Stand Up for Canada was a cute, catchy little phrase wasn't it? I know that it made C/conservative voters feel warm and fuzzy and sadly likely convinced some, had they known better, would never have voted for the man.
It's odd isn't it then, how we've come to this place? Harper winning elections with a core of voters, a lot of voter apathy and those who just either bought the faux message or wanted to exercise their franchise, but couldn't vote for the other guy/woman.
The Star is running a series of articles that I will get into in future posts, but suffice it to say, they are taking a close look at our democracy, or to coin their phrase, the sham it's become.
Which brings me to my point. Those who follow will know that I have been caught up in the situation, nay, the outrage, in Iran.
I noted when Ignatieff made a statement and have since linked to Lawrence Cannon's statement .
Cannon's was late in my opinion. All over Twitter, not just in this country, it has been noted that we, Canada, are not taking in the injured. If you're not into Twitter, but understand social networking...trust me, this stuff moves quickly and spreads country to country.
So, I'm still engaged there on this subject and I'm watching the news. If you want news though, you'd best go to CNN or something because from what I've seen on CTV or CBC, (who really has let us down here), is nothing more than a blurb. Just another 30 or 60 second soundbite. So old...so not relevant.
This rant leads back to one thing though. Where the hell is Harper on this?
Forgetting the fact that I'm obviously a committed Liberal, where the heck is our government on the affairs of the day? Good for Cannon for speaking, but if you don't think that came after tremendous pressure...e-mails, calls, etc., go and check Twitter to understand how many did just that.
I confess that I am totally perplexed by Harper's silence. He doesn't support the regime in that country, so where does the reluctance lie?
A Canadian reporter has been taken into custody. Anyone remember the last time that that happened? Still, nothing from the government.
So, to end the rant...Stand Up for Canada? Me thinks not.
Cute slogans don't save lives and they sure as hell don't make a mark when you need them to.
Where is Harper?