Sunday, August 19, 2007

Monumental Idiocy


Thirteen years ago, Conrad Black decided that yet another memorial to our Veterans was in order. Fair enough. Though given the times, it seems obvious that his grand gesture was meant to suggest that yet not enough had been done by the Canadian government, so he took the task upon himself.
It seems however that his plan has not worked out all that well. In fact, he's so incensed at it's failure, that he's now blaming Canada and suggesting that the government spend our money, to fix his problem.
His plea has reached the ears of this outraged columnist. The complete "outrage", he purports, is only equalled by Black's.
Since when are "we the people", supposed to pony up our money to bail out failed private enterprises and can someone please explain to me where this might be found in the conservative guide to "hands off all that is private"? I mean, how can you not laugh out loud?
Irony really is delicious isn't it? Conrad Black, pleading for government to bail his failed effort out, oh, and while their at it, perhaps they'd consider re-instating his citizenship. Ha! Surely he still has friends, (maybe not), that he could call upon to help him out? 25 grand indeed is a pittance to his rank and file.
Oh and as to disrespecting our Veteran's, sorry, that honour lies with Lord Black who did not ensure this was looked after, not we the Canadian people.
This is not about supporting the troops, it's not about supporting our Veterans, this is all about Lord Black, looking back on his accomplishments and attempting to have history record him, as he was not. Rewriting his legacy as it were. Pathetic really.

5 comments:

Johnny said...

KNB If i read the article correctly the
memorial is in England
I agree with you,but this
has nothing to do with private enterprise.We bail private enterprise all the time. This is different tough,because its like saying I'm buying a house,but i don't maintain it and expect the government to do it for me thats crazy.If i read thee articles the government is refusing to help out right? Now Black trying
to get back his citizenship i don't think
he should get it back he renounced it now he sees
that it was a mistake well too bad for him. That said i don't think
the government should interfere in the process.
But if in the end the system gives him his citizenship back then i think the government and parliament should pass a law to make it black and white for future events such as this that it would then be an automatic no!! What do you think?

knb said...

I have trouble with black and white John. Black and white does not take into account enough factors, and in this case there are many. Grey isn't wishy-washy, grey is a component of life. To live your life without grey, is to live in perpetual defense.

As an artist, I can tell you, there is no more valuable colour/tone than grey. Be it warm toned (with red) or cool toned (with blue), they both matter. Life isn't black and white...it's all the shades, between the shades, that count.

Lord Black, see's only one shade and that would be his shadow.

BTW, the government is trying, is listening to him and they are looking to right this supposed wrong. I can't find the link, but it's in the news. Personally, I don't think that is where our tax dollars should be spent.

Johnny said...

KNB:

"I have trouble with black and white John. Black and white does not take into account enough factors, and in this case there are many. Grey isn't wishy-washy, grey is a component of life. To live your life without grey, is to live in perpetual defense."
Alright I grant you about
black and white,but if the system the way its set up now with the laws
Conrad Black gets back his Canadian citizenship
it would then be precedent for every Tom Dick and Harry to take advantage of the system. I would assume that you would agree with me that he should not get his Canadian citizenship back
right? Now if that would be the case then how would you fix it,if not by a law by Parliament?

"BTW, the government is trying, is listening to him and they are looking to right this supposed wrong. I can't find the link, but it's in the news. Personally, I don't think that is where our tax dollars should be spent." I have no reason to doubt you!!!
If this is the case then I think the government is wrong!! Imagine this me a
Conservative who thinks the Conservative government is wrong on something LoL.;)

Anonymous said...

Yeah one blogger was "hurt to the bottom of her soul" that children were playing on it. I know people who grew up in London and remember cowering in bomb shelters as children. I think the soldiers who fought in WWII would be ok with children playing on their monument. Infact if all war monuments could be children's play grounds the world might be a better place.

Anonymous said...

How appropriate - children enjoying the freedom to play because of our veterans don't you think?

Unfortunately, I dont' think it should be left to decay, but if taxpayers are forced to pay I suggest the legacy name should be change to "Citizens of Canada" and leave Black totally out of it. He doesn't deserve the kudos if he didn't have the forsight to create a trust fund or something to keep it going.