will of the people. Certain in their abilities to contain the political damage and win back the votes of outraged citizens, their action essentially reflects their view of the citizenry they govern:
  • we don't care about democracy

  • we don't think for ourselves - our thoughts are easily supplanted by a regime-friendly press and live media that willingly carry their messages

  • we don't care about honesty

  • we don't have the ability or the will to breach their information moats and expose facts

  • we cannot recognize an insult when we see one

  • They have treated us coarsely and with arrogance. If this does not motivate us to act, and to act now, then we should just trade in our red maple leaves for red stars and be done with it.

    If not stopped now, the Liberal regime will take another step towards totalitarian rule.
    “You have dishonoured this place by your contempt. You are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government. A pack of mercenary wretches. Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth? You have grown intolerably odious to the whole nation. Upon the peril of your souls depart from this place. You have sat here too long to be of any use. Go I say! In the name of God, go!" - Oliver Cromwell

    UPDATE: for those inclined to dismiss this tempest as mere procedural trifling, please read Andrew Heard's analysis, then return here to argue the point.